What to Bring to Class

You will need to prepare the following prior to class:

  • Health Documentation is critical for admission into class. Please send this documentation in advance. For safety reasons, dogs/puppies without proper documentation will not be allowed in the school.
    • Proof of vaccination (Distemper/Parvo, Rabies is applicable) is required for ALL DOGS
    • Proof of deworming is required for Pappy Parties
  • Treat pouch Purchase a pouch from the school or a pet store. A fanny pack or a rock climbing chalk pouch will also work. This is important.
  • Clicker This is included with the class.
  • Moist or semi-moist treats – Approximately 300-500pcs.
    • Cut all treats to about the size of a large pea, or smaller for smaller dogs. Chop treats prior to class.
    • Store-bought treats: Rollover logs, dehydrated organ meats, Ziwi Peak, etc.
    • Cook and chop meat from the grocery, such as: chicken breast, steak, pork chop, chicken hearts/gizzard, beef/pork heart, pre-cooked hot dogs, cheese, ham, etc. 
    • Do not bring vegetables, kibble, or hard crunchy biscuits.
  • 6ft leash – no flexi leashes
  • Tug toy – Long braided fleece toy or ‘stuffless’ toy.
  • Body harness
    • There are harnesses available for purchase at the school (arrive early for a fitting), or find one from a pet store. Purchase a no-pull harness for larger dogs.
    • Choke, prong, e-collars or similar equipment is not permitted.
  • One or two food-stuffed toys 
    • This will be necessary to help your dog settle on a mat at the beginning of every class. Bring only food-stuffed toys (e.g. Kongs) or chews that may be eaten in a stationary position.
  • Small mat. Begin each class by helping your dog to settle on their mat with their food-stuffed toy, see exercise handout. If you are consistent, your dog will be much calmer coming into class!
  • Change of shoes, if wet or dirty. Socks are also fine!