BonaFide Dog Academy Class Summary

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December 2018
January 2019



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Puppy Classes

Live and Learn 2 Week

Because we bring our board and train dogs into our homes and lives for several weeks at a time, we are extremely selective in the dogs we accept into our program. Please contact us at 402.250.9452 for more information about this program and current availability.

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Live and Learn 4-Week

Because we bring our board and train dogs into our homes and lives for several weeks at a time, we are extremely selective in the dogs we accept into our program. Please contact us at 402.250.9452 for more information about this program and current availability.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Single 60-Minute Private Training Session



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Out-and-About Puppy Training (2 per week)

The first four months of the life of your puppy are critical when it comes to him developing key social skills and behavioral foundations. What happens in those 16 weeks will impact him for the rest of his life. Once those weeks go by, it is impossible to completely make up for his developmental deficits. Unfortunately, many owners simply do not have the time to provide puppies the regular, appropriate socialization experiences the young dogs so desperately need during those first few months in their new homes. Out-and-About Private Puppy Training is designed specifically to fill that void in the life experiences of your puppy while giving you a head start on training your puppy. We will pick your puppy up, take him out for fun socialization experiences, and even start his basic manners training for you - all on your schedule!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Puppy Training (3 per week)

The first four months of the life of your puppy are critical when it comes to him developing key social skills and behavioral foundations. What happens in those 16 weeks will impact him for the rest of his life. Once those weeks go by, it is impossible to completely make up for his developmental deficits. Unfortunately, many owners simply do not have the time to provide puppies the regular, appropriate socialization experiences the young dogs so desperately need during those first few months in their new homes. Out-and-About Private Puppy Training is designed specifically to fill that void in the life experiences of your puppy while giving you a head start on training your puppy. We will pick up and drop off your puppy for each fun-filled session, involving positive social experiences and puppy-appropriate manners training - all on your schedule!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Puppy Training (5 per week)

The first four months of the life of your puppy are critical when it comes to him developing key social skills and behavioral foundations. What happens in those 16 weeks will impact him for the rest of his life. Once those weeks go by, it is impossible to completely make up for his developmental deficits. Unfortunately, many owners simply do not have the time to provide puppies the regular, appropriate socialization experiences the young dogs so desperately need during those first few months in their new homes. Out-and-About Private Puppy Training is designed specifically to fill that void in the life experiences of your puppy while giving you a head start on training your puppy. We will pick up and drop off your puppy for each fun-filled session, involving positive social experiences and puppy-appropriate manners training - all on your schedule!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Puppy Foundations 101 FLEX format

We just brought Puppy home. So now what do we do? How about enrolling your newest family member in the BonaFide Puppy Foundations class? This class combines basic skills training with socialization, desensitization to everyday sights and sounds and brief lectures on topics that will interest all puppy parents. The class is set up for YOU to decide when to attend class each week so you have the flexibility that every busy pet owner needs! This is the perfect first class for puppies approximately 8 - 16 weeks old.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Puppy Foundations 101 FLEX format

We just brought Puppy home. So now what do we do? How about enrolling your newest family member in the BonaFide Puppy Foundations class? This class combines basic skills training with socialization, desensitization to everyday sights and sounds and brief lectures on topics that will interest all puppy parents. The class is set up for YOU to decide when to attend class each week so you have the flexibility that every busy pet owner needs! This is the perfect first class for puppies approximately 8 - 16 weeks old.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Puppy Foundations 201

Puppy Foundations 2 continues with the great instruction and socialization you and your puppy received in Puppy Foundations. Each 45 minute class will be divided into socialization, basic training and discussion time designed to make learning fun for you and your puppy. Nail trimming, separation anxiety, body awareness, and more are covered in this class, along with more work on basic obedience skills. Socialization opportunities will be tailored to older puppies, continuing to provide them important lessons for a bite-free, fight-free life!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy

*Recommended for pups 4-8 months of age* AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is a program designed to get puppies and their owners off on the right paw! This class provides special training and recognition for responsible owners and their puppies (this a great follow-up to our Puppy Foundations Flex class). Both purebred and mixed breed puppies are welcome to enroll. The AKC evaluation fee is included in the cost of the class (evaluation given at the last class). Puppies that pass the S.T.A.R. testing are eligible to receive a S.T.A.R. Puppy Olympic-style Medal, a listing in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records and a frameable certificate. This class is highly recommended for puppies and owners who deserve recognition for their Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsibility!...

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Puppy Focus and Self Control

Does your puppy space out, tune out, and completely ignore you when distractions are around? If so, you have a perfectly normal puppy! In this class, we will explore ways to get your puppy to pay more attention to you and less attention to distractions so you can unleash the potential in YOUR puppy!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Puppy Agility Sampler

Take advantage of the natural curiosity and abundant energy of your puppy to introduce her to the fun sport of agility! Your puppy will be exposed to safe, puppy sized challenges in a social setting. She will learn to control her body while gaining confidence from running through tunnels, walking on wobble boards and more!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Puppy Play-n-Train

Puppies are all about play! Join us for this 4-week class that explores the world of dog-dog play and dog-human play. Learn how to read signals from the dogs as they interact with each other and burn off some puppy steam! Puppies must be between 4-7 months old to enroll in this class.

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AKC Trick Dog Prep

Did you know that the American Kennel Club offers titles for trick dogs? Not only will you be working on your dog's general obedience skills, this four week class will also help you brush up your dog's old tricks, teach him some new ones, and then give you the chance to take the test to earn your dog's first AKC Trick Dog title! For more information about the AKC Trick Dog program, check out the AKC Trick Dog Page.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.




Teen Classes

Focus and Self-Control

Have you ever felt like your dog is interested in everything in the world except you? Does your dog mind you at home but nowhere else? Does your dog lack self-control in new environments, around new people or in exciting situations? If you answered YES! to any of these questions, then this is the class for you and your dog!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Adult Dog Training (2 per week)

In order to behave well in public, a dog must be trained in public. He needs to learn how to behave everywhere, every time. This means you need to take your dog out and about for his training sessions if you want him to be a truly well-rounded, well-behaved family companion. But with all the demands on your time, it may be hard to carve out the time it takes to do this type of training. Out-and-About Private Dog Training is the answer to getting your dog the training experiences he needs out in the real world. A trainer will work with your dog for approximately an hour each session, in a different location each time, to enhance and refine his understanding of the basic obedience skills you've already started with your dog.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Adult Dog Training (3 per week)

In order to behave well in public, a dog must be trained in public. He needs to learn how to behave everywhere, every time. This means you need to take your dog out and about for his training sessions if you want him to be a truly well-rounded, well-behaved family companion. But with all the demands on your time, it may be hard to carve out the time it takes to do this type of training. Out-and-About Private Dog Training is the answer to getting your dog the training experiences he needs out in the real world. A trainer will work with your dog for approximately an hour each session, in a different location each time, to enhance and refine his understanding of the basic obedience skills you've already started with your dog.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Canine Cornerstones 101

Looking for a way to work on the basics with your dog? Join us for our four-week foundations class that gets dogs and handlers working on good manners. Get a start on basic behaviors and get practice in a group setting where we will work on basic positions, loose-leash walking, and other foundation behaviors. Great for dogs that need a good starter group class and and puppies over 9 months old.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Live and Learn 2 Week

Because we bring our board and train dogs into our homes and lives for several weeks at a time, we are extremely selective in the dogs we accept into our program. Please contact us at 402.250.9452 for more information about this program and current availability.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Live and Learn 4-Week

Because we bring our board and train dogs into our homes and lives for several weeks at a time, we are extremely selective in the dogs we accept into our program. Please contact us at 402.250.9452 for more information about this program and current availability.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Single 60-Minute Private Training Session



Click here for more details and enrollment information.


AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy

*Recommended for pups 4-8 months of age* AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is a program designed to get puppies and their owners off on the right paw! This class provides special training and recognition for responsible owners and their puppies (this a great follow-up to our Puppy Foundations Flex class). Both purebred and mixed breed puppies are welcome to enroll. The AKC evaluation fee is included in the cost of the class (evaluation given at the last class). Puppies that pass the S.T.A.R. testing are eligible to receive a S.T.A.R. Puppy Olympic-style Medal, a listing in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records and a frameable certificate. This class is highly recommended for puppies and owners who deserve recognition for their Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsibility!...

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Puppy Focus and Self Control

Does your puppy space out, tune out, and completely ignore you when distractions are around? If so, you have a perfectly normal puppy! In this class, we will explore ways to get your puppy to pay more attention to you and less attention to distractions so you can unleash the potential in YOUR puppy!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


AKC Trick Dog Prep

Did you know that the American Kennel Club offers titles for trick dogs? Not only will you be working on your dog's general obedience skills, this four week class will also help you brush up your dog's old tricks, teach him some new ones, and then give you the chance to take the test to earn your dog's first AKC Trick Dog title! For more information about the AKC Trick Dog program, check out the AKC Trick Dog Page.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.




Adult Classes

Focus and Self-Control

Have you ever felt like your dog is interested in everything in the world except you? Does your dog mind you at home but nowhere else? Does your dog lack self-control in new environments, around new people or in exciting situations? If you answered YES! to any of these questions, then this is the class for you and your dog!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Adult Dog Training (2 per week)

In order to behave well in public, a dog must be trained in public. He needs to learn how to behave everywhere, every time. This means you need to take your dog out and about for his training sessions if you want him to be a truly well-rounded, well-behaved family companion. But with all the demands on your time, it may be hard to carve out the time it takes to do this type of training. Out-and-About Private Dog Training is the answer to getting your dog the training experiences he needs out in the real world. A trainer will work with your dog for approximately an hour each session, in a different location each time, to enhance and refine his understanding of the basic obedience skills you've already started with your dog.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Adult Dog Training (3 per week)

In order to behave well in public, a dog must be trained in public. He needs to learn how to behave everywhere, every time. This means you need to take your dog out and about for his training sessions if you want him to be a truly well-rounded, well-behaved family companion. But with all the demands on your time, it may be hard to carve out the time it takes to do this type of training. Out-and-About Private Dog Training is the answer to getting your dog the training experiences he needs out in the real world. A trainer will work with your dog for approximately an hour each session, in a different location each time, to enhance and refine his understanding of the basic obedience skills you've already started with your dog.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Canine Cornerstones 101

Looking for a way to work on the basics with your dog? Join us for our four-week foundations class that gets dogs and handlers working on good manners. Get a start on basic behaviors and get practice in a group setting where we will work on basic positions, loose-leash walking, and other foundation behaviors. Great for dogs that need a good starter group class and and puppies over 9 months old.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep

The American Kennel Club CGC Program is a wonderful way to showcase the good manners of your dog so he can be distinguished as a Canine Good Citizen. Prepare for the 10 step CGC test that covers basic skills such as loose leash walking, sitting politely for petting, coming when called, and more.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Single 60-Minute Private Training Session



Click here for more details and enrollment information.


AKC Trick Dog Prep

Did you know that the American Kennel Club offers titles for trick dogs? Not only will you be working on your dog's general obedience skills, this four week class will also help you brush up your dog's old tricks, teach him some new ones, and then give you the chance to take the test to earn your dog's first AKC Trick Dog title! For more information about the AKC Trick Dog program, check out the AKC Trick Dog Page.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.




Classes for Dogs with Issues

Confident Canines (formerly Cranky Canines)

Is your dog cranky at the end of the leash? Does he bark, growl and lunge at other dogs? Learn how to help your dog go from cranky to calm in this specialty class!

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Single 60-Minute Private Training Session



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Manners Classes

Out-and-About Adult Dog Training (2 per week)

In order to behave well in public, a dog must be trained in public. He needs to learn how to behave everywhere, every time. This means you need to take your dog out and about for his training sessions if you want him to be a truly well-rounded, well-behaved family companion. But with all the demands on your time, it may be hard to carve out the time it takes to do this type of training. Out-and-About Private Dog Training is the answer to getting your dog the training experiences he needs out in the real world. A trainer will work with your dog for approximately an hour each session, in a different location each time, to enhance and refine his understanding of the basic obedience skills you've already started with your dog.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Adult Dog Training (3 per week)

In order to behave well in public, a dog must be trained in public. He needs to learn how to behave everywhere, every time. This means you need to take your dog out and about for his training sessions if you want him to be a truly well-rounded, well-behaved family companion. But with all the demands on your time, it may be hard to carve out the time it takes to do this type of training. Out-and-About Private Dog Training is the answer to getting your dog the training experiences he needs out in the real world. A trainer will work with your dog for approximately an hour each session, in a different location each time, to enhance and refine his understanding of the basic obedience skills you've already started with your dog.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Canine Cornerstones 101

Looking for a way to work on the basics with your dog? Join us for our four-week foundations class that gets dogs and handlers working on good manners. Get a start on basic behaviors and get practice in a group setting where we will work on basic positions, loose-leash walking, and other foundation behaviors. Great for dogs that need a good starter group class and and puppies over 9 months old.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Live and Learn 2 Week

Because we bring our board and train dogs into our homes and lives for several weeks at a time, we are extremely selective in the dogs we accept into our program. Please contact us at 402.250.9452 for more information about this program and current availability.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Live and Learn 4-Week

Because we bring our board and train dogs into our homes and lives for several weeks at a time, we are extremely selective in the dogs we accept into our program. Please contact us at 402.250.9452 for more information about this program and current availability.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep

The American Kennel Club CGC Program is a wonderful way to showcase the good manners of your dog so he can be distinguished as a Canine Good Citizen. Prepare for the 10 step CGC test that covers basic skills such as loose leash walking, sitting politely for petting, coming when called, and more.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Single 60-Minute Private Training Session



Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Puppy Training (2 per week)

The first four months of the life of your puppy are critical when it comes to him developing key social skills and behavioral foundations. What happens in those 16 weeks will impact him for the rest of his life. Once those weeks go by, it is impossible to completely make up for his developmental deficits. Unfortunately, many owners simply do not have the time to provide puppies the regular, appropriate socialization experiences the young dogs so desperately need during those first few months in their new homes. Out-and-About Private Puppy Training is designed specifically to fill that void in the life experiences of your puppy while giving you a head start on training your puppy. We will pick your puppy up, take him out for fun socialization experiences, and even start his basic manners training for you - all on your schedule!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Puppy Training (3 per week)

The first four months of the life of your puppy are critical when it comes to him developing key social skills and behavioral foundations. What happens in those 16 weeks will impact him for the rest of his life. Once those weeks go by, it is impossible to completely make up for his developmental deficits. Unfortunately, many owners simply do not have the time to provide puppies the regular, appropriate socialization experiences the young dogs so desperately need during those first few months in their new homes. Out-and-About Private Puppy Training is designed specifically to fill that void in the life experiences of your puppy while giving you a head start on training your puppy. We will pick up and drop off your puppy for each fun-filled session, involving positive social experiences and puppy-appropriate manners training - all on your schedule!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Puppy Training (5 per week)

The first four months of the life of your puppy are critical when it comes to him developing key social skills and behavioral foundations. What happens in those 16 weeks will impact him for the rest of his life. Once those weeks go by, it is impossible to completely make up for his developmental deficits. Unfortunately, many owners simply do not have the time to provide puppies the regular, appropriate socialization experiences the young dogs so desperately need during those first few months in their new homes. Out-and-About Private Puppy Training is designed specifically to fill that void in the life experiences of your puppy while giving you a head start on training your puppy. We will pick up and drop off your puppy for each fun-filled session, involving positive social experiences and puppy-appropriate manners training - all on your schedule!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Puppy Foundations 101 FLEX format

We just brought Puppy home. So now what do we do? How about enrolling your newest family member in the BonaFide Puppy Foundations class? This class combines basic skills training with socialization, desensitization to everyday sights and sounds and brief lectures on topics that will interest all puppy parents. The class is set up for YOU to decide when to attend class each week so you have the flexibility that every busy pet owner needs! This is the perfect first class for puppies approximately 8 - 16 weeks old.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Puppy Foundations 101 FLEX format

We just brought Puppy home. So now what do we do? How about enrolling your newest family member in the BonaFide Puppy Foundations class? This class combines basic skills training with socialization, desensitization to everyday sights and sounds and brief lectures on topics that will interest all puppy parents. The class is set up for YOU to decide when to attend class each week so you have the flexibility that every busy pet owner needs! This is the perfect first class for puppies approximately 8 - 16 weeks old.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Puppy Foundations 201

Puppy Foundations 2 continues with the great instruction and socialization you and your puppy received in Puppy Foundations. Each 45 minute class will be divided into socialization, basic training and discussion time designed to make learning fun for you and your puppy. Nail trimming, separation anxiety, body awareness, and more are covered in this class, along with more work on basic obedience skills. Socialization opportunities will be tailored to older puppies, continuing to provide them important lessons for a bite-free, fight-free life!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy

*Recommended for pups 4-8 months of age* AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is a program designed to get puppies and their owners off on the right paw! This class provides special training and recognition for responsible owners and their puppies (this a great follow-up to our Puppy Foundations Flex class). Both purebred and mixed breed puppies are welcome to enroll. The AKC evaluation fee is included in the cost of the class (evaluation given at the last class). Puppies that pass the S.T.A.R. testing are eligible to receive a S.T.A.R. Puppy Olympic-style Medal, a listing in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records and a frameable certificate. This class is highly recommended for puppies and owners who deserve recognition for their Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsibility!...

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Puppy Focus and Self Control

Does your puppy space out, tune out, and completely ignore you when distractions are around? If so, you have a perfectly normal puppy! In this class, we will explore ways to get your puppy to pay more attention to you and less attention to distractions so you can unleash the potential in YOUR puppy!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.




Advanced Classes

Focus and Self-Control

Have you ever felt like your dog is interested in everything in the world except you? Does your dog mind you at home but nowhere else? Does your dog lack self-control in new environments, around new people or in exciting situations? If you answered YES! to any of these questions, then this is the class for you and your dog!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Adult Dog Training (2 per week)

In order to behave well in public, a dog must be trained in public. He needs to learn how to behave everywhere, every time. This means you need to take your dog out and about for his training sessions if you want him to be a truly well-rounded, well-behaved family companion. But with all the demands on your time, it may be hard to carve out the time it takes to do this type of training. Out-and-About Private Dog Training is the answer to getting your dog the training experiences he needs out in the real world. A trainer will work with your dog for approximately an hour each session, in a different location each time, to enhance and refine his understanding of the basic obedience skills you've already started with your dog.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Adult Dog Training (3 per week)

In order to behave well in public, a dog must be trained in public. He needs to learn how to behave everywhere, every time. This means you need to take your dog out and about for his training sessions if you want him to be a truly well-rounded, well-behaved family companion. But with all the demands on your time, it may be hard to carve out the time it takes to do this type of training. Out-and-About Private Dog Training is the answer to getting your dog the training experiences he needs out in the real world. A trainer will work with your dog for approximately an hour each session, in a different location each time, to enhance and refine his understanding of the basic obedience skills you've already started with your dog.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Live and Learn 2 Week

Because we bring our board and train dogs into our homes and lives for several weeks at a time, we are extremely selective in the dogs we accept into our program. Please contact us at 402.250.9452 for more information about this program and current availability.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Live and Learn 4-Week

Because we bring our board and train dogs into our homes and lives for several weeks at a time, we are extremely selective in the dogs we accept into our program. Please contact us at 402.250.9452 for more information about this program and current availability.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.




Attention Classes

Focus and Self-Control

Have you ever felt like your dog is interested in everything in the world except you? Does your dog mind you at home but nowhere else? Does your dog lack self-control in new environments, around new people or in exciting situations? If you answered YES! to any of these questions, then this is the class for you and your dog!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Puppy Focus and Self Control

Does your puppy space out, tune out, and completely ignore you when distractions are around? If so, you have a perfectly normal puppy! In this class, we will explore ways to get your puppy to pay more attention to you and less attention to distractions so you can unleash the potential in YOUR puppy!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.




Breed-Specific Classes



Dog Sports Classes

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep

The American Kennel Club CGC Program is a wonderful way to showcase the good manners of your dog so he can be distinguished as a Canine Good Citizen. Prepare for the 10 step CGC test that covers basic skills such as loose leash walking, sitting politely for petting, coming when called, and more.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Puppy Agility Sampler

Take advantage of the natural curiosity and abundant energy of your puppy to introduce her to the fun sport of agility! Your puppy will be exposed to safe, puppy sized challenges in a social setting. She will learn to control her body while gaining confidence from running through tunnels, walking on wobble boards and more!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


AKC Trick Dog Prep

Did you know that the American Kennel Club offers titles for trick dogs? Not only will you be working on your dog's general obedience skills, this four week class will also help you brush up your dog's old tricks, teach him some new ones, and then give you the chance to take the test to earn your dog's first AKC Trick Dog title! For more information about the AKC Trick Dog program, check out the AKC Trick Dog Page.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.




Lecture Classes

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