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Classes & Workshops

Classes and workshops are a great option for training your dog.  Our classes are focused on having fun with our dogs and developing new skills in higher distraction environments. Even if the specific skills in the class aren't exactly what you need to work on, group classes can be a great way to continue working on your dogs existing skills.

Usually the popular place to start is a Basic Manners or Foundations class. But

committing to six consecutive weeks of classes can be difficult, and trying to learn so much in a short period of time can mean not getting a thorough understanding of the behaviors. To make things easier for our students schedules we have broken down the traditional Basic Obedience class into a workshop series. This allows us to get a little more in depth with the skills, and gives you the opportunity to fit it into your schedule more easily. 

As well as our Foundation Workshop Series we also offer some advanced workshops and some fun extracurricular's. You can find all the details for the different group sessions we offer below. 

Remember, we do not have a location! Final locations for our classes will be set by the trainer 48 hours before the class.

Workshops

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Beginner Basics

$75/session

In this workshop we will go over:

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Touch

 

If your dog already has these skills then we will go over next steps! How to make your dog's skills snappier and stronger, and how to generalize them so that your dog will reliably respond to cues no matter what is going on. 

Class Times

Tuesday, 10/3 at 6:30pm

with Giulia Giuffre, CPDT-KA SBA

Saturday, 10/28 at  10am

with Giulia Giuffre, CPDT-KA SBA

Tuesday, 11/28 at 6pm

with Giulia Giuffre, CPDT-KA SBA

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Come Here!

$75/session

A strong recall, or coming when called, is one of the most important skills your dog can have. Not only could it save your dog's life in a dangerous situation, but it can also allow your dog the freedom to truly enjoy off leash spaces. 

Regardless of your dog's current skill level, this workshop will build the foundation so that you can reach your goals.

 

We will cover

  • why your dog isn't be coming when called 

  • how to get your dog to "check in" with you

  • how to build a new recall from scratch

  •  what to do in the meantime when your dog is still learning.

We will make coming when called fun for the dog, so they turn on a dime and get back to you as quickly as they can!

Class Times

Sunday, 10/8 at 10am

with Lindsey Thompson, CPDT-KA

Sunday, 11/5 at 11am

with Lindsey Thompson, CPDT-KA

Sunday, 12/3 at 11am

with Lindsey Thompson, CPDT-KA

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Just Relax

$75/session

A patio dog is in high demand, especially in Austin. It's so fun when our dogs can accompany us to a coffee shop or brunch with friends. But how do we ensure our dogs are comfortable and skilled enough to join us? Though there are a few things to consider, this class is a great first step.

 

In this workshop, we'll focus on different skills to help our dogs settle and relax around distractions. These skills can also transfer to the house and social situations. They are a must for our enthusiastic and jumpy greeters. Beginners and well practiced pups are welcome to attend. 

 

Please bring a mat or blanket with you to class!

Class Times

​Saturday, 10/14 at 10am

with Giulia Giuffre, CPDT-KA SBA

Thursday, 11/2 at 6:30pm

with Giulia Giuffre, CPDT-KA SBA

​Saturday, 12/9 at 10am

with Giulia Giuffre, CPDT-KA SBA

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Stay There

$75/session

In this workshop, we're focusing on our Stay and Place skills.

 

We'll cover

  • Sit Stay

  • Down Stay

  • Stay with distractions

  • Place

 

This workshop is great for students just starting their stay and place skills as well as those looking to up their game with more distractions. Students who already have sit and down skills are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

Please bring a mat or bed to class!

Class Times

Saturday, 10/7 at 10am

with Giulia Giuffre, CPDT-KA SBA

​Tuesday, 10/24 at 6:30pm

with Giulia Giuffre, CPDT-KA SBA

​Saturday, 12/2 at 10am

with Giulia Giuffre, CPDT-KA SBA

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What Do You Have

$75/session

Leave It and Drop It are two skills that can be really difficult to teach, and get mixed up a lot. We spend this workshop making sure that our dogs understand both skills: 'don't pick that up', and 'put down the thing you picked up'.

 

We will spend time working through the beginning stages of leave it with food, and using toys to work on drop it. For this workshop you will need to bring two of your dogs favorite toys with you to practice! 

Bring your pups favorite toys to class!

Class Times

Sunday, 10/15at 10am

with Lindsey Thompson, CPDT-KA

Sunday, 11/12 at 11am

with Lindsey Thompson, CPDT-KA

Sunday, 12/10 at 11am

with Lindsey Thompson, CPDT-KA

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Lovely Leash Walking

$75/session

Class Times

Tuesday, 10/10 at 6:30pm

with Giulia Giuffre, CPDT-KA SBA

Saturday, 11/4 at 10am

with Giulia Giuffre, CPDT-KA SBA

Tuesday, 12/5 at 6pm

with Giulia Giuffre, CPDT-KA SBA

No one enjoys being dragged along on a walk and getting their shoulder pulled out of it's socket. Beautiful loose leash walking is the goal for all of us. It is also one of the most frustrating things to teach our dogs.

 

In this workshop we will go over the best techniques to get started on the right foot with your dog's leash walking skills, and spend some time going over which tools will be your best friends through this journey.

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Nice To Meet You

$75/session

In this workshop, we're focusing on our greeting skills. We will go over how to teach our dogs to relax around new people, practice polite greetings with our classmates, and discuss strategies on how to be successful with polite greetings out and about in the world. 

 

This workshop is great for students working towards their Canine Good Citizen as well as those who would simply like a more polite pup in public. Students who already have sit and down skills are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Class Times

Tuesday, 10/17 at 6:30pm

with Giulia Giuffre, CPDT-KA SBA

Saturday, 11/18 at 10am

with Giulia Giuffre, CPDT-KA SBA

Tuesday, 12/12 at 6pm

with Giulia Giuffre, CPDT-KA SBA

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Canine Good Citizen Prep Workshop

$75/session

The Canine Good Citizen is a title that you can earn from the AKC. In order for your pup to earn the title they have to pass a 10 item test that demonstrates their good manners.

 

They need to be able to

  • politely greet a stranger

  • walk through a crowd without jumping 

  • tolerate being handled by a stranger 

  • walk on a loose leash through a course 

  • ignore other dogs 

  • display the ability to sit, down, stay, and come when called

  • and be calm around distractions.

They also need to be able to do all of this without treats!

 

These workshops are designed to help you prepare to take the test. During each workshop you will work through the test items and identify the areas where you need to practice with the help and direction of a trainer to support you.

 

There is no limit to how many prep sessions you can attend! 

Class Times

Saturday, 10/21 at 10am

with Giulia Giuffre, CPDT-KA SBA

Tuesday, 11/14 at 6pm

with Giulia Giuffre, CPDT-KA SBA

Saturday, 12/16 at 10am

with Giulia Giuffre, CPDT-KA SBA

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Tricks Workshop

$75/session

Who doesn't love a good trick? They are cute, fun for both you and your pup, and can have some great unexpected benefits.

Trick training helps strengthen your bond and your communication skills in a low pressure setting. Tricks are also great for mental stimulation, confidence building, and even building physical strength!

 

Each workshop will cover 3 new tricks! Your pup will shake, spin, crawl, weave, and more! You will also learn the foundational skills of how to teach any trick, so you can continue the fun after class is over. 

Class Times

Spin, Shake/Wave & Beg

Sunday, 10/22 at 10am

with Lindsey Thompson, CPDT-KA

Play Dead, Jump, Between

Sunday, 11/19 at 11am

with Lindsey Thompson, CPDT-KA

Crawl, Leg Weaves, Tunnel

Sunday, 12/10 at 1pm

with Lindsey Thompson, CPDT-KA

Parkour

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Parkour Class

4 week class, $200

In this class, your dog will learn the foundation skills for dog Parkour and prepare to earn dog Parkour titles.

 

These skills include putting two and four paws on a variety of objects, as well as moving over, under, in, and around objects smoothly.


More than skills, your dog will gain confidence in exploring and interacting with their environment.  Most importantly, it is a lot of fun. Dog Parkour adds a new element to every day walks and activities. We hope you will join us for this new adventure.

Class Times

Novice

Saturdays, 10/7 - 10/28 at 12pm

with Giulia Giuffre, CPDT-KA SBA

Advanced

Completion of Novice class required to join Advanced. Due to increased impact involved dogs must be 18 mos or older.

More Dates Coming Soon

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Parkour in the Park

$75/session

Parkour is all about exploring the world in a new way! To qualify for titles with the International Dog Parkour Association (IDPKA), as well as get the true full enjoyment of the sport, we have to be able to demonstrate the skills in different locations and with real world obstacles. This can be a challenge to navigate on your own.


In our recurring Parkour in the Park workshops, we will visit different local parks to help each other find safe and appropriate Parkour obstacles! We will practice advancing our skills in the real world, and we can even film title qualifying submissions.

 

A park will be chosen before the workshop that is centrally located to everyone who has signed up for that particular workshop.

 

You must have completed a Novice Parkour class before joining this workshop. 

Class Times

More Dates Coming Soon

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Parkour in a Store

$75/session

Parkour is all about exploring the world in a new way! To qualify for titles with the International Dog Parkour Association (IDPKA), as well as get the true full enjoyment of the sport, we have to be able to demonstrate the skills in different locations and with real world obstacles. This can be a challenge to navigate on your own.


In our recurring Parkour in a Store workshops, we will visit different local dog-friendly stores to help each other find safe and appropriate Parkour obstacles! We will practice advancing our skills in the real world, and we can even film title qualifying submissions.  

 

A store will be chosen before the workshop that is centrally located to everyone who has signed up for that particular workshop.

 

You must have completed a Novice Parkour class before joining this workshop. 

Class Times

More Dates Coming Soon

Interested in a class that doesn't have dates set? Email us at info@enlightenedhounds.com to get on the waitlist and be notified when dates are announced.

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