Class Locations

Camp Run a Mutt Kearny Mesa
7888 Othello Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
phone: 858-565-CAMP (2267)

Basic Manners Level 1

 

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Camp Run a Mutt Point Loma
4030 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110
phone: 619-225-2267

Basic Manners Level 1

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Beckman’s Ramona Facility

909 Hunter Street, Ramona, CA 92065

phone: 760-440-5025

 

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GROUP CLASS DESCRIPTIONS, REQUIREMENTS, & RECOMMENDATIONS

Puppy Level 1

Puppy socialization is the single most integral step in raising a happy and mentally sound puppy. Lack of proper socialization during a puppy’s critical periods of development (8-16 weeks) can be very detrimental. It’s important to proactively build their confidence and set the stage for a lifetime of good behavior in a fun and safe environment. In this class, your puppy will have the opportunity to interact with other people and dogs to ensure that they will be properly socialized at this critical age in their developmental period. Playtime and socialization will be an integral part of this puppy program. We will also go over Potty Training, jumping, nipping, and some basic obedience. This class will also set you and your dog up for Puppy Level 2 and the Basic Manners Classes.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASS

  • SHOTS: All puppies must have two rounds Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus otherwise know as: (DHLPP) or (DHPP). Also needed is one round of Bordetella (kennel cough). Rabies is not required by the state before 4 months of age.

RECOMMENDATION FOR CLASS

  • AGE: 10-16 weeks

Puppy Level 2

Build on your skills acquired in Puppy Level 1 while continuing socialization with both dogs and people.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASS

  • SHOTS: All puppies must have two rounds Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus otherwise know as: (DHLPP) or (DHPP). Also needed is one round of Bordetella (kennel cough). Rabies is not required by the state before 4 months of age.

RECOMMENDATION FOR CLASS

  • AGE: 16-22 weeks
  • Completion of Puppy Level 1
  • Ability to “sit” with treat lure
  • Ability do “down” with treat lure

Basic Manners Level 1

In Basic Manners Class you and your dog will learn basic obedience behaviors like, sit, down, place, loose leash walking, and the basics to building a strong recall. We also focus on problems behaviors like jumping and barking. We do a talk at the end of each class on things like chew toys, exercise, barking, etc.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASS

  • Dogs must be non-aggressive or reactive. If you aren’t sure if your dog if too aggressive, reactive or fearful for class call/text our office: 760-440-5025. We recommend a 1-2hr session at the Beckmans facility to assess and start to train your dog. Joel will have recommendation after the session about whether class is best for your dog.
  • SHOTS: All dogs must have at least 2 rounds of: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus otherwise known as: (DHLPP) or (DHPP). Also needed is one round of Bordetella (kennel cough) and Rabies vaccine
  • Large dogs or heavy pullers must have Easy Walk Harness or Gentle Leader head halter

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CLASS

  • AGE: 6 months and older
  • Plays appropriately with similarly aged dogs
  • Potty Trained

Basic Manners Level 2

Basic Manners Level 2 continues work on basic obedience (sit, down, stay) while increasing the distance, distraction, and duration of these behaviors. This class also introduces more advanced Loose Leash Walking techniques and challenges dogs (and owners) to build a strong recall (“come”).

REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASS

  • Dogs must be non-aggressive or reactive. If you aren’t sure if your dog if too aggressive, reactive or fearful for class call/text our office: 760-440-5025. We recommend a 1-2hr session at the Beckmans facility to assess and start to train your dog. Joel will have recommendation after the session about whether class is best for your dog.
  • SHOTS: All dogs must have at least 2 rounds of: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus otherwise known as: (DHLPP) or (DHPP). Also needed is one round of Bordetella (kennel cough) and Rabies vaccine
  • Large dogs or heavy pullers must have Easy Walk Harness or Gentle Leader head halter

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CLASS

  • AGE: 7 months and older
  • Completion of Basic Manners Level 1
  • Plays appropriately with similarly aged dogs
  • Potty Trained
  • Can hold a “sit” for 10 seconds with no treat
  • Can hold a “down” for 10 seconds with no treat
  • Can hold a “wait” at 10 ft, for 10 seconds and will recall back to owner
  • Dog understands “leave-it” (dog will “leave” low-value item)

Recall “Come” Class

Once you have completed both Basic Manners Level 1 & 2 and have mastered the behaviors from these classes, join us for a more advanced course to train a strong recall “come”. This class focuses on the behavior “touch”, long leash recalls, and playtimes that your dogs will be recalled from (to simulate dog parks and off leash environments).

REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASS

  • Dogs MUST be non-aggressive or reactive. Due to the nature of this class, and its off-leash emphasis, all dogs must have the approval of a Beckman’s Trainer to register for class.
  • SHOTS: All dogs must have at least 2 rounds of: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus otherwise known as: (DHLPP) or (DHPP). Also needed is one round of Bordetella (kennel cough) and Rabies vaccine

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CLASS

  • AGE: 9 months and older
  • Completion of Basic Manners Level 1 & 2

Advanced Obedience

Once you have completed both Basic Manners Level 1 & 2 + the Recall “Come” Course and have mastered the behaviors from these classes, join us for a more advanced course to challenge you and your dog. It’s a fun environment to build upon your already acquired skills. In this class you and your dog will work on Loose Leash Walking, Off-Leash Follows, and increasing the distance, duration and distraction of your basic obedience behaviors.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASS

  • Dogs MUST be non-aggressive or reactive. Due to the nature of this class, and its off-leash elements, all dogs must have the approval of a Beckman’s Trainer to register for class.
  • SHOTS: All dogs must have at least 2 rounds of: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus otherwise known as: (DHLPP) or (DHPP). Also needed is one round of Bordetella (kennel cough) and Rabies vaccine

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CLASS

  • AGE: 1 year and older
  • Completion of Basic Manners Level 1 & 2 + Recall “Come” Classes

Canine Good Citizen

This class prepares you to take AKC’s Canine Good Citizen test.

For a small additional fee, you can take the CGC test at the end of the course with one of our CGC certified trainers.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASS

  • Dogs MUST be non-aggressive or reactive. Due to the nature of this class, and its off-leash elements, all dogs must have the approval of a Beckman’s Trainer to register for class.
  • SHOTS: All dogs must have at least 2 rounds of: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus otherwise known as: (DHLPP) or (DHPP). Also needed is one round of Bordetella (kennel cough) and Rabies vaccine

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CLASS

  • AGE: 1 year and older
  • Completion of Basic Manners Level 1 & 2

The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. In CGC, dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test can earn a certificate and/or the official AKC CGC title. Dogs with the CGC title have the suffix, “CGC” after their names.

CLASSES BEING ADDED IN 2018

Talk to a trainer for more information regarding one of these up and coming classes!

This class will focus on leash reactivity, making more “doggie friends”, reading dog behavior, and shaping social interactions.

Are your kids interested in helping train your dog? This class will be a fun, easy-going class centered on giving your kids the confidence to be more comfortable around your dog and the skills to become a pro dog trainer in the making.

Interested in more opportunities to practice taking your dog to coffee shops and restaurants? This class will help teach behaviors helpful for visits “around town”.

Looking for a fun activity you and your dog can do together? This class will be good for all breeds and sizes of dogs!