The FUNdamentals class is the very first step. It is a one on one meeting where your dog will be evaluated by Jasmine privately. During the meeting you can share your goals, interests and any concerns you have. 4 lessons are included and each one is tailored according to what your dog needs to succeed. This will then allow you to attend S.E.W. classes or other continuing education group classes.
Social Environmental Work
"Yappy Hour" is a class held in different locations around the city to socialize and enforce environmental work skills in your dog. During this class there is a lecture on a given topic and time for discussion. While this is going on your dog learns to "settle" quietly on a mat beside you while you listen to Jasmine teach on various subjects of training. This is a relaxed, informal class where you can ask questions and get feedback on things you've been working on at home or just have questions about. Here you and your dog will have the opportunity to meet and greet other dogs as well. This class focuses on getting your dog to be able to go on outings with you and be a pleasant companion to not only you but others you will meet. You can also discuss the steps necessary to earn a CGC or pass the newly implemented AKC temperament test.
Social Environmental Working skills class
This class usually follows the YAPPY HOUR class at the same location, but there is more movement and skill building using the environment. There are all kinds of noises like sirens, horns, people coming and going and talking, different textured surfaces to explore and kids playing etc. Students can use this class to actually practice for different tests they might be taking in the future such as the AKC Star puppy certificate, the CGC (Canine Good Citizenship Certificate), the newly added AKC temperament test, Therapy Dog skills or practice any tricks they have been working on at home for Trick Titles. It is a class that builds your dog's confidence while helping the handler to relax in different environments, thus being a better handler. No matter what stage you and you dog are in, environmental work benefits both of you by building a stronger relationship whether you have a pet dog or a competition sport dog. These dogs below are on outings proofing their skills and just having fun with their owners at different events and locations.