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Rio Gran Boarding, Daycare & Training Academy
Serving Hastings, Rosemount, Farmington, Apple Valley, Eagan, Lakeville, Inver Grove Heights,
Cottage Grove, Woodbury, Redwing, Cannon Falls, and Prescott!

OBEDIENCE CLASSES:
Puppy Class
($74/ 6 weeks) – This course lets puppies of similar ages to interact safely while teaching manners in dealing with dog to dog and dog to human interactions. Introductions to obedience training such as stays, heeling and leave it.
For puppies from 12 weeks to 6 months only please.    

Future Alumni (Puppy) 1001 Pre-registration only
Next Session Day Time Cost # of Weeks
Jul 23 – Aug 27 Sunday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $74 6 weeks
Aug 7 – Sep 18
(no class Sept 4 )
Monday 7:00 - 7:50 pm $74 6 weeks
August 26-Oct 7
(no class September 2)
Saturday 10:00 - 10:50 am $74 6 weeks
Sep 7 – Oct 12 Thursday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $74 6 weeks
Sep 10 – Oct 15 Sunday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $74 6 weeks
Sep 25 - Oct 30 Monday 10:00 - 10:50 am $74 6 weeks
Oct 22 – Nov 26 Sunday 6:00 – 6:50 pm $74 6 weeks
Oct 26 – Dec 7
(no class Nov 23)
Thursday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $74 6 weeks
Nov 12 – Dec 17 Sunday 4:00 - 4:50 pm $74 6 weeks
Boot Camp - Puppy ($61/ 5 weeks) – In this class we will work on socializing your puppy to different people and situations . As well as working on common puppy behavior problems. Also in this class we will start some very basic obedience commands.
Boot Camp - Puppy
Next Class Day Time Cost # of Weeks
Nov 13 – Dec 11 Monday 10:00 - 10:50 am $61 5 weeks
Nov 20 – Dec 18 Monday 7:00 - 7:50 pm $61 5 weeks
Beginner Obedience & Canine Good Citizen Course ($99/ 6 weeks) - Teach your dog sit, down, heel, stay and the recall. We will also cover sitting politely for petting, meeting a stranger, walking thru a crowd and more. Now included in your seven week class is a special CGC test night. The test night to be announced 1st night of class . Anyone passing the test, mixed breed or purebred, can mail into the AKC for a certificate. Great 1st step for anyone interested in pet therapy.
Beginner Obedience & Canine Good Citizen Course (includes the CGC test)
Next Session Day Time Cost # of Weeks
Jul 31 – Sep 18
( no class Sept 4 )
Monday 9:00 - 9:50 am $99 7 weeks
Aug 7 - Sep 25
( no Class Sept 4)
Monday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $99 7 weeks
Aug 13 Oct 1
(no class Sept 3)
Sunday 5:00 - 5:50 pm $99 7 weeks
Sept 7 - Oct 19 Thursday 7:00 - 7:50 pm $99 7 weeks
Sept 25 – Nov 6 Monday 9:00 - 9:50 am $99 7 weeks
Oct 2 - Nov 13 Monday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $99 7 weeks
Oct 26 – Dec 14
( no class Nov 23 )
Thursday 7:00 - 7:50 pm $99 7 weeks
Boot Camp - Beginners ($73/ 5 weeks) – In this class you will learn the basic commands, sit, down, heel, stay and come when you are called. We will also learn the exercises that are needed to pass the canine good citizen test.
Boot Camp - Beginners
Next Class Day Time Cost # of Weeks
Nov 13 – Dec 11 Monday 9:00 - 9:50 am $73 5 weeks
Nov 20 – Dec 18 Monday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $73 5 weeks
Advanced Obedience ($92/ 7 weeks) - This course builds on the basic obedience class and adds new material, including figure eights, stand for exams, timed stays, etc. We will break up the obedience with fun activities in our large fenced outdoor play area (weather permitting) or in the training room during inclimate weather. This is a great class for brushing-up the training for you and your dog and/or to bond again with your 4-legged companion.
Advanced Obedience
Next Session Day Time Cost # of Weeks
Aug 8 - Sept 19 Tuesday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $92 7 weeks
Sep 7 - Oct 19 Thursday 8:00 - 8:50 pm $92 7 weeks
Oct 2 - Nov 13 Monday 7:00 - 7:50 pm $92 7 weeks
Oct 26 - Dec 14
( no Class Nov 23 )
Thursday 8:00 - 8:50 pm $92 7 weeks
Intro to Agility Class ($100/ 7 weeks) - This course introduces agility equipment safely to the dogs and handlers, such as the dog-walk, jumps and tunnels. Mini courses are used to train dogs and handlers to go from one item to the next. Dogs must be over a year old for joint structure safety.
Intro to Agility
Next Session Day Time Cost # of Weeks
Jul 31 – Sep 18
( no class Sept 4)
Monday 10:00 - 10:50 am $100 7 weeks
Aug 9 – Sep 20 Wednesday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $100 7 weeks
Nov 4 – Dec 16 Saturday 11:00 - 11:50 am $100 7 weeks
Boot Camp - Intro to Agility ($75/ 5 weeks) – Just a taste of how fun agility can be. In this class you will be introduced to all of the agility equipment. You will learn jumps, tunnels, tire, A frame, dog walk and Teeter.
Boot Camp - Intro to Agility
Next Class Day Time Cost # of Weeks
Nov 13 – Dec 11 Monday 11:00 - 11:50 am $75 5 weeks
Advanced Agility Class ($100/ 7 weeks) - This classes is for dogs that have already taken intro to agility. We teach you handling skills to help your dog run thru courses successfully.
Advanced Agility
Next Session Day Time Cost # of Weeks
Jul 31 – Sep 18
(No Class Sept 4)
Monday 11:00 - 11:50 am $100 7 weeks
Aug 26 – Oct 14
(no class September 2)
Saturday 11:00 - 11:50 am $100 7 weeks
50 -50 Class ½ Agility ½ Rally ($92/ 7 weeks) – This 7-week class alternates ever other week between Agility and Rally. One week we will work on Agility techniques or run agility courses and the next week run Rally courses. This class is designed for owners and dogs that have some agility and rally experience.
50 -50 Class ½ Agility ½ Rally
Next Session Day Time Cost # of Weeks
Aug 9 – Sep 20 Wednesday 7:00 - 7:50 pm $92 7 weeks
Jumps and Tunnels ($50/ 4 weeks) – This course lets your dog have lots of fun running, jumping and going through different tunnels. This fun class is a great way to burn off extra energy and build confidence. Dogs must be over a year old for joint structure safety.
Jumps and Tunnels
Sep 9 – Sep 30 Saturday 9:00 - 9:50 am $50 4 weeks
Nov 26 - Dec 17 Sunday 5:00 - 5:50 pm $50 4 weeks
Therapy Dog Training ($92/ 7 weeks) – This course is designed to prepare you and your dog to take the Therapy Dog Test. We will go over all of the steps needed to prepare you and your dog to go visit people in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice facilities. All dogs must have sound temperments, be great with people, and have passed the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test within the last year. If you need to take the CGC test, Rio Gran offers this test approximately every 7-weeks.
Therapy Dog Training
Next Class Day Time Cost # of Weeks
Sep 11 - Oct 23 Monday 8:00 - 8:50 am $92 7 weeks
Nov 4 - Dec 16 Saturday 10:00 - 10:50 am $92 7 weeks
Beginner Rally Class ($92/ 7 weeks) - This course covers how to run through a Novice Rally course, which is based on obedience heeling to signs. It includes basic and mid-level obedience to visual cues in a timed period. This is a fun class to brush-up on obedience with different courses every night - for any age dog.
Beginner Rally Class
Next Class Day Time Cost # of Weeks
Nov 4 - Dec 16 Saturday 10:00 - 10:50 am $92 7 weeks
Beginning Nose Work Class ($100/ 7 weeks) – In this class the dog and the handler are taught how to search for a scent using treats. Handlers will be taught to watch their dog for the dogs natural cues that the dog has located the scent being targeted. The handler will learn how to properly allow the dog to be independent in their search and not to look for indications from the handler.

Initially, searches will be limited to a certain amount of space/rooms, using boxes on the ground as well as other containers. Gradually, environmental objects will be added, increasing the amount of space used for the search, change locations (inside) for searches, adding elevation, all the while ensuring that the dog's desire to search is encouraged and developed. By the end of the course, dogs will be working and targeting the scent during searches.

Please bring in your dog’s crate (in non-winter month's dogs may be crated out of your car), LOTS and LOTS of good smelling treats your dog likes, and a 6 foot leash.

Note the Beginning Nose Work Class has a limited number of spots available. Once we are at the limit of the class, we will form a waiting list for additional classes/times. Reserve your space today!
Beginning Nose Work Class
Next Class Day Time Cost # of Weeks
Aug 22 – Oct 3 Tuesday 7:00 - 7:50 pm $100 7 weeks
Oct 17 - Nov 28 Tuesday 7:00 - 7:50 pm $100 7 weeks
Advanced Nose Work ($100/ 7 weeks) – In this is stage the dog and the handler are taught how to search for a scent using treats in exteriors and buried. Handlers will be encouraged to watch their dog for the dogs natural cue, which can change in these types of environmental changes, that the dog has located the scent being targeted. The handler will continue to develop how to properly allow the dog to be independent in their search and not to look for indications from the handler. Initially, searches will be limited to either exteriors or vehicles, but will add in some interiors and combine all 3 in searches. Gradually environmental objects will be added, increasing the amount of space used for the search, change locations (inside) for searches, adding elevation, all the while ensuring that the dog's desire to search is encouraged and developed.

Dogs will also start being introduced to odor.

Advanced Nose Work
Next Class Day Time Cost # of Weeks
Aug 22 – Oct 3 Tuesday 8:00 - 8:50 pm $100 7 weeks
Oct 17 – Nov 28 Tuesday 8:00 - 8:50 pm $100 7 weeks
Tricks Class ($74/ 5 weeks) - Trick training is fun interaction between the owner and their  dog you will learn several tricks . The AKC now offer trick titles at the end of this class you will  all get a chance to take  the level one trick dog assessment test.
Tricks Class
Next Class Day Time Cost # of Weeks
Jun 1 - Jun 29 Thursday 7:00 - 7:50 pm $74 5 weeks
Jun 5 - Jul 10
( no class  July 3 )
Monday 12:00 - 12:50 pm $74 5 weeks

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