K9 Mingle Dog Training

What is K9 Mingle?

Helping Veterans find ways to integrate with the community is paramount to the success of our Dogs2Vets program.  Giving back comes naturally to those who serve in the military and our K9 Mingle Program is a perfect opportunity for our Dogs2Vets program participants and graduates to do that.  Simultaneously, our K9 Mingle Program invites the community to our facility and brings together the military and non-military communities with a portion of the proceeds going back into our Harley's Heroes and Dogs2Vets programs here at Clear Path for Veterans.  The common goal is simple: training your dog, having fun doing it, and helping our local Veteran community.  

K9 Mingle Program is either a 60-day membership or payment per class ("a-la-carte"). The fee is $80 per class or $150 for a 60-day membership.  The membership fee includes classes, modules, and workshops (listed below) that fall within the 60-day membership.  It also offers access to off leash play areas and trails.  Memberships for Veterans and active Military members are discounted to $75 for a 60-day membership and $40 per class.  We also offer classes, modules, and workshops à la carte (but without access to off-leash play areas and trails) with their pricing listed below.  All classes, modules, and workshops are taught by professional trainers and may be assisted by our Dogs2Vets program participants and graduates.  Our training model has been developed by our team of trainers who collectively have more than 20 years of experience in animal behavior and are committed to bringing the most effective techniques to our members.  Veterans assisting the program have at least one year of intensive training themselves and refine their skills while at the same time are giving back to the same program that helped them.

Upcoming Classes:

  • Puppy Class - 9:15 a.m. Every Saturday (except December 22, 2018)
  • Agility-for-Fun - 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, December 11th (C.J.)
  • Basic I - 6 p.m. Thursday, December 13th (Amy)
  • Body Language Module - 6:15 p.m. Monday, December 17th (Jamie)
  • Basic I - 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 5th (Nicole)
  • Games Module - 6:15 p.m. Monday, January 7th (Jamie)
  • Basic II - 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 9th (Brooke)
  • Intermediate - 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 9th (Brooke)
  • Basic II - 6 p.m. Thursday, January 10th (Amy)
  • Focus Module - 6:15 p.m. Monday, January 21st (Jamie)
  • Basic 1 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 22nd (C.J.)
  • Agility-for-Fun - 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, January 22nd (C.J.)

Interested in K9 Mingle?

Foundation Classes:

Puppy Class

Basic One Obedience

Basic Two Obedience

Intermediate Obedience

Advanced Obedience

Novelty Classes:

Agility For Fun

Tricks

Fitness with Fido

Canine Good Citizen

 

Modules:

Loose Leash

Etiquette

Focus

Body Language

Games

Lure Coursing

Crate Training 

Workshops:

Pet First Aid

Guest Speakers

Problem Solving

Descriptions:

Puppy Class - One of the most important classes your dog will take!  This class is offered for pups 8-16 weeks of age.  Class will cover proper socialization, bite inhibition, understanding valuable resources and fundamental behaviors such as focus, sit, etc. 

Basic One – In this class, you and your dog will learn basic manners on leash such as sit, down, loose leash walking, etc. These behaviors will be taught with minimal distraction and duration.

Basic Two – This class is an extension of Basic One with additional behavior cues taught.  We will work on adding small amounts of distraction and distance.

Intermediate – This is an on-leash class where we practice all of the behavior cues taught in Basic I and II. We work on distances of up to 12’ and one minute duration sits and downs. There will be added distraction (such as a person in a wheelchair moving around) during loose leash walking and problem solving on which tool(s) to use for certain scenarios.

Advanced – This class is completely off leash. Your dog must be dog friendly to be in this class. We will work on your dog heeling by your side while walking through many distracting obstacles. Recalls will become solid with increased distance. Most important, we will introduce and emergency stop for safety when your dog is off leash.

Agility For Fun – Our Agility-For-Fun class offers many obstacles such as tunnels, jumps and weave poles. This class is not taught for competition but rather a fun way to keep your dog mentally and physically stimulated.

Tricks – In this four week class, you get to choose which trick(s) you would like to teach your dog. The trainer works with you to achieve the goal. Some tricks may be more challenging to teach than others and may taking several steps to shape the end behavior. This is a fun class for you and your dog.

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) - The Canine Good Citizen class was designed by the AKC to reward dogs that exhibit good manners in the home and community. There is a ten step exam at the end of the class. It is suggested to take our Basic I and II class before signing up for CGC.

Modules – Our modules run an hour and a half in length hones in on a specific topic. For example our loose lead, focus and crate training modules are intended to strengthen the behavior. We choose topics that are most difficult for owners so that we can focus on just the one behavior and strengthen it.

Workshops – The workshops hosted at Clear Path aim to educate members on topics relating to your dog’s health and training. We will get different speakers in to have an hour to two hour discussion on topics such a Pet First Aid, Holistic Healing, Behavioral problem solving, etc. Workshops may be seasonal depending on the availability of our speakers.


For questions, class times and to sign up, please contact K9 Mingle Coordinator Erin Brisson at K9Mingle@ClearPathForVets.com.