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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
($85/ 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
Oct 21 - Nov 25 Sunday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $85 6 weeks
Oct 25- Dec 6
(no class Nov 22)
Thursday 6:30 - 7:20 pm $85 6 weeks
Nov 4 - Dec 9 Sunday 4:00 - 4:50 pm $85 6 weeks
Jan 2 - Feb 6 Wednesday 6:00 – 6:50 pm $85 6 weeks
Jan 6 - Feb  10 Sunday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $85 6 weeks
Jan 7 - Feb 11 Monday 10:00 - 10:50 am $85 6 weeks
Jan 24 - Feb 28 Thursday 6:30 - 7:20 pm $85 6 weeks
Feb 17 - Mar 24 Sunday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $85 6 weeks
Feb  20- Mar 27 Wednesday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $85 6 weeks
Boot Camp - Puppy ($70/ 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 19 – Dec 17 Monday 11:00 - 11:50 am $70 5 weeks
Beginner Obedience & Canine Good Citizen Course ($99/ 7 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
Oct 1 - Nov 12 Monday 9:00 - 9:50 am $99 7 weeks
Oct 1 - Nov 12 Monday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $99 7 weeks
Oct 7- Nov 18 Sunday 5:00 - 5:50 pm $99 7 weeks
Oct 25 - Dec 13 Thursday 7:30 - 8:20 pm $99 7 weeks
Oct 27 - Dec 8 Saturday 10:00 - 10:50 am $99 7 weeks
Nov 4 - Dec 9 Sunday 3:00 - 3:50 pm $99 7 weeks
Jan 6 - Feb 17 Sunday 5:00 - 5:50 pm $99 7 weeks
Jan 7 -Feb 18 Monday 9:00 - 9:50 am $99 7 weeks
Jan 7 - Feb 18 Monday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $99 7 weeks
Jan 24 - Mar 7 Thursday 7:30 - 8:20 pm $99 7 weeks
Feb 24 -Apr 7 Sunday 5:00 - 5:50 pm $99 7 weeks
Feb 25 -  Apr 8 Monday 9:00 - 9:50 am $99 7 weeks
Feb 25 -  Apr 8 Monday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $99 7 weeks
Boot Camp - Beginner Obedience ($70/ 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 - Beginner Obedience
Next Class Day Time Cost # of Weeks
Nov 19 – Dec 17 Monday 9:00 - 9:50 am $70 5 weeks
Nov 19 – Dec 17 Monday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $70 5 weeks
Boot Camp Advanced Obedience($70/ 5 weeks) – This 5 week class will focus on teaching your dog the basics of obedience including sit, down, heel, stay and come when called. Be prepared for a fun fast paced class. In order to succeed you must plan on practicing at home between classes.
Boot Camp Advanced Obedience
Next Session Day Time Cost # of Weeks
Nov 19 – Dec 17 Monday 10:00 - 10:50 am $70 5 weeks
Nov 19 – Dec 17 Monday 7:00 - 7:50 pm $70 5 weeks
Advanced Obedience ($99/ 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 inclement 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
Oct 1- Nov 12 Monday 7:00 - 7:50 pm $99 7 weeks
Jan 7 - Feb 18 Monday 11:00 - 11:50 am $99 7 weeks
Jan 7 - Feb 18 Monday 7:00 - 7:50 pm $99 7 weeks
Feb 25 - Apr 8 Monday 7:00 - 7:50 pm $99 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
Oct 1 -Nov 12 Monday 10:00 - 10:50 am $100 7 weeks
Nov 7 - Dec 19 Wednesday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $100 7 weeks
Jan 5 - Feb 16 Saturday 10:00 - 10:50 am $100 7 weeks
Feb 25 - Apr 8 Monday 10:00 - 10:50 am $100 7 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
Oct 27 - Dec 8 Saturday 11:00 - 11:50 am $100 7 weeks
Feb 23 - Apr 13
(no class Mar 16)
Saturday 10:00 - 10:50 am $100 7 weeks
50 -50 Class ½ Agility ½ Rally ($99/ 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
Nov 7 - Dec 19 Wednesday 7:00 - 7:50 pm $99 7 weeks
Jan 2 - Feb 13 Wednesday 7:00 - 7:50 pm $99 7 weeks
Apr 3 -May 15 Wednesday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $99 7 weeks
Competitive Advanced Rally ($99/ 7 weeks) –This class is designed to improve on your rally skills. You will also be introduced to the new rally signs that AKC has recently put into effect.
Competitive Advanced Rally
Next Session Day Time Cost # of Weeks
Jul 11 - Aug 29
( no class August 1 )
Wednesday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $99 7 weeks
Jumps and Tunnels ($60/ 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
Oct 27 - Nov 17 Saturday 9:00 - 9:50 am $60 4 weeks
Jan 5 -Jan 26 Saturday 9:00 - 9:50 am $60 4 weeks
Feb 20- Mar 13 Wednesday 7:00 - 7:50 pm $60 4 weeks
May 22 - Jun 12 Wednesday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $60 4 weeks
Therapy Dog Training ($99/ 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
Feb 23 - Apr 13
(no class Mar 16)
Saturday 9:00 - 9:50 am $99 7 weeks
Beginner Rally Class ($99/ 7 weeks) - Rally is a sport in which the dog and handler team complete a course that will be a set up by a judge. The course is set up to use your basic obedience skills. This is a perfect place to start if you are interested in getting a title on your dog, or just brush up on your obedience skills.
Beginner Rally Class
Next Class Day Time Cost # of Weeks
Jan 5 - Feb 16 Saturday 11:00 - 11:50 am $99 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
Oct 23 - Dec 4 Tuesday 8:00 - 8:50 pm $100 7 weeks
Jan 8-Feb 19 Tuesday 8:00 - 8:50 pm $100 7 weeks
Mar 5 - Apr 16 Tuesday 8:00 - 8:50 pm $100 7 weeks
Advanced Nose Work Containers ($100/ 7 weeks) – This class will focus on proper search techniques and indication of scent in a container search. This course is designed to prepare handler and dog teams to compete in nosework container searches.
Advanced Nose Work Containers
Next Class Day Time Cost # of Weeks
Jan 8 - Feb 19 Tuesday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $100 7 weeks
Mar 5 - Apr 16 Tuesday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $100 7 weeks
Advanced Nosework Buried ($100/ 7 weeks) - This class will focus on proper search techniques and indication of scent in a buried container. The course also is designed to prepare dog and handler teams to compete in nosework buried container searches.
Advanced Nosework Buried
Next Class Day Time Cost # of Weeks
Oct 23 Dec 4 Tuesday 6:00 - 6:50 pm $100 7 weeks
Jan 8 - Feb 19 Tuesday 7:00 - 7:50 pm $100 7 weeks
Mar 5 - Apr 16 Tuesday 7:00 - 7:50 pm $100 7 weeks

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