Premier Levels Training Program
Upcoming Start Dates: See Registration Form
Premier Levels Program Details
Cost: $160 (All September Start Dates are $135)
Length: 8 Week Drop-In Class Membership Pass
Location: 807 Main Street N, Cambridge, MN 55008
Orientation: Online, Self-paced, To be completed before your first class (access given after registration).
Age Requirements: None! Open to dogs of all ages. All dogs and puppies should be on a vaccination schedule with your vet!
What To Bring?: Check out our list of what you will best prepare you for class here.
Who Can Attend?: Up to two people from each family! Children who are old enough to participate in training are welcome (all minors must be accompanied by a guardian). All attendees must complete Orientation first!
What Behaviors Taught?: Class tasks can include behaviors such as Attention, Recalls, Greetings, Leash Manners, Impulse Control, Station Training, Stays, and more!
About The Program: Our Premier Levels Program is designed for convenience and focuses on competency. Every student starts in Level 1 and progresses at their own pace as their dog accomplishes the required tasks for each level. When they graduate out of Level 1 during their membership period they then start attending Level 2 classes at no additional expense. Classes are drop-in. Students are welcome to attend more than one class per week, but should always attend classes of their current level. Students do not need to attend the same class every week, but are required to choose a starting class when they register. Their membership begins on the date selected and expires 8-weeks from that date. Students are welcome to continue with the program by purchasing more membership renewals until they have reached their training goals, or indefinitely if they just enjoy working with their dogs (our more advanced levels incorporate a variety of fun and complicated tricks). The program focuses on family dogs and includes the elements required to complete the American Kennel Clubs Canine Good Citizen Test. It is also a good starting point for future therapy and service dogs.
What Methods Do You Use?: We train with positive reinforcement methods using a marker signal and/or word (often referred to as clicker training). We use mainly food in our training sessions - which can include your dog's dinner and a variety of treats, but we'll also teach you how to use other rewards, such as toys and the environment. Our focus is to help you teach your dog what you want them to do you in ways that are fun for both you and your dog!
What Vaccines Are Required For My Dog?: A current rabies vaccination is required for all adult dogs and for puppies old enough to get the vaccine (all dogs over 6 months of age). We also require adult dogs be current on distemper/parvovirus vaccines, and that puppies be started on a vaccine series with your vet (often listed as DHPP). A current bordetella vaccination is highly recommended. Proof of vaccines will be required to attend class - either emailed prior to the beginning of your class or brought to your first in-person session.
REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY: I understand that it is up to me, as my dog's owner, to follow instructions as given and train at home between classes. What I get out of class will depend on what I put into training. Therefore I acknowledge that Rogues and Rascals can offer no guarantees about my dog's behavior. I understand that cancellation requests must occur at least fourteen days prior to the beginning of my registered class/pass/membership start date and are subject to a non-refundable service fee of $25. Cancellations requested within fourteen days of my registered class/pass/membership start date are unable to be refunded. In the instance that I need to change my start date, class/pass transfers must be requested at least ten days prior to the beginning of my current class/pass/membership registration and are subject to availability. Any transfer requests coming within ten days of my current class/pass registration are subject to a class transfer fee. Transfers cannot be requested after my class/pass/membership begins. I also understand that since passes are subject to my own schedule and availability, that there are no extensions and no guarantees as to the number of classes attended per pass. There are no refunds on any unused portions of classes, passes, memberships or tickets regardless of my attendance.