Class Details

Connection, cooperation and control are the hallmark of any dog/human relationship.   See Spot Grin is proud to offer a unique approach to achieving this goal through the use of food puzzles to establish permission, focus, team work and confidence.   This training system offers a practical, positive approach to learning for dogs of any age, including those who are easily distracted, overly social, or reactive to other dogs.  Enjoy a more individualized approach with our small class size, or choose the online class option, to make your family pet or performance dog the best he can be.  Required Material:  Food puzzles (approximately $30) must be purchased separately.


CCC Level 1

Course Length:  Six weeks (1.5 hour sessions)
Course Fee:       $175

Prerequisites:    A sit or down stay is recommended, but not required.

  • Mon          2:00-3:30 pm        begins Jul 24      Register Now
  • Thurs        6:30-8:00 pm        begins Jul 27      Register Now
  • Mon          3:30-5:00 pm        begins Sept 11     Register Now
  • Tues         8:00-8:30 pm        begins Sept 12    Register Now
 

You will:

  • Enjoy teaching your dog two food puzzles
  • Learn the philosophy behind CCC’s unique puzzle reward system, and how to incorporate it in your work with your dog
  • Improve your ability to read shifts in your dog’s arousal and make adjustments to keep him thoughtful, productive and compliant
  • Discover how your body language and intent influences the dog’s ability to work with you
  • Learn the value of and teach your dog voluntary eye contact, connection, cooperation, explicit permission, and a simple relaxation technique
  • Begin developing loose leash walking skills
  • Develop a humane, dog-friendly technique that insists your dog come along with you to keep him out of trouble
  • Learn how to keep your dog connected as he moves through doorways and gates.

Your dog will:

  •  Discover that you're worth attending to even if you don't have treats in your pocket
  • Delight in learning to solve two food puzzles
  •  Improve motivation through CCC’s unique puzzle reward system
  • Be eager to continue each training session through an endless variety of problem solving with puzzles
  • Learn that connecting and cooperating with you has value that matters to him
  • Start learning to balance his arousal in a way that keeps him thoughtful, productive and aware of you
  • Begin learning to look to you for explicit permission rather than making independent decisions that might get him into trouble
  • Be introduced to connected loose leash walking
  • Learn a simple relaxation technique that helps him find balance, even in new locations

CCC Level 2                                                                           

Course Length:  Six Weeks (1.5 hour sessions)
Course Fee:        $175 
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of CCC Level 1

  • Mon          6:30-8:00 pm         begins Jul 24
  • Weds        3:30-5:00 pm         begins Jul 25
  • Tues         2:00-3:30 pm         begins Sept 12
  • Thurs        6:30-8:00 pm         begins Sept 14

You will:

  • Teach your dog two new food puzzles
  • Learn to sustain your awareness of the dog’s shifts in arousal and adjust as needed to keep your dog thoughtful and compliant
  • Lengthen the duration of connection while walking on a loose leash
  • Discover how to use visual, auditory and olfactory distractions productively while keeping your dog balanced and connected to you
  • Learn how to fade the puzzles and still keep the dog engaged in new locations
  • Learn a fun hunting game you can play with your dog to engage him when he's got other ideas


 


Your dog will:

  • Delight in learning to solve two new food puzzles
  • Continue his eagerness to work with you using CCC’s puzzle reward system
  • Practice balancing his arousal in new ways to keep him thoughtful, productive and aware of you
  • Begin developing the ability to work through visual, auditory and olfactory distractions and sustaining connection and awareness of you while walking on a loose leash
  • Learn a fun hunting game he can play with you

CCC Level 3                                                             

Course Length:  Six Weeks (1.5 hour sessions)
Course Fee:        $175     
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of CCC Level 2

  • Mon          3:30-5:00 pm         begins Jul 24
  • Tues         8:00-9:30 pm          begins Jul 25
  • Mon          6:30-8:00 pm         begins Sept 11
  • Weds        3:30-5:00 pm         begins Sept 13

You will:

  • Continue increasing duration in connection and awareness to keep your dog thoughtful and compliant while walking on a loose leash
  •  Learn how to use social distractions productively while keeping your dog balanced and connected to you
  • Learn how to keep the dog engaged in new locations
  • Learn how to use distractions as rewards

 

 

Your dog will:

  • Practice balancing his arousal in new ways to keep him thoughtful, productive and aware of you
  • Practice sustaining connection and awareness of you on a loose leash with visual, auditory and olfactory distractions
  •  Begin developing the ability to work through social distractions, sustaining connection and awareness of you while walking on a loose leash
  • Discover that balancing his attention and impulses has value, even when there are no puzzles

Continuing CCC

Course Length:  Six Weeks (1.5 hour sessions)
Course Fee:        $175
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of CCC Level 3

  • Thurs      8:00-9:30 pm          FULL
  • Mon        2:00-3:30 pm          begins Jul 24

Polish your skills and challenge yourself and your dog in new ways each week.  Will it be a new puzzle map?  A Connection Course?  Or one of our CCC Games?. Sign up for a regular weekly spot every six weeks, or reserve one of our limited drop in spaces* on the week you choose.  *Drop ins:  $40 per spot


CCC for Competition

Course Length:  Six Weeks (1.5 hour sessions)
Course Fee:        $175
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of CCC Level 3

email cindy@seespotgrin.com to express your interest

This course is designed for folks who complete with their performance dog, or are interested in taking their CCC training to the next level.  Develop the skill of taking your dog into the ring and exiting the ring on a loose leash, strengthen your start line stays, and keep your dog in the Think & Learn Zone while you negotiate obstacles and the space in between for optimal performance in your dog sport.  Especially useful for those who compete in agility, obedience, rally, disc dog, herding and more!


Join The CCC Puzzle Club

Interested in continuing your CCC journey? Looking for ways to practice on your own? The CCC Puzzle Club is a great way to continue applying what you've learned in new ways, at your own pace, in your own space, and on your own time. Take your puzzle maps on the road, or practice at home. Your dog will tell you what's right for him, and he'll love the time you'll spend together.  (But you already knew that!)