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

Learn the philosophy behind CCC's unique puzzle reward system and how to incorporate it into your training. Motivate your dog to work with you even when you don't have treats in your pocket by teaching him to solve two food puzzles that will be used as a reward throughout the class. Teach your dog voluntary eye contact, connection, cooperation, explicit permission and a simple relaxation technique to help him find balance. 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 influence the dog's ability to work with you as you begin learning how to walk together on a loose leash.

Course Length:
Course Fee:
Prerequisites:

Six weeks (1.5 hour sessions) 
$175
Sit/down stay is recommended, but not required. 

Wednesdays
Mondays
Wednesdays

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6:30-8:00 pm
6:30-8:00 pm
3:30-5:00 pm

begins Sept 26  FULL
begins Nov 12
begins Nov 14


CCC Level 2

Teach your dog how to solve a new food puzzle and continue his eagerness to work with you using CCC's puzzle reward system. Give your dog practice balancing his arousal in new ways to keep him thoughtful, productive and aware of you. Sustain your connection on a loose leash. Discover how to use visual, auditory and olfactory distractions productively while keeping your dog thoughtful and compliant. Learn a fun hunting game you can play with your dog to engage him when he's got other ideas, and how to use it as an alternate reward.

Course Length: 
Course Fee:
Prerequisite:

Six Weeks (1.5 hour sessions)
$175 
Successful completion of CCC Level 1

Thursdays
Mondays"
Wednesdays

6:30-8:00 pm
2:00-3:30 pm
6:30-8:00 pm

begins Sept 27
begins Nov 12
begins Nov 14


CCC Level 3                                                             

Practice sustaining connection and awareness on a loose leash with visual, auditory and olfactory distraction, and learn how to incorporate social distractions productively while keeping your dog balanced and connected. Learn how to fade the puzzles and still keep the dog engaged in new locations. Discover how to use distractions as rewards for attentive compliance.

 

Course Length:  
Course Fee:  
Prerequisite:

Six Weeks (1.5 hour sessions)
$175     
Successful completion of CCC Level 2

Tuesdays
Mondays
Thursdays

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8:00-9:30 pm
3:30-5:00 pm
6:30-8:00 pm

begins Sept 18
begins Nov 12
begins Nov 15


Continuing CCC

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?


Course Length: 
Course Fee:  
Prerequisite: 

Six Weeks (1.5 hour sessions)
$175
Successful completion of CCC Level 3

Thursdays

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8:00-9:30 pm

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CCC for Competition

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!

Course Length: 
Course Fee: 
Prerequisite: 

Six Weeks (1.5 hour sessions)
$175
Successful completion of CCC Level 3