are uncertain which is the best class for you,
e-mail your dog's age,
breed and previous training level (if any) or telephone 770-986-8317.
Session: Class slots
are filled on a first registered basis and we are not able to "hold" slots
via telephone or e-mail. If a class is not noted as full on the
schedule page, but fills prior to our receiving your information you will be
contacted immediately. The class fee listed is for the entire six-week
with puppies or dogs adopted from rescue organizations or animal control
receive a $10 discount on their first session only and should use the
rescue fee listed.
Refer a friend and receive a $10 "thank you" when they enroll. Families enrolled with two dogs in same
session receive discount on second class ($110 1st class $60 second class).
Handler/Dog: The same
person and should attend class with the dog on a weekly basis for continuity
and their name only should be listed on the registration form. For those
with multiple dogs, they must bring the same dog to class each week.
Other household members are welcome to observe or fill-in when the student
must miss class. Only one handler per dog is allowed on the floor in class.
allow children under the age of 12 to handle the dog in class. Family
members are more than welcome to observe and should be involved in the
Children: Children at
our facility must be supervised by an adult (other than the person
handling the dog) at all times.
Equipment: For your convenience, training
equipment is available for purchase at class. We do not recommend your dog's
training collar be the quick-release type since they are not always
reliable. We suggest a buckle or other training collar. We recommend that your training leash
should be leather, no longer than 6' and no wider than ½". Flexi-leashes can
not be used in class unless specifically instructed. A harness is not
appropriate for training class. You can find more specific equipment
guidelines on our Equipment page. We do not accept
credit cards for equipment and cannot allow you to take equipment or treats now and pay
later. Please bring a check or cash with you to class if you think you might
need treats or equipment.
Records: The class fee must be received in order for your registration to be complete.
One check may be written for multiple classes. Fees for all six-week
class sessions are $110 and additional classes in the session/same
handler are $60. You must provide your dog's complete
vaccination records (not just Rabies). Puppies must have begun their
vaccinations and be current based on their age.
Safety: Please keep
your dog on a tight leash, close to you when entering and exiting the
training facility. Your dog may be friendly, but the other dog might not be.
We ask that you wear tennis or another appropriate walking shoe. No "slide
on" shoes please. Secure footing will help you train better.
small, soft training treats to class every week. We have treats
available for purchase if you forget yours.
Bitches In Season:
We do allow bitches in season to attend class, however, students must meet
the following three requirements. 1) The bitch must wear britches for her
entire heat cycle so that our matting is protected, 2) student must notify
instructor or assistant when entering your class that their bitch is in
season and 3) it is the student's responsibility to make certain their dog
is on a tight lead and monitored at all times. There are no exceptions to
Clean-up After Your Dog:
We must be very strict about keeping all areas around the Training Facility
clean. A pooper-scooper and receptacle will be placed in the designated
exercise area. If you choose to exercise in a different area clean-up is
still required. To help avoid a problem, please do not feed your dog after
noon on class days. Please do not allow your dog to soil common areas
such as the side of the building, the waste receptacle, doorways, cars, etc.
Your Class: Mark
your class starting time and date on your calendar. Reminders are
usually, but not always, sent the week
before class begins if an e-mail address is provided on your registration
form or you can e-mail ADOG or call 770.986.8317 to confirm registration receipt.
If you are unable to attend class as planned
after your registration is processed, a $20 service fee will be deducted
from your refund. If you begin class and are unable to attend the
remaining classes in a session, it will be necessary for you to notify us
before the second week of class in order to receive a refund less a $20
service fee. No refunds are given after the second week of class.
We will miss you if you are unable to attend a class, but unfortunately
cannot offer make-up classes or a discount. Your instructor will provide the
homework sheet if you know you will be missing the next week's class or you
can contact us and it
will be e-mailed to you.
Weather Closings: If we find it necessary to cancel classes due to weather conditions,
it will be available on WSB-TV Channel 2 and will also
be posted on the Home page by 5:00pm. It is your responsibility to check for