Plantation Heritage Park - Oh Behave
Markham Park & Target Range - PlayTrain
Tradewinds Park & Stables - A Dog's Best Friend
Sunview Park - American IDogs
Quiet Waters and T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) parks - K-9 Charm School
Oh Behave Dog Training
Basic Dog Obedience:
Imagine teaching your dog basic skills: sit, down, come, stay, and loose leash walking in a beautiful and fun setting. We will address problem behaviors like jumping up, leash pulling, and play biting to make your dog a good family member. Our positive, reward-based program is a great bonding experience for you and your dog under the lovely shady trees at Plantation Heritage Park. We incorporate games and fun contests during class too! Join us on Saturday mornings for more fun than humans should be allowed! Class times, required registration forms, and more information are available at Oh Behave.
Oh Behave Basic Obedience Group Lessons cost $130 per dog for six classes and there must be at least one adult handler per dog. The $130 fee does not include the park entrance fee of $1.50 per person. The dog student must be at least 5 months of age and have a current Broward County rabies tag. No aggressive dogs, please.
What to bring on the first day of class: the dog student, a nylon buckle collar, a six-foot leash (no retractable leashes), and a bag of favorite treats cut or broken into small pieces. We will meet in the parking lot by the park management office. Registration is required - see registration form.
K9 Fun Nosework
Wouldn’t it be great if your dog could find your keys or your cell phone? Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt. This class focuses on teaching you how to encourage and develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. It’s a great class for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy.
The program fee of $130 per dog includes six classes and there must be at least one adult handler per dog. The $130 fee does not include the park entrance fee of $1.50 per person. The dog student must be at least 5 months of age and have a current Broward County rabies tag. No aggressive dogs, please. Registration is required - see registration form.
About Dawn Hanna: Dawn is the President of Oh Behave, offering dog obedience and behavior modification for dogs of all ages and breeds. She has successfully trained many breeds of dogs ranging from teacups to Great Danes. She is a graduate of Tar Heel Canine Training School in North Carolina. Dawn is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and a Certified Pet Dog Trainer. Dawn's positive reinforcement training methods are motivating for dogs and humans. Her knowledge in dog behavior allows her to shape the dog's behavior and enlist their willing participation in the training process.
Check out the monthly Oh Behave Newsletter. If you have any questions, call 954-587-2711 or e-mail.
PlayTrain Dog Training at Markham Park
Wouldn’t it be great to have a well-mannered dog you can take anywhere?
Learn the basic leash manners and obedience commands your dog needs to be a welcome companion. He will learn to be calm and focused around people and other dogs. You will learn how to apply the basics, such as sit, down, stay, leave it, and wait to replace unwanted behavior with desirable behavior.
Does your dog drag you down the street and not come when you call him?
Basic training class teaches him to walk nicely on a leash and come quickly to you when called. (The goal is to come and sit in three seconds by graduation.)
Positive training methods focus on what your dog is doing right. Your dog is taught and rewarded for desirable behavior, increasing his likelihood of repeating it. Positive training is reward-based, not punishment-based. Learn how to gain your dog's cooperation without choke chains, prong collars, shock collars, or leash corrections. The result is a dog that obeys with enthusiasm, not fear.
PlayTrain offers the following classes at Markham Park:
Basic Positive Training: Saturdays, 9 a.m.
The cost for the six-week class is $150. Dogs should be 5 months and older, handlers 16 and older. Proof of vaccination is required. Call 954-349-5969 to preregister.
Canine Good Citizen: Saturdays, 10 a.m.
The 10 items necessary to pass the Canine Good Citizen test will be taught, and the test administered on the last class. The cost for the six-week class is $150. Call 954-349-5969 to preregister.
Susan Claire is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Susan was one of the first trainers in Broward County to take the certification exam back in 2002, and has 10+ years of continuing education with some of the top experts in the field. Susan has worked and volunteered with the Humane Society of Broward County’s Behavior program in a variety of positions since 2000. Susan Claire writes columns for several publications and websites, speaks publicly and has appeared on Channel 10 News multiple times. She has consulted with several Therapy Dog Organizations and is a Therapy Dog and Canine Good Citizen evaluator. In addition to her private practice, Susan teaches Puppy Kindergarten and Basic training classes in several locations. For more information check her Web site: www.playtraindog.com.
A Dog's Best Friend at Tradewinds Park
Tradewinds Park (Coconut Creek) offers Dog Training Classes on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. (New program starts every 7th week). The cost is $150 for the full program. In addition, there is now an Advanced Canine Obedience Class on Tuesday nights from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. (location in the park may vary depending on the weather).
Preregistration is required. Call 954-791-2717 prior to registration to ensure that a group class is appropriate and will meet your expectations. Registration and class information may be faxed or mailed to you or information regarding the class and downloadable forms can also be found at adogsbestfriend.com. Dogs must be 4 months old and young handlers should be accompanied by adult.
Tim Mullally has been training dogs and owners for 25 years and is the president of A Dog's Best Friend, Inc., a full-service dog training company in South Florida. He has been a past Instructor for the Animal Fancier's Club in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, and Training Director at the Animal Refuge Center in Fort Myers, FL. There he designed a program and protocol for safety, puppy development, aggressive dogs, training, and socialization. He has also been the Training Director of the Good Dog Training Program for the Collier County Humane Society. He is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT), Certification Counsel of Pet Dog Trainers and Certified Behaviorist, Purdue University; Member, Association of Pet Dog Trainers; Director of Education at Bark Park at Snyder Park, Fort Lauderdale; Planning Committee, Bark Park at Snyder Park, Fort Lauderdale; Happy Tails Park, Plantation; and Innopet Park, Coral Springs (Dog Parks).
Sunview Park Offers American IDogs
Classes are held on Tuesdays (except holidays). Afternoon class at 1:30 p.m. and two evening classes starting at 7 p.m.
Clicker Training (5-week program). Cost $119.
Trick Classes (6-week program). Cost $119.
Saturdays are fun training starting at 9 a.m. Cost is $49. Check the Website for new classes and dates.
Teach Your K-9 To Turn On the Charm!
New classes every five weeks!
Basic Obedience Class at Quiet Waters Park
Time: 9 to 10 a.m. Cost: $125
For more information and to register contact Clare at e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 954-292-6894.
Classes Also Offered at T.Y. Park!
Basic Obedience -- 9 a.m. -- $125 for five weeks
Ages 5 months and older - Saturdays at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach.
Sundays at T.Y. Park in Hollywood. Call 954-292-6894 for details and when the next class starts.
- Improve attention
- Practice K-9 manners
- Learn the basics: sit, down, come, stay, and leash walking
Limited space. Registration required. Information at email@example.com.
About the instructor:
Clare Singer owner of K-9 Charm School, LLC, is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer. She has more than seven years experience as a trainer and instructor. Since 2003, she has worked with the Broward County Humane Society, where she has been challenged by many behavioral and training experiences. There she instructs the Tuesday night “Doggie-B-Good” group clicker classes, and volunteers in many aspects of the shelter to include foster care, education, and behavior. She is an advocate for humane training methods and her goal is to help animals stay in their homes through humane training and education. She is a Professional Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. For more information Clare can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 954-292-6894.
Contact Broward County Parks and Recreation at ParksMarketing@broward.org.