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Training

Finishing the tunnelLoose lead heelingConfidence course/agility prep"Molly" gets lots of help and  praise from Erin and Reuben Willis going through the Confidence Course cube TTouch yinyang

Canines Unlimited - 907-790-DOGS
Also See:
Training Philosophy
Credentials


Current SCHEDULE

Classes -2019

Day/ Time Dates   Notes*

ORIENTATION:
Dog Gym, Dog Treadmills, People Exercise Equipment & Interval Training

Sundays
12 Noon

start 2/3

 


Required to use Dog Gym and Treadmill/Exercise Equipment.

Mondays
2:00p

start 2/4
Wednesdays
8:00p
start 2/6

Puppy PreSchool
Includes Orientation to Dog Gym + Exercise Treadmills & Equipment

Sundays
1:00p


Start 2/3
 


First class, no dog. (Puppies 7 wks-4 months of age)
6 weeks class

   
Wednesdays
5:45p
Start 2/13

Puppy Kindergarten
Includes Orientation to Dog Gym + Exercise Treadmills & Equipment

Sundays
3:00p


Start 2/3
 



First class, no dog. (Puppies 4-6 months.)
6 week class

   

Wednesdays 7:00p

Start 2/13
Puppy Flexible/Ongoing
Fridays,
6:30p
Beginning 1/2/19, start any Friday   Extra weeks to complete classes (Puppies 2-6 mos.). First class (one time) start at 6:15p for Orientation
Puppy Preschool + Kindergarten Combo
Taken sequentially
      Discount for both classes (12 weeks)

WB (Well-Behaved) Dog I -
Includes Orientation to Dog Gym + Exercise Treadmills & Equipment

Sundays,
5:00p
Start 2/3  

First class, no dog.
6 week class
(Dogs 6 mos.+)

   
   
WB (Well-Behaved) Dog II-(Dogs 6 mos.+)
Includes Orientation to Dog Gym + Exercise Treadmills & Equipment
  TBA   First class, no dog.
6 weeks
   
   
Open GYM   TBA   Orientation required
Pilates for Pooches   TBA   Canines 2 mos. +
Pocket Classes   TBA    
Tundra Treaders (Dog Treadmills)   TBA   Orientation required

Nosy Dog NOSEWORK


TBA  


Canines 8 wks+

Calm Canine


TBA  
Puppies 8 wks-1 yr.

AKC Trick Dog Class

Mondays
7:15p

Start 2/11  


Canines 8 wks +

Private Consultations

Varies by appt.

By Appointment

 


1 hour
3 hour pkg
6 hour pkg

 

Registration Form On-line



Registration  
Location Instructor
Vaccinations Refund & Class Policies
 

 

 

 

 

 

Front & center, at 12 weeks old

S.T.A.R. Puppy

Puppy Classes

AKC STAR puppy

AKC STAR Puppy Award

Puppy Preschool -- $139.00:
Get the Puppy Basics every pet owner should know and practice.

  • Socialization
  • Basic cues (sit, down, etc.)
  • Housebreaking, chewing/teething, barking, focus, etc.
  • Enrichment
  • Dog Gym
  • Dog Treadmills & Exercise
  • Free Orientation to Dog Gym and Exercise Equipment
  • Free Basic Juneau DIY Dog Wash (by appointment, at Shop facility)
  • AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy fulfillment (PDF Brochure AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program) option (Certificate $10)
  • 6 weeks
  • Puppies- 7 weeks-4 months of age
  • Upon passing the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test (20 items), you’ll get an application to send to AKCĀ® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program, Medal, Certificate, Handbook, Monthly Newsletter from AKC.

Registration Form On-line

 

Puppy Kindergarten -- $139.00:
Puppy Basics, as a stand alone class, or a continuum from Puppy PreSchool for added practice and skills.

  • Socialization
  • Basic cues (sit, down, etc.), beginning and intermediate
  • Housebreaking, chewing/barking, focus, etc.
  • Enrichment
  • Dog Gym
  • Dog Treadmills & Exercise
  • Free Orientation to Dog Gym and Exercise Equipment
  • Free Basic Juneau DIY Dog Wash (by appointment, at Shop facility)
  • AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy fulfillment (PDF Brochure AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program) option (Certificate $10)
  • 6 weeks
  • Puppies- 4-6 months of age
  • Upon passing the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test (20 items), you’ll get an application to send to AKCĀ® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program, Medal, Certificate, Handbook, Monthly Newsletter from AKC.

Registration Form On-line

 

Puppy Flexible/Ongoing -- $149.00
Puppy Basics from Puppy Preschool & Puppy Kindergarten above, in a Flexible format, with two extra weeks to complete the six week course. (So you have eight weeks to complete the six week class.) Plus, you can start any week (no waiting until the next group class starts).

Registration Form On-line

 

Puppy Preschool + Kindergarten Combo-- $255.00
Discount rate for registering for both classes. Twelve weeks, taken sequentially and as a continuum.

Registration Form On-line

 

WB (Well-Behaved) Dog I -- $139.00
For dogs six months and older. Basic Obedience class, from the perspective of an older dog.

  • Socialization
  • Basic exercises, from a practical perspective (sit, down, etc.)
  • Loose leash walking, chewing/barking, focus, build time and distance on basic skills, etc.
  • Enrichment
  • Dog Gym
  • Dog Treadmills & Exercise
  • Free Orientation to Dog Gym and Exercise Equipment
  • Free Basic Juneau DIY Dog Wash (by appointment, at Shop facility)
  • Exercises applicable towards CGC (Canine Good Citizen)
  • 6 week course
  • Dogs six months of age and older
  • No previous training required

Registration Form On-line

 

Class location:

New Location, effective Jan. 25, 2019:

1731 Ralph's Way, Suite 1.
Green building, near Costco, next to Southeast Mattress and across the street from Rainway Car Wash.

 

Aware Winning, Multi-disciplined Professional Instructor:

Martha Fischbach, a National Award Winning trainer, Certified T Touch Practitioner and Certified Professional Groomer, Healing Touch Practitioner Apprentice, Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner-in-training, holds numerous awards, dog titles, state and local recognition, additional training in holistic methods (canine acupressure, aromatherapy, reflexology, massage, Healing Touch, homeopathics, flower essences, etc.) 30+ years experience, national conference presenter. Instructor is AKC Approved CGC Instructor/Evaluator for S.T.A.R. Puppy Class/test, All CGC tests, and Trick Dog tests. Please see our Credentials, for more information.

 

Refund and Class/Activity Policies:

Classes and activities are on-leash, unless otherwise specified. Handlers are to pick-up/clean up after their dog. Handlers should be engaging in an activity with their dog, in control of their dog, creating fun and interesting situations for them, and prevent their dog from stressing other dogs in any way.

Reactive Dog Classes: Recommended classes for dogs with dog or people reactivity issues are Calm Canine, Nosework and Private Consultations.

Client certifies their dog is in sound and good health, per their veterinarian, and is not a safety concern to other dogs or handlers. Handlers certify they also are of sound and good health, per their doctor (for use of equipment). Use of treadmills and equipment is at their discretion, for both dogs and people, and handlers assume all responsibility and risk for any happening or outcome from use of equipment, resources, classes or activities. Equipment/resources should NOT be used if either handler or dog is not in good health, unless under the direction of their veterinarian/doctor or therapist.

Sorry… no refunds, credits or transfers to other people or dogs, on training classes. Payment by cash, check (to "Canines Unlimited",) VISA or MASTER CARD. Registrations will not be considered complete without full payment. Any adjustments made to accomodate special situtations may incur an additional administrative fee.

Be sure to arrive by class starting time to ensure your space in class. Student expiration date will be extended one week for any skip week that falls within their course dates.

All Classes: Classes may be added, combined, canceled or changed, subject to enrollment, at our discretion, without notice. Proof of necessary immunization/titers/veterinary recommendation required in hard copy form. First come, first served. Classes to be completed within the time frame specified at registration. Classes short of minimum enrollment may still be held, at shorter class times. Skip weeks for holidays or other reasons (such as instructor training) will be announced, and listed on our "Contact" page.

Accomopanying children must have separate supervisory person, other than dog handler, if attending/watching. They (children) must be quiet and be able to do quiet activities (read, draw, etc.) during class.

Private Classes, Appointments/Consultations or Meetings CANCELLATION Policy: No later than 12 Noon the day BEFORE the scheduled class/appointment. If not cancelled/changed by that time, it will be considered taken/completed and you will be charged for the appointment. Any deposit paid (non-refundable) will be final and non-transferable.

Registration is considered complete when we actually receive your completed registration form, verify vaccination records and receive full payment (VISA, MASTER CARD, check [to "Canines Unlimited"] or cash). Your place in class is not confirmed until we receive all three items. Remember is it First Come, First Served.

Reassignment: Any canine participating in a group class, that displays behavior which is of safety concern or inappropriate for any person or dog in class, will, at the instructor's discretion, be reassigned to our Private Consultation serivce, and remaining class funds will be applied to Private Consultation at those rates. The Private Consultation services must be used within the time frame of the original class.

NOTE: You should always seek the advice of a qualified veterinarian when making any changes to your dog's physical, mental or emotional being. None of the recommendations made in our training courses are intended or to be used in place of proper veterinary care.

 

Vaccinations:

Registering for class(es) constitutes attestment that your canine is age appropriate current on his/her vaccinations/titers (Distemper, Adenovirus (Hepatitus), Parvovirus, Rabies) or veterinary recommendation and can produce written proof of such. Proof of vaccination/titers/veterinary recommendation-must be shown at Registration. A copy may be faxed to us at 907-789-WOOF (9663).

For further information on the vaccination issue see these related links:

Puppy Vaccination and Early Socialization:

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior believes puppies should start puppy socializationa and classes BEFORE they are fully vaccinatted. See their statement HERE.


" Please remember that the risk of a dog dying (euthanasia) because of behavior problems is more than 1,000 times the risk of
dying of distemper or parvo virus. Early learning, socialization of puppies and appropriate vaccination should go together in a
wellness program designed to protect lives of dogs and improve the bond with families".-Robert K. Anderson DVM, MPH, DACVPM and DACVB

 

REGISTRATION

Five Easy Ways to Send Registration Form/Information:

Registration Form On-line (preferred)
Fax: (907) 789-WOOF (9663)
Mail: P.O. Box 34496, Juneau, AK 99803 (note-mail can take up to a week to be delivered to us-please plan accordingly)
Drop-off: at 4191 Taku Blvd. (Put in mail slot in door. Please Do NOT leave in mail box by street.) Or at Dog Gym, 1731, Ste 1, Ralph's Way (by Costco, next to SE Mattress).
NOTE: please do NOT send Credit Card information via email, as it is not secure.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

1. Complete the Registration Form On-line and submit it online.

2. Finish Registration Process: Upon receipt of your online registration form, we will email you an invoice for class, including cost + applicable sales tax. This will be coming from SquareUp.com (not from Canines Unlimited) so be sure to check your Spam filter, in case it gets caught there. You may pay it online or at our Shop (4191 Taku Blvd.) during regular Shop Hours.

3. Pay online (if getting emailed invoice) or at our Shop during regular shop hours. Vaccination records can be verified by sending to us via email,
E-mail: info@caninesunlimited.com, faxing to 907-789-9663, or bringing by our Shop of GYM, prior to first class.

4. It is recommended that you also call us at 790-DOGS (3647) or email us to advise us you have submitted a Registration, to be sure we received your registration.

Registration is considered complete when we actually receive your completed registration form, verify vaccination records and receive full payment (VISA, MASTER CARD, check [to "Canines Unlimited"] or cash). Your place in class is not confirmed until we receive all three items. Remember is it First Come, First Served.

Please use separate registration form for each class or dog.

If you are unable to complete the Registration Form On-line, please click here to download PDF registration form (54 KB), complete and fax to us at 907-789-WOOF (9663). (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader version 3.0 or higher to view this file.)

 

Free Juneau Dog Wash: A free half hour appointment for your dog at the do-it-yourself Juneau Dog Wash is included with each Puppy Preschool & Puppy Kindergarten, and WB1 course. Appointments available at our shop, during regular shop hours. Your free Juneau Dog Wash is available throughout the length of your course.

Sign up now. Class registrations are on a first come, first served basis.

We will DONATE $ to Gastineau Humane Society (GHS) if you adopted your puppy/dog from them. Just provide proof of adoption when you register for any Puppy Kindergarten or Basic Obedience class and present coupon (from GHS). Must start class within three months (90 days) of adoption of puppy or dog and have coupon from GHS.



 

CALM CANINE - Classes for Special Issues

These classes focus on a variety of dog reactivities. They are intended to give you introductory general information, resources, considerations and practice on numerous methods and techniques relative to reactivity and calming your canine.

  • Calm Canine - This class explores a variety of modalities with reactivity issues such as with grooming, noise, mouthing, hyperness, jumping, pulling, pain, barking, no focus, etc., with the opportunity to practice skills on your puppy/dog and yourself. Dogs must be able to be around other dogs/people without presenting a danger to their safety, as well as relatively quiet in class. Handlers whose dogs reactivity is beyond this should inquire about our Private Consultation Services, to deal with these issues. A TTouch Balance harness & self adjusting leash required (additional cost).
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  • Private Consultation Services--
    For students wanting specific and targeted information and skills to their particular situation, either before or after any of the Calm Canines classes. Previous obedience experience is not required. Where the Calm Canine Classes are disseminating general information relative to reactivies in dogs, Private Consulations are specifically taylored to the issues you choose to work with, and include before and after assessments of your dog.

TESTIMONIALS:
"I just want to say thank you for the class.  Lloyd and I took away a lot of useful tools for Wyatt and ourselves.  I will keep in touch as I would like to explore more tools to help with his excitement and what seems to be separation anxiety. Thank you again!!" -Clinton Lasley

 -Clinton Lasley (Photo below-left, courtesy of Clinton Lasley)

Wyatt being typical (not calm) Calm Canine Wyatt Lily
Photos: Left-Wyatt in frequent wound up mode; Center - Wyatt-calm, settled & quiet; Right-Lily,-now allows nail trimming.

TESTIMONIAL: "
Lily’s story:  Before my person took the calm canine class with me, trimming my nails was a challenge.  I would keep pulling my paws back and resist.  She would trim a few nails at a session.  In the course of a few days, she would have all my nails trimmed.  After taking the class, she has a calmer energy.  This makes me feel more calm too.  She just trimmed all my nails in one session.  By the time she got two paws done, I just laid my head down and let her finish the rest with little or no resistance from me.  I still don’t like it very much, but I don’t feel the need to get anxious about it now.  Thanks, Canines Unlimited!”

(Photo above-right, courtesy of Lily's Mom).

Registration Form On-line

Registration

Vaccinations

Location

Instructor

Refund & Class Policies

COST: Calm Canine is $120, plus any applicable sales tax. There is a one time Equipment/Supply fee of $5.00 for Calm Canine Class. Plus CBJ 5% sales tax if applicable. Balance harness & leash required and is available for purchase from us or you may bring your own (contact instructor for details of requirement so you have the proper equipment).


Nosy Dog NOSEWORK (Scent Discrimination)

DESCRIPTION: Classes focus on teaching students how to encourage and develop their dogs’ natural scenting abilities by using their innate desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. A perfect class for dogs to have fun, build confidence and focus, and burn lots of mental and physical energy. Indoor work to begin with. This class will include dogs of different beginning levels of skill. If your dog already knows how to search and find treats, they will start advancing to the next level. Whether for fun or for sport, it's a something you can do with your pet, even in a small area.

Nosework 2 Nosework

This class is great for puppies/dogs with reactivity issues, hyperactivity, lack of focus, etc. Also useful for handlers or dogs with mobility issues, indoor restrictions or other limitations that make it difficult to do other types of dog acitivity classes.
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COST: $120 (plus any applicable sales tax).

Registration Form On-line

Registration

Vaccinations

Location

Instructor

Refund & Class Policies

 

MATERIALS: Students wishing to pursue more odor discrimination will need to acquire some minimal materials. To be discussed.

Note: If you are interested in taking this class, but do not see a section that fits your time frame, please contact us to find out what other sections are under consideration, as we have a variety of venues to plan from. E-mail: info@caninesunlimited.com

 

 


AKC Trick Dog Classes and Certification Testing

AKC Trick Dog Novice Patch Trick Salute RedTunnel

-- For FUN, Mental and Physical Exercise, and improvement of Dog/Handler Communication and Cooperation!

See AKC Trick Dog Information for general information, and list of tricks for each level. Please download bring your COMPLETED list to the testing venue, for each level.

See Trick Dog Application for AKC for AKC form for each level (Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Performer). This form should be completed and brought with you to the test.

We will provide some basic equipment (contact us at info@caninesunlimited.com for list of items provided). Participants will need to provide specific equipment needed for their dog.

Ribbons will be awarded to those who pass.

Trick Dog Awards 092818
Congratulations to Rebecca Albert and Tilli, and Kelli Anderson and Bourbon for earning their AKC Trick Dog Awards in Novice and Intermediate levels.


"Tricks are simply behaviors, and learning these behaviors puts the dog in a learning-to-learn mode. Tricks are behaviors that can be done for entertainment such as “say your prayers,” physical activity (such as weave poles or spin), or as useful practical skills (e.g., “paws up” so the dog stands with front paws on a stool to raise his head for petting by a patient in a hospital bed).

What I like about trick training is that it will make a trainer out of a beginning trainer. Correctly using the behavioral principles of shaping, chaining and reinforcement will be required of the successful trick dog trainer. I like the fact that trick dog training requires the handler and dog to work together as a team. Pushing, shoving and pulling the dog into position don’t work in trick dog training."
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"Trick dog training often involves the dog getting physical exercise. Dogs get a lot of mental exercise from tricks as well. After a trip outside for physical exercise and a tricks training session, dogs who once looked for way to get in trouble when left alone may be happy to climb on the couch and take a nap."

Excerpt from AKC article by Mary R. Burch, PhD
Canine Good Citizen Director

Four Levels of Awards are available: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and Performer. For more information see AKC TRICK DOG

Cost: $125, plus Optional $10 Certification Testing (per level), plus applicable Sales Tax.

Equipment: While we provide basic equipment, if handlers have specialize equipment needed for a particular trick (special bell to ring, bucket to carry, etc.) they will need to provide that.

Instructor is AKC Approved CGC Instructor/Evaluator for S.T.A.R. Puppy Class/test, All CGC tests, and Trick Dog tests.

Registration Form On-line

Registration

Vaccinations

Location

Instructor

Refund & Class Policies

 


Testimonials

"I am so happy that we found your class. You have a heart of gold and really care about not just the dogs but us untrained people as well. My husband Larry was very impressed with class last week and was able to see in action what we are working on so he can follow suit." Denise Van Der Pol, Juneau

"I'm really happy with everything she has learned so far and I enjoy learning from you! ...going to your class has made life much easier. I have some friends who recently got a yellow lab pup and I highly recommended your class to them. It's really helpful to learn how to mentally connect with the dog and cooperate with them. I'm able to keep her healing at my side without a leash for miles! Thanks again!" - K.S., Juneau


Rating our classes as "Excellent", Sabrina Nelson said the greatest benefit of our training was "that the dog listens and obeys commands."

Lorraine Stickel found our class "Excellent", really liked the Flexible format and appreciated the numerous alternative techniques we offered, to resolving issues. "Keep up the individual dog answers to problems!"


 


 

Private Consultations :

Private consultations for obedience or specialized training and problem solving issues such as separation anxiety, nipping, barking/howling, digging, aggression, fear of loud noises, pulling on a leash, etc., are available. Where the Calm Canine Classes are disseminating general information relative to reactivies in dogs, Private Consulations are specifically taylored to the issues you choose to work with, and include before and after assessments of your dog. Call us at 907-790-DOGS (3647) for information and appointments. These consultations are usually held at our shop, 4191 Taku Blvd. Register On-line

Private Classes, Appointments/Consultations or Meetings CANCELLATION Policy: No later than 12 Noon the day BEFORE the scheduled class/appointment. If not cancelled/changed by that time, it will be considered taken/completed and you will be charged for the appointment. Any deposit paid (non-refundable) will be final and non-transferable.

 


Copyright 1998-present Canines Unlimited, All Rights Reserved
Canines Unlimited
Martha Fischbach, Owner
P.O. Box 34496, Juneau, Alaska 99803

Phone: 907-790-3647: Fax: 907-789-9663
E-mail: info@caninesunlimited.com