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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
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Current SCHEDULE (09119)

All classes/activities at our new, 2nd location, The Dog Gym, 1731 Ralph's Way, #1.

*Be sure to check out our Contact page, for exceptions/skip weeks, to regularly scheduled classes/activities.

 

Classes/Activities

2019

Day/Time Start Dates* -Registration closes 24 hrs before class starts Location Notes* - Class Policies, Vaccinations & Registration apply to all Classes & Activities
  General Obedience Classes    
 

Puppy CLASS-Personalized, Double Flexible

-Come, Sit, Down, Stay (and lots more)- with a personal touch
Start right away!

Basic Puppy training, plus Dog Gym and Treadmills

Sundays, 2:15p July 7, 14, 21, 28 The Dog Gym, 1731 Ralph's Way, #1


Puppies 2-6 months of age
6 week class

Included option - a Flex class for make-up of missed class.

Add on Option - 2 extra weeks to complete course, by request

  Wednesdays,
7:00p
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  Fridays,
5:45p
July 5, 12, 19, 26
 

WB (Well-Behaved) Dog -Personalized, Double Flexible
Start right away!
Includes Personalized information and exercises, Orientation to Dog Gym + Exercise Treadmills & Equipment

Sundays,
3:30p

July 7, 14, 21, 28 The Dog Gym, 1731 Ralph's Way, #1

6 week class
(Dogs 6 mos.+)

Included option - a Flex class for make-up of missed class.

Add on Option - 2 extra weeks to complete course, by request

Fridays,
7:00p
July 5, 12, 19, 26
  Dog Gym        

Open Gym:
Dog Gym, Dog Treadmills

Sundays
4:45p

July 7, 14, 21, 28

The Dog Gym, 1731 Ralph's Way, #1


Orientation Required to use Dog Gym and Treadmill/Exercise Equipment. Must Pre-Register

 

Wednesdays,
4:45p

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  Fridays,
4:45p
July 5, 12, 19, 26
 

Fun & Fitness
(Treadmills & other equipment)

Personalized, Private training By Appointment The Dog Gym, 1731 Ralph's Way, #1 Prequisite: Orientation required
Single class (can take multiple times) Must Pre-Register
  Tundra Treaders
(Dog Treadmills)
  Contact us The Dog Gym, 1731 Ralph's Way, #1 Prequisite: Orientation required
Must Pre-Register
  Specialty Classes        
 

Calm Canine

Wednesdays,
5:45p

Contact us. The Dog Gym, 1731 Ralph's Way, #1 4 weeks
Canines 8 wks+
  TTouch   TBA The Dog Gym, 1731 Ralph's Way, #1 Canines 8 wks +
  Private Consultation Varies

By Appointment
907-790-3647

The Dog Gym, 1731 Ralph's Way, #1 1 hour
3 hour pkg
6 hour pkg
  Private Training Assistance By the minute By request The Dog Gym, 1731 Ralph's Way, #1  

*Be sure to check out our Contact page, for exceptions/skip weeks, to regularly scheduled classes/activities.


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Registration Testimonials
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 CLASS, Personalized, Double Flexible sessions-- $139.00; plus equipment/supply fee, $9.95.

Get the Puppy Basics every pet owner should know and practice AND personalized to issues and exercises that YOU specify, that are relevant to your situation. Start right away!

We recognize the crazy schedules so many of us have these days, so have built in two flexible options to class (DOUBLE FLEXIBLE SESSIONS); add extension weeks and/or make up one missed class in another section.

  • Personalized to work on issues important to you and your puppy
  • Double Flexible schedule option 1: Can make up one missed class within same week, in other section, as available, with 24 hour notice to us;
  • Double FLexible schedule Option 2: Add Extra two weeks extension on course timeframe, for more time to complete course. Just ask for it at registration ($9.95)
  • Socialization
  • Basic cues (come, sit, down, stay, etc.)
  • Focus on handler (ignore distractions)
  • Common issues--Housebreaking, chewing/teething, barking, focus, leash walking, etc.
  • Enrichment
  • Element (not obstacle) courses
  • Dog Gym (Hundreds of pieces of equipment, thousands of combinations of uses)
  • Dog Treadmills & Exercise
  • Free Orientation to Dog Gym and Exercise Equipment
  • Free Basic Juneau DIY Dog Wash (by appointment, at Shop facility)
  • 6 weeks
  • Puppies- 2-6 months of age

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WB (Well-Behaved) Dog--Personalized, Double Flexible Sessions-- $139.00; plus equipment/supply fee, $9.95

For dogs six months and older. Basic Obedience class, from the perspective of an older dog. Class is personalized to issues and exercises that YOU specify, that are relevant to your situation. Start right away!

We recognize the crazy schedules so many of us have these days, so have built in two flexible options to class (DOUBLE FLEXIBLE SESSIONS); add extension weeks and/or make up one missed class in another section.

  • Personalized to work on issues important to you and your dog
  • Double Flexible schedule option 1: Can make up one missed class within same week, in other section, as available, with 24 hour notice to us;
  • Double FLexible schedule Option 2: Add Extra two weeks extension on course timeframe, for more time to complete course. Just ask for it at registration ($9.95)
  • Socialization
  • Basic exercises, from a practical perspective (sit, down, etc.)
  • Focus on handler (ignore distractions)
  • Loose leash walking, chewing/barking, focus, build time and distance on basic skills, etc.
  • Enrichment
  • Element (not obstacle) courses
  • Dog Gym (Hundreds ofpieces of equipment, thousands of combinations of uses)
  • 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

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Orientation -- $5.00
Required to use Gym Equipment and Treadmills. This is an emailed/online orientation. Upon receiving payment and vaccination records, we will email you links to video clips and documents, for you to view in your own time frame, and convenience, at home, and prior to your first Gym session.

Focuses on safety information, protocols, and suggestions for introducing dog to treadmill work and equipment.

Must pre-register online, for it, and provide vaccination records (email, fax, etc.), for validation.

Orientation is included in General Obedience classes, at no additional cost.

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Handlers wanting additional instruction to help them get started with their dog, on Treadmills and equipment, may wish to take the "Fun & Fitness Class", designed to give additional instructor help.

Private Instruction/Consultation is also available, to help you get started or help with challenges that may arise.

 


Open Gym -- $9.95/half hour - Standard session
........................$14.95/hour - - - - Saver session

  • Use of treadmills and equipment
  • Hundreds ofpieces of equipment, thousands of combinations of uses
  • Create your own plan of fun and exercise for your dog
  • Prequisite: Orientation required
  • One handler/one dog team
  • Additional dogs from one family, at same session, reduced rate
  • Dog age, 8 weeks and older

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Fun & Fitness -- $47.00

  • Extra help getting your dog started on Treatmills and Equipment
  • Prerequisite--Orientation required preceeding this class
  • Private, Single class, at the Dog Gym, by appointment
  • Can take as many times as you want
  • Dog age, 8 weeks and older

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Nosy Dog NOSEWORK I (Scent Discrimination)-- $99.00

Class focuses 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
  • Build focus
  • Burn lots of mental and physical energy.
  • Indoor practice
  • Whether for fun or for sport, it's a something you can do with your pet, even in a small area.
  • Class is four weeks, at The Dog Gym
  • Dog age, 8 weeks and older

Nosework 2 Nosework

This class is also great for puppies/dogs with reactivity issues, hyperactivity, lack of focus, etc. In addition, it is 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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CALM CANINE - Classes for Special Issues (reactivity, separation anxiety, etc.) -- $99.00

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.

  • 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.
  • Balance harness & self adjusting leash required (additional cost), available at first class.
  • Class is four weeks long, at the Dog Gym
  • Dogs age 8 weeks and older
  • NOTE: This class is designed to to give you general information, demonstration and some practice, in a variety of methods and modalities, so you can design your own program for your dog. If you are looking for specific information and help, on the specific issues you and your dog are involved in, and want us to design a program for you, our Private Consultation Services would be more appropriate. Please inquire or call us at 907-790-3647.

Wyatt being typical (not calm) Calm Canine Wyatt
Photos: Left (courtesy of Clinton Lasley)-Wyatt in frequent wound up mode; Center - Wyatt-calm, settled & quiet

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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 and Focus Classes are group classes disseminating general information relative to reactivies in dogs, Private Consulations are specifically taylored to the issues you choose to work with, and are exclusive to you and your dog.

Options: 1 hour, 3 hour package, 6 hour package, -depends on your goals, objectives and priorities

  • One Hour - primarily information-assessment, recommendations, resources (for your additional research), and some practical skill(s) application
  • Three Hour - assessment, information and learning and applying practical methods and techniques, with follow-up. Will be done in multiple sessions, first session usually 1.25-1.5 hours, to allow for intake information and plan building
  • Six Hour - similar to Three Hour package, but with more time to explore more options, practice and improve on your skills, and allow more time for the unfolding, changing and support, as your dog improves.

Call us at 907-790-DOGS (3647) for information and appointments.

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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.

 

 


 

New ClassTraining Location, Effective Jan. 25, 2019:

1731 Ralph's Way, Suite 1, Juneau, AK.
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.

 

Registration Policies, Class/Activity and Refund Info.:
(18119)

  • 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.
  • Classes recommended 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, activities, exercises. 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, prior to first class. First come, first served. Classes to be completed within the time frame specified at registration, with the Start Date & Time listed on Registration form being the beginning class of the course. Skip weeks for holidays or other reasons (such as instructor training) will be announced, and listed on our "Contact" page.
  • Group Classes are an hour, unless otherwise specified, with time allowed and included for settling in, questions, and collecting your dog and materials at end of class. Classes short of minimum enrollment may still be held, at shorter class length, relative to number of participants.
  • Minors must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. 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 Deadline: Register for class(es) 24 hours or more in advance of class start. Registrations received later than that may be subject to a $10 service fee.
  • 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 or other appropriate Class, and remaining class funds will be applied to Private Consultation/Class at those rates. Missing or inaccurate Registration information may lead to delay, reassignment, or cancellation of Registration, without refund. 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) or emailed to info@caninesunlimited.com.

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 socialization 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

Four Easy Ways to Send Registration Form/Information:

Email: our preferred method, see Registration Process below
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.) During Regular Shop hours.
NOTE: please do NOT send Credit Card information via email, as it is not secure.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

1. To Register, email us: info@caninesunlimited.com,
and tell us which class, date and time you are signing up for. We will email a brief form to fill out, (Check your spam filter for it.)

2. Finish Registration Process: Upon receipt of your online registration form, we will email you an invoice for class.

NOTE: CBJ Sales Tax will be added to all invoices as applicable. This invoice 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 or 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.

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, to be used by end of course. Appointments available at our shop, during regular shop hours.

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

We will DONATE $ to Juneau Animal Rescue/JAR (formerly Gastineau Humane Society) 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 JAR). Must start class within three months (90 days) of adoption of puppy or dog and have coupon from GHS.

 


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!"

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!”

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


 


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