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New Puppy or Dog Seminar
(Training Orientation with Q &A)

This dog-less training seminar is for those who have registered for an upcoming Tega K9 training class. This seminar is the answer you've been looking for if you've recently adopted a dog or puppy and need help getting started with manners (including puppies) training or behavior challenges.

What you'll learn and highlights of the seminar:

  • How to solve problem behaviors you may be dealing with and how to prevent other potential behavior challenges in the future (leash pulling, jumping, inappropriate barking, puppy mouthing, potty training, etc.)
  • The various ways dogs learn (with an introduction and demonstration in applying these methods to train your dog or puppy). 
  • Recommended tools, toys and supplies to use in training, and to keep your dog or puppy entertained and out of trouble.
  • Open question and answer period to cover any additional questions you may have.

Registration: Due to limited seating, advanced registration is mandatory. You may register by calling us at 803-802-0032 or register online. We will close registration 24 hours before the seminar begins to prepare for the appropriate class size.

What to bring: All participants will need to bring note-taking materials (notebook, pen, etc.) and a smile!

What not to bring: Please do NOT bring your dog to this orientation/seminar. Children are welcome in most of our classes, however this seminar is an hour and a half, so for the comfort of the little ones and those attending the seminar, children may be better off with a sitter. Thank you in advance for understanding!

​Call us for Upcoming Orientation Dates!  803-802-0032
Surviving Puppyhood II
SEMI PRIVATE, Limit of 5 Puppies
(AKA Teen Pups)
Surviving Puppyhood Part I
SEMI PRIVATE, Limit of 5 Puppies
(AKA Puppy Kindergarten)

Courteous Canines II
SEMI PRIVATE, Limit of 5 Dogs
(AKA Advanced Manners & Obedience)
Courteous Canines I 
SEMI PRIVATE, Limit of 5 Dogs
(AKA Basic Manners & Obedience)
Canine Good Citizen Prep & Test 
(American Kennel Club's CGC test)
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & SCHEDULE
Puppies 8-20 weeks of age
Our puppy classes specifically focus on teaching bite inhibition (gentle jaws), socialization with other dogs and people (especially children, men and strangers), calming and handling, attention, off-leash household manners/skills and the prevention of behavior and temperament problems. Special emphasis is paid to phasing out the need for food lures and rewards for reliable verbal and hand signal, off-leash control (around the home or on walks), yet promoting the continued use of food treats for classical conditioning - to teach dogs to thoroughly enjoy the company of people and other dogs.

Our puppy classes are taught primarily off-leash in a real-life format with the goal of producing good-natured and well-mannered adult dogs. The primary emphasis is on producing people-friendly and dog-friendly dogs and mastering off-leash, verbal control for around the house and out and about.

Registration Fees: $179 for each Seven-week class

Class Duration: Classes meet once a week for seven consecutive weeks (each session is 55 minutes). Each session will meet on the same day and time each week. Holiday breaks occasionally result in classes running for seven weeks. Holiday breaks will be noted on our registration page and in your Registration Confirmation.

Class Size: We limit this class to 5 (five) puppies to allow for additional time and attention from your trainer, if needed.

(If you believe you and your puppy may need or want additional puppy services and / or training, please contact us for more information regarding the Complete Puppy Package which includes an Evaluation Day so we have the opportunity to get to know your puppy and your puppy has the time to settle in to a new learning environment, one month of Day Training and Socialization at our facility, a Private In-Home Puppy Prep and Training transfer session as well as the Semi Private group class, discounted total cost $675) 

Puppy Training Class Schedule
Exclusively for graduates of Tega K9's Puppyhood I
Surviving Puppyhood Part 2 is an extremely rewarding class to take and it will greatly improve your dog's quality of life, as it will improve your quality of life with your dog.

Early puppy training is as easy as it is enjoyable. Much more challenging though, is to ensure that your puppy maintains bite inhibition, remains socialized and friendly to other dogs and people, and continues to pay heed to you instructions while working through adolescence. Training focuses on proofing verbal control without the need for food lures or rewards, or any other training tools. Exercises include distance sits in play (for the home, yard, dog parks and off-leash walks), settle down, rock-solid stays, and both off-leash and on-leash walking and heeling.

Puppy II will help you teach your adolescent pup to be calm, attentive and responsive and to respond quickly, willingly and happily, especially when distracted, off-leash, and at a distance.

Exercises include: emergency distance-sits in play (for the home, yard, dog parks and off-leash walks), settle down, rock-solid stays, and both off-leash and on-leash walking and heeling. Puppyhood Part II will help you teach your adolescent pup to be calm, attentive and responsive and to respond quickly, willingly and happily, especially when distracted, off-leash, and at a distance.


Registration Fees: $169 for this Six-week class

Class Duration: This class is six consecutive sessions unless a class falls on a holiday or holiday period.  In that case we there will be a one week break to celebrate the holiday. Each session is approximately 55 minutes per week. Each session will meet on the same day and time each week.

Class Size: We limit this class to 5 (five) puppies to allow for additional time and attention from your trainer, if needed.

Puppy Training Class Schedule

Cultivated & Courteous Canines - Exclusively for graduates of Courteous Canine I or Puppy I

Our goal is to enable owners to enjoy their adolescent dog's over-the-top joy for life by re-channeling the dogs' exuberance (hyperactivity, jumping-up, barking and pulling on-leash) into equally enthusiastic manners and appropriate communication. Emphasis is based on super-prompt sits and downs, reliable rock-solid stays, and controlled on-leash walking and heeling.

Exercises focus on prompt sits and downs, reliable stays, stylish heeling, calm walking on-leash and polite on-leash greetings. A prompt and reliable sit-stay or heel will prevent of resolve just about any potential behavior or training problem, for example, a dog cannot obediently heel, or sit-stay, and misbehave at the same time.

Additionally, specific exercises have been designed to troubleshoot each of the four basic adolescent/adult noise-activity problems - hyperactivity, barking, jumping-up and pulling on-leash.

By alternating a problem behavior with the specific desired behavior - Jazz-up/Settle Down, Woof/Shush, Hug/Sit and Pull/Walk - it is possible to re-channel the dogs' exuberance into equally enthusiastic obedience. Alternating the two behaviors allows the once-problem behavior to be used as a reward for the desired response. The dog soon learns to enjoy sitting, settling, shushing and walking by your side and as a bonus, you have trained the once-problem behaviors on cue, e.g., to woof on command.

Your dog is ready for Cultivated Canine if s/he can focus on you most of the time in class, and can sit and lie down and walk on leash without the aid of a lure. If you're not quite there yet, you're welcome to repeat Tega K9's Courteous Canine I for more practice before moving forward. 

Prerequisites: Graduates of Tega K9 Courteous Canine I; friendly to people and other dogs; proof of rabies vaccine.

Class Duration: This class is six consecutive sessions unless a class falls on a holiday or holiday period. In that case there will be a one week break to observe the holiday.  Each session is approximately 55 minutes per week. Each session will meet on the same day and time each week. We require a minimum of 4 dogs to run a class.

Registration Fees: $169 for this Six-week class

Due to limits on space and liability issues we can only allow one handler and a guest per dog.

Tega K9 Basic Manners & Skills  Classes
An excellent class for dogs that have never taken a class before or for dogs needing to brush up on rusty obedience skills. Our absolutely unique and innovative all-or-none reward training techniques make training adolescent and adult dogs a peaceful and enjoyable experience. Initial exercises focus on calming, settling-down and regaining attention to facilitate teaching basic manners - sit, down, stand, stay, walking on-leash and polite greetings.

First-time classes for adolescent and adult dogs are usually pretty wild and woolly affairs. Dogs bark and strain on leash and eyeball the other dogs. The dogs blow off food and toy lures, they blow off any attempts at training and they blow off their owners, which, of course, is why most people have come to class. Training adult dogs can be frustrating and overwhelming, but this is not the fault of the dogs, or their owners, rather it is the fault of trying to use inappropriate training techniques and lack of early training.

This Courteous Canine class utilizes techniques specifically designed for adult dogs by Dr. Ian Dunbar, who has now revolutionized adult classes (just as he revolutionized puppy classes 27 years ago).

The relaxed classical conditioning and the absolutely unique all-or-none reward training techniques (mostly developed in the Open Paw program) make training adult dogs simple, effective, surprisingly calm, and above all, rewarding.

Initial exercises focus on regaining attention, building confidence, calming, and settling-down. During the innovative attention-training exercises, most dogs learn to walk calmly on leash and to sit stay as a bonus. All-or-none reward training techniques are simply magical.

Once you have learned to control your dog's energy and exuberance and your dog has acquired some impulse control and now offers healthy attention, it is a much easier prospect to use lure/reward training techniques to teach the basic skills needed for a mannerly pet dog - sit, down, stand, stay, walking on-leash and polite greetings - and how to apply them in your day-to-day life.

Class Duration: This class is six consecutive sessions unless a class falls on a holiday or holiday period. In that case there will be a one week break to observe the holiday. Each session is approximately 55 minutes per week. Each session will meet on the same day and time each week. 

Registration Fees: $169 for this Six-week class

Due to limits on space and liability issues we can only allow two handlers per dog.
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Tega K9 Basic Manners & Skills Classes
This six-week class will focus on advancing Basic Manners and skills with added distractions and challenges for fun! We will focus on advanced Recalls, Loose Leash Walking in Real World situations, Stay, etc. 

You and your dog will also have the opportunity to prepare and test for the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluation. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

Duration: 6 weeks


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Canine Good Citizen Class and Test Schedule
Reactive Rover 
(Can't Take You Anywhere)

Hounds Around Town 
(Real Life Situations & Distractions)

What is a Reactive Dog? 
Reactive dogs are not hard to spot. These feisty fidos may pull, lunge and/or bark at people or dogs that pass by or get too close. Or, on the other end of the spectrum a dog who's too afraid to go anywhere and will hide, tremble, or whine can also be reactive.

Reactive dogs tend to stress out their embarrassed owners /guardians as they try to keep visitors and passersby safe from their intimidating or noisy best friend. This behavior is fear based and is called reactivity. If your dog can't calm down within a few seconds, he or she is probably a reactive dog.

There is no longer a need to feel lost or confused when your dog becomes reactive. This very special class is designed to help you change or manage your dog that overreacts in new situations or with new people or other dogs. Your feisty Fido will learn how to feel more confident and comfortable in different situation and around other dogs. You will have new skills to utilize in these once-stressful situations so that you can relax as well knowing what to do and how to avoid or manage the one unpredictable triggers. You will learn to read your dog and communicate on a different level.

In the Reactive Dog class you will:

• Acquire the tools you need to understand and handle your dog with confidence.
• Learn what your reactive dog is doing, why he's doing it, and how to change it.
• Teach your dog to relax and trust and overcome fear and anxiety, the root of his or her reactivity.
• Develop a better working relationship with your dog.
• Learn how to decrease the stress in your dog and teach him or her confidence and focus. With decreased stress real learning can begin.
• Learn calming and management techniques, coping responses, and emergency escape exercises.

Come work with your dog in a controlled, supportive environment with a small group of dog owners who understand your issues because they share them. In class, the dogs will be separated from each other by the use of visual barriers. Slowly, as you gain skills and your dog gains confidence and starts to shed fears, the individual dogs will begin to work together from a decreasing distance. The counter-conditioning and desensitization training and handling techniques are personalized for each dog's emotional readiness and needs.

We encourage family members to attend however, due to the nature of this class, we ask that anyone attending other than the primary handler observe from designated areas.

Number of Dogs: 4 minimum/ 6 maximum.
Duration: 6 Weeks (*PLEASE NOTE: Dogs do not attend Week 1/Orientation)

Due to limits on space and liability issues we can only allow 1 handler and a guest per dog. 

Additionally, children under the age of 18 are encouraged not to attend. The nature of this course deals with dog's who are insecure, nervous and may unexpectedly respond to children in an inappropriate manner. 

Thank you in advance for your understanding!

Tega K9 Reactive Rover Class Schedule

This advanced class will meet at different locations around town each week to advance / practice skills and manners in public locations. Location types include Community walking trails and parks, the US National Whitewater Center, Sidewalk & Retail Communities, outdoor restaurants, etc. 

A few of the skills we will work on include: Wait, Stay, Down, Loose Leash Walking, Find-It, Target, Leave-it and what to do when approaching other walkers (friends and strangers). These skills will be practiced with natural environmental distractions which will advance your dog's current abilities. We will practice going in and out of public facilities, using elevators, following courses with skills practiced along the routes, having your dog focus on you when passing other dogs and people.

Graduation takes place at an outdoor cafe where we will enjoy appetizers and beverages while your dog practices polite behavior and calmly enjoys spending time in the great outdoor with you and his new furry friends!

Duration: 5 Weeks *Week one is held at the Tega K9 training facility to prepare for our time "on location" around town. PLEASE BRING YOUR DOG TO THIS ORIENTATION.

Tega K9 Training Class Schedule

Trick Training 
(For Fun and Future Animal Actors)

This advanced class is designed for teams who enjoy playing together and have fun with silly tricks!

In this class students may be at different levels and will earn levels and will earn a different star color as they advance.  

Green Star: work to reliably master the following:  Clicker training, Sit stay, down stay, stand stay, come, go to target. Doggie push ups. We will then build this up into distance control of up to 15 feet.

Blue Star: Back up, crawl, paw at the door, drop it, give, fetch, take it, peek-a-boo, shake hands left & right, speak, quiet, take a bow.

Purple Star: Balance on nose, catch, carry, head down, jump into arms, deliver mail, ring a bell, roll over, beg, and wave.

Red Star: Act ashamed, cover your eyes, find remote / car keys, go hide, play dead, ride a skateboard, say your prayers, turn off the light, get phone when it rings.

Gold Star: open/close door, push a shopping cart, bring me a tissue, limp, roll yourself in a blanket, tidy up your toys.  

Each dog and guardian team will work independently however, new tricks are introduced weekly.  As skills are mastered you and your dog will move up in levels.

These classes will give you the opportunity to meet like-minded people, have some fun and build up a fabulous working relationship with your dog. 

Duration: 6 weeks, classes meet weekly on the same day and time.

Tega K9 Dog Trick Training Class Schedule