Specialty Dog Training Classes

Specialty Dog Training Classes and Events

Specialty Dog Training Classes and Events are a wonderful way to explore new and innovative areas of training. They are a great way to enhance your relationship with your pet. You will find below a list of the classes and events we offer. Please join our mailing list to stay informed of Specialty Dog Training Classes and other Unique Events at Misty Pines Pet Company.

Specialty Classes › Monthly Classes

All Levels Agility class for fun, exercise and relationship building. Everyone is welcome.

Second and Fourth Saturday of every month from 8:00 – 9:00am.

$20 per class or Class Pass + $2.00

Dog Agility ClassMisty Pines teaches and uses agility obstacles in our training classes as motivational aids for your dog as a fun way to learn. Schooling your dog in agility obstacles will also strengthen communication between you and your dog. It promotes teamwork and builds your dog’s respect and trust in you as its leader. While this sport can be very competitive, this class will be taught as a recreational activity to enhance your relationship with your dog. In this monthly agility class, you and your dog will communicate, bond, and have fun! You and your dog can practice any obstacle for as long as you’d like in this class.

We offer a variety of obstacles including the standard agility equipment. Some of our equipment includes hurdles, tunnels, A-frames, see-saws, chutes, dog-walks, weave poles, ladders, treadmills, stairs and more.

The class is designed to help you and your dog learn and excel in agility. It is a class for all skill levels so it is beneficial for dogs that are brand new to agility as well as those that have had experience. You and your dog can practice any obstacle for as long as you’d like in this class. Exercises vary from free running the obstacles to handling skills and mock courses. Curriculum depends on class size and skill level of the dogs attending.

Key benefits of agility class

  • provides mental and physical exercise
  • builds your dog’s trust in you
  • increases your confidence as a handler
  • creates a sense of teamwork
  • fosters a bond between you and your dog…

…all while having fun.



First and Third Saturday of every month.

This class will prepare you for both tests. We will actually go through all of the exercises so you will know exactly what you need to work on with your dog. You will have the opportunity to practice the exercises required in these tests. Practice makes perfect!

Therapy Dog International Test (TDI)

The Primary objective of the TDI dog and handler is to provide comfort and companionship by sharing the dog with the patients in hospitals, nursing homes and other institutions and wherever else the Therapy Dog is needed. This is done in a way that increases emotional well being, promotes healing, and improves the quality of life for the people being visited and the staff that cares for these people.

The CGC and TDI also lays the foundation for the Public Access Test for the Misty Pines Certified Service Dogs.

Read this article for more information about the Therapy Dog International Title and to learn the requirements to achieve it.

Canine Good Citizen Test (CGC)

The Canine Good Citizen Test is a titling through the American Kennel Club (AKC) that is designed to recognize dogs that have good manners at home and in the community. 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 will receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

Read this article for more information about the Canine Good Citizen Title and to learn the requirements to achieve it.



First Saturday of each month.

We focus on proper socialization and reward based training. Verbal Cues we cover in classes are Sit, Down, Side, Come, Take a Walk, Easy, Heel, Stand and more. We also incorporate hand signals and leash signals. Obedience classes are vital to proper socialization and acclimation to new sounds, objects and sights. All of these points help to have a well-rounded and happy dog that you can enjoy to the fullest.



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October 2017

Treadmill 101 $25

October 21 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

101 Class - Learn how to teach your dog the treadmill to help keep them mentally and physically stimulated. Our most fit and athletic dogs can run on the treadmill at 8 -10 mph for twenty to thirty minutes! 102 Class - More advanced commands, programs and regimens. Recommended for those that took 101 Class and for those whose dogs can already use a treadmill but would like their dog to perform better. At Misty Pines we say that a

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Treadmill 102 $25

October 28 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

101 Class - Learn how to teach your dog the treadmill to help keep them mentally and physically stimulated. Our most fit and athletic dogs can run on the treadmill at 8 -10 mph for twenty to thirty minutes! 102 Class - More advanced commands, programs and regimens. Recommended for those that took 101 Class and for those whose dogs can already use a treadmill but would like their dog to perform better. At Misty Pines we say that a

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November 2017

TDI & CGC Test $25

November 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Primary objective of the TDI dog and handler is to provide comfort and companionship by sharing the dog with the patients in hospitals, nursing homes and other institutions and wherever else the Therapy Dog is needed. This is done in a way that increases emotional well being, promotes healing, and improves the quality of life for the people being visited and the staff that cares for these people. Pre-registration is required. The Canine Good Citizen Test is a certification

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Scent Work 101 $25

November 11 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Scent Work

  Every dog is equipped with an amazing tool: their nose! Olfaction, the act or process of smelling, is a dog’s primary special sense. Dogs have more than 220 million olfactory receptors in their nose, while humans have only 5 million! Teaching dogs to use their nose to identify a target odor offers many benefits. This is a highly recommended working game for families to learn to work their family pets. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcgLPIakbPQ?rel=0&showinfo=0]

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Scent Work 102 $25

November 18 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Scent Work

Every dog is equipped with an amazing tool: their nose! Olfaction, the act or process of smelling, is a dog’s primary special sense. Dogs have more than 220 million olfactory receptors in their nose, while humans have only 5 million! Teaching dogs to use their nose to identify a target odor offers many benefits. This is a highly recommended working game for families to learn to work their family pets. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcgLPIakbPQ?rel=0&showinfo=0]

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Scent Work 102 Plus $25

November 25 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Scent Work

Every dog is equipped with an amazing tool: their nose! Olfaction, the act or process of smelling, is a dog’s primary special sense. Dogs have more than 220 million olfactory receptors in their nose, while humans have only 5 million! Teaching dogs to use their nose to identify a target odor offers many benefits. This is a highly recommended working game for families to learn to work their family pets. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcgLPIakbPQ?rel=0&showinfo=0]

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December 2017

Cafe DownStay $50

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Our Cafe DownStay event takes place at the South Side BBQ Company and raises money for great causes while providing a high quality dog-friendly dining experience for our clients. Throughout the event all the dogs are asked to Down-Stay by their owners and they remain there for most of the event. This unique location and distraction rich environment puts classroom training to the test. Cafe DownStay 2017 Beneficiary is TBA Tickets are $50 ($21 for lunch & gratuity, $29 for

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Nuisance Behaviors $25

December 30 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Fifth of the month, repeating indefinitely

This open forum class focuses on how to correct and inhibit common nuisance behaviors of dogs and how to train the dog for a more desirable behavior. Some of the behaviors we address are pulling on the leash, jumping up, digging, barking, counter surfing, mouthing and play-biting and more. Please join us if you would like help in training your dog to be a better housemate and companion. Please pre-register. Held on the 5th Saturday of each eligible month.

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March 2018

Nuisance Behaviors $25

March 31, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Fifth of the month, repeating indefinitely

This open forum class focuses on how to correct and inhibit common nuisance behaviors of dogs and how to train the dog for a more desirable behavior. Some of the behaviors we address are pulling on the leash, jumping up, digging, barking, counter surfing, mouthing and play-biting and more. Please join us if you would like help in training your dog to be a better housemate and companion. Please pre-register. Held on the 5th Saturday of each eligible month.

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