Navigating city streets with an over-excited barky, lunge-y pup can be overwhelming and, at times, embarrassing! It often feels like your dog is the ONLY dog behaving this way.
Hectic Hounds is a group class geared towards social but overaroused pups who need help focusing and remaining calm around other dogs or people. We’ll give you the skills necessary to navigate these situations and, by changing your pups feelings towards their triggers, helping them make better choices.
Who is Hectic Hounds for?
Hectic Hounds is the ideal class for:
– Adolescent Dogs
– Dogs who are social but get overly excited when they see people or dogs.
– Dogs who can’t focus around distractions.
– Dogs who bark, lunge, pull or become overexcited on leash.
Hectic Hounds is NOT for:
– Dogs with a bite history.
– Dogs with significant anxiety.
– Dogs who respond to humans/dogs by growling, snapping or biting.
Cost (Existing Clients): $290 for six classes
Cost (New Clients/2 Months+ Out of Class): $415 for six classes and one private session.
Duration: 50 minutes.
– Dog is over 20 weeks old.
– Handler is over the age of 18.
– One handler per dog.
– Dog has received Rabies and DHPP vaccines.
– Dog has attended group class or a private session with TPR within the last 2 months.
– New Clients and Students 2 Months+ Out of Class: Your pup must have completed their Private Session before attending class.
*Note: View Availability button should NOT be used for scheduling your classes, unless you have already purchased a package.
Do I attend class with my dog?
Yes! Classes are in person, so you should plan for someone to attend with your pup.
Can multiple handlers attend class?
I am a new client. Why do I have to do a private session?
Because of the nature of the class, we want to make sure you and your pup have a solid foundation for how the class will run, the environment and what we will be working on in the classroom. As such, for new clients who have not attended classes or done privates with us previously, covering this all in a private prior to attending class will help set you and your pup up for success.
I'd like for my child to attend as the dog's handler. Is that okay?
What happens if I miss one or more classes?
Can I attend multiple classes?
What vaccines does my dog need for class?
I took class elsewhere. Can I sign up for Level 2?
Is there a graduation criteria for this class?
Unlike our levels class, there is not a set graduation criteria. Essentially, when your dog is able to succeed in focusing on the handler around distractions, you’re ready to move up to Levels.
My dog has bitten another dog and/or person. Is this class right for them?
Unfortunately, pups who have a bite history are not a good fit for this class. Please contact the office for more detailed information on your options.
Help! I already purchased a package but can't seem to find the link to enroll in class.
My dog is highly reactive or fearful. Will they be alright to attend class?
The dogs in this class will be social but overaroused when in the presence of other dogs or people. As such, if you have a reactive or fearful dog, it is not likely to be a good fit. However, feel free to check in with the office or schedule a phone consult to discuss further!