Beyond the Basics Dog Training Classes Want to do more with your dog? Come have Fun with Fido by joining our instructors in these interactive classes that incorporate fun and positive training techniques into everyday living to enhance your family's relationship with your canine companion.
Prerequisites: Puppy or Adult Skills Class (through NHS) or instructor permission (call: 444-7800 ext. 272).
Fun With Fido Classes Class length= 4 weeks Class cost = $53.50
In addition, all proceeds from our training classes go directly back to helping animals in need at the Nebraska Humane Society.
Classes Offered at NHS
Fun With Fido: Home Companion
What to expect from this class:
This class provides opportunities to review and strengthen basic skills
such as sit/down, stay/wait, recalls, and loose leash walking. In
addition, this class provides additional experience and training for
situations that occur at home including how to handle mealtimes, self
control, greeting strangers, passing another dog, and training
techniques for nail trimming, and grooming.
Who should take this class: Any family member that would like to have a canine home companion that melts the heart.
Upcoming Classes: Check back after the first of year when Fun With Fido: Home Companion will return!
Fun With Fido: Games
What to expect from this class: This class will review basic skills in the context of fun games and opportunities for dogs to explore their natural senses. Dogs will play games that involve scent discriminations, tricks, and some advanced obedience maneuvers. This is a fun-filled class for both dogs and handlers. Who should take this class: Handlers who want to develop training skills and discover the incredible potential dogs have to learn and use their senses.
Upcoming Classes: Check back after the first of year when Fun With Fido: Games will return!
Fun With Fido: Out on the Town
What to expect from this class: This class is specifically designed to review skills such as loose leash walking, greeting strangers, and passing other dogs, outside of the classroom setting. Instructors will provide organized, scheduled outings to areas within the Greater Omaha area where dogs and handlers will gain confidence, experience, and trust. Who should take this class: Anyone that wants to have a well-mannered canine companion in public situations. If you want to go around town with your dog and have the confidence to handle public situations, this class is for you.
Upcoming Classes: Check back after the first of year when Fun With Fido: Out on the Town will return!
Fun With Fido: Tricks
What to expect from this class: Do you have a dog that wants to take Center Stage? This class is full of fun opportunities for your dog to learn tricks that will entertain the entire family. Additionally, advanced training concepts and techniques such as free shaping and behavior chaining, will be introduced. Tricks will include shake, wave, high-five, roll over, hoop-jumping, and play dead. If your dog already knows some tricks, this is a great class to work with an instructor developing new tricks, or taking old tricks to the next level. Who should take this class: Anyone that wants to have fun with their dog and enhance their training skills. If you want a dog that can entertain you and your friends and family, or if you want to prove that indeed old dogs can learn new tricks, this class is for you.
Upcoming Classes: Check back after the first of year when Fun With Fido: Tricks will return!
Fun With Fido: Nose Work
What to expect from this class:
Does your dog like to use his/her nose to find things? This is the class for you and your dog! Who should take this class:
Nose work class will teach you and your dog how to find all kinds of items from scented objects to people.
What to expect from this class: Fun with Fido-Playground will expose your dog to different types of obstacles. You and your dog will learn how to conquer these objects safely and with confidence all while having fun. Who should take this class: Any dog/handler needing to develop confidence, have some new ideas for things to do in the backyard, and want to have a stronger relationship with each other. Upcoming Classes: Check back after the first of year when Fun With Fido: Playground will return!