Weekly Group Classes 

The following programs are designed to teach owners and their dogs according to their individual levels.  Group Classes are available at ‘Dog Lovers’ in Tarpon Springs FL. The success of these programs relies heavily on the owner and their willingness to work at home with their dogs by changing their daily patterns and behaviors as instructed by the trainer. A long line and Prong Collar can be purchased from Dog Lovers, and are needed to the programs success.  You can learn more about us at www.TheRefinedK9DogTraining.com, please feel free to call to schedule an evaluation or ask additional questions by reaching us at (727) 935-7423.  Thank you for choosing The Refined K9, LLC.  The following programs are not intended for dogs with any form of aggression issue or intense hyperactivity. The following information is a breakdown of what the programs offer:

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Puppy Preschool 

Puppy Preschool: 

3 Group Classes, Saturdays from 11:30-12:30pm

(3 weeks)                                                                                      

  Call Dog Lovers for Pricing

This program is intended for puppies under 7 months of age, and up to date on vaccines. This program is set on an ABC rotation, so you can join ANY WEEK and still obtain the same education as everyone else that is already enrolled. This program will set you and your puppy up for a lifetime of success. The curriculum includes: 

·       Week A: Engagement foundation work, proper socialization with a focus on neutrality, & learning how to interact and bond with your puppy to promote confidence and environmental stability. 

·       Week B: Puppy Potty training, Kennel Manners, The concept of “tethering”, Excessive Barking issues, Nail trims, baths, & teeth brushing will be covered. Learning how to handle fear from the start: Vacuum cleaners, thunderstorms, etc. So your puppy doesn’t grow up with irrational fears. 

·       Week C: Basic Leash walking, and beginning to shape ‘Sit’, ‘down’, & ‘recall’. This week will also cover Q&A about puppy aggression issues, and possession issues and how to handle them. 

To Schedule Contact Dog Lovers at: 

39934 US Highway 19 North
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Phone: 727-937-1705

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Basic Obedience 

The Foundation Program:

3 Group Classes, Saturdays from 1-2pm.

(3 weeks)                                                                                                      Call Dog Lovers for Pricing

This program is designed to give you basic on-leash control of your 8+ month old pup/dog. Beginning with engagement exercises and building a solid foundation & bond between you and your pup.

During this program we will cover leash pulling, and manners such as excessive barking, greeting new people & dogs, and leash manners.  

Your dog will be taught the following on-leash commands: Loose Leash Walking with automatic-sit, sit at your side, sit-stayand down-stay, & recall.

When your dog completes this program your dog will be focused and engaged on you and walking neutrally & calmly through any environment. You will be coached through the process of leash handling, offering of rewards, and the continuation of behavioral training after the program is completed.

If you’re in need of severe behavior modification, please inquire about our board and train programs. 

To Schedule Contact Dog Lovers at: 

39934 US Highway 19 North
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Phone: 727-937-1705

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Off Leash Obedience 

The Freedom Program: 

3 Group Classes, Saturdays from 2:30-3:30pm.

(3 weeks)                                                                                           

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This program is designed to give you complete on and off-leash control of your well-adjusted dog. This program is not intended for dogs with any known aggression issues or intense hyperactivity.  

You do not need to graduate from our foundation program to start your dog in off leash skills.

Beginning with long line engagement activities to increase the bond between owner and pup, and working towards a goal of complete focus and the following commands: Loose Leash Walking with Automatic sit, sit-stay, down-stay, down-stay and sit-stay in motion & from anywhere, recall, and place.  

All of these commands will be taught off leash and on leash throughout the program.  You will be coached through the process of training your pup, leash handling, and behavioral troubleshooting after the program is completed.

During this program we will diversify off leash and on leash obedience by working toward a goal of neutrality on and off the leash.

A Dogtra E-collar is can be purchased prior to the program start (optional). Your dog shouldn’t be reacting toward any outside stimulus after this program, and completely focused and engaged on you even off of the leash.

If you’re in need of severe behavior modification, please inquire about our board and train programs. 

To Schedule Contact Dog Lovers at: 

39934 US Highway 19 North
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Phone: 727-937-1705