Welcome to Wiggle School
Current Group Classes
Please call for more information on any class or to enroll!
*Classes are non-refundable
Class Instructor: Rae Lombardo, CTA, CGC Certified
Puppy playgroup mediator: Rae Lombardo & Caitlin Hebert
AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Elementary
Cost: $165 + tax
6 weeks, 1 hour
Nov 30th - Jan 5th
Thursday nights at 6:15pm
2/5 Spots Available
Start you and your puppy’s relationship off on the right paw! The AKC S.T.A.R Puppy course is a 6 week course that lays the groundwork for a well trained and well socialized puppy. It is a perfect starter class and will provide a solid foundation to be a future Canine Good Citizen Graduate. The AKC S.T.A.R Puppy class works on 20 key training, owning, and handling concepts which are all positive training based. It is an excellent basic obedience class that helps solidify a healthy relationship between puppy and owner. Homework emails are provided weekly for your reference and continued support.
No orientation for this class.
No make-up classes.
No prior training needed for this class.
Middle School 101
Ages 7mo and up
Cost: $185 + tax
6 weeks, 1 hour
Feb 28th, 2024 - April 3rd, 2024
Wednesday nights at 6:15
Middle School is basic obedience for your pre-teen! This class is a great stepping stone for pups that need a little extra between our Preschool class and High School 101, or as a first time class with no previous training. Homework emails are provided weekly for your reference and continued support.
6 classes, 8 skill sets, 6 behaviors, foundations for adult CGC program.
Is this class for you? This class is not suitable for fearful dogs, or dogs with aggressive or reactive issues towards other dogs or people. It is ideal for dogs and puppies 7-18mo with little to no training but otherwise friendly personalities Dogs older than 18mo are welcome to sign up as well, this class is also a perfect refresher course! This class is a great class to take after AKC S.T.A.R Puppy or to prepare for the High School CGC Prep.
Adolecent Class Skill Sets:
Focus, Impulse Control, Auto-sit, Relax on mat, Leave it, Recall, Touch, Loose Leash
*all behaviors are taught using more distractions and adding duration to build on what they already know, while adding new techniques and skills.
3 week specialty course, 1 hour
Ages: All ages welcome
Nov 1st - Nov 15th
Wednesday nights at 6:15pm
Cost: $150 + tax
This is a three week crash course to prepare your dog's manners for the holidays. We will help hone in skills such as not jumping on the nice table, sitting for guest greetings, and leaving food that's dropped on that floor. We will work on all of these basic behaviors in real time, with simulated scenarios, even a pizza night, to get you and your pup ready to have a stress free holiday!
Holiday Etiquette is a perfect refresher class and great to really sharpen those behaviors in order to have a very polite, well mannered four-legged family member/guest.
Requirements: basic obedience, age appropriate vaccines (rabies, distemper). All ages welcome!
Grooming & Handling
Next class TBD
In this class, we cover all aspects of at-home body handling and grooming. The Grooming & Handling Class is designed for dogs who are not comfortable with being handled, or groomed, as well as those looking to desensitize their new puppy to handling and grooming. Three (1) hour long weekly sessions. During class, we will cover the correct tools to use for your dog's coat, and how to use them properly. We focus on teaching techniques using gentle-firmness, working at your dog's pace, and pairing good associations with body handling/grooming. Using these methods your dog will learn to not only accept grooming, but enjoy and consent to it! Along with covering handling and grooming training, each class has time put aside to concentrate on your dog’s specific areas that are sensitive or more challenging.
If your dog shows more aggressive behaviors toward grooming and handling please call to discuss prior to sign up.
Nail Clippers/ Dremel
NEW! High School
AKC Canine Good Citizen "CGC" Class
Cost: $225 +tax
Please contact us directly for our next winter class dates!
The High School "CGC" Class is the next step in your dogs training journey. It is designed to help you and your dog prepare for the CGC test. All of the skills you have learned up to now will culminate in the is class and will master the 10 CGC skills that instill confidence and good manners in, and outside, of your home. Receiving the Canine Good Citizen certificate is an important accomplishment! Many graduates will expand their training and go on to be therapy and support dogs.
This class is not suitable for fearful dogs, or dogs with aggressive issues towards other dogs or people. This is a class for dogs and owners who have completed basic levels of training. This class is not for dog students who do not have intermediate obedience mastered. If you are unsure if your dog is ready for this class please give us a call to ask! We also have Middle School 101 for those not quite ready for this level.
No orientation for this class. No make-up classes
Completion of basic obedience within the past year.
Rabies and distemper vaccines.
(Bordetella and a negative fecal test are highly recommended)
NEW! Canine Good Citizen "CGC" Test
* Variable times and dates: Call or email to schedule your test!
Paused until further notice:
Age appropriate vaccines
Mondays at 6:15pm, 1 hour session
Due to limited space we ask that only 1 parent attend
Early socialization is key for raising a well rounded puppy. They learn from each other during play, testing boundaries, play styles, and social cues. Bring your puppy to learn and play, and bring home a tired pup!
Please Note: our Puppy Playgroups are geared toward younger puppies learning how to develop social skills with their peers. Some puppies may age out earlier due to play style and size, and some puppies may continue to come to play group after 16wks. Your mediator will talk to each parent about this when the time comes.
*play group does not run during inclement weather