High Octane Manners
Welcome to High Octane's Manners Group Classes. We offer a wide range of classes for all levels from beginner to advanced. Our team of experienced instructors is passionate about helping you and your canine teammate have fun, develop confidence and reach your goals.
With our unique and specialized approach to each handler/dog team, you and your furry companion will be able to reach your desired manners performance level in no time
Our Basic Manners class focuses on teaching your pup the fundamentals of good behavior. We will use positive reinforcement to help your pup learn how to politely greet people, walk on a loose lead, sit, lay down, stay, and come when called. If needed, we will also work with you and your pup to address any minor problematic behaviors such as jumping, chewing, taking objects, and barking.
Adv. Manners/AKC Canine Good Citizen Prep
Our AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep course offers dog/handler teams the opportunity to learn and hone the skills needed to pass the AKC CGC test. During the 6-week class, teams will be introduced to and work on the various required certification skills. At the end of the course, a CGC test day will be scheduled with multiple AKC CGC evaluators. Prep course participants will receive a voucher for a discount on the testing fee.
AKC Community Canine
AKC Community Canine is the advanced level of the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program. Dogs who pass the AKC Community Canine test earn the official AKC Community Canine title that is designated by the letters “CGCA” (Advanced CGC) on the dog’s title record.
Whereas Canine Good Citizen tests are most often tested in a ring and situations are simulated (e.g., 3 helpers serve as a “crowd”), the AKC Community Canine test is done in real situations including at shows, classes, and in the community.
For this class, we will conduct the training sessions (weather permitting) at local parks and/or businesses. If inclement weather, class will be held at our training center or rescheduled.
At the end of the course, a CGCA test day will be scheduled with multiple AKC CGC evaluators. Prep course participants will receive a voucher for a discount on the testing fee.
AKC Urban Canine Good Citizenship Prep
Our AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep training class is designed to help you and your pup master valuable skills for metropolitan living and pass the AKC Urban CGC 10-step skills public access test to earn an AKC Urban CGC title. Our expert trainers will help you and your dog learn how to use your CGC skills under outdoor setting distractions including traffic, crowds, noises and smells, so you can confidently take your canine companion on the go in the city or town.
With an AKC Urban CGC title on their AKC record, your dog will be a well-behaved and well-trained addition to any dog-friendly public setting and business.
The AKC Urban CGC Prep class will be held in outdoor locations with city/town noises and distractions including cars, people, and streets to be crossed. All skills are trained and tested on-leash.
To get the most out of this class we require you have passed (or plan to pass) the AKC Advanced-CGC test.
Therapy Dog Prep
If you're looking for a way to make a meaningful impact in your community, our Therapy Dog Prep course is a great place to start. Not only is it a rewarding experience for both the handler and the dog, but it also allows you to assist with emergencies, grief, fear, happiness, and learning while promoting calmness. Our program follows The Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc. test requirements, so you can be sure that you and your dog are prepared to become a certified therapy team. Enroll in our Therapy Dog Prep program today and make a difference in someone's life!
At the end of the course, a therapy dog test day will be scheduled with a certified evaluator. Prep course participants will receive a voucher for a discount on the testing fee.
To get the most out of this class we require you to have taken the AKC Good Citizenship (CGC) Prep Class or equivalent. Passing the AKC CGC test is beneficial but not required.