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ABOUT ME

My name is Sarah Frohock. I've been a dog lover my entire life. As a young child my first thought was to be a Veterinarian, but that was because I had no idea the job as Dog Trainer existed.  

My first involvement with training started over 15 years ago when my dog Nacoma showed some major behavior issues.  I worked with a trainer to help him become a better dog and for me to become a MUCH better owner! 

From there my love of dog training evolved. I read every book I could and was certified as a Dog Trainer by Mike Robertson of Plymouth, NH.  I continue my experience and growth by attending seminars and working with my students.  

My love for training had evolved even farther with the love of Dog Sports. I love competition and I love the teamwork and relationship you build with working with your best friend.

 

SERVICES OFFERED AT SARAH'S COURTEOUS CANINE

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BASIC MANNERS

Our basic manners class helps each dog and human relationship become more successful. We work on Sit, Down, Sit-up, Stand, Come, Heel and Attention.

This class also it a great way to socialize your dog in a safe manner.

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AKC CANINE GOOD CITIZEN

The CGC Program teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners. The 10-step Canine Good Citizen test is a non-competitive test for all dogs, including purebreds and mixed breeds. The CGC award is a prerequisite for many therapy dog groups. Some homeowner’s insurance companies are encouraging CGC testing, and an increasing number of apartments and condos require that resident dogs pass the CGC test. The CGC Program also includes the AKC CGC℠ Responsible Dog Owner Pledge.

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REACTIVE DOG

Does your dog over react to certain stimuli? If your dogs reaction to these stimuli is usually a bark and lunge, come see us for a consultation.

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PRIVATE LESSONS/CONSULTATIONS

This is perfect opportunity to work with your dog with just me! Private lessons are currently held at the Training Center at 3 Grove Street in Wolfeboro NH.

No in home services are available at this time due to high demand in lessons.  

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PUPPY PLAY GROUP

New to our services is Puppy Play Group. Kim Heath a local Veterinary Technician is now offering a puppy play group on Saturdays, mid morning.  This is a great way to introduce your dog to different dogs in a safe way.  Kim will teach you all about what behaviors to watch for.  She also brings all different types of textures, boxes and sounds to help socialize your pup.  Please contact Kim Heath for details, 603-630-4617.

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NOSE WORK

Our AMAZING Nose work instructor is Cheryn Breeling.  She teaches classes on Sundays from 9:30a-11:00am. Plan on getting lots of one on one attention in this class. Cheryn LOVES the wild dogs, so don't worry about your dog being perfectly trained.  Please contact Cheryn for questions or to sign up, 603-674-7297 or crsbreeling@email.com

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E COLLAR CLASS/PRIVATE LESSONS

During the Spring, Summer and Fall I offer E Collar class. During the winter Private lessons are offered.  E collar creates a clear communication between you and the dog, creating the BEST recall and even an OFF LEASH heeling dog.

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COMPETITION RALLY CLASS

AKC Rally® is all about teamwork. You and your dog navigate a course together, side-by-side, at your own brisk pace. You move him through a course with signs where he performs different exercises. The courses are designed by the Rally judge (10-20 signs per course, depending on the class level) that include various turns and commands such as sit, down, stay, etc.

Unlimited communication from the handler to the dog is to be encouraged and not penalized. While touching isn’t allowed, you can use verbal commands, clap your hands, pat your legs and use hand signals to praise and encourage your dog.

Scoring in Rally is less rigorous than in other competitions like traditional obedience or agility. You begin with a perfect score of 100, with points deducted along with way. If you retain a score of at least 70 points, you will qualify toward earning a title. As you qualify the required number of times, you will move onto the next level.

Space is limited in these classes.

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CONFORMATION CLASS

The official term for dog shows is conformation — as in, the act of conforming or producing conformity. While a dog show may look like a beauty pageant, it’s not. Dogs are not being compared to each other; they’re being measured by how closely they conform to the standard of their particular breed. Why? Because the closer a dog’s appearance is to the breed’s standard, the better that dog’s ability will be to produce puppies that meet the standard. It’s also the reason why mixed breeds and spayed or neutered purebreds are ineligible to compete in conformation.

As one of the most popular AKC events, conformation events range from large all-breedshows, with over 3,000 dogs entered, to small local specialty club shows that feature only one breed.

Abby Benner is our instructor on Wednesday nights.  Abby's knowledge and experience gets you RING READY!!


Contact Abby: 603-496-2857

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WAG IT GAMES AND MORE

Sumac Grant-Johnson is a Certified Professional dog trainer. She began training 45 years ago and has been teaching professionally for over 25 years. She is the founder of Wag It Games and Wag It Camps, a certified agility instructor and an AKC Canine Good Citizen and Love On A Leash therapy dog evaluator. Sumac was the first fully approved APDT Rally Obedience judge in New England. She owned and operated Wag it Training Center in Lincolnville, Maine for 15 years before relocating back to NH. 

Sumac has been named Maine Dog Trainer Of The Year, appearing on Disney’s “That’s My Dog” and “Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman” on PBS.  Sumac has presented at multiple Association of Professional Dog Trainers national conferences and presented at Suzanne Clothiers Trainers Workshop. She has also been a contributor to DownEast Dog News and the Association of Professional Dog Trainer's Chronicle of the Dog publications.

Sumac has competed successfully in the uppermost levels of agility and obedience. She has had dogs rank in the top 10 in the USA in Rally Obedience.

Sumac’s training approach enriches the dog/handler relationship and advances skills through a blending of modern behavioral science and a pleasurable training experience. Smiles and wags are essential components of Sumac’s classes.

Sumac offers a variety of classes, camps, seminars and instructor training around the US and online internationally.

 

HOW MUCH IS THIS GONNA' COST ME?

$180.00

BASIC OBEDIENCE

5 WEEK SESSION

$180.00

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN CLASS

5 WEEK SESSION

$200.00

E- COLLAR CLASS

6 WEEK SESSION
(Does not include E-collar Cost)

$120.00

RALLY COMPETITION CLASS

6 WEEK SESSION

$25.00

CGC TESTING WITH EVALUATOR

CERTIFIED EVALUATOR FOR TESTING

$25.00

DROP IN RALLY CLASS

1 TIME DROP IN FEE

$100/HR OR $60/HALF HOUR

PRIVATE LESSONS

PACKAGES ALSO AVAILABLE

$45

PHONE CONSULT/ZOOM/FACETIME

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DOCUMENTS AND POLICIES

CLASS REGISTRATION FORM

As soon as you have paid for your class spot please fill out this form and bring it to your first class. Please sign in both places.

DO NOT FILL OUT TO BE CONTACTED!

POLICIES

Class Cancellation & Refund Policy


As a SMALL business we cannot honor refund requests once classes have begun.

PAYMENT IS DUE IN FULL AT TIME OF SERVICE!


If we have to cancel class for any reason, we will schedule a make up class. 


We will make every effort to stay with the original class schedule, but should a make up class be required there are no refunds for make up classes that you are unable to attend.


Deposits to hold your spot in a class are NON REFUNDABLE.



ON GOING COMPETITIVE CLASS POLICY


Drop in class is $25


IF you plan to not attend a session due to schedule you must notify the instructor 2 weeks prior to class starting. 


AGAIN as a SMALL business we cannot honor refund requests once classes have begun.


If we have to cancel class for any reason, we will schedule a make up class. 


We will make every effort to stay with the original class schedule, but should a make up class be required there are no refunds for make up classes that you are unable to attend.


PRIVATE LESSON POLICY


Payment is due at time of service. 


With private lessons often scheduling out 1 month, it is only fair to other clients and the small business to give 48 hour notice.  Without 48 hour notice you will be charged 1/2 of your lesson fee. 


No call and no show for appointment will count towards one of your package lessons, and you will be charged for full hour or consult fee.