Dogworks: Where Pets Become Partners
357 Smyre Place Lane, Zirconia, NC 28790
                                        CAMP DOG WORKS
Serving the Carolinas since 1992
(828) 697-2604
General info about our classes.   Be sure to check out the drop down menu for complete information.
All 6 lesson courses are $100.
Maureen's Next session: 
  Email Maureen or call  to set up a  private lesson time.

A June session will be offered on June 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, & 25.

Puppy classes, for dogs 5 months and younger, will be offered at 2 PM as well as 7 PM on a Tuesday/Thursday schedule. The Pup class focuses on socialization and conquering puppy problems such as housebreaking, mouthing, and a good start to reliable recalls.   

 Level one pet obedience for dogs 5 months and up will be offered 6 PM. The focus is good stays, recalls and leash walking.  

 I am offering a fun class for dogs that have started obedience: Trick class at 1 PM.  The focus is on shaping behaviors with clickers. You can use a verbal marker in place of the clicker if you want.  You can pick a trick to train and I will also assign simple actions to shape to improve your behavior modification skills. Doing this kind of training in a group helps gain control of your pet in distracting situations, making you more important to your pet than the dog next to you, as well as the farm distractions of sheep, lambs, ponies, and chickens.
A June session will be offered on June 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, & 25.

Our Puppy classes are designed for pups ages 2-5 months old. Topics covered are housebreaking, controlled holds, mouthing, crate training, clicker conditioning, sit, down, and walk on a leash. Go directly to our Puppy page to find out more.

Our Obedience classes are designed for all dogs ages 5 months and up. This class focuses on everyday problems that many owners face with their pets. Specific behaviors such as sit, down, stay, come, are covered in a positive teaching environment. Teaching your dog how to walk nicely on a leash and the benefits of clicker behavior are also discussed. Go directly to our Obedience page to find out more.

Our Advanced Training Class is a great way to continue your training once you have completed an Obedience class at DogWorks.  This class is designed to build enthusiasm, focus, motivation in your dog, and sharpen your training skills (reward timing, criteria selection, proofing, etc.) Go directly to the Advanced Training Class page on our website to find out more.

April 2018
We have been highly successful offering "Gentle Leader" training for those dogs that need anti leash pulling help as well as other problems.  They are not a class requirement unless you have a reactionary dog that needs added control.

Link to "Gentle Leader" video

We also enjoy using clickers as an aid in dog training.  Their use is encouraged but not required.