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Four Legged Rascals is pleased to be able to offer group training, specialized seminars, Canine Good Citizen training and testing, and in-home training. 


Classes are filling quickly so sign up now!


**​Now offering in-home training for scent work with our expert Melissa. 
Fun for you and your dog! See below for more information**

Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue
​Training room in Big Barn
51299 Arkona Road
Belleville, MI 48111
​Call Deb Chambers at (734)449-4513 to register for group classes


4 PAWS Community Center                                                     
2244 Franklin Road                                                               
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
(248)230-PAWS (7297) 
Call Four Legged Rascals at (248)515-4879 to register for group classes

 

Group Lessons

Group lessons are a great way to improve on your dog's focus and listening skills around distractions in a controlled environment.  We incorporate basic to advanced commands into real life situations. The classes are small with only 6-7 students per class so you will receive more one on one attention. Our goal is to help you understand your dog and learn more on how to train him while having fun. 

We offer basic,  intermediate and graduate obedience classes, plus specialized seminars. 


Friends of Michigan Animal Rescue, Ann Arbor
Basic, Intermediate and Graduate dog obedience:


Get your dog started with our basic obedience class. Your dog will learn life lessons such as sit, down, recall, leave it, walking nicely on leash, to not jump on guests and more!
Class fee $175 for Basic, $165 for Intermediate and Graduate. Class will be an hour per week for 5 weeks . Prepayment when registering guarantees your spot.


Class schedule for  Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue - Basic obedience and Intermediate:
Instructor- Deb Chambers


Check back for future class schedule
Call (734)449-4513 to register or email earthygirl003@yahoo.com


4 Paws Community Center, Bloomfield Hills
Basic dog obedience:


Start your dog off in the basic class to learn those beginning life skills. Your dog will learn skills such as sit, down, leave it, coming when called, walking nice on leash, settle, stay, wait and more. We also give them an opportunity to socialize in class. 

Class schedule for 4 PAWS Community Center location in Bloomfield Hills - Basic obedience:   

  • Mondays 6:00 pm: September 25th - October 23rd

  • Wednesdays 6:00 pm: November 1st - December 6th (no class November 22nd)

  • Mondays 6:00 pm: November 13th - December 11th


Class fee $175. Class will be an hour per week for 5 weeks. Prepayment when registering guarantees your spot.


Call Four Legged Rascals (248)515-4879 to register

4 Paws Community Center, Bloomfield Hills

Intermediate dog obedience:


Bring your dog to the next level with this class. Your dog will fine tune the skills learned in basic and learn new commands useful in everyday life. We incorporate test items from the Canine Good Citizen certification with the option of testing the last week of class. Your dog will learn skills such as polite greeting at the door, stop, drop at a distance, go to your spot and more!

Class schedule for 4 PAWS Community Center location - Intermediate obedience: 

  • Wednesdays 7:10 pm: November 1st - December 6th (no class November 22nd)

  • Monday 7:10 pm: November 13th - December 11th


​Class fee $165. Class will be an hour per week for 5 weeks. Prepayment when registering guarantees your spot.


Call Four Legged Rascals (248)515-4879 to register

4 Paws Community Center, Bloomfield Hills
Graduate level dog obedience: ​


Challenge your dog even more in this class. We warm your up your dog with some agility in the first 10 minutes of class then move on to commands which incorporate test items from the Canine Good Citizen Community certification. Imagine your dog sitting politely by your side while another person and their dog approaches you. Or getting your dog to stay while you go get a cup of coffee. Your dog can do it and we can show you how while having fun! We will work on getting focused heeling, solid recalls, long distance stays while doing some off leash work when appropriate. 
 

Class fee $165. Class will be an hour per week for 5 weeks. Prepayment when registering guarantees your spot.


Class schedule for 4 PAWS Community Center location - Graduate level obedience:

TBD

Call Four Legged Rascals (248)515-4879 to register

Scent work:


Scent work is fast becoming one of the most popular new sports for dogs since any dog of any breed or age can do it.  There are many fantastic benefits to participating in scent work, even if you never plan to set foot in a trial environment.  It requires intense physical and mental stimulation from the dog, making it a great way to burn off excess energy and reduce behavioral problems at home.  It can increase your dogs confidence by teaching them to problem solve and strengthens the bond between you and your dog by building trust.  Scent work lessons will start by building your dog’s excitement about the game by having him search for a favorite reward hidden in one of several objects.  Scent work can be done inside or outside, there is no place a dogs nose can't go!

Melissa, our expert scent work trainer, who has put titles in C-WAGS Scent work and AKC Scent work on her own Siberian Husky, can show you the techniques on how to train your dog for this exciting new activity during in-home lessons. Contact Melissa at 734-891-0595 for more information or to sign up for lessons.


Tricks Class $50

Join us for some fun at this one night only class and teach your dog tricks such as bow, crawl, shake, sit pretty and more! 
Call 4 Paws to preregister before all of the spots are gone! Prepayment is required to reserve your spot - space is limited. 

Frequent Trainer Deal $125
After you have attended 3 full 5 week sessions (15 weeks of class) with us, you can retake any of the classes for only $100! Must have attended at least 3 sessions to be eligible

Refresher Class, class fee $75
Is your dog getting a little rusty on some commands? This 2 week class is for dogs who have gone through a basic obedience class. You will get an opportunity to polish up on heeling, recall, stop, no jumping, stays and more. You must preregister and prepay in order to guarantee your spot! This class will fill quickly! Only 7 spots available.

Call 4 Paws (248)230-7297 to register.
 

 

In-home training for dogs and cats 

In-home training is available for those dogs who work better without the distraction of other dogs.  Whether it is just one issue you want to work on, such as heeling, or a multitude of challenges, meeting one on one with your instructor will give you the opportunity to concentrate on the specific goals for you and your dog. In-home is also offered for cats who do much better staying in their own environment.

Your in-home private lesson may include some or all of the items listed below.  Each lesson will vary accordingly and be modified toward the needs of you and your dog or cat.

  • We will talk about your goals and your dog’s challenges

  • Discuss how to modify behavior issues

  • Leadership

  • Basic obedience (i.e. sit, down, heel, recall, etc.)

  • Advanced training (i.e. fine tuning basic skills, challenging dogs with advanced exercises, modifying fear aggression, etc.)


Each individual session is approximately 1-1.5 hours long and tailored to you and your pet's specific needs. The initial session includes an assessment of your companion animal in order to create a specific plan for you and your trainer.  Days and times may vary depending on your instructor. 

We are happy to offer discounts for multiple lessons:
1 session:   $125
2 sessions: $245
3 sessions: $360
Special package of 4 lessons: only $470 ($30 off!)

Call (248)515-4879 to set up an appointment or email Four Legged Rascals for Oakland County and western Macomb County


Call (734)449-4513 to register or email earthygirl003@yahoo.com for Wayne county.

 

Be a Canine Good Citizen

 

Our trainers Bonnie Braund, Deb Chambers, Kari Norton and Melissa Perez are AKC Certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluators. Taking and passing this test with your dog is an important way to recognize and promote responsible dog ownership, and it also is a first step towards working with your dog in therapy! 
Testing fee is $30. $5 discount for students who complete our Intermediate class.

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