Animal Protective Foundation

Canine Academy

About Canine Academy

Training is a very important part of dog ownership, for dog and owner alike, and the Animal Protective Foundation is proud to offer a bounty of classes through our Canine Academy program. The program offers classes such as Puppy and Adolescent Basics, Basic Manners 101 and 102, Canine Good Citizen, Therapy Dog International and much more! 

The Canine Academy is staffed by professionally certified and seasoned trainers who help owners better understand their beloved companions by teaching them to think like dogs, and by helping dog and owner to cultivate trust and respect for one another, thereby strengthening their relationship. 

About Canine Academy

Training is a very important part of dog ownership, for dog and owner alike, and the Animal Protective Foundation is proud to offer a bounty of classes through our Canine Academy program. The program offers classes such as Puppy and Adolescent Basics, Basic Manners 101 and 102, Canine Good Citizen, Therapy Dog International and much more! 

The Canine Academy is staffed by professionally certified and seasoned trainers who help owners better understand their beloved companions by teaching them to think like dogs, and by helping dog and owner to cultivate trust and respect for one another, thereby strengthening their relationship. 

Our approach to training is a motivational one, always using positive reinforcement to achieve success. Training with the APF also helps homeless pets, as 50% of your tuition benefits the shelter.

VACCINE REQUIREMENTS

  • Proof of rabies and distemper vaccinations are required.
  • Bordetella (for kennel cough) is highly recommended, but is not a requirement.
  • Flea and tick prevention is recommended but is not required

Please bring a copy of your pets vaccine records to your first class. 

 SPAY/NEUTER REQUIREMENTS

With the exception of Puppy classes, all dogs enrolled in Canine Academy training classes must be spayed or neutered.

 

Please note: The minimum age for handling is 16 years old if accompanied by an adult.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY -We often have waiting lists for our classes. In fairness to all, refunds minus a $10 processing fee will be provided only if the cancellation is made prior to 48-hours before the first class. (Example: If class begins on Monday, cancellation must be received by the previous Friday.) This policy also applies to class changes. Please make sure you are signing up for the correct class prior to registering. (Example: If you take Basic Manners 101, please do not sign up again. The next class in that series would be Basic Manners 102.) Please contact canineacademy@animalprotective.org if you have any questions regarding what class to sign up for next.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT

APF dog adopters receive a one-time $25 discount off their first training course. Offer good for one year from adoption date.