Novice Tricks

4-week program

For dogs of all ages

Learn different training techniques including clicker training, luring & shaping to teach your dog some fun new tricks. We will cover a variety of tricks that will help you improve your training skills and challenge your dog in a fun way! Saundra is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI) and can help you achieve your dog’s Novice Trick Dog Title (NTD) through Do More with Your Dog.

Maximum of 4 dogs per class means lots of 1:1 time with your instructor.


Alpine Dogs takes our responsibility of operating in a safe manner during COVID 19 very seriously. All attendees will need to follow and adhere to our policies:

  • Maximum of 1 person per dog allowed to attend class (due to rising Covid numbers locally)
  • Face masks are mandatory for all participants
  • You will be set up in a station that will be a minimum of 2 meters from other students
  • All contact areas and equipment will be sanitized prior to and between classes
  • If you may have been exposed or are not feeling well, please stay home

All you need to know

What we’ll cover in this program:
  • Clicker Training
  • Luring & Shaping
  • Teach new tricks
Possible tricks include:
  • 2 on 2 off
  • Balance a cookie on nose
  • Crawl
  • Fetch
  • Hoop Jump
  • Kennel Up
  • Kisses
  • Memory Game
  • Paws Up
  • Peekaboo
  • Ring a Bell
  • Spin
  • Target
  • Tunnel
You will need to bring the following items to class:
  • Mask
  • Your dog wearing a harness and/or a nylon collar (no chain collars please) as well as a regular nylon leash (no retractable leashes please).
  • High value food rewards. Great options include chicken, roast beef, cheese (a mixture is best).
  • Please don’t feed your dog dinner prior to class but feel free to bring their dinner to class in addition to high value food rewards.
  • Treat pouch or fanny pack for hands-free training
  • Chew sticks (bully sticks) or frozen kong to keep your dog occupied for portions of class where we are not working with them
  • Bed or mat for your dog
  • Water bowl & water
Cancellation policy:

We require 48 hours notice to withdraw enrollment in a class. Class registrations are non-refundable. When appropriate, we can offer a credit transfer to one of our other services that must be used within 60 days of purchase.


Upcoming classes

Still have more questions?

Schedule a FREE 15-minute Discovery Call to learn more about how we could tailor a package to suit you and your dogs needs.


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