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Family DogOur family dog program provides a variety of classes all designed to bring out the very best in your family pet. These classes also are the foundation for our competition programs and for other activities you may want to pursue with your dog. Our classes are taught using the most up to date in positive reinforcement techniques. We take puppies 8 weeks and older into our classes.


We couldn't be more happy with the trainers and the facility! We have learned so much from everyone at Tails-U-Win! The trainers are patient, very knowledgeable, and each one of them has treated our dog as if she was their own. Day School has done wonders for us and our puppy!
          - Keri & Kevin with Mazie

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Jumpstart Kindergarten for Puppies - From 8-16 Weeks of Age

 

Jumpstart Kindergarten is a specialized program on MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, & THURSDAYS for your young, and very impressionable, puppy between the ages of 8 and 16 weeks of age. This is a critical socialization period that provides your puppy with the necessary foundation to better navigate life as your beloved companion.

 

Jumpstart Kindergarten is a full day socialization, enrichment program for your puppy. This program is designed to create a dog that is well-adjusted, confident, and secure in their environment, with the intention of lessening the likelihood of behavioral concerns down the road, plus they get to make a lot of new friends and participate in our morning classes!

Get our package for a discount!

Day: Full-Day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Drop-Off: Between 9-10 AM

Pickup: Between 3-5 PM

           

What do I bring?

 

Puppy Kindergarten

Puppy Family Dog Class

Puppy Kindergarten is an introductory class for puppies 4 months old or younger at the start of class. This class teaches all of the same skills that are taught in Family Dog I with emphasis placed on puppy behaviors like inappropriate mouthing and biting as well as management issues and socialization. Classes are small in size, fun for you and your puppy and very effective.

Please note that your puppy does NOT have to have a RABIES vaccination to start this class if he/she is not yet old enough. Also, check out our Puppy Social Class, a 2-week group class focusing on socialization for puppies.

The first class is an orientation for owners only - your puppies can stay home.  This informative seminar is required as you will receive all the class handouts, reading materials and several important homework assignments. If you cannot make the first night for the class that best fits your schedule, please call the office at 860-646-5033 so we can either schedule a makeup 1st class or so you can attend a different first class.

"Should I sign up for Puppy Kindergarten or Family Dog I?"

 

If you answer YES to these questions, then you should sign up for PUPPY KINDERGARTEN:

 

  • Is your puppy is 4 months old and younger?
  • Does your puppy need more socialization (interaction with other puppies, sights, smells, etc)?
  • Does your puppy need to learn the basic behaviors of Sit, Down, Stay, and how to greet people politely both at home and away from home?

 

If you answered NO to these questions, you should sign up for FAMILY DOG I.

 

Fee: $195 (includes tax) - for 8 one hour classes.  Classes meet once a week.

 

NOTE: The dates below are start dates for each individual class. If you decide to come on a Tuesday at 6:30 PM, for example, you would come every Tuesday at 6:30 PM for your class.

 

FIRST CLASS IS AN ORIENTATION FOR OWNERS ONLY - your puppy should stay home.

 

SIGNING UP ONLINE - Click here for a HOW-TO GUIDE:

Steps on How to Register for a Class Online

 

NOTE:  There are NO refunds after the start of class.

 

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Puppy Playgroup

 

Note: We will not be having our puppy playgroup on November 11th or November 25th, 2017..

 

We now have a drop-in puppy playgroup for dogs up to 4 months of age. Bring your puppy to a safe, monitored playgroup where they can socialize and learn. We are indoors and air-conditioned. Puppies do not need to be housebroken to take part in the playgroup.

Day:   Saturdays at 2:00PM

               

Fee:  $15 per dog / $10 per dog for Tails-U-Win! students

What to Bring: your puppy, some treats, and a toy (optional)

Instructor:  Dana Escobar
 

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Day School Program

 

 

full-day of training especially customized for your dog and your goals. $110 per day.

  • Training intensive. Your dog will receive 3-4 individualized training sessions with a Tails instructor focusing on the skills that are important to you.  Skills include polite greetings, loose leash walking, impulse control exercises, recalls, stays, crate training and much more.
  • Field trips Training takes place all around the spacious Tails campus as your dog learns to pay attention and work around a variety of distractions.    
  • Play and Socialization sessions with staff and instructors and, if appropriate, other dogs.
  • You will receive a private session at the end of each day to go over the skills your dog has practiced and address any questions or concerns you may have.
  • This is a great stand-alone program or a perfect complement to our Family Dog and Sport classes. Ask us about our program packages!
  • More information here: About Day School

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Family Dog I

 

 

Family Dog I is an introductory class for dogs over 4 months of age that are just beginning training. You will learn to teach your dog to pay attention when asked, greet politely, come when called, walk on a loose leash and lie down and stay. Management skills, socialization and problem solving will also be stressed. Classes are small in size, fun for you and your dog and very effective.

 

 

 

The first class is an orientation for owners only - your dogs can stay home.  This informative seminar is required as you will receive all the class handouts, reading materials and several important homework assignments. If you cannot make the first night for the class that best fits your schedule, please call the office at 860-646-5033 so we can either schedule a makeup 1st class or so you can attend a different first class.

 

"Should I sign up for Family Dog I or Family Dog II?"

 

If your answer "YES" to the questions below, then you should sign up for FAMILY DOG I:

  • Is your dog new to Tails U Win! (hasn't taken a PK/Famly Dog I class here before)?
  • Does your dog pull on the leash?
  • Does your dog get easily distracted?
  • Does your dog ignore your cues (ex. does not sit when you say, "SIT") sometimes?
  • Is your dog new to targeting?
  • Is your dog new to shaping?
  • Are you new to capturing a behavior?

 

If you answer "NO", then you should sign up for FAMILY DOG II.

Fee: $195.00 (includes tax) -  for 8 one hour classes.

Classes meet once a week.   

NOTE: The dates below are start dates for each individual class. If you decide to come on a Tuesday at 6:30 PM, for example, you would come every Tuesday at 6:30 PM for your class.

                                                                                           

FIRST CLASS IS AN ORIENTATION FOR OWNERS ONLY - your dog should stay home.

 

SIGNING UP ONLINE - Click here for a HOW-TO GUIDE:

Steps on How to Register for a Class Online

 

NOTE:  There are NO refunds after the start of class.

 

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Family Dog II      (pre-requisite FDI or PK)

If you have not completed a Family Dog I or Puppy Kindergarten class with your dog at Tails-U-Win!, please contact the office at 860-646-5033 or office@tailsuwin.com before registering for a Family Dog II class.

 

Family Dog II is where you will perfect what you have learned in PK/FDI.  Your dog will learn to work around increasing distractions and take the next step in teaching the Really Reliable Recall . You will learn to teach your dog to respond to signals at a distance, you’ll be introduced to the sports of agility and rally and you will teach tricks

and play games. This program will help with the skills needed for the Canine Good Citizen Test.

 

After successfully completing Family Dog II, you and your dog will have the skills necessary to participate in any of the programs offered at Tails. This includes agility, competition obedience, rally obedience, therapy dog training, freestyle dance and flyball. You can also continue on in the Family Dog Program. We offer several different class selections over the course of a year.

This is an 8-week class and dogs do attend the first week.

Fee: $195.00 (includes tax) - for 8 one hour classes. 

Fee: $165.00 (includes tax) for Tails-U-Win! students that have graduated from FD1 or PK.

 

Classes meet once a week.

Prerequisites: Family Dog I or Puppy Kindergarten

If you have not attended a class here at Tails, please contact the office at 860-646-5033 to determine what class would be the best fit for you and your dog.

 

SIGNING UP ONLINE - Click here for a HOW-TO GUIDE:

Steps on How to Register for a Class Online

 

NOTE:  There are NO refunds after the start of class.

 

Family Dog II Classes

 

As long as spots are available, you may join an ongoing class at any time. Please contact the office at 860-646-5033 if you want to get on a wait list for a class that is full. Usually spots open up within a matter of a week to a couple of weeks.

If you have not completed a Family Dog I or Puppy Kindergarten class with your dog at Tails-U-Win!, please contact the office at 860-646-5033 or office@tailsuwin.com before registering for a Family Dog II class.

 

 

 

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Family Dog III - Intro to Pet Therapy

 

Family Dog III - Intro to Pet Therapy - This 6-week class will give your dog the strong foundation necessary to be successful in a Therapy Dog class and prepare them for being a therapy dog!

 

What to bring to class:

  • A clicker

  • A treat pouch

  • At least (5) different types of treats cut up into small pieces

  • A mat for your dog to lay on

  • A great sense of humor 

Fee: $140.00 ($126.00 for members)                                                                            

Classes meet once a week.

 

SIGNING UP ONLINE - Click here for a HOW-TO GUIDE:

Steps on How to Register for a Class Online

 

NOTE:  There are NO refunds after the start of class.

 

Family Dog III - Intro to Pet Therapy Schedule - WATCH THIS SPACE!

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175 Adams Street | Manchester, Connecticut 06040
(860) 646-5033
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