Class Schedule

Continuing K9 Nose Work®

You and your dog must have taken Intro to K9 Nose Work before taking Continuing K9 Nose Work. In this class we will work on more complex hides, focusing on exteriors and vehicles. Some classes will be held outdoors.

Time: 11:30 – 12:30 pm            6 weeks
Start Date:    Wednesday, Ongoing
Class Dates:    Every Wednesday

Class Fee:   $175.00,  contact Sally to sign up for class, sally@bushwaller.com

Currently on hold.

Growly Dog 1
Instructors: Sally Bushwaller, CPDT-KSA, CNWI and Amy Blum, CPDT-KSA
Location: Integrative Pet Care,  2520 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

This class is specifically designed for dogs who exhibit what is commonly referred to as “leash-reactivity” or “leash-aggression” towards other dogs. If your dog growls, barks, or lunges at other dogs while on-leash, this may be the class for you.

In Growly Dog 1 you will learn how to: build a stronger training partnership with your dog so that he is better able pay attention to you under stressful and distracting conditions; read your dog’s body language and recognize canine stress signals and calming signals; better manage your dog’s on-leash behavior without having to resort to force or “corrections”; and help your dog become more relaxed in the presence of other dogs. Through this class your dog will start to develop better coping skills and more appropriate on-leash behaviors towards other dogs. (Note, this class does not specifically address off-leash aggression towards other dogs or aggression towards people. If your dog is experiencing these issues, please contact Amy or Sally to determine whether Growly Dog 1 is appropriate for your dog).

This class has two instructors and a maximum of 4 dogs, so you and your dog will receive personal attention and one-on-one coaching throughout the course.

Contact Sally for info on this class, sally@bushwaller.com

Time: 6:45 – 7:45 pm            6 weeks
Start Date:    January 19, 2018
Class Dates:   1-19-8 to 2-23-18
Class Fee:   $290

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND WE ARE ADDING A SECOND CLASS

Time: 8:00 – 9:00 pm            6 weeks
Start Date:    January 19, 2018
Class Dates:   1-19-8 to 2-23-18
Class Fee:   $290

Prerequisite for this class: 1 private lesson with Sally or Amy.

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Wilmette Park District, 2017
Instructor for all Wilmette Park District dog training classes: Sally Bushwaller, CPDT-KSA, CNWI.
Location for all WPD classes: 3000 Glenview Road, Wilmette

Intro to K9 Nose Work®

K9 Nose Work is an exciting new dog sport that allows dogs to do what they are well-designed to do — use their noses! K9 Nose Work gives your dog a “job”, builds confidence, teaches creative problem solving, provides great mental exercise, and much more by encouraging your dog’s innate drive to hunt and find scent. If you’re interested in finding new ways to continue to build your relationship with your dog while having fun and doing something dogs love to do, then K9 Nose Work is for you!  (Note, dogs will be confined in separate training areas when they are not working, therefore even dogs who don’t love other dogs can attend and enjoy this class).

Time:  6:30 – 7:30 pm            5 weeks
Start Date:    Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Class Dates:     1-9 through 2-6
Class Fee:   Resident $117, Non-resident $146

Time:   7:45 – 8:45 pm            5 weeks
Start Date:   
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Class Dates:    
1-9 through 2-6
Class Fee:  
 Resident $117, Non-resident $146

Time:   6:30 – 7:30 pm            5 weeks
Start Date:   
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Class Dates:    
2-13 through 3-13
Class Fee:  
Resident $117, Non-resident $146

Time:   7:45 – 8:45 pm            5 weeks
Start Date:   
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Class Dates:    
2-13 through 3-13
Class Fee:  
Resident $117, Non-resident $146

Time:  6:45 – 7:45 pm            5 weeks
Start Date:   
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Class Dates:    
4-3 through 5-1
Class Fee:  
Resident $117, Non-resident $146

Time:   11:30 – 12:30 am            5 weeks
Start Date:   
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Class Dates:    
4-7 through 5-5
Class Fee:  
Resident $117, Non-resident $146

Time:   6:45 – 7:45 pm           5 weeks
Start Date:   
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Class Dates:    
5-8 through 6-5
Class Fee:  
Resident $117, Non-resident $146

Time:   11:30 – 12:30 am            5 weeks
Start Date:   
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Class Dates:    
5-12 through 6-9
Class Fee:  
Resident $117, Non-resident $146

Time:   6:45 – 7:45 pm           6 weeks
Start Date:   
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Class Dates:    
6-26 through 8-7
Class Fee: 
Resident $140, Non-resident $175

Time:   11:30 – 12:30 am           6 weeks
Start Date:   
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Class Dates:    
6-30 through 8-4
Class Fee: 
Resident $140, Non-resident $175

Intro to Odor

After your dog has attended Intro to Nose Work at least once (some dogs may need to attend a couple sessions), we transition your dog from searching for food to searching for specific odors — birch, anise and clove.

Time:   8:00 – 9:00 pm           5 weeks
Start Date:    Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Class Dates:    5-8 through 6-5
Class Fee: 
Resident $117, Non-resident $146

Time:   8:00 – 9:00 pm           5 weeks
Start Date:   
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Class Dates:   
5-8 through 6-5
Class Fee: 
Resident $117, Non-resident $146

Time:   11:30 – 12:30 am           6 weeks
Start Date:   
Saturday, June 26, 2018
Class Dates:    
6-26 through 8-7
Class Fee: 
Resident $140, Non-resident $175

Fresh Start Beginner Dog Training
Help your adult dog learn to become responsible for his own actions. Your dog will learn the basics, sit, down, stay, come, leave it, get started on leash walking and learn other helpful skills. Please contact me so I can determine if this class is a good fit for you and your dog: sally@bushwaller.com.

Time:   6:30 – 7:30 pm           6 weeks
Start Date:    Thursday, January 11, 2018
Class Dates:      1-11 through 2-22, NO CLASS 1-25
Class Fee:    Resident $140, Non-resident $175

Time:   6:30 – 7:30 pm           6 weeks
Start Date:    Thursday, April 5, 2018
Class Dates:      4-5 through 5-3
Class Fee:    Resident $140, Non-resident $175

Time:   6:30 – 7:30 pm           6 weeks
Start Date:    Thursday, June 28, 2018
Class Dates:      6-28 through 8-9
Class Fee:    Resident $140, Non-resident $175

Continuing K9 Nose Work®

You and your dog must have taken Intro to K9 Nose Work. In this class we work on complex hides, work in different rooms, practice container, vehicle and exterior searches, go on field trips.

Time:   7:45 – 8:45 pm          5 weeks
Start Date:   Thursday, January 11, 2018
Class Dates:     1-11 through 2-15, NO CLASS 1-25
Class Fee:  Resident $117, Non-resident $146

Time:   6:30 – 7:30 pm           5 weeks
Start Date:    Thursday, April 5, 2018
Class Dates:      4-5 through 5-3
Class Fee:    Resident $117, Non-resident $146

Time:   6:30 – 7:30 pm           5 weeks
Start Date:    Thursday, May 10, 2018
Class Dates:      5-10 through 6-7
Class Fee:    Resident $117, Non-resident $146

Time:   6:30 – 7:30 pm           6 weeks
Start Date:    Thursday, June 28, 2018
Class Dates:      6-28 through 8-9
Class Fee:    Resident $140, Non-resident $175

Perfect Puppy

Help your puppy learn to become responsible for his own actions. Your pup will learn the basics, sit, down, stay, come, leave it, get started on leash walking, socialization and learn other helpful skills. For puppies 8 weeks to 5 months of age.

Time:   9:00 – 10:00 am         6 weeks
Start Date:    Saturday, January 13, 2018
Class Dates:   1-13 through 2-24, NO CLASS 1-27
Class Fee:  Resident $140, Non-resident $175

Time:   10:15 – 11:15 am         6 weeks
Start Date:    Saturday, April 7, 2018
Class Dates:    4-7 through 5-12
Class Fee:  Resident $140, Non-resident $175

Time:   9:00 – 10:00 am         6 weeks
Start Date:    Saturday, June 30, 2018
Class Dates:    6-30 through 8-5
Class Fee:  Resident $140, Non-resident $175

Grad School

An advanced class working on improving your dog’s stay, recall, off-lead reliability. Must have attended one of my other basic classes — puppy or beginner. Bring a dog bed to class each week.

Time:   10:15 – 11:15 am         6 weeks
Start Date:    Saturday, January 13, 2018
Class Dates:    1-13 through 2-24, NO CLASS 1-27
Class Fee:  Resident $140, Non-resident $175

Time:   10:15 – 11:15 am         6 weeks
Start Date:    Saturday, April 7, 2018
Class Dates:   4-7 through 5-12
Class Fee:  Resident $140, Non-resident $175

Time:   10:15 – 11:15 am         6 weeks
Start Date:    Saturday, June 30, 2018
Class Dates:    6-30 through 8-4
Class Fee:  Resident $140, Non-resident $175

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*To find and/or register for the following Wilmette Park District classes, follow these instructions:

Go to http://www.wilmettepark.org/parks-facilities/community-recreation-center
In the bottom right hand corner, click on “register for classes…”.
In the green bar at the top of the next window, click on the SEARCH button.
In the key word window, put “dog training”. Scroll down to appropriate class.