FIELD OF DREAMS offers you Positive Dog Training near Roanoke, VA. More opportunity, more flexibility and more practice.

DOGBONEMINI Puppy Life Skills

Puppies can join our program as early as 8 weeks of age, and remain in puppy class until they are 5 months old.

Your puppy’s first five months of life will shape the kind of dog he will become. Socializing your puppy now will ensure he grows into a friendly adult dog who everyone adores. Our Puppy Life Skills class helps you do just that with exercises and instruction tailored specifically to the needs of growing dogs. We’ll help prepare your puppy for doghood – and ensure that you have a happy, well-behaved dog for life.

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DOGBONEMINI S.T.A.R. Puppy Program

All puppies up to one year of age are eligible to participate in the S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. Once your puppy has completed six training classes you may sign your puppy up for the next test.

Upon passing the test, you’ll get an application to send to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. All dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program including purebreds and mixed breeds.

Your puppy will receive the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal (for display or memento purposes; not suitable as a collar tag). You and your puppy will be listed in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records. In addition, so (that you can continue learning, you’ll receive our AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy package that includes:

  • A beautiful, frameable certificate designating your puppy is in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records at AKC
  • AKC Puppy Handbook, a valuable resource
  • Discount to enroll in AKC Reunite, a 24-hour recovery service
  • Ongoing Monthly Email Newsletter: Your AKC. This includes training tips and up-to-date information every dog owner needs to know. We want you and your puppy to continue learning beyond puppy classes.

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DOGBONEMINI Doggie Day School

The traditional style of doggy day care is to turn dogs out into a large yard and let them be responsible for exercising themselves.

When your dog comes to Field of Dreams Doggie Day School your dog will engage in our structured Doggie Day School program, Your dog will enjoy playing with staff, learning obedience exercises, socialization in small groups of 5 or less, and nap time. We customize our programs to meet your dog’s personality and age.

DOGBONEMINI Private Training

We have a staff of trained professionals who can evaluation your dog’s behavior and/or training needs and develop and training plan.

Contact – karen@fieldofdreamsk9.com

DOGBONEMINI Canine Good Citizen

Welcome to the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program. Started in 1989, the CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you’ll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with-they respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs, and they fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high quality life. We sincerely hope that CGC will be only a beginning for you and your dog and that after passing the CGC test, you’ll continue training in obedience, agility, tracking, or performance events.

The next class starts August 1st and is every Saturday for 8 weeks (with the exception of the Saturday before Labor Day.)

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Dog agility is a fast-growing sport where the dog learns how to navigate the obstacles while the handler learns how to instruct the dog around the agility course.

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Along with our Pet Manner and Agility classes we offer CPR & First Aid and PetSaver™ classes for pet parents and Pet Care Professionals.  The training is taught by lecture, demonstration and hands-on-skills practice. The classes include a handbook and upon successful completion, each participant will receive a certificate.

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DOGBONEMINI Train to Adopt

This is a free class based on Sue Sternberg’s Train To Adopt Program for people who are fostering dogs for a shelter or through a rescue organization, or for dogs still in a shelter waiting to be adopted. Classes are Saturdays at 12:00 noon. All dogs that attend this program must be dog and people friendly. When a person brings a dog, that dog should continue in the program until they are adopted. Read more about the class benefits.

DOGBONEMINIPet Manners/Obedience

A 3-level course focusing on basic obedience and manners. Each level has specific skill requirements that must be met before your pet advances to the next level. You progress through the levels at your own pace.

The Levels Program trains by using positive reinforcement and clicker training. All of our classes are open-enrollment which means you may choose your own convenient start date.

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Join us for a 7 week session where your dog will learn new tricks! Handler must have prior knowledge of use of a clicker. Dogs must be able to sit on cue and work in close proximity to other dogs. Class limit is 8 dogs.

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Disc Dog 101 will focus on the basics of disc skills for both the human and canine members of the team. We will work on throws, retrieves, catching and releasing the disc, building drive, and safety.

This activity is perfect for energetic dogs who are crazy for toys, but absolutely all breeds and ages are welcome. Some toy drive and basic obedience is needed. Discs are provided and extras will be available for purchase. Class limit is eight.
4 weeks; $75

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  • Weekly Schedule

    Puppy Life Skills
    Wednesday - 7:00 PM
    Thursday - 6:00 PM
    Saturday - 11:00 AM

    Teenager Life Skills
    Monday - 7:00 PM
    Thursday - 7:00 PM

    BA Level
    Monday - 3:00 PM
    Monday - 6:00 PM
    Tuesday - 7:30 PM
    Wednesday - 6:00 PM
    Saturday - 9:00 AM
    Saturday - 10:00 AM

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