First session starting in Spring 2018!


Session Begins

Session End


5:30 - 6:30 pm

June 12th, 2018

July 24th, 2018


4:00 - 5:00 pm

June 14th, 2018

July 19th, 2018


Please note the End date is an approximation. Classes are subjected to weather.

We do allow people to join the second week of class.

Stony Creek offers Puppy & Beginner obedience classes. At Stony Creek Canine Academy we believe in positive reinforcement training. We highly encourage the use of treats and praise! Obedience classes are a great idea for all dogs regardless of breed, age or size. Though some people may know how to train their dogs we still strongly encourage obedience classes for several reasons.
First obedience classes help your dog to learn how to become a well respected member of your family. Having a unruly pet can be damaging to your family and social life. You may not like having company over because of your pet's lack of "people skills". Obedience classes are also great socialization for the dogs and the more socialization a puppy gets the better. Lack of socialization can lead to separation anxiety, fearfulness and aggression towards other dogs and people. The classes are to design to teach your dogs better "people skills" when greeting other people & animals, to help with any housebreaking issues, and to help with and annoying or destructive behavior.
 Every dog & their handler are different and here at Stony Creek Canine Academy we understand that. Though we do have a course plan that we follow we adapt them for every individuals wants and needs and we'll help you work on your specific problem areas. Not all dogs that come to obedience class are unruly or have terrible manners, many of the students have come to take a class just for the socialization and to get out and have fun with their pet. 



Meet the Instructor
Venisa Figure joined Stony Creek Canine Academy & Dog Grooming in May of 2015 She has been training dogs for over 10 years! She enjoys giving both private and group lessons. She has 3 Shetland Sheepdogs of her own Tag, Charm and Tribble Trouble. Tag is her veteran earning 3 C-atch titles and 1 C-ate title in Canine Performance Events Agility as well as earning entry to 4 CPE National events. Charm was retired early due to injury and is now the team cheerleader. Tribble Trouble her youngster is still learning the ropes but is close to earning his first C-atch in CPE Agility and off to his first CPE Nationals.
Venisa teaches Obedience for a well mannered companion which is also her foundation to agility, as well as Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Agility. Whether you are looking for help with obedience basics or if you are looking to have fun with agility Venisa is happy to share her experience. She proudly teaches the Positive Reinforced Based model that was developed by internationally renowned trainer Susan Garrett. Venisa believes that training your dog should be fun for both you and your dog and if you aren't having fun then you aren't doing it right!
Happy Customers Say It all!

"Wow, I didn't believe my dog could do that!"
--Mary from Shelby

"It is without reservation, that I wholeheartedly recommend Venisa Figure to everyone who wants to build a stronger relationship with their dog through positive obedience or agility training."
--Laura from Macomb

"I would like to take this opportunity to tell what a wonderful instructor Venisa Figure is. I have had her as an agility instructor for 3 years. In that time my dog has flourished form a very timid individual to a dog that has confidence and is self-assured."
--Sue from Shelby

Be prepared for class
  • The first night of class please bring proof of vaccinations.
  • Bring a collar, we ask for either a nylon buckle collar or training collar, please no head collars or harnesses
  • Bring a leash, we suggest a 6 foot leather or nylon leash, please no retractable leashes.
  • Bring soft and easy to eat treats that your dog really enjoys, can either be packaged bought treats or meat.
  • Bring a crate.
  • Please pick up after your dog! Please come prepared with pickup bags handy.
  • We suggest wearing sensible shoes and attire.
  • We do suggest that family members come and watch so they will know what the dog is learning and how to uphold the commands.