First session starting in Spring 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.
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!
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