Jean Gauchat Hargis
Our trainer, Jean Gauchat Hargis is here to offer you and your family assistance with any questions or behavior problems you may have. Over 25 years of experience training more than 6,000 dogs in classes, handling, raising and conditioning many different breeds for competitions. If you need advice before you get your puppy; in choosing the right breed from a reputable breeder or if you have your furry friend in hand we can help you achieve your goals. We don’t use pinch collar and choke chain kind of training and instead use all positive reinforcement. We find this training is much less stressful on the dogs as well as your family. Training is a fun, rewarding experience that will strengthen the bond you and your dog share.
Whether you are looking for a well-behaved companion or an event competitor, Jean’s method of positive reinforcement will help you achieve your goal.
Our training classes start for puppies as young as 8 weeks old. Below is a description of the classes we currently offer. If you are interested in enrolling in a class we would like to take a moment to thank you for choosing to train your dog with us. In an effort to make the check-in process easier, we need your completed registration form, dog’s vaccine records and payment prior to the start of your training class. You are welcome to email us the form and vaccine records and pay over the phone, or stop by our hospital location at your convenience. For the Puppy Star Class, your dog must be vaccinated with at least one DHPP. For all other classes, your dog must be current on Bordetella, DHPP, and Rabies at 16 weeks and older, that have been administered by a veterinarian.
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Puppy Star Class
Puppies ages 8 to 24 weeks. We recommend once puppy vaccines are started, to enroll your puppy in a class with a safe learning environment. We offer a small class size limited to 6 puppies for special one on one learning. Learn how to PREVENT and deal with common puppy problems like house soiling, chewing, nipping, digging, jumping up, and barking. Socialize your puppy with others the same age and with new puppy owners. Teach your puppy to walk nicely on leash, puppy agility, grooming, recall, sit and down on request. This class also qualifies for the AKC Puppy Star program. Lessons are one hour per week for 7 weeks. Do NOT bring your puppy to the first lesson, this is an owner orientation. Pre registration is required as classes fill quickly.
Class fee $225.00
Basic Manners Class
Puppies and Adults 4 months or older. Want to start your training off right with a new companion or continuing education from a puppy class? Small class size limited to 6 dogs for special one on one learning. We wish to give a general understanding about how a dog thinks. This helps training become easy for the human and, in effect, helps make training easy for the dog to learn. Behavior problem solving such as dog to dog or people to dog socialization, barking, jumping, crate training, counter surfing and obedience such as, come, heel, sit and down stay taught one hour per week for 6 weeks. The first lesson is an owner orientation only; do NOT bring your dog to the first lesson.
Class fee $225.00 for the first 6 week class
Beyond Basic Class
Puppies and Adults 7 months or older. Does your puppy know the basics, how about coming back for some new challenges. Keep his mind busy. Small class size limited to 6 dogs for special one on one learning. We wish to give a general understanding about how a dog thinks. This helps training become easy for the human and, in effect, helps make training easy for the dog to learn. Behavior problem solving such as dog to dog or people to dog socialization, barking, jumping, extended stays, moving downs and stands, spins and drop on recall one hour per week for 6 weeks. Please bring your dog to the first lesson.
Class fee $225.00 for the first 6 week class
Intermediate Obedience Class
Classes are offered to puppies and adults 7 months or better. The class size is limited to a max of 10 dogs. Dogs must have completed a Basic training class. Our main focus during the 6 week course is on further obedience commands and socialization. The intermediate commands include 20’ stays, all hand signals for the basic commands, drop on heel command, stand for exam and prep for off leash heeling.
Class fee is $225.00
We hold a drop in conformation class. This class is for dogs and puppies 12 weeks and older. We will help you become a real handler and teach your puppy how to be a show dog! Proof of vaccines can be requested. Please note: if it is raining or over 100 degrees please email Jean or phone (916) 765-9421 to verify if class is canceled. Check the calendar weekly for exact dates.
Class fee is $15.00
Agility Class Many Levels
Classes are offered to puppies and adults 6 months or better. The class size is limited to a max of 6 dogs. Dogs must have completed a Basic training class. Teach your dog to learn the tunnel, jumps, dog walk and more!
Class fee $225.00 for the first 5 week class
Classes are offered to puppies and adults 3 months or better. The class size is limited to a max of 10 dogs. Dogs must have completed a Puppy or Basic training class. Our main focus during the 2 week course is on to teach you the proper way to use a clicker. You can further obedience commands, fun new behaviors, learning how to teach your dog tricks, socialization. We can teach them something as simple as Hi-5 or as complicated as playing the piano!
Class fee is $90.00
AKC Title Classes
Canine Good Citizen • Advanced and Urban Dog • Trick Dog
Classes are offered to puppies and adults 6 months or better. The class size is limited to a max of 10 dogs. Dogs must have completed a Puppy or Basic training class. Our main focus during the 2 week course is on AKC tests steps to complete your AKC title. First lesson we go over the test requirements and the following week we test your dog.
Class fee is $90.00
Care, Board and Train
Individual training while you are away. Training only what your puppy or dog needs. We will work on traveling, visiting and playing with other dogs, basic obedience, grooming, visiting people while out for socialization. Contact Jean Hargis for details. Calendar fills quickly so book dates early. Only accept one student at a time.
Fee $145.00/night, payment due in advance to hold reservation.
If you would rather have the privacy of training your dog in your own home or have a behavioral problem that might keep you from coming to a group class this may be an option for you! We cover such issues as running away, digging, barking, nipping, jumping, house soiling, chewing, counter surfing, cat chasing and all basic obedience commands. Please call or email Jean for details and scheduling. Day, evening and some weekend sessions available.
Training Class Location
835 57th Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
Sign Up for Class (916) 451-7213 office
Questions?(916) 765-9421 Jean’s cell