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Mon-Fri
7 AM – NOON & 1 PM – 7 pm

Sat & Sun
8 AM – NOON & 1 PM – 5 PM

Specialty Classes

Fusion Pet Retreat’s training center has a wide range of class offerings to fit many dogs’ needs. Each class is lead by an experienced instructor, dedicated to personal growth and continuing education in the field. We focus on a positive and progressive approach to dog training and behavior.

All classes are hosted in the comfort of a climate-controlled 11,000 sq. ft. indoor facility.

Upcoming Just for Fun Classes

FUNgility

Length: 4 – 1 hour lessons
Cost: $100

This class was created with the average dog owner and newbie to dog sports in mind. This class is for the individual and their dog that want to dabble into dog agility and see if it is the dog sport for them. This class is not formatted for those with the intention to compete.

Who is this class best suited for?
Individuals with little to no interest in competing in agility and just want to give it a try or run for fun. (Note: this class can still benefit those that are interested to compete “someday” but rather want to see how their dog enjoys agility. This class is a great teaser to see what all the sport of agility can offer). Dogs that need to improve their confidence in new environments. (ie: dogs that may be stressed in a class with too much criteria).

Requirements: Dog must have completed Basic Manners or equivalent class. Dog must be at least 1 year of age.

 

FUNgility 2.0 - Even Funner

Length: 4 – 1 hour lessons
Cost: $100

This 4 week class is a continuation of our FUNgility curriculum. This class will be a combination of short sequence course work and fundamental agility basics. Students will be refining individual obstacle skills and commitment, while learning simple handling methods to begin work as a team. This class is intended for those with no goals to compete in agility. This class will not be working on teeter or weave pole skills. 

Requirements: Completion of FUNgility or instructor approval

 

Impulse Control

Length: 6 – 1 hour lessons
Cost: $160

This six-week class is ideal for dogs that are struggling to work around distractions, need to improve on their reliability and have a tendency to become over-excited easily.  

We will use concepts and skills from the minds of brilliant trainers like Leslie McDevitt, author of the book ‘Control Unleashed’, Susan Garret, author of the book ‘Crate Games’ and Dr. Karen Overall who developed the massively popular ‘Protocol for Relaxation’.

You and your dog will learn how to utilize practical skills to improve their engagement, reliability, and impulse control. They will also learn how to channel their intelligence and energy into productive, and stimulating activities that will not leave you pulling your hair out! Additionally, your dog will learn how to manage their excitement and learn how to settle down and relax.

Get Sniffy with It

Length: 3 – 1 hour lessons
Cost: $75

Dogs see the world through their nose and in this just-for-fun class you will tap into their powerful sense of smell in an enriching, fun and (best of all) mentally exhausting game!

In this fun three-week long class your dog will learn how to hunt and search for hidden treats- and you will learn some new ways to burn off a surprising amount of you dogs extra energy!

This class is great for anyone that is interested in dipping their toes into the exciting sport of canine nosework in a relaxed, and beginner friendly environment. Dogs of any age, training ability and physical ability are invited to learn how fun it can be to engage your dogs nose!

Intro to Therapy Dog

Length: 6 – 1 hour lessons
Cost: $140

Start your journey of teaching your dog to become a therapy dog.

Class Prerequisites:
Dog must be at least 1 year old
Dog must have completed both Basic Manners and Beyond Manners at Fusion **OR** have a passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen test

Canine Good Citizen Prep

Length: 6 – 1 hour lessons
Cost: $140
This six-week class will teach you the skills tested in the AKC Canine Good Citizen test and prepare you and your dog if you would like to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. Testing skills are the following:
  • Greeting a friendly stranger and sitting politely for petting
  • Ability to be handled, examined and receive husbandry-type handling from a stranger
  • Loose leash walking including; automatic stopping, u-turns, about-turns, passing a neutral dog and walking through a crowd.
  • Common Obedience skills: ‘sit’, ‘down’, ‘wait’/’stay’, and recall
  • Ability to recover after and accept a startling sound and movement
  • Ability to be held on-leash by a stranger while their owner is out-of-sight for three minutes without becoming distressed.
Requirements:
Dog must have completed Beyond Manners or equivalent Intermediate/Advanced obedience class.

Our Team

Fusion’s passionate team of professionals are trained by a certified behaviorist and take continuing education seriously.

Timera Cyr – CPDT-KA

Puppy, Obedience, and Behavioral Instructor

 Science, animal behavior and training have been my passions since childhood.  I love helping people develop deeper connections with their dogs through better communication and understanding. I have 2 dogs and 2 cats named Adenine, Cytosine, Thymine and Guanine. They are named after the DNA base pairs.

Chelsey O’Connor

Assistant Manager and FUNgility Instructor

I LOVE dogs and other animals. This job lets me play with other dogs without turning into an animal hoarder at home! I’m also fascinated by dog behavior so this job is a great place to learn.

Kayla Salsberg

Puppy and Obedience Instructor

 I love watching puppies and adult dogs grow into the well-mannered dogs we know they can be. I’m happy to work with each owner to accommodate their dog’s specific needs and abilities, as each dog learns differently. Let me get to know you and your dog and show you how fun and rewarding training can be!

Claire Bailey

Puppy, Obedience, and Therapy Dog Instructor

Working with animals has always been my greatest passion. I enjoy helping you build a strong, lasting relationship with your pet, working to ensure you have a companion you truly enjoy. I leverage years of experience and a masters degree in clinical animal behavior to ensure each unique family is set up for success. I share my home with two dogs and a cat, plus my husband and his explosive detection dog. In my spare time I enjoy training and hiking with my dogs, crafting, and learning new things

Take a Tour

Want to learn more about us?

Our staff would love a chance to show you around and answer all of your questions.

If you would like to tour our facility after watching the virtual tour, feel free to come in during any of these time windows:

  • Monday 10-11am,
  • Tuesday 10-11am or 5-6pm,
  • Wednesday 10-11am or 2-3pm,
  • Thursday 10-11am or 5-6pm,
  • Friday 10-11am.
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