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Community Dog Program
Helping Others Pawsitively Every Day

Welcome to the Michael's Angel Paws Community Dog Program! We pawsitively treat every dog as part of our family. We are excited to meet your pup and you, as you take part in our private lessons, our group classes, or - in the safety and comfort of your own home, our new virtual group or virtual private lessons. Our top notch, affordable dog training is available to everyone throughout the Las Vegas Valley community. We proudly serve the Northwest, Summerlin, Henderson, Anthem, Sun City Anthem, Southwest, and Boulder City.

The purpose of our Community Dog Training is to bring out the best in you and your pup by teaching you, the pet parent, how to communicate with your pup in a fun, positive, and educational environment. We realize that every dog is unique in his or her learning ability, just like our two-legged kids, so our training philosophy isn't one size fits all. It is as unique as your pup, which puts us ahead of the pack.

We are pleased to offer the following classes to help you and your pup reach his or her full potential as a furry friend and member of your family. Due to recent health and safety concerns, we are also proud to announce that we have begun to pioneer virtual classes, using Zoom video meetings, so that your pup and you can begin your training together in the comfort of your own home.

Foundation to Obedience

Our introduction to all things dog! We welcome dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds to join this class to gain a foundation in how to work effectively with you, to gain self confidence as a pet parent and to instill a foundation of learning with your pup for years to come. Our goal for this class is that you walk away with a good foundation in dog training theory while teaching your pup to sit, down, walk nicely on a leash, wait, stay, come, and manners (jumping, nipping, digging, potty training). This a week four or five week program that meets once a week for an hour.

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Advanced Obedience

Take your pup's obedience foundation to the next level! We will use your understanding of dog training to build your pup's understanding of more complicated and/or difficult commands. We will work on hand signals, body language, and off-leash distance commands. Your pup will learn to more closely focus on you for direction. You will learn to more closely "read" your pup to assist him or her in learning. The goal is teamwork in a supportive environment as you both enjoy new levels of communication. This is a five week group program that meets once a week for an hour at various locations throughout Henderson/Las Vegas.

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AKC Canine Good Citizen

This group class is designed to take you and your pup's skills to the next level while focusing on all ten points of the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen test. Our focus for this class is to work on distraction-proofing your pup's SIT, DOWN, STAY, walking nicely on a leash, WAIT, PLACE, and heeling on either side, all while your pup exhibits consistent CGC behavior without the use of treats. This is a six week program that meets once each week for an hour. The Canine Good Citizen test will be given on the last day of class. We highly encourage your pup and you to complete our Fun with Obedience and/or Puppies! Puppies! class prior to enrolling in the CGC class.

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AKC Urban

AKC Urban CGC (Canine Good Citizen) requires that the dog demonstrate CGC skills and beyond in a setting that includes traffic, crowds, noises, smells and other distractions that are present in a city or town. As with the Canine Good Citizen, AKC Urban CGC is a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Urban CGC title. This is a title that appears on the dog’s title record at AKC. AKC Urban CGC is a public access test that demonstrates dogs are well-behaved and well-trained when in public settings. This is a five week group program that meets once each week for an hour at various locations throughout Henderson/Las Vegas. The test will be given on the last day of class. We highly recommend that you have passed the AKC CGC test prior to taking this class.

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Therapy Dog

This is your final step toward you and your pup becoming a Therapy Dog team. This group class is designed for those who have passed the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Test. It prepares you to pass Michael's Angel Paws Therapy Dog Test. We will focus on team work between your pup and you as you both embark on a journey of giving back to the community as a Therapy Dog team. You will learn how to interact with patients, establish criteria for a successful pet therapy visit, begin to think about where you would like to volunteer, and pass all 15 points of our Therapy Dog test. This is a four week group program that meets once a week for an hour at various locations throughout Henderson/Las Vegas. The Therapy Dog test will be given on the last day of class. We highly encourage you to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen test prior to enrolling.

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Rally-O for Fun

Rally is an AKC sanctioned dog sport that combines obedience with a flare. Your pup and you work as a team to complete a course that includes directional signs for: Right Turns, Left Turns, U-Turns, Sits, Fast Pace, Slow Pace, and more. Together, with your pup on leash, you follow the combination of 10 - 20 directional signs to complete a course that varies each time. It is all about deepening your bond with your pup, having fun, and innovating your loose leash walking. We will teach you all 26 novice rally signs in a step by step manner and then begin to link the signs together. You create your own course with endless possibilities. Prior to Rally, we highly recommend you and your pup completing our Foundation for Obedience and/or Puppies! Puppies! class. This is a five-week program that meets once each week for an hour.

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Agility for Fun 1.0

Come and join us as you begin your journey into the exciting world of Agility. Your pup and you will be introduced in a step by step manner to the various agility obstacles such as the single jump, double jump, tunnel, weave poles and much more! This is an exuberant, fun, activity oriented class that builds bonding with your pup as the two of you learn to work together as a team. We will share ideas for home-made agility equipment. Prior to Agility 1.0, we highly recommend you and your pup completing our Fun with Obedience and/or Puppies! Puppies! class. This is a four-week program that meets once each week for an hour at the Bark Park at Heritage park.

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Agility for Fun 1.0

Now that you and your pup are agility athletes, let’s take it to the next level. Virtual Agility 2.0 introduces new agility skills for your pup to run through the course even faster! We will focus on increasing your pup's speed, distance communication between you and your pup through body language, types of turns, and running more difficult and varied courses. This is a four-week program that meets once each week for an hour at Bark Park at Heritage park.

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AKC Trick Dog

AKC Trick Dog Novice - Let's teach your pup some fun tricks to show off to family and friends. We will teach you 10 new tricks so your pup can progress towards the AKC Trick Dog certificate or just have fun. Tricks include SHAKE, SPIN, BOW, and many more. This is a five-week program that meets once each week for an hour.

AKC Trick Dog Intermediate - Let’s make your pup a professional through learning an additional 10 new tricks. We will teach you new tricks as you work towards your AKC Trick Dog Intermediate certificate. Tricks include GO (to a place), FIND IT, SAY HELLO, and more. The use of hand signals as well as voice commands will be emphasized in this class. This is a five-week program that meets once a week for an hour.

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Private in Person Lessons

We come to you and develop a training program specific to your pup and your needs. We will begin with how dogs learn and then build from that foundation so that we can work on house manners, reactions to other dogs, counter surging, separation anxiety, digging, and your specific behavior concerns. This is a great option for families and individuals that need flexibility in scheduling and for pups that are not fully vaccinated to take part in dog training classes. We are pleased to offer single one hour lessons or a package of five, one hour lessons.

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Virtual Group Classes

We are so excited to bring this new platform to help our community!!

We are pleased to offer the following! Tell us which lesson or class you want and will take care of the rest.

Foundation to Obedience - Our introduction to all things dog! Our goal for the class is for you to walk away with a basic understanding of how dogs learn and begin to teach your to pup to SIT, walk on a leash, DOWN, COME, and exhibit behaviors such as no jumping, no nipping, no digging and consistent potty manners. We welcome dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds to join this class as a foundation for you and your pup becoming a team. This is a five-week virtual program that meets once each week for forty minutes using Zoom video meetings.

Rally - O -Rally is an AKC sanctioned dog sport that combines obedience with a flare. Your pup and you work as a team to complete a course that includes directional signs for: Right Turns, Left Turns, U-Turns, Sits, Fast Pace, Slow Pace, and more. Together, with your pup on leash, you follow the combination of 10 - 20 directional signs to complete a course that varies each time. It is all about deepening your bond with your pup, having fun, and innovating your loose leash walking. We will teach you all 26 novice rally signs in a step by step manner and then begin to link the signs together. You create your own course with endless possibilities. Prior to Rally, we highly recommend you and your pup completing our Foundation for Obedience and/or Puppies! Puppies! class. This is a five-week virtual program that meets once each week for forty minutes using Zoom video meetings

Agility 1.0 - Come and join us as you begin your journey into the exciting world of Agility. Your pup and you will be introduced in a step by step manner to the various agility obstacles such as the single jump, double jump, tunnel, weave poles and much more! This is an exuberant, fun, activity oriented class that builds bonding with your pup as the two of you learn to work together as a team. We will share ideas for home-made agility equipment. Prior to Agility 1.0, we highly recommend you and your pup completing our Fun with Obedience and/or Puppies! Puppies! class. This is a five-week virtual program that meets once each week for forty minutes using Zoom video meetings.

Agility 2.0 - Now that you and your pup are agility athletes, let’s take it to the next level. Virtual Agility 2.0 introduces new agility skills for your pup to run through the course even faster! We will focus on increasing your pup's speed, distance communication between you and your pup through body language, types of turns, and running more difficult and varied courses. This is a five-week virtual program that meets once each week for forty minutes using Zoom video meetings.

AKC Trick Dog Novice - Let's teach your pup some fun tricks to show off to family and friends. We will teach you 10 new tricks so your pup can progress towards the AKC Trick Dog certificate or just have fun. Tricks include SHAKE, SPIN, BOW, and many more. This is a five-week virtual program that meets once each week for forty minutes using Zoom video meetings.

AKC Trick Dog Intermediate - Let’s make your pup a professional through learning an additional 10 new tricks. We will teach you new tricks as you work towards your AKC Trick Dog Intermediate certificate. Tricks include GO (to a place), FIND IT, SAY HELLO, and more. The use of hand signals as well as voice commands will be emphasized in this class. This is a five-week virtual program that meets once a week for forty minutes using Zoom video meetings.

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Virtual Private One on One Training

This is all about safety during this health crisis and saving you time as we join you virtually via a Zoom video meeting in the comfort of your own home. We communicate with you to develop a training session or program specific to your pup and your needs. We will begin with how dogs learn and then build from that foundation so that we can work on your pup's house manners, reactions to other dogs, counter surging, separation anxiety, digging, and/or your specific behavior concerns. We offer two options: 1. A single private lesson which includes a 30-minute lesson through a Zoom video meeting with a 10-minute phone consultation prior to your lesson. 2. A package of six private 30-minute lessons through Zoom video meetings which includes a 10-minute phone consultation prior to your first lesson.

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Puppies! Puppies! - Coming Soon!!

Have a brand-new puppy? Join us for this fun, interactive class just for puppies up to five months. It's all about introducing your pup to new experiences in a fun, enriching, positive environment full of treats for him and tons of laughter for our pet parents. You will gain an understanding of proper puppy socialization to a variety of smells, objects, people, noises, and surfaces. Your pup will begin learning skills in a positive, safe environment so that he becomes a confident, trustworthy, and happy pup learner throughout his life. We will introduce your pup and you to how dogs learn while we begin training in the basic commands and behaviors of SIT, DOWN, STAY, COME, WAIT, walking nicely on a leash, and of course, manners. This is a five-week group program that meets once each week for an hour.

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