Lisa Bataska Dog Training - Relationship Focused Dog Training in a Fun and Caring Environment!

Relationship Focused Dog Training
in a Fun and Caring Environment!

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BASIC AND BEYOND


BASIC AND BEYOND | PUPPY CLASSES | SPECIALTY CLASSES | SPORTS CLASSES


Advanced Obedience


In Advanced Obedience, we work on skills to get your dog to respond quickly both on and off leash.  This progressive class emphasizes focus with distractions.  We work at the level of each dog/handler team.  Learn how to get the behavior you desire by allowing your dog to make good choices both on and off leash!!!  One of the favorite classes of all instructors here! 

This is a 4 week class (depending on month). Cost is $90.
*Eligible for Prepaid Class Package.


Upcoming Sessions

Saturday - 12/2/2017 @ 10:15 AM - Obedience Ring 2 - Sign-Up
Monday - 12/4/2017 @ 5:00 PM - Obedience Ring 1 - Sign-Up
Saturday - 1/6/2018 @ 10:15 AM - Obedience Ring 2 - Sign-Up
Monday - 1/8/2018 @ 5:00 PM - Obedience Ring 1 - Sign-Up




AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC)


Responsible Owners, Well-mannered dogs. The AKC's Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. In CGC, dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test can earn a certificate and/or the official AKC CGC title. Dogs with the CGC Title have the suffix, "CGC" after their names.  For more information, visit www.akc.org.

This is a 6 week class. Cost $150.



Upcoming Sessions

Thursday - 1/4/2018 @ 6:15 PM - Obedience Ring 1 - Sign-Up
Saturday - 1/6/2018 @ 11:30 AM - Obedience Ring 1 - Sign-Up




AKC Community Canine (CGCA)


AKC Community Canine is the advanced level of AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program.

As with CGC, AKC Community Canine has a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Community Canine title. This is a title that appears on the dog's title record at AKC.

All skills on the test are tested on leash. The AKC Community Canine (CGCA) test may be done in a class, at shows, in pet stores or in the community. When the test is administered in community settings such as at a business or special event, evaluators must have the necessary approval of the business owners, etc.



Upcoming Sessions

No classes scheduled




AKC Tricks Class


Tricks are a great way to engage your dog's mind. Great to boost confidence and focus!  Learn how to teach tricks and get some under your belt to turn some heads, have fun in the process and work towards Trick Titles through AKC! This 6 week class is designed to prepare you to test at the end of session.

This is a 6 week class and is *Eligible for Prepaid Class Program.


Upcoming Sessions

Saturday - 1/6/2018 @ 2:45 PM - Obedience Ring 1 - Sign-Up




Basic Obedience


Basic Obedience is not only a necessary part of being a responsible dog owner, it also can keep you and your pet safe in an emergency.  We will work on skills such as coming when called, stay, leave it, loose leash walking and more.  Training aids in bulding a better relationship with your dog by providing him with structure and expectations.  It also gives him a mental workout, needed as much as physical exercise.  In addition to these skills, we will also work on useful tricks and learn how to recognize appropriate dog to dog interaction - very helpful for those that go to the dog park!  This class is open to dogs ages 6 months and older.  

This is a 6 week class. Cost $150.


Upcoming Sessions

Tuesday - 1/2/2018 @ 1:15 PM - Obedience Ring 1 - Sign-Up
Tuesday - 1/2/2018 @ 6:00 PM - Obedience Ring 1 - Sign-Up
Wednesday - 1/3/2018 @ 1:15 PM - Obedience Ring 1 - Sign-Up
Wednesday - 1/3/2018 @ 5:45 PM - Obedience Ring 1 - Sign-Up
Thursday - 1/4/2018 @ 12:30 PM - Obedience Ring 1 - Sign-Up
Saturday - 1/6/2018 @ 10:15 AM - Obedience Ring 1 - Sign-Up
Monday - 1/8/2018 @ 7:30 PM - Obedience Ring 1 - Sign-Up




Intermediate Obedience


This class will continue to build on the foundation skills your dog learned in Basic Obedience and AKC Star Puppy class, such as: Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Leave it and Loose Leash Walking.  With focus on getting a quick response on the first cue, we will build duration, distraction and distance at each dog's individual pace.  We will be fading out any extraneous hand motions and food lures (if used) as well as how to fade out the use of food rewards for known behaviors while still getting your dog to respond to you. Trouble shooting solutions to any problem behaviors your dog may be exhibiting and a few tricks for fun will also be included.

Pre-Requisite - AKC Star Puppy and/or Basic Obedience

This is a 6 week class. Cost $150.


Upcoming Sessions

Wednesday - 1/3/2018 @ 4:30 PM - Obedience Ring 1 - Sign-Up
Thursday - 1/4/2018 @ 5:00 PM - Obedience Ring 1 - Sign-Up
Saturday - 1/6/2018 @ 11:15 AM - Obedience Ring 2 - Sign-Up
Saturday - 1/6/2018 @ 1:30 PM - Obedience Ring 1 - Sign-Up
Monday - 1/8/2018 @ 5:00 PM - Obedience Ring 1 - Sign-Up




Manners - Come When Called


If you are like us, this is not an invitation for consideration. Coming with called can be a life-saver! Learn how to get your dog to come to you happily when you call, thru distractions, long distances and much more!  This 6 week class is a must for puppies and older dogs alike!

Upcoming Sessions

No classes scheduled




Manners - Company's Coming


Most do not realize Fido needs work until Company arrives during holidays, family get togethers, or just when you invite over a friend.  This 6 week class will help you and your pup gain the skills necessary for him to be a well mannered dog!



Upcoming Sessions

No classes scheduled




Manners - Loose Leash Walking


Loose leash walking is one of the essential skills to owning a dog.  Likewise it is one of the most challenging to secure.  In this 6 week class, learn how to get your dog to walk without pulling, walk past distractions and understand how your handling affects your dog's walking behavior.

Upcoming Sessions

No classes scheduled




Manners - Stay


Looking to achieve a rock star stay? We will help you get a solid stay then add some crazy distractions.

Upcoming Sessions

No classes scheduled




Out On The Town


Looking for places to work your dog with a watchful eye to help handle real life distraction? We will meet at different locations and work on basic behaviors including how to properly greet new people, walking on a loose leash, leave it, and much more.  This weekly class is progressive. Class size is limited to 5 dogs.  You must sign up to participate.



Upcoming Sessions

No classes scheduled




Terrible Teens


Teenagers across species are challenging. Learn how to tame your wild child with this class. Relationship building exercises and creating value in yourself as it relates to your dog's viewpoint are very important ways to get compliance. This class is appropriate for dogs 5 months to 3 years with Basic Obedience Skills.

This is a 6 week class. Cost is $150.


Upcoming Sessions

Wednesday - 1/3/2018 @ 2:30 PM - Obedience Ring 1 - Sign-Up
Saturday - 1/6/2018 @ 2:45 PM - Obedience Ring 2 - Sign-Up



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