Classes Available at American Canine Institute

American Canine Education | Classes | Fremont, CA

Do you have a new dog in your life? Do you want to start them off on the right paw? Our canine classes are designed to give you the foundation you and your furry friend need to have a happy life together. From beginner courses to our advanced program, we will guide you through training your dog to respond to basic commands and even how to act properly while off of their leash.

We offer group and private classes year round. There are NO training waiting lists at American Canine Institute because all of our classes are continuous entry. This means you and your dog can start training at your convenience.

We try to limit group classes to 12 teams plus the trainer but occasionally we exceed that number. Private lessons are offered in home or at many locations throughout the area. Private lessons are limited to a dog, handler, and the trainer or with multiple family members and/or dogs. Typically, lessons are once a week for 1 hour. All classes require owner to provide proof of vaccinations.

Puppy Kindergarten

Our Puppy Kindergarten program is a sixteen week puppy class that covers the importance of properly raising a puppy. The class covers Socialization, Training, Activity, Responsibility, health, nutrition, grooming, first aid, and housebreaking. We also address individual puppy behavioral problems in the class.

At the end of eight weeks, the Canine Good Citizen Program begins. This is a two part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for the owners and basic good manners for the dogs concluded with an AKC CGC test.

American Canine Education | Fremont, CA

Eligibility:

  • 10 weeks to 6 months of age
  • Current vaccinations

Duration:

  • Once a week for 1 hour for up to 16 weeks

Equipment:

  • Leash and properly fitted flat collar or a properly fitted training collar if needed

Price:

  • $195

Beginner/Basic Obedience (On Leash Only)

In the class the handler and dog are taught the basic commands: sit, down, stay, and recall. During a class session the handler and dog are taught how to properly execute left and right turns, left and right turns-about, turn against the dog, a formal recall, and a stand.

American Canine Education | Fremont, CA

Eligibility:

  • Dog is 6 months of age and older

Duration:

  • Once a week for 1 hour for 8 weeks

Equipment:

  • 6 ft Leash and properly fitted “Training” Collar

Price:

  • $195

Intermediate Obedience (Limited Off Leash)

In this class, the handler and dog improve advance their skills attained in Basic Obedience. New in place turns, preform sit and down stays while in motion, with some off leash exercises preparing the team for Advanced Obedience training.

American Canine Education | Fremont, CA

Eligibility:

  • Dog and Handler have successfully completed Basic Obedience class

Duration:

  • Once a week for 1 hour for 8 weeks

Equipment:

  • 6 ft Leash and properly fitted “Training” Collar

Price:

  • $225

Advanced Obedience (Off Leash, Voice Commands & Hand Signals)

All commands taught in Basic and Intermediate Obedience classes are preformed off leash. A sit, down and stand commands are added during a recall, sit and down commands are completed at 40ft, 3 minute sit stays and 5 minute down stays are preformed while the handler is out of sight of the dog.

American Canine Education | Fremont, CA

Eligibility:

  • Dog and Handler have successfully completed Intermediate Obedience classes

Duration:

  • Once a week for 1 hour for 8 weeks

Equipment:

  • Leash and properly fitted “Training” Collar

Price:

  • $255

Board & Train Program

A.C.I. offers board and train programs for the canine that needs training when your busy schedule does not permit you to attend classes. They receive the personal care and training of your choice. After training is completed,the handler receives an accelerated training regiment for Handlers.

Price:

  • $110 per day ($35 a day for boarding and $75 a day for training
American Canine Education | Fremont, CA

Agility (Practical)

Practical Agility includes hurdle jumps, broad jumps, “A” frame, plank walks, tunnel, weave poles, and directional work. The class is focused on proper execution of agility regiments, not the speed at which the dog can complete an agility course.

American Canine Education | Fremont, CA

Eligibility:

  • Successfully completed Basic Obedience class and an age depending on breed and size of dog

Duration:

  • Varies based on the discipline

Price:

  • $215

Behavior Modification Programs

American Canine Education | Fremont, CA

Behavioral problems are the result of inter-actions between your pet and its’ people, plus other elements in the dog’s environment. Solving a behavior problem is rarely simple; it requires your mental effort and often some emotional adjustments on the part of all family members to solve the behavioral problem. Each behavioral modification program is determined on a case by case basis.

Regardless how a behavioral problem was created, no guilt feelings are warranted, only a resolve to eliminate the problem is needed.

Duration:

  • Varies based on the problem being solved. Most sessions are once a week for 1 hour. Training can take 12 weeks and sometimes longer

Price:

  • Price determined on problem to be solved and lenght of time

Service Dog Training

American Canine Institute is dedicated to the enrichment of the lives of people with disabilities by developing our training criteria of service dogs through our Pets to Service Dogs Program. In order to provide an increased independence for the disabled person and/or for their care givers, ACI offers training for dogs already in the home of the disabled person whenever possible.

American Canine Institute has developed one of the highest set of training standards in the service dog industry by adopting the principles of the International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP), American Kennel Club (AKC), and Canine Good Citizen programs. We also combined with recommendations of a leading medical community and ACI’s Behavioral Annalist to ensure that American Canine Institute's training for service dogs are being met. All ACI standards and curriculums exceed the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

We offer private training for owners and/or caregivers. Training includes teaching task training, such as retrieve dropped items, hearing alert, stability/mobility assistance, opening or closing doors, customized tasks, diabetic alert, and public access training.

Price:

  • TBD: If clien successfully completes a class and wishes to progress to next level class the cost is frozen to the cost of the initial class fee (Ex. Start Basic at $195, Intermediate is $195, Advanced is $195)