We are trainers of canines and people for performance events, NOT specialists in dogs that have social or training challenges.
With that being said, quite a few dogs do very well even with *mild or manageable* reactivity issues IF they can be redirected to work at the sport we are training on.
All our sports have people and dogs present; so any dog in classes, lessons or events will eventually be around other (leashed dogs) and people.
If you have a dog with some issues to work through- it is best to seek a behavioral specialist to gain insight and tools before pursuing a dog sport.
We require an up to date rabies vaccination record before you can attend lessons or classes
All dogs should be on leash (please NO FLEXIs) and collar (preferably one they cannot slip out of!)
Little soft treats like sliced up string cheese or chicken
Poop bags are always a good item to bring in case you need to clean up
It is a good idea to show up 15 minutes prior to any lesson, event or activity to walk your dog and be prepared to learn!
For Barn Hunt we work with all breeds of dogs as long as they are not totally blind (safety issue).
Earthdog requires terriers or dachshunds that can fit in a 9" by 9" wooden liner (so pretty small and pretty breed specific!)
We accept cash and check and PayPal (to firstname.lastname@example.org)
We cannot accept Canadian funds except through Money Order
Bounced Checks will be need to be paid in full and will be assessed a penalty to the full extend of the law.
All our fees include 8% NYS sales tax
GPS address is 78 Gunther Road, Central Square, NY 13036
From Buffalo/Niagara Falls/Rochester- take 90 East to Exit 36 (Route 81). Go North on 81 to exit 32 (Central Square/Route 49). Go left on Route 49 and go 4.2 miles (go through the town/stoplight of Central Square). Turn right on Gunther Road- there are large Christmas Tree Farm signs at the Gunther Road Turn. A quarter mile down Gunther is Grace Farms Christmas Tree farm, you can't miss the candy cane house!
From Syracuse/Binghamton- Go North on 81 to exit 32 (Central Square/Route 49). Go left on Route 49 and go 4.2 miles (go through the town/stoplight of Central Square). Turn right on Gunther Road- there are large Christmas Tree Farm signs at the Gunther Road Turn. A quarter mile down Gunther is Grace Farms Christmas Tree farm, you can't miss the candy cane house!
People and dogs get sick. Cars break down...
In all cases email Eva at (email@example.com) AND/OR Text to 315x558x3959
Private Lesson Missed Lesson Policy:
In most cases 48 hours notice allows us to give the spot to another person. Sign up genius makes it possible to manage your own lesson and withdraw from the lesson if you cannot make it.
If something happens at the last minute and you cannot make the lesson you MUST text.
That being said we have seen a recent large occurrence of people signing up for lessons and then not showing. This is sad on two fronts- a spot that someone wanted really badly is filled with a person that didn't show and an instructor was present for the lesson and had no one to teach.
Students that have a history of no call/no show private lessons will be removed from lessons
Group or Herding Lesson Missed Lesson Policy:
Group classes and herding lessons are prepay and have their own polices regarding missed lessons.
We have concluded our 2023 season.
Besides training dogs, we are a working seasonal Christmas Tree Farm. See you mid-FEB for more dog events, training and seminars!