At this time, it’s unclear when group classes and in person private lessons will be able to resume. Until that time, I am here to support my students to the best of my ability via online learning.
All group class students will have the option of attending weekly mini-session via Zoom. If you attend live, you will have the chance to work your dog and receive live feedback. The sessions will be recorded and shared with those students unable to attend. Current students may also submit up to 2 minutes of video for review each week. The easiest way to do this is by sending video clips via FaceBook messenger to The Clever Hound Business Page These mini sessions aren’t meant to replace the in-person classes you have registered for- think of them as bonus material.
Private lessons will resume when possible. If you would like to try a virtual private lesson via Zoom am happy to set that up for you. Virtual lessons are $60 per hour or $40 per half hour. I am happy to offer virtual lessons not only to current students, but to new students who may not be local to me.
If you are new to dog sports or considering trying a new competitive event with your dog, I am offering a webinar that you may want to check out. Entering Your First Dog Event will cover many common questions, including some you may not have even know to ask. This webinar is only $20 and will include access to a recording of the program afterwards. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
In the meantime, please keep working with your dogs. I suspect that many of you may have more free time than usual. I will post training tips and challenges daily on The Clever Hound Facebook Page. Tricks can be a great way to pass the time at home. AKC has recently changed their policy to allow Canine Good Citizen evaluators to review trick dog videos for titling purposes, instead of requiring an in person performance. I am happy to provide this service for a $10 per title fee.
More online offerings may be available in the near future. I expect to offer regular webinars on a variety of topics and may expand my online class offerings shortly. Converting an in-person business to online is a complicated process, since I am committed to providing the same quality of training and customer service that my students have grown to expect from The Clever Hound. I would like to close by honoring my Employees of the Month- demo dogs Elf, Spice, and Ginny, who have cooperated with recording (and re-recording) all of the video tutorials for the online classes.