Group Classes

 

ThunderHawk Canine is very excited to be expanding our group classes in HUGE ways! We are now teaching classes at both Tractor Supply Company and Thunderhawk’s Academy on 111, both in Cookeville TN. In an effort to continue meeting the needs of the Upper Cumberland pet owner, we are also offering classes taught by guest instructors! So check it out – we probably have what you are looking for!

Unless otherwise specified, classes are taught by Certified Thunderhawk Instructors who have passed the Industry Standard Board Exam CPDT (Certified Professional Dog Trainer). For Thunderhawk Trainers to earn our official stamp of approval, they must have trained within our specific program for a minimum of 12 months, and have passed the CPDT Knowledge Assessment Exam – demonstrating a strong working understanding of behavior, instruction, ethology and physiology. 

 

All class registration is handled online, unless specified in description

ThunderHawk Canine is very excited to be expanding our group classes in HUGE ways! We are now teaching classes at both Tractor Supply Company and Thunderhawk’s Academy on 111, both in Cookeville TN. In an effort to continue meeting the needs of the Upper Cumberland pet owner, we are also offering classes taught by guest instructors! So check it out – we probably have what you are looking for!

Unless otherwise specified, classes are taught by Certified Thunderhawk Instructors who have passed the Industry Standard Board Exam CPDT (Certified Professional Dog Trainer). For Thunderhawk Trainers to earn our official stamp of approval, they must have trained within our specific program for a minimum of 12 months, and have passed the CPDT Knowledge Assessment Exam – demonstrating a strong working understanding of behavior, instruction, ethology and physiology. 

 

All class registration is handled online, unless specified in description

 

 

Puppy Kindergarten- AKC STAR Puppy Program

$110 / 7 Weeks

This class was created for young dogs, typically under the age of 5 months. Puppies will learn appropriate social skills while owners learn various tips to prevent problem behavior. Some issues discussed are; housebreaking, crate training, destructive behaviors, preventing anxiety and preventing aggression. Motivational introductory obedience is also covered. All puppies must be current on vaccines including distemper, rabies (age dependent) and kennel cough.

Upcoming Sessions:

– THUNDERHAWK’S ACADEMY ON 111
  Monday – begins January 6 at 7:00PM
  Instructor: Ashley Sloat CPDT-KA

– TRACTOR SUPPLY COMPANY in Cookeville, TN
  Thursday – begins January 9 at 5:30PM
  Instructor: Jessica Presley, CPDT-KA

 

 

Puppy Kindergarten- AKC STAR Puppy Program

$110 / 7 Weeks

This class was created for young dogs, typically under the age of 5 months. Puppies will learn appropriate social skills while owners learn various tips to prevent problem behavior. Some issues discussed are; housebreaking, crate training, destructive behaviors, preventing anxiety and preventing aggression. Motivational introductory obedience is also covered. All puppies must be current on vaccines including distemper, rabies (age dependent) and kennel cough.

Upcoming Sessions:

– THUNDERHAWK’S ACADEMY ON 111
  Monday – begins January 6 at 7:00PM
  Instructor: Ashley Sloat CPDT-KA

– TRACTOR SUPPLY COMPANY in Cookeville, TN
  Thursday – begins January 9 at 5:30PM
  Instructor: Jessica Presley, CPDT-KA

 

 

 

Basic Obedience 

 

$120 / 7 Weeks

 

If you enroll your dog in only one class in its life, make it Basic Obedience. In this class, we cover the commands of sit, sit-stay, down, down-stay, loose leash walking, wait, leave it, place and more. More important than the actual commands, owners are taught HOW to teach their dog in a motivational, non-stressful way. Once you learn how to communicate, the sky is the limit! All dogs must be current on vaccines including distemper, rabies and kennel cough.

 

Upcoming Sessions:

– THUNDERHAWK’S ACADEMY ON 111
  Monday – begins January 6 at 7:00PM
  Instructor: Ashley Sloat, CPDT-KA

– THUNDERHAWK’S ACADEMY ON 111
  Tuesday – begins January 7 at 7:00pm
  Instructor: Sarah Bingham, CPDT-KA

– THUNDERHAWK’S ACADEMY ON 111
  Wednesday – begins January 8 at 10:00AM
  Instructor: Jessica Presley, CPDT-KA

– TRACTOR SUPPLY COMPANY in Cookeville, TN
  Thursday – begins January 9 at 4:00PM or 6:15PM
  Instructor: Jessica Presley, CPDT-KA

 

 

Basic Obedience

$120 / 7 Weeks

If you enroll your dog in only one class in its life, make it Basic Obedience. In this class we cover the commands of sit, sit-stay, down, down-stay, loose leash walking, wait, leave it, place and more. More important than the actual commands, owners are taught HOW to teach their dog in a motivational, non-stressful way. Once you learn how to communicate, the sky is the limit! All dogs must be current on vaccines including distemper, rabies and kennel cough.

Upcoming Sessions:

– THUNDERHAWK’S ACADEMY ON 111
  Monday – begins January 6 at 7:00PM
  Instructor: Ashley Sloat, CPDT-KA

– THUNDERHAWK’S ACADEMY ON 111
  Tuesday – begins January 7 at 7:00pm
  Instructor: Sarah Bingham, CPDT-KA

– THUNDERHAWK’S ACADEMY ON 111
  Wednesday – begins January 8 at 10:00AM
  Instructor: Jessica Presley, CPDT-KA

– TRACTOR SUPPLY COMPANY in Cookeville, TN
  Thursday – begins January 9 at 4:00PM or 6:15PM
  Instructor: Jessica Presley, CPDT-KA

 

 

Intermediate Obedience – CGC & Therapy Dog Prep

$120 / 7 Weeks

Looking to go beyond Basic Obedience? In this class, we take the basic skills and increase duration, distance, and distraction. Emphasis is put on perfecting those skills required to pass the Canine Good Citizen Test and a Therapy Dog Evaluation (using the standards of Therapy Dogs International). The Canine Good Citizen test is offered free of charge on the last meeting of this class. All dogs must be current on vaccines including distemper, rabies and kennel cough.

Upcoming Session

– THUNDERHAWK’S ACADEMY ON 111
  Tuesday – begins January 7 at 7:00PM
  Instructor: Sarah Bingham, CPDT-KA

– TRACTOR SUPPLY COMPANY in Cookeville, TN
  Thursday – begins January 9 at 7:00PM
  Instructor: Jessica Presley, CPDT-KA

Intermediate Obedience – CGC & Therapy Dog Prep

$120 / 7 Weeks

Looking to go beyond Basic Obedience? In this class, we take the basic skills and increase duration, distance, and distraction. Emphasis is put on perfecting those skills required to pass the Canine Good Citizen Test and a Therapy Dog Evaluation (using the standards of Therapy Dogs International). The Canine Good Citizen test is offered free of charge on the last meeting of this class. All dogs must be current on vaccines including distemper, rabies and kennel cough.

Upcoming session:

– THUNDERHAWK’S ACADEMY ON 111
  Tuesday – begins January 7 at 7:00PM
  Instructor: Sarah Bingham, CPDT-KA

– TRACTOR SUPPLY COMPANY in Cookeville, TN
  Thursday – begins January 9 at 7:00PM
  Instructor: Jessica Presley, CPDT-KA

 

 

Advanced Obedience! – CGCA & Refining Behaviors

$120 / 7 Weeks

Has your dog passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test, and you want to further your dog’s skills? Join us to prep your dog for the next level! This class is prepping for the AKC Community Canine(CGCA) and focusing on percision. We will be refining heel and introducing hind end awareness, proofing your dog’s behaviors in a natural setting(not just in class) and working together as a group instead of just participating in group work. The only prerequisite is your dog having the Canine Good Citizen title. All dogs must be current on vaccines including distemper, rabies and kennel cough.

Upcoming Session
– Thunderhawk’s Academy on 111
  Wednesdays – next session 2020
  Instructor: Jessica Presley, CPDT-KA

Advanced Obedience! – CGCA & Refining Behaviors

$120 / 7 Weeks

Has your dog passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test, and you want to further your dog’s skills? Join us to prep your dog for the next level! This class is prepping for the AKC Community Canine(CGCA) and focusing on percision. We will be refining heel and introducing hind end awareness, proofing your dog’s behaviors in a natural setting(not just in class) and working together as a group instead of just participating in group work. The only prerequisite is your dog having the Canine Good Citizen title. All dogs must be current on vaccines including distemper, rabies and kennel cough.

Upcoming Session
– Thunderhawk’s Academy on 111
  Wednesdays – next session 2020
  Instructor: Jessica Presley, CPDT-KA

 

 

Outdoor Adventures

$5 / Dog / Session

This is a fun and interactive class that allows you to put your obedience into a different setting. We meet at Cane Creek City Park. The class consists of a 2-mile walk around the lake, taking numerous stops for obedience activities. Keep an eye on our Facebook page or visit back for our next date!! This class is drop-in only – no preregistration.

Upcoming session:
– CANE CREEK PARK – Cookeville, TN (MEET IN REC CENTER LOT)
  Saturday – August 31 at 5:30pm, and September 21 at 5:30pm
  Instructor: Jo Austin, CPDT-KA & Stephanie Miller

Outdoor Adventures

$5 / Dog / Session

This is a fun and interactive class that allows you to put your obedience into a different setting. We meet at Cane Creek City Park. The class consists of a 2-mile walk around the lake, taking numerous stops for obedience activities. Keep an eye on our Facebook page or visit back for our next date!! This class is drop-in only – no preregistration.

Upcoming session:
– CANE CREEK PARK – Cookeville, TN (MEET IN REC CENTER LOT)
  Saturday – August 31 at 5:30pm, and September 21 at 5:30pm
  Instructor: Jo Austin, CPDT-KA & Stephanie Miller

 

 

Conformation Handling
Guest instructor – Carrie Harris

$10 / Dog – per drop in class

Have you wondered about the sport of Conformation, but didn’t know where to start? Seen the dogs of Westminster on TV and wanted to see how your pup stacks up? From the serious handler, to the owner just wanting to learn about the sport, Carrie Harris can teach you all the nuances!!

This is a pay-as-you-go class, with a small $10/dog fee.
Email – harriscarrie11@gmail.com – to enroll

Instructor: Carrie Harris
To view Carrie’s bio – click HERE

Classes – next dates TBA
Held at Thunderhawk’s Academy on 111

Conformation Handling
Guest instructor – Carrie Harris

$10 / Dog – per drop in class

Have you wondered about the sport of Conformation, but didn’t know where to start? Seen the dogs of Westminster on TV and wanted to see how your pup stacks up? From the serious handler, to the owner just wanting to learn about the sport, Carrie Harris can teach you all the nuances!!  

This is a pay-as-you-go class, with a small $10/dog fee. 
Email – harriscarrie11@gmail.com – to enroll

Instructor: Carrie Harris
To view Carrie’s bio – click HERE

Classes – next dates TBA
Held at Thunderhawk’s Academy on 111

 

 

Rally Obedience
Guest Instructor – Sherry Spivey 

$120 / 7 weeks

This is a seven week class for those interested in learning about the sport of Rally or continuing on the skills they have already established! Rally is a sport that showcases the team work between dog and handler. It is less strict than most competitive obedience. You are allowed to talk and encourage your dog.

Suitable for all ages and types of dogs, must be a minimum of six months of age. Basic obedience commands will be utilized and expanded upon, so a good understanding of loose leash walking, sit and down stay is required.

Each week we will be learning the various signs applicable to the novice level rally courses and how to begin to put them together for an actual novice course. A full course will be run on the last night of class. All work is done on leash. You should bring lots of treats to reward your dog as you both learn the ins and outs of Rally. A four foot leash and whichever collar you normally use. Class will be fast paced!

Cost – $120/ 6 weeks
Newcomers MUST attend a free bonus intro week to complete paperwork and learn fundamentals of the sport.
CONTACT SHERRY to enroll at gsdspivey@gmail.com

To view Sherry’s bio – click HERE

Email – Gsdspivey@gmail.com – to enroll

Classes begin:
    INTRO – Monday, October 14 at 6:00pm or Tuesday, October 15 at 11:00am
    NOVICE – Tuesday, October 15 at 9:00am
Held at Thunderhawk’s Academy on 111

Rally Obedience
Guest Instructor – Sherry Spivey 

$120 / 7 weeks

This is a seven week class for those interested in learning about the sport of Rally or continuing on the skills they have already established! Rally is a sport that showcases the team work between dog and handler. It is less strict than most competitive obedience. You are allowed to talk and encourage your dog.

Suitable for all ages and types of dogs, must be a minimum of six months of age. Basic obedience commands will be utilized and expanded upon, so a good understanding of loose leash walking, sit and down stay is required.

Each week we will be learning the various signs applicable to the novice level rally courses and how to begin to put them together for an actual novice course. A full course will be run on the last night of class. All work is done on leash. You should bring lots of treats to reward your dog as you both learn the ins and outs of Rally. A four foot leash and whichever collar you normally use. Class will be fast paced!

Cost – $120/ 6 weeks
Newcomers MUST attend a free bonus intro week to complete paperwork and learn fundamentals of the sport.
CONTACT SHERRY to enroll at gsdspivey@gmail.com 

To view Sherry’s bio – click HERE

Email – Gsdspivey@gmail.com – to enroll

Classes begin:
    INTRO – Monday, October 14 at 6:00pm or Tuesday, October 15 at 11:00am
    NOVICE – Tuesday, October 15 at 9:00am

Held at Thunderhawk’s Academy on 111

 

 

TRICKS for TREATS – Novice

$100 / 7 weeks

Join us, Starting April 2 for the first in our TRICKS for TREATS classes – Novice Trick Dog. Participants will be taught how to teach the following list of tricks! AKC registration is NOT required for participation in class or to show off on graduation day, but is required if owners would like to earn the AKC TKN title (PAL and Companion registration is open to any dog, and we can help). Title testing will be done free of change on graduation night by your instructor, who is also an AKC Approved Evaluator 🙂

Basic obedience and safe control is a prerequisite for class.
All dogs must be current on vaccines including distemper, rabies and kennel cough.

 

Upcoming session:
– THUNDERHAWK’S ACADEMY ON 111
  Tuesday – next session 2020
  Instructor: Jessica Presley, CPDT-KA

TRICKS for TREATS – Novice

$100 / 7 weeks

Join us, Starting April 2 for the first in our TRICKS for TREATS classes – Novice Trick Dog. Participants will be taught how to teach the following list of tricks! AKC registration is NOT required for participation in class or to show off on graduation day, but is required if owners would like to earn the AKC TKN title (PAL and Companion registration is open to any dog, and we can help). Title testing will be done free of change on graduation night by your instructor, who is also an AKC Approved Evaluator 🙂

Basic obedience and safe control is a prerequisite for class.
All dogs must be current on vaccines including distemper, rabies and kennel cough.

 

Upcoming session:
– THUNDERHAWK’S ACADEMY ON 111
  Tuesday – next session 2020
  Instructor: Jessica Presley, CPDT-KA

 

 

Alumni Class

FREE for Complete Obedience In-Board Graduates

Are you looking to practice your skill sets? Does a little coaching in the controlled chaos of a group setting sound like fun? Well this class is just for you!

As an added perk for our Complete Obedience In-Board program, we are offering this FREE Alumni Class. Bring your pup, equipment and high value rewards to our Academy on 111 and let one of our Certified Trainers run you through the paces.

 

Upcoming session:
– THUNDERHAWK’S ACADEMY ON 111
  Held every Saturday at noon!!

Alumni Class 

FREE for Complete Obedience In-Board Graduates

Are you looking to practice your skill sets? Does a little coaching in the controlled chaos of a group setting sound like fun? Well this class is just for you!

As an added perk for our Complete Obedience In-Board program, we are offering this FREE Alumni Class. Bring your pup, equipment and high value rewards to our Academy on 111 and let one of our Certified Trainers run you through the paces.

 

Upcoming session:
– THUNDERHAWK’S ACADEMY ON 111
Held every Saturday at noon!!

 

 

 

Ensuring Harmony – Preparing Your Four-legged Family for the Arrival of a Baby 

$10 / person

So often, pets are the first “baby” in the home! So when a child of the two-legged variety comes along, it can create some confusion and conflict. A little preparation goes a LONG way to keeping everyone happy, healthy and successful! If you share your home with one or a dozen dogs or cats, Ensuring Harmony should be considered part of your birthing class curriculum.
 

This class was created over 15 years ago, by Thunderhawk owner Christie Faccinto. Revolutionary at the time, it has now been taught all over the country – from Michigan, to California, to Chicago, to Connecticut. It includes a basic overview of important behavior principals, how to prevent important pitfalls, keys to successful integration, and realistic management plans.

 

Instructor: Christie Faccinto, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA
Class taught at Thunderhawk’s Academy on 111 

Upcoming Class Dates: 
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:30-8:30pm
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 6:30-8:30pm
    Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 6:30-8:30pm
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019  at 6:30-8:30pm

Ensuring Harmony – Preparing Your Four-legged Family for the Arrival of a Baby 

$10 / person

So often, pets are the first “baby” in the home! So when a child of the two-legged variety comes along, it can create some confusion and conflict. A little preparation goes a LONG way to keeping everyone happy, healthy and successful! If you share your home with one or a dozen dogs or cats, Ensuring Harmony should be considered part of your birthing class curriculum.
 

This class was created over 15 years ago, by Thunderhawk owner Christie Faccinto. Revolutionary at the time, it has now been taught all over the country – from Michigan, to California, to Chicago, to Connecticut. It includes a basic overview of important behavior principals, how to prevent important pitfalls, keys to successful integration, and realistic management plans.

 

Instructor: Christie Faccinto, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA
Class taught at Thunderhawk’s Academy on 111 

Upcoming Class Dates: 
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:30-8:30pm
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 6:30-8:30pm
    Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 6:30-8:30pm
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019  at 6:30-8:30pm

 

 

Trail Tails – Hiking / Backpacking with Your Dog

$125 / Dog

This hiking/conditioning class is packed with info to further your knowledge about safety and hiking etiquette with your pup (including using obedience skill sets for success). We will also cover general conditioning skills to prep your dog physically. Class will meet every 2 weeks in a new location each week, increasing in difficulty of terrain. Class length will be determined by length and difficulty of the hike.

Prerequisite for this class is Basic Obedience with Thunderhawk Canine or pre-screening by the instructor.

Spring 2020

Trail Tails – Hiking / Backpacking with Your Dog

$125 / Dog

This hiking/conditioning class is packed with info to further your knowledge about safety and hiking etiquette with your pup (including using obedience skill sets for success). We will also cover general conditioning skills to prep your dog physically. Class will meet every 2 weeks in a new location each week, increasing in difficulty of terrain. Class length will be determined by length and difficulty of the hike.

Prerequisite for this class is Basic Obedience with Thunderhawk Canine or pre-screening by the instructor.

Spring 2020

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