Whether this is the first time you are coming to school or if you are returning with your newest canine family member WELCOME
Group Classes--Private Lessons--and In Your Home instruction.
Our group classes consist of: Best Puppy, Advanced Pup, Beginner OB (101) 102 & 103. We also have specialty classes like 'HEEL" class and "Canine Acting." All classes are limited to 8 dogs.
We are extremely fortunate to have the most amazing instructors ever! Everyone associated with Southern Tails Dog School thoroughly enjoys being in the company of dogs and with other humans who feel the same way! We are all highly experienced with all of the newest positive dog training methods. Our goal is to teach you how to communicate and train your dog to exhibit the behavior you will need in order to completely share your life with your canine companion.
We also have another dog related business called "Canine Players Dogs For Film". It keeps us very busy. Many of the Southern Tails canine alumni are currently doing commercials, ads and modeling shoots.
Again, a warm welcome to everyone.
Our current COVID policy:
We recently lifted our mask mandate but we are totally fine if you choose to wear a mask.
All of our instructors are vaccinated. We leave it up to them if they choose to wear a mask.
Ally & Gary
Caroline, Kate, Corey, Ellen and Keri
Please call me with any questions or concerns you may have. 336 953-7632 cell. I am always happy to speak with you. Ally Hall
160 North Park Street, Asheboro, NC 27203
Be sure that you can commit to the 6 week course. We are sorry but deposits or class payments cannot be refunded. In the past we have tried to accommodate everyone's changing lives but we learned it was impossible to run our business that way.
for Private lessons and In Your home lessons info... _________________________________________________________________Click on the class picture to leave your $25 deposit. All classes meet once a week for 6 weeks NEW PUPPY BEGINNER OB 101 ADVANCED PUP
For pups 10 wks-16wks (tiny breeds up the 20 wks) This important time in your pups life is when you can jump start their brain to begin to understand how to communicate with the new humans in their lives. By teaching them our English language words: sit, stand, down, come, off, and intro stay you will begin the journey of communication between our species. House-training, Crate training, Mouthing, Socializing, Body Posture, Grooming, Greeting & Obstacle negotiating are addressed.
This is a beginner OB class. It includes all the basic behavior commands along with two focus ones in order to give you more control when you need it. You will learn how to redirect the behavior you don't want to the newly learned behavior. It also includes the bonus of how to teach your dog to properly greet humans along with some must know facts about canine behavior.
This class was specially designed ONLY for The Best Puppy Class Graduates. We hone your dog trainer skills by teaching you: proper leash handling, timing of praise and interruption along with the correct body posture, facial expression and voice tone to train your dogs. Learning these skills make it a clear path for your dog to understand how to get what they want by responding more reliably to what you want. During this course you will begin to see the communication bridge that connects us.
Click on the picture to leave your $25 deposit. OB 102 OB 103 HEEL CLASS
For dogs who have completed either Teen Pup, 101 or Adv Pup. This course is where you begin to see the amazing results from the commitment you made to train your dog.You know by now that dog training is incredibly fun and rewarding. By adding distractions and distance to the command words you have previously taught your dog, you will learn to raise the bar to strengthen your dog's reliability to responding to your commands. Weather permitting you may have a class downtown.
For all OB 102 grads. If you love dog training and want to sharpen your skills to become a better trainer while continuing to raise the bar on your dog's performance level. This advanced OB class is for you.
For Dogs who have completed OB 102 or have similar skills. HEELING your dog is the most fun, safe way to take your dog out in public. To 'HEE'L meansthat once you give the command to HEEL as you step off.....your dog must stay attentive at your side no matter what pace you are moving and no matter what is going on around you. When you stop, your dog will automatically sit close on your left side. Yes, it's super cool and yes, it is a lot of work! It is like learning a line dance together.
Acting/Trick Class CCG Prep Class+ Test
This class is for 102 grads or those that have had OB class experience- please call if you are unsure. Class size is limited. We will mix beginner & seasoned canine actor students I will teach the new students the basics: foot, push, pull, take it, bow, Go, and raise the bar accordingly with the advanced students. Class infludes Go around, pick up your toys, get the mail, get me a drink, open and close the door.
We suggest OB 102 or 103 grads or any dog with similar skills for this course. Canine Good Citizen is an AKC certification. Your dog must pass a 10 step test to receive it. The test basically includes properly meeting and greeting a stranger, another dog, walking calmly on a leash, staying in place, coming when called, remaining calm and completely controllable around a wheel chair, sudden noises, letting a stranger lightly groom them, and being left with a stranger for a brief amount of time
GREAT----Here is What You Need to Know:
TAKE A PICTURE OF YOUR DOG'S LAST VACCINES AND TEXT IT TO ALLY
336-953-7632 BEFORE YOUR CLASS STARTS.
If you are taking the puppy class let your Vet know that you are coming to school so they can give the Bordetella at the appropriate time in your pup's schedule.
ALL OTHER CLASSES
Look for your dog's name that will be written on a bone shaped tag taped to a chair. Go directly there, sit down, get your treats out and be ready to reward your dog's good behavior. Relax, get comfortable, enjoy the class and the special night out with your canine companion.
Bring some tasty small healthy treats to class. We use a lot of food rewards for the first 3 weeks. There is a lot going on at dog school so your special tasty treats will make it easier for your dog to pay attention to you . Make a trail mix of treats and include cheese and cooked chicken just in case. There are usually a variety of treats on the cutting board by the instructors counter if you need extra tasty treats. We also sell treats and training treat bags in the store.
Any 5-6 foot leash is fine. We do not use any retractable leashes for dog training. They might be OK for beach walks (maybe) but certainly not for dogs out in public. We feel they teach the dog exactly the opposite of what we want them to learn. They are a hazard and an accident waiting to happen when used on large dogs.
When you walk into the building try and act like you own the place. If you appear confident that will greatly help your dog to feel safe. Walk to your seat without hesitation and get settled. Get your treats out and reward good/calm behavior. Do not let your dog drag you over in another dog's space. Not all dogs will feel fine with another dog invading their space, especially if he or she is on a leash.
Do not bring your dog to school if he or she is not feeling well. If your dog is not contagious you can come without your dog and sit on the couch to observe the class. This is not uncommon.
We suggest you make their surgery appt the day after your class night. That gives them time to recover. Also of course let your instructor know about the surgery. If that is impossible, come to school without your dog and sit on the couch and observe the class.
Only the people who are going to take turns working the dog during the class should come. We would appreciate everyone staying together in their family group as opposed to walking around the building during the class. Your dog's name will be on your chair group. There is a bathroom for hand washing in the training room along with 2 air purifiers going at all times.
This is not unusual...between kids, parents, & unexpected appts, there is always someone that cannot make class. We regret we cannot offer make up sessions due to the numerous times this happens. Our instructors only come to the dog school to teach their classes or to do scheduled private lesson appts. We have found that most students do fine with catching up during class. If you feel that you need significant extra instruction you can schedule a one hour private lesson for the cost of $75
Call, email or text us so your instructor will know ahead of time to set the room up for safety. You will enter and be seated next to back door in the training room. You will also leave through that door. Put some type of panties on your dog for the class time. We have never had any issues using this method but your judgement is the most important.
We do not mean 10 mins early, we mean 20 mins-1/2 hour early. If you are taking a 7:30 class, the parking lot will be full until the 6:00 class has departed. Your instructor will be setting the training room up for your class. She will be organizing the homework woof words, sanitizing the chairs, sweeping the floor. or maybe eating a quick bite before the classes start since she will be there late. You are welcome to walk around outside. The front door is opened 10 mins before class starts.
We offer a special mini lesson only to the students who are taking courses at school. $45 for the 1/2 hour Mini Lesson
1. Off leash come
2. Biting & pulling pant legs, bathrobes etc....
3. Counter surfing
4. Jumping on humans, guests or family & similar undesired behaviors.
We offer private lessons in a 3 one hour lesson package for $250.. You and your instructor can decide the day and time of your dog training lesson appointments. Please give us a 24 hr notice if you have to cancel as our instructors only come into the dog school to teach classes and give private lessons.
IN YOUR HOME LESSONS ARE FOR:
We offer In Your Home lessons in a 3 one hour lesson package for $300 + travel if you live outside our immediate travel area.
Please give us a 24 hr notice if you have to cancel so our instructors can plan their day.
Ally teaches some private lessons but after 30 years has turned the group classes over to our 3 amazing instructors. Gary is our office manager and repair all guy. We also both work at our other business " Canine Players-Dogs for Film" which keeps us very busy. We live with 5 canines: Jack, Cote, Bill, Molly, and Dylan and 2 felines, Morgan, Pete the cat and 5 chickens.
Caroline Is our Best Puppy Class, CGC, and soon to be Nose Work instructor. She also teaches both private obedience and In Your Home lessons. In her down time she does nose work, agility and lure coursing with her dogs, Roland and Pippin.
She lives with Ronnie her husband along with four canines, Roland, Pippin, Tonks, Cassie and her 2 cats, Ihon, and Bumi.
Kate teaches our Advanced Pup, OB 102, OB 103, Trick Dog and Heel Classes. During the other part of her life, you will find her creating and selling her amazing pottery at her "Triangle Studio" in Seagrove. You can learn more about her on FB. She lives with Zurry the wonder dog and her cat,
. Corey teaches our Beginner OB 101 classes and also gives private lessons. In her down time she is an artist. Besides her boyfriend Gus, she lives with her Havanese, Josie, her rooster Murray, and Charlie the Parrot. Charlie who is a talker used to say 'Good Boy' all day long until Josie the pup came along and now he says: "OFF" and 'DROP IT" all day long. She also has 2 cats in her life:
Ellen is our class assistant. She is currently assisting the Best Puppy Class but is always ready to fill in wherever we need her. In her down time she does agility, nose work, and lure coursing with her dogs. She lives with three canines: Teddy, Traveler, and Fozzie.
Keri is an associate for Southern Tails.
You will find her there every Saturday making sure that everything at the dog school is in good order, clean, and ready for the students and the instructors to do their work. She also gets the woof words ready for all the instructor's classes. She lives with Liam her GSD/Border Collie boy.
This is our other business. We train and take our dogs or our dog school student's dogs on film sets. The Dogs must be social and personable with all humans along with being well trained to sit/stand/down stay come, and 'Go'
Gary and I do not get to pick the dogs. We are required to send in 5 or 6 pictures of the canine description that the company is looking for. If you give us permission to send your dog's picture in for a possible add or commercial and your dog is chosen--Yay! Then we make arrangements to meet you at the dog school where we pick up your dog. We will text you pictures throughout the day. Absolutely no one except Gary or myself ever handle your dog while waiting or while on the set. We are never more than 5-10 feet away.
We do a lot of shoots at studios in High Point, some in Charlotte or wherever the company we are working for at that time is shooting. At the end of the shoot we will bring your dog back to your home or meet you back at the dog school if that is more convenient.
Your dog gets to spend a fun day out with Gary and myself or Kate, Caroline, or Corey. (All our experienced caring instructors whom we have known for many many years) You will receive $50 for every shoot your dog goes on with us. Some of our star dogs have made $1000 .
The dogs always have a great day out because they are treated like stars. The film crews, executives, and human models enjoy the company of our CANINE models on the set immensely!
If you are interested in learning about our canine casting call please call Ally 336 953-7632
I understand that attendance of any dog training classes or dog event at the Southern Tails Dog School location or if the class takes place outside of the dog school is not without risk to myself, members of my family or guests who may attend, or my dog, because some of the dogs to which I will be exposed may be difficult to control and may be the cause of injury even when handled with the greatest amount of care. I hereby waive and release, Southern Tails, it’s instructors, officers, members and agents from any and all liability of any nature, for injury or damage which I or my dog may suffer, including specifically, but without limitation, any injury or damage resulting from the action of any dog, and I expressly assume risk of such damage or injury while attending any training session, or while on the training grounds or the surrounding area thereto.
I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless, Southern Tails, it’s instructors, officers, members and agents from any and all claims, or claims by any member of any family or any other person accompanying me to any training session or function of Southern Tails, or while on the grounds or the surrounding area thereto as a result of any action by any dog, including my own.
Make sure to register and leave your deposit to be put on the class roster.