Welcome to Acme Canine Center!!! We are located in Yakima, Washington, and have been in business since 2010. The facility was previously known as, Manning Dog Training. Our Leadership program follows a proven system that produces amazing and consistent results. We have instructors that are competing or have competed in their chosen sport. Whether you wish to compete in local competition, or just have a great time with your dog, our programs will fit your needs.
We offer a variety of training options for dogs and people of all ages.
Leadership Class, our trademark at Acme, this class offers a comprehensive approach to all of the basic commands such as sit, stay, down, and adds a couple in as well. Such as “Leave it” and “curb” Do not cross the imaginary boundary line. This class comes with a lifetime guarantee, so if your dog becomes forgetful or you want to brush up on certain commands, you are welcome. We use natural communication techniques–strength and confidence, balanced with lots of positive reinforcement. You learn how to earn your dog’s respect and devotion without using food bribery.
Rally Obedience Class, is a form of dog obedience with a twist – a total focus on fun and excitement for the dog, handler and spectator. Dog and handler teams follow a set course, performing the exercise indicated by 10-20 consecutive signs. Signs are numbered to indicate the course the handler and dog take during the performance. There is a lot of variety with each rally course. And rally is different than Obedience in that handlers may talk to their dogs, praise them, and give them needed verbal commands. Handlers can even use hand signals, point and in Novice and Advanced, clap and snap their fingers at any time and as often as the handler needs. And it’s not only allowed, but encouraged – making it a really fun sport.
Agility Classes: Do you have a dog that just bounces off the walls? Well, we have the solution – an agility class. Agility is fun. Dogs enjoy the freedom, speed and challenge. Pet parents enjoy the increased bond with their dog as they work out the challenges inherent in mastering each obstacle. Agility is also a great form of exercise, mentally stimulating and confidence building.
Private Lessons, done at your place or ours, are for people with special needs and tight schedules.
Doggy Daycare is a “cage-less” environment, designed for dogs to socialize, play and expend excess energy. At Daycare, there is never a dull moment. Trained supervisors ensure safe play so dog owners can have peace-of-mind knowing they can juggle a hectic work schedule without compromising the care of their best friend. We offer multiple day and dog discounts. Call us to find out more.
We have three certified evaluators on staff to conduct AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing for your dog. See our CGC for the testing items.
Therapy Dog Certification, Do you want your dog to brighten someone’s day? We offer therapy dog control evaluations. Our program is through http://www.loveonaleash.org/. The majority of our teams are involved in this social side of therapy work. Therapy pets and their owners visit nursing homes, hospitals and schools to provide emotional support. They put a smile on someone’s face, make their day a little brighter, or bring back a cherished memory
Our Pro Shopcarries high-quality dog toys and training equipment at discounts up to 50%, than any of the big box pet stores. We offer several kinds of Dog Food Canidae, Flint River and Diamond. We carry several popular brands including Kong, Cloud Star etc.
Ae are distributors for Flint River Ranch Pet Food, which you can buy fresh off our shelves or have delivered to your home at no additional cost.
Most classes are conducted indoors in our large classroom. Our agility classes are held outdoors on grass in our fenced agility field at Acme. Our Doggy Day Camp utilizes the large classroom and adjacent fenced play yard. The Pro Shop is right inside the front door. The hours are:
- 7:30am to 8pm Monday thru Thursday
- 10am to 5pm Friday
- 9am to 12pm Saturday
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