SCOUT'S HONOR UNIVERSITY
Scout’s Honor University is Bloomington’s premier Fear Free, Least Intrusive Minimally Invasive (LIMA), Positive Reinforcement Dog Training School led by owner and professional dog trainer, Kristen Perrus CCPDT-KA.
The first program we are introducing is Hybrid School: Hybrid school is a combination of hybrid
camp and day school training. In between working with a trainer towards personalized training
goals hybrid school students will be participate in enrichment activities such as agility, fetch,
scent work, structured group play and more. Hybrid school is offered as a day training program
and a board-and-train program Monday-Friday (expanding to 7 days per week spring 2023).
Hybrid School is divided into six levels. Your pup will be placed into their starting level after a
Training Evaluation with Scout’s Honor owner and trainer Kristen Perrus. Your dog will progress
at their own pace (and yours) through Scout’s Honor University as they accomplish and master
specific skills in each level. Enrollment in Scout’s Honor University does not require a
commitment to complete each level. Owners and dogs may start and stop as they please to
accomplish their training goals.
Each level will have have a bi-weekly group class (starting February 2023) for you to learn and
practice alongside your pooch. Enrollment in Hybrid School and/or Pack Membership grants
access to an exclusive Facebook group with instructional handouts, videos, and an opportunity
to ask a trainer for advice!
Creating a positive relationship with the crate
Introduction to loose leash walking
Teaching basic obedience commands (sit, down, place) while promoting duration and reliability
Positive introductions to new training tools and grooming equipment
Mastering loose leash walking in a neutral environment
Validating and reinforcing commands taught in Freshman class around higher distraction environments
Mastering loose leash walking in high distraction areas
Mastering recall in high distraction areas (downtown, restaurants, parks, pet stores, etc)
Mastering basic obedience commands
Meeting humans and dogs politely on leash
Refresher course designed to prepare and test your dog for the American Kennel Club Canine
Good Citizen (AKC CGC) exam.
Canine Good Citizen is a 10 set skill test that teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners.
Introduction and mastery of off-leash reliability.
Preparing your dog for the AKC Urban CGC exam.
The AKC Urban CGC requires that the dog demonstrate CGC skills and beyond in a setting that
includes traffic, crowds, noises, smells and other distractions that are present in a city or town.
As with Canine Good Citizen, AKC Urban CGC is a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to
earn the official AKC Urban CGC title.