Training Classes

Overview

Dog Training Classes

Our unique open enrollment class structure means you don’t have to wait six weeks for the next class opening. There will be new openings every week, so you can start right away.  Each weekly class is self-contained and designed to adapt to each student’s skill level, so you can start at any time and never fall behind. 

To get started:

  1. Choose your desired class.
  2. Select the available day/time that works best for your schedule.
  3. Select your class start date. Your class will be held once a week for six weeks from that date.
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Class Policies

MANDATORY ORIENTATION – BARK TO SCHOOL
Before starting Family Dog or Puppy Kindergarten with your dog, you must attend our Bark To School class, which is free of charge and does not count as one of your six classes. This class covers equipment, how to troubleshoot training problems at home, and other tips to set your dog up for success.

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Bark to School

Tips & Tricks for Training Success! Gain a new understanding of how your dog learns, strategies for addressing common problems, and other information that will help you be successful with your dog’s training program.  The last 30 minutes is all about puppies! 

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Family Dog 1

In this six-week class, you and your dog will learn basic skills for everyday situations in your home and out and about. We’ll work on attention, leash manners, coming when called, polite greetings, and more. Six weekly 45-minute sessions.

Family Dog: 16 weeks and up

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FAMILY DOG 1 – SMALL DOGS

For small dogs 25 lbs and under. You and your dog will learn basic skills for everyday situations in your home and out and about. We’ll work on attention, leash manners, coming when called, polite greetings, and more. Six weekly 45-minute sessions.

Family Dog – Small: 16 weeks and up

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Puppy Kindergarten

Prepare your puppy for their life with family, friends, and the rest of the world. We’ll work on skills for meeting new people and animals, being handled and groomed, and dealing with new places and situations. Six weekly 45-minute sessions.

Puppy Kindergarten: 10-16 weeks

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CLEVER CANINE TRICKS

For the team who is ready for a challenge! Learn how to teach a variety of tricks…and even get a chance to come up with your own! This 4-week class is loads of fun! All dogs must complete Family Dog 1 before attending this class.

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General information

Canine Good Citizen

Does your dog have what it takes to be a Canine Good Citizen?

Open to all dogs, the Canine Good Citizen exam helps identify dogs who have good manners at home and in the community — and can start them on their journey to becoming a therapy dog.