Dog School Group Classes

An affordable way to instill great obedience in social situations for your dog!

Group classes are not appropriate for dogs who behave aggressively towards people, children or dogs.  

Tips for success:

  • Withhold food for a minimum of 3-4 hours before class.
  • Mix your dog’s regular meal with cooked or canned chicken and bring to class!
  • Bring a towel or blanket for your dog to rest on.
  • Use a 4-foot non-retractable leash with a sturdy well-fitted buckle or martingale collar

Positive Reinforcement For Puppies Under 20 Weeks

Puppy Social Classes

Start your new family member off on the right paw with our group class for puppies!

The Puppy Socials are an on and off leash group class for puppies up to 20 weeks of age. Prevent predictable puppy problems like jumping, mouthing, playing keep away. Puppies will learn basic obedience like sit, down, and recall and you’ll learn how to communicate better with your canine. Families are welcome.  Proof of Distemper and Parvo vaccinations: required.

Saturdays 8:30 -9:30 AM & Thursdays 5:45-6:45 PM

Subjects include:

  • Basic obedience
  • Handling desensitization
  • Resource guarding prevention
  • Polite social interactions
  • Pottying in the house
  • Mouthing & Jumping
  • Running away & Stealing items

Positive Reinforcement Classes for Dogs over 5 months

Canine Life and Social Skill Classes

C.L.A.S.S. is an on-leash basic obedience class for dogs over 5 months.  Learn the basic training skills and how to get your dogs to behave politely in social situations.  

This multi-tiered program developed by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers uses positive reinforcement to strengthen relationships between humans and their canine companions.  The skills in each level vary in the level of difficulty and distractions. 

Bachelor Level: Saturdays 9:45 AM-10:45 AM & Thursdays 7-8 pm

Skills include:

  • Wait at the Door
  • Come & Leash up Manners
  • Loose Leash Walking & Attention
  • Meet & Greet
  • Leave It
  • Wait For the Food Bowl
  • Stay & Settle
  • Give & Take
  • Rollover
  • Spin & Fetch
  • Speak & Paw

Just for Fun Agility

Tuesdays 6:45-7:45 pm

A safe intro to standard Agility equipment. 

(4) 1-hour sessions

This Class provides a safe and fun introduction to standard agility equipment. Great for dogs who need to build confidence or for dogs with a little energy to burn.  A basic training class is recommended to ensure your dog’s safety.

Harried Hounds

Tuesday Nights at 5:30 pm

Harried hounds is a group class that provides reactive dogs an opportunity to refine their social skills.  All teams must complete an Initial Consultation and at least two follow-up sessions.  Class meets every other week.

Owners must also the Harried Hounds Owners Only Orientation without their dog.

Specialty Classes

Saturdays 11 am-12 pm

Looking for something more to do with your dog?  Our rotation of specialty classes will help keep your dog in tip top shape!

Classes include:

  • Nosework              August 19th- Sept 9th
  • Tricks                     Sept 23rd – Oct 14th
  • Rally Obedience  Oct 28th- Nov 18th

Each class meets for 4 consecutive weeks (expect for National Holidays) with one week in between.  Purchase a single class or attend them all!

Try Them All Package

Please NoteGroup classes DO NOT satisfy requirements for court ordered dog training. Please refer to Private Dog Training for these options.80