Dog School Group Classes

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

Group classes are not appropriate for dogs who are fearful or aggressive towards people, children, or other dogs.  For these and other behavioral needs beyond group class curricula, please consider our Private Lessons.

Tips for Success in Group Class:

  • 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

Please Note: Group classes DO NOT satisfy requirements for court mandated dog training. Please refer to Private Dog Training for these options.

Modular Obedience Classes

Development-based training programs that allow you to schedule flexibly for your convenience and progress at your own pace!

Credits purchased from any Modular Group Class Package may be used toward any Modular Group Class, including any combination of Puppy Social and Canine Life And Social Skills (BA, MA, & PhD levels) classes.  We recommend attending 4 or more classes at each level, but you may attend less or more classes at any level, until you reach adequate competency.

  • Available packages & costs:
    • 4 Credits = $125
    • 8 Credits = $225
    • 12 Credits = $325
    • 16 Credits = $425

Puppy Social Classes

Start your new family member off on the right paw!

For puppies between 8 to 20 weeks of age, this on- and off-leash group class is designed to address common puppy training needs, such as learning basic obedience, body handling desensitization, communication signals, managing social play and greetings, preventing resource guarding and hard-mouthing, and more!

Entire families are welcome.  To attend, proof of current Distemper and Parvo immunization and a negative fecal exam are required.

Canine Life and Social Skills 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 (B.A., M.A., & Ph.D. levels) 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.

Specialty Classes

Introductory and Practice courses for your canine sport and competition interests!

Register today and take advantage of our double-credits promo, which give you twice as many credits on traditional Specialty Class Packages!  Credits purchased from any Specialty Group Class Package may be used toward any combination of Specialty Group Classes.

Just For Fun Agility

Excellent training space for Canine Agility Beginners and Novice level participants.

This Class provides a safe and fun introduction to standard agility equipment, on a padded flooring surface.  Just For Fun Agility is also great for dogs who need to build confidence or for dogs with energy to burn. A basic training class is recommended, prior to entering this class, to ensure your dog’s safety.

Also available: 12-Month Memberships with Open-Access to the Agility Room and 12 Modular or Specialty Group Class credits included!

Rally-O

Put your dog obedience and handling skills to the test! 

Rally Obedience is a fun and exciting team sport for dogs and their handlers! Dog and handler teams navigate a course at a brisk, continuous pace, with numbered signs indicating different exercises to perform such as Sit-Down-Sit, Figure 8, Send Over Jump, Spiral Left, Side Step Right, Down on Recall, and more!  It is a fun test of obedience and the trust in the relationship between dog and handler.

Workshops and Events

For most up-to-date schedule and registration options, please review our Workshops And Events page.

Saturday 3/9/19  Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Workshop and Test

Monday  4/22/19 Bird Handling 101

Seasonal Classes

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

Pet Dog Therapy

This 6-week course will prepare you and your dog for Therapy work and the certification exam.  Are you interested in volunteering your well-tempered dog, for therapeutic support opportunities at nursing homes, hospitals, and more?  Register today and begin your journey of helping others with your dog!

Recommended Age: 12+ months

Pet Dog Therapy is on Wednesdays @ 7:00 PM, starting 03/20/2019

Register Today!

Harried Hounds

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 on  (2019 schedule TBD).

Owners must also attend the prerequisite Harried Hounds Owners Only Orientation (without their dog), once prior to attending the group class.  The Owners-Only Orientation is offered on the first Thursday of every other month.