Two instructors are present in dog behavior classes over 4 to assist. We chose this model of small class to trainer to ensure each participant receives one-on-one coaching time in each and every class.
Group Classes in Detail
Puppies 8 weeks - 6 months old
This 6-week group class focuses on teaching new puppy parents and their pups all about how dogs learn, critical developmental periods for puppies, socialization milestones, impulse control, bite inhibition, crate training, potty training, curbing and preventing undesirable behaviors, and standard foundation skills: sit, down, stand, come when called, focus, touch targeting, loose leash walking, leave it, drop it, take it, stay, mat targeting, polite greetings. This is a 6 week course.
This is a 6-week course meets 1 hour weekly and is geared toward friendly adult dogs. We focus on teaching basic dog training behaviors: sit, down, stand, come when called, focus, touch targeting, loose leash walking, leave it, drop it, take it, stay, mat targeting, polite greetings, impulse control, understanding non-verbal communication from your dog, curbing undesirable behaviors and relationship building.
Dogs must be free from aggression and safe with other dogs and people to register for this class
Those foundation skills acquired in level 1 are going well inside the house under pristine conditions, but you need cooperation from your dog outside and about town. This level 2 class focuses on reliability and engagement with you during increasingly higher levels of distractions and preps you and your dog for real life and the real world.
This is a 3 week mini-course. If you need a refresher on loose leash walking or maybe you're just looking for structured ways to build this skill, then this mini-series is for you! In this 3-week class you will learn the foundations for loose leash walking, how to use equipment properly, walking technique, 5 loose leash walking foundations games you can even play inside when it’s cold out this winter, as well as what to do around challenging distractions. This class will get you and your dog enjoying your walks again!
Please note: this class is not for dogs who are reactive on leash.
Does your clever dog just love to be the center of attention? This class will make fido's dreams a reality. Dogs love learning new behaviors and what better way to provide enrichment and fun for both you and them? Need a tissue? Teach your dog to bring it to you. Wow your neighbors with your friendly dog who waves to them as they walk by. We jump through hoops for our dogs because we love them, so let's teach them to do this for us on cue! This six week course is a mix of structured curriculum and student-driven requests in that we encourage students to provide input into what tricks they're dying to teach their dogs. Verbal Marker / Clicker experience helpful but not required.This is a 6-week course.