Our classes are designed around a school theme.

Kindergarten (Beginners and Star Puppy Program):  Placement is based on skill level, not necessarily dog’s age (Open for dogs of all ages). Will your dog look at you when you call her/his name?  Does your dog really know her/his name?  Learning the tools to gain your dog’s focus and attention, your dog will gain basics for manners—sit, down, stay, come, drop it/leave it.  We also work on every day manners such as potty training, mouthing, chewing, jumping, etc.  Dogs under the age of one year are eligible for the AKC’s S.T.A.R. program (Socialization, Training, Activity, Responsibility).  Please note: For young puppies, at least 2 DHPP and 1 Bordetella vaccinations are required.

1st Grade (Pre-intermediate): Kindergarten, or equivalent, is a pre-requisite; for refining beginner skills.  Your dog will learn “to extend the stay,” learn  how “to wait for recalls,”  work on loose lead walking, and sitting for greeting guests.  This class strengthens the relationship you have built and share with your dog.

2nd Grade (Intermediate):  For those owners and dogs who have taken, or can exhibit skills learned in Kindergarten and 1st Grade, who want to work on skills needed to get ready to become therapy dogs. Refining skills learned in 1st Grade, your dog will begin working on elements of the canine good citizen test requirements; lengthening sit stays/down stays; loose lead walking; grooming your dog; accepting a friendly stranger/sitting politely; working around strange objects (garbage cans, mop buckets, etc.).  We will cover those skills in the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Test, which are 10 of the skills needed for Therapy Dog testing (sit/stays, down/stays, recalls, meet and greets, leave it/drop it, sit for polite greetings, etc.)

CGC (Class Canine Good Citizen):  Prepare and study for the 12 steps for testing for this certification.   Includes testing at designated times. (AKC fees not included)

Pre Therapy Class:   Final Preparation for taking Therapy Dog Test

Rally Class:  This is the “fun side of obedience”.  A great way to work on basic skills and manners in a different way!  This class provides lots of movement requiring focus and attention.  The objective of Rally is to help produce a stronger bond with your dog and help you train your dog to behave at home, in public and in the presence of other dogs.  Rally uses a course made up of “signs” of basic commands (sit, stay, down, come, etc).  You and your dog will learn the signs, then learn to navigate courses, working each sign as you come to it.  It’s fun; it moves, and you and your dog learn to work as a team!

Advanced On-going:  Placement based on skill level; includes advanced training skills, field trips, gym lessons, and therapy dog practices.

Gym I Class:  *One of our most popular classes*  Ever wanted to do agility with your dog but don’t want to “compete” in formal agility?  Enjoy moving with your dog over/thru/under/around various obstacles, while working on focus and attention.  This class helps build your dog’s confidence while having fun!

Gym II Class:  This class is a continuation of Gym I class.  The focus of this class is advancing the difficulty of obstacles and skills with the changes in height or position of obstacles.  Goals include continuing to work off leash while working through the course, with the requirement of complete attention.

Driver’s Education:  Learn the basics to carting with your dog.  This class is geared for big dogs.  Basic obedience commands required (to sit, down, stay).   (Limit of 4 to class)(4 week class)

Dog Reactive Class:  Evaluation is required for placement. Does your dog stiffen, lunge and/or growl at the end of the leash when s/he sees other dogs?  This class uses humane and effective training solutions for you and your dog(s), and behavior modification techniques to change your dog’s reactions to other dogs.  Class size limited.  Gentle Leader and muzzle required. First class is for owners only, no dogs to discuss class protocol, equipment, etc.

PLEASE NOTE: All dogs must be in good health in order to participate in any class.  Owners must submit written proof of Rabies, DHPP, Bordetella and Canine Influenze (CIV) vaccinations; and monthly flea control is required for your pets.

Please call and inquire about availability. Check out our Schedule page for the class schedule.

Group Class Details ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Group Classes: $90.00

  • One hour per week for 6 weeks (per dog)
  • Offered Monday-Thursday evenings at 6pm and 7pm, and Saturday mornings
  • Class sizes are limited to 8-12 dogs
  • Any class times which fall on a holiday will have a make-up class re-scheduled

Private Class Details ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Private Classes: $75.00

  • One hour (per dog)
  • Available for all levels
  • Behavior Modification (fearful of people/noises, aggression, separation anxiety. . .) / Evaluation (for Dog Reactive Class)