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Est. in 1985, 30,000 families have trusted our teaching methods.

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To ensure that dogs and their families can develop skills in a social setting and receiving individualized attention from trainers.

Training Philosophy

Dogs and humans should live side by side in a cooperative relationship! Whatever your goals, we have the class for you.

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We also offer one-on-one private consultations as well as online AKC Trick Evaluations! Click on the button below to learn more and register.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

All in-person classes are suspended until they are safe to resume. Virtual class options are available below.

Class Date Description
AKC Trick Title: Online Evaluations
  • March 1, 2021 4:45 pm

About the Class Does your dog do tricks?  Tricks are fun and entertaining for you and your dog as well as providing both mental and physical stimulation. You can earn your dog’s trick titles by sending us videos. Register any time during the month shown. For full information on the Trick Title program visit: https://www.akc.org/sports/trick-dog/about-trick-dog/ (more…)

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Basic Skills for Dogs-Online Training 2021
  • March 6, 2021 4:30 pm
  • March 29, 2021 6:00 pm

Class Description Building a foundation of basic dog skills and relationship procedures for all members of the family makes daily life safe and enjoyable for everyone. This online class is designed to build a solid training and relationship foundation in a location of your choice. Training skills include  engagement skills, leash walking,  recall, sit, down, (more…)

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Basic Skills-2 Online
  • March 18, 2021 6:30 pm

About the Class   This 4-week class takes you beyond the foundation of basic skills.  It increases resilience and response rates of the basic skills and builds habits that make daily life with a dog in your home safe and enjoyable. This class offers more training games than Basic Skills 1 and reduces dependence on rewards (more…)

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Behavior Consult Online
  • March 1, 2021 4:40 pm

About the Consult This will be a one half to one hour private consult with a behavior counselor or trainer. It covers everyday training or addresses behavior challenges. It will be conducted through Zoom and may require the client to submit additional videos and information to the counselor. You will receive a recap and action (more…)

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Canine Good Citizen Certification Test Live
  • March 20, 2021 10:00 am

About the Test This is the test for dogs and their handlers to obtain the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification. All those who pass will receive a certificate from American Kennel Club, and will be entitled to wear CGC insignia. This is a first step for potential service and therapy dogs. (more…)

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Let's Just Walk-Virtual
  • March 6, 2021 3:00 pm

About the Class Four Weeks from Chaos to Calm Times are changing how we walk with dogs in our changing world.  In this class we present a series of exercises designed to increase your dog’s motivation to focus on and engage with you during walks and outings. Exercises are  centered on improving communication and teamwork (more…)

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Scent Work Introduction-Online
  • March 16, 2021 6:30 pm

About the Class This is a three week introduction to training your dog in scent work (searching). It is recreational, not competition oriented.  In Scent Work, we first teach the search game, adding scent puzzles as the dog becomes proficient.  Ultimately, we teach our dogs on the sport odors of Birch, Anise, Clove and Cypress. (more…)

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See Spot Stick-Webinar: Mat or Platform
  • March 3, 2021 6:00 pm

Class Description This single session live webinar class teaches you how to get your dog crazy about going to a mat or platform and staying. This is an important skill, especially for highly excitable dogs. They learn to make good behavioral choices; delayed gratification. It’s really fun to shape this behavior step by step and (more…)

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Trick of the Month
  • March 17, 2021 7:30 pm

About the Class Tricks are a fun and healthy way to interact with your dog.  From simple behaviors to chains of complex behaviors, learning new skills keeps your dog’s mind active and enhances cooperation. Tricks are healthy exercise for young and old. Each month we will teach you how to get one or more new (more…)

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in the news: training going virtual amidst covid-19
COVID-19: Training & behavior tips

Our team of pet experts is here to help. We have several videos with tips on how to stay safe and healthy with your pets during this pandemic, as well as fun tricks you can do at home! View more Training & Behavior tips.

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