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

Small Class Size

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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Masks are required at all times when in the on-site classroom.

Class Date Description
AKC Trick Title: Online Evaluations
  • July 1, 2021 4:10 pm
  • August 1, 2021 12:45 am

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: (more…)

Basic Skills for Dogs-Online/Live 2021
  • August 5, 2021 4:30 pm
  • August 5, 2021 6:00 pm
  • August 18, 2021 4:30 pm
  • August 18, 2021 6:00 pm

Class Description Building a foundation of basic dog and relationship skills for all members of the family makes daily life safe and enjoyable for everyone. This hybrid class is made up of both online and live sessions and is designed to build a solid training and relationship foundation to take you forward into intermediate and (more…)

Basic Skills-2 Online/Live
  • July 31, 2021 3:00 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…)

Behavior Consult Online
  • July 1, 2021 11:55 am
  • August 1, 2021 12:00 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…)

Canine Good Citizen Certification Test Live
  • July 24, 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…)

Canine Good Citizen Class With Test
  • August 17, 2021 4:30 pm

About the Class This is a three (4) week class. During the first two (3) class sessions, dogs and handlers will have an opportunity to practice all ten exercises required for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. The test will take place during the third class session. Canine Good Citizen is a title and certification (more…)

Dogs Reacting~Online Seminar
  • September 2, 2021 6:00 pm

Seminar Description This is the information seminar  for the Dogs Reacting behavior series. It covers the causes of  and treatment options for  reactive behavior of any kind.  Techniques and protocols shown and discussed in this session can assist you  and your dog to make  positive habit changes that, with practice and determination, enable dogs to (more…)

Let's Just Walk-Combination
  • July 27, 2021 6:00 pm
  • August 13, 2021 4:30 pm

About the Class Four Weeks from Chaos to Calmer 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…)

Puppy Start Up-Live
  • August 9, 2021 4:30 pm
  • August 9, 2021 6:00 pm

About the Class This will be a hybrid style class.  The first session will be online to get you and your puppy prepared for our group class (maximum 4 puppies.  The following three sessions will take place in our training classroom with appropriate spacing and masks. Provide your puppy vital early training to help them (more…)

Scent Work 1 - Building the Search-Live
  • August 14, 2021 4:30 pm

About the Class Welcome to the sport of Scent work! This class utilizes techniques similar to those used to train professional detection dogs. Scent work and search skills harness dogs’ natural instincts and love of hunting—your dog will have fun, build confidence, and use mental and physical energy during the class and homework sessions. Instructor (more…)

Tricks and Performance Skills
  • August 17, 2021 4:00 pm

About the Class Tricks are a great way to pass the time on rainy days or any time you want to have fun with your dog. Get your dog ready for pet therapy visits or to just entertain guests at parties! Learn to capture, lure, and shape your dog’s natural behaviors into a variety of  (more…)


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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.