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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.

Additional Classes

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
  • September 1, 2022 12:55 am
  • October 1, 2022 4:50 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 2-Beyond Foundation
  • October 10, 2022 5:30 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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Basic Skills-2022, Live
  • October 3, 2022 4:30 pm
  • October 3, 2022 6:00 pm
  • October 5, 2022 4:30 pm
  • October 5, 2022 6:00 pm
  • November 7, 2022 4:30 pm
  • November 7, 2022 6:00 pm

Class Description Building a foundation of basic dog and relationship skills using reward based training for all members of the family makes daily life safe and enjoyable for everyone. Read the position statement of the American Veterinary Society of  Animal Behavior: AVSAB-Humane-Dog-Training-Position-Statement-2021.pdf (ftlbcdn.net) This class includes 4  live sessions at our training center with pre-class  (more…)

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Behavior Consult Online
  • September 1, 2022 12:15 am

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 Only
  • October 8, 2022 3:00 pm
  • October 8, 2022 3:00 pm

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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Canine Good Citizen Certification Test Only
  • October 8, 2022 3:00 pm

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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Canine Good Citizen-Test Included
  • October 14, 2022 2:30 pm

About the Class This is a 4 week class. All sessions are held in our training center. During the first three 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 fourth class session. Canine Good (more…)

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Leash Crazies-Online
  • October 26, 2022 5:30 pm

About the Class This is an educational presentation about on-leash reactivity toward dogs, people and other stimulating events. It explains how these behaviors develop and what maintains them as well as what you can do to start changing them. The presentation is webinar style with no dogs working.   Slides, discussion and demonstrations with the trainer’s (more…)

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Let's Just Walk-Live
  • September 30, 2022 11:30 am

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…)

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Puppy Start Up-Live
  • October 18, 2022 4:30 pm
  • October 18, 2022 6:00 pm

About the Class Your puppy will make new friends and learn good play behavior while developing confidence and engagement skills. All classes in this series are live. This class provides you and your puppy with vital early training skills to develop basic manners and learn boundaries.  The instructor will address early training and behavior issues (more…)

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Scent Work 1 - Building the Search-Live
  • October 1, 2022 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…)

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Tricks and Performance Skills
  • October 18, 2022 5:30 pm

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

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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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