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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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Basic Skills 2-Beyond Foundation
  • December 15, 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
  • December 12, 2022 4:30 pm
  • December 12, 2022 6:00 pm
  • December 14, 2022 4:30 pm
  • December 14, 2022 6:00 pm
  • December 29, 2022 4:30 pm
  • December 29, 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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Basic Skills-2023, Live
  • January 11, 2023 4:30 pm
  • January 11, 2023 6:00 pm
  • January 23, 2023 4:30 pm
  • January 23, 2023 6:00 pm
  • January 26, 2023 4:30 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  in-person sessions at our training center with pre-class  (more…)

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Canine Good Citizen-Test Included
  • January 6, 2023 11:30 am

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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Dogs Reacting~Online Seminar
  • December 14, 2022 5:30 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…)

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Let's Just Walk-Live
  • December 12, 2022 5:30 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…)

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Scent Work 1 - Building the Search-Live
  • January 7, 2023 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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