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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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COVID-19 UPDATE

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

Class Date Description
AKC Trick Title: Online Evaluations
  • January 1, 2022 12:00 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: https://www.akc.org/sports/trick-dog/about-trick-dog/ (more…)

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Basic Skills 2-Beyond Foundation
  • February 3, 2022 5:00 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…)

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Basic Skills-2022, Live
  • January 26, 2022 4:30 pm
  • January 26, 2022 6:00 pm
  • February 3, 2022 4:30 pm
  • February 7, 2022 4:30 pm
  • February 7, 2022 6:00 pm
  • February 22, 2022 4:30 pm
  • February 22, 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
  • January 1, 2022 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…)

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Canine Good Citizen-Test Included
  • February 4, 2022 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
  • January 24, 2022 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…)

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Let's Just Walk-Combination
  • February 23, 2022 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…)

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Puppy Start Up-Live
  • February 3, 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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See Spot Stick-Webinar: Mat or Platform
  • January 24, 2022 4:30 pm

Class Description This single session 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 watch (more…)

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Tricks and Performance Skills
  • February 22, 2022 3:00 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.

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