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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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Class Date Description
AKC Trick Title: Online Evaluations
  • August 23, 2022 8:00 am
  • September 1, 2022 12:55 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 2-Beyond Foundation
  • August 23, 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…)

Basic Skills-2022, Live
  • September 7, 2022 4:30 pm
  • September 7, 2022 6:00 pm
  • September 22, 2022 4:30 pm
  • September 22, 2022 6:00 pm
  • October 5, 2022 4:30 pm
  • October 5, 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 ( This class includes 4  live sessions at our training center with pre-class  (more…)

Behavior Consult Online
  • August 1, 2022 12:00 am
  • 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…)

Canine Good Citizen Urban with Test
  • September 2, 2022 11:30 am

About the Class CGCU or Urban Canine Good Citizen, is the most challenging of the series. Class and testing are conducted in busy, congested city settings.  It is a test of public access behaviors used in negotiating dog friendly buildings, crowds on urban sidewalks, exposure to city noises (horns, sirens, construction) and surfaces (concrete plastic, (more…)

Canine Good Citizen-Test Included
  • September 17, 2022 3:00 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…)

Community Canine Certification Test (CGCA)
  • August 19, 2022 11:30 am

About the Test This is the test for dogs to obtain the American Kennel Club (AKC) Community Canine (CGCA) certification. All those who pass will receive a certificate from American Kennel Club, and will be entitled to wear the CGCA insignia. This test is given outdoors in an urban setting. More information about the CGCA (more…)

Puppy Start Up-Live
  • August 23, 2022 4:30 pm
  • August 23, 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…)

Rally Courses
  • August 24, 2022 6:15 pm
  • September 21, 2022 6:15 pm

About the Class For those who want to learn more Rally exercises, this class will provide nested courses made up of Novice and Intermediate signs.  We will provide lessons for each new exercise before running the course.  Courses will be run by one team* at a time so you should expect to have some waiting (more…)

Rally Sport-Novice
  • August 24, 2022 5:00 pm
  • September 21, 2022 5:00 pm

About the Class Perfect for beginners who want to learn the American Kennel Club (AKC) Rally Novice exercises or just have some fun doing more with your dog! Rally is an obedience based sport and is not agility training. It challenges you and your dog to work as a team on flowing courses of  exercises (more…)

Scent Work 1 - Building the Search-Live
  • September 3, 2022 4:30 pm
  • 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…)

Separation Woes~Online Seminar
  • August 26, 2022 5:30 pm

Seminar Description This is the information seminar that addresses Separation Distress behaviors. It covers the causes of  and treatment options for separation distress and anxiety.  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 find comfort (more…)

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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