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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
Behavior Consult Online
  • June 1, 2022 12:25 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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AKC Trick Title: Online Evaluations
  • June 1, 2022 4:15 pm
  • July 1, 2022 3:50 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-2022, Live
  • June 29, 2022 4:30 pm
  • June 29, 2022 6:00 pm
  • July 11, 2022 4:30 pm
  • July 11, 2022 6:00 pm
  • July 21, 2022 4:30 pm
  • July 21, 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 2-Beyond Foundation
  • July 11, 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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Canine Good Citizen Certification Test Only
  • July 15, 2022 11:30 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…)

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Community Canine Certification Test (CGCA)
  • July 16, 2022 3:00 pm

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…)

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Let's Just Walk-Live
  • July 21, 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
  • July 23, 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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Puppy Start Up-Live
  • July 26, 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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Rally Courses
  • July 27, 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…)

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Community Canine-CGCA
  • July 29, 2022 11:30 am

About the Class After completing the  Canine Good Citizen certification, you and your dog are ready to do the Community Canine ( CGCA).  Dog/Handler Teams will be tested at the final class session in real life situations. This class will meet in a variety of locations during the 4 week session. For more information about (more…)

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Canine Good Citizen-Test Included
  • August 6, 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…)

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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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