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Proven Results

Established in 1985, more than 30,000 families have trusted our dog training 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 buttons below to learn more and register.

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Class Date Description
AKC Trick Title: Online Evaluations
  • March 1, 0202 12:45 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: (more…)

Basic Skills 2-Beyond Foundation
  • April 11, 2023 5:30 pm
  • April 13, 2023 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-2023, Live
  • April 3, 2023 4:30 pm
  • April 3, 2023 6:00 pm
  • April 19, 2023 4:30 pm
  • April 19, 2023 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  in-person sessions at our training center with pre-class  (more…)

Behavior Consult Online
  • March 1, 2023 8:00 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. Consult includes: Discussion of your dog’s Intake (more…)

Canine Good Citizen-Test Included
  • April 1, 2023 2:45 pm
  • April 14, 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…)

Community Canine Certification Test (CGCA)
  • April 7, 2023 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…)

Dogs Reacting~Online Seminar
  • April 20, 2023 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…)

Let's Just Walk-Live
  • April 29, 2023 2:45 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…)

Puppy Start Up-2023
  • April 11, 2023 4:30 pm
  • April 11, 2023 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
  • April 5, 2023 6:30 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 Fundamentals
  • April 5, 2023 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
  • April 22, 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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