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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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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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All in-person classes are suspended until they are safe to resume. Virtual class options are available below.

Class Date Description
Basic Skills for Dogs-Online Training 2021
  • April 16, 2021 3:00 pm
  • April 26, 2021 6:00 pm

Class Description Building a foundation of basic dog skills and relationship procedures for all members of the family makes daily life safe and enjoyable for everyone. This online class is designed to build a solid training and relationship foundation in a location of your choice. Training skills include  engagement skills, leash walking,  recall, sit, down, (more…)

Basic Skills-2 Online
  • April 17, 2021 3:00 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…)

Behavior Consult Online
  • April 1, 2021 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. You will receive a recap and action (more…)

Dogs Reacting~Online Seminar
  • April 15, 2021 6:00 pm
  • April 30, 2021 4:30 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…)

Puppy Start Up
  • April 21, 2021 6:00 pm
  • May 7, 2021 4:30 pm

About the Class Provide your puppy vital early training to help them develop basic manners and learn boundaries.  The instructor will address early training and behavior issues that all puppies exhibit. Get tips for socialization activities during pandemic restrictions. Puppy Kindergarten is recommended by The American Veterinary Medical Association and by the American Society of (more…)

Scent Work Introduction-Online
  • April 22, 2021 6:30 pm

About the Class This is a three week introduction to training your dog in scent work (searching). It is recreational, not competition oriented.  In Scent Work, we first teach the search game, adding scent puzzles as the dog becomes proficient.  Ultimately, we teach our dogs on the sport odors of Birch, Anise, Clove and Cypress. (more…)

See Spot Stick-Webinar: Mat or Platform
  • April 27, 2021 6:00 pm

Class Description This single session live 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 (more…)


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in the news: training going virtual amidst covid-19
COVID-19: Training & behavior tips

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.