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Everyday Skills, Fun & Games! 

Our dogs are our companions and friends.  Let's give them the skills they need to be great!

AKC Canine Good Citizen
  • Canine Good Citizen Prep Class - This CGC certificate is an accomplishment for any dog - family pet, show dogs, or performance dog. If your dog has basic manners (sit, down, stay, recall, can walk by another dog) work on the skills in a way to pass the CGC test! It also provides proof the dog has received some training to make it a good pet. The last class includes the CGC test. Click here to see the list of test items.    Cost: $200 incl test fee

  • Canine Good Citizen Testing - Do you think you can pass the CGC test? Check our schedule for our testing dates!     
    Cost: $20

Manners Classes for puppies & older dogs
  • Puppy Start 'Em Right - Do you have a new puppy?  Learn positive methods to teach your puppy the rules of the road, and the skills necessary to have a happy household.  Rolling enrollment means you can join at any time.  Class occurs once a week (6 weeks in a row), beginning with the orientation class without your puppy for the first week.  Puppy must be under 16 weeks when they attend their first class, and have at least their first set of shots & a negative fecal test (please bring copy to show trainer.)    
    Cost: $185 - includes a clicker with wrist strap


  • Puppy's Next Steps - Ideal for graduates of Start 'Em Right, or any puppy aged 14 to 24 weeks at the start of class who wants basic skills all puppies need to know. Learn the techniques of clicker training/positive reinforcement to teach your pup sit, down, wait, and walking on leash while developing focus, attention and impulse control. Ample time to address any questions as well as some free-play time for the pups.   Cost: $185  - includes a clicker with wrist strap

  • Learning the Basics - Working in partnership with you, we'll teach your 6-month or older dog basic skills such as sit, down, stand, stay, leash walking and more.   Cost: $185 - includes a clicker with wrist strap

  • Puppies Unleashed - Attention is the name of the game, as well as your puppy's ability to learn how to learn.  Help them learn how to control their impulses, stay calm, and make good decisions about what’s around them. You and your puppy will have fun, learning by playing pattern games based on Control Unleashed, The Puppy Program, by Leslie McDevitt. This class is for puppies 6-24 months who have completed puppy class, and humans who want to navigate all the exciting places in real life. You will also gain a great set of foundation skills for puppies and their humans planning to participate in any kind of dog sport! Max 4 dogs (Not for reactive dogs)  Cost: $200


  • Cautious to Comfortable -Is your dog shy, nervous, or uncertain about the world around them? Learn to read your dog’s body language to know what they are feeling, as well as techniques to change your dog’s emotions about stressful situations. You and your dog will gain strategies to stay calm and relaxed, as well as exercises and games to build confidence. For dogs 5 months and to infinity! First week is without your dog (Note: If your dog’s response to stressful situations is lunging towards another dog, please contact us for other options.)         Right for you?    Cost: $185

  • Wild Thing! - Does your dog have so much energy they seem like they might explode? Excited, joyful dogs can be tough to handle. Begin to understand your dog, how they learn, & what motivates them. The 6-week class includes impulse control, recall and engagement games. (Not for reactive dogs)            Cost: $225

  • Puppy Play & Learn -  forty-minute play time for puppies 8 to 20 weeks will help your pup develop appropriate social skills and will teach you about canine body language so you can be your dog's best advocate. Play is broken into short sessions interspersed with opportunities to practice critical puppy skills like how to calm down around other dogs, accepting handling from new people, and impulse control.
    Most Sundays 4:30 & Mondays 6 pm. Cost: $17

Get a 6 class virtual punch card for $84

That's $14/class!  Note: Punches not used before your puppy turns 20 wks old will be forfeited



NOTE: Puppies must have age-appropriate vaccinations with at least the first set of DHLPP shots and negative fecal test- please bring a copy to show. Because socialization is so time-sensitive, we recommend beginning puppy classes as early as possible rather than

waiting until the whole series of vaccinations are complete. 

(See AVSAB Position Statement here.)  

Please, to keep our puppies safe and healthy, do not bring your puppy if you take them to off-leash dog parks or daycare.​

INTENSIVE CLINICS - Mini-sessions for 3 weeks
  • Skills for Relaxed Walks - Imagine walking with your dog through the world together, relaxed, with zero tension as if there’s no leash? This  intensive clinic focuses on skills and strategies to provide the walk that your dog needs as well as the walk that you need. (Limit 4 students)  Cost: $145 - 3 weeks, 1 hour/week

  • Total Recall: An Intensive Clinic - Does your dog sometimes ignore you when you’re calling them?  It can be a challenge to get a consistent recall with the fun and distractions that dogs might experience once the leash comes off.  In this class we will learn various types of recall and even how to fix a "broken recall."  Teach your dog to come racing back to you when you call, no matter what! (Limit 4 students)  Cost: $145 - 3 weeks, 1 hour/week

  • Dog Park Skills: An Intensive Clinic - Learn everything you need to know about how to make the dog park an enjoyable and enriching experience for you and your dog. This class is for dogs over one-year old who have some basic training (obedience, manners, etc.) and is a prerequisite for our Indoor Dog Park service, being offered starting in 2024. (Shy or reactive dogs are not a good fit for this class. Please contact us for class recommendations if your dog is shy or reactive. Limit 6 students)  Cost: $145 - 3 weeks, 1 hour/week

ONE DAY WORKSHOPS! - Try these one-day workshops for specific skills
  • Calm Greetings - Is your dog skeptical, over-excited, or frustrated when trying to do greetings on leash with humans?  Do people coming over turn them into a furry tornado or cause them to bark and bark?  Let's build some social skills for greetings and also make sure your dog is able to meet their own needs in these situations so they can stay calm, comfortable and make good choices. Note: If your dog's reaction to meeting a new person is barking and lunging, this class is not a good fit. Please contact us for a recommendation.   Cost: $75 for 90 minute class

  • Drop It! - Teach your dog to drop anything! Prevent stealing forbidden items and resource guarding food or precious objects. This class will be fun for your dog and teach them that there are no downsides to giving up their prizes. Note: If your dog’s response to a request to drop items has resulted in a bite or injury, please contact us for other options.       Cost: $75 for 90 minute class

NOT SURE? Try this!
  • Ready, Set, Go! (Finding the right class for your dog) - Not sure which class is right for your dog? What sport would you both enjoy? Try a few different dog sports in just 90 minutes! This is an on-going, one-time class introducing positive reinforcement training and giving an opportunity to try out sports like Rally Obedience, Nose Work Parkour and Agility!   Cost: $50 for 90 minute class

  • Tricks For Treats - Tricks and games can help your dog focus on you, which helps create a better relationship for any dog sport, or time at home together. Learn how dogs learn, how to turn something your dog does naturally into a trick. Plus, you get fun things to pull out at parties with your dog!  (6 wk session, 55 min per wk)   Cost: $185  

  • PLAY WITH ME!! - A dog with a "job" is happier, healthier, and better behaved - even if that job is simply doing a few tricks and showing off some basic behaviors. This class is for all ages, and teaches you games to play with your dog that promote skills, impulse control, and focus. Grow your relationship with your dog by playing with him in a way that stimulates his body, mind, and emotions, and helps him to develop the focus that is critical for Agility, Obedience, or everyday life.  This class is not for dogs who are afraid or stressed in their crate or leash reactive. It is a Basic training and introductory course for dogs of all ages.   8 weeks and up!              Cost: $185

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