Group Classes for Adult Dogs

Our first level is an Introductory Obedience Class to help you understand how dogs learn, and to work on core skills such as loose leash walking, Coming when Called, Impulse Control and Helping you build a stronger relationship with your dog.

How do we Train Dogs?

We believe in empowering owners with information to train beyond just what is being taught in class. We want our clients to know the reasons why dogs behave certain ways and the best way to instruct them - and why it works. We don't just put dogs through exercises, but discuss how dogs learn and discuss each dog as an individual. Each class includes discussion on modern training techniques, animal communication and learning theory. We do not believe in harsh training methods and physical corrections - our methods employ positive reinforcement and focus teaching your dog how to work with you as a partner.

Training Class Rules

  • These courses are designed to be obedience classes to build a partnership between you and your dog. They are not re-socialization classes or classes for dogs with aggression or reaction issues. If you feel your dog doesn't get along with other dogs or is very reactive seeing dogs on leash, please speak with us to ensure this class is right for you. We offer private training to deal with these types of issues.

  • A treat pouch and clicker are provided free with your first class.

  • Classes use positive reinforcement - please bring with you treats your dog likes or a favorite toy. Items are also for sale at the store - we can help you choose the right training rewards!

  • Please no flexi-leashes / retractable leashes, choke collars or prong collars or head collars. Body harness are permitted. If you feel you need one of these items to control your dog, please speak with us about alternative tools.

  • The whole family is welcome to all classes

  • Dogs should be up to date on core vaccinations (Rabies, Parvo, Distemper).

Introductory Obedience

Our Introductory Obedience program is for owners looking to improve their dogs overall manners and obedience. If you haven't done a formal obedience class with your dog, this is a great place to work on key skills with your dog!

Topics Covered Include:

  • Loose Leash Manners

  • Recall (Coming when called)

  • Impulse Control (Settling down, no Jumping, relaxation)

  • Staying and Positional changes (Sit/Down/Stand)

  • Clicker trainer and how to correctly use Positive Reinforcement

  • How dogs learn and how to become a great dog trainer!

After completing this course, you can progress to our higher levels of training through the Canine Life and Social Skills program.

Cost: 160$ for 6 weeks of instruction, 1 hour each night. Includes treat tote, clicker, class handouts and videos.

When: Please visit our training schedule