Dog Training Programs

We offer methodical, step by step programs that teach your dog obedience skills and address behavior problems. Our adult dog training courses are unique in that they follow a systematic curriculum that is simple to follow, while allowing for flexibility to fine tune training to each individual dog. In addition to teaching important skilled behaviors, these classes address a wide range of behavioral concerns ranging from mild (such as jumping, and nuisance barking) to severe (such as anxiety, fearfulness, and aggression). Homework commitments are significant but the results are more than worth it!

In addition to in-person training, each client benefits from a variety of additional resources:

  • Online written and video training guides

  • Daily training plans so you always know exactly what to practice

  • Online coaching and access to your trainer between in-person lessons

We offer private and group options for new clients to begin their training journey with us. Please understand that we consider training to be a lifelong endeavor and we hope that you do as well. Many clients are happy (and we resolve most behavior problems) with just these minimum levels of training, but we do hope to inspire you to do more with your dog once you see how capable they (and you!) are with the right tools, techniques, and information!

For more information on our mission, philosophy and standards click here.

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Foundation

Our introductory obedience class teaches basic, on-leash trained skills and applies them to scenarios you regularly encounter with your dog. Required equipment (training collar, leather leash, webbed cotton long line) is included in the course fee. Six 90 minute lessons.

Prerequisite: None

Graduation standard: UKC SPOT

Results guaranteed: If you complete all class requirements and need more time and help to pass the UKC SPOT test, you can re-enroll in group class free of charge. Completion of our Foundation obedience group class is required for all of our other adult dog course offerings.

$300 group, $750 private

Private lessons can begin at any time. If there are no Foundation Obedience group classes currently open for registration, feel free to add yourself to our mailing list for notifications about upcoming classes.

 
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Companion

Our companion obedience class continues to build upon the foundation of trained skills taught in our introductory course and works to move dogs and handlers toward off-leash reliability. Six 90 minute sessions.

Prerequisite: Foundation

Graduation standard: UKC Novice

Results guaranteed: If you complete all class requirements and need more time and help to meet the qualifying standard in a Novice (AKC or UKC) obedience trial, you can re-enroll in group class free of charge.

$250 group, $700 private

 
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Graduate

Our graduate class moves dogs and handlers on to high level trained skills while continuing to proof and polish basics taught in the prior two courses. Eight 90 minute sessions.

Prerequisite: Companion

Graduation standard: UKC Graduate Novice

Results guaranteed: If you complete all class requirements and need more time and help to meet the qualifying standard in a Graduate Novice (AKC or UKC) obedience trial, you can re-enroll in group class free of charge.

$300 group, $600 private

 
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Companion Excellent

Our companion excellent class completes the trained skills required to meet UKC Open level obedience titling standards. Eight 90 minute sessions.

Prerequisite: Graduate

Graduation standard: UKC Open

Results guaranteed: If you complete all class requirements and need more time and help to meet the qualifying standard in a Open (AKC or UKC) obedience trial, you can re-enroll in group class free of charge.

$300 group, $600 private