Group Class Overview

Core Classes

Core Classes are designed to give you the good dog you deserve.  

Our Core Classes Are:

  • Kindergarten Puppy Training (10-16 weeks)

  • Beginner Obedience Training (5+ months)

  • Advanced Obedience Training (Beginner Grads)

  • Canine Good Citizen (Advanced Grads)

Specialty Classes

Specialty Classes are for pet parents who want their good dog to go above and beyond the basics.    

Our Specialty Classes Are:

  • Tricks (AKC Title)

  • Therapy Dog Training

  • Social Responsibility Foundations (GRC test)

  • Rally-O

Group Classes


All Core and Specialty Classes meet for one hour a week (same day and time) for six weeks. 

Enrollments are kept small (usually 6 dogs per class) so that our instructors can give personal instructions as needed.  Where possible, we give students electronic copies of our class notes so you can continue practicing after class is over.  Most classes cost $225 for each 6 week program.  (Beginner Obedience is $245, which reflects the more personalized training we give the the even smaller class size of 4.)

How to start training with us

I have a puppy 16 weeks old or younger

Start with: Kindergarten Puppy Training  


We’ll help you tackle issues such as Housebreaking, Jumping, Biting / chewing.  Start off on The Right Paw with your pup!


We also offer our Puppy Training Series for folks who can’t find a class, or who want a little extra help preparing their pup for Beginner Obedience.

to move onto: Beginner Obedience Training  


Beginner Obedience will build off of behaviors learned in Kindergarten and prepare you to have a dog that you are comfortable “taking out into the real world”.

I have a puppy / dog 5 months or older

Start with: Beginner Obedience Training  


Many of our students already have a good grasp of how to handle puppy behaviors, and choose to start with Beginner Obedience Training.

Topics covered include: Playing with your dog, Sit and Down Stay, Walking on a leash without lunging at dogs or people, leave it, and wait.

By the time you are done with Beginner Obedience, you should be confident that you can take your dog out into the real world on a leash.

to move onto: Advanced Obedience Training  

or to move onto: Tricks Training  


Advanced Obedience will help you prepare for more situations (e.g. increased distractions while walking) and improve on what was learned in Beginner obedience.  Advanced Obedience is a requirement for our Canine Good Citizen class.

We can offer AKC Trick training to students who have mastered Beginner Obedience.

Start with: Private Training  


Some owners already have a firm grasp of basic obedience, and want to move straight into a specialty class.  Some owners come to us from other trainers.  Unfortunately, not all training programs cover the same behaviors.  

In these cases, we can work with you (for a minimum of one hour, but up to as long as you want) to see where your dog’s strengths and weaknesses are, and determine what class is right for you.

Our trainers will help you prepare for our classes and set you up for success in the right class.

to move onto: Any Group Class 

(Core or Specialty, as recommended by your trainer)




You’ve completed a class that seems like it's similar to Beginners Obedience Training (but with another trainer), and you want to enroll in our Advanced Obedience class.  


We’d ask you to complete one session of Private Training to ensure that Advanced Obedience is the best fit for your dog and/or to go over any behaviors we train in our Beginner Obedience that your other trainers may have excluded.

I have have already completed some training with another trainer

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