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Choosing the Right Class for your Dog

To start off on the right paw, we encourage you to start at the beginning! Select an age-appropriate basic class that works with your schedule. These classes will provide your pup with the foundation and skills needed to become a well-mannered member of the family and through that process, help you build a lifelong bond.

Foundation Classes

Beginning Puppy

Beginning socialization, management, handling, and manners class for puppies 10-16 weeks old (up to four months) at the start of the series. At least 2 sets of shots are required. Six week class.

Family Dog 1

For dogs four months and older, any breed size. A beginning-level class teaching the fundamentals of good manners – sit, down, stay, come, polite greetings and walking, wait at doors, and leave it. Prefer a class just for small dogs? We offer the same beginning-level class for the little guys. Check out our Small Dog 1 class. First class is mandatory and for people only.

Small Dog 1

or small-breed dogs four months and older that will be 30 lbs. and under as adults. A beginning-level class teaching the fundamentals of good manners – sit, down, stay, come, polite greetings and walking, wait at doors, and leave it – with attention to small-breed training issues. First class is mandatory and for people only.

 

After your Foundation Classes

Your instructor will be happy to recommend the next best step for your puppy or dog. Some of the most common progressions are:

After “Beginning Puppy”

• Family Dog 1
• Family Dog 1 Clicker Version
• Small Dog 1

After “Family Dog 1”

• Family Dog 2
• Tricks
• Explore Agility
• Introduction to Nosework

After “Family Dog 2”

• Family Dog 3
• Beginning Agility
• Rally Obedience

After “Family Dog 3”

• Family Dog 4
• Canine Good Citizen
• Therapy Dog Class

After “Small Dog 1”

• Small Dogs Want to Have Fun
• Tricks
• Explore Agility
• Introduction to Nosework

 

Specialty Classes

The Foundation classes are designed for people and dog friendly dogs. For those dogs or handlers that need some special attention or accommodations we offer these special classes:

Puppy Social Scene

The most important relationship your dog is going to have is with you. But teaching young dogs to get along with other dogs is an important part of developing a stable adult dog. This four week session will include one brief training or management topic per 1 hour class, brief puppy interactions and practice in recall (“come” command) out of play. The Puppy Social Scene is for puppies up to 20 weeks (5 months) old at the start of the series. $100 for a four week session. At least 2 sets of shots are required. Please bring current vaccination records and food treats for your dog. Can be taken concurrently with Beginning Puppy.

Bully Breed Basics

Designed for pit bulls and pit bull mixes age 6 months or older; must be spayed or neutered.

Reactive Remedy

Designed for dogs that are leash reactive to other dogs. A consultation is required prior to registering.

Shy & Sensitive

Is your dog a sensitive soul who needs a little help learning how to navigate in the big world? No problem! This no pressure beginning-level class is designed to help human/canine teams do just that. You will learn the fundamentals of good manners (sit, down, stay, come, polite greetings and walking, wait at doors, and leave it) in a small class with special time and attention to confidence building and each individual dog’s emotional needs.

 

We offer many classes and workshops to address specific skills and common behavior problems and fun ways to spend time learning with your dog. Once you have completed some basic training, it opens up the opportunity to try a variety of fun dog sport classes including Nosework, Agility, Rally Obedience, Canine Freestyle, Canine Good Citizen, Tricks, Stunt Dog, Circus Dog, Flyball, Disc Dog, K9 Fitness for Fun, and Parkour.

If you haven’t taken classes with us before, you may need to schedule a placement test to join us for an Intermediate, Advanced, or Specialty class. Contact us for info on arranging a placement test at 415.506.6280.

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