All About dogs Group Training


  • All dogs are unique individuals and can learn in a variety of ways.  Our trainers are skilled at using an assortment of hands off, positive reinforcement techniques to help your dog reach his potential.

    Many of our group classes have a minimum requirement of dog handler teams. If the minimum is not met you will be notified prior to the class start date and options will be given for the next available class.

    All Group Training classes are non-refundable and non-transferable.

    All classes will be held at All About Dogs unless otherwise noted.

    For more information about any of the classes please call the store at 440-708-1364 or email Trainer@AllAboutDogsLLC.com. To register click on the Enroll Now button.

    Click here for the calendar view of our training classes.


  • Adult Dogs: Must have up-to-date DHLPP, Bordetella, Rabies vaccinations (including Leptospirosis) and negative stool check within the last year. Vaccinations must be a current status minimum 72 hours prior to their first visit.  Owners are required to submit a copy of the vaccination records.

    Puppies: Must be current on their first round of vaccinations including DHLPP, Bordetella and a negative stool check.  Puppies under 6 months may be exempt from Rabies and Leptospirosis per your veterinarian.

  • Puppy Kindergarten

    Upcoming Class Sessions:
    Thursdays  5:30 - 6:30pm             Instructor: Laura B.        Start Date: February 20
    Saturdays  2:15 – 3:15pm             Instructor: Laura B.        Start Date: February 22 (No Class 3/14)

    Ages: 2-6 months*AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy
    Class Size: up to 8 students
    Cost: $120.00**
    Class Length: 6 weeks
    Description: This course is designed to get dog owners and their puppies started off on the right paw. With focus on Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsibility your puppy will build self-confidence and begin to establish good manners. Skills introduced in this class, are sit, down, drop it, loose leash walking, come and go to mat. Off-leash play time is included in this class.  At the completion of this course you’ll be eligible to test and enroll for the **AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy award and receive the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy package.
    *Or by instructor's permission based on age, size and temperament.
    **The Puppy S.T.A.R. test will be conducted immediately following the end of the last class of the session for a $10 fee.

    Let’s Get Started – Beginner Basics

    Upcoming Class Sessions:
    Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30pm          Instructor: Pamela G.  Start Date: February 25
    Sundays 11:30am – 12:30pm Instructor: Pamela G.  Start Date: March 1

    Ages: All Ages
    Class Size: up to 6 students
    Cost: $110.00
    Class Length: 5 weeks
    Description:
    This course is designed for dogs of any age with no prior formal training and is the adult equivalent of our Puppy Kindergarten course. It's the first step to help you and your dog build a bond of trust and companionship while getting started on everyday manners. Skills introduced in this class, are sit, down, drop it, loose leash walking, come and go to mat.

    Level 2 – Building on Basics

    Upcoming Class Sessions:
    Wednesdays 12:00 – 1:00pm Instructor:  Melinda K.   Start Date: February 26
    Sundays           1:00 – 2:00pm Instructor:  Pamela G.   Start Date: March 1
    Tuesdays         5:30 – 6:30pm Instructor:  Pamela G.   Start Date: March 31

    Ages: All Ages
    Class Size: up to 6 students
    Cost: $110.00*
    Class Length: 5 weeks
    Description:
    This course is the next step after completing Puppy Kindergarten or Beginner Basics building proficiency while introducing additional skills to continue your dog on the road of being a well-mannered family member. Skills introduced, are heeling, leave it, stand and stay.
    Prerequisite: Puppy Kindergarten, Let’s Get Started – Beginners Basics or Instructor'€™s Permission

    Level 3 – Advanced Learning, CGC & Therapy Dog Prep

    Upcoming Class Sessions:
    Mondays         5:15 – 6:15pm   Instructor:   Melinda K.   Start Date:  March 30
    Wednesdays 12:00 – 1:00pm  Instructor:   Melinda K.     Start Date:   April 8

    Ages: All Ages
    Class Size: up to 8 students
    Cost: $110.00
    Class Length: 5 weeks
    Description:

    This class is designed to allow you and your dog to continue to build on every day skills with increased distractions. We focus on more advanced techniques preparing your dog to be well mannered both at home and in the community. At the end of the six weeks your dog will be eligible to test for and register with the AKC for the Canine Good Citizen certificate**.  TDI testing is scheduled independently.
    Prerequisite: Level 2 – Building on Basics or Instructor'€™s Permission
    **$10 non-refundable test fee at time of test.

  • Clicks, Tricks & Focus

    Upcoming Class Sessions:
    TBA

    Ages: 6 months & up
    Class Size: up to 6 students
    Cost: $85
    Class Length: 4 weeks

    Description: Want to train like a pro? Want to learn how to teach your dog to be calm, focused and eager to learn? Using positive reinforcement and a small device called a '€˜clicker'€™, this 4-week course will teach you the basics of clicker training; why and how it works, and how to use it correctly. If you want to have fun teaching your dog basic skills and tricks or your thinking about training for competitive dog sports like Obedience, Rally or Agility this course is a great starting point.

    Come When Called

    Upcoming Class Sessions:
    Mondays 10:00 – 11:00am  Instructor: Amanda H.   Start Date: February 24, 2020 - Cancelled

    Ages: All Ages
    Class Size: up to 6 students
    Cost: $70
    Class Length: 3 weeks

    Description:  Does your dog have selective hearing?  In this 3 week workshop we will be working solely on recalls taught through a variety of fun and motivating techniques and games. *This class is not recommended for dogs that have anxiety toward unfamiliar dogs or people.

    Four on the Floor

    Upcoming Class Sessions:
    TBA

    Ages: all ages
    Class Size: up to 6 students
    Cost: $85.00
    Class Length: 4 weeks

    Description: Is your dog as bouncy as a pogo stick jumping on family, friends and furniture? This four week class will help you understand why your dog performs this unwanted behavior and how to teach your dog that having all four feet on the floor is a better way to go.

    Leash Manners

    Upcoming Class Sessions:
    Mondays 4:00 – 5:00pm Instructor:   Melinda K.   Start Date: April 6

    Ages: 6 months and older
    Class Size: up to 6 students
    Cost: $85
    Class Length: 4 weeks

    Description: Our Leash Manners class is a 4 week course designed to teach you and your dog the skills to remain polite on the leash throughout varying distractions. Whether you’re a new beginner or need to brush up your skills Leash Manners is the place to start.

    Take It Outside

    Upcoming Class Sessions:
    TBA

    Ages: all ages
    Class Size: up to 6 students
    Cost: $85.00
    Class Length: 4 weeks

    Description: This class allows the instructor to work with dog/handler teams on proofing and performing behaviors learned in the classroom.  We will meet at local parks walking the trails and taking advantage of the natural distractions.
    Prerequisite: Good foundation of basic skills such as sit, stay and leave it.

    Reactive Rover

    Upcoming Class Sessions:
    Sundays 2:30 – 3:30pm Instructor:   Melinda K.   Start Date: March 15
    Sundays 2:30 – 3:30pm Instructor:   Melinda K.   Start Date: May 3 (No class 5/24)

    Ages: all ages
    Class Size: up to 4 students
    Cost: $110.00
    Class Length: 5 weeks

    Description: Does your dog bark, lunge or get out of control when he sees other dogs, bikes, people or cars? This five week class will help you get a handle on your dog'€™s behavior. The first week is for people only as you learn why your dog behaves the way he does and how you can help him be more calm, cool and collected. The remaining four classes your dog will join you to work on the exercises that you can use in the real world to help manage and modify your dog'€™s behavior.

  • Agility Foundations

    Upcoming Class Sessions:
    Saturdays 10:30 – 11:30am  Instructor:  Lotta S.   Start Date: March 21

    Ages: 6 months of age and older
    Class Size: up to 6 students
    Cost: $120.00
    Class Length: 6 weeks

    This on leash class teaches the handler and dog teams the foundation to agility. Starting with a good foundation leads to a more focused and driven dog as they progress to working on agility equipment later on. Students will learn how to use free shaping, targeting, luring, and focus techniques, as well as being able to work their dog through distractions. All much needed skills to progress to the fun sport of agility.

    My K9 Can – Confidence and Nifty Learning Skills

    Upcoming Class Sessions:
    TBA

    Ages: 6 months of age and older
    Class Size: up to 5 students
    Cost: $85.00*
    Class Length: 4 weeks

    Description: Looking for a fun class that can bring out the confidence in your dog? A class that will build them up mentally and help teach them nifty skills? Think your dog might like agility? Try the My K9 Can Class!
    In the 4-week My K9 Can class we’re bringing together a number of fun obstacles and skills that your dog can learn and perform with confidence. Tunnels, wobble boards, tiny teeters, elevated platforms, fit paw fun, and more! In this class we’ll introduce your dog to a variety of equipment and help them stay fit and active. Through our positive training method, they’ll learn skills that will take their confidence to the next level.

    My K9 Can – Open Gym

    Upcoming Session:
    Saturday  February 29, 11:00am - 1:00pm  Instructor:  Laura B.

    Ages: 6 months of age and older*
    Class Size: up to 8 participants
    Cost: $10.00

    Description: Open to anyone that has graduated from a MY K9 CAN class.  Participants come and play on a course set up in the new building. It will have a variety of obstacles and activities to engage your dog's mind and body.
    *Participants must be graduates of a 4 week My K9 Can Class or by instructor permission.

    Tricks for Treats

    Upcoming Class Sessions:
    TBA

    Ages: All Ages
    Class Size: up to 6 students
    Cost: $85.00*
    Class Length: 4 weeks

    Description: Dogs love to learn & dog owners love to show off their furry friend! Trick training is a fantastic way to interact with your dog. It helps build a strong bond between owner and handler as well as building a happy confident dog. Through consistency, timely feedback, positive reinforcement and repetition your dog will learn new tricks.
    Upcoming AKC Trick Dog Test Dates:
    TBA

    The AKC Trick Dog test is open to dogs not enrolled in the class for a $15 non-refundable test fee. For more information please contact us at trainer@AllAboutDogsLLC.com or call 440-708-1364.

    Learn to Rally

    Upcoming Class Sessions:
    Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:00pm Instructor:  Pamela G. NEW! Start Date: March 3
    Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:00pm Instructor:  Pamela G. Start Date: April 7

    Ages: all ages
    Class Size: up to 4 students
    Cost: $110.00*
    Class Length: 6 weeks
    Description: Rally is a fun obedience based activity. The person and dog team navigates through a numbered course of 10 to 20 signs. Each sign contains an activity that uses skills such as sit, down, stay, come and loose leash walking. In Rally-O team work and fun are strongly emphasized! In this Learn to Rally class you will learn the signs and behaviors while navigating numbered courses.

    Puppy Playtime Preschool

    Upcoming Class Sessions:
    Sundays 4:00 – 5:00pm
    March 1, March 15, March 29
    Instructor:  Pamela G.

    Ages: 2 - 6 months*
    Class Size: up to 10 participants
    Cost: $10.00 each individual session
    Description: Puppy Playtime Preschool is off leash play time specifically for puppies. You will learn about your puppy's play and communication style.  Periodic breaks in the play will be used to introduce impulse control. The session will be directed by a trainer but owners are responsible for monitoring their own dogs.
    *Or by instructor's permission based on age, size and temperament.


  • CGC Testing

    Upcoming CGC Test Dates:
    Monday,       March 2  Time:   5:15 – 6:15pm
    Wednesday, May 13    Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm
    Evaluator: Melinda
    Location: All About Dogs
    17078 Munn Rd, Chagrin Falls, OH
    Class Size: up to 6 students
    Cost: $15 non-refundable test fee

    The goal of most dog owners is to have a well mannered dog both at home and out in the community.

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    The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test is a nationally recognized test that helps owners and their dogs master the skills needed to meet that goal.  The test is open to dogs of all breeds and mixes.

    The 10 step test consists of the following exercises.

    1. Accepting a friendly stranger
    2. Sitting politely for petting
    3. Appearance and grooming
    4. Walking on a loose leash
    5. Walking through a crowd
    6. Sit and down on command and staying in place
    7. Coming when called
    8. Reaction to another dog
    9. Reacting (or not reacting) to a distraction
    10. Supervised separation.

     

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    TDI Testing

    Upcoming TDI Test Dates:
    Saturday, March 7, 11:00am – 1:00pm - FULL, WAIT LIST AVAILABLE
    Evaluator: Amanda H.
    Location: All About Dogs
    17078 Munn Rd, Chagrin Falls, OH
    Class Size: up to 10 students
    Cost: $20 non-refundable test fee – CASH ONLY

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    Therapy Dogs International (TDI) is a volunteer organization that tests and registers dogs and their handlers for the purpose of visiting hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other institutions where therapy dogs are needed.

    All dogs registered through TDI must be at least 1 year of age and tested for temperament and suitability by a Certified TDI Evaluator.

    Learn more at the Therapy Dogs International (TDI) website.

    TDI Testing Requirements

    A waiver stating that you are solely responsible for the actions of yourself and your dog(s) prior, during, and after the test while on the premises where the evaluation is being held must be signed prior to performing the test.

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