Group dog training classes can help you and your dog get off on the right foot. We offer a variety of classes from basic obedience for new dogs and puppies to specialty classes that focus on a specific behavior or challenge. A dog that is fun loving and confident is important piece of being well rounded and healthy so we have fun and confidence classes too!

A group class provides an opportunity to introduce your dog to a new environment to help them learn the skills needed both at home and in the community.

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 in the All About Dogs training building unless otherwise noted.

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Our Training Philosophy
At All About Dogs our training philosophy is 100% positive reinforcement based. We believe that dogs learn their best by being rewarded for doing well! With positive reinforcement-based training, we teach a dog to repeat a desired behavior when it’s followed by a reward. Undesirable behaviors do not get a reward or acknowledgement. Our trainers DO NOT use harsh reprimands or physical punishments. When we focus on rewarding desired behaviors it helps our dog learn what to do. It allows owners to be proactive vs reactive which sets the dog up for success, builds a strong relationship and desire to learn. Our trainers use operant conditioning and shaping using clicker-based training methods. Prong collars, choke chains, and e-collars (also known as shock collars) are not permitted.

Join Our Group Classes!

Click on the ‘Enroll Now!’ button to go to the Client Portal login screen. 
Once in your portal Click on ‘My Reservations’ then ‘ Request Services’ to select the class. 
Once you enroll you will be directed to the shopping cart for payment. 


Group Class Schedule

Puppy

Adult

We have updated the curriculum for all adult classes to 6 weeks starting in June. Registration and enrollment for these new classes is now available. Please contact our store if you have any questions. Thank you!

Specialty

Confidence & Fun

CGC Test

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Health Requirements for services provided in our facility.
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.

Group Class Descriptions

Puppy Classes Ages 2-6 months

Puppy Playtime Preschool is socialization time specifically for puppies. There will be many props and interesting activities for your puppy to explore.  Off-leash interactions will depend on the comfort level of the individual puppies participating. 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.

Puppy Kindergarten 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.

Adult Classes – All Ages Welcome

Let’s Get Started – Beginner Basics 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 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 allows you and your dog to continue to build on everyday 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 five weeks your dog will be eligible to test for and register with the AKC for the Canine Good Citizen certificate**.
All About Dogs offers their facility as a testing site for TDI. Scheduling of TDI tests is determined by the TDI evaluator. *** The TDI Organization has reinstated testing and therapy visits with restrictions. We do not have any tests on the schedule at this time.  Please go to the TDI website for more information.*
Prerequisite: Level 2 – Building on Basics or Instructor’s Permission
Participation in the CGC Test is included in the cost of your class.  If you would like to take the CGC Test without enrolling in the Advanced Learning class, please refer to our schedule to find a date / time convenient for you and register with the form contained on the CGC Test event page.

Obedience Brush Up Workshop – Does your dog have a good foundation of sit and down but struggle with attention, leash walking, leave it and stay?  This is a great opportunity for you and your dog to practice these skills in a fun group class environment.  *This class is not recommended for dogs that have anxiety or are reactive toward unfamiliar dogs or people.

Specialty – All Ages Welcome

Come When Called 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 – 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 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.

Reactive Rover – 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.

Confidence & Fun – All ages welcome unless otherwise specified

Agility Fun (Tunnels, low jumps & mini A-frame) – Bring your dog for agility fun workshop on our mini course of low jumps, tunnels and a mini a-frame! Perfect for budding agility dogs with some experience under their belt.
Prerequisite: Prior agility/ My K9 Can experience.

Capturing & Shaping Workshop – Every moment you spend with your dog is a learning opportunity. Recognizing and rewarding desired behaviors using capturing and shaping can enhance learning.  Incorporating these skills into your day to day activities and for teaching new behaviors and skills will help set your dog up for success and create a strong bond and a love of learning.

Enrichment Fun & Nose Games Workshop – Does your dog have a ton of energy? Is your dog shy, have physical limitations or just getting older? Adding mental & physical stimulation into your dog’s life can increase confidence and reduce boredom. It’s also a really great way to have fun with your dog! Participation can be with or without your dog depending on your dog’s comfort level in a group class environment.  This session is held on leash, owners are responsible for monitoring their own dogs. A trainer will be present to monitor and answer any questions.

Fitness for All Ages Workshop – Improving your dog’s fitness can help reduce injuries and improve their quality of life. Learn a few simple and fun exercises that you can do at home or on your walks. These exercises increase strength, balance and coordination, which can keep your dog active and playful into their golden years.


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