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.


January
National Train your Dog Month

Although teaching your dog is a life-long process it’s great to start off the year on the right paw. 
We want to help you and your dog learn new skills, change undesired behaviors or just have fun.

To celebrate National Train Your Dog Month we have added themed weeks with special workshops.
Click here to go directly to our complete class schedule

Hope to see you soon!

Puppies – January 9th – 15th

This week is all about puppies! We will talk about puppy behaviors, care tips for your new puppy, obedience basics, puppy class and our one of a kind puppy preschool sessions!

Fitness – January 16th – 22nd

Much like people, dogs need regular exercise to feel their best. Get our best tips and tricks for keeping your dog in the best shape possible!

18th
Cost: $15
Fitness for all AgesImproving 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.
5:30-6:30pmInstructor: Pam
20th
Cost: $100
My K9 Can – 4 week classLooking 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.
12:00-1:00pmInstructor: Laura
21st
Cost: $15
Agility Fun (Tunnels, low jumps & a mini A-frame)Bring your dog for agility fun 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.
12:00-1:00pmInstructor: Laura
22nd
Cost: $15
Fitness for All AgesImproving 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.
3:00-4:00pmInstructor: Melinda

Obedience – January 23rd – 29th

Join us for a week of obedience! Not only does positive reinforcement training teach your dog good etiquette and manners, but it also helps create a bond between you and your dog! Let our trainers help you and your dog build a good foundation for the future!

23rd
Cost: $15
Capturing & ShapingEvery 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.
3:00-4:00pmInstructor: Pam
24th
Cost: $120
Let’s Get Started – Beginner Basics – 5 week classThis 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.
4:00-5:00pmInstructor: Melinda
25th
Cost $15
Obedience Brush UpDoes 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.
5:30-6:30pmInstructor: Pam
28th
Cost $15
Obedience Brush UpDoes 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.
12:00-1:00pmInstructor: Laura
29th
Cost $15
Capturing & ShapingEvery 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.
3:00-4:00pmInstructor: Melinda

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

Puppies:
Jan 16 Puppy Playtime Preschool 4:40-5:30pm
Jan 23 Puppy Playtime Preschool 4:40-5:30pm
Jan 30 Puppy Playtime Preschool 4:40-5:30pm
Feb 6 Puppy Playtime Preschool 4:40-5:30pm
Feb. 19 Puppy Kindergarten 4:15-5:15pm

Adult Obedience:
Jan 25 Obedience Brush Up 5:30-6:30pm
Jan 28 Obedience Brush Up 12:00-1:00pm
Feb 1 Let’s Get Started – Beginner Basics 5:30-6:30pm
Feb 1 Level 2 – Building on Basics 7:00-8:00pm
Feb 14 Level 3 – Advanced Learning 5:15-6:15pm
Feb 23 Level 2 – Building on Basics 11:30am-12:30pm

Specialty:
Feb 5 Reactive Rover 3:00-4:00pm

Confidence & Fun:
Jan 18 Fitness for All Ages 5:30-6:30pm
Jan 20 My K9 Can 12:00-1:00pm
Jan 21 Agility Fun 12:00-1:00pm
Jan 22 Fitness for All Ages 3:00-4:00pm
Jan 22 Four on the Floor 4:15-5:15pm
Jan 23 Capturing & Shaping 3:00-4:00pm
Jan 29 Capturing & Shaping 3:00-4:00pm

CGC Testing:
Jan 17 CGC Test 4:00 – 5:00pm
Feb 6 CGC Test 9:00 – 10:00am
Mar 21 CGC Test 11:30am-12:30pm

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 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**.
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
**$15 non-refundable test fee at time of test.

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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