As our group training classes resume we will implement the following restrictions: class sizes will not exceed 6 students per session, with only 1 handler allowed per dog. Handlers are required to maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet apart from each other. We require all handlers to wear masks.

Please be aware that our training facility does not have running water.
Hand sanitizer will be available to all customers.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
We look forward to working with you and your dog.

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Puppies

Puppy Playtime Preschool

Upcoming Class Sessions:
Saturdays 3:00 – 4:00pm          Individual Dates:   9/26
Sundays 11:30am – 12:30pm    Individual Dates:  9/20, 9/27

Monitor:  Pamela G.
Ages: 2 – 6 months*
Class Size: up to 10 participants
Cost: $10.10 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.

Puppy Kindergarten

Upcoming Class Sessions:
Thursdays       6:00 – 7:00pm   Instructor:  Laura B.      Start Date: September 24 – FULL
Wednesdays 12:00 – 1:00pm   Instructor:  Melinda K.   Start Date: October 21 (NO CLASS 11/25)

Ages: 2-6 months*
Class Size: up to 6 students
Cost: $121.20**
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.

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Adults

Let’s Get Started – Beginner Basics

Upcoming Class Sessions:
Mondays         5:15 – 6:15pm   Instructor:  Melinda K.   Start Date: October 5 (NO CLASS 11/2)

Ages: All Ages
Class Size: up to 6 students
Cost: $111.10
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:
Mondays        2:00 – 3:00pm   Instructor:  Melinda K.   Start Date: October 12 (NO CLASS 11/2)
Sundays        3:45 – 4:45pm    Instructor:  Melinda K.   Start Date: October 18 (NO CLASS 11/1)
Mondays        5:15 – 6:15pm   Instructor:  Melinda K.   Start Date: November 30 (NO CLASS 12/28)
Wednesdays 12:00 – 1:00pm  Instructor:  Melinda K.   Start Date: December 16 (NO CLASS 12/30)

Ages: All Ages
Class Size: up to 6 students
Cost: $111.10*
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        2:00 – 3:00pm   Instructor:  Melinda K.   Start Date: December 7 (NO CLASS 12/28)

Ages: All Ages
Class Size: up to 6 students
Cost: $111.10
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**.
All About Dogs offers their facility as a testing site for TDI. Scheduling of TDI tests is determined by the TDI  evaluator Please refer to the TDI information below for test dates.
Prerequisite: Level 2 – Building on Basics or Instructor’€™s Permission
**$15 non-refundable test fee at time of test.

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Seniors

 

Elite Senior K9

Upcoming Class Sessions:
Sundays  3:45 – 4:45pm   Instructor:  Melinda K.   Start Date: December 6 (NO CLASS 12/27)
Mondays  4:00 – 5:00pm   Instructor:  Melinda K.   Start Date: December 21 (NO CLASS 12/28)

Ages: Size/Breed Dependent: LG/X-LG 5yrs+, MED 7yrs+, SM/TOY 10yrs+
Class Size: up to 6 students
Cost: $85.85
Class Length: 4 weeks

Description: Old dogs can’t learn new tricks? Surprise they truly can! This class will help you learn how to teach your dog as a senior to still be obedient and to feel comfortable in their golden years! Did you indulge in adopting a precious senior and need some guidance? With this wonderful class your senior pup can learn to adapt and live out his or her golden years with peace and comfort. Seniors are so precious!

Senior Fitness Class

Upcoming Class Sessions:
TBA

Ages: 8+
Class Size: up to 3 students
Cost: $70.70
Class Length: 3 weeks

Description: As we age, we slow down and this is no different for our dogs. Maybe it’s that your dog no longer runs as far or as long in the park, or is not as comfortable jumping up on the bed or into the car. When our dogs lose the ability to function as well as they used to, it’s difficult to know what to do. Studies show exercise prolongs life, as does weight management, and that using and exercising the brain holds off mental deterioration. This class will focus on simple low impact strengthening exercises, stretching/massaging and mental tasks, all to help regain muscle mass and confidence.  At the end of this class, you will have the knowledge to continue these exercises at home, helping them become stronger and more confident in daily activities.  The most important thing is that you and your dog enjoy these exercises and be safe doing them.

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Specialty

Clicks, Tricks & Focus

Upcoming Class Sessions:
TBA

Ages: 6 months & up
Class Size: up to 6 students
Cost: $85.85
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:
TBA

Ages: All Ages
Class Size: up to 6 students
Cost: $70.70
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:
Mondays   4:00 – 5:00pm   Instructor:  Melinda K.   Start Date: November 9 (NO CLASS 11/23)

Ages: all ages
Class Size: up to 6 students
Cost: $85.85
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:
TBA

Ages: 6 months and older
Class Size: up to 6 students
Cost: $85.85
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: $85.85
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: December 6 (NO CLASS 12/27)

Ages: all ages
Class Size: up to 4 students
Cost: $111.10
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.

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Confidence & Fun

Agility Foundations

Upcoming Class Sessions:
Saturdays  10:30am – 11:30pm Instructor:  Lotta S.  Start Date: November 7

Ages: 6 months of age and older
Class Size: up to 6 students
Cost: $121.20
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: $85.85
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:
TBA

Ages: 6 months of age and older*
Class Size: up to 8 participants
Cost: $10.10

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: $85.85
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.    Start Date: September 8

Ages: all ages
Class Size: up to 4 students
Cost: $111.10*
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.
* Basic knowledge of sit, down,stay and walking on a loose leash required.

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CGC & TDI Testing

CGC Testing

Upcoming CGC Test Dates:
Monday,    Sept 28   Time: 5:15 – 6:15pm
Wednesday, Oct 7    Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm
Friday, Oct 30           Time: 7:30 – 8:15pm
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.

Learn More About CGC Testing

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.

TDI Testing

Upcoming TDI Test Dates:
*** The TDI Organization has suspended all testing and therapy visits until further notice. ***
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
All About Dogs offers their facility as a testing site for TDI. Scheduling of the tests is determined by the evaluator.

Learn More About TDI Testing

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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