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.
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 ‘Book’ then select the dog you want to enroll in the class.
Click ‘Start Booking’ button. Next select the Booking Category ‘Group Classes’ from the dropdown.
Once you enroll you will be directed to the shopping cart for payment.
Deadline for enrollment in our classes is the day prior to start date.
This will allow our trainers to properly prepare for class.
If you would like to enroll last minute you will need to contact the front desk at 440-708-1364 during store hours.
Group Class Schedule
- February 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
- March 9 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
- March 24 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 pm
- March 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- February 24 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
- February 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
- February 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
- February 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
- March 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
- March 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
- March 18 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
- March 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
- March 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
CGC & TDI Tests
- March 10 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
- March 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- May 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
- April 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
- February 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
- March 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- February 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
- March 23 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
- March 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Confidence & Fun
- March 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
- February 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- March 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- March 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- March 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- March 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- March 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
- March 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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**.
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.
All About Dogs offers their facility as a testing site for TDI. Scheduling of TDI tests is determined by the TDI evaluator. Click here for the upcoming TDI tests at our facility. For additional test locations and TDI information please go to the TDI website.
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.
Take It Outside – This workshop is an instructor led walk at a local park. We will work on basic manners and trail etiquette. One dog per handler. Before registering please be sure to investigate the park and trails to be sure it matches the ability of you and your dog. Weather Permitting.
Prerequisite: Good foundation of basic skills such as walking on a leash, sit and leave it.
Confidence & Fun – All ages welcome unless otherwise specified.
Agility Fun for Beginners (Ages 4 months and up) – In this class we’ll cover the basics of getting involved into agility and teach you exercises to do with your dog to get them started into the sport of agility. The first classes in this series will focus on gearing your dog up to wanting to work with you and learning what agility entails. We will teach you how to safely perform low jumps, tunnels, and some contact equipment. It is recommended that your dog have previous basic obedience practice with a good STAY and RECALL a must. This class is not recommended for reactive dogs as dogs will be working off leash during some portions of this class.
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.
Fun with Fitness – This fun and positive approach to fitness will make exercising fun for your dog! We will introduce exercises that can help your dog both mentally and physically and will focus on confidence, body awareness, core strength, range of motion and flexibility.
As with any exercise program it can take time to see results. Individual dogs that lack confidence may need extra patience when being introduced to new props and surfaces.
My K9 Can (Ages: 5 months and up) – 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! Through positive training, they will learn confidence building skills.