For schedule and to register please click here. Group Dog classes are a series of lessons where you learn with your dog in class then take the dog home and practice the lessons there with your dog. We offer a variety of choices from puppy socializing classes and basic on to more advanced dog training. We also offer specialty and fun training classes like Tricks, Agility and Reactive Dog classes. They are less expensive than individual training, but also require the biggest commitment on your part to make the training effective.
Puppy 101 and Puppy 201
Because puppy socialization is so important, you can start our classes at any time. We have a rotating curriculum that covers socialization to different types of environments and the training that fits with them. Many of the sessions conclude with a period of playtime so the dogs and owners can learn about proper play and the dog’s body language.
|Puppy 101 Themes
||Puppy 201 Themes
|Training Day 1||Training Day 2|
|Household Behavior||Outing Day|
|New Puppy Day||Confidence Course|
|Vet Day||Café Day|
Life Skills and Manners Class for Dogs
If you have a dog over 5 months and you want to teach it social skills and some better manners this is a perfect beginners class. This class is for people with dogs who want to get a foundation and a head start on their dog’s behavior. It is also revolving enrollment so you can join in any time. Each lesson is self-contained and addresses different aspects of the dog’s real life behavior.
These classes are designed to give a foundation of basic training and basic manners in and out of the house. Each class has a different theme. We set up a different real life scenario and then go through the exercises that will teach you and your dog how to behave in each. The themes are:
- Café Day – This class is to train to behave in public, on the street and sidewalks. We pretend we are going to the sidewalk café and behave with lots of people around that want to meet and greet your dog.
- Veterinary, Health and Grooming Day – We show you how to handle emergencies and take you through a grooming and mock examination. We cover some grooming to help you avoid unneeded costs and vet bills too.
- Outing Day – Taught in the real world, we cover car and street safety and training on the town. We teach some emergency measures in case your dog gets away, and how to handle the dog park.
- Training Day – We focus on teaching the dog how to pay attention, listen and follow commands. We cover some basic commands and how to teach and when to use them.
- Household Behavior Day – This class is to cover all about problems that occur at home including guests and workmen in the house. We also address common problems like jumping, barking and housebreaking in addition to taking time for individual questions.
- Confidence Course Day – This is a fun class where we teach the dogs different surfaces and obstacles. We build their confidence and teach stairs and even include a few agility obstacles.
Puppy Play Party
This class is a fun and less structured get-together for puppies in a safe and sanitary environment. We will supervise and show you how to socialize your puppy with different stimuli as well as other people and puppies. We will have fun playing games, doing activities, and give you plenty of Q&A time.
Training 101 C.L.A.S.S. – Bachelor’s Level
Prerequisite: Life Skills and Manners class. This is the first of a series of three classes designed to promote reward based training, enhance dog and owner bond, encourage ongoing training, and educate about dog behavior, all while learning obedience and teaching your dog good manners. The training covers wait at boundaries, come when called, loose leash walking, wait for food bowl, meet and greets, leave it, stay, settle, and give and take. The group class is taught with the goal of the dogs testing for their bachelor degree with the APDT, visit www.mydoghasclass.com for more details.
Training 201 C.L.A.S.S. – Master’s Level
Prerequisite: Training 101. This is the second of a series of three classes designed to promote reward based training, enhance dog and owner bond, encourage ongoing training, and educate about dog behavior, all while learning obedience and teaching your dog good manners. The training covers skills from Training 101 with a higher level of difficulty and introduces the following new commands wait in the car, pass by other dogs, sit, down, stand, and stay. The group class is taught with the goal of the dogs testing for their master degree with the APDT, visit www.mydoghasclass.com for more details.
Training 301 C.L.A.S.S. – Ph.D’s Level
Prerequisite: Training 201. This is the third of a series of three classes designed to promote reward based training, enhance dog and owner bond, encourage ongoing training, and educate about dog behavior, all while learning obedience and teaching your dog good manners. The training covers skills from Training 201 with a higher level of difficulty and introduces the following new commands back up, attention table manners, and testing the command sit. The group class is taught with the goal of the dogs testing for their master degree with the APDT, visit www.mydoghasclass.com for more details.
Canine Nose Work
Nose Work is where your dog really gets a chance to use its best skill. Since their sense of smell is really their biggest talent this class gives them a chance to use it. The beginner class teaches your dog to find food that is hidden using their nose. What’s more is it gives you and your dog an intellectual and physical training exercise. You can actually practice right at home and you don’t need to worry about buying a bunch of fancy equipment. We teach all levels of classes from the intro to advanced where students progress on to searching for odors hidden inside, outside, and on cars! Our curriculum is sanctioned by the NACSW. For more info on the fun new dog sport Canine Nose Work take a look here.
Positive Training for Adoptable Dogs
This class is designed to teach animal rescue/shelter volunteers, foster parents and dog lovers how to get the best behavior out of rescue dogs to make them easier to place and more likely to stay in their homes. With a desperate need to bring Los Angeles as close as possible to a no-kill city, this class is designed to provide tips and techniques to get dogs into forever homes.