Dog and Puppy Group Classes
I offer classes for puppies and dogs of all ages: Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Manners, Advanced Manners, and pay-as-you go Around Town Training Walks.
Puppy Kindergarten (8 weeks to 6 months)
If you have a puppy, you need Puppy Kindergarten! Early puppy socialization helps prevent behavior problems later on. Each class includes supervised off-leash play, basic manners training, and socialization.
Basic Manners for All Dogs **New Combined Class**
Whether you have a rowdy adolescent pup or an older dog, this class is for you. We'll cover basic manners, leash walking, dog body language, and more. You'll get a dog with polite manners, and your dog will get the training they need. For dogs 6 mos. and older.
Beyond Basics: Advanced Dog Manners **New Class**
Ready to take your training to the next level? In this class you'll build on your basic skills and practice with real-life scenarios, learn how to pass dogs and other distractions, and start some off-leash training. Dogs must have completed a basic manners class within the last two years. Dogs must know sit, down, stay, and have basic leash manners. For dogs 6 mos. and older.
Around Town - Pay-As-You-Go Training Class
Work on your dog's manners in the "real world." This is a pay-as-you-go group class that meets at different locations outdoors, including parks and urban settings. This is an opportunity to practice with more distractions, fine-tune your dog's behaviors, and work on advanced skills. Classes will be offered periodically each month. Dogs must be at least 6 months of age and have had basic training. If you’re unsure if you should enroll, contact me.
Puppy, basic manners, and advanced manners classes are held at the Hefner Community Center, 42 Oswego Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912.