Group Classes

Our certified trainers use modern training techniques to help you and your dog build a bond based on trust and respect.

Small Group Classes (6 dogs)

  • Increases one-on-one attention
  • Accelerates learning
  • Provides a quieter training environment
  • Maximizes training space and physical distancing

 

Karen Pryor Academy Certified Trainers

  • Make training fun for you and your dog
  • Use positive force-free methods
  • Help you set weekly training goals so you and your dog learn faster
  • Are dedicated to continuing education

Puppy Classes

PUP1 – Puppy and Me

We help lead you through the steps to provide your puppy with the life skills they need to grow into a good citizen. We teach you how to communicate effectively with your pup and make good behavior fun!

Potty training, polite manners and socialization are the focus for this 4 week course. 

Puppies – 8 to 13 Weeks

  • Puppies must be 13 weeks or younger at the start of class
  • 4 sessions, 50 minutes per session
  • Cost: $160
Class Schedule

PUP2 – Growing Pains

“Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.” What happened to my puppy?  This course is a MUST for all puppy parents going through growing pains of teenage puppyhood.  Learning to walk calmly on leash, impulse control and polite greetings are just some of the things we focus on in this 6 week course. We teach you how to get your pup focused on you and learning a calm way to behave. 

The first class in this course is a fun, one hour orientation for pet parents only.

Puppies – 16 Weeks to 6 Months

  • 6 sessions, 50 minutes per session
  • First class is for pet parents only.
  • Cost: $215
  • In-facility and online group classes available!
Class Schedule

PUP3 – See Spot Train

Not a puppy but not yet an adult dog…this course is designed specifically with your teenage dogs in mind and continues to build on the behaviors you learned in Growing Pains. Advanced leash walking, paying attention around distractions, and keeping all paws on the floor despite excited guests are just some of the behaviors we fine tune as your pup turns into an adult dog.  

Puppies – PUP2 Graduates Only

  • Pre-Requisite: PUP2 Growing Pains
  • If your pup is 6 months or older and you have not completed any classes with us, start with DOG101
  • 6 sessions, 50 minutes per session
  • Cost: $215
Class Schedule

Good Manners Dog Classes

DOG101 – Good Manners I

Our Good Dog Manners series is offered in 3 separate 6-week group classes so you and your dog can progress at your own pace.

In this first group class series learn how and why to use a marker, how to build attention, stay, leash walking, come, polite greetings, and how to prevent problem behavior. The first class is a fun and informative orientation for pet parents only. 

Dogs age 6 months and older*

  • 6 sessions, 50 minutes per session
  • First-class is for pet parents only
  • Cost: $215
Class Schedule

*If you have ever worried that your dog is fearful or aggressive or just think you and your dog would enjoy a quieter learning environment private lessons or our online Behave101 class would be the best place to start.


DOG201 – Good Manners II

Designed to round out your dog’s training skills, DOG201 continues to build on the behaviors learned in DOG101 plus leave it, nose targeting, attention around distractions, reliable cues, and body handling for calm veterinary visits and grooming.

Dogs age 6 months and older

  • Pre-Requisite: DOG101 or See Spot Train
  • 6 sessions, 50 minutes per session
  • Cost: $215
Class Schedule

DOG301 – Good Manners III

Upon completion of DOG301 and our Good Manners Group Class series you and your dog will have a strong training foundation for a life full of fun! You and your dog will enjoy training together, know how to build fast, reliable cues, use a marker signal, stay, come, leash walking, nose targeting, understand dog body language, know what your dog loves and how to use a variety of reinforcers including play and food, and so much more.

Once dogs’ graduate from DOG301 you can move onto our Advanced Dog Classes, join our weekly dog walks, or move onto Therapy Training.

 

Dogs age 6 months and older

  • Pre-Requisite: DOG101 & 201
  • 6 sessions, 50 minutes per session
  • Cost: $215
Class Schedule

Advanced Dog Classes

DOG401 – Training Games

This class will use fun games to strengthen leash walking, stay, recall around distractions, polite greetings, leave it (there may be hamburgers involved), and more. Have fun with your dog and listen to music, while developing reliable, strong behaviors in real world situations. Skills learned in this class are fundamental building blocks for those interested in pursuing additional paths such as testing for Canine Good Citizen, preparing for Therapy work with their dogs, and is a recommended pre-requisit for our DOG401 Advanced Manners.

Dogs age 1 year and older

  • Pre-Requisite: DOG301
    * Dog should be able to work around other dogs without the use of visual barriers
    * Dog should be able to walk on a loose leash for 10-20 steps
    * Dog should know sit and down and be able to hold for 5 seconds or more
  • 6 sessions, 50 minutes per session
  • Cost: $215
Class Schedule

DOG401 – Advanced Manners

This 6 week advanced level course focuses on building reliable leash walking, polite greetings, relaxation (while the pet parent is working with or talking to another person), recall, and general good public behavior using training games and Canine Good Citizen preparatory exercises.

Dogs age 1 year and older

  • Pre-Requisite: DOG301
    * Dog should be able to work around other dogs without the use of visual barriers
    * Dog should be able to walk nicely on leash (not perfect, but have good skills in place)
    * Dog has reliable Sit, Down and/or Stand behaviors
    * Dog can tether while their guardian steps away
  • 6 sessions, 50 minutes per session
  • Cost: $215
Class Schedule

Behave101

Behave101

Any dog can take this 6-week online course!  Our clients have LOVED this class so much we decided to make it permanent. Train where you need it most, in your own home. This class is a great first step to in-facility classes or private lessons for dogs and pet parents who need a quieter environment to start their training journey.

Whether you have stopped walking your dog for fear of what he will do on leash, your dog is too scared to leave the house, or you just want to stop your dog from barking at other people, bikes, or dogs on leash, this class is the first step towards a well behaved dog.

Join our behavior team for 6 weeks of learning to find out why your dog is reactive or fearful. Learn safe leash handling skills, how to build a better relationship and confidence with your dog, relaxation techniques, stay, leash walking, recall and more!

Details

  • Online Group Class
  • 6 sessions, 50 minutes per session
  • Cost: $185
Class Schedule

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