Beginner Training

6 weeks * Class sessions: 50 minutes * Class Fee: $150 (for entire course)

Beginner training is aimed at training you to train your dog. Emphasis is on the training needed to make the dog a good companion: walk on a loose leash, sit, stand, down, stay and come when called. This class is for dogs 6 months of age and older.

You must pass Beginners in order to advance to CGC, Intermediate, Agility Foundations or other classes. The test includes a 30 second sit/stay (on leash), a 30 second down/stay (on leash), and controlled walking on a LOOSE leash. The dog must not show aggression towards other dogs or towards people.

NEW! To register, find and click on a class in the below schedule that works for you and follow the prompts (all registrations are now online, instead of emailing). If you took classes in the August session, you have an account already created and just need to reset your password to access. Please read all registration information.

The above is a scrollable list – there are multiple times offered for the beginner classes.

All classes currently scheduled: If no classes show up, that means no classes are currently open for registration.

For the first session
– Please arrive 15 minutes early
– Bring your dog on a leash and buckle collar, slip, or prong collar (no retractable ‘flexi’ leads or chain leads; any collar, with exception of e-collar, is allowed)
– Bring soft treats (more than you think you’ll need!)
– Bring copies of current vaccinations and rabies certificate (if you haven’t emailed)

Next Classes. We do not do waiting lists; when there is an available class, the registration link for it will be open. The October classes will be the last round of classes for 2023. Our January 2024 schedule will be posted once available, sometime in December. We typically have a new session of all classes start about every 8 weeks, with the registration open a month in advance.

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