Dog Training Master List

Master List of Dog Training Classes

Introduction to Agility

Description: This class is ideal for dogs who have good basic training, but who have never before been in a group class setting (or if you just want to see if dog agility is something you and your dog will enjoy!). It’s a great opportunity to brush up on all the basic handling and behaviors that you and your dog will need in order to begin Agility Training. We’ll spend the first half learning a few focus exercises designed to help you work with your dog in a dynamic, social setting. In the second half you’ll get a great first taste of dog agility, learning a few of the basic obstacles. This class is not a requirement for Agility 1.

Prerequisites: All dogs must be nine months of age or older and able to be controlled on a leash.

Agility 1

Description: Designed for the dog with basic obedience training but no agility experience, you and your dog will learn the basics of obstacle management, development of control and confidence.

Prerequisites: All dogs must be nine months of age or older, be able to be controlled on a leash, and must know sit, down, and come.

Agility 2

Description: A continuation of Agility 1, this intermediate agility training series will help your dog develop more control and fluidity and begin to learn agility coursework and footwork. We’ll also troubleshoot some of the more pesky agility obstacles to develop speed.

Prerequisites: Agility 1 or consent of instructor.

Agility 3

Description: Advanced agility training emphasizes footwork and off-leash control to get you ready for agility competition. In this class, agility coursework and precision are emphasized.

Prerequisites: Agility 2 or consent of instructor.

Agility Training 4

Description: Advanced handling and coursework encompassing all obstacles. Speed, attention to detail, and smooth progression through transitions will be emphasized. You and your dog can take this class as often as you’d like, as each time we’ll have new drills, new goals, new courses.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Agility 3

Pup-lates®

Using equipment you’d find in a human gym, your dog will learn core control and develop athleticism, balance, and strength. Perfect for dogs recovering from injuries, senior dogs, or those dogs that could stand to lose a few pounds.

Prerequisites: Please talk with your veterinarian to make sure your dog is healthy enough to participate. All dogs must be able to be controlled on a leash.

Prerequisites: Please talk with your veterinarian to make sure your dog is healthy enough to participate. All dogs must be able to be controlled on a leash.

Agility League

Description: We’ve got trophies, we’ve got whistles, we’ve even got a referee shirt. Once you and your dog have completed agility training, you can team up with your classmates for some friendly competition in this weekly Agility League, designed to keep you and your dog in tip-top shape.

Prerequisites: Agility 2 or consent of instructor

Obedience 1

Description: This basic manners group class is designed to help you and your dog learn and practice basic obedience skills like sit, come, down, go to bed, and loose-leash walking. We’ll focus special attention on good manners like not jumping up.

Prerequisites: For dogs six months and up.

Obedience 2

Description: Advanced obedience skills including extra control around distractions and beginning off-leash work. Perfect for dogs that have some obedience work but need to brush up. A Canine Good Citizen test is given at the last meeting.

Prerequisites: Basic obedience skills including sit, stay, down, and heel. For dogs nine months and up.

Therapy Dog Training

Description: You’ve got the basics down. Now learn how to prepare for the Pet Partners temperament test for therapy dogs. This group class is designed to help you and your dog fine-tune your basic obedience skills by focusing special attention on good manners, control around distractions, introduction to hospital equipment, and therapy dog tricks.

Prerequisites: Canine Good Citizen test, equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Shy Dog

Description: Is your dog a wallflower? If your dog is nervous meeting new people or new dogs, we’ll show how to help your dog overcome his fear and anxiety in a controlled environment. Perfect for rescue dogs.

Prerequisites: None

Calm Down!

Description: Does your dog get rambunctious, excited and uncontrollable? This class teaches self-control techniques to calm your dog around distractions. Perfect for adolescent dogs. Please note: this is not a class for aggressive dogs.

Prerequisites: Basic Obedience

Come When Called

Description: Does your dog come when called? If not, this is the class for you. We’ll work on establishing a rock solid recall, getting your dog to turn on a dime when he hears his name. This obedience class is essential for the safety and well-being of your dog. Enrollment includes a whistle and a long line training leash.

Age requirements: Six months and up.

Prerequisites: Basic on-leash control of your dog.

Leash Walking

Description: Taking your dog for a walk should be a joy, not a hassle. Do you walk your dog, or does your dog walk you? If you’ve got a pup who pulls, balks, lunges, leaps, squirms, and every verb other than walk when on leash, this class is for you. We’ll work on heeling, leash control and response to distractions.

Age requirements: Six months and up.

Urban Herding

Description: Urban Herding (also known as Treibball) is the newest sport for the Zoom Room — think of it as herding without the sheep. Instead, dogs herd large exercise balls into a goal, using their noses to push the balls in the right direction. Any dog can do it and it’s tons of fun! We’ll teach the basics of Urban Herding including distance control commands to get you started in this fabulous new dog sport.

Prerequisites: Basic Obedience. Proof of current Rabies, Bordetella and DHPP vaccines is required.

Hollywood Dog

Description: Teach your dog to be a star! This class teaches advanced set work with an emphasis on distance control and hand signals. At the end of class, we will help your dog develop his or her “portfolio,” with photographs and a YouTube video. Your dog might be the next great Internet sensation!

Prerequisites: Basic obedience and control.

Tricks 1

Description: Every dog needs a few tricks, and some dogs need even more! This class covers the classic tricks like roll over, play dead, and sit up, but also covers more advanced behaviors. This class is great for teaching focus around other dogs.

Prerequisites: Basic obedience and control.

Tricks 2

Description: New! A continuation of Tricks 1, in this class you’ll learn how to string together basic behaviors that you learned in Tricks 1 to really impress your friends. A great class for the busy dog or the future therapy dog.

Prerequisites: Tricks 1 or equivalent

Scent Discrimination

Description: In this brand new class, you and your dog will learn fun scent discrimination games that you can play to engage your dog AND burn off some energy! We’ll teach your dog how to sniff out objects hidden around the house, like your cell phone. Perfect for dogs that are high-energy or home alone all day, we’ll get your dog thinking and using his sniffer.

Prerequisites: Basic control on leash

Puppy Preschool

Description: Someday they’ll grow up. Just not yet. In the meantime, you’ll learn how to address housebreaking, nipping, chewing, and jumping problems, all while commiserating with other hapless puppy owners. Includes an introduction to basic obedience, as well as socialization and group play time for the little ones.

Prerequisites: Vaccines commensurate with age.

Puppy Agility

Description: Puppy Agility is a special class for puppies ages two to eight months, designed to be easy on growing joints and bones. This class emphasizes confidence-building for your puppy, and builds upon the foundation of great communication learned in Puppy Preschool, while also whetting his appetite for Agility. You can attend Puppy Agility once, twice, or as often as you’d like!

Prerequisites: Vaccines commensurate with age

Puppy Obedience

Description: Get your puppy off to the right start with our puppy manners class. We introduce and focus on getting your pup’s attention, sit, down, stay, and polite greetings. We tackle common “problem” puppy behaviors like jumping, nipping, and mouthing, as well as begin teaching loose-leash walking and coming when called. Our puppy obedience class focuses on age-appropriate behaviors in a fun, relaxed environment, designed to introduce your puppy to basic skills that will set the foundation for later learning. We focus on a set of core skills that every puppy needs to be a happier, more well-behaved dog.

Prerequisites: Vaccines commensurate with age

Private Obedience Training

Description: Private one-on-one instruction covers basic obedience in and around the house, with on and off-leash control. You will learn how to effectively communicate with your dog and solve basic behavior problems like jumping, housebreaking, barking, and nipping. After on-leash skills are mastered, you will learn voice control over your dog from a distance, hand signals, and distraction control.

Prerequisites: Non-aggressive to humans.

Private Puppy Training

Description: Private one-on-one instruction covering basic obedience in and around the house, with on and off-leash control. You will learn how to effectively communicate with your puppy and problem-solve basic behavior problems like jumping, housebreaking, barking, and nipping. After on-leash skills are mastered, you will learn beginning voice control over your dog from a distance and learn how to deal with adolescent distractions.

Prerequisites: For puppies under the age of one year.

Private Agility Training

Description: Choose one-on-one agility training if you’re worried about your dog’s social skills in group agility classes, or if you’re hoping to enter your dog in national trials and need that extra push. Private Agility classes are also a great way to accommodate your busy schedule, as you can schedule your sessions whenever it’s most convenient for you. We also offer special pricing on a package of four half-hour sessions, which is the equivalent of taking a six-week group class.

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Private Training

Description: What do you want to learn? Our qualified trainers can help you in any of your training endeavors. Whether you’re interested in tricks, nosework, retrieving, competition, we’re ready to help you meet your goals!

Prerequisites: None.