Our group classes are designed to help you learn better behavior management for your dog, manners and socialization, as well as a solid foundation in obedience. We also work with you towards having great engagement with your dog.
We hold classes in the East Valley near the Loop 202 & Scottsdale Rd., in the Central Phoenix area near Central & Indian School Rd, and the West Valley near 59th Ave & Northern Ave. Our group obedience classes meet for an hour, once a week for 6 weeks.
All group training classes come with weekly emailed homework notes and video chat, telephone, or email support if you have any questions between classes. We keep class sizes small so everyone gets individual attention and instruction. If life gets in the way and you need to miss a class, make-up classes can be purchased at an additional cost by appointment only.
We offer military, first responder and K-12 educator discounts.
CLASS RULES & REQUIREMENTS
Please provide proof of vaccinations the week before class starts. Please also bring the following items to your first class: a few different high value treats, a flat collar or harness, and a 4-6 ft. leather, biothane or nylon leash. No prongs, choke chains, e-collars or retractable leashes, please.
The entire family is welcome to participate in the group classes, but we ask that there is an additional supervisor for any younger children that will not be assisting in training your dog.
We ask that you please be respectful of other people's space. We want our group classes to be a safe place for our clients and their dogs. Please do not allow your dog to greet the other dogs in class - we will go over the safety rules during the first class.
WEE BEAST / AKC S.T.A.R. PUPPY
In this 6 week course we will teach proper socialization, housebreaking, puppy mouthing, how to better understand dog behavior, & learning how to set up your pup for success. We will cover some basic foundation behaviors like come when called, sit, down, name recognition and the beginnings of self-control. The bond & skills we help you build will last you & your pup a lifetime.
Prerequisite: Puppies should be between the ages of 16 weeks and 5 months when class starts and should be current on their core vaccines.
You and your dog will begin learning important basic skills & develop everyday manners, including how to focus on you around distractions. Sit, down, stay/wait, come, polite greetings, walking on a loose leash, and more will be worked on during this 6 week course. Students may take the AKC S.T.A.R. test (up to a year of age) and/or the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.
Dogs must be at least 5 months of age at start of class.
This 6 week course covers everything in the Junior Beast (pre-req) as well as focuses on keeping a tight heel, footwork, change of pace & turns as well as adding distance, distraction & duration to all cues. There is more movement, fun & games in this class, which keeps you & your dog on your toes. We also offer the AKC Community Canine test to interested students.
Dog must be at least 8 months of age at start of class.
This is our most advanced course that covers everything learned in Big Beast (pre-req). We practice "dropped" leash heeling, out-of-sight stays, sit & down on recall, back-up, heavy distractions with longer duration - all while out in the real world! We will meet at dog friendly establishments to solidify your dog's training for this 6 week course. This is an excellent class to take if you are considering taking the AKC Urban CGC.
Dog must be at least 1 year of age at start of class.
AKC CGC PREP
In this 5-week course, you'll hone your dog’s skills for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. Exercises include supervised separation, 20’ sit and down stays, loose leash walking with distractions, & more! Dogs must know sit & down on cue with 30+ seconds duration, loose leash walking, and name recognition at time of registration. Please contact us to get more info. Prerequisite: Puppies should be at least 5 months old when class starts and should be current on their core vaccines.
This is a fun 4-week course to help build a deeper bond between you & your dog. Trick training helps shy & timid dogs gain confidence, & helps energetic dogs have an outlet! It is also a great resource for mental & physical stimulation for those times when we can't be as active outside as we'd like. Dogs should be at least 5 months old at start of class.
This 1 hour drop in class is a great way for your shy or fearful dog to begin to gain confidence by being around other dogs who are not overwhelming or rough "in-your-face" dogs. We will discuss ways to help your dog relax while in the presence of other dogs. This class is for shy, non-reactive, non-aggressive dogs who are working on building their confidence in different social settings. Dogs must have no history of aggressive or reactive behavior towards other dogs or people. Dogs should be at least 5 months of age and current on all vaccines.
This 6-week course is a great way for your shy or fearful dog to gain confidence by being around other dogs who are not overwhelming or rough "in-your-face" dogs. We will practice ways to help your dog relax while in the presence of other dogs. This class is for shy, timid, fearful, or non-reactive dogs who aren't aggressive. Best for dogs who are working on building their confidence in different social settings. Dogs must have no history of aggressive or reactive behavior towards other dogs or people. If your dog lunges, barks, growls, or otherwise acts aggressively due to fear, please contact us first.
This 6-week course is a great way for your reactive dog to gain confidence around other dogs at a distance. We will teach you how to help your dog relax around other dogs, how to positively associate the presence of other dogs and how to properly introduce a muzzle. This class is for dog-reactive dogs who are working on building their confidence and manners around other dogs at a distance. Dogs must be current on vaccinations. Humans only at the first class.
CLASS CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
If you wish to drop out of class, we will refund you the full amount if you inform us two weeks prior to the start of class. If you wish to drop out of class and you inform us one week prior to the start of class, we will refund you 50%.
There are no refunds if you drop out of class with less than one weeks notice or after class has started.
If we have to cancel class for any reason, we will schedule a make up class. We will make every effort to stay with the original class schedule.