Group Classes

Which service is best for you?

Our progressive Group Classes give you the socialization and distractions that your dog needs to reliably listen to you, come when called, walk nicely on the leash, etc.

Our Private Lessons at your home are beneficial for immediate results or behavior issues that cannot be addressed in a classroom environment.

Our K9 Training School, where we train your dog in our own homes, this gives you the relief you need, and save you time and frustration.

Group Classes

We Are a ‘Class’ Above All Others: Effective, Real-Life Classes for Better Results

The benefits you will enjoy:

  • A calm dog
  • A dog who listens
  • A happy, relaxed dog

Why we are the premier classes in the Triangle area:

  • Specializing in Manners
  • Real-life training
  • Behavior techniques your dog understands
  • Better communication for a happy, enjoyable dog
  • Life-long training and behavior tools
  • Certified trainers with years of actual, hands-on experience
  • No shock/static collars used—no pain needed for results

We give you life-long dog training and behavior tools and principles that you will use on a daily basis for the remainder of your dog’s life and any other dog thereafter. By using techniques that dogs understand and thus meeting them halfway, you can enjoy better and quicker results.

We offer Home Manners, Community Manners, Rowdy Rovers classes, and Pet Therapy classes.


Puppy Classes

(3 mos—for younger pups, consider a Private Lesson to get going on the right paw!)

Our puppy class will help you create a positive connection with your puppy from the beginning and will enable you to establish a great relationship for the future as well as improve socialization. Puppy growth comes through a combination of the puppy’s natural instincts, consistency in communication between both of you, understanding and patience, love and FUN!

We will cover puppy behavior issues and questions such as, housetraining, nipping, socialization skills, proper handling of your puppy, introductions to new people/dogs as well as kids, how to handle those scary noises, and toys that are safe for your puppy.

Only $85, for a total of 4 weeks for 45 min to 1 hr/week! If you miss a week for travel or work, don’t worry, just come the next week.

Register now to save your spot and enjoy your journey through puppyhood!

Location Primary Day Dates for 2018 Time
Raleigh Community Animal Hospital, Raleigh  Every Saturday  Jan 6 – Dec 29  3:00 pm

 

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Home Manners Classes

(4 mos and above—for younger pups, consider a Private Lesson or our Puppy Class to get going on the right paw!)

With our Home Manners class curriculum along with you practicing only a few minutes per day, you will see dramatic changes in your dog’s behavior at your house and in your neighborhood. Included in your class is our seminar, ‘How to Have a Well-Mannered Dog’. You will also have access to behavior/training handouts as a reference.

You will learn skills that will allow you to communicate easily with your dog in a way they understand so you can enjoy quicker results.

Our classes cover:

  • Listening to you
  • Self-control for out-of-control behaviors such as barking and jumping
  • Walking without pulling your arm socket out
  • Sit/Stay
  • Down/Stay
  • Wait outside the kitchen while you cook/eat or any room as needed
  • Door Manners
  • Off/Leave It
  • Settle Down
  • Come today, not tomorrow 🙂

Our Home Manners class allows you to work at your own pace each week for 30 minutes to 1 hour on an average of 8 to 10 weeks. You have 12 weeks to complete the training in case you need to miss a week for work or travel. Pick your main training day, (Monday or Saturday) and start as early as this week!

You will move through the classes at a pace that is best for you and your dog. Each week, your trainer will let you know which session to come back to the following week. This flexible format also maximizes socialization and distractions so your dog will learn to focus and listen.

Only $179, for an average of 8 to 10 weeks of classes for up to 1 hour a week!  12 weeks to complete the training, you won’t miss a thing! And you can start now!

Schedule of days/times of class: (Please choose a Saturday or Monday as your main training day)

Saturday:

  • Leash Walking: Saturday at 12:00-1:00 pm  (average 2 classes)
  • Sit: Saturday at 1:00 pm (Average 2 classes)
  • Wait: Saturday at 1:30 pm (Average 2 class)
  • Off: Saturday at 2:00 pm (Average 2 classes)
  • Down: Saturday at 2:30 pm (Average 1 class)
  • Come: Saturday at 1:30-2:30 pm (Average 1 class)

Monday:

  • Leash Walking: Monday at 6:30-7:30 pm (average 2 classes)
  • Sit: Monday at 6:30 pm (Average 2 classes)
  • Wait: Monday at 7:00 pm (Average 2 class)
  • Off: Monday at 7:30 pm (Average 2 class)
  • Down: Monday at 8:00 pm (Average 1 class)
  • Come: Monday at 7:30-8:30 pm (Average 1 classes)

Register now to save your spot and enjoy a calm, happy dog who listens!

Location Primary Day Dates for 2018 Duration of Time
Raleigh Community Animal Hospital, Raleigh  Every Saturday Jan 6 – Dec 22 12:00 – 3:00 pm    (30 min to 1 hr/ week)
Raleigh Community Animal Hospital, Raleigh  Every Monday Jan 8 – Dec 17 6:30 – 8:30 pm    (30 min to 1 hr/ week)

 

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Community Manners Classes

(Prerequisite: Home Manners)

This class focuses on having your dog learn to have manners in your community, at parks, at pet stores, eating at a café, etc. You will be applying your basic Home Manners skills to a public atmosphere with distractions.

Having your dog listen to you around joggers, strollers, kids on bicycles and people walking their dogs are real-life situations that you can enjoy with your dog. We show you how to accomplish this at 6 different parks in the Raleigh community.

We will cover the next step to the Come command to solidify it in public where it counts the most, and also incorporate more distance training to your foundation work.

Also,  we will role play for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification. You may take the test with us to prepare you for any future activities with your dog such as pet therapy, agility, etc.

Only $159, for 6 weeks for 1 hr/week! Register now to save your spot and enjoy a dog to be proud of!

Location Day Start Date Time
  Parks around Raleigh   Tuesday   May 1   6:30 pm
  Parks around Raleigh   Saturday   May 19   10:30 am

 

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Rowdy Rovers

If your dog is over-excited, rambunctious, or hyper at home and in public, this is the package for you! Behaviors such as lunging, barking, or reacting aggressively or seemingly aggressively toward people and/or dogs is a very unpleasant experience for you and other people. We will show you how to teach your dog to behave politely in public around people and dogs, and how to remain calm around various distractions and situations. The goal is for you to be proud of your calmer dog in public.

You will start with a Private session in your home environment for 1.5 hours. This will eliminate any behaviors that are transferring from inside to outside in  public. It also ensure that your dog is listening to you prior to the public venue. Your session comes with 3 free classes at a Raleigh park on Saturdays at 10:00 am to adjust the dogs’ behavior out in a public atmosphere. (Time of class changes with the seasons)

If you are not available on Saturdays, you may do another Private session instead.

Only $279 for the session at your home! AND includes 3 free sessions at a public venue. Register now to save your spot and enjoy a dog to be proud of!

Location Day Start Date Time
 Raleigh  Saturday Ongoing (Dates given after Private Session)  10:00 am

 

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Pet Therapy: A Specialty Class!

(Prerequisite: AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification)

This class is for adult dogs who have the AKC Canine Good Citizen certification.

If your dog absolutely lives to be petted, guess what? Your dog might be a great candidate to give joy to the elderly in nursing homes or kids in hospitals or schools. The class prepares you to test for your pet therapy certification so you can visit nursing homes with a well-behaved canine that you can be proud of. We will give you the options for the organizations who test for pet therapy during class. This class is also great for further socialization and training.

We offer this class a few times a year as clients request it.

Only $129, for 5 weeks for 1 hr/week! Register now to save your spot.

Location Day Start Date Time
Raleigh Community Animal Hospital, Raleigh   Tuesday   Jun 5   6:30 pm

 

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