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

(10 wks to 16 wks—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, house training, 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 2018/2019 Time
Raleigh Community Animal Hospital, Raleigh   Every Saturday  Jan – Dec (All Year, you can start anytime)    2:30 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)

NOTE: Dec 2018 – Mar 2019, the 1st Monday class will be on Saturday at 12:00 pm for Leash Walking due to daylight savings time and colder weather)

Saturday:

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

Monday:

  • Leash Walking: Saturday at 12:00-1:00 pm  (Average 1 class)
  • 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 class)

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

Location Primary Day Dates for 2018/2019 Duration of Time
Raleigh Community Animal Hospital, Raleigh   Every Saturday Jan – Dec (All Year, you can start anytime) 12:00 – 2:30 pm    (30 min to 1 hr/ week)
Raleigh Community Animal Hospital, Raleigh   Every Monday Jan – Dec (All Year, you can start anytime) 6:30 – 8:30 pm    (30 min to 1 hr/ week)

 

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Community Manners Classes Series

The Series Include:

Introduction to Community Manners
Community Manners
Advanced Community Manners

(NOTE: you will choose your section of these series during the application form once you hit the Register Now button below the descriptions

Introduction to Community Manners

(Prerequisite: Home Manners)

This class focuses on your dog learning to be calm and listening to you in public. You will be applying your basic Home Manners skills with low-key distractions in a public atmosphere. We will be walking in public and getting ready for the ‘big times’ in Community Manners!

As we continue reinforcing the Come command, to solidify it in public where it counts the most, we will also incorporate more distance training to your foundation work, as well as starting role playing for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification.

The parks are Fletcher Park, Anderson Point Park, and Oakview Park (get ready for the goats and chickens!).

Only $75, for 3 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 Saturdays Jan 12 10:30 am

 

Community Manners

(Prerequisite: Introduction to Community Manners)

 This class focuses on real-life situations where your dog learns great manners in your community at public parks using medium- to high-level distractions. We also cover proper socialization and confidence-building using urban agility tools.

We focus on your dog being calm, focused, and listening to you around passing dogs, joggers, strollers, kids, bikers, squirrels, etc. We also keep working on the Come command to solidify it in public where it counts the most, as well as role play for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification.

The 3 parks include Benson Park, Lake Lynn, and the Museum of Art.

Only $75, for 3 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 Saturdays Jan 12 10:00 am

 

Advanced Community Manners

(Prerequisite: Community Manners. Only for people- and dog-friendly pooches)

 This fun advanced class covers high-level distractions at busy parks, pet stores, coffee shops, etc. We will focus on real-life situations using medium- to high-level distractions, teaching your dog to be calm, focused, and listening to you around passing dogs, strollers, kids, squirrels, etc. and relaxing at coffee shops.

We continue covering proper socialization and confidence-building using urban agility tools, and we finish role playing for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification, so you can test the last week and go on to future activities such as pet therapy, agility, etc.

The 3 locations include Stonehenge Mall/Unleashed Pet Store, Pullen Park, and the Lowes Home Improvement (Hwy 70/401 intersection). The AKC test will be held at Raleigh Community Animal Hospital.

Only $95, for 3 weeks for 1 hr/week plus the AKC CGC test! Register now to save your spot and enjoy a dog to be proud of!

Location Day Start Date Time
  Parks around Raleigh        Saturday Feb 9       10:00 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 Lesson in your home environment for 1.5 hours. This will eliminate any behaviors that are transferring from inside to outside in public. It also ensures that your dog is listening to you prior to any public venue.
  • Your next session will be with a trainer on a Saturday morning with a few other dogs in a controlled venue, so we can take your dog to the next level for appropriate behavior.
  • The third session will be at a Raleigh park on a Saturday morning to adjust the dogs’ behavior out in a public atmosphere with more distractions.

Note: Appointments will be assigned for each step of your training program.

If you are not available on Saturdays, you may do another Private Lesson in your neighborhood or at a park instead of the 2 class sessions.

Discounted to $279 for all 3 sessions! Register now to save your spot and enjoy a dog to be proud of!

Location Day Start Date Time
                  Raleigh          Saturday Ongoing (Dates for each session)   9:00 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            Feb ?   6:30 pm

 

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