Group training classes have outstanding benefits no matter your skill level. Whether it’s your first dog or your tenth, you and your pup will come away from the class with a stronger bond and the tools to communicate with each other effectively. But how can you be sure that a group class is right for you?
Training classes are typically a little less intense than one-on-one private training sessions, but they offer a completely different setting and dynamic. In our classes, you and 6-10 other humans and dogs will be working under one trainer. The trainer leads the class, demonstrating and explaining the training to the entire group before providing individual assistance.
Group classes do require your dog to focus on you with classmates all around, which is challenging for some, but makes good practice for public outings. They’re also conducted at a speed that best matches the average skill level of the group, so as not to leave anyone behind. Not every dog can master every command each class, but having a week at home to practice allows everyone to stay on track with the course schedule.
Basic Manners is our foundation course for mastering basic behaviors. No experience is required to enroll, and any age dog is welcome to attend, so long as they’re fully vaccinated. Dogs must be under their owner’s control at all times and remain on a 6-foot leash while on the premises. Closed-toed footwear is required, and weather-appropriate clothing is encouraged as some classes will take place outdoors.
The course covers behaviors including: sit, down, stay, come, watch me, drop it, leave it, polite greetings, and loose leash walking.
You’ll have hands-on guidance in class as well as advice on continuing to practice each command at home. Continued support through your trainer is available anytime during or after the duration of the course as well. Together, all of these behaviors will contribute to a well-mannered and polite companion that you’ll be happy to show off!