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Group Classes

Group classes with a limited number of dogs per class ensure every dog/handler team receives individualized attention while still benefiting from working in the presence of other people and dogs.  Questions? Email us.

Upcoming Classes - Fall & Early Winter 2019


 

Open Training – One hour Open Training sessions are a chance for you and your dog to work independently, in the presence of other people/dogs.  This is not an instructor – led course; you determine what you work on. Open Training session punch cards may be purchased on our website and will resume in September 2019.

  • Wednesdays, September 4 through December 18, 2019 from 430-530 pm (see Open Training page for details on dates when there will not be an Open Training session)

  • Fridays, September 6 through December 20, 2019 from 2-3 pm (see Open Training page for details on dates when there will not be an Open Training session)

 

Welcome Home - New Puppy - a four week class to help your young puppy learn basic obedience skills and house manners.  Classes begin:

  • Sunday, August 18 @ 3 pm

  • Wednesday, August 21 @ 6 pm

  • Sunday, September 22 @ 3 pm

  • Sunday, October 27 @ 3 pm

 

Next Step for Puppies - a four week class for the older puppy.  Classes begin:

  • Sunday, August 18 @ 130 pm

  • Sunday, September 22 @ 6 pm

  • Wednesday, September 25 @ 6 pm

  • Thursday, October 31 @ 6 pm

  • Thursday, October 31 @ 730 pm

  • Sunday, December 1 @ 3 pm

 

Basic Skills - a four week class that focuses on obedience and life skills.  Classes begin:

  • Sunday, August 18 @ noon

  • Wednesday, August 21 @ 730 pm

  • Thursday, August 22 @ 6 pm

  • Sunday, September 22 @ 430 pm

  • Wednesday, September 25 @ 730 pm

  • Thursday, September 26 @ 6 pm

  • Sunday, September 29 @ noon

  • Sunday, October 27 @ 430 pm

  • Thursday, October 31 @ 6 pm

  • Sunday, December 1 @ 430 pm

 

Novice Tricks – a four week class teaching you to teach your dog basic level tricks.  Evaluation week 4 for the AKC Tricks titles. Classes begin:

  • Sunday, October 27 @ 6 pm

 

Intermediate Tricks – a four week class teaching you to teach your dog intermediate level tricks.  Evaluation week 4 for the AKC Tricks titles. Classes begin:

  • Not offered at this time, please email if interested

 

Canine Good Citizen Prep & Evaluation – a four week class that polishes your dog’s skills in preparation to take the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen evaluation on week 4.  Dogs must be comfortable working in the presence of other dogs. Classes begin:

  • Sunday, August 18 @ 430 pm

 

Intro to Rally – a four week to introduce you and your dog to the fun of Rally – a chance to navigate a course, side-by-side, of 10-20 signs.  Each sign has you demonstrate a specific skill. It’s a great chance to practice those obedience skills, while on the move and having fun.  Good mental work for both of you! Classes begin:

  • Sunday, August 18 @ 6 pm

  • Sunday, December 1 @ 6 pm

 

Let the Games Begin – a four week group class that introduces you and your dog to four types of fun: Tricks, Rally, Obstacle Courses and Scent Games.  Classes begin:

  • not offered summer 2019

 

Dogs on the Go - a four week class that is in field trip form.  We meet at local parks and do group walks, learning how to help our dogs behave calmly and politely in public.  We offer the class on:

  • Tuesday, August 20 @ 6 pm

 

Loose Leash Walking 101  - This class is for older puppies or adult dogs that tend to pull on leash.  We will teach owners how to build a new loose leash walking behavior from the ground up.

  • Thursday, September 26 @ 730 pm


 

All classes are explained in detail on our website.  Registrations are done online: https://www.bestfriendsdogacademy.com/register