Classes we offer below. Note that not all classes are offered all of the time, see the registration page for current open-for-enrollment classes.
Welcome Home Young Puppy - a four week class for the brand new, young puppy under 12 weeks at the start of class.
Next Step for Puppies - a four week class for the older puppy.
Basic Skills - a four week class that focuses on obedience and life skills.
Advanced Skills – a four week class that focuses on training mechanics, performing behaviors with distractions (dogs, people), building duration, and how to get precise and quick response to cues.
Tricks – a four week class teaching you to teach your dog tricks. Evaluation week 4 for the AKC Tricks titles.
Canine Good Citizen Prep & Evaluation – a class that polishes your dog’s skills in preparation to take the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen evaluation on the last week. Dogs must be comfortable working in the presence of other dogs.
Therapy Dog Prep – a six week class designed to polish the obedience skills your dog will need to be ready for therapy dog work, to teach you about canine body language so that you can best advocate for your dog, and to expose your dog to stimuli similar to what they will experience in a therapy dog situation.
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!
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.
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.
Loose Leash Walking - a four week 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.
Taming the Adolescent Beast – a four week class focused on socialization, manners, confidence building, handling, cooperative care, age appropriate expectations, impulse control, leash walking and other skills needed to help your adolescent grow up into a well behaved, safe and social dog.
Reactive Rover – a six week class designed to address the special issues of a reactive rover. Must have already had private sessions with a Best Friends Dog Academy trainer to enroll in class.
All classes are explained in detail on our website. We limit the number of dogs in each class, so plan ahead and save your space. Registrations are done online: https://www.bestfriendsdogacademy.com/book-online