Classes

At Dog's Best Friend Training, we believe classes should be fun, effective and family friendly. Our dog training classes are designed to not only teach you how to train your dog, but how to communicate, and use that knowledge to have a polite, well-mannered dog. These dog training classes help get dogs and their owners started off on the right paw. Dogs love class, and their owners tell us it is the highlight of their week!

 

                 

Puppy Kindergarten

$98 per 6 week session 

  • For puppies 19 weeks of age and younger
  • Off-leash socialization
  • Learn foundation training and basic commands including sit, down, come, attention work and leash manners!
  • Instructors will discuss common problems such as house breaking, jumping, nipping, and chewing

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Introduction to Agility for Puppies Workshop

Date: Sunday, January 18 from 2:45-4 p.m. 

Location: Happy Dogz in Middleton, 3148 Deming Way

Agility is a fun, active dog sport that both people and dogs love!  If you are looking for somethingactive to keep you and your puppy busy, especially during the wet and cold of winter, come find out more about he popular dog sport of agility.  

We will introduce you and your puppy to the basics like tunnels, A-frames, jumps and the foundation-skills to navigate courses.

Agility not only helps keep active puppies busy, but the skills
we wil be teaching will help reinforce listening skills and help your puppy build confidence. 
 
This workshop is open to puppies who are enrolled in, or have recently completed, a puppy class with Dog's Best Friend.
 
PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING: The cost for this workshop is $39 per dog. Please check your calendar before registering as there are no refunds or transfers. Payment is required in advance of the workshop. We will email you a PayPal invoice on or around January 2.
 
Class size is limited so register early. Request a spot

Beginning Family Dog Training

$98 per 6 week session.

  • For dogs 5 months and older who have not had a group training class
  • Learn basic commands including sit, down, off, come, stay, attention work, walking on a leash, polite greeting behavior and foundations for heel.

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Winter Games Workshops 

Learn fun games and great tricks to play with your dog when the weather is oh, so cold! In addition to keeping your dog mentally and physically busy, these games will improve your dog's manners and impulse control.

This workshop is open to dogs who have taken one or more classes with Dog's Best Friend. Each workshop is limited to 10 dogs so request your spot early!

Location: Happy Dogz in Middleton, 3148 Deming Way

Dates:

Sunday, December 14 from 1-2:15 p.m. Waiting list

Sunday, December 14 from 2:30-3:45 p.m. Waiting list

Sunday, December 21 from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Waiting list

Sunday, December 21 from 1-2:15 p.m. Waiting list

Space is limited. $39 per dog registered. Payment required up front. Paypal invoice will be sent upon registration. 

 

Puppy II

$98 per 6 week session

  • For recent graduates of Puppy Kindgergarten
  • Learn new signals including wait, leave it, stay and heel.
  • Off-leash socialization focusing on attention while interacting with other dogs
  • Great for puppies entering into “Puppy Adolescence!”

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Intermediate Family Dog Training

$98 per 6 week session

  • For dogs who have completed Beginning or Puppy II 
  • Refine and work on making the commands learned in previous class “real-life ready”
  • Introduce working on having more control when your dog is at a distance
  • Focus on compliance when faced with distractions

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Remote Control: Getting Your Dog to Listen Off-Leash

In this 2-hour workshop we will focus on training skills that will help you get control of your dog when she is at a distance from you. If you want your dog to come when you call him at the dog park, listens even when she's out of your reach, and can sit or lie down on comand while running away from you, this workshop will give you the tools you need to get there.

For dogs who have completed Intermediate class or above.

Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 12-2 p.m. FULL

Location: Happy Dogz in Middleton, 3148 Deming Way

Space is limited. $49 per dog registered. Payment required up front. Paypal invoice will be sent upon registration.

Advanced

$98 per 6 week session

  • For dogs who have completed Intermediate 
  • Polish the basic commands so that compliance is quick and automatic
  • Continue to refine heel and distance control
  • Begin off-leash work

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Listen Up!

$98 per 6 week session

  • For dogs who have completed Beginning or Puppy II class
  • This class is for dogs that are easily distracted by their environment or for dogs that are not as motivated to comply with your commands

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Canine Good Citizen

$98 per 6 week session

  • For dogs who have completed Intermediate class
  • Preparation for the AKC CGC test

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Really Reliable Recall 1

$85 per 4 week session

  • For dogs who have completed Puppy II or Beginning class 
  • Teach your dog to come when called, quickly and with enthusiasm
  • Recalls while your dog is distracted and at distances

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Really Reliable Recall 2

$85 per 4 week session

  • For dogs who have completed Really Reliable Recall 1
  • Recalls while your dog is even more distracted and at greater distances than practiced in Really Reliable Recall 1

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Four on the Floor

$85 per 4 week session

  • For dogs who have completed Puppy II or Beginning class
  • Focused work on skills to have polite greetings when visitors come over or you greet someone on the street
  • Teach a “Go To Spot and Stay” cue for extra control

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Stop the Pulling: Teach your dog to walk politely on leash

$85 per 4 week session

  • For dogs who have completed Puppy II or Beginning class
  • Emphasis on teaching your dog to have a loose leash while walking and pay attention while on walks

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The Great Outdoors

$98 per 6 week session

  • For dogs who have completed Intermediate class
  • This class is offered during spring through fall seasons
  • Focus is on intermediate level training skills while working outdoors

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Leashless

$98 per 6 week session

  • For dogs who have completed Advanced class
  • This is our most advanced level obedience class
  • Focus is on compliance while working off-leash

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Tricks

$98 per 6 week session

  • For dogs who have completed Intermediate class
  • Learn to exercise your dog's mind and body.
  • Teach tricks like 'High Five' and 'Crawl', along with practical ones including 'Put Your Toys Away'

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Tricks II

$98 per 6 week session

  • For dogs who have completed Tricks
  • Add more tricks to your repertoire in this continuing class

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Agility 1

$98 per 6 week session

  • For dogs that have completed Beginning or Puppy II class!
  • Introduction to the basic equipment used in dog agility including tunnels, A-frame, dog walk, chute, jumps, table and weave poles.

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Agility 2

$98 per 6 week session

  • For dogs that have completed Agility 1 class

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Agility 3

$98 per 6 week session

  • For dogs that have completed Agility 2 class

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Agility 4

$98 per 6 week session

  • For dogs that have completed Agility 3 class

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Agility 5

$115 per 6 week session

  • For dogs that have completed Agility 4 class

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Competition Agility

$115 per 6 week session

  • For dogs that have completed Agility 5 class and have instructor approval.

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Indoor Nose Games: Teaching Your Dog Scent Work

$120 per 5 week session

  • For dogs that have completed Beginning or Puppy II class.

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Follow That Nose:  Outdoor Scent Work

$130 per 5 week session

  • For dogs that have completed Beginning or Puppy II class.

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Freestyle

$80 per 4 week session

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Freestyle II

$80 per 4 week session

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Feisty Fido

$160 per 4 week session

  • For dogs that have had a behavior consultation

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