Upcoming Start Dates:

Sep 23rd, Mondays 5:30 pm
Oct 15th, Tuesdays 5:30 pm
Oct 27th, Sundays 12:00 pm
Oct 30th, Wednesdays 5:30 pm
Nov 21st, Thursdays 5:30 pm

Attendance at weeks 1 and 2 of class is Mandatory

Basic Manners Program


Recommended age: 5 months and up. This is the class to take if  you and your dog are new to group classes.

The Basic Manners program is recommended for your newly adopted dog or the older than puppy dog who has not yet been in a classroom setting. We will teach you and your dogs all the basics, with an emphasis on relationship building, reducing reactivity, distraction training and teaching focus and value for YOU!

Program includes:

  • 60 minute private lesson (must be scheduled before starting class)

  • Basic manners class 6 weeks OR 2 follow up 60 minute private lessons

The program starts with a 60-minute private lesson with one of our trainers. This lesson will give us an opportunity to get to know you and your dog, address any individual challenges or questions that you may have and assess your dog's suitability for group class. We will provide you with a wealth of information on communicating effectively with your dog, managing the home environment and setting you and your dog up for success in your training and life together. After the lesson, we will assess whether you and your dog are best suited to continue with more private training or register for our 6-week Basic Manners class.

After completing this program, you will be ready for the next levels of training, whether it be Leash Skills, Confident Canine or even an exciting dog sport like agility.