BonaFide Dog Academy Class Summary

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Puppy Classes

Live and Learn

Because we bring our board and train dogs into our homes and lives for several weeks at a time, we are extremely selective in the dogs we accept into our program. Please contact us at 402.250.9452 for more information about this program and current availability.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Live and Learn 2 Week

Because we bring our board and train dogs into our homes and lives for several weeks at a time, we are extremely selective in the dogs we accept into our program. Please contact us at 402.250.9452 for more information about this program and current availability.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Doggone Safe Family Dog Safety Class

Every dog has the capability to bite when they feel uncomfortable, regardless of size or breed. Whether you already own a dog, are considering getting a dog, or just live in a neighborhood with a lot of dogs, it is vital that you and everyone in your family knows how to stay safe around dogs. Join us for this fun family-oriented class to learn how to integrate dog safety in your home and when out for walks.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Play-n-Train

Do you know how to read the behavior of your dog in social situations? How about other dogs? Join us for this fun four-week class where the humans learn how to read dog and work foundation skills for playgroups and other social situations. This class will examine dog behavior in off-leash interactions, helping you understand and appreciate play styles and communication signals of different dogs.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Single 60-Minute Private Training Session



Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Puppy Training (2 per week)

The first four months of the life of your puppy are critical when it comes to him developing key social skills and behavioral foundations. What happens in those 16 weeks will impact him for the rest of his life. Once those weeks go by, it is impossible to completely make up for his developmental deficits. Unfortunately, many owners simply do not have the time to provide puppies the regular, appropriate socialization experiences the young dogs so desperately need during those first few months in their new homes. Out-and-About Private Puppy Training is designed specifically to fill that void in the life experiences of your puppy while giving you a head start on training your puppy. We will pick your puppy up, take him out for fun socialization experiences, and even start his basic manners training for you - all on your schedule!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Puppy Training (3 per week)

The first four months of the life of your puppy are critical when it comes to him developing key social skills and behavioral foundations. What happens in those 16 weeks will impact him for the rest of his life. Once those weeks go by, it is impossible to completely make up for his developmental deficits. Unfortunately, many owners simply do not have the time to provide puppies the regular, appropriate socialization experiences the young dogs so desperately need during those first few months in their new homes. Out-and-About Private Puppy Training is designed specifically to fill that void in the life experiences of your puppy while giving you a head start on training your puppy. We will pick up and drop off your puppy for each fun-filled session, involving positive social experiences and puppy-appropriate manners training - all on your schedule!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Puppy Training (5 per week)

The first four months of the life of your puppy are critical when it comes to him developing key social skills and behavioral foundations. What happens in those 16 weeks will impact him for the rest of his life. Once those weeks go by, it is impossible to completely make up for his developmental deficits. Unfortunately, many owners simply do not have the time to provide puppies the regular, appropriate socialization experiences the young dogs so desperately need during those first few months in their new homes. Out-and-About Private Puppy Training is designed specifically to fill that void in the life experiences of your puppy while giving you a head start on training your puppy. We will pick up and drop off your puppy for each fun-filled session, involving positive social experiences and puppy-appropriate manners training - all on your schedule!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Puppy Foundations 101

Our Puppy Foundations class provides the perfect balance between socialization and training for young puppies. Each 45 minute class will be divided into socialization, basic training and discussion time designed to make learning fun for you and your puppy. By interacting with other puppies in a supervised, carefully-structured socialization period, your puppy will learn valuable skills that only other dogs can teach him. He will learn to control his biting strength and appropriately interact with other dogs - vital skills for a bite-free, fight-free life.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Puppy Foundations 201

Puppy Foundations 2 continues with the great instruction and socialization you and your puppy received in Puppy Foundations. Each 45 minute class will be divided into socialization, basic training and discussion time designed to make learning fun for you and your puppy. Nail trimming, separation anxiety, body awareness, and more are covered in this class, along with more work on basic obedience skills. Socialization opportunities will be tailored to older puppies, continuing to provide them important lessons for a bite-free, fight-free life!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Puppy Foundations 201

Puppy Foundations 2 continues with the great instruction and socialization you and your puppy received in Puppy Foundations. Each 45 minute class will be divided into socialization, basic training and discussion time designed to make learning fun for you and your puppy. Nail trimming, separation anxiety, body awareness, and more are covered in this class, along with more work on basic obedience skills. Socialization opportunities will be tailored to older puppies, continuing to provide them important lessons for a bite-free, fight-free life!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Puppy Foundations 301

Puppy Foundations 301 will get you taking the skills your puppy learned in 101 and 201 to a whole new, real life level! Learn new skills that your puppy will need out in the real world, while continuing to improve the skills you've already taught your puppy, including The Big Skill, coming when called! Games, real life scenarios, and continued socialization for a bite-free, fight-free life are included in this class.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy

*Recommended for pups 4-8 months of age* AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is a program designed to get puppies and their owners off on the right paw! This class provides special training and recognition for responsible owners and their puppies (this a great follow-up to our Puppy Foundations Flex class). Both purebred and mixed breed puppies are welcome to enroll. The AKC evaluation fee is included in the cost of the class (evaluation given at the last class). Puppies that pass the S.T.A.R. testing are eligible to receive a S.T.A.R. Puppy Olympic-style Medal, a listing in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records and a frameable certificate. This class is highly recommended for puppies and owners who deserve recognition for their Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsibility!...

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Pet Dog Ambassador Level 1

You've worked hard with your puppy in puppy class - why not have him earn a Pet Dog Ambassador certificate? The PDA program is separate, but complementary, to the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen program. Your dog can earn certificates in one program or both! The PDA Level 1 assessment is designed for puppies 4-9 months old, and is a perfect next step for you and your pup after completing Puppy 301 or earning the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certificate.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


AKC Trick Dog Prep

Did you know that the American Kennel Club offers titles for trick dogs? Not only will you be working on your dog's general obedience skills, this five week class will also help you brush up your dog's old tricks, teach him some new ones, and then give you the chance to take the test to earn your dog's first AKC Trick Dog title! For more information about the AKC Trick Dog program, check out the AKC Trick Dog Page.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.




Teen Classes

Focus and Self-Control

Have you ever felt like your dog is interested in everything in the world except you? Does your dog mind you at home but nowhere else? Does your dog lack self-control in new environments, around new people or in exciting situations? If you answered YES! to any of these questions, then this is the class for you and your dog!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Adult Dog Training (2 per week)

In order to behave well in public, a dog must be trained in public. He needs to learn how to behave everywhere, every time. This means you need to take your dog out and about for his training sessions if you want him to be a truly well-rounded, well-behaved family companion. But with all the demands on your time, it may be hard to carve out the time it takes to do this type of training. Out-and-About Private Dog Training is the answer to getting your dog the training experiences he needs out in the real world. A trainer will work with your dog for approximately an hour each session, in a different location each time, to enhance and refine his understanding of the basic obedience skills you've already started with your dog.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Adult Dog Training (3 per week)

In order to behave well in public, a dog must be trained in public. He needs to learn how to behave everywhere, every time. This means you need to take your dog out and about for his training sessions if you want him to be a truly well-rounded, well-behaved family companion. But with all the demands on your time, it may be hard to carve out the time it takes to do this type of training. Out-and-About Private Dog Training is the answer to getting your dog the training experiences he needs out in the real world. A trainer will work with your dog for approximately an hour each session, in a different location each time, to enhance and refine his understanding of the basic obedience skills you've already started with your dog.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Teen Canine Cornerstones 101

Do you have a canine adolescent? Join our manners class for dogs over six to twenty-four months old! Having a canine teenager can be a challenge at times. While your young dog is mentally and physically maturing, self control is often hard to find! Help your pooch learn good canine skills in this 4 week class, including loose leash walking, basic commands including sit, down, stay, come, and more. Help your growing pup build cornerstone skills necessary for him to be an enjoyable member of the family!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Live and Learn

Because we bring our board and train dogs into our homes and lives for several weeks at a time, we are extremely selective in the dogs we accept into our program. Please contact us at 402.250.9452 for more information about this program and current availability.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Live and Learn 2 Week

Because we bring our board and train dogs into our homes and lives for several weeks at a time, we are extremely selective in the dogs we accept into our program. Please contact us at 402.250.9452 for more information about this program and current availability.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Doggone Safe Family Dog Safety Class

Every dog has the capability to bite when they feel uncomfortable, regardless of size or breed. Whether you already own a dog, are considering getting a dog, or just live in a neighborhood with a lot of dogs, it is vital that you and everyone in your family knows how to stay safe around dogs. Join us for this fun family-oriented class to learn how to integrate dog safety in your home and when out for walks.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Play-n-Train

Do you know how to read the behavior of your dog in social situations? How about other dogs? Join us for this fun four-week class where the humans learn how to read dog and work foundation skills for playgroups and other social situations. This class will examine dog behavior in off-leash interactions, helping you understand and appreciate play styles and communication signals of different dogs.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Single 60-Minute Private Training Session



Click here for more details and enrollment information.


AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy

*Recommended for pups 4-8 months of age* AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is a program designed to get puppies and their owners off on the right paw! This class provides special training and recognition for responsible owners and their puppies (this a great follow-up to our Puppy Foundations Flex class). Both purebred and mixed breed puppies are welcome to enroll. The AKC evaluation fee is included in the cost of the class (evaluation given at the last class). Puppies that pass the S.T.A.R. testing are eligible to receive a S.T.A.R. Puppy Olympic-style Medal, a listing in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records and a frameable certificate. This class is highly recommended for puppies and owners who deserve recognition for their Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsibility!...

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


AKC Trick Dog Prep

Did you know that the American Kennel Club offers titles for trick dogs? Not only will you be working on your dog's general obedience skills, this five week class will also help you brush up your dog's old tricks, teach him some new ones, and then give you the chance to take the test to earn your dog's first AKC Trick Dog title! For more information about the AKC Trick Dog program, check out the AKC Trick Dog Page.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.




Adult Classes

Focus and Self-Control

Have you ever felt like your dog is interested in everything in the world except you? Does your dog mind you at home but nowhere else? Does your dog lack self-control in new environments, around new people or in exciting situations? If you answered YES! to any of these questions, then this is the class for you and your dog!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Adult Dog Training (2 per week)

In order to behave well in public, a dog must be trained in public. He needs to learn how to behave everywhere, every time. This means you need to take your dog out and about for his training sessions if you want him to be a truly well-rounded, well-behaved family companion. But with all the demands on your time, it may be hard to carve out the time it takes to do this type of training. Out-and-About Private Dog Training is the answer to getting your dog the training experiences he needs out in the real world. A trainer will work with your dog for approximately an hour each session, in a different location each time, to enhance and refine his understanding of the basic obedience skills you've already started with your dog.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Adult Dog Training (3 per week)

In order to behave well in public, a dog must be trained in public. He needs to learn how to behave everywhere, every time. This means you need to take your dog out and about for his training sessions if you want him to be a truly well-rounded, well-behaved family companion. But with all the demands on your time, it may be hard to carve out the time it takes to do this type of training. Out-and-About Private Dog Training is the answer to getting your dog the training experiences he needs out in the real world. A trainer will work with your dog for approximately an hour each session, in a different location each time, to enhance and refine his understanding of the basic obedience skills you've already started with your dog.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Canine Cornerstones 101

Looking for a way to work on the basics with your dog? Join us for our four-week foundations class that gets dogs and handlers working on good manners. Get a start on basic behaviors and get practice in a group setting where we will work on basic positions, loose-leash walking, and other foundation behaviors. Great for dogs that need a good starter group class and are not quite ready for CGC Prep.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep

The American Kennel Club CGC Program is a wonderful way to showcase the good manners of your dog so he can be distinguished as a Canine Good Citizen. Prepare for the 10 step CGC test that covers basic skills such as loose leash walking, sitting politely for petting, coming when called, and more.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Super Sporting Dogs

Sporting breeds are consistently at the top of the list of family pets. They are smart, energetic and people oriented. But the very traits that make them such great pets also means they need a lot of mental stimulation, regular vigorous exercise and lots of attention to be healthy, happy members of the family!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Doggone Safe Family Dog Safety Class

Every dog has the capability to bite when they feel uncomfortable, regardless of size or breed. Whether you already own a dog, are considering getting a dog, or just live in a neighborhood with a lot of dogs, it is vital that you and everyone in your family knows how to stay safe around dogs. Join us for this fun family-oriented class to learn how to integrate dog safety in your home and when out for walks.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Play-n-Train

Do you know how to read the behavior of your dog in social situations? How about other dogs? Join us for this fun four-week class where the humans learn how to read dog and work foundation skills for playgroups and other social situations. This class will examine dog behavior in off-leash interactions, helping you understand and appreciate play styles and communication signals of different dogs.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Single 60-Minute Private Training Session



Click here for more details and enrollment information.


AKC Trick Dog Prep

Did you know that the American Kennel Club offers titles for trick dogs? Not only will you be working on your dog's general obedience skills, this five week class will also help you brush up your dog's old tricks, teach him some new ones, and then give you the chance to take the test to earn your dog's first AKC Trick Dog title! For more information about the AKC Trick Dog program, check out the AKC Trick Dog Page.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.




Classes for Dogs with Issues

Confident Canines (formerly Cranky Canines)

Is your dog cranky at the end of the leash? Does he bark, growl and lunge at other dogs? Learn how to help your dog go from cranky to calm in this specialty class!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Single 60-Minute Private Training Session



Click here for more details and enrollment information.




Manners Classes

Out-and-About Adult Dog Training (2 per week)

In order to behave well in public, a dog must be trained in public. He needs to learn how to behave everywhere, every time. This means you need to take your dog out and about for his training sessions if you want him to be a truly well-rounded, well-behaved family companion. But with all the demands on your time, it may be hard to carve out the time it takes to do this type of training. Out-and-About Private Dog Training is the answer to getting your dog the training experiences he needs out in the real world. A trainer will work with your dog for approximately an hour each session, in a different location each time, to enhance and refine his understanding of the basic obedience skills you've already started with your dog.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Adult Dog Training (3 per week)

In order to behave well in public, a dog must be trained in public. He needs to learn how to behave everywhere, every time. This means you need to take your dog out and about for his training sessions if you want him to be a truly well-rounded, well-behaved family companion. But with all the demands on your time, it may be hard to carve out the time it takes to do this type of training. Out-and-About Private Dog Training is the answer to getting your dog the training experiences he needs out in the real world. A trainer will work with your dog for approximately an hour each session, in a different location each time, to enhance and refine his understanding of the basic obedience skills you've already started with your dog.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Teen Canine Cornerstones 101

Do you have a canine adolescent? Join our manners class for dogs over six to twenty-four months old! Having a canine teenager can be a challenge at times. While your young dog is mentally and physically maturing, self control is often hard to find! Help your pooch learn good canine skills in this 4 week class, including loose leash walking, basic commands including sit, down, stay, come, and more. Help your growing pup build cornerstone skills necessary for him to be an enjoyable member of the family!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Canine Cornerstones 101

Looking for a way to work on the basics with your dog? Join us for our four-week foundations class that gets dogs and handlers working on good manners. Get a start on basic behaviors and get practice in a group setting where we will work on basic positions, loose-leash walking, and other foundation behaviors. Great for dogs that need a good starter group class and are not quite ready for CGC Prep.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Live and Learn

Because we bring our board and train dogs into our homes and lives for several weeks at a time, we are extremely selective in the dogs we accept into our program. Please contact us at 402.250.9452 for more information about this program and current availability.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Live and Learn 2 Week

Because we bring our board and train dogs into our homes and lives for several weeks at a time, we are extremely selective in the dogs we accept into our program. Please contact us at 402.250.9452 for more information about this program and current availability.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep

The American Kennel Club CGC Program is a wonderful way to showcase the good manners of your dog so he can be distinguished as a Canine Good Citizen. Prepare for the 10 step CGC test that covers basic skills such as loose leash walking, sitting politely for petting, coming when called, and more.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Single 60-Minute Private Training Session



Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Puppy Training (2 per week)

The first four months of the life of your puppy are critical when it comes to him developing key social skills and behavioral foundations. What happens in those 16 weeks will impact him for the rest of his life. Once those weeks go by, it is impossible to completely make up for his developmental deficits. Unfortunately, many owners simply do not have the time to provide puppies the regular, appropriate socialization experiences the young dogs so desperately need during those first few months in their new homes. Out-and-About Private Puppy Training is designed specifically to fill that void in the life experiences of your puppy while giving you a head start on training your puppy. We will pick your puppy up, take him out for fun socialization experiences, and even start his basic manners training for you - all on your schedule!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Puppy Training (3 per week)

The first four months of the life of your puppy are critical when it comes to him developing key social skills and behavioral foundations. What happens in those 16 weeks will impact him for the rest of his life. Once those weeks go by, it is impossible to completely make up for his developmental deficits. Unfortunately, many owners simply do not have the time to provide puppies the regular, appropriate socialization experiences the young dogs so desperately need during those first few months in their new homes. Out-and-About Private Puppy Training is designed specifically to fill that void in the life experiences of your puppy while giving you a head start on training your puppy. We will pick up and drop off your puppy for each fun-filled session, involving positive social experiences and puppy-appropriate manners training - all on your schedule!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Puppy Training (5 per week)

The first four months of the life of your puppy are critical when it comes to him developing key social skills and behavioral foundations. What happens in those 16 weeks will impact him for the rest of his life. Once those weeks go by, it is impossible to completely make up for his developmental deficits. Unfortunately, many owners simply do not have the time to provide puppies the regular, appropriate socialization experiences the young dogs so desperately need during those first few months in their new homes. Out-and-About Private Puppy Training is designed specifically to fill that void in the life experiences of your puppy while giving you a head start on training your puppy. We will pick up and drop off your puppy for each fun-filled session, involving positive social experiences and puppy-appropriate manners training - all on your schedule!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Puppy Foundations 101

Our Puppy Foundations class provides the perfect balance between socialization and training for young puppies. Each 45 minute class will be divided into socialization, basic training and discussion time designed to make learning fun for you and your puppy. By interacting with other puppies in a supervised, carefully-structured socialization period, your puppy will learn valuable skills that only other dogs can teach him. He will learn to control his biting strength and appropriately interact with other dogs - vital skills for a bite-free, fight-free life.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Puppy Foundations 201

Puppy Foundations 2 continues with the great instruction and socialization you and your puppy received in Puppy Foundations. Each 45 minute class will be divided into socialization, basic training and discussion time designed to make learning fun for you and your puppy. Nail trimming, separation anxiety, body awareness, and more are covered in this class, along with more work on basic obedience skills. Socialization opportunities will be tailored to older puppies, continuing to provide them important lessons for a bite-free, fight-free life!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Puppy Foundations 201

Puppy Foundations 2 continues with the great instruction and socialization you and your puppy received in Puppy Foundations. Each 45 minute class will be divided into socialization, basic training and discussion time designed to make learning fun for you and your puppy. Nail trimming, separation anxiety, body awareness, and more are covered in this class, along with more work on basic obedience skills. Socialization opportunities will be tailored to older puppies, continuing to provide them important lessons for a bite-free, fight-free life!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Puppy Foundations 301

Puppy Foundations 301 will get you taking the skills your puppy learned in 101 and 201 to a whole new, real life level! Learn new skills that your puppy will need out in the real world, while continuing to improve the skills you've already taught your puppy, including The Big Skill, coming when called! Games, real life scenarios, and continued socialization for a bite-free, fight-free life are included in this class.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy

*Recommended for pups 4-8 months of age* AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is a program designed to get puppies and their owners off on the right paw! This class provides special training and recognition for responsible owners and their puppies (this a great follow-up to our Puppy Foundations Flex class). Both purebred and mixed breed puppies are welcome to enroll. The AKC evaluation fee is included in the cost of the class (evaluation given at the last class). Puppies that pass the S.T.A.R. testing are eligible to receive a S.T.A.R. Puppy Olympic-style Medal, a listing in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records and a frameable certificate. This class is highly recommended for puppies and owners who deserve recognition for their Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsibility!...

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Pet Dog Ambassador Level 1

You've worked hard with your puppy in puppy class - why not have him earn a Pet Dog Ambassador certificate? The PDA program is separate, but complementary, to the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen program. Your dog can earn certificates in one program or both! The PDA Level 1 assessment is designed for puppies 4-9 months old, and is a perfect next step for you and your pup after completing Puppy 301 or earning the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certificate.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.




Advanced Classes

Focus and Self-Control

Have you ever felt like your dog is interested in everything in the world except you? Does your dog mind you at home but nowhere else? Does your dog lack self-control in new environments, around new people or in exciting situations? If you answered YES! to any of these questions, then this is the class for you and your dog!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Adult Dog Training (2 per week)

In order to behave well in public, a dog must be trained in public. He needs to learn how to behave everywhere, every time. This means you need to take your dog out and about for his training sessions if you want him to be a truly well-rounded, well-behaved family companion. But with all the demands on your time, it may be hard to carve out the time it takes to do this type of training. Out-and-About Private Dog Training is the answer to getting your dog the training experiences he needs out in the real world. A trainer will work with your dog for approximately an hour each session, in a different location each time, to enhance and refine his understanding of the basic obedience skills you've already started with your dog.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Out-and-About Adult Dog Training (3 per week)

In order to behave well in public, a dog must be trained in public. He needs to learn how to behave everywhere, every time. This means you need to take your dog out and about for his training sessions if you want him to be a truly well-rounded, well-behaved family companion. But with all the demands on your time, it may be hard to carve out the time it takes to do this type of training. Out-and-About Private Dog Training is the answer to getting your dog the training experiences he needs out in the real world. A trainer will work with your dog for approximately an hour each session, in a different location each time, to enhance and refine his understanding of the basic obedience skills you've already started with your dog.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Live and Learn

Because we bring our board and train dogs into our homes and lives for several weeks at a time, we are extremely selective in the dogs we accept into our program. Please contact us at 402.250.9452 for more information about this program and current availability.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Live and Learn 2 Week

Because we bring our board and train dogs into our homes and lives for several weeks at a time, we are extremely selective in the dogs we accept into our program. Please contact us at 402.250.9452 for more information about this program and current availability.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Pet Dog Ambassador Level 1

You've worked hard with your puppy in puppy class - why not have him earn a Pet Dog Ambassador certificate? The PDA program is separate, but complementary, to the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen program. Your dog can earn certificates in one program or both! The PDA Level 1 assessment is designed for puppies 4-9 months old, and is a perfect next step for you and your pup after completing Puppy 301 or earning the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certificate.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.




Attention Classes

Focus and Self-Control

Have you ever felt like your dog is interested in everything in the world except you? Does your dog mind you at home but nowhere else? Does your dog lack self-control in new environments, around new people or in exciting situations? If you answered YES! to any of these questions, then this is the class for you and your dog!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.




Breed-Specific Classes

Super Sporting Dogs

Sporting breeds are consistently at the top of the list of family pets. They are smart, energetic and people oriented. But the very traits that make them such great pets also means they need a lot of mental stimulation, regular vigorous exercise and lots of attention to be healthy, happy members of the family!

Click here for more details and enrollment information.




Dog Sports Classes

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep

The American Kennel Club CGC Program is a wonderful way to showcase the good manners of your dog so he can be distinguished as a Canine Good Citizen. Prepare for the 10 step CGC test that covers basic skills such as loose leash walking, sitting politely for petting, coming when called, and more.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.


Scent Games

Everyone knows the sense of smell of a dog is far superior to our own. Come join us for this fun class where we put the noses of our dogs to the test! We will teach our dogs to identify specific scents, based on techniques used by police departments throughout the country to train canine detection dogs. We will teach our dogs how to play five card monte, the shell game and more using their noses. These games engage the mind of the dog and are perfect to play indoors and out! This class is also a great foundation class for those interested in tracking and K9 Nosewor

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Intro to Tracking

Did you know that while humans have around 6 million olfactory cells in our noses that allow us to detect odors, dogs have over 220 million of these cells in their noses? The average sense of smell of a dog is one hundred thousand times more sensitive than an average human sense of smell. Put that incredible capability to work in a fun way in our introduction to tracking course.

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AKC Trick Dog Prep

Did you know that the American Kennel Club offers titles for trick dogs? Not only will you be working on your dog's general obedience skills, this five week class will also help you brush up your dog's old tricks, teach him some new ones, and then give you the chance to take the test to earn your dog's first AKC Trick Dog title! For more information about the AKC Trick Dog program, check out the AKC Trick Dog Page.

Click here for more details and enrollment information.




Lecture Classes

Doggone Safe Family Dog Safety Class

Every dog has the capability to bite when they feel uncomfortable, regardless of size or breed. Whether you already own a dog, are considering getting a dog, or just live in a neighborhood with a lot of dogs, it is vital that you and everyone in your family knows how to stay safe around dogs. Join us for this fun family-oriented class to learn how to integrate dog safety in your home and when out for walks.

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