K9 Training Group Classes Level 1 Foundation

No unnecessary and unkind shock/static collars will be used in the training of your buddy. Our methods are based on trust and respect.

Level 1 includes three programs. If you are unsure where you fit in, please contact us and we are happy to guide you and your pooch.

We so look forward to being a part of your dog’s training journey!

Preschool Puppies Program

Puppy-Training

4 months and younger

COVID-19 Update: We are able to offer a combination of live streaming as well as in-person, outdoors and/or indoors, depending on your individual needs and goals.

Puppy too young for group classes yet, but you want to eliminate or prevent any puppy issues? Then this program is for you, the committed owner who wants to ensure a terrific start with your puppy. We will cover all your puppy needs such as nipping, housetraining, crating, etc., as well as any issues you are currently having.

Kids are welcomed to participate so we can ensure a great relationship between them as well.

This program includes:

2 customized private puppy lessons (first one is 1.5 hrs and the second one is 1 hr)

Access to our Nip the Nipping content

Access to our Enjoy a Calm Dog Who Listens content

Handouts to refer back to

Membership support to our Facebook group

And we will be available between sessions to answer questions so you have continual support.

Only $285 to get going on a great and fun foundation with your puppy! ($65 savings)

Contact us today to get your puppy’s training journey started!

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Home Manners Group Class

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4 months and over

COVID-19 Update: We are able to offer a combination of live streaming as well as in-person, outdoors and/or indoors, depending on your individual needs and goals.

This dog class is a great foundation before adding distractions, as well as solidifying manners around the house and eliminating any home manners issues.

  • Solidify your Sit/Stay

  • Wait outside the kitchen while you cook/eat, or any room as needed

  • Not lunging unsafely out of doors and cars

  • Off/Leave It for guests, trash, etc.

  • Not jumping.

    Because we keep our classes small, we are unable to issue refunds or class credits.

    We are keeping our classes to 5 dogs so we can easily social distance. We are thus unable to offer class make ups since our classes are full. Please make sure you can attend all 3 weeks or have a family member/friend attend for you.

    And also for safety reasons, we are holding our classes outdoors. Please dress appropriately.

    Location: Raleigh Community Animal Hospital, 1108 Dresser Ct., Raleigh 27609.

    3 consecutive weeks, $85 total.

    Saturdays, May 1, 8, and 15 at 12:15 pm. In case of bad weather, the class will be the next day on Sunday.

    Contact us today to enjoy a well-mannered pooch at your home!

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Leash Manners Group Class

Leash Pulling

5 months and over

COVID-19 Update: We are able to offer a combination of live streaming as well as in-person, outdoors and/or indoors, depending on your individual needs and goals.

This dog class covers:

  • Walking without pulling on a leash

  • Leadership skills so your dog will listen to you

  • Self-control for behaviors such as barking and jumping

  • Door Manners: no more lunging in and out unsafely

  • Practicing how to walk past distractions such as joggers, poop, trash, strollers, etc.

    Because we keep our classes small, we are unable to issue refunds or class credits.

    We are keeping our classes to 5 dogs so we can easily social distance. We are thus unable to offer class make ups since our classes stay full. Please make sure you can attend all 3 weeks or have a family member/friend attend for you.

    For real life results, this class is outdoors. Please dress appropriately.

    Location: Raleigh Community Animal Hospital, 1108 Dresser Ct., Raleigh 27609

    3 consecutive weeks, $85 total.

    Saturdays, April 24, May 1 and 8 at 9:30 am. In case of bad weather, the class will be the next day on Sunday.

    Contact us today to enjoy your walks with a well-mannered pooch!

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K9 Training Group Classes Level 2 Advanced

Board-And-Train

Prerequisite: Level 1 Group Classes (Leash Manners & Home Manners)

No unnecessary and unkind shock/static collars will be used in the training of your buddy. Our methods are based on trust and respect.

Congratulations on achieving Group Classes Level 1! Here are the next fun steps in your journey with your pooch.

Level 2 includes four classes and ends with the AKC Canine Good Citizen test if you wish to take it.

If you are unsure where you fit in, please contact us and we are happy to guide you and your pooch.

Public Manners Group Class: Low Distractions, Medium Distractions, and High Distractions

Come When Called (you can take this class before or during your Public Manners series)

We so look forward to continuing to be a part of your dog’s training journey!

Public Manners Class
Low Distractions

Group-Classes

Prerequisite: Level 1 Group Classes (Leash Manners & Home Manners)

This class focuses on your dog learning to be calm and listening to you in public, as well as any remaining leash issues. You will apply your skills from the Home Manners and Leash Manners classes around low-level distractions.

We will also incorporate more distance training to your foundation work, as well as starting role playing for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification.

We practice at 3 different locations in the Raleigh area (get ready for the self control around dogs playing!).

Because we keep our classes small, we are unable to issue refunds or class credits.

We are keeping our classes to 5 dogs so we can easily social distance. We are thus unable to offer class make ups since our classes stay full. Please make sure you can attend all 3 weeks or have a family member/friend attend for you.

For real life results, this class is outdoors. Please dress appropriately.

3 Consecutive Weeks, $85 total

Saturdays: May 15, 22 and June 5 at 9:30 am. In case of bad weather, the class will be the next day on Sunday. NO CLASS on Memorial Day Weekend, May 29.

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Public Manners Class
Medium Distractions

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Prerequisite: Public Manners Low Distractions

This class focuses on real-life situations where your dog learns great manners in your community at public parks using medium-level distractions. We also cover proper socialization and confidence building using urban agility tools.

The goal is for your dog to be calm, focused, and listen to you around passing dogs, joggers, strollers, kids, bikers, squirrels, etc. We also keep working on the Come command to solidify it in public where it counts the most, as well as role play for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification.

We practice at 3 different locations in Raleigh area.

Because we keep our classes small, we are unable to issue refunds or class credits.

We are keeping our classes to 5 dogs so we can easily social distance. We are thus unable to offer class make ups since our classes stay full. Please make sure you can attend all 3 weeks or have a family member/friend attend for you.

For real life results, this class is outdoors. Please dress appropriately.

3 Consecutive Weeks, $85 total

Saturdays: April 17, 24, and May 1 at 11:45 am. In case of bad weather, the class will be the next day on Sunday.

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Public Manners Class
High Distractions

Prerequisite: Public Manners Medium Distractions

Only for people-and dog-friendly pooches.

This fun advanced dog class covers high-level distractions at busy parks, pet stores, coffee shops, etc. We will focus on real-life situations using medium- to high-level distractions, teaching your dog to be calm, focused, and listening to you around passing dogs, strollers, kids, squirrels, etc. and relaxing at coffee shops.

We continue covering proper dog socialization and confidence building using urban agility tools, and we finish role playing for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification.

We practice at 3 different locations in Raleigh area.

Because we keep our classes small, we are unable to issue refunds or class credits.

We are keeping our classes to 5 dogs so we can easily social distance. We are thus unable to offer class make ups since our classes stay full. Please make sure you can attend all 3 weeks or have a family member/friend attend for you.

For real life results, this class is outdoors. Please dress appropriately.

3 Consecutive Weeks, $85 total

Saturdays: April 17,  24, and May 1 at 10:00 am. In case of bad weather, the class will be the next day on Sunday.

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Come When Called Group Class

Private-Training

Prerequisite: Level 1 Group Classes (Leash Manners & Home Manners)

Only for people-and dog-friendly pooches.

Come when called class is a fun that will help solidify your come command for better reliability. It will also give you the tools to continue practicing with your dog for their lifetime.

The Come when called class will include a building block method to achieve quicker focus from your dog for a better relationship. Sitting in front of you when calling to come, and working around a variety of distractions, etc.

Because we keep our classes small, we are unable to issue refunds or class credits.

We are keeping our classes to 5 dogs so we can easily social distance. We are thus unable to offer class make ups since our classes stay full. Please make sure you can attend all 3 weeks or have a family member/friend attend for you.

For real life results, this class is outdoors. Please dress appropriately.

Location: Lake Benson Park

3 Consecutive Weeks, $85 total

Saturday, TBD? at 11:00 am. In case of bad weather, the class will be the next day on Sunday.

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AKC CGC Test

AKC Good Citizenship Training

(Prerequisite: Public Manners: High-Level Distractions unless otherwise approved)

Ready to test your dog?  Sign on up so you can proudly proclaim your canine good citizen.

Saturdays: March 20 2:00 pm, By Appointment

Cost: $25

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K9 Training Group Classes Level 3

Board-And-Train

Congratulations on achieving Group Classes Level 2! Here are some great experiences that you can share with your dog to solidify your bonding as well as your dog’s training.

  • Urban Agility
  • Nose Work
  • RallyO
  • Pet Therapy
  • Fitness with your Dog
  • Dance with your Dog

Urban Agility: Downtown Raleigh

This is the dog version of parkour! This fun class provides physical activity in which the dogs learn to interact with their environment. Just like in the human version, we work on climbing, balancing, and jumping.

This is a great class to build self-confidence, acquire tools to make your walks more productive and fun, and provide mental and physical stimulation for your pup.

Because our classes are small, we are unable to issue refunds or class credits.

Cost: $25

TBD

Downtown Raleigh

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Rally-O Class: Teamwork, Bonding, Mental Work

Rally-O is such a fun class to share with your canine buddy while promoting teamwork, bonding, and mental stimulation (for both owner and dog LOL).

You and your dog navigate a course that includes 10-20 signs. Each sign will indicate which exercise to perform.

While this is a fun activity to share with your dog, it also helps with focus and listening as well as self-control around other pups.

Because our classes are small, we are unable to issue refunds or class credits. This class is 4 weeks.

Please contact Rhonda at, myrhonda768@gmail.com

Nose Work

Why Nose Work? This exercise is great mental stimulation, confidence building, and physical activity. This fun activity gives your dog a positive, enjoyable outlet for his natural temperament.

You will benefit from the teamwork and bonding as you learn to listen to your dog.

Because our classes are small, we are unable to issue refunds or class credits. This is a 4 week class.

Please contact Rhonda at myrhonda768@gmail.com