MANNERS AND OBEDIENCE CLASSES

 

 

Our manners and obedience classes help build better communication and a strong bond between you and your dog.

These classes start with the basics and work up to more advanced behaviors. See class descriptions below!

 

Foundations

Did you just adopt a new family dog or have you been putting off training and now you need some help teaching manners around the house? Our Foundations class is more than your typical commands class. We address common canine problems – potty training, crate training, nipping, biting, jumping on people, pulling on the leash, stealing food, and destructive chewing, as well as obedience cues such as sit, down, wait/stay, focus, come when called, drop it, leave it, and more!  You will learn how to get reliable behavior and a calm dog, whether at home or out in public.

This is our most popular class, and it’s praised by experienced and first-time owners alike. We give you new ways to communicate with your dog and help the dog become a problem solver and, independently, make better choices. This helps both dog and owner work together as a team, all while building a long-lasting relationship. We can even teach “old dogs new tricks.” If you are ready to build a strong foundation with your dog, this is the class for you!

Age Requirements: All dog 6 months or older are welcome to attend.
Class Duration: Foundations meets for a 1 one-hour session each week for seven weeks.

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Foundations 2.0

Have you taken a beginner training class and ready to take it to the next level? In Foundations 2.0 we help you strengthen and generalize all the basics plus more! Interested in a dog that can sit at a distance, recall on a dime and who will stay focused on you, despite the world trying to steal them away? Want to be able to take your dog out to the park or to a brewery and have them stay calm, even with all the other people and dogs around? Then this is the class for you! Less lectures and more drills will get your dog to place where they can work through life’s distractions!

Age Requirements: All dog 6 months or older are welcome to attend.
Other Requirements: Must have either taken Foundations or another basic manners class at another approved facility. If you aren’t sure if you fit the requirements please contact us and talk to a staff member.
Class Duration: Foundations meets for a 1 one-hour session each week for six weeks.

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Canine Good Citizen Prep Class

Does your dog have basic manners and you are ready to take it to the next level? Check out our Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep class!

The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program is the gold standard for dog behavior. In the CGC test, your dog must pass ten mini-tests including:

      • sitting politely while being petted by a friendly stranger
      • walking loose on a leash around other people
      • staying in place
      • coming when called
      • being left with a new person
This will earn you the official AKC CGC title. Is your dog ready to become a Canine Good Citizen?
AKC CGC Cary NC
AKC CGC Cary NC

This is one of our on-going classes so you can enroll and start class at any time. It is also flexible and accommodates busy schedules. Weekly attendance is not required, and there are no makeup lessons required for missed weeks. You have ten business weeks to attend your six classes. You do not need to know which six dates you will attend ahead of time. We only ask that if you are going to miss a class, you email your instructor beforehand to let them know. Students are given a chance to renew for another six weeks of fun at the end of each package, and can continue to attend in their class session as long as space is available.

We’re sorry, but this class does not cover behavior challenges such as severe on-leash reactivity (barking, growling, and/or lunging at others while on leash), excessive barking, separation anxiety, confinement distress, extreme fearfulness of people or dogs, or aggression as these cannot be covered in a group class setting. If you are experiencing this behavior, please check out our private training options. This way, we can tailor a training program to tackle your dog’s individual needs.

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If there are no classes listed in a particular time slot (or no classes listed at all), then the class is currently sold out. Please contact us to be added to a waitlist!