Group Classes

Month At A Glance...

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** = First session 


Brilliant Puppy

For puppies ages 8-20 weeks

  • Socialize the correct way

  • Learn to train positively & properly

  • Prevent behavior problems by instilling foundation behaviors

  • Expose your puppy to new sounds, sights, smells, dogs, and people in a positive way

  • 15 minutes of puppy playtime included, with on-the-spot feedback from 2 experienced trainers!

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Genius Pup

For adolescent dogs ages 4-14 months

  • Build on foundation behaviors properly & positively

  • Continue your pup's socialization after Brilliant Puppy or other puppy training

  • Strengthen recalls & loose leash walking

  • Introduce down/stay & more!

  • Prepare your pup for CGC or Therapy dog work

  • 15 minutes of puppy playtime included, with on-the-spot feedback from 2 experienced trainers!


Savvy Dog

For adolescent & adult dogs ready to generalize their skills!

  • Advance your training skills & strengthen your relationship with your dog

  • Begin focusing on behaviors needed for Canine Good Citizen & Therapy dog work, or just a wonderful family companion

  • Apply existing behaviors to real-life situations

  • Prepare your pup for public performance!

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Catch Up Your Puppy

For pups who missed their foundational puppy training!

  • Would you love for your pup to...

    • Come when called?

    • Stay when asked?

    • Walk on a loose leash?

    • Keep all 4 paws on the floor, especially when greeting?

  • This class is the perfect way to revisit these foundational behaviors with your adult dog!


Shape Up Your Pup

For dogs that need a refresher - fine tune 4 behaviors in 4 weeks!

  • Perfect for adult dogs needing to fine-tune existing behaviors in a positive, fun way!

  • Solidify your dog's ability to come when called, stay when asked, walk on a loose leash, and keep four on the floor!

  • Strengthen your relationship with your dog properly & positively 


CGC Advantage

For adult dogs preparing for their Canine Good Citizen examination

  • Strengthen the skills necessary to pass the Canine Good Citizen evaluation, including: 

    • Walking through a crowd

    • Sitting politely for petting

    • Loose leash walking

    • Calmly meeting new people & dogs

    • Recalls, down/stays, & three minute separation from owner

  • Strengthen your dog's focus on you

  • A perfect doorway to Therapy Dog work!


Community Canine

An out-and-about style class, perfect for generalizing existing behaviors to new environments

  • Travel to four locations in four weeks!

  • Explore new sights, sounds, smells, and environments with your pup!

  • Generalize existing behaviors to new environments - in a positive and fun way!

  • Improve your pup's confidence & bond with you


Therapy Dog Prep

Prepare to become a therapy dog with the guidance of our National Capital Therapy Dogs board member!

Kelly, our founder & lead trainer, is on the board for NCTD & is their trainer for the Montgomery County, Maryland region. She has an actively working therapy dog and in addition to group prep classes, does private therapy dog work, as well!



An outdoor class for leash reactive dogs!

  • Support your reactive dog in learning how to be calm around their triggers

  • Learn how to manage and train reactive situations in a proper & positive way 

  • Increase your dog's confidence in distracting settings

  • 2-3 trainers for on-the-spot feedback and support


Agility Foundations

Learn foundational skills and handling techniques for canine agility!

  • Develop agility foundational skills & handling techniques

  • Learn & practice elements & short sequences

  • Improve your bond with your dog using positive reinforcement training

  • Provide your pup with mental stimulation & physical exercise!


Rally 1 & 2

Learn the signs for World Cynosport Rally!

  • Improve your dog's impulse control & focus on you

  • Advance your dog's obedience skills, such as loose leash walking & heeling

  • Strengthen your relationship with your dog in a positive training environment!


Agility, Tricks, & Games

Learn foundational agility & tricks skills, and just plain have fun!

  • Give your dog tons of mental and physical enrichment, increasing their confidence & bond with you!

  • Learn to train and play in a positive way!

  • Lay foundations for dog sports 

  • Increase your dog's focus on you and ability to learn and try new things