Group Classes

Month At A Glance...

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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!

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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!

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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 

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Adam Caar

Developer

Use this space to introduce yourself and share your professional history.

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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!

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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

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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!

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Growly

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

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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!

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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!

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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