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Dog Training I

Dog Training I is the perfect obedience course for dogs that have never taken a class before or for dogs needing to brush up on rusty obedience skills. We use innovative and unique training methods that are specifically designed for adolescent and adult dogs which may be inattentive or ill-mannered.

Our absolutely unique and innovative all-or-none reward training techniques make training adolescent and adult dogs a peaceful and enjoyable experience. Initial exercises focus on calming, settling-down and regaining attention to facilitate teaching basic manners - sit, down, stand, stay, walking on-leash and polite greetings.

This class is taught on-leash.

Dog Training 1 CURRICULUM

Sit, Stand & Down
Stay, Come, Follow & Heel
Leave it & Take it
Settle Down
Handling & Gentling
Stop Jumping Up
Polite Greetings

WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS

Proof of rabies vaccination is required at the first class. We strongly prefer documentation on paper as opposed to a rabies tags. This is a legal requirement and your dog will not be allowed to participate until proof has been furnished.

Have your dog wear a flat, buckle/snap collar – no harnesses or training collars that tighten. Please have your pooch on a 6’ leash. “Flexi” leashes are not appropriate for class.

Don’t feed your dog right before class. Instead, bring their kibble to class in a ziploc bag for use as lures and rewards while training. Also bring a few extra-tasty treats to reward your pup for their best performances. Make sure your treats are in small, bite-sized pieces that won’t fill your pup up or take long for them to eat.

Requirements

Requirements: 

Temperament: Dogs must be friendly and non-reactive with other dogs and people.

Age: Dogs who are older than 19 weeks.

Vaccine: Rabies vaccine or up-to-date vaccination is required. Please note: Our Oakland West location has an additional vaccine requirement for Bordetella. We strongly recommend this additional vaccine if your class is held in any canine facility, but is only required in Oakland West.

Handlers: We require at least one adult handler per dog enrolled. We encourage the whole family attend the class together, children must be at least 3 years old to attend (or if younger, a 2nd adult must be present.

Length: 
This class is $200 for five consecutive sessions unless a break is mentioned. Each session is approximately 50 minutes per week. Each session will meet on the same day and time each week.

Available classes

Class info Location Trainer Day Time Start Info Sign Up
Dog Training I Corte Madera Rayel Thursday 7:30pm Jan 25 Class info
Dog Training I Sacramento Heidi Thursday 6:00pm Jan 25 Class info Join the waiting list
Dog Training I SF Stonestown Carlie Thursday 6:30pm Jan 25 Class info
Dog Training I San Ramon Keri Saturday 11:30am Jan 27 Class info Join the waiting list
Dog Training I San Carlos Naomi Monday 7:00pm Jan 29 Class info
Dog Training I Oakland West Leanne Tuesday 8:00pm Jan 30 Class info
Dog Training I SF Stonestown Carlie Saturday Noon Feb 3 Class info Join the waiting list
Dog Training I Roseville Dana Tuesday 7:00pm Feb 6 Class info
Dog Training I Sunnyvale S Mary Sarah Monday 8:00pm Feb 19 Class info Join the waiting list
Dog Training I Berkeley Leanne Thursday 8:00pm Feb 22 Class info
Dog Training I Oakland Montclair Leanne Wednesday 8:30pm Feb 28 Class info
Dog Training I Sacramento Heidi Thursday 6:00pm Mar 1 Class info
Dog Training I San Jose Eleanor Saturday 11:30am Mar 3 Class info
Dog Training I Los Gatos Janelle Saturday 10:00am Mar 3 Class info
Dog Training I Campbell Kristi Tuesday 7:00pm Mar 6 Class info
Dog Training I Oakland Montclair Antonia Saturday 10:30am Mar 17 Class info
Dog Training I SF Stonestown Carlie Saturday 11:00am Mar 17 Class info
Dog Training I San Rafael Rayel Monday 7:00pm Mar 19 Class info
Dog Training I San Ramon Keri Wednesday 7:30pm Mar 21 Class info
Dog Training I San Jose Lynette Thursday 7:15pm Mar 22 Class info
Dog Training I Los Gatos Janelle Monday 7:00pm Mar 26 Class info
Dog Training I Oakland Montclair Antonia Tuesday 7:30pm Mar 27 Class info
Dog Training I Fremont Kristi Wednesday 7:00pm Mar 28 Class info
Dog Training I Walnut Creek Keri Tuesday 6:45pm Apr 3 Class info
Dog Training I SF Stonestown Carlie Tuesday 7:00pm Apr 3 Class info
Dog Training I Campbell Sarah Saturday 10:30am Apr 7 Class info
Dog Training I Berkeley Leanne Saturday 11:00am Apr 7 Class info
Dog Training I Oakland West Leanne Tuesday 8:00pm Apr 10 Class info
Dog Training I Sunnyvale S Mary Janelle Tuesday 7:00pm Apr 10 Class info
Dog Training I San Ramon Keri Saturday 11:30am Apr 14 Class info
Dog Training I San Carlos Naomi Monday 7:00pm Apr 16 Class info
Dog Training I Roseville Dana Tuesday 7:00pm Apr 17 Class info
Dog Training I Martinez Lea Saturday 10:30am May 5 Class info