Group Classes 2020-02-06T13:54:56+00:00

Group Classes

Positive Training in a Group Setting.

                                                     Upcoming Classes

For Puppies

Puppy Kindergarten

Our puppy class is designed to help you raise a confident, well-mannered dog and to prevent many problem behaviors before they start. Here are some highlights of our puppy classes and how we stand apart:

  • Learn to teach your puppy important skills like sit and down, how to walk politely on leash, and to come when called (every time)!
  • We’ll help you with house training, how to handle puppy biting, jumping, chewing and more!
  • Socialization done RIGHT!  Your puppy will leave class with confidence (we organize puppy play sessions to be sure that no puppy gets overwhelmed and reverts to defensive behavior).

$200+tax

6 weeks, 1 hour each week

For puppies: 10 weeks – 20 weeks

Other notes:

  • Kids welcome!
  • Positive reward training ONLY
  • EXTRA BONUS: detailed weekly class recap sent to you 
  • SMALL classes (capped at 5)

Upcoming Start Dates:

Sunday, Feb 23rd at 10:30am

Sunday, April 5th at 9:00am

Puppy Grade School

Now that your puppy has graduated from Puppy I, it’s time to take their training up a notch! We’ll work on the following skills:

  • Introduction of stay and wait
  • Take loose leash walking and a reliable recall to the next level 
  • Learn and reinforce impulse control and leave it
  • Class will include off-leash play time for puppies when possible
  • Includes detailed homework assignments, sent weekly; as well as addition to our closed Facebook group for Sandy Paws clients

$200+tax

6 weeks, 1 hour each week

For graduates of Puppy I or Private Puppy Training

Upcoming Start Dates:

Sunday, Feb 23rd at 9am

Pup-agility

It’s time to have some fun with your puppy.  Let’s introduce your puppy to obstacles used in agility training!

  • Learn to navigate obstacles
  • Class is both fun and great exercise!
  • Practice foundational behaviors like sit, down and stay

Adult dogs  who are looking for some fun are also welcome.

$145+tax

4 weeks, 1 hour each week

For dogs 4+ months

Puppy Socials (play groups)

Puppy socialization is so important while they are young and impressionable. Join us for supervised play and socialization!

  • 1 hour long play and socialization sessions
  • Puppies/dogs are divided by age, size and play style
  • Supervised by professional dog trainers
  • Trainers will cover dog body language and dog-dog communication
  • Practice of basic skills will be included as part of the social

$20 drop-in fee.

1 hour (not a continuing class)

For dogs under 2 yrs.

For Dogs 6+ Months

Basic Manners

Join this family dog class to get started with training or practice around distractions!

  • The basic skills that all dogs should know – sit, down, stay, leave it, come when called, and leash walking
  • Learn how to address behaviors like jumping, barking, nipping, chewing, etc.
  • We’ll cover important topics like: dog body language; proper use of harnesses/head halters; etc.
  • Includes detailed homework assignments, sent weekly; as well as addition to our closed Facebook group for Sandy Paws clients

$200 + tax

6 weeks, 1 hour each week

For dogs 6+ months

Best for: newly adopted dogs over 5 months, puppy grads, teen dogs that are not “wild childs” and adult dogs that need a refresher.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Wed, Feb 26th at 5:30pm

Wed, April 15th at 6:30pm

Intermediate Manners

Let’s take our dog’s skills to the next level! We will work on:

  • holding a stay even when you walk away,
  • leaving food dropped on the floor,
  • coming when called from distractions, and
  • polite leash walking around other dogs
  • Includes detailed homework assignments, sent weekly; as well as addition to our closed Facebook group for Sandy Paws clients

Best for: graduates of Basic Manners or the equivalent

$200+ tax

6 weeks, 1 hour each week

Upcoming  Start Dates:

Web, Feb 26th at 6:30pm

Advanced Manners

Dogs and owners will learn and practice the following skills:

  • to pass other dogs on leash without pulling,
  • to heel with owner around a short course,
  • to sit and stay for petting by a stranger, as well as allow grooming,
  • to perform 20 ft. stays, and
  • to be calm around a variety of distractions and walk through a crowd.

Prerequisites: Mastery of Basic and Intermediate Manners levels.

$185+ tax

5 weeks, 1 hour each week

For dogs 6+ months

Upcoming Start Dates:

Wed, April 15th at 7:30pm

Tricks Class!

This class is a great continuing education class for dogs and puppies alike. Take multiple times as every class will be different! Dog trick training classes are a fantastic way to have more fun and build a stronger relationship with your dog.  We are introducing this course for the first time in Spring 2020, but if it takes off, we’ll be able to offer various levels.

Our tricks classes also encompass many doggie dance moves like weaving through your legs, walking backward and spinning in circles.

Best for: dogs who have successfully completed Puppy and Intermediate Puppy or Basic Manners class.

$155 + tax

4 weeks, 1 hour each week

For dogs 6+ months

Upcoming Start Dates:

Wed, Feb 26th at 7:30pm

Wild Child! Taming Your Teenage Dog

Adolescence can be a rough time in your dog’s life and in yours. Join us with your wild child to work on focus and calm. Class will focus on:

  • Better listening skills (oh, you were calling MY name?)
  • Impulse control exercises (jumping on visitors is not what you want?)
  • Calm behaviors (you want me to lay down instead of barking?)
  • Other “teen dog” issues will be addressed as well
  • Includes detailed homework assignments, sent weekly; as well as addition to our closed Facebook group for Sandy Paws clients

Best for: rambunctious adolescent dogs (6 – 18 months)

$185 + tax

5 weeks, 1 hour each week

For dogs 6 – 18 months

Upcoming Start Dates:

Wednesday, April 15th at 5:30pm

Please send us an email if you are interested in attending a class.  We do not allow for class registration before first connecting with our trainer.  Thank you!

Group classes are not suitable for dogs who growl, lunge or bark excessively at other people or dogs.  If you are experiencing this behavior, please contact us to discuss other training options.