beyond puppy Classes

Whether you’re working on basics, ready to work on some fancy tricks, or maybe refine your leash skills – we’ve got classes that will keep your training fun and challenging.

LEARNING TO DOG

Have you just adopted a new dog and need to get your training  started? Or maybe you need some help brushing up on the fundamentals? This class will focus on the use of positive reinforcement to teach behaviors such as attention, stay, leash manners, leave it, and more!

WHO? For dogs 12 months and older

COST: 6 weeks of classes $240

Prerequisite: None

WALK WITH ME & RECALL

A relaxing walk with our dogs is one of the great joys in life! Come and learn the foundation skills you need to make your your walks more enjoyable for both you and your dog. We will also play games to build a reliable recall behavior.

WHO? For dogs 6 months and older

COST: 5 weeks of classes $199

Prerequisite: Learning to Puppy, Learning to Dog, or instructor’s permission

TRICKS FOR CLICKS

Training tricks provides physical and mental exercise, and enhances training of the ‘basics’.  We will be using clicker training in this class to enhance communication between you and your dog.  We will decide as a class what tricks we’d like to focus on.

WHO? For dogs 6 months and older

COST: 5 weeks of classes $199

Prerequisite: Learning to Puppy, Learning to Dog, or instructor’s permission.

 

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (CGC)

This class will help you prepare for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) exam, focusing on 10 basic skills to ensure your dog is well mannered in your community around people and other dogs. Many therapy dog programs require CGC certification.  Along with the skills mastered in this class,  you will work on building a bond with your best canine companion.

WHO? For dogs 6 months and older

COST: 6 weeks of classes $240

Prerequisite: Learning to Puppy, Learning to Dog, or instructor’s permission.

To learn more about the Canine Good Citizen Certificate, please visit the AKC website.

GAME NIGHT

This class meets to practice skills such as loose leash walking, settling, and more using a game format. We’ll play game such as tic tac toe, musical chairs, red light-green light to practice these skills around people and dogs. Expect a dynamic class with a lot of laughter, friendly competition and prizes!

WHO? This class is for dogs of any age who can work comfortably around other dogs

COST: 4 weeks of classes $110

Prerequisite: Learning to Puppy, Learning to Dog, Canine Good Citizen, or instructor’s permission.

 

NEW CLASSES COMING IN FALL 2022

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Providing professional force-free, positive reinforcement training, including puppy preschool, private puppy training, puppy classes, dog training, canine good citizen, and more in Durham, and surrounding areas including Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Morrisville, Bahama, Northwest Raleigh. Our puppy classes are held in our training studio in central Durham (902 Cleveland Street).