beyond puppy Classes

Small group classes to keep your training fun & engaging!

Learning to Dog Training Club

Join us for weekly drop-in classes to learn new skills or bring your training to the next level. Your dog benefits from the mental stimulation and dedicated time with you! If you struggle to get your training time in, need practice around other dogs and people, or just want to have fun with your dog, join us! See the Spring 2024 Schedule.

WHO? For dogs 6 months and older

COST: $40 per class

Prerequisite: Learning to Puppy, Middle School, or call 919-451-4226 for instructor’s permission.

 

WALK WITH ME

A relaxing walk with our dogs is one of the great joys in life! Learn the foundation skills you need to make your your walks more enjoyable for both you and your dog.

WHO? For dogs 6 months and older

COST: 4 weeks of classes $140

Prerequisite: Learning to Puppy, Middle School, or call 919-451-4226 for instructor’s permission

SAY HI! POLITE GREETINGS

This class will help you and your dog build the skills needed for polite greetings. We’ll train several greeting routines and then help you customize a routine that makes the most sense for you and your dog.

WHO? For dogs 6 months and older

COST: 4 weeks of classes $140

Prerequisite: Learning to Puppy, Middle School, or call 919-451-4226 for 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: 4 weeks of classes $140

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. 

WHO? For dogs 6 months and older

COST: 6 weeks of classes $215

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.

Seasonal Classes

We offer other specialty classes and workshops throughout the year. Examples include Nosework, Reactive Dog Class, Manners for the Holidays, and Game Nights. If you’d like to be notified when new classes are open for registration, sign up for our newsletter!

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Providing professional force-free, positive reinforcement training, including puppy school, 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).