Beginner Classes

Beginner Classes

Beginner classes are designed for those handlers and dogs who are new to the world of dog training! If you have never taken a class before, this is a great place to start! We teach the basics so you and your dog can create a solid bond and foundation on the track to meeting your overall behavior and training goals, as a team.

Puppy Kindergarten

Puppy Kindergarten is the perfect foundation for any puppy between 2 to 5 months. This class is designed to teach your puppy good manners right from the start! We discuss how dogs learn, house training, crate training, managing and troubleshooting problem behaviors and mouthing.

Older Puppy Kindergarten

Our Older Puppy Kindergarten is the perfect foundation manners class for any puppy between 5-11 months old. This class is designed to teach your older good manners right from the start! We discuss how dogs learn, house training, crate training, managing and troubleshooting problem behaviors and mouthing. We’ll also help guide you through your older puppy’s adolescence.

Mind Your Manners 1

Mind Your Manners 1 class is designed to teach you and your dog basic foundation manners. We discuss how dogs learn, introduce polite behaviors and teach you management and problem solving skills. This is the perfect first class for your 5+ month old dog.

Wallflowers (Shy Dog Basic Manners)

Our Wallflowers class is designed especially for shy/fearful dogs who need to learn their basic manners and build confidence. We help your dog learn by creating a calmer environment, focusing on techniques to build bravery, and by giving you the tools for your Wallflower to blossom. For dogs that are 5+ months old.

Manners Starter: Crash Course

Life can be chaotic which means there’s a greater need for consistency and structure for our four-legged friends. The focus of this class is to work on day to day issues, such as begging at the table, greeting strangers, pulling on leash, and rushing through doorways. This course is a great choice for beginner dogs, new pet parents, or dogs that need a refresher course.

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8323 Baldwin Street
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Adoption Center Hours
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11am - 6pm
510-569-0702

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Monday - Saturday
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510-569-1606

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410 Hegenberger Road
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Adoption Center & Spay Neuter Clinic

4651 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA 94568

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925-479-9670
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925-479-9674
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