Group Classes


Group Classes

New Urban Life Skills & Advanced Canine Good Citizen group classes starting in September

Classes run for 60 minutes.  

The price for a 4 week group class is $150 (plus tax)

The price for a 6 week group class is $225 (plus tax)

Drop In Class is $45 (plus tax)


Group classes are NOT suitable for dogs who react by barking, lunging, and or growling at people or other dogs. Contact us if you have any questions.

Private lessons are also available at our facility - call for pricing


Urban Life SkillsThis class is held outdoors in a public setting at various locations.   You will learn and test practical skills in the real world, and have fun!  We will work on how to be polite in public by working on loose leash walking, polite greetings, calmness and settling in new places, stays, focus around distractions, building confidence, etc.  

Prerequisite  for this class is any of our group classes (Puppy Foundations, Life Skills, Advanced Life Skills/puppy, CGC), attended our day School, or approval from one of our instructors. Dogs that enroll must be friendly toward people and accept being around other dogs.  

This class is weather permitting and must meet a minimum of 3 teams for the class to take place.

* New Class Starting! -This is a 4 week class. Dates for this class are Wednesday September 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th at 5:30pm (with rain dates on October 6th and 13th).  Cost for this class is $150 plus tax.  Click here to sign up for Urban Life Skills



Advanced Canine Good Citizen (CGCA):  This class is out in the community at various local locations.  Prerequisite  for this class is Canine Good Citizen, Advanced Life Skills, Advanced Puppy, or approval from one of our instructors.

Take your dog’s CGC skills to the next level by teaching them skills in real-life settings. In this class, you’ll practice calling your dog past a distraction, walking through a real crowd, and even teaching them to “leave” food that may be found on a sidewalk. This class will meet in different local locations. Learn and test practical skills in the real world, and have fun!

Dogs that enroll must be friendly toward people and accept being around other dogs.  This class is weather permitting and must meet a minimum of 3 teams for the class to take place.

New Dates for CGCA class:  This is a 4 week class. Dates for this class are Monday September 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th at 5:30pm (with rain dates on October 4th and 11th).  Cost for this class is $150 plus tax.  Click here to sign up for CGCA Class.


Life Skills 101: Help your dog have excellent manners! 

This class covers impulse control and foundational behaviors like leave It, sit, down, go to bed, a reliable recall, polite greetings, loose leash walking and stay. The first thing we work on is attention and focus on the handler. We want your dog to learn to focus on you, as all good things come from you!  

This class is suitable for all ages. Those just starting out and those needing a little refresher. This class is not for dogs who react by barking, lunging, and or growling at people /dogs or bark obsessively.

Full - Tuesday 6 weeks starting September 7th at 4:30pm -   First class is without dogs


Puppy Foundations:   This class will work on foundations for attention, recall, leash walking, impulse control, stays and more.  We teach this while playing games and having fun with your puppy. With these foundations everything else like leash walking behaving around distractions etc, will be much easier. We'll also be going over exercises that are good for confidence building, socializing, mouthing, etc. 

This class is suitable for puppies 8 weeks to 5 months old.

Full - Tuesday 6 weeks starting September 7th at 7:00 pm -   First class is without dogs


Advanced Life Skills/Puppy -

This class is perfect for dogs that have completed our Life Skills 101 class, Puppy Foundations or have attended our Day School. This class moves to more advanced skills. Adding more distance, distractions and duration.  Perfecting stays, a reliable recall, loose leash walking, polite greetings, impulse control, leave-its and more.

This class is suitable for those that completed Puppy Foundations, Life Skills 101 or have an approval from the instructor.  This class is not for dogs who react by barking, lunging, and or growling at people or other dogs

Full - Tuesday 6 weeks starting September 7th at 5:45 pm


AKC Canine Good Citizen Prep And Tricks Class: 

Our CGC®-Prep School class prepares your dog to become a "Canine Good Citizen". The class runs for 6 weeks. (CGC Test is given on the last week of class). Open for purebreds and mixed breeds! 

The Canine Good Citizen® Test is testing your dog in 10 everyday situations, proofing the dog's obedience, non-aggressiveness and non-fearfulness. It's an excellent way to show your community that you are a responsible dog owner.  To find out more about the Canine Good Citizen visit the AKC Website by clicking here.

Your dog will earn two certificates (CGC and Trick Title) if you successfully complete all through the American Kennel Club 

This class is suitable for dogs over 6 months.

No Class scheduled at this time




Remember...
It’s a Paycheck ~ not a bribe..
Rewarding your dog for the behavior you want to see is not a bribe. We believe in positive reinforcement, if we continue to reinforce the behaviors we desire with positive reinforcers such as food/treats, games and toys the behavior becomes second nature to them. 

Those treats are you dogs pay check, pay up!
Dogs will do more of what the practice.


COVID POLICY UPDATE
May 19 2021

As of Wednesday May 19, 2021 the state of CT per CDC guidelines will not require vaccinated individuals to wear a mask indoors or outdoors.

If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask in the classroom.

If you are fully vaccinated and are not yet comfortable removing your mask, we support your decision.

If you are not yet fully vaccinated, we expect that you will wear your mask to protect yourself and others who are not fully vaccinated yet.

We are completely supportive either way and want to make sure everyone is safe and comfortable!



Some of the classes we provide: 

Puppy Foundations

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy

Basic manners

Life skills

Canine Good Citizen prep

Public outings  - these classes will be held in dog friendly places out in public. 

Tricks and more.