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Group Classes & Clinics

Group classes are kept small to ensure maximum opportunity for individual instruction. Private lessons and training equipment are available at a discount to anyone currently enrolled.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to enroll. Deposits may be transferred to another class or training program if we feel it may be more suitable for your dog. Classes and schedules are subject to change and made at the discretion of the instructor.

All classes are held at For Dog's Sake. Call us to enroll.
Toys 101

10:00am - 11:15pm Saturday, 5/27/2017

Turn your dog's favorite toys into powerful training tools. Stimulate your dog mentally and physically through indoor play over frigid months. Build your dog's toy drive while learning how to channel arousal productively and teach amazing impulse control. Does your dog tug or chase toys like mad, yet balk at releasing or retrieving them? Don't miss this fun winter workshop!

This is a one-day clinic with very limited slots. Attendees will receive individual coaching. Call to enroll.

Stay 101

10:00am - 11:15am Saturday, TBD

A perfect stay looks deceptively simple, yet there are many moving parts. From foundation skills to proofing exercises, a lot goes into that final elegant product, including practicing with distance, distraction, and duration. This clinic is appropriate for any older puppy or adult dog, from beginner to advanced. Whether they never hold still or it's actually their strong suit, we will meet them where they are and go from there! .
This is a one-day clinic with very limited slots. Attendees will receive individual coaching. Call to enroll.

Canine Good Citizen Test Prep

10:00am - 11:15am Saturday, 5/20/2017

This clinic will be devoted to preparing future CGC Test takers to pass will flying colors. Whether you need help with that one sticky exercise, or want to go through a dry run of the full exam, working in advance with a longtime CGC Test Evaluator will set you and your dog up for success.

This is a one-day clinic with very limited slots. Attendees will receive individual coaching. Call to enroll.

AKC Canine Good Citizen Test


By appointment only. Call for details.

Puppy Kindergarten

10:00am - 11:00am Sundays: starts 11/5/2017


Raising an urban puppy has its own set of challenges, and the importance of early socialization and foundation training cannot be overstated. This class promotes confidence and appropriate play, along with introducing basic skills and training techniques. Prevent bad habits before they start by teaching early and often!
Course runs for 5 weeks and includes a clicker and a copy of the comprehensive book Puppy Start Right. Graduates are eligible for future discounts.

Basic Skills & Manners

11:00am - 12:00pm Sundays: starts 10/29/2017

You and your dog are coached as a team toward more fluent communication, better manners, and basic skills. This class is ideal for older puppies and adolescents, as well as adult dogs whose skills have lapsed.
Course runs for 6 weeks. Graduates are eligible for future discounts.

Intermediate/Advanced Obedience


Take your dog's attention and responsiveness to a new level. Whether you want off-leash reliability or impeccable behavior in public, the key is further learning. Prepare your dog for long-term success even in challenging situations with the same techniques used by professional trainers.
A foundation of basic training is required (call for details). Course runs for 5 weeks.