Group Classes

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We've got a variety of group class offerings around the Washington, DC area. If you're looking for something specific but don't see it listed, contact us to let us know your suggestion!

 

GEORGIA CROSSING VETERINARY CENTER

11414 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD

 
 
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Puppy Party!

Join us for a puppy socialization experience in a vet’s office! Have your training and behavior questions answered by a professional dog trainer, learn about puppy body language, acclimate your puppy to being in a vet’s office, and tire your pups out! You must pre-register for puppy party. For pups 8 weeks to 6 months. All puppies must have their first round of vaccinations before puppy party.

Sunday, 12/16 & 1/6/19 10:15am-11:15am. Puppy Party is $15 and you must pre-register.

 
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Let’s Pawty! 11/18 & 12/2

Do you have a wild child? Need a way to harness her exuberance? Join us as we teach your dog the joys of chilling out after the zoomies.  In addition to teaching your dog impulse control, learn how to create a sniffari and DIY food puzzles!

Classes on Sunday 11/18 and Sunday 12/2 at 9:15am.  Class total $60.00.

Dogs 4 months and older welcome!

 
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Pick Me! Free Workshop on 12/16

If you're adding a furry family member this winter, you'll want to join us for insider trainer's tips! Ever wonder where you should look for a pet? Find out how to choose a reputable breeder, shelter, or rescue. Wondering which traits you should look for and what you should avoid? Learn how to pick the best pet for you and your family! This workshop is our gift to you, it’s on us! You must pre-register for this free workshop.

Workshop on Sunday Dec 16 at 9:00am.

This workshop is for people only, please do not bring a dog.

 
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Barking Mad

Are you embarrassed when your dog barks and lunges at other dogs on walks? Wish your dog would be quiet and listen to you with other dogs around? Help is on the way, this is the class for you and your dog with reactivity!

Classes at 9am on Sundays 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10. Class Total $200

Dogs 6 months old and older

 
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Scent Detection

The nose knows! Join us for this fun class teaching dogs how to tell us when they've found a target odor. The target odor can be your keys, an essential oil like birch, anise, & clove, antlers, or an odor you choose!

This class is for beginners and advanced students alike. Class total $120 and is limited to 4 dogs.

Classes at 10:15am on Sundays 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10.

 
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Fido’s Foundations

Want your pup to make good choices and be well behaved? It all starts with a strong foundation. Whether this is puppy’s first class or your rover needs a reboot, you’ll practice important foundational behaviors such as polite greetings, loose leash walking, sit, down, stay, and come. Dogs of all ages welcome!

Efficient, effective, humane training in 4 weeks. Classes at 11:30am on Sundays 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3. Class total $120.00.

 
 

Humane Rescue Alliance

15 Oglethorpe St. NW, Washington, DC

 
 
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Sniff This, Eat That/4 weeks, $120

Sniff this, Eat that! is an introductory nose games class that shows your dog how much fun searching for a specific odor can be. Your dog will learn to stop on odor and tell you when they've found it. You and your dog can do this for fun and for sport. This low impact sport requires very little equipment and is fun for all ages of both people and dogs.

 
 
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Holiday Manners: Canine Skills for House Guests and Parties/4 weeks, $120

Is your dog out of control when guest arrive for the holidays? This specialized, four-week mini-series will teach your dog appropriate manners for when guests come to town. Dogs will learn to go-to-place when people knock at the door; leave it with decorations, food, and presents, and how to relax on their mat during human meals instead of begging for food. They'll also learn how to offer more polite greetings to friends and family.

 
 

Your Dog’s Friend

12221 Parklawn Dr., Rockville, MD

 
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Holiday Manners Workshop/2 Hours, $45

Holidays can be a confusing time for your dog. New people, new activities, new stuff just laying there for the taking. Holidays are a test of self control for our dogs. So, we've come up with a two hour quick introduction, with your dog, to some of what you and your dog should know to make it through these stressful times. We’ll introduce laying on a mat, leave it, go-to-place, and polite greetings. Prerequisite: Positive Basic or Puppy Kindergarten class or positive private training. Dogs in class must be friendly with other dogs and people.

 

Leash and Learn

 
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Leash and Learn

Want to take your dog with reactivity on a managed walk with other dogs and a trainer? Join us as we stagger entrances onto trails and walk with other dog owners who understand the challenges of walking a dog with fear and/or reactivity. Walks in various locations throughout the DMV. Contact us for details.