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!

 

Maryland Classes

Silver Spring and Rockville

 
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Skills Solutions Series

Want to work on one behavior challenge at a time? Need to brush up on a certain skill? Then this skills solutions series is for you! Each 45 minute class will focus on one behavior challenge at a time. Classes are Jump School, Walk This Way, and Come Here! Sign up for one, two, or all three! Each class is $35.00

Sunday April 7

10am - 10:45am Jump School - Teach your dog how to great people politely and lay on a mat instead of counter surfing.

11am - 11:45am Walk This Way - Teach your dog to pay attention to you on walks, even with distractions.

12pm - 12:45pm Come Here! - Teach your dog to come when called, even with distractions.

Classes at Georgia Crossing Vet Center 11414 Georgia Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902.

 
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Sniff and Go April 14th

Looking to practice nosework in a new location? Is your dog on birch, anise, and/or clove? Join us for a fun sniff and go practice session in a veterinarian office!

Workshop 11:30am - 12:30pm on Sunday 4/14 at Georgia Crossing Vet Center 11414 Georgia Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902 Cost is $25.00.

 
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Vet Visit & Grooming Tricks

Would you like your dog to cooperate with his or her veterinary and husbandry care? Join us as we train tricks useful for vet visits, bath time, and nail trims. Train these tricks now so that the next vet visit, bath time, and nail trim are easier for everyone and less scary for your dog. Dogs of all ages welcome. Great way to acclimate your puppy now for a lifetime of vet visits, baths, and nail trims!

Efficient, effective, humane training in 3 weeks. Classes 10:15am - 11:15am Sundays 4/14, 4/28, 5/12

 
 
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Barking Mad April 2019

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 9am - 10am on Sundays 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12. Classes held at Georgia Crossing Vet Center 11414 Georgia Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902 Class Total $225

Dogs 6 months old and older

 
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Indoor Voices June 2019

Does your dog bark at nearly everything? Looking for your dog to resign his sentry duties and add quiet and calm skills to his resume?  Join us while we teach your dogs the joys of chilling out, being quiet, paying attention to you, leave it, polite greetings, and make a plan to mitigate stressors/triggers.

This class is for dogs 6 months old and up. Class total $225 and is limited to 4 dogs.

Five Classes Total. Orientation without dogs on 5/12 10:15-11:15am or via video. Classes with dogs 9am - 10am on Sundays 6/2, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30. Classes at Georgia Crossing Vet Center 11414 Georgia Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902

 
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Simmer Down Now Workshop at Your Dog’s Friend

Do you wish your dog would just settle down already? Do you want to know how to encourage your dog to relax? The behaviors learned in this two-hour class will help encourage your dog to settle both at home, when you have guests or deliveries, and on the road, like at kids’ soccer games and outdoor cafes.

Sunday, 3/24 5:30pm - 7:30, $50

Dogs must be friendly with other dogs and people.

 
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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.

Upcoming Walk Schedule: Monday 4/1 12pm - 1pm, Wednesday 4/24 11:30am - 12:30pm, Friday 5/3 11:30am - 12:30pm, Monday 5/13 12pm - 1pm. Please contact us for details.

 
 

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.