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DogGroup Classes



The most important course you'll ever take! This beginner's course is designed for puppies 7 weeks to 5 months old. This comprehensive course gets your relationship with your puppy off to a great start. Covers all aspects of obedience, appropriate play behaviors and proper management of your puppy's environment. Eight-week course with a one and a half hour class each week.

Limited to 8-12 puppies. Cost is $300 for 8 weeks

Upcoming Classes:

  • Mondays, November 6 - December 18, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (7 weeks only, $265)
  • Wednesdays, December 6 - January 24, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Mondays, January 8 - February 26, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesdays, February 6 - March 27, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Basic Obedience

For dogs 6 months of age and over who have not taken our SuperPuppy course. Focuses on real life skills and manners required of all urban canines. Covers all aspects of obedience, appropriate greeting behaviors and self-control exercises. An 8-week course, with a one hour class each week.

$250 for 8 weeks

Upcoming classes:

  • Mondays, November 6 - December 18, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (7 weeks only, $220)
  • Tuesdays, December 5 - January 23, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Mondays, January 8 - February 26, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, February 7 - March 28, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Beyond Basics Level 1

For graduates of SuperPuppy or Basic Obedience. The goal of this class is to increase reliability with distractions. You'll work on proofing the already learned obedience behaviors so your dog will respond reliably in even the most distracting situations like in the park or when food is present. An 8-week course with a one hour class each week. 

$250 for 8 weeks

Upcoming classes:

  • Thursdays, November 2 - December 28, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, December 6 - January 24, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Thursdays, February 1 - March 22, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Interested in a January obedience class? Check out our Runnin' Recalls and Solid Stays class!

Beyond Basics Level 2

This class is for graduates of Beyond Basics Level 1. Starts off-leash work and distance control.

$250 for 8 weeks

Upcoming classes:

  • Tuesdays, December 5 - January 23, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, January 31 - March 21, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Beyond Basics Level 3: Rally Obedience

Challenge your dog and yourself! Put your obedience skills into action! Rally-O is a fun and energetic dog sport that is taking the nation by storm.

Open to graduates of Beyond Basics Level 2 or with instructor approval.

$185 for 6 weeks

Upcoming Classes

  • Fridays, November 3 - December 15, 6:00 pm  - 7:00 pm

NO CLASS 11/24


Advanced Rally

For graduates of Rally! or Beyond Basics Level 3: An Introduction to Rally Obedience.

Upcoming Classes

  • To be announced


Runnin' Recalls & Solid Stays

A fun tutorial on your dog's two most important skills!

Open to COTW students only. Dogs must be tolerant of other loose dogs and unfamiliar people. Portions of this class will be off leash. Not suitable for fearful or reactive dogs.

Upcoming Classes

  • Thursdays, January 4 - January 25, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 $125 for 4 weeks. Taught by instructor Jennifer Boznos.

Canine Good Citizen

The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program, established in 1989, is an American Kennel Club program to promote responsible dog ownership and to encourage the training of well-mannered dogs. A dog and handler team must take a short behavioral evaluation of less than half an hour; dogs who pass the evaluation earn the Canine Good Citizen certificate.

Upcoming Test: Saturday, December 9th, 2017

$25 per dog

We will be testing from from 9am - 12pm and the test takes approximately 7 minutes. Participants will be assigned a time slot closer to testing date. Participants do not need to sign up for a practice to participate.

Upcoming Practice Tests:

$15 per practice per dog

Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 6pm
Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 6pm


Trick Dog

Rin Tin Tin, Lassie, and now your dog!  TRICK DOG training has become one of the most exciting new areas in dog training today! Participants who pass the Canine Good Citizen test get credit for five of the ten required tricks for the Trick Dog Novice title.

Upcoming Test:

$20 per dog

Saturday, December 9th

The test will begin at 1pm. Participants will be assigned a time closer to the date of the test. There is no practice for TRICK DOG.  Please see the AKC website or click the link below for the approved list of tricks.

TRICK DOG Novice Checklist:



Review your dog's name recall skills.

Upcoming Classes

  • To be announced



With Stacey Hawk of Hawk City K-9. This class is great for newcomers to the sport of agility. Enhance your agility performance and strengthen your obedience skills.

Upcoming Classes:

$200 for six weeks

  • Level 1: Sundays, November 5 - December 17, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Level 2: Sundays, November 5 - December 17, 10:45 am - 11:45 am
  • Level 3: Sundays, November 5 - December 17,  9:30 am - 10:30 am

NO CLASS 11/26

  • Level 1: Sundays, January 7 - February 11, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Level 2: Sundays, January 7 - February 11, 10:45 am - 11:45 am
  • Level 3: Sundays, January 7 - February 11,  9:30 am - 10:30 am



Wag It Games Level 1

For dogs of all ages with basic manners. Build your dog's focus, teamwork and skills. Includes Shadow Skills (heeling on both sides with lots of twists and turns) and No Need For Speed Obstacle Skills (bridges, mini tunnels, hoops and scooters).

$150 for 6 weeks

Upcoming Classes:

  • To be announced

Wag It Games Level 2

Advance your team skills! Shadow Skills - advanced heeling and maneuvering on both sides of the handler. No Need For Speed obstable skills - ramps, sway bridges, mat games and more! Sniff It - Identifying and locating food scents. Dog Ball - lay the foundation for your dog to roll exercise balls with their nose.

$150 for 6 weeks

Upcoming Classes: To be announced

Wag It Games Trial

Wag It! Games Shadow Skills & No Need for Speed Obstacles. WAG IT! GAMES trial participants must be registered with WAG IT! GAMES.  Go to and select 'Dog Registration'.

Upcoming Trials: To be announced


Fit with Fido

Bring your dog to our "gym." An aerobic workout set to music -- for you AND your dog. Be prepared to sweat! Workout clothes (for you!) required.

Upcoming Classes: To be announced


Preparing Your Dog For A Baby

Preparing Your Dog For A Baby Covers reliable responses to obedience cues and specific preparation exercises to familiarize your dog to the sights and sounds of a baby. Whether you are currently pregnant, hope to be expecting soon, or have a family member who will be having a baby, this class is open to all.

Two hour seminar, $60

Call us with your due dates!

Upcoming Classes: To be announced


Tuesday Tutorial 

An intensive review of foundational skills that meets on, you guessed it, Tuesday nights!

$185 for 6 weeks

Upcoming Classes:

  •  To be announced


View our Calendar to see all the dates of upcoming classes!

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