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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, April 30 - June 25, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (no class 5/28)
  • Tuesdays, June 5 - July 31, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (no class 7/3)
  • Mondays, July 9 - August 27, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesdays, August 8 - September 26, 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, April 30 - June 25, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (no class 5/28)
  • Wednesdays, June 6  - August 1, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (no class 7/4)
  • Tuesdays, July 10 - August 28, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesdays, August 7 - September 25, 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:

  • Tuesdays, May 1 - June 26, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (no class 5/15)
  • Mondays, July 9 - August 27, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, August 8 - September 26, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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:

  • Wednesdays, June 6 - August 1, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (no class 7/4)


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.

Upcoming Classes:

  • Fridays, May 18 - June 22, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, $185 for 6 weeks

Advanced Rally

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

Upcoming Classes:

  • Fridays, July 13 - August 3, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, $120 for 4 weeks


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, June 7 - June 28, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thursdays, August 2 - August 23, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 $125 for 4 weeks. 

Heal your Heeling

Improve your walking skills! This course will include classroom exercises and real life walks in the neighborhood.

Upcoming Classes:

$125 for four weeks

  • Thursdays, June 7 - June 28, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Thursdays, August 2 - August 23, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Fit with Fido

Learn how to work out with your dog! An aerobic workout set to music for you AND your dog.  Bring your workout clothes, tennis shoes, and a bottle of water. 

Upcoming Classes

  • To be announced

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: To be Announced


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: To Be Announced



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; no class Sunday, August 19th

  • Level 1: Sundays, July 15 - August 26, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Level 2: Sundays, July 15 - August 26, 10:45 am - 11:45 am
  • Level 3: Sundays, July 15 - August 26,  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



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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