Classes

My semi-private classes are limited to no more than 6 dogs. These sessions focus on teaching basic obedience and do not typically have time to address difficult individual issues. For individual problem solving, please consider private training.

Each group class is held once a week on the same day of the week as the start date, unless otherwise noted in the class description. Prices are for the entire session and may be paid at the first class.

Most classes are held in and near Redwood City, California 94063. Please check the class registration page or call 650-364-7122 for the exact location.

Please bring the following to all classes:

  • A 6-foot nylon or leather leash. No chain or retractable leases.
  • Advanced class may require a 10-15 foot cotton training lead.
  • A towel or small blanket (no dog beds).
  • Soft morsel treats that can be carried in a treat pouch, training bag, fanny pack, or pockets.
  • For the first class, please print, sign, and bring this liability release form.
You can now register for most of our classes online. To enroll in a Puppy Social class or an Ongoing Agility class, please call Celia at 650-364-7122.Sorry, there's nothing coming up on the schedule right now.
Please see the calendar for a full list of classes and workshops or check back here later.

Class Descriptions

Puppy Social

You MUST sign up. Space is limited!  Please call Celia for future dates: 650-364-7122. These are by invitation only.

Short chat is necessary so we can match your pup to the right social to most benefit them.

****  PLAYTIME ****  SOCIALIZE **** DRAIN SOME PUP ENERGY! ****

For pups, younger dogs or playful adults……….. This is time for safe supervised socialization. A variety of obstacles and experiences are introduced. We also have a puppy play pool for those hot days. We will help owners to recognize body language of dogs during socialization play.

Coffee and treats provided!

These socials are at random dates. The social sessions may have a variety of destination areas, so please verify your date and location.

Puppies must have at least second round of shots.

Fee for Puppy Socials: $20.00 per session

To enroll in a Puppy Social class, please call Celia at 650-364-7122.


Basic Start

LET’S GET GOING!!!!    

This is the start of obedience work for dogs 4 / 5 months up to any age. Start out right with your new member of the family whether a puppy or adult dog. This is a great way to start a relationship of leadership, trust and bonding with your dog.

Introductions of basic commands: Name recognition,  Place, Recall, Sit, Stay, Down, Walk on leash, and Focus.

This course is a 6 week course. First class is orientation for humans only, no dogs please.

Limited Space: Only  6 pups per class. Fee for this class: $175

Sorry, there's nothing coming up on the schedule right now.
Please see the calendar for a full list of classes and workshops or check back here later.


Intermediate I

Don’t stop now…We just started!

We “bump”up your basic skill work by adding the three D’s..duration, distance and distractions for challenge to your place, Focus, sit, down/stay,  leash walks and recalls. We also introduce the leave it, stand & door etiquette.

Beginning exercises for Canine Good Citizen Certificate. (polite meet and greets). We add in a few basic agility footwork skills.

Prerequisite: Dogs should have passed a basic obedience class or private training equivalent. Will be able to perform (at beginner levels) the basic commands in a class environment.

This is a 5 week session.  Fee for this class: $175

Sorry, there's nothing coming up on the schedule right now.
Please see the calendar for a full list of classes and workshops or check back here later.


Intermediate II

Awesome class to continue intermediate training and have some fun by adding some basic agility.This is also a good class to start preparing you and your pup for the AKC Canine Good Citizen’s class.

Commands: Sit, Down Stay with higher duration, distractions and distance. Continuation of working hand signals, stronger Heel position and Stand for exam. Meet and Greets with people/dogs, recall work and supervised separation. Beginning agility, obstacle and foot placement work.

Depending on comfort of owners and ability of dogs, we will be working at times on a long-line to prepare for off leash and distance work.

Some classes will be held outside or at local location, weather permitting

This is a 5 week session.  Fee for this class: $175

Sorry, there's nothing coming up on the schedule right now.
Please see the calendar for a full list of classes and workshops or check back here later.


Advanced I

This is just an all-around fun challenging class. Great class to gain more trust and bonding with your dog. 1 or 2 of these class may be held at off-site locations.

We will bring new levels on all basic/intermediate commands. Introduction to the out-of-site stay and in-motion commands. Agility and more obstacle work continued. Depending on comfort of owners and ability of dogs, we may be working off-leash at times.

Prerequisite: Dog should have completed Intermediate II obedience class or private training. Fee for this class: $175

Sorry, there's nothing coming up on the schedule right now.
Please see the calendar for a full list of classes and workshops or check back here later.


Intro to Agility

Bring out the athlete in your dog!

Please note: This is not for training toward competitive agility.

This is great for confidence building, focusing and bonding with your dog. Agility training is a great structured way for your dog to be mentally stimulated, challenged  and release some physical energy!

You will work with your dog to teach hurdle jumps, tunnels runs, weave through poles, as well as other activities.  We will work toward connecting all the learned obstacles into a running course!

Please wear your tennis shoes!

This is a 5 week session.

Limited space: Only 5 dogs per class. Fee for this class: $175

Sorry, there's nothing coming up on the schedule right now.
Please see the calendar for a full list of classes and workshops or check back here later.


Intermediate Agility

This is a continuance of Intro Agility. We continue linking obstacles into more difficult courses and handler skills. We will be practicing and adding some higher obedience skills.

Prerequisites: Must have basic obedience and basic agility skills.

5 week session

Limited space: Only 5 dogs per class. Fee for this class: $175

Sorry, there's nothing coming up on the schedule right now.
Please see the calendar for a full list of classes and workshops or check back here later.


Ongoing Agility

If you would like to join this class please contact Celia: 650-364-7122.

On-going agility is a class for students that would like to continue practicing and working with their dogs on agility. Although agility is the main focus in this class, we often spice it up with some variety  training, challenging obedience training, refined heeling work and location work.

Prerequisites: Must have basic and intermediate obedience. Also must have some intermediate agility.

This is an on-going session, rates will be pro-rated accordingly to a 6 week session.

Fee for this class: $150

To enroll in an Ongoing Agility class, please call Celia at 650-364-7122.


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