Training by Design

“Design Your Own Training Class filled in the gaps in our training and got us ready for other classes!”
 – J.S., Silver Spring, MD

About this Class:

This class is students’ choice. You will submit the training skills you want to work on, and the instructor will develop appropriate exercises for you and your dog. Different students may even work on different things at the same time. These could be skills or activities – like tricks, manners, or preparation for sports. This is a great option if you are wondering what to do after your puppy or basic class. Just make sure that your dog will take food easily in a classroom environment. Limited to six dogs. NOTE: If your dog is very reactive, anxious, or aggressive, please contact the instructor, Jeni Grant, at 301-349-2449 to discuss whether this is the correct class for you.

Susan Sanderson

Fee: $155

Upcoming Classes

If a class is listed in the box below, please check Schedule at a Glance for days off and the last date of class.

If the box is empty, there are no classes currently scheduled. Please join the wait list at the bottom of this  page, so we can email you when we schedule the next class.


Class fees help support the free programs and services provided by Your Dog’s Friend, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and supporting dog parents.



Join the Wait List

Design Your Own Training Class is one of the many classes that rotate in and out of our weekday mornings slot. If you are free on weekdays between 10 am and noon, join the Weekday Morning Class wait list and we’ll email you as soon as we schedule new classes.