It’s All Just Fun and Games!

“I recommend Your Dog’s Friend to everyone I meet who has a dog. They are so knowledgible, and truly are positive dog trainers that really care about dogs and their owners.”
 – I.A., Arlington, VA

About this Class:

It’s All Just Fun and Games! uses games to strengthen manners while having fun. Modifications of classic games like Simon Says, Duck-Duck-Goose, Musical Chairs, and Leap Frog are part of the class. Some games are done individually with each dog and handler, while others are done with all class participants. Games strengthen multiple skills like polite leash walking, attention to handler, sit, down and staying calm (impulse control) while other teams take their turns. Other activities include relays and games focusing on recalls, targeting, and basic agility skills. Prerequisite: completion of our basic manners or puppy class or, with instructor’s permission, other positive training. Dogs should be comfortable around other dogs and people. Note: This is not an off-leash play class.


Sarah Stoycos (Laughing Dog Academy)

Fee: $160 for 6 sessions; $120 for 4 sessions

Upcoming Classes

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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.



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Not ready to sign up? Waiting for a better day to fit your schedule? Join the It’s All Just Fun & Games wait list and we’ll email you as soon as we schedule new sessions of this class.