Out & About

“I have come to trust Your Dog’s Friend as an authority on all things dog, and the all-positive training has been terrific. If I could give the place 6 stars, I would!”
 – P.B., Washington, DC

About this Class:

This class will take what you learned in previous training classes out into the real world. The first class will be a brief review of the skills you’ll need outside. In each subsequent class, you will walk your dog in outdoor settings with increasing distractions. You and your dog must have already worked on loose-leash walking. No choke, prong or electronic collars will be permitted. This class is not for dogs with severe shyness or reactivity issues. If you have questions about whether this class is appropriate for your dog, please contact the instructor before registering. Generally, students from Leash Manners and Basic Manners I & II will find this to be a natural next step in their dog’s (and their own) training.

Prerequisite: Our Puppy K or Basic class or instructor’s permission.

Sarah Stoycos (Laughing Dog Academy) – sstoycos@gmail.com

Fee: $120 for four weeks

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 Out & About wait list and we’ll email you as soon as we schedule new sessions of this class.