Our training center in Rockville is currently closed for all in-person classes due to flooding. Online classes, Out & About, and webinars are not affected.

Beyond Basic

Intermediate Manners
Take your training to the next level with real-life applications. If your dog already knows the basics, this class will offer new challenges!
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Out & About
Put your obedience skills to the test when you work as a team with your dog in the distractions of the outside world.
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Living in Peace at Home with Your Adolescent Dog
This four-week online class will help you work on challenging behaviors that are specific to keeping the peace in your home.
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Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep
Fine-tune your dog’s obedience skills as you prepare for the ten exercises required to pass the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen test.
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Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGCU) Prep
The AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen program requires dogs to demonstrate CGC skills in a more urban setting that includes traffic, crowds, noises, smells and other distractions that are present in a city or town. This class meets outside in different locations each week.
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Advanced Canine Good Citizen (CGCA) Prep
Take your dog’s CGC skills to the next level by teaching them skills in real-life settings. In this class, you’ll practice calling your dog past a distraction, walking through a real crowd, and even teaching them to “leave” food that may be found on a sidewalk. This class meets outside in different locations each week.
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Passing Dogs on Leash: Skills for Success
Does your dog-friendly dog tune you out around other dogs? Does your dog pull with excitement toward other dogs? Wonder whether to let your dog meet other dogs on leash? This four-week class will teach you and your dog the skills and knowledge to successfully navigate these situations.
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Recess!
Come play schoolyard games adapted for dogs! We will use games to strengthen your relationship with your dog and improve their basic manners.
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Leash Manners
In this 3-week class, you will learn how to get and keep your dog’s attention, leash handling skills, how to reinforce your dog effectively, and how to maneuver around distractions.
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Love the Leash: End the Tug of War
In this four-session class you’ll learn ways to help you and your dog to loosen the leash, and to walk together in harmony.
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Love the Leash: Relationship Walking
Join us to create wonderful walks with attention games, patterned courses, free-walking, and sports foundations.
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