At Our Rockville, MD Training Center
- Puppy Kindergarten (beginner class)
Training, socialization, and play for puppies.
- Puppy Party
Play and learn with puppy friends. You pay for only the dates you register for.
- Puppy Social
In your one-on-one guided session, learn how to help your puppy explore new items and build confidence.
- Puppy 1st Grade
Prerequisite: Puppy Kindergarten. This class is also appropriate for puppies who have completed Advanced Puppy and Puppapalooza.
- Puppy 2nd Grade
Prerequisite: Puppy 1st Grade.
Basic Foundation Classes
- Adolescent Dog Class
Start teaching your adolescent dog, 5 months to 1 year old, basic good manners; learn how to deal with typical adolescent challenges; and practice training exercises to help prevent future fear and aggression issues.
- Basic Manners
Learn to speak “Doglish” and build a bond between you and your dog while learning valuable skills like Come, Sit, Wait, Leave It, and loose leash walking.
Beyond the Basics Classes
- 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.
- 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!
- Confidence Building
This class is good for puppies, budding therapy dogs, and timid dogs that need a little help learning that the world isn’t such a scary place.
Sports & Enrichment Classes
- Novice Tricks Prep
Have fun learning the tricks you’ll need to prepare for either the AKC or the Do More With Your Dog Novice Tricks Test!
- Intermediate Tricks Prep
Learn the tricks you’ll need to prepare for either the AKC or the Do More With Your Dog Intermediate Tricks Test!
- Tricks Level 2
Learn even more fun tricks!
- Rally – Novice
You’ll follow signs and practice important behaviors in a fun way with increasing distractions. We’ll be using AKC Novice signs, treats, and praise.
- Agility Skills for All Levels
This class is for all levels – from those who have never taken agility before to those who have been in Agility 3. Due to COVID, we will focus on skills you can train your dog without the humans having to huff and puff and run.
- Drop-In Agility Courses
Single-session, one-hour specialty classes. Prerequisite: Agility Games or instructor permission.
- Agility Special
Single-session, one-hour specialty classes.
- Nose Work 1
Your dog will get to use their natural instincts to sniff and chase while being physically and mentally challenged. You and your dog can continue through the levels and compete along the way.
Outdoor Classes – In and Around Rockville, MD
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.