Adolescent Dog Class (Beginner Class)

We have two options for Adolescent Dog Class:
  • Live, online (via Zoom)
  • In-person

Please be sure to take note of which version you are registering for.

Note: Puppy Kindergarten grads, Adolescent is a beginner class. Check out Puppy 1st Grade instead, which is an intermediate class!

Live, online Adolescent Dog via Zoom

  • Fee: $190
  • Six, 60-minute sessions
  • Dogs may be 5 months to 18 months old.
  • We will be using Zoom for this class, so you will need to have internet access and a smartphone or a computer.  Before your first session, your instructor will send you log-in information as well as tips on how to prepare for the class.
  • Instructors will use live demos, discussion and pre-recorded videos. You will also receive coaching from the instructor as you work with your own dog.
  • Join us from anywhere!
  • You’ll be surprised how well your dog can focus on you in your home environment!

In-person Adolescent Dog Class

  • Fee: $200
  • Six, 60-minute sessions
  • Dogs may be 5 months to 18 months old.

About this Class:

If your puppy is too old for Puppy Kindergarten then Adolescent Dog might be for you!   This is a beginner class where you will: start training your puppy in basic good manners (like sit, come, loose-leash walking, wait, leave it, attention, settle); learn how to deal with typical adolescent challenges; and practice training exercises, like “drop it” and handling, to help prevent future fear and aggression issues.

We use only positive methods – no choke, prong, or electronic collars. Training is fun for both you and your dog!


  • Sarah Stoycos (Laughing Dog Academy)
  • Lisa Arant (Small and Tall Dog Training)
  • Marnie Montgomery (Joyful Dog)
  • Joyce Loebig (Rewards Dog Training)
  • Melissa Dilla (Metropolitan Dog)
  • Kelly Burgdorf


  • Live, online: $190
  • In-person: $200

Number and length of class sessions:

  • Live, online: Six sessions, 60 minutes each
  • In-person: Six sessions, 60 minutes each

Upcoming Classes

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. Check out our Basic Manners 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.