Basic Manners

(Beginner Class)

We  have two options for Basic Manners:
  • Live, online (via Zoom), a great choice for dogs who might be too distracted, nervous, overstimulated, or reactive to learn in the in-person class setting.
  • In-person

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

Live, online Basic Manners via Zoom

  • Fee: $190
  • Six, 60-minute sessions
  • Dog may be 6 months old and over.
  • 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 Basic Manners

  • Fee: $200
  • Six, 60-minute sessions
  • Dogs may be 6 months old and over.

About this Class:

Your dog wants to spend time with you. You want a well-mannered companion. In this class, you both win! Working as a team, you will help your dog learn basic skills and practice training exercises while working around other dogs. Basic Manners is also a stepping stone to many of our other classes.

The online version is a great training foundations class choice for dogs who may be too distracted, nervous, overstimulated, or reactive to learn in the in-person class setting.

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


  • Melissa Dilla (Metropolitan Dog)
  • Joyce Loebig (Rewards Dog Training)
  • Sarah Stoycos (Laughing Dog Academy)
  • Susan Sanderson (Joyful Dog)
  • Robin Shepherd (Infinite Dog)
  • Veronica Beman (Heart’s Content Dog Training)
  • Debbie Nathanson (Good Pets)


  • 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.


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.