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 – P.B., Washington, DC

Distracted Dog Class

In-person Puppy Kindergarten at our Training Center in Rockville, MD

About this Class:

This is the right class for dogs who are obedient angels in the kitchen but are unable to ignore distractions outdoors, who collect treats from you but forget you’re there as soon as they’ve swallowed, and who have a hard time controlling their doggy impulses. It seems everything in their environment is more important than you. Using scientifically sound training techniques, this class will show you how to turn that frustrating behavior into happy, focused attention. And it will show your dog that making appropriate behavior choices will bring on a bonanza of goodies.

Prerequisite: This class is best suited for dogs who have taken a foundation class and at least one beyond foundation class or have equivalent skills. Prospective candidates must speak with the instructor to ensure this class is suitable for their dog.


  • Alfhild (Al) Winder (Come When Called Dog Training)


  • $225: Six sessions, 75 minutes each

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.



Join the Wait List

Not ready to sign up? Waiting for a better day to fit your schedule? Join the Distracted Dog Class wait list and we’ll email you as soon as we schedule new sessions of this class.