Out & About

In-person at various outdoor locations in and around Rockville, MD

Out & About

This class is not appropriate for dogs that display reactive behaviors (barking, lunging, whining) when on leash. If you have any questions about whether this class is appropriate, please contact the instructor.

This class will take what you learned in previous training classes out into the real world. The first class will be a brief review of the skills you’ll need outside. In each subsequent class, you will walk your dog in outdoor settings with increasing distractions. You and your dog must have already worked on loose-leash walking. No choke, prong, electronic collars or retractable leashes are permitted.  Students from Puppy, Adolescent and Basic Manners classes will find this to be a natural next step in their dog’s (and their own) training.

Prerequisite: Our Puppy Kindergarten, Basic, or Adolescent class or instructor’s permission.

Out & About – Advanced

Out & About – Advanced is for students who have already taken Out & About or who have instructor approval. We will meet in different locations and add more challenging behaviors.

Prerequisite: Out & About or permission of the instructor.

Out & About – 3- Week Winter Lights Edition

Soak up the season and enjoy walking with your dog at three different local outdoor locations with festive winter lights! Practice loose leash walking around other dog friends and beautiful scenery.

Prerequisite: Our Puppy Kindergarten, Basic, or Adolescent class or instructor’s permission.


  • Kelly Burgdorf (Horses and Hounds Training)
  • Robin Shepherd (Infinite Dog)


  • Out & About: $165: Four sessions, 60 minutes each; or $110: Three sessions, 60 minutes each
  • Out & About – Advanced: $165: Four sessions, 60 minutes each
  • Out & About – 3-Week Winter Lights Edition: $110: Three sessions, 60 minutes each

Upcoming Classes

If a class is listed in the box below, please check Class Schedule for days off and the last date of class.

If the box is empty, there are no classes currently scheduled. Please join the notification list at the bottom of this  page, so we can email you when we schedule the next 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.


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Not ready to sign up? Waiting for a better day to fit your schedule? Join the Out & About notification list and we’ll email you as soon as we schedule new sessions of this class.