Group Classes

Do you want a dog that you can take anywhere?

You and your dog have goals! You want to be welcome at your family and friends’ homes, attend dog friendly events, run on the beach off-leash, and even travel together.

Register for Group Classes

You and your dog love the challenge of a group class setting and enjoy meeting other owners and their dogs. I have classes that can help get your dog ready for real life!

Looking for an experience that is equal parts training and socialization?

Your puppy needs to learn basic commands and good manners, and you’re concerned
that he should be also learning how to play with other puppies at his age.

Your puppy can learn basic skills while having a blast meeting other puppies and new people.

Kinderpuppy Class

Join my next Kinderpuppy Class! We’ll teach your puppy key commands in a fun atmosphere, with tons of socialization.

I’ll show you commands like sit, down, stay, leave it, wait at doors, eye contact, loose leash walking, and come. We’ll also practice appropriate dog and people interactions. Ready to teach your puppy manners around distractions and instill confidence? We’ll cover that too, so he grows up to be a well-balanced family pet. Plus, I’ll give you real-life guidance on housetraining, nipping, jumping, and address any worrisome behaviors. Kinderpuppy Class lasts for six weeks, no puppies the first class. All summer classes are full until August.

6 weeks for $145
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Just the Basics Class

Bring your pup to our next Basics’ class. Just the Basics’ is a great introductory class for dogs six months of age or over. Build your relationship while teaching good manners and basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stand, stay, wait, leave it, watch me, walk on a loose leash, go to your bed, come, and hand signals. Topics include polite greetings. techniques for preventing unwanted behaviors, and appropriate dog to dog interactions. Just the Basics’ lasts for six weeks, no dogs the first class. Next date TBA.

6 weeks for $145
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6 weeks for $145
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6 weeks for $145
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Canine Good Citizenship Class

Join my next Canine Good Citizenship Class! This six week class is for puppies and young dogs that have completed the Kinderpuppy Class or for adult dogs who are ready to work towards their Canine Good Citizenship (CGC) certificate. It’s an excellent preparatory class for therapy work as well! Dogs learn to sit and down stay with distractions and at a distance, calmly greet people and other dogs, walk on a loose leash, and practice other skills from the CGC test. Lots of problem behavior solving included! The test will be given on the last day.

6 weeks for $145
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Real Life 101 Class

Ready for more challenges with Real Life 101 Class? Would you like to have a wonderful, well-behaved dog out in public? This six week course focuses on improving and refining the basic obedience skills learned in beginning and intermediate obedience. Emphasis is placed on “proofing” your dog. We will be working through distractions on all commands including sit and down stays, wait, come, leave it, and heeling. We also cover advanced skills (off-leash) including distance work. Your dog must be friendly to both people and dogs. We do begin working with the dogs on the first meeting.

6 weeks for $145
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AKC Tricks Titling Class

Ready to have some fun in our AKC Tricks Titling Class? Teaching your dog tricks is a truly rewarding training experience for both you and your dog! There’s no right or wrong — only fun! Build a better relationship and stronger bond with your dog, and enjoy doing it!

Tricks such as spins, bows, backing, waving, unrolling/rolling a mat, high five, play dead — and many more— will be included! Come with a good imagination and lots of treats!

For those who wish, we will help you work towards achieving the new AKC Tricks title! At the last class you will have the opportunity to be tested for the it! This class lasts for six weeks.

6 weeks for $145
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6 weeks for $145
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6 weeks for $145
Sign Up Today!
6 weeks for $145
Sign Up Today!

Group classes offer long lasting benefits!

“We cannot thank Susan and the Purely Positive method enough for the training and guidance we have received. We first began with Kinderpuppy Class teaching US and Ella the basics. Susan’s approach and demeanor were exactly what she teaches- positive! We decided at 2 years old that Ella and Ourselves needed a “refresher course”. We were blown away by the education we ALL received at the “Canine Good Citizen” training course. We have a dog that is an absolute pleasure; no jumping, walks on a loose leash without pulling and is an absolute joy. Susan, we cannot thank you enough!!!” Ella, Brent, and Ella Jones “We have had a great experience. We opted for some private lessons and then enrolled in Kinderpuppy Class. Our hound puppy Kate’s progress was amazing. Susan’s knowledge and gentle training was excellent. I am sure we learned much more than Kate did…. I would highly recommend for both dogs and owners.” Skip Evans…