Group Classes

Do you want a dog who can go anywhere?

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

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

We’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 that your puppy grows up to be a well-balanced family pet. Plus, we’ll give you real-life guidance on house-training, nipping, jumping, and address any worrisome behaviors. Kinderpuppy Class lasts for six weeks, no puppies the first class. Each class is limited to only six students. The fee is $225.00. Now enrolling for the following classes: November 15th at 6:30 PM (toy/small breeds), and November 15th at 7:30 PM (med/large breeds) FULL. All classes are held at the IOP Recreation Department.

6 weeks for $225
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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 a better 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 when called, and hand signals. Topics include polite greetings. techniques for preventing unwanted behaviors, and appropriate dog to dog interactions. The fee is $225.00. Now enrolling for the following classes: November 16th at 7:30 PM FULL. All classes are held at the IOP Recreation Department.

6 weeks for $225
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6 weeks for $225
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6 weeks for $225
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Puppy Junior High

Have a teenager on your hands?  Would you like to take the basic skills you’ve already taught and translate them into good behavior in real situations? Puppy Junior High is a class for puppies aged 6 months to 9 months, who have already completed Kinderpuppy Class or another introductory puppy course. Join us for this six week class to help your awkward adolescent or teenage dog become more focused with distractions and master those good manners when meeting people and other dogs. The cost is $225. If your dog has completed a Kinderpuppy class, this class is for you! Now enrolling for the following class: November 16th at 6:30 PM FULL. All classes are held at the IOP Recreation Department.

6 weeks for $225
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Canine Good Citizenship Class

Interested in earning a Canine Good Citizenship title with your dog? This six week class is for older pups and dogs who are ready to earn their CGC title, and an excellent preparatory class for therapy work as well. Dogs learn to sit and down stay with distractions and at a distance, politely greet people and other dogs, walk on a loose leash, and practice other skills from the CGC test. The fee is $225. Now enrolling for the following class: October 4th at 7:30 PM (FULL). All classes are held at the IOP Recreation Department.

6 weeks for $225
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Tricks and Parkour Class

Ready to have some fun in our Tricks and Parkour Class? Teaching your dog tricks is a rewarding 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 sit pretty, say your prayers, spin, bow, wave, high five, play dead — and many more— will be included over six weeks of class. Come with a great imagination and lots of treats.

For those who wish, I will help you work towards achieving the new AKC Trick Dog title. At the last class you will have the opportunity to be tested for this title. The fee is $225.00. Now enrolling for the following class: August 16th at 7:30 PM. All classes are held at the IOP Recreation Department.

6 weeks for $225
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6 weeks for $225
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6 weeks for $225
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6 weeks for $225
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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…