Family Dog Basics

english bulldog wearing eyeglasses sleeping over a good novelThis is a beginning class for dogs four months and older with no group training experience, puppies who have attended puppy kindergarten but are not ready for an intermediate class or older dogs who have not received any formal class training. This class is also a suitable “refresher course” for family dogs.

This course will cover:

  • Basic Obedience Cues – Sit, down, come, stay, wait
  • Learning Theory
  • Proper Socialization
  • Leash Skills – Give to pressure, loose leash walking, heel, navigating through distractions
  • Building Motivation – learning games
  • Behavior Problem Solutions

*Weekly emails with review and practice materials!

$150 (6 week course/1 hour classes)

To receive weekly notification of these classes and other “special” offers please email Nancy Hardy at I look forward to working with you and your dog.

We signed up for the Family Dog Basics course and learned just that, all the basics including dog speak and body language.  I now understand what my dog is communicating to me and vice versa.   We then signed up for the Intermediate course.  These sessions polished the lessons learned in Family Dog Basics and added many new skills.  Bonus – my dog loves doing the homework assignments!