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Our Group Classes
Our group classes are designed for dog owners who are looking to build a partnership with their dog, without relying on tools, treats, or tricks!
Please note that these classes are for dogs 6 months and up, and are not intended to fix aggression cases. If you have an aggressive dog that you would like help with, please contact us to schedule an evaluation.
In our group class, you’ll learn about our focus-based training philosophy, which is based on your dog targeting you in all situations. When a dog is focused on you, that means they are engaged with you, and looking to you for leadership.
We’ll start by teaching you and your dog the “watch me” command, then progress to sit, down, come when called, heel, stay, and place. We meet at Pet Supplies Plus in Canton Township, Michigan, which provides ample opportunities to introduce your pup to distractions.
Each week, we’ll give you homework to work on with your dog.
We’ll also provide discounts on the equipment you need to work your dog, including a treat pouch, treats, and collar.
Our small group classes are limited to five dogs at a time, which means that you’ll get a lot of one-on-one time with our trainers. These classes are a great opportunity to socialize your dog and get them used to the presence of other pups. Your dog will learn self-control and calmness, which means that you will be able to take them anywhere, without worrying about how they’ll behave.
Get Your Dog Engaging With You
In our group class, your dog will learn the following behaviors:
– Name recognition
– Watch me
– Come when called
– Loose leash heeling
Improve Your Dog’s Manners
In our group class, we’ll work with you to address the following behavioral issues:
– Greeting people politely
– Proper play
– Taking food nicely
– Walking nicely on leash
– Leave It
Do I need group classes or individual training?
This depends on your dog and time commitment. If you have a dog with behavior issues such as dog aggression or separation anxiety, one of our boarding school options may be a better fit.
What do I need for group class?
You would need to bring enough treats to last about an hour, a six-foot leash, martingale collar (i.e. a no slip collar), a treat pouch, and (of course) your dog.
How long are the group classes?
The classes meet once a week for about an hour for 8 weeks.
Do I need to come to every class?
Since this is an American Kennel Club sanctioned class, and we take an AKC test on the 8th week, you are required to come to at least 6 out of the 8 week lessons.
What should I do if I can't make it to a group class?
If you cannot make it to class then please notify your professor. Unfortunately we are not able to offer make up lessons, as classes are in high demand. However, we can send a video copy of that night’s lesson, and answer any questions you might have the following week.