We hold a variety of group classes including Canine Good Citizen Prep and Testing, Leash Skills, Reactive Rover, Tricks, Confidence Building, Group Walks, and “Real Life" classes.
Our outdoor classes are held in various parks throughout San Diego including Balboa Park, Doyle Park, and Harry Griffen. Our indoor classes are held in Sorrento Valley at the Animal Acupuncture and Rehab Center, located right off the 5 freeway.
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Learn how to teach your dog a variety of fun tricks that are sure to impress! Trick training is a great way to build your dog’s confidence, teach body awareness, and learn how to relax and have fun. Reactive dogs OK! Limit 3 teams per class.
Date/Time: Wednesday evenings
Location: Indoors in Sorrento Valley
Length: 5 weeks
Cost: $200 per team
Reactive Rover classes are designed for dogs who are reactive on leash towards other dogs or people. They are designed for dogs who need opportunities to learn and/or practice desired behaviors in a structured setting. This class will help you teach your dog alternate behaviors to reactivity, and give you skills to navigate “real life" scenarios. Limit 3 teams per class.
**Is your dog a good candidate for a Reactive Rover class?**
The majority of participants in our Reactive Rover classes have built a foundation of skills through private in home training first, and have been promoted into a group class to continue their training around higher levels of distractions/real life scenarios. Please check the list below to see if your dog qualifies:
– dog can remain under threshold (notices a trigger but does not react) at 30ft or less
– dog has a foundation of training skills including eye contact, attention cue, and leash skills
– owner is familiar with positive reinforcement based techniques
We offer a variety of services that address leash reactivity, and we’d love to help – please contact us so we can discuss the service that best fits your needs.
Reactive Rover Class
Length: 5 weeks
Dates/Times: Saturdays and Sundays
Team Training classes are semi-private lessons for owner/dog teams of 2. Classes are held at various public locations to build behaviors around “real life" distractions. This is a great option for dogs who need to learn specific skills such as preparing for their CGC test or for dogs who need additional space from other dogs/people and cannot be in a traditional group class.
Length: 5, one hour classes
Cost: $250 per team
Drop In Classes are monthly classes that existing clients can join when their schedule allows. These are a great way to continue your dog’s training, socialization, and manners in public. These classes vary in dates/times, but are often held on weekends and in various venues throughout San Diego. If you are an existing client and would like to join the email list to receive the monthly schedule, please contact us!
Group Walks: Best for dogs who need to improve their behavior around other dogs. We begin class as a group walk where the dogs have a chance to get accustomed to each other’s presence, and then add in structured training exercises. This is a great opportunity to practice your training around new dogs and in new environments. 3 dogs max, $35 per person.
Coffee Shop Chillin’: Best for dogs who need to practice relaxing at patio restaurants or coffee shops. An emphasis on settling in place with distractions, and focused leash walking to and from the cafe. 3 dogs max, $35 per person.
Play and Trains: Best for dog friendly dogs who need practice greeting other dogs and engaging in appropriate play. An emphasis on off leash training. 2 dogs max, $50 per person.
Rushing Recalls: Best for dogs who need practice coming when called. An emphasis on working around distractions, and increasing speed and distance to your dog’s recall. 3 dogs max, $35 per person.