Dogs of all Ages Training Classes

Our Manners and Life Skills class dates are posted for enrollment through early Summer 2023.

Are you ready to learn training concepts and techniques alongside a community of dedicated pet parents? We have classes for all ages, skill levels, and personalities! Check out the class descriptions to find the best class for you.

Manners & Life Skills Class

Topics Include:

  • Focus in new environments
  • Recall
  • Settling
  • Out and about skills
  • Leash skills
  • Polite Greetings
  • Problem prevention and Solving
  • Canine Good Citizen and much more….

Manners & Life Skills 1

For dogs over 5 months old

Our Manners & Life Skills series is designed to teach pet parents skills that make a living with their dogs more enjoyable.

These foundational lessons are appropriate for puppies, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Our training team will provide individualized support for every team to ensure the best experience in class together!

This is a six-week course and includes additional online resources.

What we cover in class:

  • Settling and chill
  • Polite Greetings
  • Leash Skills
  • Pattern Games
  • Focus in new environments
  • Recall
  • Enrichment
  • Management Strategies
  • Problem prevention and solving

After every class, you will receive step-by-step video instructions and handouts. Weekly practice is essential for success. 

Monday at 11:00 am in Huntington Beach

Open Enrollment- Ongoing class (6 consecutive weeks): $250

Manners & Life Skills 2

Canine Good Citizen Prep

The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program is designed to recognize dogs with good manners at home and in the community. This program stresses responsible dog ownership for owners, basic training, and good manners for dogs. This class will prepare you to be evaluated by a CGC evaluator (optional).

What we cover in class:

  • Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Sitting Politely for Petting
  • Appearance and Grooming
  • Out for a walk
  • Walking through a crowd
  • Sit & Down
  • Come when called
  • Reaction to another dog
  • Supervised separation

After every class, you will receive step-by-step video instructions and handouts. Weekly practice is essential for success. 

Waitlist available

Closed Enrollment- Available 4 times yearly (4 consecutive weeks): $165

Advance Manners

Therapy Dog Prep, SDIT

This class will strengthen your dog’s behavior and sharpen your training skills in this 5-week advanced class with fun exercises and new challenges that build on skills learned in Manners & Life Skills 1 & 2.

This program focuses on fine-tuning and building more reliable behaviors at a distance and with distractions. 

We cover how to prep for Therapy or Service Dog Training. 

After every class, you will receive step-by-step video instructions and handouts. Weekly practice is essential for success. 

Monday at 1:00 pm in Huntington Beach

Open Enrollment- Ongoing class (6 consecutive weeks): $250

Socialization Adventure Walk

For Current & Past Students

Adventure Walk is a group walk for those dog owners who would love to enjoy the dog-friendly world together more!

Adventure walks are a bit different than a typical walk to give your dog physical exercise. These walks are more about helping your puppy or dog focus on proactive exposure — creating neutral and positive associations with different people, places, and things.

The adventure walk is a relaxed exploration of different environments, seeing other people and animals from a distance, and an opportunity to start building very simple (but very important) training foundations.

We will be working on holding our dogs to the highest social standards as we traverse around the Huntington-Long Beach Area together and enjoy all this area has to offer for its dog-owning community!

This meet-up will be held at various spots. Be sure to check the location when signing up.

First Sunday of each month 

Drop in- (included for students) $Free

CGC Prep & Test

Canine Good Citizen

Canine Good Citizen is a title your dog can earn. It can help lay the foundation for your dog to become a well-respected and welcoming community member.

For more information about the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen, click here.

Classes will be held on Monday at 1:00 pm. 

Each course is $30. Completing this class series doesn’t guarantee your dog will pass the test, but you can retest if you desire. For a $30 fee, you can take the CGC Test without any practice sessions.

We cover how to prep for CGC; the test is administered on the last day of class.

After every class, you will receive step-by-step video instructions and handouts. Weekly practice is essential for success. 

Monday at 1:00 pm in-person Huntington Beach (optional virtual)

June 5, 12,19: $120 (test on June 19)

Virtual (Test must be in person) $80

Important Class Requirements

Healthy & Vaccinated

To attend group classes, we require dogs to be current on all the following vaccines: rabies, distemper, parvo, parainfluenza, and hepatitis commonly identified on your vet records as DHPP. Please provide us with a copy of your dog’s current vaccination records.

Comfortable with People & Dogs

Your dog must be comfortable with other dogs within 10 feet of them. Excessive barking is not suitable for a group class. If your dog has a history of barking at dogs on leash, growling, or has bitten another dog or person, please contact us about private training.

Ready to build a better relationship with your dog?

Not sure where to start? Book a Free Call 

3 Easy Steps

to Begin:

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1. Select a Class Pass
2. Enroll in a Class
3. Attend Orientation

1. Selecting a Class Pass 

With our Class Pass system, you can choose the class you want to attend and select the class from the schedule. Many of our classes are open enrollment, so you can start anytime and don’t have to wait until the next series starts up again. We even have one-day workshop classes so you can attend class as frequently as possible or skip a week or two when life gets busy. This way,  you can master the skills that are specifically important to you.

Book your classes in advance to secure your spot. Most classes are limited in size. 

*If no class pass is available, it will be noted in the class description.

or Enroll with a Class Membership

Our all-inclusive dog training membership ensures you get access to all the training your dog needs.

Membership includes access to:

  • All of our puppy classes and socials
  • Manners & Life Skills 1 & 2
  • Advance Manners 
  • Single-day (75 min) workshops
  • Tricks 1 & 2
  • Parkour
  • Cooperative Care
  • and more…

Our membership is essentially an unlimited all-access pass to the group training classes (virtual and in-person). Our memberships work similarly to a gym membership ― you pay for time, not courses.

Class Membership includes access to the dog training community, training resources, step-by-step tutorial videos, and invitations to field trips and workshop classes. 

Monthly Membership Options
    • 4 Month- $197 monthly
    • 12 Month- $155 monthly 

*auto-pay subscription

2. Enroll in Class

Once you’ve chosen your class and purchased a class pass or membership, you can schedule the class you want to attend. 

3. Orientation

Before class begins, read or watch our orientation video so you know what to expect and learn how we’ll approach positive reinforcement dog training. You’ll get all the information you need to know before bringing your dog to its first class. 

From Our Students

“Dori is learning obedience. I’m learning how to communicate with Dori.  I know it’s called “dog” training but honestly, if I didn’t have Yo to teach ME the techniques, I don’t believe my Dori (nor I) would be progressing.”
-Carol and Dori, Huntington Beach, CA

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We look forward to hearing from you.

877-428-8285

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