Class Details

Puppy Kindergarten  (3 to 6 months old*)  Limited to 6 puppies  
6 classes  $120.00
 *Optional AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test available for $20.00. What your puppy learns in the first 12 months helps shape the next 12 years of your lives.  This classes teaches you how to teach your puppy the basics.  Your puppy will learn name recognition, come, sit, down, stay, place leave it, as well as loose leash walking. Socialization is extremely important for puppies to grow into well behaved dogs. Your puppy will have the opportunity to socialize with other puppies as well as with people. If there are like temperament puppies in the group, we will incorporate play time into the class.  This will help your puppy learn to play nicely with other puppies/dogs.

The class follows American Kennel Club's Star Puppy program guidelines.     At the end of the classes, your puppy will have the opportunity to test for the AKC Star Puppy Certificate.  For more information on the AKC Star Puppy Program, please visit
*Proof of vaccination required: Minimum of the third round of Distemper/Parvo

Basic Manners & Beyond:  Limited to 6 dog students  6 classes $120.00 This classes teaches you how to teach your dog to learn the basics.  We will cover name recognition, sit, down, stay, place, leave it as well as loose leash walking. Your dog will also become socialized with other dogs and people. Once your dog has learned how to learn, we will have fun teaching it fun tricks and tasks.

Real Life Manners:  Unlimited dog students, drop in anytime for $25.00 per class or 5 classes for $100.00  If your dog has completed a basic manners class and your are ready to experience 'real life' situations to practice and improve your dogs skills, this class is for you. We will travel to various locations in the East Valley to practice behaviors such as loose leash walking, sit, down, stay, place and settle, come, and dog to dog reactions.  An email will be sent each week to inform you of the class location.  If not enough students RSVP to hold the class (minimum 2 students), the class will be combined with the Therapy Dog & CGC Prep Class.

Therapy Dog & CGC Prep Class: Limited to 6 Dog Students, 6 Classes for $120.00  *Optional CGC test $20.00* 

In this class, you and your dog will prepare for the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen test. There are ten skills you will learn. They are accepting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for petting, basic grooming, loose leash walking, walking through a crowd, sit and down on command, staying in place, coming when called, reaction to other dog, reaction to distractions and supervised separation. 


This class will also emphasize becoming a Therapy Dog Team. The class goes beyond the Real Life Manners class by going into detail on the proper way to handle  therapy 'visits', as well as exposing your dog to wheelchairs and other medical equipment.  You will learn how to position yourself and  your dog for the various types of visits needed for therapy work.  Most Therapy Dog Programs require a CGC Certificate before you can become a certified therapy team.  

Upon completion of the class, you and your dog will have the opportunity to test for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate. For more information on the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program, please visit