Group Classes

DogTrained is thrilled to be hosting group classes, play dates and Drop in workshops now in the Puptagon Training Studio next door to Happy Paws DC

@ 4906 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington DC 

Register HERE for any class, workshop, puppy play or meet up.

Group Classes - Available Now - Details below

  • Puppy options:
    • Puppy play dates for pups 2-6 months of age
    • Puppy 1.0 Manners for pups age 2-6 months
    • Puppy 2.0 Manners for pups age 4-10 months
    • Puppy 3.0 Manners for pups age 6-12 months.  This is an indoor/outdoor class.  Puppy 2.0 required. 
    • Adolescent Play for pups 6-10 months of age
  • Adolescent to Adult Dog options:
    • Dog 1.0 Manners for adolescent (8 months) to seniors
  • Worried, barky, dog options!
    • Reactive 1.0 Dog - The Starter Kit -  to help our anxious, barky, lunging, or fearful walking companions with a series of simple pattern games we can teach you to how to read your pup, condition them to feel better and get better behavior!
    • Reactove 2.0 is now on the calendar as well so we can continue with our start button behaviors and help support you and your pup with patten games and ccds.
  • Look for workshops and mini classes on our next page!

Group Class Details

*Puppy 1.0 Manners - Choose your own schedule - see details below!

Age: puppies age 2 - 6 months welcome.  Vaccine Requirements: First round of DHLPP or DHPP vaccine (Distemper and Parvo) required prior to first play/class.

**Registration for this class is a la carte **.        This is a five week class.  Choose what days and times you want to come to class.  Choose more than five lessons for your pup if you would like the practice and to help your pup mature and be prepared for Puppy  2.0 Manners. We only take up to six puppies per class so you are guaranteed a small personalized environment. This class is offered four times a week.

Every week/class we will work on polite greetings, how to reduce puppy mouthing and biting, recall (aka COME), fun handling exercises and  foundation cues (SIT, DOWN, LEAVE IT, DROP, PLACE, STAY)  These exercises will build on each other and you will learn how apply skills in real life situations.

Puppy 1.0 Manners emphasizes teaching humans how to "read" canine, how to teach and creates good experiences around new sights, sounds and people for a healthy start to DC life with puppy.

Puppy 2.0 Manners

Age: Appropriate for puppies age 4 - 10 months. Vaccine Requirements: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP. Tuition $220. for Puppy 2.0 Manners.  Register HERE.   Length: 5 consecutive weeks, same day and time. each week. 50 minutes per lesson.

This class is held on and off leash for all 5 sessions.Class Description: Our 4-8 month old pups now have the innate and learned confidence to start consistently walking further and exploring, as well as being physically more coordinated, so our focus shifts to help your pups through the middle school age. There will be a  a new focus on introducing leash skills and working on come when called as your pups are now fully vaccinated and ready to see more of the great DC neighborhoods on your adventures as well as having a solid introduction to foundation skills from puppy 1.0 Manners.

Puppy 2.0 Manners will continue the teach canine body language, as well as how to use shaping, capturing, luring and targeting to raise criteria for cues like go to place, come, leave it stay and more.

Puppy 3.0 Manners

Age: Appropriate for puppies age 4 - 10 months. Vaccine Requirements: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP. Tuition $220. for Puppy 2.0 Manners.  Register HERE.  Make up lessons available at $45 per class.  Length: 5 consecutive weeks, same day and time. - 50 minutes per lesson.

This is an indoor/outdoor class designed to help you address your adoleschent dog's changing personality and to help prrof your skills.   Recall (aka COME) leash walking, LEAVE IT and STAY will all advance with creative new exercises. 

Play Dates: Puppy 2-6 months of age

Vaccine Requirements: First round of DHLPP or DHPP vaccine (Distemper and Parvo) required prior to first play/class. Register HERE. Length: 50 minutes.

Young puppies have a critical window that can close before 18 weeks of age. During this critical socialization period your pup must be exposed to anything your would like them to cope well with as an adult. Under socialized puppies will have behavioral problems. The MOST important part of living with puppy is puppy socialization!  << Watch me!!

During supervised puppy play we will create purposeful, positive associations with new sights, sounds and smells.  We will encourage healthy play with other dogs and people, and allow each pup space when they need it.  We will teach you when and how to interrupt play and every new puppy parent will learn about canine body language to ensure two way communication as you step into puppy class.

In adolescent play we will focus more on you recognizing the changing pup to teen ager with recall exercises, stationing and special attention to focus iwth the reward being off leash time with friends!

Play Dates: Adolescent 6-10 months of age

Pre requisite:
All attendees must have gone through a Puppy 1.0 Manners or Puppy 2.0 Manners class.

In this 50 minute session we will practice identifying when adolescent dogs are engaging in healthy play and talk about what to expect as your pup grows into a teenager. Every class we will work on solidifying recalls (come) and a few tricks to help you manage your dog through teenagerdome. A variety of high value treats are a must as well as a toy your pup loves. 

Dog 1.0 Manners       

Dogs must be friendly and non-reactive with other dogs and people. Appropriate for puppies age 8 months old - senior canines. Vaccine Requirements: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP. Tuition: $220. for Dog 1.0 Manners. Register HERE. Length: 5 consecutive weeks, same day and time. - 50 minutes per lesson.

Class Description: This class provides focused exercises on the most desired and necessary companion dog skills. Start your dog’s skills in a safe environment with support and coaching and easy to follow in home games to practice and replicate real life situations. 

Skills taught include polite greetings, go to bed with sit and down, cooperative care and we will introduce Come when called and Loose Leash exercises. 

Upon completion of Dog 1.0 Manners  you will be welcome to continue to build on essential skills with our Come when called and Loose Leash skills that will be taught inside and outside as weather allows. 

Reactive 1.0 Dog - The Starter Kit

Dogs that bark, lunge or tuck tail in fear from strangers or other dogs are welcome in this class!

Age: 8 months to seniors. Vaccine: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP. Tuition: $260 for Reactive Dog Manners. Register HERE. Length: 5 consecutive weeks unless otherwise noted - 50 minutes per lesson.

This class is held on leash for all 5 sessions.

Class Description: Reactive dogs can display a wide variety of behaviors when they are uncomfortable with their environment, people, dogs or a variety of other "triggers".

This class can help reduce your dog's reactions and build confidence, focus and better manners through a series of pattern games and voluntary behaviors.   With each new game you will create safe, predictable patterns so your dog can improve basic skills, then we can add in greater distractions, triggers and teach your dog to cope better with the dc environment and everything it throws at them!

We will also help teach you canine language, training skills, management, timing, and all about the variety of rewards that life can offer you and your pup that can be associated with boogiemen and triggers that bother your dog.

We are happy to work in conjunction with your vet or vet behaviorist for any reactive dog or any class or in home lesson.  A dog that is physically and mentally healthy is the best dog, and has the best chance at learning new skills.

Reactive 2.0 Dog - On the Road! 

Reactive 2.0 - On the road! - Continuing on with reactive dog 1.0 protocols this class will run for 4 consecutive weeks.  It will be most helpful for dogs that are reactive to other dogs or people on leash but can also be used as a refresher course and building safe, predictable patterns for any dog that is anxious and reactive to various triggers.

This smaller class will focus on taking pattern games and voluntary behaviors form reactive 1.0 and raising the criteria while removing the barriers, including introducing parallel walking games, creating more relaxation on mat, follow the leader walks and a few tricks to see things new and interesting for everyone!

Coming Soon! Reactive 3.0 Dog - Refresher Course - 

Reactive 3.0 Dog - refresher  course- Looking for a safe controlled environment to practice and take a look at where you can improve or change your leash reactive protocols? We can help pair you up with one other dog and human client working at your level and continue to make life happier and safer for everyone

Coming Soon!  Leash Manners 

Dogs must be friendly and non-reactive with other dogs and people.  Age: 4 months to seniors. Vaccine: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP. Tuition: $220. for Leash Manners. Register HERE. Length:5 consecutive weeks, same day and time. - 50 minutes per lesson. This class is held on leash for all 5 sessions.

Class Description: Walking with dog on leash can look like many different things: dog on the left in a traditional heel, dog on right to follow flow of traffic laws, dog leading the way, dog on a sniffer with nose to the ground finding everything!   All are correct, and have a place and time, as long as there is no tension in the leash!  The goal is walking harmoniously with your dog who is engaged and checking in because of the relationship you have and the skills you’ve taught! 

Coming Soon! Come When Called

 Dogs must be friendly and non-reactive with other dogs and people. Age: 4 months to seniors.  Vaccine: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP. Tuition: $220. for Come When Called. Register HERE. Length: 5 consecutive weeks, same day and time. - 50 minutes per lesson.

Class Description: Teach your dog to Come When Called with enthusiasm; no matter the distraction! We will teach you how to use motivators like play to increase drive. Food games, hide and seek, touch, and basic agility skills will help you have a great class with your dog while learning an indispensable skill.

This class is great companion to any of our basic puppy and dog manners classes and will help you raise your criteria and proof behaviors in new situations. 

 

 

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