Dog Training Classes & Puppy Training Classes for manners in the real world

…and beyond!

Upcoming Dog Training Classes:

Puppy Success Class

Manners and More Success Class

Therapy Dog Class

Puppy Success Training Class

What do we work on in puppy class?

Got a Puppy? Need to find other puppies for your puppy to play with? Want to get started on the right foot? puppy playmates? Is your puppy practicing being a rock or a kite on the leash- either not walking at all or pulling everywhere? Is your puppy biting and nipping? Potty training problems?

Let’s get started teaching your puppy to pay attention to you, keep their teeth off of you and listen to you on the leash.

Puppy class includes 8 weeks of Skills and Drills class and 6 weeks of Play and Manners Training Class.

The topics we go over in Skills and Drills Class are:
Potty training
Puppy biting
Home alone: Teaching your puppy to be calm and happy while confined in a crate or room
Don’t touch that. Don’t put that in your mouth
Greeting people calmly instead of jumping up
Pulling on leash
Chill out and relax
Barking: prevention and treatment

Play and Manners Class
Socialization and puppy play
Confidence building with everyday items such as vacuums, mops and brooms
Focus on me around other dogs and people
Greet people politely
Doorbell manners
Sit, come when called
Loose leash walking
Barking prevention and treatment
Fear and aggression prevention
Lay down on your bed and settle

Let’s start your puppy on the right path to amazing manners so your dog can go on adventures everywhere that you want to go together!

Puppy class is for puppies under 6 months old at the start of class. For older puppies, check out our manners class.

When can I get started with puppy class?

You can get started right away!
Our puppy class includes 3 pieces:
  1. 6 weeks of Play and Manners class. Online orientation before class
  2. 8 weeks of Skills and Drills Class
  3. Access to our full video library

Play and Manners Class

Puppy class allows your puppy to meet and play with other puppies, explore new surfaces and hear new things. The puppies will also get to practice listening to you around other people and other dogs.

Play and Manners Class is 6 weeks long.

 

Skills and Drills Class

Skills and Drills class allows us to jump into problem behaviors and get started on skills and solutions right away.
Skills and Drills class is done on zoom so we can help you train your dog right there in your living room. We talk about the topics and jump into teaching the skills necessary to solve that problem. Don’t delay! You can join us right away in Skills and Drills class!

Access to our full dog training video library

Can’t make one of the problem solving sessions? Each week, you’ll receive links to the video library for additional support with each of the problem behaviors.

Puppy Class Start Dates:

There are 3 parts to our puppy class-

1. Orientation:

Online orientation for class success: Monday January 3rd at 6:30 pm

2. Skills and Drills 

Our next start date is Tuesday January 11th at 6:30 pm.

3. Puppy Play and Manners Class Start Dates:

Saturday January 8th – February 12th from 10 am to 11 am at 2148 old hickory grove Mount Holly, NC in our state of the art, fully-matted, outdoor covered building

Cost: $299 includes 8 weeks of problem solving, full video library, class orientation and 6 weeks of puppy class

    Get your puppy started on the path to success as a well-behaved adult dog that can go anywhere. Register now!

    Bonus: Full video library access start dates:

    Get started right away! You get access right after you register.

    Manners and More Success Pack

    What do the dogs learn in your Manners and More Success Pack?

    Is your dog pulling on leash, trying to say hi to everyone and everything and just being hyper when you go places together? Let’s help your dog listen to you! Your dog can learn to walk nicely on leash, be calm around visitors, come when called and listen to you in new places.

    Manners and More includes 8 weeks of Problem Solving class and 6 weeks of  Manners Training Class.

    The topics we go over in Problem Solving Class are:
    • Pulling on leash
    • Chill out and relax
    • Barking: prevention and treatment
    • Drop it. Don’t touch that.
    • Greeting people calmly instead of jumping up
    Manners Class
    • Focus on me around other dogs and people
    • Greet people politely
    • Doorbell manners
    • Sit, come when called
    • Loose leash walking
    • Barking prevention and treatment
    • Lay down on your bed and settle
    • Discussion of problem behaviors that commonly occur while visitors come over, bringing the dog to an outdoor cafe, taking the dog to the vet or groomer, and relaxing with the dog at home

    Let’s start your dog on the right path to amazing manners so your dog can go on adventures everywhere that you want to go together!

    When can I get started with Manners and More class?

    You can get started right away!
    Our Manners and More class includes 3 pieces:
    1. 6 weeks of Manners and More class. Online orientation before class
    2. 8 weeks of Skills and Drills Class
    3. Orientation before class to get your dog ready to learn in a class setting 

    Manners and More Class

    Let’s help your dog listen to you! Your dog can learn to listen to you around other dogs and people and walk nicely on leash.

    Manners Class
    • Loose leash walking
    • Greet people politely
    • Sit
    • Stay
    • Come when called
    • Focus on me around other dogs and people
    • Barking prevention and treatment
    • Lay down on your bed and settle
    • Discussion of problem behaviors that commonly occur while visitors come over, bringing the dog to an outdoor cafe, taking the dog to the vet or groomer, and relaxing with the dog at home

    Manners and More Class is 6 weeks long.

     

    Problem Solving Class

    Problem solving class allows us to jump into problem behaviors and get started on solutions right away.
    The topics we go over in Problem Solving Class are:
    • Pulling on leash
    • Chill out and relax
    • Barking: prevention and treatment
    • Drop it. Don’t touch that.
    • Greeting people calmly instead of jumping up
    Problem Solving class is done on zoom. We talk about the topics and jump into teaching the skills necessary to solve that problem. Don’t delay! You can join us right away in Problem Solving class!

    Access to our full dog training video library

    Can’t make one of the problem solving sessions? Each week, you’ll receive links to the video library for additional support with each of the problem behaviors.

    Manners and More Success Start Dates:

    There are 3 parts to our Manners class-

    1. Orientation:

    Online orientation for class success: Monday January 3rd at 6:30 pm

    2. Problem Solving Class 

    Our next start date is Tuesday January 11th at 6:30 pm.

    3. Manners and More Class Start Dates:

    Saturday January 8th – February 12th from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm at 2148 old hickory grove Mount Holly, NC in our state of the art, fully-matted, outdoor covered building

    Cost: $299 includes 8 weeks of problem solving, full video library, class orientation and 6 weeks of manners class

      Get your dog listening to you with great manners anywhere. Register now!

      Bonus: Full video library access start dates:

      Get started right away! You get access right after you register.

      Advanced Manners & Therapy Prep Class

      What do we work on in Advanced Manners & Therapy Dog Prep class?

      Need more practice with polite leash walking? Need more cooperation with leave it? Better stays?

      Advanced Manners and Therapy Prep Class

      teaches your dog the next level of leash walking manners including passing food distractions and passing other dogs. Your dog will learn to walk past food and toy distractions while walking at your side. We also work on next level stays and leave its and we add fun games that you can play with your dog.

      Advanced Manners class teaches the concepts that therapy dogs need to become certified therapy dogs. Therapy Dogs bring love and joy to patients in hospitals, hospice facilities and to children in need. To pass the Therapy dog test dogs must be able to walk nicely on a loose leash through a crowd of people, cooperate with their owner while passing food on the floor, among other skills.

      Haven’t taken our Manners class yet? Sign up for Therapy dog class and Manners class and save $50! Bundle and save and achieve your training goals with your dog all at the same time.

      When can I get started with Advanced Manners class?

      You can get started right away!
      Our Advanced Manners class includes 3 pieces:
      1. 6 weeks of Advanced Manners and Therapy Dg Prep class
      2. 8 weeks of Problem Solving Class
      3. Access to our full video library

      Advanced Manners and Therapy Dog Prep Class

      Advanced Manners class teaches your dog to walk politely on leash. Your dog will learn advanced leave it and to stay even with big distractions while you are at a distance from your dog.

      Advanced Manners and Therapy Prep class is 6 weeks long.

       

      Problem Solving Class

      Problem solving class allows us to jump into problem behaviors and get started on solutions right away.
      Problem Solving Class includes:
      • Pulling on leash
      • Chill out and relax
      • Barking: prevention and treatment
      • Drop it. Don’t touch that.
      • Greeting people calmly instead of jumping up
      Problem Solving class is done on zoom. We talk about the topics and jump into teaching the skills necessary to solve that problem. Don’t delay! You can join us right away in Problem Solving class!

      Access to our full dog training video library

      Can’t make one of the problem solving sessions? Each week, you’ll receive links to the video library for additional support with each of the problem behaviors.

      Advanced Manners and Therapy Prep Class Start Dates:

      • Cost: $249 includes 8 weeks of problem solving class, full video library, class orientation and 6 weeks of advanced manners & therapy prep class
      • Online orientation for class success: Monday January 3rd at 7:30 pm
      • Problem Solving Class Dates: Start any Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
      • Advanced Manners and Therapy Prep Class Dates: Saturday January 8th – February 12th from 1 pm to 2 pm at 2148 old hickory grove Mount Holly, NC in our state of the art, fully-matted, outdoor covered building

      Let’s get your dog behaving everywhere and walking politely on leash no matter what. Register now to get started!

       

      She not only turned around our dog’s behavior- very positively commented on by neighbors – but taught us so much.

      Kate E.

      What questions do you have about our group dog training classes? We're happy to help.

      We now have a well behaved dog! -Sara C.

      It was awesome. -Kory P.

      She was soooo patient with us. -Katy H.

      Group dog training classes are great for:

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      Real life distractions

      Since your dog will be around other dogs, your dog will learn when it’s time to play and when it’s time to listen. Dog Training classes are great for polishing you and your dog’s skills.

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      Social for you and the dog

      The group dynamics allow us to celebrate successes with other dog owners. It’s also nice to hear other people’s experiences and motivate each other during class.

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      Solve problems

      You learn how to address problems that other people have and if your dog develops that issue down the road, then you know how to address it.

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      Your dog works for you

      With group dog training classes, you are the training your dog. Your dog will be able to complete cues for you right away and there is no transfer time after the trainer trained your dog for you.

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      Dog training classes near me

      Our dog training classes are held in Mount Holly, nc between the airport and Gastonia. The training building is near Belmont Abbey College. For the best dog training classes near me around.

      • Mount Holly, NC
      • Uptown Charlotte, NC
      • Cramerton, NC
      • Gastonia, NC

      Puppy Training Classes give you the skills to help

      your dog listen to you in the real world. With Dog training classes, your dog will learn the skills to listen to you in all places, such as:

      • On the greenway
      • At the home improvement store
      • At the vet
      • At the brewery
      • Out on the town

      From guided do it yourself group classes with the help of our online training modules-

      the goal is the same:

      Transform your dog into the well-behaved, relaxed companion you’ve been dreaming about.

      For Puppy school and Puppy Classes

      • Do you want your dog to listen to you when you are out in public near other dogs?
      • Do you want your dog to be relaxed around people when you walk around your neighborhood?

      Charlotte nc dog trainers can help you teach your dog to listen to you anywhere you want to go. Dog Training Gastonia nc for your well behaved dog!

      Dog training classes near me

      Good Manners Group Dog Training Classes

      Our Good Manners group dog training classes help your dog develop the desired manners to become a wonderful member of your family. We will work with you to teach your dog to greet people appropriately, stay until you give them permission to go, leash walking skills and the ability to ignore leaves and chicken bones on the ground.

      Puppy Training Classes

      Puppy training classes set your dog up to learn that the world is a safe place. Socialization and confidence building is key to a well behaved adult dog. Dog training Gastonia nc for great group classes.

      Rally- The Walking Obstacle Course

      Rally is a fun sport that teaches your dog to walk next to you no matter what! It combines basic manners such as sit, down and stand with walking next to you. It’s a fun obstacle course involving cones and the challenge is to get through the course without the dog pulling on the leash!

      Therapy Dog Training Classes

      If your dog loves people and you love helping, you could be candidates for therapy dog work at nursing homes, school reading programs, and other settings. Our therapy group dog training classes teach your dog the necessary skills for this rewarding work.