Dog Levels Program

Dog Training with our Levels Program

Pricing varies-Open Enrollment, start anytime!

We designed this program to eliminate the hassle of start dates and make-up sessions for missed classes.  You can enroll at any time, and if you need to go on vacation, you can pick up right where you left off when you return.  Our flexible scheduling allows you to pick and choose what sessions to attend, or you can attend them all.  Levels 1 and 2 introduce our foundation skills, and levels 3 and 4 take those on field trips to public locations.  We find this allows the human-dog team to grasp a complete understanding of each skill before increasing the criteria.

lucy embarking the pet dogWho is it for?

Dogs and Adolescents 1 year of age and up! We do require that all dogs are up to date, per their age, on the following vaccines: Distemper/Parvo, Bordetella, and Rabies, and encourage routine fecal tests.

When can we start?

Everyone must start at level 1; dogs with previous training experience are likely to move up quickly.  Once you register, you immediately gain access to our online orientation video and your Level 1 online learning materials- this means you can get started before even stepping foot in the classroom. Check out the schedule below for our next available level 1 session!

What is included?

  • Online access to our how-to videos so everyone can follow along at home
  • In-class feedback and guidance while working on skills and social interactions
  • Positive social interactions for your dog with other dogs and people- we build confidence by focusing on individual needs when it comes to social interactions. There are no off-leash play/interactions in this program.
  • Preventative and modification training plans for expected behavior struggles such as jumping up, barking, and chewing.
  • Higher levels gain access to field trip sessions at local parks and Home Depot for some real-life handling experience with guidance.

When are the classes?

Each level is offered multiple times per week to allow for flexible attendance. However, as both our schedule and location vary by level, we suggest looking at the schedule below for exact class times.

What is covered in each level?

Level 1- When your dog moves on from Level 1, they will be able to respond to their name, sit and lie down on cue, focus around friends, enjoy body handling specific to veterinary care, interact with environmental stimuli confidently, solve problems independently, walk on a loose leash and more!

Level 2-  When your dog moves on from Level 2, they will be able to come when called with minor distractions, walk nicely on leash, stop and wait on cue, hang out in a down stay and ignore food on the ground.

Level 3-  When your dog graduates from Level 3, they will be able to come when called away from distractions, navigate busy public spaces on a leash, stay in a relaxed down, and only greet other dogs and people when released to do so.

How does the pricing work?

You have two different payment options; pay by the session or purchase a package. When you move up to another level, your package moves with you, and you can add to your package at any time without moving down a level.  On average, dogs spend 2-3 sessions in level 1 and 3-5 in level 2.  However, if you enjoy the class and want to continue attending sessions after completing your level 2 skills, you can keep attending our Level 3 and 4 in public sessions as long as you’d like!

How do I sign up?

Pay by session- that’s easy!  Just scroll down to the schedule at the bottom of the page, select your session, follow the prompts to complete registration, and pay!

Purchase a package- Choose your package size below. Once you purchase your package, you will be emailed a code and redirected to our scheduling page.   I would suggest scheduling your first 2 level 1 sessions right away and reserve the rest to see if you move up to level 2 or need to stay at level 1 a bit longer; remember every human and dog team moves at their own pace!