Limited Training classes available at Elliott soon

We normally offer training classes for dogs of all ages, sizes, and abilities, however, our normal schedule had to be put on hold.
At this time, we are excited to start training up again, although on a much smaller scale than previous classes. Please contact us for more information.

We recommend our Puppy Basics Class or AKC Canine Good Citizen Puppy Class for pups 5 months or younger. For dogs older than 5 months, check out our range of classes below. If you would prefer to train in private, we also offer one-on-one sessions with personalized training goals. While you’re here, get to know our amazing trainers!

If you would like to sign up for any of our group classes, please do so by logging into your Downtown Dog Lounge account. (There are currently no group classes available for registration. This will be updated as the Stay at Home order is lifted and Dog Training services are approved.)

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Puppy Basics Class | $195 | 5 week course

Starting puppies out on the right foot is the key to a great, lifelong relationship.  In this easygoing, fun, five week class, puppies will learn basic concepts, while getting the chance to socialize with other dogs.  Housetraining, leash desensitization, graduated freedoms, earned praise, socialization, and basic obedience commands are all covered; the first five minutes of each class will be devoted to play.  A light, six-foot leash, a Martingale collar or harness, and treats are required.  Be prepared to clean up after your pup!

Puppies should be 10 to 20 weeks of age, and have all vaccinations up to date.  Though puppies will not generally be fully vaccinated until they are 16 weeks of age, those younger than this will have received adequate vaccinations to participate in class with puppies younger than 20 weeks.

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Basic Obedience 101 | $235 | 6 week course

Your dog should be a delight, but if your best buddy misbehaves, the experience can quickly sour.  With the help of author/trainer Steve Duno, you can start enjoying your dog again.  In this six-week class, students will learn the obedience commands needed to help their dogs become well-mannered members of the family.

Only non-aggressive dogs are welcome.  Students should bring a six-foot leash, Martingale training collar (or harness for toy breeds), and small treats.  Proof of immunization is required before beginning class. The first class is a non-dog behavioral seminar.

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Basic Obedience 102 | $235 | 6 week course

This class reflects real life situations and solutions. The course material includes essential obedience skills such as sit, look, come, wait, stay, loose-leash walking, leave it, drop it, and manners for greeting dogs and people. Only non-aggressive dogs are welcome.  Students should bring a six-foot leash, Martingale training collar (or harness for toy breeds), and small treats.  Proof of immunization is required before beginning class.

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Park Skills | $129 | 4 week course

The goal of this class is to educate pet parents on the intricacies of group play and to increase the overall responsiveness of their dog when distractions are present.

Each week of this course is centered around different topics in obedience – focus, patience, and recall. By the end of the course you will have built a strong connection with your dog and learned the skills to have them practice safe play and good manners. Our methods include only motivational-based training methods with an emphasis on positive reinforcement.

Each session includes an allotted 10 minutes for your dog to practice the newly learned skills in a play setting with other students dogs. The only way to improve is to practice in the context that your dog is expected to perform in!

All students must have the required vaccinations to attend class, and students will be expected to provide their own treats, leash, and collar or harness.

The curriculum is as follows:

Week 1: Focus – Look and name recognition, leave-it, loose-leash walking.

Week 2: Patience – Wait, kennel-work, sit with duration.

Week 3: Recall – Sit for greeting, long leash work, come when called.

Week 4: Competency – Recap of skills previously learned and dedicated practice time for students.

As part of both you and your pet’s education, there is one 30-minute session detailing safety information during the first week of class. This is a brief discussion about expectations of each handler, and important information regarding body language and stress signals to recognize in your pet and other students’ pets.

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AKC Canine Good Citizen Puppy Class | $235 | 6 week course

In the Canine Good Citizen S.T.A.R. Puppy Class, we will cover the components of the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program:  Socialization, Training, Activity, and Responsibility.  We will focus on teaching your puppy strategies to adapt to their surrounding environment, or, S.O.A.P’s (Settings, Objects, Animals and People). We will also help them learn how to anticipate challenging situations and develop training goals to successfully meet those challenges. Puppies who complete this class may go on to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen Class after reaching one year of age.

Learn more about the AKC Canine Good Citizen classes.

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AKC Canine Good Citizen Class | $235 | 6 week course

In this class you and your dog will learn to perform the 10 skills that are required to pass the CGC test. You will also learn how to utilize those skills to help them adapt to the diversity they may encounter in their environment (S.O.A.P.’s – Settings, Objects, Animals and People). We will cover planning for on-going training and socialization to ensure your well-mannered dog is welcome anywhere.

The ten (10) essential skills are:

  1. Accept a friendly stranger
  2. Sit politely for petting
  3. Appearance and Grooming (examination)
  4. Out for a walk (loose leash walking)
  5. Walk politely through a crowd
  6. Sit and lie down on command/ staying in place
  7. Come when called
  8. Reaction (and recovery) when meeting another dog
  9. Reaction (and recovery) to distractions
  10. Supervised separation (3 minutes, handler out of site)

Learn more about the AKC Canine Good Citizen classes.

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One-on-One Rates

50 Minute Session (with or without owner)$79
5 pack of 50 minute sessions$360
8 pack of 50 minute sessions$550
15 Minute Training Walk$26
25 Minute Training Walk$40
Off-Site Training$139
10 Minute Treadmill Session$14
**A $50 fee will be assessed for cancellations not made within 24 hours of scheduled training sessions


Guided play sessions with a Trainer or Enrichment Specialist while your dog is in daycare.

Enrichment Daycare$69
Enrichment Half Day Daycare$44