Our Pet Manners Program is designed to develop dogs who are happy, confident companions! You’ll train your puppy or adult dog to perform all the basic behaviors and get solid strategies for common problems. You and your dog will learn to work together as a team, able to handle the challenges of real life AND building the foundation for more advanced fun like Agility, Rally, Therapy, Tricks and more! We also have day training options where our professional trainers do the training for you.  

Puppy Program (16 weeks and under)

Our Puppy Program is the ideal way to get your new pup started off right. The program includes three steps that cover the latest science on great puppy raising, plus opportunities for socialization and critical early learning.

Class Readiness Evaluation

In this free 30-minute group session, we’ll conduct a brief evaluation which will help determine the best starting point for your dog. We’ll also give you a few tips to get you ready to have a great first class!

Manners 1

Ready for your dog to listen to you and have behavior you’re proud of?  Want to have fun while you train?  Then this 6-week class is for you! This class is designed for dogs and puppies 16 weeks and older. We’ll train the following behaviors: Sit, Down, Place, Come, Stay, Walk on a Loose Leash, and Leave It.

Manners 2

This class picks up right where Manners 1 class left off.   Dogs learn polite social behaviors and how to behave nicely EVEN around distractions. All the basic behaviors are trained to a higher level of proficiency and reliability.  This class is essential for developing a well-behaved companion!

Manners 3

In this dynamic class, we’ll take your training to the next level.  This class is an ideal stepping stone to more advanced work and building a high degree of impulse control. You’ll refine your training skills as you develop your training abilities right along with your dog.

Group Class Practice

These single session classes are the ideal training and practice session for the dog that has trouble focusing when new dogs are around. A great option for tuning-up in between group classes.

AKC Canine Good Citizen Program

CGC Course & Test

CGCA Course & Test

The AKC Canine Good Citizen program offers two levels of testing.   We offer separate Course & Test classes for each of these levels.   These classes are led by one of WAGD’s AKC approved Evaluators.  Each class is a total of 5 sessions, with the fifth session being the evaluation.

Great Dog! (Ongoing)

This program is designed for those that want to go beyond basic training to develop a truly GREAT dog!  These classes teach more advanced obedience behaviors and put a big emphasis on impulse control. Our goal in this program is to help your dog become the kind whose behavior you can fully rely on in a wide variety of challenging real-life scenarios.

Manners Bootcamp

In this dayschool program, you drop your dog off for full days with our professional trainers.  We are proud to exclusively use positive, dog-friendly training techniques to get the very best from you dog.