Training Schedule

Over the course of six weeks, you and your dog can embark on an adventure together. AWS offers a variety of exciting and progressive classes for dogs of all ages, breeds and abilities. Offerings include Core Classes, Beyond the Basic Series, Wag It Games and AKC Title Courses. Keep scrolling for class schedules, descriptions and enrollment.  If you are looking our other training options, check out Social Hours and BeyondOne Day Sessions, Workshops or Private Consultations.

CORE CLASSES:

Core classes lay the foundation for future training work. Unless otherwise noted, classes last an hour and are taught weekly for 6 weeks. Registration is $125.

BASIC OBEDIENCE: For any dog older than 5 months, this six-week course is the foundation for all future training courses and focuses on team work between you and your dog. Build your dog’s concentration skills and self control. You’ll learn canine communication skills and how to teach your dog to walk on a loose leash and how to avoid distraction. Watch your dog’s confidence grow as they learn skills such as sit, stay, heel, down and come.
Saturdays, Dec 15 – Jan 19: 9 AM
Saturdays, Jan 5 – Feb 9: 3:15 PM
Tuesdays, Jan 8 – Feb 12: 4 PM
Sundays, Jan 13 – Feb 17: 11:15 AM
Mondays, Jan 14 – Feb 18: 5:15 PM
Fridays, Jan 18 – March 1: 9 AM (no class February 1)

SMALL BREED BASIC OBEDIENCE: For any dog older than 5 months and under 25 lbs, this six-week course is the foundation for all future training courses and focuses on teamwork between you and your dog. Build your dog’s concentration skills and self control. You’ll learn canine communication skills and how to teach your dog to walk on a loose leash and how to avoid distraction. Watch your dog’s confidence grow as they learn skills such as sit, stay, heel, down and come.
Wednesdays, Jan 9 – Feb 13: 4 PM
Saturdays, Feb 2 – March 9: 9 AM

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN: For dogs 5 months or younger, Puppy Kindergarten is a six-week program using positive reinforcement to teach socialization, training, activity and responsibility through FUN activities and games. Puppies will begin to learn and practice the skills taught in Basic Obedience such as sit, down and come. There will also be a period of social play time* in each class for those puppies that will enjoy it.
*The option of playtime during classes and social hours is based on the safety and enjoyment of the class as a whole and is always at the instructor’s discretion.
Saturdays, Jan 5 – Feb 9: 2 PM
Monday, Jan 14 – Feb 18: 4 PM

CONFIDENCE FOR SHY DOGS: Timid and unsure dogs are perfect students for this course. You’ll learn what causes canine fear and anxiety, how to assess your dog’s body language and stress level and how to help your dog feel more comfortable. Class exercises help boost confidence in shy pups.
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OLD DOGS CAN LEARN NEW TRICKS: Is your older dog in a rut of the same routine, day after day? Let’s put a little pep back in your pup’s step! If your dog is 8+ years old, come join us for a class geared just for our senior canine companions. We will be engaging in low impact activities such as nose work, tricks, obstacles, and shadow games. This is a great opportunity to reaffirm and strengthen that bond you have with your older pal while having fun and learning new things to do together!
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BEYOND THE BASICS SERIES:

The classes in this series are open to basic obedience graduates.Unless otherwise noted, classes last an hour and are taught weekly for 6 weeks. Registration is $125.

BEYOND THE BASICS SAMPLER: Take your basic skills to the next level with a little bit of everything. Throughout the six weeks students will be exposed to a sampling of our course offerings such as Rally, Nose Work, Agility, Tricks, and even some core conditioning. The sky’s the limit in this class. Work and bond with your dog while having fun.
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SMALL BREED BEYOND THE BASICS SAMPLER: For dogs over 5 months and under 25 lbs., take your basic skills to the next level with a little bit of everything. Throughout the six weeks students will be exposed to a sampling of our course offerings such as Rally, Nose Work, Agility, Tricks, and even some core conditioning. The sky’s the limit in this class. Work and bond with your dog while having fun.
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BEYOND THE BASICS WITH AGILITY: Engage your dog’s body and mind by overcoming agility obstacles such as jumps, tires, tunnels, and A Frames. Other fun and games will be had throughout the class using equipment such as hoops, cavalettis and more. You and your dog will build your relationship and teamwork skills. This class focuses on having fun!
Saturdays, Feb 2 – March 9: 10:15 AM

BEYOND THE BASICS WITH NOSE WORK FOR FUN: Does your dog like to sniff? Does she like treats? If so, she will love this fun class which puts your dog’s natural sniffing instinct to test hunting for yummy treats. This is an easy, relationship building class where your dog does most of the work. Sniffing is a great mental and physical activity for your dog, and is appropriate for pups of all ages. The class size is limited, as you will be watching the other dog/handler teams when your dog is not working.
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BEYOND THE BASICS WITH MORE NOSE WORK FOR FUN: Keep your dog’s sniffer engaged. An extension of Nose Work for Fun, this class continues to build on the skills learned in the first class with even more fun sniffing and searching. Nose Work for Fun is a pre-requisite for enrolling in this class.
Wednesdays, Jan 9 – Feb 13: 6:30 PM

BEYOND THE BASICS WITH RALLY: Take your basic skills to the next level! This six-week course is a great introduction to the sport of Rally. You and your dog work closely as a team, completing a course of 10-20 stations with a sign at each station regarding which skill to perform. Skills can include sit-down-sit, send over jump, side step right, recall and more!
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BEYOND THE BASICS WITH RALLY AND AGILITY: Learn some of the basic skills used in the sport of Rally while also having fun with Agility obstacles. You and your dog work closely as a team, using skills that an include sit-down-sit, send over jump, side step right, and recall. In this unique class the instructor will also incorporate fun obstacles such as tunnels, ramps and weave poles.
Fridays, Jan 18 – March 1: 10:30 AM (no class February 1)

*NEW*BEYOND THE BASICS WITH CONDITIONING AND OBSTACLES: Through stretches, games and tricks you will see your dog gain more confidence, coordination, attention, strength, and directional skills. You will learn how to incorporate equipment and props that you can build, buy, and find at home to keep your companion active. This is the perfect class if you are looking for new ways to keep your dog physically and mentally fit, especially when we are stuck indoors due to inclement weather.
Saturdays, Jan 5 – Feb 9: 4:30 PM
Mondays, Jan 14 – Feb 18: 6:30 PM

WAG IT GAMES:

Wag It Games courses are open to basic obedience graduates. Unless otherwise noted, classes last an hour and are taught weekly for 6 weeks. Registration is $125.

WAG IT GAMES SAMPLER: An array of games designed to be low stress so you and your dog can focus on having fun and building a strong connection together. Wag It Games is all about having a solid emphasis on teamwork, building a relationship, safety, and FUN for the dog and handler! There are several sections to Wag It Games such as: Sniff It, Obstacles, Shadow Skills, Dog Ball, Quarry Quest, Agility, and Water Skills. This 6 week course will touch on games from Sniff it, Obstacles, Dog Ball, Agility, and Shadow Skills. WGME 13 recently did a feature on Wag-It Games and what they entail. Come and have fun while learning new games to play with your pup!
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WAG IT GAMES WITH SHADOW SKILLS: Similar to the sport of Rally, teams perform a course or signs with the dog shadowing its handler. Exercises test heeling skills incorporating a variety of twists, turns and side changes.
Wednesdays, Jan 9 – Feb 13: 5:15 PM

*NEW*WAG IT GAMES NO NEED FOR SPEED OBSTACLE SKILLS: A course of diverse obstacle challenges based on camaraderie between dogs and their handlers. This unique course was designed to give dogs and handlers of all abilities the opportunity to work and enjoy time together.
Tuesdays, Jan 8 – Feb 12: 5:15 PM


AKC TITLE COURSES:

Title courses are open to basic obedience graduates.Unless otherwise noted, classes last an hour and are taught weekly for 6 weeks, with title testing on the final week. Registration is $125.

NOVICE TRICKS AND FUN:  In this six-week course, dogs have fun learning new tricks, such as bark on cue, push-ups, high five, spin in a circle and more. This class is a great way to build body awareness and provide a great physical and mental stimulation for your pooch. Dogs can earn the AKC Novice Trick Dog Title after mastering 10 tricks. This class is perfect for all ages: puppies who have taken Puppy Kindergarten, young adults dogs, and senior dogs can join this class.
Tuesdays, Jan 8 – Feb 12: 6:30 PM

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN: Over the six-week course, your dog will prepare for the ten-point AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification test. Dogs learn advanced commands and practice positive behaviors such as walking through a crowd, accepting a friendly stranger and positively reacting to another dog.
Saturdays, Dec 15 – Jan 19: 10:15 AM
Sundays, Jan 13 – Feb 17:
12:30 PM

URBAN CANINE GOOD CITIZEN: Like the standard Canine Good Citizen class, during this class, dogs train towards a ten-point test, administered in the final class. This class focuses on demonstrating CGC skills (and more!) in an urban city-like setting. It’s a fun way to get out-and-out and learn new skills. To earn the AKC Urban CGC (CGCU) title, dogs must already have a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate or title on record at AKC. If you do not have a CGC title you can still attend our class, but please be aware you will not be able to test for a CGCU title.
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We have waitlists for our most popular classes. If your preferred class is full and you’d like to be placed on a wait list, please email us. Be sure to include which class, your name, phone number, dog’s age and breed.

*The option of playtime during classes and social hours is based on the safety and enjoyment of the class as a whole and is always at the instructor’s discretion.

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