Basic Manners

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For dogs with no reactivity and/or aggression issues (barking, lunging, snapping, biting, etc.) our Basic Manners group dog training class is designed to help you set a solid foundation for important basic manners skills and to improve your understanding of a modern, science-based approach to communicating with and teaching your dog. In addition to teaching your dog several obedience skills useful for daily life and city living, this course will help you learn how to

efficiently and effectively increase desirable behaviors and decrease undesirable behaviors out in the real world and at home. Group Classes can be a wonderful opportunity to practice around distractions in order to best ensure reliable responses in challenging environments, such as the busy streets of NYC!


  • Attention
  • Sit, Down and Stand
  • Come When Called
  • Hand Targeting
  • Impulse Control
  • Leash Manners
  • Preventing Sidewalk Vacuuming
  • Mannerly Greeting


For dogs of any breed or mix that have completed the below listed Health Department required vaccines. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as dogs that have had some previous training.

Dogs should have absolutely no aggression history to people or dogs nor any reactivity issues to dogs (these issues can be addressed in private lessons). Aggression includes biting, nipping, snapping, snarling, and growling. A dog need not have had multiple incidences nor have caused serious injury to have had an aggression history. If you aren’t sure what this means, please contact us.

The course meets for four consecutive (unless a skip date is noted on the schedule) one hour classes. If a class cannot be held in-person due to COVID or weather it will be held virtually.

Attendance is limited to two people/handlers per dog to best ensure social distancing. Students and instructors must wear face masks.

The class fee is non-refundable, non-transferable, and there are no make-up classes. Prior to registering, please note the nature of offering limited space classes, the above stated policies, and that there are no exceptions. Please do not request an exception to the stated policies.

Proof of Vaccine Requirements: For dogs 16 weeks and older a record of their vaccinations must be signed by your veterinarian and include vaccine for: rabies, parvovirus, parainfluenza, adenovirus, bordetella, and distemper. If your veterinarian chooses not to give your pup one or more of these vaccines at the time of class, we must have a signed letter from them stating that it is contraindicated. Entry to classes is not permitted without Health Department required proof of vaccinations. Records must be uploaded 48 hours prior to the first class or you can bring a hard/printed copy with you to the first class.

Basic Manners


SKU Start Date Skip Dates End Date Day Start Time End Time Location Price
Dec 19, 2022 Dec 26 Jan 16, 2023 Monday 7:00pm 8:00pm Beasty Feast 327 W. 14th St $350
Jan 8, 2023 NoneJan 29, 2023 Sunday 2:30pm 3:30pm Beasty Feast 327 W. 14th St $350
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