Small Dog Basic Obedience

Help your small dog go big in regards to their education


We created the concept of group training classes geared specifically for small dogs in 2001. Our Small Dog Basic Obedience classes are the perfect environment for dogs under 20lbs and over 5.5 months old to learn in a group class setting with dogs of a similar size. City life for small dogs and their families can be particularly stressful due to concerns for safety, and peace of mind regarding behavior in the home and out on city streets.

In addition to basic manners skills such as sit, down, stand, stay, come when called, and impulse control, this course has an emphasis on small dog issues such as handling, excessive barking, and improving social skills. This course will help you learn how to use a modern, reward based approach to help your small dog happily engage in the training game, to build their confidence in themselves in different environments, and to prove to people that small dogs can be mannerly, social, and a blast to have training fun with.


  • Attention
  • Sit, Down and Stand
  • Come When Called
  • Hand Targeting
  • Impulse Control
  • Leash Manners
  • Preventing Sidewalk Vacuuming
  • Mannerly and Confident Greetings
  • Houstraining
  • Curbing Excessive Barking
  • Improving Social Skills


For Dogs 5 months and older

For dogs under 4 months of age, at least one round of vaccines is required. For dogs 4 months (16 weeks) or older a record of their vaccinations must be signed by your veterinarian and include vaccine for rabies, parainfluenza, adenovirus, bordatella, leptospriosis, and distemper. If your veterinarian chooses not to give your pup one or more of these vaccines at the time, we must have a signed letter from them stating that it is contraindicated. Entry to play groups and group classes is not permitted without required, veterinarian signed proof of vaccinations or a signed letter from the veterinarian stating they are contraindicated at the time. This is required by the Health Department.

For dogs of any breed or mix that are under 20lbs

This class is appropriate for beginners as well as dogs that have had some previous training

Dogs should have no aggression history. If you aren’t sure what this means, please email us

The course fee is $350 for 5 consecutive (unless otherwise noted on the schedule, due to a holiday) one hour classes.

The class fee is non-refundable, non-transferable and there are no make-up classes for your course.

Small Dog Basic Obedience


Start Date Skip Dates End Date Day Start Time End Time Location Price
Nov 1, 2019 Nov 29 Dec 6, 2019 Friday7:15pm8:15pm Dog Spa 32 W.25th St $350
Dec 4, 2019Dec 25 and Jan 1 Jan 15, 2020 Wednesday 6:45pm 7:45pm Dog Spa 32 W.25th St $350
Dec 15, 2019 Dec 22 Dec 29 Jan 5 Feb 2, 2020 Sunday 3:15pm 4:15pm Dog Spa 32 W.25th St $350
Jan 7, 2020 NoneFeb 4, 2020 Tuesday7:15pm8:15pm Dog Spa 32 W.25th St $350
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