Small Dog Basic Obedience

Help your small dog go big in regards to their education

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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.

This course focuses on basic manners skills such as sit, down, stand, stay, come when called, and impulse control and 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. This course is not appropriate for dogs with reactivity (barking, lunging, growling, etc.) issues or aggression issues to either dogs or people. One person may attend per pup.


  • Attention
  • Sit, Down and Stand
  • Come When Called
  • Hand Targeting
  • Impulse Control
  • Leash Manners
  • Preventing Sidewalk Vacuuming
  • Mannerly and Confident Greetings
  • Housetraining
  • Curbing Excessive Barking
  • Improving Responsiveness Around Distractions


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 and no reactivity issues. If you aren’t sure what this means, please contact us.

The in-person course meets for one hour per class for four consecutive weeks (unless otherwise noted on the schedule) and is $350 for the course.

One person may attend per pup.

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.

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, bordatella, 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 and play groups is not permitted without Health Department required proof of vaccinations. Records must be submitted at least 48 hours prior to the first class or you can bring a hard/printed copy with you to class.




Small Dog Basic Obedience


SKU Start Date Skip Dates End Date Day Start Time End Time Location Price
Jan 16, 2022 None Feb 6, 2022 Sunday11:15am12:15pm Muddy Paws 821 9th Ave btwn 54th & 55th $350
Feb 13, 2022 NoneMar 6, 2022 Sunday 12:30pm 1:30pm Muddy Paws 821 9th Ave btwn 54th & 55th $350
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