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.

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 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 contact us.

The course meets 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. 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.




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