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Group Dog Obedience Classes in Central NJ

2023 Update: All classes are currently canceled. I am available to teach shared lessons if you would like to get a small group of friends together. I am also occasionally offering Intermediate level classes for current students who are ready for that level. Alternatively, a private lesson or two can help tide you over until you start a class. Please contact me by email regarding scheduling.


Group dog training classes are a fun and economical way to train your dog. If you are looking to teach the basic commands (come, sit, down, stay, heel) and work on common behavior problems such as jumping up and stealing shoes, then a group obedience class is just what you need. Group classes are also an excellent place to practice working around other dogs and people.

Beginning Obedience
For dogs four months and up. If you’ve just adopted an older dog or you just never got around to training that puppy, now is the time to get started turning Rambunctious Rover into a treasured companion. You will learn how to teach your dog to sit, lie down, stay, walk nicely on leash, and come when called. Your dog will also learn to greet people with out jumping up, drop toys and other objects when asked, and behave calmly in the house. If you have an adolescent or adult dog who just doesn’t listen, come to Beginning Obedience and learn how to communicate in a way that your dog will understand. Don't worry, you can teach an old dog new tricks!

Intermediate Obedience
For graduates of Puppy Pre-School, Beginning Obedience, or Private Lessons. This class focuses on getting a truly reliable response to the basic commands. Your dog will learn to come when called, stay, and walk nicely on leash even when other dogs and people are walking and playing near him. We will continue to work on good manners, paying special attention to adolescent issues such as jumping up, stealing things, and uncontrollable behavior around doggy playmates. In addition to obedience, we will spend some time on fun and games such as fetch and hide and seek. This is a great class for the dog who knows it at home, but has difficulty listening around other dogs and people.

Canine Good Citizen
For graduates of Intermediate Obedience. Train your dog so that he will be truly welcome everywhere—A real Canine Good Citizen. Your dog will learn to perform reliably around real world distractions you might encounter at the park, a soccer game, or in the vet's office. This class teaches all of the exercises of the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Test such as calmly walking through a crowd of people and dogs, accepting grooming by a stranger, sitting politely to be petted, coming when called off leash and more. Students can take the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test, the basis for most therapy dog tests, at graduation.

*** Winter training advice *** It’s a bit too chilly in New Jersey for outdoor classes November through March, but if you are eager to get started during the winter months, consider taking a couple of private
lessons now and then joining an Intermediate class in the spring. I will also teach private beginner’s classes if you would like to get four or more friends together to share a class.

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