Group Classes & Services We Offer

Upcoming Group Classes:
7/17 Agility Level 2 – 6:00pm

7/20 Intro to Agility – 7:30am Basic Obedience – 8:30am

7/28 Obedience 2 – 7:30am Puppy Class – 8:30am

at held at Helen Woodward Animal Center

Basic Obedience Group Class

Obedience is the foundation to a successful relationship between you and your dog. This class is designed for people training just as much as dog training. In a basic obedience course your dog will learn the five obedience commands while on a leash: heel, sit, stay, down and come. Each class will also give invaluable training philosophies that each pet parent can apply on a daily basis to help be proactive and develop well rounded furry family members. $200 for a 4 week course. Includes 30 day access to Rob Kuty’s online course, Obedience in 3 Easy Steps to supplement your training from home! Don’t delay, Obedience classes usually have a wait list, email us to enroll. Classes are offered both weekday evenings and weekends. Please email us for current availability. Open to all dogs older than 5 months of age who are social in close proximity and off leash with other dogs.

Puppy Group Class

Puppy training is one of the most important investments you can make for you and your pet’s future. Every class includes on and off leash dog socialization in a safe, secure area. The group puppy course will focus on common puppy issues such as leash pulling, nipping, chewing, jumping, house breaking and more. Puppies will also learn confidence building, introductions to basic obedience and socialization. Puppies must have received the bordatella and two rounds of the DHPP vaccines to participate in the group puppy class. Each session will also give invaluable training philosophies that each pet parent can apply on a daily basis to help be proactive and develop well rounded furry family member. This class is geared for dogs under 5 months of age and less than 27lbs. depending on breed and size. $200.00 for a 4 week course. Includes 30 day access to Rob’s online separation anxiety course. Classes are offered both weekday evenings and weekends. Please email us for current availibility.

Dog Agility Group Class

Unleash the athlete in your pet! Agility training is a great structured way for your dog to be stimulated, build confidence, release energy and have fun! Dogs will learn how to jump hurdles, run through tunnels, weave through poles, amongst other awesome activities. All classes include dog social play off leash in a safe, secure, fenced area. Each class will work on piecing the obstacles trained during that session into a course. By the end of the course dogs will be able to complete runs through an entire obstacle course! $180.00 for a 4 week course. Shoot us an email if you would like to join in on the fun! Classes are offered both weekday evenings and weekends.

Intermediate Obedience

Take your training to the next level! Owners can refine the five obedience commands, transition the come command to a long line and apply distractions. It is recommended that dogs complete the obedience course before enrolling in the intermediate course. $180 for 4 weeks. Classes are offered both weekday evenings and weekends. Please email us for current availibility.

Trick Class

Trick class is a fun way to keep your dog stimulated and learning. Dogs will learn shake, back up, spin, figure 8, stick jump and going to a place from a distance. Dogs should be treat motivated and both dogs and handlers should be agile as this is an active class. Includes off leash play at the start of the class. $180 for 4 weeks. 

Group Class Details

Training classes take place in a large 30×90 training field with US Turf. All group classes are held at the Helen Woodward Animal Center located at 6461 El Apajo Rd. Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. The training field is located near the adoptions entrance closest to the Horizon Church. Both Rob Kuty, Heather Gould and Julia Giardino each instruct classes.

Proper and safe dog socializing is one of our top priorities. All group classes will consist of approx. 20 min of off leash play at the start of class. 40 min will remain for instruction. If you arrive late there will not be time to make up the socialization.

Please disclose all of your pets known medical conditions and behavioral problems to SDPT before the first class meeting. Dogs must be social to participate in a group class. Please contact us for a private appointment if you need help with socialization.

Only one adult client per dog will be permitted in the training field. A second adult is welcome to watch from the outside of the field and take turns as space permits. In the interest of safety young children are NOT permitted in class or to wait on the outside of the field during class times.

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AKC’S Canine Citizen®

Canine Good Citizen Test at Helen Woodward Animal Center

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The above group training classes are a great start for your dog to become a Canine Good Citizen®.  Started in 1989, the CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. To view the test components click here. If you are interested in getting started or are ready to work with SDPT to get your dog to pass all the components of the test please email us today.

Dog Walking and Pet Sitting

We are proud to refer Prestige Pet Care for dog walking and pet sitting services. For more details visit: https://www.prestigepetcaresd.com.

TV & Stage

If you are a production company, director or casting agent and need animals trained for your upcoming project, San Diego Pet Training can help! Please contact us today for a detailed proposal for your upcoming show or project.