Upcoming Group Class Information
Join us on Saturdays for group training at Helen Woodward Animal Center. San Diego Pet Training group courses consist of six, one hour sessions. The total cost for a six-week course is $175.00. You will have eight weeks from the start of your first class to complete your six sessions. Please email Info@SDPetTraining.com to make your reservation and to begin your group training. If you need more specific attention for a behavior in question we recommend setting up a private session to help address and modify. For the address and directions to Helen Woodward Animal Center click here.
Puppy Class, Saturdays 10:00 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
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. You can start any Saturday that works best with your schedule. This class is geared for dogs under 5 months of age depending on breed and size.
Basic Obedience, Saturdays 8:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. for Large Dogs, 1:00 p.m. for Small Dogs
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. Every obedience class includes on and off leash dog socialization in a safe, secure fenced area. If your dog is not social with other dogs, we can speak with you regarding private sessions to address socialization. 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. Every week we will teach all five commands. The training will be advanced the further you progress in your six sessions. You can begin any Saturday that works best for your schedule!
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. More challenging obstacles such as the weave poles and teeter totter will be trained every session. The as you progress in your six classes the more challenging the class will become for you and your dog. If your dog is not dog social they will be ask not to socialize. You can talk with us to set up private sessions to address proper dog socialization. By the end of the course dogs will be able to complete runs through an entire obstacle course! You can begin any Saturday that works best for you and your pup.
Always wanted a dog that could work off leash? Take your training to the next level! In this class owners will refine the five obedience commands, transition to a 20-foot long line and apply distractions. The dogs and owners will be taught how to work without a leash and all sessions will take place at Fiesta Island to apply the teachings to a real life scenario. It is recommended that dogs complete the obedience course before enrolling in the advanced obedience course. Advanced obedience dates will be announced obedience and courses will form quarterly.
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.