All of our group classes are taught at The Good Dog Spot LLC, 15 Jolley Drive, Bloomfield, CT. If you see one you're interested in, click on the 'Learn more and sign up' link and it will take you to our detailed class description page. There is an online class registration and secure payment processing that is safe, quick and easy! All of our classes use positive, force-free training techniques designed to set you and your dog up for a lifetime of success. These group classes are family-oriented, fun and highly effective.
Calm Canine Class
Does your dog lunge at other dogs while walking on a leash? Bark as other dogs pass by? Maybe pulls you along to chase squirrels, bicycles or skateboards? This class is tailored for your dog's needs. You will learn techniques to keep your dog safe and below threshold while your dog learns to stay calm in distracting situations as well as enhance their loose leash walking skills.
Puppy Start Right Class
Puppy Start Right is for puppies ranging from 9 weeks to 20 weeks of age. This is a foundation class, the first step in your dog training journey. Your puppy will be introduced to basic obedience, including sit, down, stay, leave-it, come when called as well as attention-behavior exercises.
Family Dog Foundation Class
Whether new to training or in need of a refresher, the Family Dog Foundation class begins to teach the basic obedience necessary for your dog to be an active member of the family. During this class, your dog will learn skills such as sit, down, stay, leave-it, come when called, how to walk loosely on a leash as well as many others. The goal of this class is a solid foundation that your dog can use and build upon.
Family Dog Intermediate Class
Now that your dog has the basics under their belt, it is time to bring their training to the next level. Family Dog Intermediate builds off of the skills your dog learned in Puppy Start Right or Family Dog Foundation. We gradually increase your dog’s staying stamina - their ability to sit and down until you ask them to move. Your dog will learn new skills such as settling, how to greet people politely and an Emergency Recall, for when coming when called really counts all while having fun.
Family Dog Advanced Class
Take your dog training to the next level! During this class, your dog will polish their skills including walking on a loose leash, keeping focus and attention on you with distractions, off leash work, as well as learn fun tricks and get an introduction to sport training. At the end of this class your dog will be ready to explore Trick Dog, Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog certification and more.
AKC Trick Dog Class & Test
Looking for something challenging and fun to do with your dog? Earn an AKC Trick Dog title! Teaching your dog tricks is a great to show off your dog's skills and boost their confidence at the same time.
AKC Canine Good Citizen Class & Test
Does your dog have what it takes to be a Canine Good Citizen? The AKC's Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. In CGC, dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test can earn a certificate and the official AKC CGC title. Dogs with the CGC title have the suffix, "CGC" after their names.
Canine Etiquette Class
Specialized, advanced classes are offered periodically and will cover just one focused topic such as polite walking, truly reliable recalls, or proper greetings of people. These classes are four weeks in duration.