Group Classes

6-week courses, 1 hour class per week
For all group classes, dogs must have the following vaccinations:
DHPP, Rabies, Bordetella
All dogs who have reached sexual maturity must be spayed/neutered
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PUPPY KINDERGARTEN
3-6 MONTHS, CLASSES DIVIDED BY WEIGHT
 
This course is designed to set your puppy up for success through the introduction of basic obedience and socialization. We will discuss the needs of a puppy in order for you to provide a rewarding and structured environment for them to mature into. This will include exercises in leadership to strengthen the relationship between you and your dog and a plan for desensitization and socialization. We will also go over some problem-solving tricks by request. You will learn how to teach your little one how to perform the following skills:
  • Focus
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay/Wait
  • Come/Recall
  • Leave it/Drop it
  • Loose-leash Walking
Each class will end in “recess” allowing your dog to socialize with their classmates, where they can learn appropriate canine socialization and play behaviors in a controlled environment.
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BASIC OBEDIENCE
​7 MONTHS +
This course is designed to introduce or fine-tune basic obedience skills for your dog. We will go over various leadership exercises designed to strengthen the relationship between you and your dog. We will also discuss common nuisance behaviors and how to modify them. You will learn how to teach your dog the following obedience skills:
  • Focus
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay/Wait
  • Come/Recall
  • Leave it/Drop it
  • Loose-leash Walking

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INTERMEDIATE OBEDIENCE
​7 MONTHS +
 
This course is for dogs who are proficient in the above basic skills and want to increase their level of obedience. We will strengthen your dog’s existing skills by adding challenges and “upping the ante.” This will involve increasing duration, distance, and distractions to sit, down, stay, and recall. You will also learn how to teach your dog the following skills:
  • Heel/Advanced leash work
  • Auto-sit
  • Greetings
  • Place
  • Impulse control
  • A few “trick” commands.

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PRIVATE TRAINING

Based on your dog’s specific needs, a private-training program will personally tailored for either basic obedience or behavior modification. For problem solving (jumping, barking, assertive personality, anxiety, mouthing, leash-pulling, etc.) a treatment plan and homework exercises will be created for you and your dog(s). Private training services are conducted post-consultation with the trainer to determine the best plan of action. Sessions take place in the comfort of your home.

Meet Our Trainer

Brittany Shearer ABCDT Certified Dog Trainer


 

My name is Brittany, and I am here to serve your dog’s needs! I started working in the animal care field several years ago, and quickly developed an interest in animal behavior. I have met many animals with specific personality traits who inspired me to pursue an education in order to further assist pets like them. When I began coordinating dog play-groups, I became highly intrigued by canine psychology. I then decided to begin my journey into the world of dog training so I could better ensure more dogs can live successful lives with happy families.

Through Animal Behavior College, I have graduated from their dog obedience training program as an honors student. As part of my studies, I completed an externship at Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue. I cherish the opportunity I was given to train shelter dogs and increase their chances of getting adopted. It is certainly a goal of mine to continue volunteer work through shelters, as a well-behaved dog has a better chance of finding their forever home. As I grow in my journey, I plan to continue my education in order to further develop my knowledge and experience in various forms of training. In time, I hope to become a well-rounded professional trainer in the areas of behavior modification and service/therapy training. My ultimate dream is to open an animal sanctuary for seniors and misfits.

I promise to shower your dog with the love and respect they deserve, and assist you both in the best ways I can!