New Dog? Don't Worry, We Can Help!

Congrats on your new dog! Bringing home a dog is so exciting, but can also be a little daunting. We are here to help ensure your newest family member starts off on the right paw. We want to help you build a healthy relationship with your new dog, learn to communicate with each other, and lay a solid foundation of training & manners... all while being fun, friendly, and effective!

We've listed various training programs below that we recommend as the "jumping off" point for your dog's training. There are so many more training options once you've laid the foundations of basic manners and obedience! From sports to tricks to therapy dog to advanced obedience in public, there are lots of routes to take once you've finished the basics.

If your new dog is young, you might want to check out this page too! The training recommendations below are geared towards dogs at least 5 months old or older.

To learn about the differences in the programs, please click here for our page "Choosing Your Training Program".

If you are looking to start with Behavior Modification Training for your new dog, please click here for our behavior specific group classes or click here for our in-home training program. Behavior Modification includes (but is not limited to) training for reactivity, aggression, biting, lunging, separation anxiety, resource guarding, etc.

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Group Classes

Level 1 Obedience - Foundation Skills

This class is the perfect starting point for group class training for dogs over 4 months old. We'll teach you how to train your dog, and you'll learn to teach the basics... from sit to come to stay, and much more!


Day Training

Basic Obedience Boot Camp

In our 4 week Basic Obedience Program, we will teach your dog 12 reliable behaviors. Reliable means your dog responds to the command despite distractions.Your dog may already know their name, but will they respond to it when they are distracted? This program is for dogs over 5 months old. 

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Daytime Activities

FIT Dogs Day Program

This is a structured drop-off day program that focuses on the mental and physical fitness needs of your dog. Dogs work one-on-one with their coach on both mentally and physically challenging exercises. There is also small group play for our dog-social guests. Dogs must be at least 8 weeks old before enrolling in FIT Dogs.

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Private Training


Mini-courses are one-on-one private training at one of our facilities. The curriculum is adapted from our popular group classes, but without the "group" part! Each Mini-Course is four one-hour sessions. We have Puppy, Basic Obedience, and Agility for Fun Mini-Courses!

In-Home Training

We'll Come to YOU! In-Home Training gives you a customized training plan, unique to your dog and family. Popular New Dog related in-home training topics include pre-dog appointments (before your bring your new dog home), new dog introductions (to other dogs and/or cats), crate training, potty training, separation anxiety, house manners, socialization, and more!

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Potty Training Phone Consultation

If you'd like help teaching your dog to go to the bathroom outside.. call us! We are happy to help provide the information you need to be successful with potty training your puppy. These consultations are scheduled in advance with one of our trainers.

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After the Basics

Once you've completed Level 1 Obedience or the Basic Obedience Boot Camp training, you've checked off the prerequisite to almost all of our other training options!

We have TONS of behavior, obedience, manners, sport, and activity specific group classes. Click here to learn more!

We have follow up Boot Camp programs, such as Advanced Off Leash Recall and Holiday Manners. Click here to learn more!

We have FIT Dogs ongoing year round, join us for some fun dog activities! Click here to learn more!

For more personalized training, our In-Home Training program is the best bet. Click here to learn more!

Please CONTACT US with any questions.

We are always happy to help our clients figure out the best training fit for their new dog :)