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Group Dog Training Classes

Group dog training classes are a great way to work with your dog to build foundations and address common issues - with other dog owners!

With classes at 2 in-person locations and online, we've got a class that's just right for you!

Need some financial assistance? No problem!

Want to check out a class but not sure which one?

Classes By Location

Every Dog Community Center

7020 E HWY 290 Bldg 2

Austin, TX 78723

Work & Woof

4930 S Congress Ave, Bldg A

Austin, TX 78745

Virtual Classes

held over Zoom

or a similar service

Classes By Type

Start here for all puppies under 6 months old!

From Basic Manners through Canine Good Citizen

Check out this fun dog sport with obstacles!

From recalls to confidence building to nosework!

HELP! I don't know where to start!

Where are your classes?

We have classes at two locations: North at our Community Center, and South at Work & Woof. We also offer virtual classes held solely online!

Is my dog appropriate for group dog training classes?

Lots of dogs do well in group training classes. If your dog is fearful or shows aggression in new situations or around new people/dogs, classes MAY not be a good fit for you. If your dog is reactive, some classes may not be a good fit. We have a wide variety of classes, so we may be able to find a good fit for you and your dog!

If you come to class and it's not a good match, we will let you know. This DOES NOT mean we think your dog is bad (or that you are!) We'll recommend either another class or private training to make sure you get the best possible support.

My dog is aggressive/ anxious/ nervous. Will class help them?

For the majority of dogs working through behavior challenges, group classes are NOT the best place to start. For issues like resource guarding, reactivity, aggression toward people/dogs, separation anxiety, etc, we will recommend starting with private training to focus specifically on those needs.

Do you use prong collars, shock collars, or choke collars?

No. We don't find that they're useful, and they can negatively impact our training plans. But if you've been using one, don't panic- you're not alone, and we're still happy to help you find solutions that work.

My dog knows how to do lots of tricks at home. Can I skip to intermediate or advanced classes?

We recommend that all dogs start with a basic manners (or similar) class unless you've already taken a basic class elsewhere. Lots of dogs can sit, down, place, leave it, drop it, etc at home, but get super distracted in a group environment! (We can always bump you into a different class if it seems like you're ready for something harder!)

How do your classes WORK? When can I sign up?

We have 3 main types of classes: Series, Rolling, and Drop-In.

Series classes start on a specific date over a specific number of weeks. These are meant for you to learn skills over time with your whole group. Confidence Building is an example of this! 

Rolling classes (or "open enrollment" classes) go for a set number of weeks, but you can start when you're ready. For example, you can join Puppy Kindergarten as soon as you're ready, and will attend for 6 weeks.

 

Drop-In classes are single-session classes, like our Intro classes! You can join these just one time to see how you like it.

Do you allow makeup sessions?

For our rolling classes, we offer makeup sessions as long as we have more than 24hours notice. Our Series classes have a set program and we can't offer makeups.

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