Services

We offer a variety of services including: Private Training, group classes, and house sitting.

 

Teaching Your dog

Group Classes

Puppy Kindergarten

A beginner class for puppies.  Your puppy will learn learn basic skills and practice training exercises while working around other pups. Each class will also have designated time for puppy play!  For puppies 8 to 18 weeks.  All group classes are taught at Your Dog’s Friend in Rockville.  Next class will start Sunday, July 14th @9:30.

Rally (Novice & Intermediate)

Rally is an interactive way of both training and playing with your pup at the same time! You’ll follow signs and practice important behaviors in a fun way with increasing distractions. We’ll be using AKC Rally signs, treats, and praise.  To take this class your dog should know sit, down, touch, and loose leash walking (it doesn’t have to be perfect!).  Upcoming classes: 

    • Friday, July 12th @9:30 AM

Reactive Dog

Does your dog lunge, bark, growl, or overreact to dogs, people, or other things in the environment?  In this class you will learn the skills to handle your dog in stressful situations as well as teach your dog the what to do when they are stressed.  Next class:  Mondy, July 22nd @4:30

Puppy Party

Here’s a class where your puppy can play with other compatible puppies while an instructor supervises. Watching the puppies, you will learn about play styles, appropriate play, and dog body language.  Class is one 45 minute session. Meets every Friday  @12:00 PM.

Out & About

This class will take what you learned in previous training classes out into the real world. The first class will be a brief review of the skills you’ll need outside. In each subsequent class, you will walk your dog in outdoor settings with increasing distractions. You and your dog must have already worked on loose-leash walking.  The next class starts on Monday, June 3rd @6:15 PM

Basic manners

Working as a team, you will help your dog learn basic skills and practice training exercises while working around other dogs. For dogs 6-months old and older.  All group classes are taught at Your Dog’s Friend in Rockville.  No classes right now

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