At Something Els Dog School, LLC, we use positive reinforcement dog training to teach you and your dog how to work together and to become a great team with wonderful communication skills. As you work with your dog, you’ll discover the many benefits and joys of training. You’ll enhance your bond with your dog and dogs with basic obedience training are a joy to live with and interact well with other people and dogs and respond well to household routines.   

All classes will be held in our indoor training facility, The Doghouse on AstroTurf. If you would like to enter in one of our classes, please send an email to:somethingelsdogschool@yahoo.com .

We offer the following classes:

Puppy Fun Class

For dogs 8 weeks – 8 months old
6-week class, costs $100

This class not only teaches you the basic obedience, but also how to have fun and you will learn how to communicate with your pup. We will also train household situations like brushing, checking teeth, dental hygiene, wiping off etc. You will be able to get information on all your puppy-raising questions including house training, chewing and other issues you might encounter. Any puppy can enroll in this class at any time. Teaches the following skills:

  • Attention (watch)
  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Down
  • Walking without pulling on leash
  • Come when called (recall)
  • Basic manners
  • Toy play & games

Household Obedience I

For dogs 6 months and older
6-week class, costs $100

The perfect class for dogs who already know basic cues like sit and down but need to practice behaviours with added distractions. We will also train household situations like brushing, checking teeth, wiping off etc. You will be able to get information on all of your dog related questions and issues you might encounter. Teaches the following skills:

  • Attention (watch)
  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Down
  • Walking without pulling on leash
  • Place
  • Come when called (recall)
  • Basic in-and outside manners
  • Toy play & games

Household Obedience II

For dogs 6 months and older
6-week class, costs $100

This class builds on skills learned in the Puppy Fun and Household Obedience I classes. Here, we will visit Pet Friendly Stores and apply what we have learned in class to real life situations. Once you and your dog have graduated this class, you will be ready to enter your dog into the AKC Canine
Good Citizen Program and testing. We will build on the commands taught in Household Obedience I as well as the additional skills:

  • Tricks like “high five”
  • Target training (target comes with class)
  • Leave it and drop it
  • Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Walking through a crowd with loose leash
  • Reaction to distraction
  • Supervised separation

Pre-Agility Fun Class

For dogs 10 months and older
6-week class, costs $100

This course teaches dog and handler the skills that relate to work in Agility and having lots of fun! Basic obedience training is included as we work with your dog to teach them the fundamentals of Agility. This course may be repeated in order to improve and build you and your dog’s skills.

  • General obedience training: attention (watch), sit, stay, down, recall
  • Fundamentals of Agility equipment: tunnels, catwalk (at a low height), see-saw (with assistance), tire (at a low height), A-frame (at a low height), jumping, and much more.
  • Toy play & games

Beginning Agility Class

For dogs 1 year and older
Classes are sold in blocks of 6 hourly lessons for $100

This class is ongoing and requires an evaluation by our Agility instructor or completion of our Pre-Agility class and proven skills to move into the next level of classes.  In this class students begin weave pole training and will continue to work with the dog walk, tunnel, the A frame, teeter and table. One jump exercises are expanded, and sequencing of jumps begins. Independent obstacle performance and distance skills are encouraged. Exercises to improve a better understanding of Agility and increase speed are done at this level.  

Prerequisite: completion of Pre-Agility class or private evaluation.

Hoopers & Barrel Racing Class

For dogs 6 months and older
6-week class, costs $100  

Your dog will need to know a few things before he or she can race, some will need obedience training, some just need to know how to learn. Some will just need to be shown the pattern and off they go.   

At the end of this class your dog will be able to go through hoops and tunnels and race around barrels. You will be able to send your dog away and call her/ him back from a distance.

This class is fun for every dog and especially for the bigger or older dog.  

AKC Trick Dog Training Class

For dogs 6 months and older
6-week class, costs $100  

Dogs and their owners can have fun learning tricks together, like “high five” or spin in a circle—and you can now earn AKC (American Kennel Club) titles! Titles apply to all dogs, with or without an AKC Pedigree.

Your very own AKC-approved evaluator will observe the tricks and sign off on the Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and/or Performer Trick Titles!

AKC Canine Good Citizen Program and Test

For dogs 6 months and older
6-week class, costs $100  

The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that is designed to both teach responsible dog ownership to owners as well as certify dogs that have the training and behaviors needed to be reliable, well-behaved members of their families and communities.

For more information about the AKC CGC program go to: www.akc.org/products-services/training-programs/canine-good-citizen

Prerequisite: completion of both Household Obedience I and II classes or pre-approval by instructor

The following skills will be worked on during the first 5 weeks of the class with the final test occurring in week 6:

  • Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Sitting politely for petting
  • Appearance and grooming
  • Out for a walk (walking on a loose leash)
  • Walking through a crowd
  • Sit and down on command and staying in place
  • Coming when called
  • Reaction to another dog
  • Reaction to distractions
  • Supervised separation