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.

We offer the following classes:

Puppy Fun Class

For dogs 8 weeks – 8 months old
6-week class, costs $110

Puppy fun class (for dogs 8 weeks – 8 months old)

This class not only teaches basic dog obedience, but it also teaches you how to have fun and you will learn how to communicate with your pup. We will train household situations like having your puppy getting used to being brushed and handled. You will be able to get information on all your puppy-raising questions including dog housetraining, chewing, jumping and other issues you might encounter.

Under our supervision and guidance, you and your pup will visit a pet-friendly Store in session 4.

  • Attention (watch)
  • Sit
  • Stand
  • Stay/wait with release cue
  • Lie down
  • Flat/Side
  • Place
  • Walking without pulling on leash
  • Coming when called (recall)
  • Leave it and drop it
  • Basic manners
  • Toy play & games
  • Target training (target comes with class)
  • Introduction to new objects and situations, obstacle course

Puppy Fun Class 2

For dogs 8 weeks – 8 months old
6-week class, costs $110

This class builds on skills learned in the Puppy Fun class for dogs that have taken the puppy fun class but are too young for dog household obedience I.
This class is suitable for puppies that have completed our puppy FUN class or a puppy training class elsewhere and are not old enough yet to be enrolled in Household Dog Obedience 1 class. In this class, we will be adding more distractions to the training sessions and we will continue impulse control training. We will train household situations like brushing, checking teeth, nail trimming, and being handled in general.

  • Attention (watch)
  • Sit
  • Stand
  • Stay/Wait with release cue
  • Down
  • Place
  • Flat
  • Back up
  • Leave it and drop it
  • Walking without pulling on leash and walking nicely next to you
  • Check teeth
  • Come when called (recall)
  • Basic manners
  • Toy play & games
  • Introduction to new objects and situations, obstacle course
  • Target training

Household Dog Obedience I

For dogs 6 months and older
6-week class, costs $110

The perfect class for dogs who already know basic cues like sit and down but need to practice behaviors 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 dog obedience skills:

  • Attention (watch me or look at me)
  • Sit
  • Stand
  • Stay/Wait with a release cue
  • Down
  • Flat
  • Place
  • Back up
  • Leave it and drop it
  • Walking without pulling on the leash
  • Check teeth
  • Come when called (recall)
  • Basic manners
  • Toy play & games
  • Introduction to new objects and situations
  • Target training (target comes with class)
  • Hand signals for attention, sit, stand, and stay

Household Dog Obedience II

For dogs 6 months and older
6-week class, costs $110

This class builds on skills learned in the puppy FUN and/or Household Dog Obedience 1 classes. We will visit Pet Friendly Stores and apply what we have learned to real-life situations. When you and your dog have graduated from this class, you will be ready to enter your dog into our 6-week class AKC Canine Good Citizen Program and testing class.

  • Attention (watch)
  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Down & Flat (on the side)
  • Walking without pulling on the leash
  • Place
  • Come when called (recall)
  • Foot
  • Basic in-and outside manners
  • Toy play & games
  • Tricks like ” high five “
  • Target training (target comes with class)
  • Leave it and drop it
  • Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Walking through a crowd with a loose leash
  • Reaction to distraction
  • Supervised separation

Pre-Agility Fun Class

For dogs 10 months and older
6-week class, costs $110

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 dog obedience training: attention (watch), sit, stay, down, recall
  • Fundamentals of dog 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 to make dog agility fun!

Beginning Agility Class

For dogs 1 year and older
Classes are sold in blocks of 6 hourly lessons for $105

This class is ongoing and requires an evaluation by our dog 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 the sequencing of jumps begins. Independent obstacle performance and distance skills are encouraged. Exercises to improve a better understanding of dog 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 $110  

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 5 months and older
6-week class, costs $110  

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 $110  

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

Level 1 – AKC Fit Dog Program

For dogs 1 year and older
6-week class
$110 – class without the purchase or rent of the Cato board, you can use the board during class.
$140 – class with the rental of the Cato board (6 weeks) you can take the board home to train but you must return it after your class is over (You pay a refundable deposit of $35)
$175- Class with the purchase of a cato board

For more information about the Cato board, visit this website;
catooutdoors.com/

AKC Fit Dog, canine conditioning and fitness for your dog.
Dogs can benefit from a fitness plan like we humans do. Some of these benefits are increased strength, cardiovascular health, flexibility, balance and coordination. These benefits also result in a reduced risk of injury for canine athletes. Increased mental and physical stimulation also helps with behavioral wellness. This program can reduce boredom, increase confidence and help eliminate problem behaviors.You and your dog will be exercising with the Cato board, the cavaletti poles and other equipment during this class.