Group Training Classes

 

Do you prefer an opportunity to train your dog around other dogs? Does your dog need socialization as well as foundational skills? Then join the fun in a group training class!

Group classes are great for dogs that need basic training, or need the opportunity to work around other dogs. For puppies, group class is an excellent opportunity to get in that critical socialization, as we learn foundational skills. Puppy classes last for 5 weeks; adult classes last 6 weeks.

Although they offer less flexibility and personalized attention than our in-home training, they are a fantastic social option for both dog and person. They are reasonably priced, and our scientifically-based, strictly positive-reinforcement style is fun for both you and your dog. Some classes even focus on just a single skill, allowing you to work on a specific training target such as Polite Leash-Walking or Recall. If you’d like, we can work on that one skill for the entire course.

See our class options, below. If you are interested in one that is not currently on our schedule, please contact us.

Classes are available two or three nights a week at:

Mount Tully Kennels
138 Fryeville Road
Orange, MA 01364

They are held once a week, with 5 weekly sessions for puppies, and 6 weekly sessions for adult dogs. Each class is 50 minutes long. Visit the Calendar to see when the next session is scheduled to begin. To register, click here.

Group Classes Costs

$130/5 Week Puppy Session
$140/6 Week Adult Dog Session

Not ready to commit to a long course? Try one of our Mini Courses.

Classes Offered

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

  • 5-week long course
  • Socialization for young (8-12 week old at start of class) puppies
  • Help with common puppy concerns such as crate training, housebreaking, chewing, mouthing
  • Learn to prevent problem behaviors before they start

BEGINNER MANNERS

  • 6-week long course
  • For dogs who haven’t had classes before/recently
  • Learn basic skills like polite greeting, polite leash, come when called,stay,etc.
  • Basic skills every dog needs to be a pleasure to have around

ADVANCED MANNERS

  • 6-week long course
  • Continue building in Intermediate Manners skills
  • Introduce Stand for Exam, Dog-Dog Greeting, Heel, Drop It, Shaping
  • For dogs who have completed Intermediate Manners

RECALL MINI COURSE

Do you want a dog that comes flying to you when you call? Let us teach you how in this introductory course.

  • 3-week long course

 

POLITE GREETING

Does your dog jump on you or your guests? In this 3-week mini course we will teach you how to have your dog greet people politely.

  • Learn why your dog jumps on you and your guests.
  • Learn techniques to stop the jumping, and to enjoy your dog more.

TRICKS

  • 6-week long course
  • Fun exercises and games
  • Learn how to teach your dog to do tricks
  • Learn new ways to teach your dog everyday behaviours
  • Evaluation for the AKC Trick Dog Title is included at no additional charge

INTERMEDIATE PUPPY

  • 5-week long course
  • Help with common puppy concerns such as crate training, housebreaking, chewing, mouthing
  • Learn to prevent problem behaviors before they start
  • Learn to train basic behaviors such as sit, down, polite greeting
  • Socialization

ADVANCED PUPPY

  • 5-week long course
  • For puppies who have completed Intermediate Puppy
  • Learn to adjust training through the challenging adolescent phase
  • Continue building manners in more distracting environments, including Off, Drop It, Target, Greeting Other Dogs
  • Socialization

POLITE LEASH WALKING

  • 6-week long course
  • Your dog will learn how to walk without pulling on the leash
  • Fun exercises and games
  • Learn how to love walking your dog

REAL LIFE DOG SKILLS

  • 6-week long course
  • Focus will be on how to apply classroom skills to everyday activities
  • Walking outside, waiting at the door, waiting for food bowl, greeting people and dogs, and more!
  • Fun games and challenges to make training part of everyday life

RECALL

  • 6-week long course
  • Teach your dog to come running when called
  • Games to make recall fun for you and your dog

ROWDY ROVERS

  • 6-week long course
  • For dogs who get over excited around other dogs
  • Help your dog learn to settle and work around other dogs
  • Skills that will be helpful in everyday life like polite greeting, polite leash, come when called, stay, etc.

INTERMEDIATE MANNERS

  • 6-week long course
  • Continue building on Beginner Manners skills
  • Introduce Stay, Wait, Off, Watch Me
  • For dogs who have completed Beginner Manners

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN

  • 6-week long course
  • CGC is the gold standard for dog behavior and a requirement for some homeowner’s insurance and therapy dog programs
  • Learn and practice skills for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test with guidance from CGC Evaluators
  • Last class will be the CGC test

Blue Rock Dog Training

Service Area

525 Athol Road
Warwick, MA 01378
978-895-9773
info@bluerockdogtraining.com

Northwest Massachusetts:
Warwick, Northfield, Erving, Montague, Greenfield, Millers Falls, Orange, Athol, Royalston