Manners & Trick Training

Fun for all involved!

Welcome to Courteous Canine, where we are committed to providing you with the best dog obedience training and manners training. We are all about positive reinforcement. Whether you think your dog will excel at pet therapy, trick training, or needs to relax this page has a class for you. We work with dogs of any age, from puppies to mature adult dogs.

Basic Manners

Basic manners for puppies and adult dogs over 6 months of age. Dogs should be friendly and comfortable with people and other dogs to participate. Your class will begin immediately the week that you enroll. Classes are continually running on their scheduled days.

8-Week AKC Canine Good Citizen and Part 1 Pet Therapy Prep

Complete preparation for the Canine Good Citizen and also begin foundation handling for Pet Therapy. This class combines the AKC Canine Good Citizen behaviors with pet therapy related behaviors, an ideal dovetail. Dogs will be exposed to walk-bys with other dogs, wheel chairs, walkers and other unique situations. Please note that completing this class does not automatically mean you pass the CGC test, our testers will abide by AKC rules for testing. Every dog is an individual, so depending on the dog this class may need to be repeated. Finally, we welcome all dogs to the class providing they are free of reactivity toward humans and other dogs. This class will cover 7 weeks of preparation for the CGC test which will be given on week 8. We look forward to having you. This class is also required prior to taking the AKC Advanced CGC and Urban CGC group class which functions as the second 8-Week class for pet therapy prep.

Sign up for this class and get a FREE Canine Good Citizen EBooklet!

Class Type: Group. Maximum 6 dogs
Term: 8 weeks, 1 hour-long class per week the last week is the test!
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite. Dogs must be 6 months in order to test and they test at end of part 1; therefore dogs must be at least 6-months old upon the completion of the course.

ADVANCED CGC AND PET THERAPY PREP PART 2

Prerequisite: Canine Good Citizen Class Pet Therapy Part 1

Would You and Your Dog Enjoy Helping Others with Special Needs? Come join Courteous Canine, Inc. to become a volunteer doing Animal-Assisted Interactions in your community. This 8-week one hour session program, teaches participants important pet therapy concepts along side of prepping teams for the AKC Advanced Canine Good Citizen program, including seven weeks of prep and the Advanced CGC test on week 8. Teams graduating from this program will be put in touch with pet therapy organizations to be tested and officially licensed for Pet Therapy. There is no fee associated with being tested– but some programs require an online class. All organizations for pet therapy certification will require a annual membership fee to cover the cost of insuring teams.

Rally Obedience Novice Level 1

Rally O is a competitive sport that is based on dog agility courses with obedience skills. At each station on the course, dogs perform obedience behaviors, and just like agility, the contestants are timed and judged. The fastest and most accurate dog wins! This novice level class introduces you to the basics of this sport with an emphasis on fun and perfection using the empowerment training method.

Dogs who complete the novice Rally O class and want to take their game to a new level can also enroll in our Advanced/Excellent Rally O classes.

Sign up for this class and get a FREE Rally Obedience EBooklet!

Class Type: Group. Maximum 8 dogs
Term: 6 weeks, 1 hour-long class per week
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

Really Reliable Coming When Called

“Come here . . .Come Here . . . Come HERE . . . COME HERE!”

If this sounds like you, it might be time for our Really Reliable Coming When Called class. Whether your dog has an average coming when called cue, or whether you have a serious squirrel chasing problem, this class will help you improve your dog’s coming when called cue. This course involves a lot of games and fun to have your furry friend happily running back to you when called.

Sign up for this class and get a FREE Really Reliable Coming When Called EBooklet!

Class Type: Group. Maximum 8 dogs held outdoors
Term: One Time 90-Minute Group Class
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Basic Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

Dog Trick Training

For Fame, Fun, or Impress!

Your dog can sit, lay down, shake, and rollover. Now what? If you’d like to teach your young or old dog new tricks, this is the class for you. We customize this class to teach tricks that your dog has a natural aptitude for, or the stunts that you specifically desire. We introduce you and your dog to the three learning games that help you teach your dog to learn behaviors. We cover tricks using the dog’s entire body, feet, or mouth. The creativity of this class is only limited by your imagination!

This class is great preparation for pet therapy. The tricks learned here will really bow-wow their audiences at nursing homes and hospitals!

Sign up for this class and get a FREE Trick Training E-Booklet!

Class Type: Group. Maximum 8 dogs
Term: 6 weeks, 1 hour-long class per week
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

Trick Training: Movement to Music

Whether you want to impress your friends, family or entertain as part of pet therapy, this group class is for you! In this 6 week group class you will learn a short routine to music, combining fun tricks to create a mini performance. Using simple behaviors like loose leash walking on both sides of your body, sit, down and tricks, your instructor will help you learn a “routine” to music. What could be more fun than combining dogs, tricks, and music? Sign up today!

Class Type: Group
Term: 6 weeks, 1 hour-long class per week
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Basic Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

6-Week Hero Dog Trick Training 

Gather fun new tricks to show off to the family! Join this helpful group class and teach your dog useful tricks that help your dog be a hero around the house. This class will be customized to you and your dog depending on trick aptitude and your ideas. Instruction will include panic button training, find an item or family member, deliver messages via harness or delivery to hand, tucking behind or under furniture, get my phone or remote, turning on or off light switches, carry items in a harness or in mouth, and handing dropped items to person who dropped them. Find out your dog’s hero potential and sign up today! Please note, this class is not a substitute for formal service dog training, it is a trick training class making use of some service dog behaviors. 

Class Type: Group
Term: 6 weeks, 1 hour-long class per week
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Basic Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

Unruly to Relaxed

Come join the RELAXATION with this group class limited to only six dogs which teaches your dog to relax. Relaxation is a behavior that is incompatible with barking, pacing, and many other unwanted behaviors. Learn how to teach your dog to relax in this four week class of where each session lasts 30-minutes. Dogs enrolled in this class come to class exercised so that they are tired and ready to relax. Your instructor will coach you on how to touch and interact with your dog to promote calm behaviors. Your dog will learn to assume relaxing positions and learn to breathe deeply, and relax muscles.

Class Type: Group. Maximum 6 dogs
Term: 4 weeks, 1/2 hour-long class per week
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

Boredom Busters & Brain Games

Whether you have an active puppy or adolescent dog or are looking for rainy day activities, this class is for you! Expose your dog to games and learn how to play them at home. This class provides you with the tools to increase fun and reduce boredom!

This class is a 90-minute workshop for dogs and puppies of all ages and skill levels! Dogs should be friendly with people and other dogs.

Class Type: Group. Maximum 7 dogs
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

Low Stress Handling for Vet Visits and Grooming

Join this 4 week one-hour group fun class to play enjoyable games that make use of consent and preference testing to teach you and your dog to decrease stress and increase fun for vet visits and or grooming behaviors. We will cover common signs of stress and joy, happy restraint, ear, feet and body handling, customized communication with your dog to optimize your training, happy vet and grooming visits and analyzing your dog’s positive reinforcement preferences so you can optimize your success.

Class Type: Group. Maximum 8 dogs
Term: 4 week 60-Minute Group Class
Prerequisite: Completion of Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Dog Manners. Completion of group classes at other schools is accepted for the prerequisite.

Next Level Dog Obedience

Fun Games Group Class

Join this group class which is for dog and human friendly dogs that need to take their obedience and manners to the next level. This class offers proofing, self-control and duration dog training skills in a fun group games setting. Students will play team games, relay and many other games to increase and gain skills. Dogs must already know to sit, down, come, stay, leave it and loose leash walking to enroll in this class.

Dog Training Group Classes

Dog Training Group Classes Description Price Register
Intro to Agility – Jumps and Tunnels Intro to Agility – 6-weeks Intro to Agility: Jumps and Tunnels Group Class $175 Class Schedule & Registration
Intro to Agility – Contacts and Weaves Intro to Agility – 6-weeks Intro to Agility: Contacts and Weaves Group Class $175 Class Schedule & Registration
Intermediate/Advanced Agility Intermediate/Advanced Agility: 6 weeks intermediate/advanced agility Group Class. $175 Class Schedule & Registration
6-Week Dog Camp Sport Sampler 6-Week Dog Camp Sport Sampler $175 Class Schedule & Registration
6-Week Rally O Novice 6 weeks Rally O Novice $198 Class Schedule & Registration
Really Reliable Coming When Called One time 90-minute group class of fun games for successful coming when called $39 Class Schedule & Registration
Dog Swimming 101: Puppy Pool Safety One  time 90-minute Intro to swimming $35 Class Schedule & Registration
Pool Tricks for Dogs! One-time 90-minute class that provides your dog the opportunity to learn simple fun pool tricks! $35 Class Schedule & Registration
Intro to Dock Jumping One  time 90-minute Intro to Dock Jumping. $35 Class Schedule & Registration
Intermediate/Advanced Dock Jumping Practice 1.5 hour group practice session $35 Class Schedule & Registration
Dock Jumping Dry Land Games 90-Minute group class makes use of games outside of the pool to teach dogs foundation training for dog dock jumping. It is recommended to take this class multiple times for optimum results. $35 Class Schedule & Registration
Intro to Fun Scent Games 6-weeks Intro to Fun Scent Games Group Class. $198 Class Schedule & Registration
Low Stress Handling for Vet Visits and Grooming 4-weeks of one-hour classes to teach you and your dog to decrease stress and increase fun for vet visits and or grooming visits. $139 Class Schedule & Registration
Lure Coursing  One time 90-minute group mini fast cat session. $40 Class Schedule & Registration
AKC Canine Good Citizen & Pet Therapy Prep Part I 8-Weeks; requires prerequisite AKC Star Puppy or Basic Manners Class $264 Class Schedule & Registration
AKC Advanced Canine Good Citizen & Pet Therapy Prep Part 2 8-Weeks; requires prerequisite AKC Star Puppy or Basic Manners Class $264 Class Schedule & Registration
My Dog has Issues 6-weeks My Dog has Issues for Reactive Dogs Group Class. Requires private Behavior Consult first. $249 Class Schedule & Registration
Next Level Dog Obedience Fun Games Group Class 60-minute group class that takes place over the course of six weeks which is for dog-and-human-friendly dogs that need to take their obedience and manners to the next level. $198 Class Schedule & Registration
AKC Star Puppy Classes 6 session enroll and go STAR puppy kindergarten. $198 Class Schedule & Registration
Basic Manners 6 session enroll and go program for basic manners $198 Class Schedule & Registration
Intro to Trick Training 6 weeks of classes and the final week is testing for Trick Training Tilting! Come join for tilting, FUN, mental stimulation, warm-up and make people smile!
$198 Class Schedule & Registration
Trick Training – Movement and Tricks to Music 6 weeks of classes creating Routines and Dog Dancing! $198 Class Schedule & Registration
6-Week Hero Dog Trick Training 6 weeks of fun new tricks that help your dog be a hero around the house! $198 Class Schedule & Registration
Snake Identification and Safety Workshop for Humans Join us for this one-time class on July 29, 2023 to learn how to avoid being bitten by snakes by learning about snake safety and snake identification of venomous Florida snakes along with harmless snakes. $39 Class Schedule & Registration
Dog Training Rain Policy

RAIN POLICY

For private training and group instruction that is held outdoors, we will make every attempt to contact students at least two hours before if we are canceling class. Classes are held during light rain, if there is lightning classes are cancelled. If you see lightning during your class, please let your instructor know immediately.

If you don’t hear from your instructor, your class will occur as scheduled.

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VACCINE POLICY

To participate in class, your dog must have received:

  • Distemper/Parvo (core combination)
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rabies
  • Bordetella
  • Canine Influenza

If your dog is not eligible for these vaccines, we will also accept a letter of exemption from your veterinarian due to your dog’s age or medical status.

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Trainer very polite and helpful

Manuel
Alexandra is a phenomenal trainer, I have seen significant improvement in my dogs behavior.

 

Luciana Sung

My dog and I both love our experience at doggy day care! I am grateful to have someplace safe and fun to take her to every week. She literally knows when it is her day to go, and she is so happy! Everyone at Courteous Canine learns and cares about each dog, and they make sure the experience is wonderful. I highly recommend!

Maryann Bishop

Adie and I took a swimming class, Fast Cat and 6 private lessons. I have been extremely happy with your personnel and all classes. We will be signing up for more classes! I recommend Courteous Canine to my dog owning friends.

Cherie

I have attended several training and fun sessions over the years. They have always been fun. Even more important, my dog and I have learned a lot. Many thanks for your services.

Mary Jane

We love the trainers and the knowledge they share on how to train your puppy “the fun way”. We have been life long dog s but have learned some new techniques that make life better for our pup.

Bonnie