Manners & Life Skills
Our Manners & Life Skills series is designed to teach pet parents skills that make living with their dogs more enjoyable in real life settings. We offer a variety of levels for dogs of all proficiencies. Manners and Life Skills is perfect for all dogs who enjoy being around other dogs and are six months or older at the start of class. Please check out our Puppy Kindergarten Pass if your dog is between four and six months, or our free Puppy Preschool Pass if your dog is between 8 and 15 weeks old. Levels for this course include:
- Beginner Adult
- Intermediate Adult
- Advanced Adult
- Little One Lessons- customized skills for dogs under 20lbs.
Beginner Adult is our entry-level class that teaches all of the basics. In Intermediate Adult and Advanced Adult, your dog will have the opportunity to gain a higher level of proficiency in all of the skills they have learned in the previous classes. Examples of some behaviors your dog will learn in either Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Adult include:
- Focus and Attention
- Entrance and Exit manners
- Leave it
- Polite leash walking
- Social Interactions
- Calm behavior around food and toys
- Emergency stop
- Come when called
- Settle on a mat
Manners & Life Skills is a part of the Pet Dog Ambassador accreditation program. After completing each level there is an optional assessment included in the cost of the course that will test pet parents’ knowledge, skills and ability to manage their canine companion in real life settings. Your dog is awarded a certificate and medallion to wear on his or her collar upon passing the assessment at each level.
How do the Manners & Life Skills passes work?
When you purchase a pass, you may bring your dog to our open enrollment class for level you have chosen 6 times. You have 10 weeks to use your passes from the date of purchase. Currently, our open enrollment classes are: Tuesdays at 5:45 pm and Saturdays at 10:30 am for Beginner Adult, and Saturdays at 12:00 pm for Intermediate Adult.
Do I just drop in or do I have to sign up for the dates I will bring my dog to class?
You do have to sign up for the dates you will come to class. After purchasing your pass you will receive an email with a link to schedule which dates you will attend.
Class Instructor: Kim Silver
Class Length: Six classroom sessions.
Requirements: Your dog must be able to work around other dogs.
Make sure to check out the video below to see a sneak peak of what we do in this course!
Register for Manners & Life Skills now!