This workshop is designed to help dogs who have never developed good manners, have forgotten their manners or need to fine tune what they learned in Basic Obedience Puppy Training. 


This workshop can be taught as a continuation of the BBDT Basic Obedience Puppy training or can be taught to adolescent and older dogs that need to start with the basics. It is a great workshop for newly adopted dogs that need to establish a firm basic obedience foundation.


How many attend this workshop?

Normal class size ranges from 2-8 canine students and their human companions.

How many weeks does the workshop run and how long are the classes? Are the classes always at the same time each week?

This workshop runs for five weeks. Classes are at the same time every week and each class is 90 minutes long.


What is the cost for this workshop? The complete fee for the total five weeks of training is only $150.

What makes Best Buddies Dog Training the BEST place to train?

  • Fun, informal atmosphere, small classes, focused training

  • Packets of valuable information provided at the beginning of each workshop

  • Recaps are sent after every class reviewing the material learned in class along with homework to be done before the next class

  • Fun agility, scent/nose work training games, food puzzles

  • Training builds a great relationship and stronger bond with your dog

  • Each class starts with a review and discussion of your week (any new issues that have come up are addressed and built into the lesson for class)

  • Each graduate receives an official Best Buddies Dog Training diploma!


Training doesn't have to be a chore for you or your pup. Sign up for a class that you'll enjoy and work with a trainer that cares and has the patience to help you achieve your desired goals.


What do we cover?

  • Replacing unwanted behaviors with good behaviors

  • Discussion of foods that are good and bad for dogs

  • How to keep your dog safe in the car and on the street

  • How to read your dog’s moods, body language

  • How your moods and body language affect your dog

  • How to deal with jumpers and mulers

  • Walking nicely on a loose leash

  • Core Foundation Commands: sit, stay, down, come, leave it

  • Other good manner commands are taught

  • Greeting people and other dogs politely

  • Tips for controlling annoying habits like barking, begging, biting and counter surfing

  • What causes your angel to be destructive and how to address these behaviors

What if my dog has aggression issues?

If you feel your dog may have temperament and behavioral issues, email BBDT for more information as this type of group lessons would not be the best environment for your dog.

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