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Intermediate Level Obedience Classes


Starting Dates

Intermediate Companion Dog    

For grads of Puppy classes, Companion Dog Level 1, or equivalent. Students work on heel, long down-stay, sit & down from a distance, come with distractions, voice control and basic command response.

"This was a great class with lots of personalized attention."
- Intermediate Class Client



Basic Agility    

Beginner level course, Dogs must have first completed basic obedience, though not necessarily with PHS/SPCA; 1hr 15 min sessions


TBD - Classes offered in the Spring / Summer

Intermediate Agility  


Instructor Permission Required. 5 weeks course; 1hr 15 min sessions   TBD - Classes offered in the Spring / Summer




Continuing Agility  


5 week course; 1hr 15min sessions   TBD - Classes offered in the Spring / Summer

Mini Session


Starting Dates

2 Day Mini-Session: Loose Leash Walking (Beginner Level)    

Training your dog on loose leash walking! Learn how to improve your leash handling skills and better your dog’s basic knowledge of leash manners.


Monday, July 14th & 21st at 6:15pm-7:15pm

2 Day Mini-Session: Recall-Teaching a Reliable "Come"  


"I liked learning the different ways to keep my dog exciting about coming to me."
- Recall Mini-Session Client


Monday, July 14th & 21st at 7:30pm-8:30pm




2 Day Mini-Session: Drop It & Leave It (Intermediate Level)  


Your dog will be taught three commands: "drop it," "take it," and "leave it." This mini-session is great for dogs that are excessively mouthy or very playful and for owners who want to learn how to do controlled games like fetch or tug of war.   TBD




2 Day Mini-Session: Bully Breeds Training (Beginner Level)  


For dogs at least 6 months old or older who are Pit Bulls, Staffordshire Terriers, Bull Terriers, or mixes of these breeds. Owners/handlers will work on basic doggie manners, cover breed-specific issues and challenge obedience at a higher level of difficulty.   TBD




2 Day Mini-Session: Good Manners & Games (Intermediate Level)  


"The most valuable part of the class was teaching my dog how to meet people, wait at doors, and take or leave something."
- Good Manners Mini-Session Client
Mini-Session: Puppy Ghostbuster (2-6 months)    
After taking this class, your puppy will fear nothing! Proper socialization is just as crucial for your pup as basic obedience. In this socialization/training course, puppies are exposed to different life situations and novel objects from vacuum cleaners, doorways, strollers, muzzles, canes to even kids, the elderly and maybe a man in uniform. Of course, we’ll also offer supervised play time and random sounds played on a CD. The course is a mini-session where each day the trainer will cover ways to socialize and show owners how proper introduction paired with positive experiences lead to well-rounded, confident adult dogs.   TBD
3 Day Mini-Session: Training for Kids    
"It was fun to play hide-and-seek."
- Training for Kids Mini-Session Client

Specialty Classes


Starting Dates

Canine Good Citizen (CGC)    
Certification program for dogs with consistent, good manners. Class to include: greeting friendly strangers, walking on loose leash, walking through a crowd and staying in place. Dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Designed for dogs that have graduated from a beginner group course at PHS/SPCA or another training facility. Online registration is now available for this course. Please click here to sign up.  

Saturday, August 16th at 12 noon-1pm

The Bark & Lunge Club    

A class for dogs who pull, lunge, bark and/or whine when seeing other dogs on leash. Enrollees must be altered and up to date with vaccinations. Due to the nature of dogs in this class, this is not appropriate for children. Click here for more information.

“The most valuable thing was learning how to get my dog to “watch me,” and other tools for distracting my dog and defusing potentially bad interactions.”
- Bark and Lunge Club Client


Thursday, October 30th at 6:30pm-7:30pm (no class on 11/27)


Intermediate Bark & Lunge Club
Click here for more information.


Thursday, August 14th at 6:30pm-7:30pm


Working Dogs



Let’s give them a job! Teach your dog ways to complete a job, focusing their energy into an appropriate outlet.  


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