To sign up for our dog training class call us at 967-7383 or email altadenadogs@gmail.com.

Course Descriptions

Puppy/Beginner Obedience - Second class just added!!!

(2 classes begin Thursday, January 4, 2018. One at 6:30 pm and the second at 7:30 pm)
This six-week course is designed for puppies and adult dogs ages 10 weeks and older. Owners and dogs will both be instructed, so that the dog responds to its human family members, not just to the trainer! Included in the curriculum are commands such as sit, down, stay, and come, plus leash walking instruction and even a couple of tricks! Students will also learn how to teach their pets to wait at doorways, how to sit for petting, and how to “leave it!” Our courses are very family-friendly, and older children are encouraged to attend.

 

Impulse Control (April 5, 2018 - 6:30 pm) JUST ADDED!!!
This six-week course addresses impulse control issues in dogs, such as pulling towards distractions, not coming when called, counter surfing, and refusing to leave things that aren’t theirs. Strong emphasis is put on offered behaviors, teaching the dog to make good decisions without being asked. Come, leave it, stay, 
and settle are delved into more deeply, through the use of new, innovative exercises. Prerequisite: beginner obedience or equivalent skills.

 

Therapy Prep / Canine Good Citizen (Coming Soon)
This six-week course includes but is not limited to items on the Canine Good Citizen exam, an obedience certification through the American Kennel Club, which examines how well owners handle their dogs in public. This course includes things like getting comfortable with strangers touching them, not jumping up, distractions and distance work with come and stay, walking nicely through a crowd, staying next to the owner when approaching people with dogs, and even staying while the owner eats! This is a challenging class and is great practice for those pursuing therapy work. One week of class will be a "field trip" where teams will work in a public setting. Immediately following the course will be an opportunity to take the Canine Good Citizen exam with an AKC evaluator, if desired.

 

Tricks Time! (Coming Soon)
If you’re looking for a fun challenge, tricks class is where it’s at! This six-week course features 25 fun tricks that will awe and delight! At the end of the course, students perform a routine for the class! Included are high five, jump through a hoop, play
a piano, push a buggy, skateboarding, the hokey pokey, and more! This class is excellent for active, bored, or destructive dogs who need an outlet! Any dog can enroll – no prior training required!

 

About Our Trainers 

Rebecca Mason is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), holds a Masters in Education, and is an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.


​Emily Daniel has a Bachelors degree in Biology and has worked in animal rescue for years. 


Together they have 12 years of combined experience training dogs. They train using only positive methods and believe that every dog has potential, no matter the age or breed!  

New Course Added


Puppy/Beginner Obedience

(6-week Dog Training Classes​)

Start Date: Thursday, January 4

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Altadena Valley Animal Clinic

Cost: $175.00


Classes will meet every Thursday for six weeks.  

Rebecca Mason, CPDT-KA

Emily Daniel

Altadena Valley Animal Clinic

Dog Training Classes

Positive Pet Training ~ Family-Friendly Instruction