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Dog Training Classes

We Teach You to Train Your Dog

What makes our dog training classes different?

At Everything Dog, we teach classes that equip you for real-life challenges. We’ll teach you to train your dog successfully and to problem solve when you are home and not in class. Our classes are fun and affordable, but most importantly to us is your success at home, not just in class. 

About Our Classes

  • Small (max of 6 students per class) for more one-on-one time
  • Designed for different learning styles & experience levels
  • Focused on problem-solving skills for the real world
  • Reinforcement based training
  • Professional trainers with over 30 years’  combined experience

Scroll down for to see our class choices.

Lab getting treat on lawn - positive training
training dog to find things with scent

Nosework

For: All dogs
Length: 6 weeks
Cost: $180
Location: Swanzey  Community House

Puppy Kindergarten

For: Puppies 8 to 16 weeks
Length: 5 weeks
Cost: $150
Location: Swanzey Community House
 

Basic Manners

For: All dogs 16 weeks and older
Length: 5 weeks
Cost: $150
LocationsSwanzey Community House 
Walpole Veterinary Hospital 

Please Note: We are resuming some in-person classes starting in July of 2021.
Participants are required to wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines both inside and outside of the building.
In addition, class size is being limited to 5.

Please click “details and sign up” above to see the VIRTUAL Nosework classes.

We are happy to be offering an in-person Puppy K class option!

We are happy to be offering an in-person Basic Manners class option!

The Classy Canine

For: All adult dogs
Length: 6 weeks
Cost: $180
Location: Swanzey Community House 
Prerequisite: Basic Manners Class

Please Note: Due to Covid, this in-person dog training classes is on pause until
further notice and there is no online version of this class offered. Please contact us for assistance with your pup.

barking dog

Growly Dog Class

For: Dogs that bark, lunge, spin & growl while on leash
Length: 6 weeks
Cost: $299
Location: Swanzey Community House

Please Note: Due to Covid, this in-person dog training classes is on pause until
further notice and there is no online version of this class offered. Please contact us for help with your reactive dog.

Questions?

Nose Work

Upcoming Virtual Classes

Our virtual classes are effective and fun! We meet weekly for a live class on Zoom to review assignments from the previous & upcoming weeks. Then you post quick homework videos or questions in the private Facebook group for feedback.

” I was initially skeptical about how a virtual Nosework class would work. Amy reassured us that it would be doable. Not only was it doable but it turned out to be ideal! Posting videos of our homework for all of us to see and then hearing  from Amy about how our dogs were learning and having her give suggestions was key. Amy, being the dog whisperer that she is, totally gets dogs “virtually”, as well as their owners! ”  ~ Louise & Sophie

Virtual Nosework Class – Beginner

This is the class for you if you and your pup are BRAND NEW to nosework. We will get you started in this fun and popular sport and teach you the basics. Come have fun and get your pup sniffing!
For more details and registration for this class CLICK HERE.

Virtual Nosework Class – Foundations

This class is for graduates of the Nosework Beginner Class. In this class we will continue to build on the challenges we started in the beginner class.
For more details and registration for this class CLICK HERE.

One of the most natural things in the world is for your dog to use his nose to sniff out stuff. In this class we will introduce your dog to searching games where we teach him that it is OK to use his nose! As dogs progress we will make the searching games more complex, introduce target odors and expand the searching to larger areas, outdoors & vehicles.

Whether you want to compete in the world of Nose Work or you just want some fun new games to play with your dog, this class will provide a great foundation to scent work.

Join us for this fun class where dogs get big rewards for using that powerful sense of smell, and you and your dog grow your bond as you work on new skills together.

Puppy Kindergarten

Upcoming Classes:

We are excited to be resuming in-person dog training classes!

Please note that all participants are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing guidelines both inside and outside of the training facility. Class size is also being limited to 5 to insure each team has enough space to work in and the orientation class (July 10th) will be held virtually. All remaining classes will be held in-person at the Swanzey Community House.

Class options:

  • July 2021 (In-Person Class): Saturdays (with the exception of ONE Sunday) at 9 am. 5-Week Class for $150.
    Class meets on: July 10th, 17th, SUNDAY July 25th, 31st, and August 14th.
    CLICK HERE for details and registration.
    NO class on Saturday the 24th or August 7th.

Details

Prerequisite: Puppies must have 2 sets of vaccinations.

During your puppy’s first 16 weeks of life, known as the “socialization window,” he’s learning constantly. Just as with children, his early experiences form the foundation of his future behavior. Why is this important? If you want your puppy to grow up into a polite, well-adjusted dog, you need to teach your puppy impulse control in all areas of his/her life. Waiting to go outside is a huge safety issues, waiting to be fed, to be leashed, not picking up dropped food and many other areas of control. Our puppy classes focus on setting you and your puppy up for a life time of success.

Our Puppy Kindergarten helps you do all this and more! We give you the lowdown on puppy training, equipment, routines, what brain toys are and how to use them, and provide supervised playtime with other vaccinated puppies.

Please note that the first class of every Puppy K series is an orientation for people only.

Puppy K includes: House-training support, alone-training, strategies to eliminate those annoying puppy behaviors (i.e. barking, jumping, chewing, biting) come when called, lots of impulse control games and more.

Come join us for this fun class and let’s get training together!

Basic Manners

Upcoming Classes

We are excited to be resuming in-person dog training classes!

Please note that all participants are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing guidelines both inside and outside of the training facility. Class size is also being limited to 5 to insure each team has enough space to work in. In addition, the orientation class (July 10th) will be held virtually. All remaining classes will meet in-person at the Swanzey Community House.

Class options:

  • July 2021 (In-Person Class): Saturdays (with the exception of ONE Sunday) at 10 am. 5-Week Class for $150. Class meets on: July 10th, 17th, SUNDAY July 25th, 31st, and August 14th.
    CLICK HERE for details and registration.
    NO class on Saturday the 24th or August 7th.

Details

Most basic dog training classes equip you with a number of commands (sit, down) and send you on your way. But once you get back home or outside where there are myriads of distractions, the commands don’t work so well. We teach differently. Yes, you get a solid foundation of basic obedience, but more importantly, you learn to deal with real-world challenges.

We give you the skills to solve behavior problems as and when they appear. We show you how to work at your dog’s level and build on your successes. Over time, you will transform your unruly pooch into a polite companion you can take anywhere!

Please note that the first class of every Basic Manners series is an orientation for people only.

Basic Manners includes: Sit, down, stay, come when called, impulse control, and nice leash manners. Also: Lure training, canine motivation and body language, and how to use brain toys.

Join us and let’s get training together!

The Classy Canine

Upcoming Classes:

Due to Covid, ALL in-person classes are on pause and there is no virtual option for this class available.

 
Please feel free to contact us to discuss other training options. We are seeing a limited number of local clients in-person and would be happy to help you!

Prerequisite

Basic Manners Class

Details

Want your dog’s good manners to last a lifetime?  Want a dog who can greet people politely and who has super leash manners? In this class, you will take your dog’s skills to the next level by working on behaviors that help your best friend be the best companion he can be.

We sharpen your dog’s existing cues (this class is designed for dogs who have a sit, down and leave-it) and we add a few new ones to give your dog the skills he needs to be a well-rounded and polite canine citizen.

The Classy Canine includes: polite greeting, leashing up manners, impulse control, loose leash walking and attention, coming when called in the presence of distractions, calmly settling when asked, improving your sits, downs and leave its, and to make sure you are having fun we will practice a couple of tricks too!

Growly Dog Class

Upcoming Classes

Due to Covid, ALL in-person dog training classes are on pause.

We are seeing a limited number of local clients in-person and out of the area clients are welcome to book a consult on Zoom.

For help with your Growly Dog, please contact Denise Mazzola at info@everythingdognh.com

Prerequisite

None

Details

When you walk your dog on leash, does he bark or lunge at other dogs? Maybe at people, running kids, or strollers? Then you’re not alone. The problem is common, but that doesn’t make it any less difficult or unpleasant.

Fortunately, there’s help to be had. Your dog won’t magically become calm as a cucumber, but there’s much you can do to lessen the severity of your dog’s reaction and manage your walks so they become pleasant again. No need to dread leash walks any longer: Register for our next Growly Dog Class today. You’ll be glad you did.

Growly Dog includes: One private 90 minute in-home consultation to ensure this is the correct class for you and your dog. Following the in-home consultation the class will meet for 60-90 minutes weekly for 6 weeks. We will work on changing your dog’s association with the thing that makes him bark, providing you with specific skills and strategies to use in the presence of a trigger, selecting appropriate walking routes, using visual and body blocking, learning to advocate for your dog to reduce the embarrassment factor.