Puppy Classes

At All About My Dog, we teach The Lisa Rockland Method, a unique behavior-based curriculum you won’t find anywhere else. Our method addresses the real-life issues you and your dog may be having as well as “traditional” and fun obedience learning.

Some people just teach tricks. Some people just teach behavior. We teach both.

Each of our foundation classes offers instruction appropriate to your dog’s age, stage of development and individual needs and behaviors. We’ll certainly teach you Come When Called, Sit, Down, Stay, Leave It, and all the other common obedience commands— but our ultimate goal is to help you create a dog that you can live with peacefully and happily. We want you to have a friend who can be a part of your family and all the fun things you do together: soccer games, the ferry, family gatherings, picnics in the park, camping, pet-friendly stores…anything and everything as long as you’re together!

Get Ready For Puppy Class!

The entrance is through the side door by the red, white and blue fire hydrant. Please use our dog-friendly potty area only.

  • Keep your puppy leashed and close by your side
  • Bring a hungry puppy because we’ll be using treats in class
  • Bring healthy, soft treats (we have a great selection in our shop!)
  • Bring a 6’ leash (no retractable leashes)
  • Wear comfy clothes and athletic shoes – no high heels or boots, please!

  • Required: Provide up-to-date medical records, including a negative fecal report stating “no parasites seen,” prior to your first class. (There are no refunds or make-ups for classes forfeited due to missing fecal records.) See our medical guidelines for more info.

Be sure to ask about our Puppy Kits that include everything you need to start your puppy off right! 

Puppy 1:

Puppy 3:

Start Off Right

PUPPY 1: 10-16 WEEKS

Congratulations and welcome home to your newest furry family member! Start Off Right is designed to start you and your puppy off on the right paw with fun, positive training. We will learn the first stages of Loose Leash Walking, Come When Called, Leave It, and we will show you how to find “the off-switch” on your new pup! We’ll also learn plenty of “traditional” commands like Sit, Down, and Stay plus a host of fun tricks! Most importantly, we’ll answer your questions – whether it’s about crate training, house training, nutrition, exercise, preventing unwanted behaviors like chewing, biting, and jumping up or anything else you raise in class. Class time will be set aside for socialization, which is incredibly important for a developing puppy.

For extra socialization opportunities and to learn more about dog language and appropriate play you can also sign up for one of our Doggie Playgroups – a great compliment to your regular training class.

Details

6-week session: $168


  • Each class is 50 minutes.
  • Enrollment is for 6 consecutive classes that meet once per week at your selected day and time.
  • Sorry, no make-ups available. If you have to miss more than one class and would like to stay on track, we recommend a private training sessionWe offer these make-up sessions at a 15% discount because we want to help you succeed!

Prerequisites

  • New students welcome – we can’t wait to meet you! (No class placement evaluation needed.)
  • Puppies 10-16 weeks old by/on class start date.
  • Up-to-date medical records, including a negative fecal report stating “no parasites seen,” must be on file at AAMD prior to your first visit. (There are no refunds or make-ups for classes forfeited due to missing fecal records.) See our medical guidelines for more info.

  • Read our short Be Ready For Puppy Class guide.

Adolescent Behavior

PUPPY 2: 4-7 MONTHS

As puppies grow, they start testing the boundaries of what they’ve already learned. Often our students tell us, “He used to come when called, but he won’t anymore,” or “He’ll only give me back my sock for a treat.” If this is you, you’ve come to the right place! Adolescent Behavior will cover the second stages of Loose Leash Walking, Come When Called, rock-solid Leave It, real Stays, ways to improve your puppy’s focus, and the beginnings of working with your puppy from a distance—all with ever-increasing distractions and motivation, just like real-life. Class time will be set aside for socialization and your questions whatever they may be.

For extra socialization opportunities and to learn more about dog language and appropriate play you can also sign up for one of our Doggie Playgroups – a great compliment to your regular training class.

Details

6-week session: $168


  • Each class is 50 minutes.
  • Enrollment is for 6 consecutive classes that meet once per week at your selected day and time.
  • Sorry, no make-ups available. If you have to miss more than one class and would like to stay on track, we recommend a private training sessionWe offer these make-up sessions at a 15% discount because we want to help you succeed!

Prerequisites

  • New students welcome – we can’t wait to meet you! (No class placement evaluation needed.)
  • Puppies 4 to 7 months old by/on class start date.
  • Up-to-date medical records, including a negative fecal report stating “no parasites seen,” must be on file at AAMD prior to your first visit. (There are no refunds or make-ups for classes forfeited due to missing fecal records.) See our medical guidelines for more info.

  • Read our short Be Ready For Puppy Class guide.

Almost Grown

PUPPY 3: 7-9 MONTHS

Now your puppy is almost all grown up. Almost Grown means your dog has almost mastered Stays and Loose Leash Walking, and they’re ready for more advanced challenges like: early off-leash walking, long distance commands, and Come When Called no matter what kind of enticing distractions we challenge them with! This is the developmental stage when inappropriate puppy behaviors start to cause trouble: humans and adult dogs expect Almost Grown dogs to act their ages! Class time will be set aside for socialization, which is so important for a young dog learning to act appropriately, as well as to answer your questions. Puberty can be tough for a young dog – we know and we’re here to help!

For extra socialization opportunities and to learn more about dog language and appropriate play you can also sign up for one of our Doggie Playgroups – a great compliment to your regular training class.

Details

6-week session: $168


  • Each class is 50 minutes.
  • Enrollment is for 6 consecutive classes that meet once per week at your selected day and time.
  • Sorry, no make-ups available. If you have to miss more than one class and would like to stay on track, we recommend a private training sessionWe offer these make-up sessions at a 15% discount because we want to help you succeed!

Prerequisites

  • New students welcome – we can’t wait to meet you! (No class placement evaluation needed.)
  • Puppies 7 to 9 months old by/on class start date.
  • Up-to-date medical records, including a negative fecal report stating “no parasites seen,” must be on file at AAMD prior to your first visit. (There are no refunds or make-ups for classes forfeited due to missing fecal records.) See our medical guidelines for more info.

  • Read our short Be Ready For Puppy Class guide.