Specialty & Dog Sport Classes

Whether you and your dog just want to have fun or perhaps you realize they’re destined for a higher purpose, All About My Dog has a class to get you there! Specialty & Dog Sport Class sessions typically run from 2 to 6 weeks. Be sure to check the schedule prior to signing up.

(If you’re interested in single classes, learn more about our Workshops, Clinics, Outings & Events.)

Get Ready For Specialty 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 dog leashed and close by your side – don’t approach other dogs
  • Bring a hungry dog 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.

Fun & Games: Agility and Tricks

Fun & Games is more than just fun, although it’s that, too! Agility and tricks require teamwork, confidence, and leadership—the core values of The Lisa Rockland Method. In this class, you and your dog can expect to master traditional agility skills like the A-frame, tunnel, chute, and jumps, as well as fun tricks and new games that are tailored to your level. This is an active class so please wear comfortable, athletic footwear and bring lots of cookie treats (we have a great selection in our shop!). We work with non-aggressive dogs at all phases of development, plus owners of all ages—from middle schoolers who want to build self-confidence, to moms and dads who want to encourage better canine behavior, to folks who want to learn actual dog handling. All are welcome.

Note: This class is great on its own or as a complement to our regular training classes. Students are welcome to take this class as many times as they like: we will always be filtering in new dogs, making new obstacle courses, and adding new challenges so you can always keep improving your skills!

Details

2 – 6 week sessions: $56 – $168
(Please check the schedule.)


  • Classes are 50 minutes each and run for consecutive weeks for the length of the session.
  • 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 lesson.

Prerequisites

  • New students welcome – we can’t wait to meet you! (No class placement evaluation needed)
  • No aggressive dogs allowed. If you have an aggressive dog please look at our behavior classes for fearful, reactive and aggressive dogs.
  • Adult dogs 9 months & over
  • 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 Get Ready For Specialty Dog Class guide

Fun & Games: Rally

AKC Rally® is a lot like agility but based more on fun tricks and everyday life skills. You and your dog will learn how to run through an obstacle course of under, over, and through, with the added brain challenge of tricks like “Stay”, “High Five”, and more! All are welcome.

Note: This class is great on its own or as a complement to our regular training classes. Students are welcome to take this class as many times as they like: we will always be filtering in new dogs, making new rally courses, and adding new challenges so you can always keep improving your skills!

Details

2 – 6 week sessions: $56 – $168
(Please check the schedule.)


  • Classes are 50 minutes each and run for consecutive weeks for the length of the session.
  • 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 lesson.

Prerequisites

  • New students welcome – we can’t wait to meet you! (No class placement evaluation needed)
  • No aggressive dogs allowed. If you have an aggressive dog please look at our behavior classes for fearful, reactive and aggressive dogs.
  • Adult dogs 9 months & over
  • 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 Get Ready For Specialty Dog Class guide

AKC-Certified Trick Dog Classes

Is your dog great at tricks? Are you looking to improve your canine communication skills? Do you just want to have fun with your best friend? In 4 weeks, well teach you and your dog the skills you need to earn a certified AKC Trick Dog title. At the Novice level, you’ll learn everything from sit, down, and stand to kiss-my-cheek, plus a host of good stuff in between. We offer rolling evaluations during class time that allow you to progress to the Intermediate, and Advanced levels at your own pace. If you want to go all the way, we’ll coordinate a program that allows you to qualify for the AKC Trick Dog Performer title. This class is the perfect complement to our CGC and Agility classes, and is designed for kids and adults who love working with their dogs. Let us help you reach your goal and have fun at the same time!

Details

2 – 4 week sessions: $56 – $112
(Please check the schedule.)


  • Classes are 50 minutes once per week at your selected day & 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 lesson.

Prerequisites

  • New students welcome – we can’t wait to meet you! (No class placement evaluation needed.)
  • No aggressive dogs allowed. If you have an aggressive dog please look at our behavior classes for fearful, reactive and aggressive dogs.
  • 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 Get Ready For Specialty Dog Class guide