(Silverdale Only) - We partner with two incredible local dog trainers!
Noel Ritter, owner of Guiding Hands Pet Obedience, is our Lead Trainer. Noel offers all levels of group classes on Mondays and Wednesdays. Private lessons are available with Noel every Monday through Friday.
Josette Stenbom, owner of Pup Pawsitive, offers Level 1, 2, 3, and 4 group classes daily from Monday through Saturday. Private lessons are available with Josette on Saturdays.
Group Class Offerings
Our group classes are organized into five training levels that provide you with a more customized experience. Each class session is six weeks in length, with an additional make-up class at the end. You don't have to miss a class to attend the make-up, so it's actually like getting seven classes for the price of six! Our Training Center is 1800 square foot in size, which allows every handler plenty of practice room. Additionally, each class is limited to a maximum of 8 students for a more personal training experience.
Due to our small class sizes, we do require payment at time of registration to guarantee your seat. Registration for new classes typically opens when the current session reaches Week 6. Class refunds are available with a minimum 24 hour request before the first class begins. Refunds provided after class begins is at the sole discretion of the trainer in charge.
Basic Obedience ($120): For puppies or adults (no age requirements)! Learn commands such as Come, Sit, Down, Wait, Leave It, and release words. This class also covers important topics like socialization, jumping, house breaking, mouthing, leash pulling, and a chat about the importance of proper nutrition.
Puppy PreSchool ($120): Created to turn young pups into confident adults (must be between 14 weeks and 6 months). This class combines fun games with training techniques to make learning fun. Commands like Sit, Down, Wait, Come, Go To, and Leave It will be covered.
House Manners ($120): This class is dedicated to skills that make your dog easy to live with! Topics include door greeting behaviour, meal etiquette, and fun indoor games to help pass the time on those rainy days!
Skill Building ($120): This class expands upon the skills and commands learned in our Level 1 classes, with additional focus and extended practice opportunities so that they become second nature.
Nosework Intro ($120): Nosework connects with a dog’s natural instinct of hunting and problem solving as a fun activity. This class is geared toward learning the “Sport of Nosework.” Dogs will be introduced to several scents to identify. Identification games will be worked with to help develop and reward scent finding. Identification games are a way to deepen the working partnership of dog and human in a pace and setting that supports the learning process.
Canine Good Citizen ($135): This class allows you to expand upon and practice the skills and commands needed to pass the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen test. One test exam is included at the end of this class. Retests are available for $25 each and must be scheduled in advance.
Skill Proficiency ($120): This class will take your skills to the next level. Learn challenging new skills and take basic skills to their highest level. Topics include dropping in motion, working on a heel, and long stays with distractions.
Advanced Nosework ($120): Expands on skills learned in the Nosework Intro class with additional focus on advanced identification games and introducing more scents.
(These classes require the successful completion of at least one Level 1, 2, or 3 class)
Rally Obedience ($120): Rally involves performing tasks posted on signs, as you follow a specific course. Similar to rally-style auto racing. Challenging and fun!
Pre-Agility ($120): An introduction to the sport of canine agility. Includes basic instruction on obstacles such as the dog walk, tunnel, jumps, teeter, and A-frame. Learn new tricks that focus on stretching and fun!
Advanced Rally Obedience ($120): This class is dedicated to those who are preparing to compete in the exciting sport of Rally Obedience. Completion of our Level 4 Rally Obedience is required.
Not sure which class is right for you? Wondering if that pulling and barking is aggression or just bad behavior? Our trainers offer 15-minute evaluations for $15 to help you identify issues and determine if group classes or private lessons are the best option.
Private Lessons ($35 per 30 minutes)
Mondays: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fridays: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Appointments are required for all Private Lessons and Evaluations. Call us at (360) 633-3166 or stop by the store to register for a class, schedule an appointment, or ask us a question!
First Time Students:
Puppies must be at least 14 weeks of age.
Puppies should have all 3 series of initial vaccinations (we do not require proof of vaccines. This requirement is strictly for the safety of your pup.)
No aggressive behavior towards other animals or humans.
Training Introduction Letter
Training Release Form
We don't discriminate against breeds, but do enforce a zero tolerance policy on any type of aggressive behavior towards humans or animals. First time students must complete our Training Release Form. You can obtain the form during your first class or download it from the link above and bring it with you.