Prerequisite: Family Dog 1 or equivalent, or consent of instructor

Does your dog have problems with distractions on walks? This unique class takes you and your dog into real-life situations to teach the reliability of good manners in public.  We will work on settling while seated, leaving delectable treasures alone on the trail, walking calmly through pedestrians and noisy streets, and around other dogs. This class is for non-reactive, social dogs. Classes take place at various locations around the Monterey Peninsula.

Please bring proof of vaccinations the first week of class.

Registration: Register Now
Duration: 5 weeks
Location: Various locations on the Monterey Peninsula. The first class meets near Lake El Estero in Monterey.
Time: Sundays, 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Cost: $150 Shelter Adoptees, $160 General Public


We recommend at minimum a flat or martingale collar with a 6 foot leash. Sometimes we will suggest the addition of head halters or front hook harnesses, If you need a harness we can sell you one after class. Please no choke or pinch collars, or retractable leashes. We have found that good training with comfortable, non-aversive equipment will enable your dog to perform consistently better!

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