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Small class size = training results = happy dogs + happy owners


You’re busy. So if you’re going to take time out of your hectic schedule to attend training class, it should be worthwhile.

Our job is to make sure it is.

Results + fun = The Happy Dog K9 Training Classes

We want you and your dog to have a great time. And we want you to see change — in your dog’s behavior and in your understanding and enjoyment of him. That’s what our classes are all about

Why Choose the Happy Dog?

Small Class Size • Personalized Attention • Friendly Atmosphere Certified, experienced instructor • Only positive Training Methods

Unless otherwise noted, classes are held at Seaman’s Lodge, 427 Nimrod St., Nevada City, CA 95959
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Puppy Classes

Puppies Only OR Pet Manners & Socialization

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New puppy or dog? Old dog who could use some manners reminders? These classes will put you and your pup on the same page. You’ll learn how to use positive reinforcement training to teach your dog how you want him to behave, and gentle but effective ways to discipline when he doesn’t. You’ll also learn how to avoid future behavior problems. And you’ll both have plenty of fun in the process!

Topics include: Basic manners, solving problems like jumping and chewing, and how to teach your dog sit, down, stay, come, and polite leash walking.
Puppies Only class is suitable for: Pups 8-16 weeks.
Pet Manners class is suitable for: All dogs 16 weeks or older.

Cost: $125
Class size limited to: Manners class, 8 dogs. Puppy class, 4 dogs.
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Advanced Dog Training

Beyond the Basics

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Continue your training progress. We’ll advance behaviors learned in Pet Manners class and work on building a calm, relaxed dog who can gracefully handle challenging situations like meeting other dogs and new people in public and encountering new experiences. This class prepares you and your dog to take the Canine Good Citizen test–a badge of honor and a great advantage when looking for rental housing or asking to bring your dog along to work.

Topics include: Advanced leash work, off-leash recalls, social etiquette for meeting dogs and people, down-stay mat work for reliability in distracting situations, and much more.
Class is suitable for: All dogs who have graduated from Pet Manners class, or with documented completion of a comparable course.

Cost: $125
Class size limited to: 8 dogs.
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Rally - dog sport

Introduction to Rally

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Ready to play? Rally is a competitive obedience sport open to dogs of all ages and breeds, and handlers of any experience level. The goal is better obedience, communication, and focus — all while having a blast! You may choose to compete or just enjoy building stronger responsiveness in, and teamwork with, your dog.

Topics include: Heel, including sit, down, and stand in a heel position, recall, stay, and so much more!
The six-week class is suitable for: All dogs who have graduated from Beyond the Basics class, or with documented completion of a comparable course. You’ll have way more fun in Rally with some obedience already under your belt. Please call for dates and location information.

Cost: $125
Class size limited to: 4 dogs.
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Monday Pet Manners or Beyond the Basics Session Dates

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Tuesday Pet Manners OR Puppies Only Session Dates

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*Class Location: Veteran’s Memorial Building, 415 N. Pine Street, Nevada City, CA 95959

“Without a doubt, your classes were the BEST INVESTMENT for Trooper's adjustment (and ourselves) as a family. Not only did we achieve milestones that seemed insurmountable in the beginning, your guidance, patience and sincere care educated ALL OF US!”

—Brian & Natalie Sugrue

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