Good Manners

Guardians will learn how to teach their dogs in a humane manner using positive reinforcement methods which in turn will enrich their relationship with their dog.

GOOD MANNERS class is for dogs 5 months and older at the start of class. (Dogs do not attend the first week of class.) Guardians will learn how to teach their dogs in a humane manner using positive reinforcement methods which in turn will enrich their relationship with their dog. Classes consist of 6 weekly sessions, each lasting about 50 minutes. Each class will meet on the same schedule day and time once a week for 6 weeks. Topics to be covered will include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding canine behavior and communication
  • Basic manners: sit, down, come, stay, loose leash walking
  • How positive reinforcement works and why we use it
  • Problem solving
  • Problem prevention
  • Training tricks for fun and to impress your friends!

The first week of Good Manners is orientation only - dogs do not attend the first week of class.

Classes
Tuesday and Saturday - Maximum of 4 dogs in each class
Sunday and Thursday - Maximum of 6 dogs in each class

Prerequisites

No prior class is needed to attend Good Manners

Fee

This class is $125. Fees for classes are subject to change and are non-refundable. For more information about our refund policy, visit our Training Class FAQ page.

Is your dog reactive or aggressive to humans or other dogs?

What does it mean for your dog to be reactive? Dogs may be considered reactive if they bark, growl, lunge, or snap around people or other dogs. Reactive dogs have a hard time focusing on their owner during the class making it hard for them to learn and retain the information they are being taught.

If your dog displays any of the behaviors listed above, please set up a private consultation at ARL Main by e-mailing Petbehavior@arl-iowa.org.

Registration

You will be walked through the online registration process. Payment will be through the online registration system. No registration will be considered confirmed without payment.

Tuesday or Saturday Classes:
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Thursday or Sunday Classes:
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