Foundation Basic Manners

Age Range for these classes 6 months- Senior Status.

The Foundation class helps dogs and owners build a training tools help them navigate through every day life in a calm, confident and happy manner. Each dog has its own space in the studio so they can feel comfortable and safe.

Our classes are small so dogs don't get overwhelmed and each owner/dog can get personal attention through out the class.

The manners/skills we work on include sit, stay until released, down, walk nicely on leash, sit politely at a door, settle and be calm on a mat or dog bed, greet people politely, come when called and more.

We have open enrollment so students can start their 6 consecutive weeks at anytime we have availability. Class fee is $125 for the 6 week class (1 class once a week consecutively for 6 weeks). We have now added 3, 4 or 5 week classes. These are noted on enrollment links. Those class costs have been adjusted to reflect the number of classes per session. Please consider your schedule carefully and class details as no refunds will be given. There is a non refundable deposit required at the time of registration. This will be applied to your overall class cost.  

Follow the below links to find out the next open spot for the class day/time you are interested in. 

Click the links below for On-Line registration.

Monday 5:45pm-6:45pm : 5 Session Foundation Basic Manners class start Jan 2nd 2023. These fill quickly, so if register link says "closed" that means class is full. -Spots available 

Tuesday 6:15pm-7:15pm "Just the basics" - 4 week class. Meets Tues Dec 27th - Tues Jan 17th Spots fill quickly, so if register link says "closed" that means class is full. -Spots available 

Tuesday 7:30 pm Class  This class is on going/open enrollment a new student can start anytime there is a class vacancy. Currently this class is booking out several weeks.

Thursday 2pm Class   5 sessions. Next session is Dec 29th 2022 - Spots available 

Thursday 6:15pm Foundation Basic Manners 5 week session. Start Dec 29th 2022-Spots available 

Prior to starting class we send a class preparation video. Class comes with a clicker and warm up exercise handouts. Students can pick these up Tuesday nights at Down Dog 6:05pm-6:10pm. This is all reviewed in a welcome to class email.  

Please contact us at with questions.

Vaccine requirements: All dogs are required to be current on the following vaccines: Rabies, Distemper/Parvo and Bordetella (kennel cough).

Working on polite interactions with a person and dog.