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This class meets for 6 weeks on Wednesday evenings from November 28th through January 9th (class will not meet on 12/26 and 1/2).

This class covers all the basic good manners that your dog needs to know to be a well-mannered member of the family: sit, down, stand, look, touch, wait, stay, come, leave it, polite greeting (not jumping up) and loose leash walking. It includes an orientation night (without your dog) which covers: Intro to clicker training, the science of how dogs learn, nutrition, mental exercise for your dog, new information about dominance, and demonstration of simple training exercises. If you have concerns about training with a clicker please don’t hesitate to contact the trainer. Cost: $170.  Register online or contact Lead Trainer Valerie Balwanz with questions at 434-293-7387 x4.

Option to Audit Basic Good Manners: Two auditing spots are available in each Basic Good Manners class. Auditors will attend all 6 weeks of class without their dog and receive the same information as other attendees. Auditing is good for people who: need an affordable option to get basic manners training, are just curious about clicker training, learn best through observation, or have already attended the class with their dog but feel like they still need more guidance on the basics. Auditors are welcome to take notes but photos and video are not permitted. Audit spots are $65.