Dog Training Classes

Come Join Us in Class!

We offer a variety of classes for both puppies and adult dogs. 

All classes are held at 31311 FM2978 #103, Magnolia, TX 77354.

Puppy Training Classes

Start here for puppies under 16 weeks old

Beginner Dog Classes

Entry level classes for dogs 5 mths & older

Intermediate Dog Classes

Continuing education & fun with your dog

Dog Training Class FAQ

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR DOG TRAINING CLASS?
  • Dogs must be at least four months old.
  • Dogs must be current on distemper/parvo and rabies vaccinations.
  • Dog has lived in your home, without illness, for two weeks.
  • When bringing children under age 8, please bring a second adult to help.
  • Any dog, who in the trainer’s opinion poses a potential risk to any person or dog, may be asked to transfer from group classes to private lessons.
WHAT ARE THE FEES & REFUND POLICY?
  • Payment reserves your place in class. Your registration is not confirmed until payment has been received.
  • Fees are not refundable unless a request is received at least 5 days prior to class start date.
  • If your dog must drop out due to injury or illness, please let us know. With verification, we may apply a partial credit toward future training.
WHAT IF I MISS A CLASS?
  • A make-up class for Basic Manners is offered monthly, at no charge, in case you have to miss a class. 
  • There is no switching between class days.
  • There are no other make-up sessions.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
  • See our Class Schedule to select your class day and time. You can then enroll online, and make a payment online or call us with a credit card.
  • You may also mail a check, but your place in class will not be confirmed until payment is received.
  • You’ll receive an email upon registration with instructions on payment and what to bring to class.Have Questions? Email us or call Marie’s cell 281-797-5107

Beginner Dog Training Classes

Basic Manners Class

$165 | 6 Weeks

Learn how to motivate and communicate with your dog without force or frustration. You’ll teach your dog Come, Attention, Sit, Down, Stay, Leave It, Go To Your Place, and Leash Manners, plus a trick or two. You’ll enjoy the small class size and fun atmosphere. Families are welcome and kids over 8 are encouraged to train. Please bring vaccination records to the first class, but leave your dog at home. The first class meeting is for the humans only.

This class is for dogs who:

  • have taken our Puppy Class and are eager to keep learning
  • have no prior training, and are over 5 months old
  • need to practice home-taught skills around other dogs & people
  • could use a refresher on good manners
  • have recently joined your family
Schedule:
  • Class meets for 50 minutes, once a week, for 6 consecutive weeks.
  • A make-up class for Basic Manners is offered monthly, at no charge, in case you have to miss a class. 

House Training Workshop

$25 | 1 Hour | People only

Tired of cleaning up accidents? Frustrated that your puppy doesn’t let you know when she needs to “go”? This one-hour workshop covers all the techniques for achieving a reliably house-trained puppy.

Includes a free booklet on house training.

For humans only, no puppies attend this workshop.

Leash Manners Class

$120 | 4 Weeks

Teach your dog how to walk with you on a relaxed, loose leash. This is probably the most-requested skill, and one that takes some time and dedication, so we’ve designed a class to focus on this one important activity. There are no special collars or harnesses required. (No chain, slip, prong or electric collars are permitted in class.) Classes are held indoors at the Training Studio, but there may be some field trips as we practice more real life situations.

This class is for dogs who:

  • love to go for walks, they just want to go faster than you do
  • are friendly-to-excited when seeing people or dogs on a walk
  • have had some introduction to sit, come, and wait

High Energy Dog Class

$120 | 4 Weeks

If you live with one, you know a daily walk just isn’t enough, although it’s a good start. This class will teach you games, puzzles, and relaxation exercises to do with your dog to help satisfy their need for mental stimulation and enrichment. No prior training is required, although our Basic Manners class is recommended prior to this class.

Shy Dog Class

$175 | 6 Weeks

This class is designed to help shy or fearful dogs build confidence while learning basic manners. The small class size and calm, fun atmosphere will enable you and your dog to relax, learn new skills, and feel better about people and dogs. This class is limited to four dogs (and 1-2 adults per dog).

The first week is mostly lecture, but we encourage you to bring your dog to just hang out with you in the classroom and chew a bone or have some treats while you listen and learn. We’ll do a little bit of training this first week, and help them get accustomed to the space. Please bring a favorite blanket or bed, and really yummy treats.

This class is for dogs who show one or more of these traits:

  • is reluctant to meet new people
  • exhibits trembling, hiding or cowering in new situations
  • is fine at home but timid when going out
  • is sound sensitive or afraid of normal items in the environment
  • retreats or hides when visitors come to your home

Dogs should able to ride in the car to get to class without becoming car sick or emotionally distraught. If your dog is too fearful to take treats, or barks and lunges at others, please ask for a pre-class interview before enrolling.

Tricks Class

$120 | 4 Weeks

All for fun and fun for all! From simple to complex, you will love seeing your dog learn a variety of tricks with joy and ease. You can even earn AKC titles. If you’ve wondered about clicker training, this is a great intro, especially if your dog already knows his basic obedience. If you want to do more with your dog, teaching tricks can help burn mental and physical energy, and build confidence too.

This class is for dogs who:

  • have taken obedience classes and are eager to keep learning
  • have some at-home training, and are over 5 months old

Find It Class (Nose Work)

$120 | 4 Weeks

All dogs have an amazing ability to locate and follow scent. Find It games use the dog’s desire to hunt and the love of food and toys/play. All dogs can participate. Obedience is not required. Nose work is a super method to help your dog build confidence, have fun, and use mental and physical energy. Plus, it’s simple to do and no special equipment is required. Once you learn how, it’s easy to do at home.

Requirements:

  • dog must be at least four months old
  • dog must be current on distemper/parvo and rabies vaccinations.
  • dog has lived in your home, without illness, for two weeks.
  • handler must be an adult

Schedule:

  • Class meets once a week, for 50 minutes, for four consecutive weeks.
  • There are no make-up sessions for this class.

Suitable for dog-reactive, fearful and handicapped dogs. Dogs take turns, no other dogs are in the area while your dog is working.

Intermediate Dog Training Classes

Agility Fundamentals Class

$120 | 4 Weeks

Is your dog a running, jumping agility prospect? Want to get started but not sure quite how to go about it? This class will give you the foundation skills for succeeding in beginner agility classes. Before you start full-size agility obstacles, there are some basics you’ll need. Start-line stays, following your body signals (left, right, go forward, jump), go through the tunnel, make the teeter board bang, and beginning weave poles. Practice working off leash with your dog in a safe, indoor environment to gain the control he will need on the agility field. Limited to four dog/owner teams.

Prerequisites:

Schedule:

  • Class meets once a week, for 50 minutes, for four consecutive weeks.
  • There are no make-up sessions for this class.

Rally Obedience Class

$165 | 6 Weeks

Rally-O makes a game out of obedience to take your dog’s performance to the next level. Dog and owner teams follow different courses of obedience-related tasks. Rally is great for enhancing your dog’s focus and attention. Praise and play (and treats) are encouraged to make practicing obedience fun.

Prerequisites:

  • Dog must be at least 6 months old.
  • Completion of Basic Manners or equivalent training, with instructor’s approval.

Schedule:

  • There are no make-up sessions for this class.

Rally Advanced Class

$120 | 4 Weeks

For novice, advanced, and excellent competition Rally practice. Whether you plan to compete in Rally or just want to have fun working with your dog, you’ll have tons of fun coming to this class with your best canine pal. Repeats monthly.

Prerequisites:

  • Dog must be at least 6 months old.
  • Completion of Rally Obedience or equivalent experience, with instructor approval.

Schedule:

  • There are no make-up sessions for this class.

Canine Good Citizen Class

$185 | 6 Weeks

This class is the next step after completing Basic Manners. We’ll polish the fundamentals, with emphasis on heeling, polite greetings, and stays. Dogs will learn how to respond in distracting environments. Dogs attend all 6 weeks. Final week is the test for AKC certification as “Canine Good Citizen”.

Prerequisite:

  • Minimum age 6 months.
  • Completion of Basic Manners, or equivalent training with instructor’s approval.

Therapy Dog Class

$185 | 6 Weeks

Develop the skills you and your dog will need for visiting hospitals, schools or senior living centers. You’ll learn how to observe your dog to make sure he’s having a good experience. We will teach advanced handling skills, including moving around wheelchairs and small spaces, guiding your dog in crowded and noisy environments, sitting quietly to be petted all over, ignoring food on the floor and other distractions, and perhaps even a trick or two to charm clients. The goal of this class is to prepare teams for evaluations or tests given by the therapy organization of their choice. There is no therapy certification granted by this class, but participants may test for the AKC Advanced Canine Good Citizen award.

Prerequisites:

Schedule:

  • Class meets once a week, for 50 minutes, for six consecutive weeks.
  • There are no make up sessions for this class

Dogs On The Town Class

$135 | 4 Weeks

Practice manners and obedience in real life settings. Join other dog/owner teams for visits to area outdoor cafes and dog -friendly locations for real life training. Dogs must be non-reactive on leash and have passed their Canine Good Citizen requirements. This is a great opportunity to get out and about with your dog, have some fun and practice good dog manners around public distractions. Class will work to achieve the Urban Canine Good Citizen award.

Prerequisites:

Tricks Class

$120 | 4 Weeks | For Beginner & Advanced Dogs

All for fun and fun for all! From simple to complex, you will love seeing your dog learn a variety of tricks with joy and ease. You can even earn AKC titles. If you’ve wondered about clicker training, this is a great intro, especially if your dog already knows his basic obedience. If you want to do more with your dog, teaching tricks can help burn mental and physical energy, and build confidence too.

This class is for dogs who:

  • have taken obedience classes and are eager to keep learning
  • have some at-home training, and are over 5 months old

High Energy Dog Class

$120 | 4 Weeks | For Beginner & Advanced Dogs

If you live with one, you know a daily walk just isn’t enough, although it’s a good start. This class will teach you games, puzzles, and relaxation exercises to do with your dog to help satisfy their need for mental stimulation and enrichment. No prior training is required, although our Basic Manners class is recommended prior to this class.

Find It Class (Nose Work)

$120 | 4 Weeks | For Beginner & Advanced Dogs

All dogs have an amazing ability to locate and follow scent. Find It games use the dog’s desire to hunt and the love of food and toys/play. All dogs can participate. Obedience is not required. Nose work is a super method to help your dog build confidence, have fun, and use mental and physical energy. Plus, it’s simple to do and no special equipment is required. Once you learn how, it’s easy to do at home.

Requirements:

  • dog must be at least four months old
  • dog must be current on distemper/parvo and rabies vaccinations.
  • dog has lived in your home, without illness, for two weeks.
  • handler must be an adult

Schedule:

  • Class meets once a week, for 50 minutes, for four consecutive weeks.
  • There are no make-up sessions for this class.

Suitable for dog-reactive, fearful and handicapped dogs. Dogs take turns, no other dogs are in the area while your dog is working.

 I really enjoyed taking Fern to Marie’s class. I had never done clicker training before but Marie made it easy for both me and Fern to learn. It was empowering to see how much joy structured training brought to Fern’s day.  She gave us homework for each week and it really helped me get in the habit of daily training. Her class has empowered me in training Fern, I feel more intentional in my interactions with Fern, and our relationship has deepened as a result. Thank you Marie, I am glad we made the drive each week from Houston!

–Elise Gilman

I’ve taken many dog classes from many different trainers, and have put different titles on various dogs I’ve owned. Until Savvy and I took Marie’s Fun Dog class, I didn’t really believe that clicker training was effective in teaching precise, competitive skills. Marie made me a believer. I think that Marie is the best all-around trainer I have ever taken a class from, and I’ve taken many.

–Roberta McClure

We attended the Leash Manners class of Marie. Marie sees very well how to improve yourself. Esta stays much more in contact with me during walking! We loved it! Certainly we go to another class of hers!

–Inge

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