House Manners


Join us for this fast-paced combination of basic obedience, socialization, and confidence-building exercises.

We could all use a little help with our manners, right? This 6 week class covers the essentials of family life, crate training, basic obedience skills, and behaviors like leave it and place.


Your dog should be on a flat collar with a six-foot leash (no flexi’s!) 

All dogs attending classes must be free from parasites and up to date on vaccines. 

Please be sure each week to bring poop bags, a soft mat or rug, and plenty of small, soft treats for your dog.  

If your dog barks, growls, or is aggressive to people or dos, your dog is not yet eligible for group class.

FEE: $165.00

REGISTRATION: Class Registration Form

INSTRUCTOR: Shawn Steadham

September 30 through November 4, 2019
Day/Time: Mondays 7:00-8:00pm


WEEK 1 – Orientation, communication skills, importance of both physical and mental activities
Getting attention, positive reinforcement, ideas for mental stimulation, Q&A

WEEK 2 – Place, sit & wait before meals, kennel
Learn how to get your dog to happily go in their kennel, wait politely before eating their meals, teach your dog to stay on a mat

WEEK 3 – Sit, down, heel, stay
Recap,  basic commands, Q&A

WEEK 4 – Leave it, handling for groomer or vet
Recap, teach leave it command, get your dog comfortable with grooming and handling,  Q&A

WEEK 5 – Recap of all behaviors, any additional skills
Recap,  Q&A, additional skills you’re interested in learning

WEEK 6 – Recap, enrichment activity 
Recap, Q&A, fun enrichment activity

Because we are a “One Health” facility we require that dogs or cats in our facilities meet the following parameters:

  • Dogs in our facility must be up to date on Rabies, DA2LPP, and bordetella vaccines.
  • Dogs must be on heartworm prevention which kills intestinal parasites or have a negative intestinal parasite exam within the last three months and be free of external parasites.