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Upcoming Classes

Great Dog provides dog training classes that use positive, force-free principles and are led by certified, knowledgeable instructors. We believe that every dog has the potential to learn and grow, and we strive to help them achieve this through small class sizes and individualized attention. Our educational approach and methods create a safe, comfortable training atmosphere for both dog and owner. We update our classes monthly and provide new enrichment opportunities to keep your pup excited to continue learning with us. Sign up for our classes today and watch your furry friend thrive!

Puppy Basics: Level 1

dogs ages 8 weeks to 5 months
$215  ~4 weeks

Wednesdays

  • More Classes Coming Soon!

Saturdays

  • January 20 - February 10 (9:30AM - 10:30AM)

  • February 17 - March 9 (9:30AM to 10:30AM)

Sundays

  • February 18 - March 10 (1:45PM to 2:45PM)

Saturdays

  • January 13 - February 3 (11:30AM-12:30PM)

  • February 17 - March 9 (11:30PM-12:30PM)

Sundays

  • More Classes Coming Soon!

Beyond Puppy Basics:
Level 2

dogs ages 3 months to 9 months & completed a puppy basics class
$215 
~4 weeks

Puppy Playtime!

$20 per session or $17 per session if purchased in a multi visit package

Wednesdays

  • More Classes Coming Soon!

Saturdays

  • (10:30AM to 11:15AM)

Adult Classes

New! Building Resiliency

              Resilience is the process of adapting successfully in the face of change, unknown people or circumstances, adversity, trauma, tragedy, or other significant sources of stress.

              If your dog struggles with how to handle life’s realities this new class is for you and your dog. We identify the root sources of your dogs’ responses to stress inducing experiences. We teach you and your dog how to negotiate the circumstances. NOT for dogs with reactive behavior when seeing or greeting other dogs. This is for dogs who are fearful of people, sounds, objects, unusual circumstances. This is a good fit for dogs with separation anxiety as well as those who are worried about sounds and objects. If you are not sure if this is the best choice, please call us to discuss your dog’s specific needs. - $325

 

Saturdays

January 20 - February 17

11:15AM - 12:15PM

What Do You Have?!
A New Class on Teaching Your Dog to Leave It

Is your pup a seasoned explorer, always on the hunt for new treasures during walks or making unexpected acquisitions around the house? If so, our "Leave It" dog training class is tailored just for you! This four-week program is designed to teach your furry companion the invaluable skill of self-control, preventing impulsive behaviors and enhancing their ability to listen.  Say good bye to pulling and forging during walks.  Learn how to enjoy a more relaxed and controlled walking experience with canine companion.  Tired of your dog grabbing items they shouldn’t? “Leave It” will empower your dog with the ability to resist temptation and dwait for your command.  Protect your kitchen counter from curious noses.  Leave it helps your dog resist the allure of countertops and tables, promoting a more harmonious living environment.  Create a safer and more enjoyable environment for both you and your furry friend, and strengthen the bond between you and your dog through our positive reinforcement games.

Mondays

March 11 - April 1

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Great Dog Spring Games

Spring Games at Great Dog! As the 2024 Olympic Games start in France, we are excited for you to join us with your dog for some stimulating activities. Each session we will offer enriching games for both you and your canine companion. Each session is created with you and your dog in mind with activities that stimulate cognitive and social development while enhancing canine to human relationships. This is time for getting you and your puppy into the action part of learning via games. Only socially appropriate dogs for these sessions. NO REACTIVITY. We will keep the class size small so all participants can enjoy the activities to the fullest. - $40 per session

Saturdays

February 24

March 2

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Nose Nights!

NOSE NIGHTS (this is a non-competitive enrichment class)– In the cold dark nights of winter come to Great Dog for a delightful outing for you and your dog’s nose. Truly the whole dog will love this session designed to encourage the use of their most powerful sense organs-their nose and brain. The experienced nose work instructors will set up nose games of varied challenges. If you and your dog have attended our nose work classes, this is a great follow-up. But if you and your dog have not taken a class yet we will be happy to help you and your dog enjoy the session too. Appropriate for any non-reactive dog over 5 months; MUST BE DOG FRIENDLY – Sign up early as we need at least 4 dogs pre-registered by one week before the beginning date to make the class go. 5 dog limit. 

$25 per session

Wednesdays

November 15 & 29

December 13

CGC Prep Class

Not quite ready to test for your CGC? Want to brush up those skills? Just getting started? Join us for our CGC Prep Course! In this 4 week workshop, we will prepare you for what the Canine Good Citizen test entails and work to improve your teams skills. The final week of class will be devoted to just the exam. $215 (not including CGC submission fee).

Saturdays

January 20 - February 10

(1:30PM-2:30PM)

Enichment Classes
Barking
Barking
Anchor 1
Anchor 2
Canine Good Citizen

Adult Basic Manners:
Level 1

Appropriate for any non-reactive dog over 6 months

$215  ~4 weeks

Tuesdays

  • More Classes Coming Soon!

Saturdays

  • January 20 - February 10 (1:30PM to 2:30PM)

Sundays

  • February 18 - March 10 (3:00PM – 4:00PM)

Thursdays

  • More Classes Coming Soon!

Beyond Adult Basic Manners:
Level 2

$215 
~4 weeks
Appropriate for any non-reactive dog over 8 months;
Pre-requisite Basic Class

Specialty Classes

The Kingdom of Sir Barksalot

A complimentary one-hour class for current Great Dog daycare and overnight care clients. We will help you understand why dogs bark & share ideas for working with your dog who is prone to excessive barking. This is important to you and us too, as we hope to maintain a peaceful setting for the dogs in our care and our neighborhood. We will be sending invitations to you if we have been working with your dog’s barking while with us. Dogs bark for many reasons so come learn all about barking and how to solve this challenging situation. Taught by Judi, our co-owner and certified professional dog trainer, so get ready to have some fun while learning!​

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Terrier Tactics

Let’s get it right from the get-go….TERRIERS ARE AWESOME! If you love terriers, you already know that they are fabulous, fierce, and sometimes fiendish! This class will enhance your life and your dog’s by providing a means of effective relationship building and learning how to better communicate. Humans and canines can co-exist because both species have worked to find a common ground for living, playing, and learning together. Terriers add some challenges when it comes to canine-human interactions because they are confident that they should be the bosses. Learn training tactics well-founded on how terriers think and learn. The class size is small; only 5 dogs, to ensure a great time for dogs and people. All terrier breeds and mixed terriers are welcome. NOT APPROPRIATE FOR REACTIVE-DOG AGGRESSIVE terriers.

$215 ~ 4 weeks

Saturdays

More Coming Soon!

Smarty Dog: Tricks Class

Learn how to teach your puppies and dogs interesting and motivating basic tricks and how to identify different shapes and toys. This is a great class to build relationships, listening and comprehensive skills.  Appropriate for any non-reactive dog over 6 months; must be dog friendly.

Walking in
Total Harmony

In Walking in Total Harmony (WITH) you will learn how to turn loose leash walking struggles into strengths, developing skills and concepts that boost your relationship and turn walking the dog into walking WITH – Walking in (Total) Harmony!  Using dog-friendly, positive reinforcement-based strategies you will learn how to create a walking experience both you and your dog can enjoy.

Appropriate for any non reactive dog over 6 months;

Pre-requisite Basic Class or Instructor Approval

$215  ~4 weeks

Thursdays

  • More classes coming soon!

Thursdays

  • January 11 - February 1 (7:30PM to 8:30PM)

 

 

 

 

** Please note that all dogs must be social and able to work in a class setting.  Absolutely no reactive or aggressive dogs since we will be working off leash.

Recall Rodeo

Appropriate for any non reactive dog over 6 months;

Pre-requisite Basic Class or Instructor Approval

A rockin’ recall is vital for your dog’s safety and for off-leash reliability.  And let’s face it, you love to see your dog running joyfully to join you, right?  When you have confidence that your dog loves to come when called, there is the possibility of more freedom and fun for your dog.  In Recall Rodeo, we will break it all down, using fun games and simple, but powerful exercises to bolster the building blocks of a rockin’ recall, while cultivating real-world off leash reliability. 

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$215 
~4 weeks

Reactive to Reliable

a class for dogs with leash reactivity & challenging behaviors and their owners​

$325  ~5 weeks, 90 minutes

Sundays

  • January 7 - February 4 (11:00AM to 12:30PM) 

  • February 18 - March 17 (11AM to 12:30PM)

**Please note that session 1 on January 7 is without dogs.  Information on what to bring and how class is conducted is an important part of the overall success of this course for dogs with challenging behaviors

Sundays

  • More Classes Coming Soon!

Backyard Agility:
Level 1

Appropriate for any non-reactive dog over 10 months
$215 
~4 weeks

Noses Know

Appropriate for any non reactive dog over 6 months;

$215  ~4 weeks

Thursdays

  • Level 1: January 17 - February 1 (5:00PM - 6:00PM)

  • Level 1: February 15 - March 7 (5:00PM to 6:00PM)

  • ​Level 2: February 24 - March 16 (1:30pm-2:30pm)

A just for pure fun and enrichment a class to teach you how to collaborate with your dog to encourage the use of their most powerful sense organ-their nose! ​​

Saturdays

CONTACT
US

Tel. 206.526.1101

Fax. 206.202.2747

SMS Text. 833.433.1101

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Email. INFO@gogreatdog.com

11333 Roosevelt Way NE

Seattle, WA 98125

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Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm

Saturday 10am - 5:00pm

Closed Sundays and Holidays 

 

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