180dog offers group obedience classes for just about everyone who has a dog. All breeds and ages are welcome provided your dog has no behavior problems like fear or aggression (please see Behavior Consultation). This gives you the unique opportunity to learn and practice in a positive environment so that both you and your dog can grow and learn together. A series of classes will get you where you want to go. A combination of private sessions together with group classes is ideal. 

Classes currently being offered: Bright Puppy 1, Bright Puppy 2, Beyond the Basics, Do Over Dog, Reactive Rover, A.K.C. Star Puppy, Canine Good Citizen, Specialty Classes. Current vaccination records are required.

*All classes are held indoors at Central Bark in the Warehouse District across from Grandview Public Market in West Palm Beach (see map below).

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Bright Puppy 1

8-20 weeks of age, kindergarten level

  • Young pups are introduced to other puppies, people, play & romp off leash in a safe, supervised enclosed area. Pups are introduced to novel sounds and surfaces.
  • Purpose of this class is SOCIALIZATION and confidence building.
  • Kindergarten level obedience covers sit, come, walk on leash, focus, no jump, polite greeting, introduction to self control training.
  • Puppy parents learn about house training, crating, mouthing, body handling, appropriate chew toys and the fundamentals of reinforcement training.

  • 6 week class 
  • Saturday's 10-11 am
  • COST: $150.00 

To register, email Gari at

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(prerequisite): Bright Puppy I or prior obedience training)

5 -8 months of age, intermediate level
A continuation of BRIGHT PUPPY I, we will advance you and your puppies in obedience skills adding low level distractions. Puppies will have the opportunity to play off leash. Reinforcement training continued.

Pups will continue to learn & improve upon:

  • Walk on a loose leash (no pulling)
  • Focus and calm
  • Leave It, Drop It, Take It
  • Sit and Release
  • Come when called
  • No jumping
  • No biting
  • Polite greetings
  • Self control or 'say please' training (teaching impulse control)

  • 6 week class 
  • Monday's 6:30-7:30 pm
  • COST: $150.00   

To register, email Gari at


This class will take you and your dog to an advanced level of understanding and obedience with distraction training. Highly effective, this is the Fenzi method of Beyond The Backyard. 

Prerequisites: Dogs and handlers must have good knowledge of basic commands such as 'Sit', 'Down', 'Stay', 'Come'. Dogs must be at ease around other dogs and people. Dog owners should be highly motivated. This is not a beginner's class.

Age: 8 months and older
6 class sessions
COST: $150.00

For more information and to register, contact Gari at or register here.

Any age dog/breed
4 sessions
Wednesday's 6:30-7:30 pm
COST: $150.00

Description: For dogs and their humans who once knew an obedience skill like 'COME WHEN CALLED' and need a refresher course.
Up to two skills will be taught in 4 classes. Most popular topics are Recall (Come When Called), Loose Leash Walking, No Jumping. 

For more information and to register, contact Gari at or register here. 


Any age dog/breed
Limit to 4 dogs
6 sessions, 1st session without dogs
Thursday's 6:30-7:30 pm
COST: $200.00

Description: Specialized class for those dogs who have a hard time when seeing other dogs out on walks reacting with growling, lunging, snapping and other 'embarrassing' behaviors. You will learn to create a comfortable environment for your leashed dog while out on walks.

First class held without dog. Clickers will be provided.

For more information and to register, contact Gari at or register here.

6 week class: puppies under 1 year of age
First round of vaccines required
COST: $150


Set your puppy up for SUCCESS with S.T.A.R puppy classes. Geared towards a series of puppy-level obedience skills: sit, down, come, tolerate grooming, greeting calmly, walk calmly on leash, can handle small distractions, tolerates other people.
Certificate awarded after completion and passing test. ($20.00 test fee)

Click link for Sample 6 week class: 
For more information and to register, contact Gari at or register here.


6 week Advanced Training Class 

This is a 6 week class to help dog parents prepare for the 10 step CGC test. For more information on CGC training, click here

Test will be given at the end of the 6 week class ($20.00)

Certificate awarded after completion and passing test. 

This is not a beginners level class. Pet parents and dogs should have an excellent foundation of obedience skills before signing up.

COST: $150

For more information and to register, contact Gari at or register here. 


Shaping and Capturing; unlocking the genius in your dog

Trick Training

Advanced Obedience

All available upon request

For more information and to register, contact Gari at or register here.

"I have been working with Gari for one year and I cannot say enough wonderful things about her and her abilities. My veterinarian referred me to Gari when I inquired about assistance in training my new Golden Retriever puppy, Miller. I began working with Gari when Miller was two months old and I was amazed to see how quickly and how well he responded to Gari and her training methods.

I immediately began recommending Gari to all of my friends with dogs. Then I began recommending Gari to the various strangers that stopped me on my walks with Miller to ask me how I got my dog to behave so beautifully. That, I think, is the biggest compliment I can pay Gari."
- Linda and Miller, Florida