GROUP CLASSES

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).

Bright Puppy 1

8-20 weeks of age, kindergarten level
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior recommends getting puppies into a puppy class as early as 8 weeks old with first round of vaccines. Read their statement HERE.

  • 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, polite greeting without jumping.
  • 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 for class click here
For more information on the class contact Gari info@180dog.com


BRIGHT PUPPY II

(prerequisite): Bright Puppy I or some 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
Tuesday's 6:00-7:00 pm
COST: $150.00  


To register for class click here
For more information on the class contact Gari info@180dog.com


BEYOND THE BASICS

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 week class
Monday's 6:00-7:00 pm
COST: $150.00


To register for class click here
For more information on the class contact Gari info@180dog.com


DO OVER DOG

Age: 6 months and older
Dogs must be well socialized to other dogs and people.

Description: This is a refresher course for dogs and their humans who once knew obedience skills like 'COME WHEN CALLED' (Recall) or 'Sit-Stay' and need a 'do-over'. You will learn how to teach these skills with low-level distractions.

Most popular do-overs are Recall (Come When Called), Loose Leash Walking, Stay and No Jumping.


4 sessions
Wednesday's 6:00-7:00
COST: $100


To register for class click here 
For more information on the class contact Gari info@180dog.com


REACTIVE ROVER

Any age dog/breed
Limit to 4 dogs

Description: Specialized class for those dogs who have difficulty remaining calm when seeing other dogs out on walks while leashed. Dogs with leash frustration/leash aggression will growl, lunge, snap, pull and other 'embarrassing' behaviors. You will learn to create a comfortable environment for your leashed dog while out on walks.

First class held without dogs.
Dogs should be comfortable and non-reactive around people.
Clickers will be provided.


6 sessions, 1st session without dogs
Thursday's 6:00-7:00 pm
COST: $200.00

To register for class click here 
For more information on the class contact Gari info@180dog.com


A.K.C. STAR PUPPY

6 week class
Ages 8 weeks (with first round of vaccines) to 1 year of age
COST: $150

Description:
Socialization
Training
Activity
Responsibility

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 test completion and passing. ($20.00 test fee)

Click here for Sample 6 week class.
TBA

To register for class click here 
For more information on the class contact Gari info@180dog.com


CANINE GOOD CITIZEN CLASSES

Age: 8 months and older
6 week Training Class to prepare for the CGC test.

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
TBA

To register for class click here 
For more information on the class contact Gari info@180dog.com


SPECIALTY CLASSES

Shaping and Capturing; unlock the genius in your dog

Trick Training

Advanced Obedience

All available upon request

To register for class click here
For more information on the class contact Gari info@180dog.com


Central Bark, 1503 Elizabeth Ave., West Palm Beach, Fl 33401

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Location

All classes held indoors at Central Bark in the Warehouse District across Grandview Public Market in West Palm Beach.

"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