Group Classes

Group classes are an excellent way to train your dog around other pups and distractions.

Our class sizes are limited to allow for personal attention and instruction. We train using only positive reinforcement methods. (No e-collars, electronic devices or choke collars.)

Explore more about each of our
group classes below.

All Things Puppy Training

4-Week Class | $100

Beginner Basics Training

6-Week Class | $175

Beyond The Basics

5-Week Class | $175

Advanced Obedience

5-Week Class | $175

Quick Tricks Class

4-Week Class | $100

Therapy Dog Class

6-Week Class | $200

Reactive Rover

4-Week Class | $150

All Things Puppy Training

4-Week Class | $100

Puppies must be between 10 weeks and 20 weeks of age to attend classes.

NOTE: All puppies must have had at least two (2) rounds of their Distemper/Parvo vaccinations and one (1) Bordetella (kennel cough) inoculation to attend this class. (Rabies not required until 4 months of age.) Vet records must be shown at the first class.

Early puppyhood is a critical time for socialization and learning. This class focuses on setting puppies up for success and lays the foundation for our Beginner Basics Training. All Things Puppy addresses common puppy problems like potty training, crate training, nipping, chewing, jumping, and running off. This class also introduces simple manners and obedience behaviors such as attention focus games, sit, and settle.

Available Classes:

Beginner Basics Training

6-Week Class | $175

Dogs must be 5 months of age or older at the start of the class.

NOTE: Dogs MUST be current on Bordetella (kennel cough), Distemper/Parvo & Rabies vaccinations to be in this class. Vet records must be shown at the first class.

This class emphasizes better owner-dog communication through hand signals, verbal cues, and clickers as we train attention focus skills, sit, down, come when called, leave it / drop it, loose leash walking, and the introduction to stay. Weekly review exercises, training materials, and practice assignments help owners stay on track both at home and away as their dogs learn manners are for everywhere! This class also covers how to correct undesirable behaviors such as jumping, rushing the doorbell, and running off. Weekly practice handouts and support videos ensure success. Graduation includes a certificate for achievements well done!

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Beyond The Basics

5-Week Class | $175

This class is for dogs who have completed their Beginner Basics manners and obedience program.

NOTE: Dogs MUST be current on Bordetella (kennel cough), Distemper/Parvo & Rabies vaccinations (if age applicable) to be in this class. Vet records must be shown at the first class.

We call this class “Beyond the Basics” because it takes dogs’ training to new levels. Prepare to be amazed as your dog masters the art of reliable recalls past food and toys, stays with distance, distractions and duration, park it (place), heeling, wait, take it, and so much more. “Beyond the Basics” intermediate-level classes are open to handlers whose dogs have completed “Beginner Basics,” work well around other dogs, and are ready to continue their education with impressive new skills. This is the class that gives people a well-behaved dog outside the house and everywhere they go!

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Advanced Obedience

5-Week Class | $175

Note: all puppies and dogs enrolling in classes at East Bay Dog Spot must have proof of up-to-date vaccinations, including distemper/parvo, Bordetella and rabies, if applicable. No dog can be admitted into the training center without these – please check vet records before first class.

Advanced Obedience is the step after our Beyond the Basics Intermediate class. This is designed to take what your dog has learned through our previous classes to the next level. We will continue to advance your dog’s stays, Heels, Recalls, and Park Its through enhanced distractions and farther distances. We will also be teaching new skills such as an Emergency Stop, Back, and different positions such as Side, In-Between, and Behind Me.

Available Classes:

Please email makayla@eastbaydogspot.com to be added to the waitlist.

Quick Tricks Class

4-Week Class | $100

Note: all puppies and dogs enrolling in classes at East Bay Dog Spot must have proof of up-to-date vaccinations, including distemper/parvo, Bordetella and rabies, if applicable. No dog can be admitted into the training center without these – please check vet records before first class.

“Dog’s Got Talent!” Of course they do, and this is the class to bring it out. Prepare to laugh and be entertained as you teach your pup how to be a star in the spotlight. Whether it’s Bow, Roll Over, Spin/Unwind, Say Your Prayers or weaves through legs, there’s no limit to what your dog can learn. Sign up now for this popular 4-week class and learn tricks guaranteed to impress family and friends alike!

Available Classes:

Please email makayla@eastbaydogspot.com to be added to the waitlist.

Therapy Dog Class

6-Week Class | $200

Puppies must be at least one year old.

Note: all puppies and dogs enrolling in classes at East Bay Dog Spot must have proof of up-to-date vaccinations, including distemper/parvo, Bordetella and rabies, if applicable. No dog can be admitted into the training center without these – please check vet records before first class.

In this 6-week course, students will be taught all-important social and behavioral aspects of training a therapy dog. Skills covered will include:
Body language & non-verbal commands
Advanced Obedience Skills
Managing unexpected occurrences & difficulties
Dealing with distractions
Meeting strangers, children, physically-challenged & elderly
Working around equipment such as walkers, canes, wheelchairs, etc.
Handler / therapy dog team interaction with patients, children, etc.
Each class will last approximately 75 minutes. Dogs will be tested according to the standards of national therapy dog organization Love on a Leash at the conclusion of the six weeks. Dogs who successfully pass the Love on a Leash test will be eligible to begin their supervised visits certification process with facilities in this area.

PREREQUISITES: All dogs accepted for this class must be at least one (1) year old and be current on all vaccinations, including bordetella, distemper/parvo and rabies. For their assessment evaluation, each dog must demonstrate ability to sit, stay, lie down, be calm, greet strangers, work around other dogs, and walk nicely on a leash. Participating dogs must have stable temperament, enjoy meeting people, be comfortable around children, strangers and other dogs.

For more information about our therapy training, please email makayla@eastbaydogspot.com

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Reactive Rover

4-Week Class | $150

No age requirement.

Note: all puppies and dogs enrolling in classes at East Bay Dog Spot must have proof of up-to-date vaccinations, including distemper/parvo, Bordetella and rabies, if applicable. No dog can be admitted into the training center without these – please check vet records before first class.

Is your dog reactive? Does it dog bark, lunge or growl at other dogs on leash? This four week class is limited to 4 dogs, and provides the skills, guidance, and practice you need to eliminate these unwanted behaviors. Through counter-conditioning and desensitization, this class works to change your dog’s Conditioned Emotional Response (CER) from a negative one to a positive one. No more walking late at night to avoid dogs. No more apologizing for your dog’s behavior. This class will provide the foundation for you to have the dog you’ve always wanted!

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What’s required to register for group classes?

All puppies and dogs enrolling in classes at East Bay Dog Spot must have proof of up-to-date vaccinations, including distemper/parvo, bordetella (kennel cough) and rabies, if applicable.

No dog can be admitted into the training center without proof of current vaccinations! – please check vet records before attending your first class.

Additional FAQ Question

A study using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to compare humans and dogs showed that dogs have the same response to voices and use the same parts of the brain as humans do. This gives dogs the ability to recognize human emotional sounds, making them friendly social pets to humans.