Group Dog Training Classes


 

Why Us?

SMALL CLASS SIZE: Our group classes do not exceed five owner/dog teams at any time and have a Certified Professional Dog Trainer with over 10 years experience and a trainer’s assistant with over 5 years experience present to lead class. This allows for plenty of one-on-one time with your trainer and trainer’s assistant and creates a safer class environment.

PRIVATE LOCATION: Our group classes are held at our private 11-acre facility in Braxton, MS in an enclosed area. We upkeep our property by treating for bugs (especially fleas and ticks), as well as thoroughly disinfecting after each class. This allows us to control what dogs are exposed to better than classes taught at public parks, pet shops, or in parking lots.

EDUCATED TRAINERS: Our group classes are taught by Lauren Tsao, who has been featured on Fox News, SuperTalkMS Radio, and by Honest Kitchen as an expert trainer. Lauren has achieved two Psychology degrees and earned her certification as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed and an Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant. So, she cannot only advise on obedience and training issues, but also complex behavioral issues like aggression, reactivity, and fearfulness.

CLASS FOLLOW-UP: Our group classes and private programs come with email and text support for the lifetime of your dog for any material covered during your time with us. Missed a class? No worries! We will send you information and video via email to help you keep up.

How to Enroll:

1. PICK YOUR CLASS: Select which class you would like to attend by scrolling down on this page and reading through what class topic offerings we currently have available and how much each class costs. The calendar below shows all the dates and times that classes will run. Make sure your dog is the correct age for that class too.
Don't see something of interest? Check back as we add new classes often.
2. ENROLL: Enroll in your select class or classes by clicking on the blue "Book Online" button below. Then follow the registration process and pay for your class. It is that easy! If you don't see the blue button, refresh the page and allow it time to load.
3. SEND VACCINATION RECORDS: After you have registered, please send your dog's vaccination and required medical records to your trainer by emailing them or texting them at the provided number on your class registration email. You can simply send a photo of these records taken with your phone.
4: FOLLOW-UP: Your trainer will then follow-up with you shortly welcoming you to class and sending you any other information you might need to prepare for class. Driving directions will be sent to you at this time.

 
 

Class Schedule



Classes & Pricing


Puppy Brilliance (under 5 months)

 
Puppy Training
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Do you have a new puppy you are bringing into your family? Congratulations! This class is perfect for puppies under five months old, who you want to help start off on the right paw. Puppy Brilliance is a series of six 1-hour group classes created with puppy troubles in mind.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Socialization & positive introductions

  • Potty training & crate training

  • Play biting/teething

  • Building confidence & engagement

  • Sit, Stay, Come, and more foundation cues

  • Preventing unwanted behaviors & aggression

  • Creating a well-rounded puppy with manners

All puppies enrolling should have at least two sets of puppy vaccines completed a week before class begins and should be friendly with people and other animals. This class comes with a free 1-hr video orientation and a waived AKC Puppy S.T.A.R. testing fee.

$300 for six 1-hr Classes

Next Series:
tba spring 2020
bRAXTON, ms

Pups under five months


Back to Basics (manners for five months and above) - sold out!

 
Recall Training
Loose Leash Walking

Back To Basics is a basic obedience group class with up to five students meeting each week to learn about fostering good behavior and manners within the household in their adult dog (five months or older). 

We will cover the following topics:

  • Household manners (ex. no counter surfing)

  • Getting focus around distractions

  • Reducing pulling on leash and jumping up

  • Building confidence & engagement

  • Sit, Stay, Come, and more foundation cues

  • Preventing unwanted behaviors & aggression

  • Creating a well-rounded dog with manners

This class comes with a free orientation video to get you started before class begins. This class is held outdoors, dogs can learn to practice and train in the "real world". Requires up to date vaccines and negative on last fecal test.

$300 for six 1-hr Classes

Next Series:
Fall term sold out!
Tuesdays at 6:15pm
bRAXTON, ms

aLL CLASS DATES LISTED ON THE CALENDAR ABOVE.

Pups over five months


Dog Sports Foundations (three months and above)

 
Agility Training
Dog Sports Training

Have you ever wanted to get started in the world of dog sports, but feel too intimidated? Are you not sure your dog has the manners, natural ability, or confidence to excel in the ring? If you aren’t sure what sport to start with, your dog needs a refresher to clean up sloppy performances, or you are looking for a class that isn’t just sit and stay, this group class will be perfect for you! This class can be modified to suit all ages over three months.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Off-leash work and reliability for sports

  • Getting focus and engagement in the ring

  • How to keep your dog relaxed when crated

  • Building confidence in new situations

  • Intros to a variety of sports like disc dog, agility, stunt dog, rally, and more.

  • Creating solid foundational skills for sports

  • Working around other dogs and distractions

This class comes with a free orientation video to get you started before class begins. Requires up to date vaccines and negative on last fecal test.

$300 for six 1-hr Classes

Next Series:
TBA sPRING 2020
bRAXTON, ms

Pups over three months


Magnolia Disc Dog Club Practice

 
Disc Dog Training
Frisbee Dog

Magnolia Disc Dog Club runs practices and meet-ups at our location in Braxton, MS. Check the calendar above for dates for this class. You can sign up at any time to let us know you are attending. Beginners and veterans welcome! Disc dog is a wonderful sport for beginners to dog sports as the community is friendly and inclusive of many breeds of dogs and types of people. Magnolia Disc Dogs disc club meetings are held every month on our property and are free to attend if you are interested in competing or volunteering at a disc event.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Off-leash work and reliability for sports

  • Building engagement and disc drive

  • Disc dog tricks and set-up moves

  • Building confidence in new situations

  • Intros to UpDog Challenge games

  • Creating solid foundational skills for sports

  • Working around other dogs and distractions

All dogs must be be of good health to attend. Requires up to date vaccines and negative on last fecal test. Aggressive or out of control dogs will be asked to leave.

Free Meet-ups

Next mEET tba
(check calendar for more dates)
Braxton Location


Farm Dog Prep Course (three months and above) - sold out!

 
AKC Farm Dog
Lady Walking Dogs

Often thought of the farm version of the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizenship exam, this group class will help you and your dog prepare for AKC Farm Dog exam and a farm lifestyle. Watch the video to the left to see what it is all about!

Even if your dog is a city pup, this six 1-hr group class program will help your dog learn to work around unique distractions like chickens and farm-related noises, walk on a loose leash, patiently wait through gates and while in their kennel, and calmly accept the presence of other dogs and strangers. We have chickens and farm equipment on site for use during this class.

Once your course is complete, you will get to attempt the AKC Farm Dog exam for real! The testing fee and our 1-hr video orientation course is included in your course cost.

If they pass, students will need to seek a second Farm Dog Judge to give them the exam again to earn their Farm Dog title, as per AKC rules and regulations that state you must complete the exam successfully twice under two different judges to earn your title.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Passing other dogs and strangers on loose leash

  • Accepting petting from a Farm Dog judge

  • Accepting loud noise distractions, like lawnmowers or tractors

  • Calmly waiting at gates and in a crate/kennel

  • Obedience around livestock, like chickens

  • Basic obedience needed to be a farm dog

  • Standing for exams to check paws and fur for burrs

Class requires up to date vaccines and negative on last fecal test to enroll. Dogs must be at least three months old to join the class and nine months of age to officially test for the Farm Dog exam.

Only dogs that have never killed or attacked other animals can enter this class, must be friendly with strangers and other dogs as well.

$300 for Six 1-hr Classes

Next Series:
Fall term sold out!
Thursdays at 6:15pm
bRAXTON, ms

aLL CLASS DATES LISTED ON THE CALENDAR ABOVE.

Pups over three months


Skill Sharper Mini Classes: No Topic for this Month (check back after the winter holidays!)

 
Loose Leash Walking
German Shepherd Walking

Skill Sharper class will be a 1-hr group class, where you will learn to sharpening your training skills when it comes to a specific topic. Our Skill Sharper mini classes focus on teaching owners how to train their own dogs in a single important skill or developing needed skills to train better. These classes aren't so much about your dog, but about you understanding how to reinforce the behavior you desire in your dog.

A mini class is a 1-hr group class (max of five owner/dog teams) held inside at our Braxton location for $20 total. The mini class also comes with a free clicker to practice with. Payment is due upfront and in full.

Mini classes are intended for beginner to advanced students that enjoy being challenged and improving their skills for their dogs.

$20 for 1-hr Class

Next Series:
TBA 2020
bRAXTON, ms