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Enroll your dog for classes in Salina!

Now enrolling group classes in Salina, KS!

Join our group classes taught by Marcia Troutfetter at: 

SALINA Innovations
336 S Santa Fe Ave, Salina, KS 67401
(North side entry)

  •  First Grade
  • Second Grade
  • Third Grade – earn the AKC CGC
  • Fourth Grade – earn the AKC CGCA
  • Fifth Grade – earn the AKC CGCU
  • Service and Therapy Dog private lessons available

ENROLL NOW!

MuttSchool’s group classes are not just about training sit and down (although we do that, too!). Our group classes train your dog to be polite, at home and in public, while teaching you problem-solving dog training skills that you can use outside of our classroom. The end result? You can enjoy having a confident, well-mannered and happy canine.

Our group classes feature:

  • CONVENIENCE  Stay LOCAL! You and your dog will learn the same positive reinforcement training curriculum taught at MuttSchool’s other locations.
  • AFFORDABILITY  At around $20 per class, dog training can be affordable!
  • SMALL CLASS SIZES  Sometimes it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to learn new things in a large group of people and dogs. Because of this, we have limited our group classes to no more than 6 dogs. This helps to reduce the stress of overcrowding in group classes, allows more personalized attention and makes learning fun!

Puppy Kindergarten

During the first few months of a puppy’s life, they learn to accept and enjoy the company of other dogs and people. They need to be exposed to all kinds of stimuli inside and outside of your home. They have a willingness to please and are easily taught basic behaviors. Continue training and socialization through the challenging adolescent puppy stage, and you will emerge with a well-adjusted, social, addition to your family when your dog reaches maturity.

Because puppyhood is the most crucial developmental stage in a dog’s life, puppies can join class ten days after your puppy’s first round of vaccinations! There is no official start date for puppy class. You start when your puppy is ready. Attend puppy kindergarten until your puppy turns 17 weeks old. Don’t miss the opportunity to train and socialize during this very important time of your dog’s life.

The first week of class is an orientation (without dogs) followed by 6 weeks of group classes.

Class times

  • 6:30pm Thursday, May 2, 2019 ORIENTATION (no dogs)
    6:30pm Thursday, May 9, 2019 Start of 6 week group class
ENROLL IN PUPPY KINDERGARTEN — $155

First Grade

In addition to training behaviors like sit, down, stand and walking nicely on leash, First Grade teaches your dog how much fun it can be to work for you as we lay the foundation to learning more advanced training skills. In First Grade, we focus on establishing lines of communication between you and your dog. You will learn about dog body language and how to change challenging behaviors that are happening at home. You may be surprised at how readily your dog will want to learn new things with our positive reinforcement training methods. The first week of class is an orientation (without dogs) followed by 6 weeks of group classes.

Class times

  • Monday class

  • 5:30pm Monday, April 29, 2019 ORIENTATION (no dogs)
    5:30pm Monday, May 6, 2019  Start of 6 week group class
  • We will be skipping Memorial Day on May 27th.
  • Thursday class

  • 7:30pm Thursday, May 2, 2019 ORIENTATION (no dogs)
    7:30pm Thursday, May 9, 2019 Start of 6 week group class
ENROLL — Monday 5:30pm class — ORIENTATION and 6 weekly classes — $155
ENROLL — THURSDAY 7:30pm class — ORIENTATION and 6 weekly classes — $155

Second Grade

In Second Grade, you and your dog will build on the skills you learned in first grade. We will be introducing training exercises that are more challenging and useful in the real world. As we continue to establish better lines of communication with our dog, we will also be working on solving challenging behaviors that are happening at home. In Second Grade, our focus is establishing manners so you have a better behaved dog both at home and away.

Class Times

Mondays starting on April 29th at 6:30 for 6 weeks. We will be skipping Memorial Day on May 27th.

ENROLL — 6 weekly classes — $135

Third Grade

Now that you’ve established a solid foundation, the skills your dog learned in the previous two classes will really start to shine in Third Grade! At this level, we’ll start reinforcing reliability and working on more complex behaviors. In Third Grade you will be eligible to test for the AKC Canine Good Citizen certificate.

Class times

Mondays starting on April 29th at 6:30 for 6 weeks. We will be skipping Memorial Day on May 27th.
ENROLL — 6 weekly classes — $135

Fourth Grade

As you and your dog begin Fourth Grade, you should feel excited about all you’ve accomplished together. During Fourth Grade training, you and your dog will work on polishing the skills learned in prior classes and start practicing more challenging tasks. You will start building the 3Ds (Distance, Duration and Distractions) to the behaviors your dog already knows. When weather permits, this class may take field trips to other locations. In Fourth Grade you will be eligible to test for the AKC Community Canine certificate.

Class times

  • Email marcia@muttschool-ks.com for class times.
ENROLL — 6 weekly classes — $135

Fifth Grade

Whether you want a superbly trained pet or are thinking about competing in dog sports, competition rally or obedience, this class brings all your dog’s training together for you. Dogs that graduate from Fifth Grade exhibit exceptional behavioral control. In this final foundations level, we’ll work on advanced skills, impulse control and formal obedience heeling exercises. You and your dog will be eligible to test for the AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen certificate. Because the CGCU requires dogs test in an urban setting, some of this class will take place in public locations as scheduled by your instructor. Completion of this class is the starting point for Service Dog training.

Class times

  • Email marcia@muttschool-ks.com for class times.
ENROLL — 6 weekly classes — $135

Professional Therapy Dog

If your dog already has the AKC Canine Good Citizen certificate and you are interested in training your dog to become a professional therapy dog, this is the class for you. In the 6 weeks, we will work on proofing the foundation behaviors required to become a therapy dog.

Class times

This class is 6 weeks starting the week of April 11, 2019. Please check with marcia@muttschool-ks.com for location and class times.

ENROLL — 6 weekly classes — $135

MuttSchool-KS serves towns in northeastern Kansas along the I-70 corridor, including Manhattan, Junction City, Ft. Riley, St. Marys, Wamego, Silver Lake, Topeka, Abilene, and Salina. Travel fees may apply.