+1 913-717-6111
4912 Skyway Drive, Manhattan, KS 66502


Now enrolling group classes in Salina, KS!

At MuttSchool, we teach more than just obedience.

We teach you and your dog in a way that improves communication and develops a strong bond with your dog. MuttSchool follows the LIMA approach for dog training and DOES NOT use training equipment that imparts pain, fear or intimidation on your dog. Our training methods are designed to give you a confident, well-mannered dog while preventing behavioral challenges before they start.

Classes are held at:
SALINA Innovations
336 S Santa Fe Ave, Salina, KS 67401
(North side entry)
(785) 320-6048
MuttSchool’s group classes are not just about training sit, down and walking on a leash (although we do that, too!). Our group classes teach you problem-solving dog training skills you can use outside of the classroom while training your dog to be polite, at home and in public. You and your dog will establish a system of lifelong communication by building behaviors and strengthening skills. We teach so it’s a fun, positive experience for both of you. We are dedicated to provide you with the tools you need to have a confident, well-mannered and happy canine.

Our group classes feature:

  • CONVENIENCE  Stay LOCAL! You and your dog will learn the same training curriculum taught at MuttSchool’s other locations.
  • AFFORDABILITY  At around $25 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!

Please note:  Group classes are not appropriate for dogs with behavioral problems or reactive dogs (dogs that bark, lunge or are disruptive in a kennel or on-leash).  We do have other training options for dogs with these behavioral challenges.

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

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.

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.

Fourth and Fifth Grade (combined)

Whether you want a superbly trained pet or are thinking about competing in dog sports, competition rally or obedience, this 12-week continuous class brings all your dog’s training together for you. You and your dog will work on polishing the skills learned in prior classes and start practicing more challenging tasks. You will continue building the 3Ds (Distance, Duration and Distractions) to the behaviors your dog already knows. Dogs that graduate from Fourth (with the AKC CGCA) and Fifth (with the AKC CGCU) Grades exhibit exceptional behavioral control in public settings. In these two final foundation levels, we’ll work on advanced skills, impulse control and formal obedience heeling exercises. Some of this class will take place in public locations as scheduled by your instructor. Completion of the AKC CGCU is part of the requirements for our Therapy or Service Dog programs.

Professional Therapy Dog

If you are interested in your dog becoming a professional therapy dog, please contact our instructor Marcia at  marcia@muttschool-ks.com for more information on the program.

In the meantime, sign up for one of our group classes to complete your dog’s AKC Canine Good Citizen test prior to starting our professional therapy dog program.


Get to know our Salina instructors. We combine our love for animals with education, experience and scientific-based training methods.
  • Marcia
    Instructor • CGC evaluator
  • McKayla
  • 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.