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GROUP CLASSES

Group Classes

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:

  • OPEN ENROLLMENT  Other dog trainers offer classes where everyone in the class starts on the same date. This means after you inquire about the class, you could wait weeks to start. By then, you risk any problems you were struggling with getting worse or missing out on specific milestones with puppies and young dogs. With MuttSchool’s group classes there is no waiting! Simply sign up and attend the next class period.
  • FLEXIBILITY   With our group classes, you control when you attend class. If you need to miss a week—no problem. Just don’t schedule yourself for that class and use your credits to select dates you can attend.
  • AFFORDABILITY  At around $20 per class credit, 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 flexible 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).  

Grades 1-5 group classes are NOW $135 for 6 credits

Take group classes as your schedule permits. Enroll your dog in grades 1-5. Use your 6 credits within 12 weeks of the first class you attend.

VIEW OUR GROUP CLASS CALENDAR

Yearly Unlimited Group Classes — ONLY $995

WHAT A DEAL! Attend as many of our group classes as you can in a year! This includes grades 1-5 and Recess!,. Plus, enjoy our focused skills and dog sport classes when offered. Good for one year from purchase.

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.

MuttSchool highly recommends that you take Grades 1, 2 and 3 for a well-rounded training program. Earn the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate in 3rd grade! Purchase the 18 credit package to complete all 3 grades.

Class times

  • Saturdays at 3:30pm
  • Sundays at 3:30pm
  • Wednesdays at 7:15pm
ENROLL — 6 credits — $135
ENROLL — 18 credits — $365.00 — Purchase grades 1-3 together and save $40 (normally $405)

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.

MuttSchool highly recommends that you take Grades 1, 2 and 3 for a well-rounded training program. Earn the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate in 3rd grade! Purchase the 18 credit package to complete all 3 grades.

Class Times

  • Saturdays at 2:15pm
  • Sundays at 4:45pm
ENROLL — 6 credits — $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.

MuttSchool highly recommends that you take Grades 1, 2 and 3 for a well-rounded training program. Earn the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate in 3rd grade! Purchase the 18 credit package to complete all 3 grades.

Class times

  • Saturdays at 1:00pm
ENROLL — 6 credits — $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

  • Saturdays at 11:30am
ENROLL — 6 credits — $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.

Save $50 off individually priced classes! Purchase the 30 credit package for $575 to complete all 5 grades. 

Class times

  • Saturdays at 10:15am
ENROLL — 6 credits — $135

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, our puppy manners class meets twice a week on Sunday and Wednesday nights. Attend puppy manners class until your puppy turns 16 weeks old. Don’t miss the opportunity to train and socialize during this very important time of your dog’s life. Start training with MuttSchool ten days after your puppy’s first round of vaccinations!

Class times

  • Sundays at 6:00pm
  • Wednesdays at 6:00pm
You and your puppy are welcome to attend class both days until your puppy turns 17 weeks old:
ENROLL IN PUPPY KINDERGARTEN (puppies under 12 weeks) — $200
ENROLL IN PUPPY KINDERGARTEN (puppies over 12 weeks) — $160
SAVE 20% WHEN YOU PURCHASE OUR PUPPY PACKAGE

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.