Canine Einstein Event Calendar

Group Class Descriptions

L.E.G.S- Adult Socialization and Manners:

This class is designed specifically for adult dogs who have been adopted and may not have had proper socialization.  We will bring together the four LEGS of dog training (Learning, Environment, Genetics and Self) to help you understand your dogs needs better and to strengthen the relationship between you and your dog.  Dogs will also learn basic manners and skills to successfully navigate the urban landscape.

Canine Good Citizen/ Intermediate Manners:

This class is geared for dogs who have passed Beginners manners and know the basic cues of sit, down, stay, and have recall.  This class will focus on adding distance, duration and difficulty to the basics.  You and your pup will also learn polite greetings and focus on skills necessary for all urban dogs.  After the class, participants will have the option to test for their Canine Good Citizen through AKC.

Doggy Parkour:

This class covers the basics of teaching our dogs to use their bodies to move in space and their environments.  Our agility equipment will be set up and dogs will be taught to use the equipment.  Dogs will be taught skills that you can take on the road with you like putting two paws up on an item or jumping up on various items in the environment.  A great way to have fun with your pet while helping them get the exercise they need!

Novelty Class:

This class is designed to help all dogs be prepared for the novel sights, sounds and experiences of each season. This four week class will cover one season each week (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer) and will focus on the novelties your pup can expect that season.  Enriching and fun for you and your dog.

Open Gym:

Open gym is for established clients with social dogs. We restrict the number of dogs on the gym floor at one time, so it is advisable to reserve your spot in advance, however walk ins are welcome too! All dogs must be up to date on their vaccinations and have had either a gym session or worked with our trainer.  Note: this is not appropriate for reactive or very shy/nervous dogs.

Patios, Parks and Parties:

One of our most popular classes!  This class is designed to help your urban canine feel more at ease in outdoor environments.  We all want to take our dogs to local patios, parks or even backyard barbecues, but we also want our dogs to feel relaxed and confident.  In this class, owners will learn how to read their dogs body language, tips and tricks to help your dog feel more at ease and games to play with your dog when in crowded environments!  The first half  of classes will meet at Canine Einstein, the last half of the classes will visit local parks and patios so you can practice your skills on the road!

Puppy Basics:

Designed for puppies under 6 months of age.  This class will cover all the basic cues you need your new puppy to learn!  We will set the groundwork for intermediate manners (Canine Good Citizen class) and will cover topics like enrichment, loose leash walking and polite greetings.  Each class will include time for the puppies to explore new experiences and to socialize with each other!

You Have a Friend: Reactive Dog Class

This class is designed to help reactive dogs learn to overcome the fear and emotional reactions to other dogs being in their bubble.  The class is kept small (maximum of 4 dogs) to allow space between the dogs.  Dogs and guardians will learn how to incorporate games, advocacy and counter conditioning to reduce reactivity.  After graduation, dogs will be invited to our monthly group hikes for reactive dogs!  Please note, that dogs who have experienced aggression with other dogs will need to be evaluated prior to coming to class.