Group Classes

With you every step of the way

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Learn With the Best

Practice makes better, and what better way to practice than with our team of professional trainers at your side to guide you through all the distractions that might come up.

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Controlled

The outside world has a plethora of distractions that may be hard to control. Let us help. With Group Classes, you have the opportunity to work around distractions but in a controlled manner that isn’t overwhelming.

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Flexible

No matter what your schedule is like, we can work around you. With over a dozen different classes running every week there is plenty of opportunity  to fit us into your busy life.

Strategy

The goal for Group Class is to keep you training. The more you practice the better you’ll get and with curriculums centered around progress, every time you attend Group Class you’ll see improvement on some level.

Classes For All Interests
Puppy & Me
  • This class covers:
    • Heavy socialization and engagement
    • Introduction to basic obedience behaviors.
    • Proper play and greetings with other puppies and people
    • Desensitizing puppies to new things in their environment (bikes, fans, tunnels, jumps)
    • Crate training
    • Confidence building
    • Engagement
    • Heel
    • Watch (focus)
    • Sit
    • Down
    • Come
    • Spin
  • A must have for puppies 5 months to 8 months old.
  • This class is a great stepping stone for the younger puppies to go into more formal obedience.
  • There are two instructors in this class; one main instructor who gives explanations for different behaviors and the assistant.
  • This class breaks up for more individual time for the clients and instructors to work one on one with the dog and handler teams.
  • This class is 4 weeks and is $200 for the class.
  • For any questions, class dates, and pricing please call 480.595.6700, or email bark@partnersdogs.com.
Level 1 Obedience
  • This class covers:
    • Basic obedience
    • Heel
    • Watch
    • Sit
    • Down
    • Stay
    • Come
    • Leave It
    • Controlled introductions.
  • This class is for dogs from 20 weeks and older, who have no behavioral issues.
  • This class does not feature any type of direct socialization, however, dogs do learn to work side by side with other dogs without becoming overly distracted.
  • This class spends a great deal of time educating the owner on basic training technique such as timing and marking, as well as trouble shooting.
  • There are two instructors in this class; one is a lead instructor who calls commands and gives explanations to the training, and another instructor to help individually whenever possible.
  • Dogs can test out of Level One with a level evaluation, which is $50.
  • This class is 8 weeks long.
  • For any questions, class dates, and pricing please call 480.595.6700, or email bark@partnersdogs.com.
Level 2 Obedience
  • Level Two is where you’ll learn an assortment of advanced obedience behaviors such as:
    • Flip to heel
    • On the move commands
    • Distance commands
    • Stand
    • Emergency downs
    • As well as introduction to off-leash.
  • This is a fast paced class with tons of new and fun behaviors!
  • There is one instructor for this course, they will call commands as well as break down and help individually when possible.
  • In this level of obedience, we assume that the handlers have a decent handle on their dogs and can manage learning the new behaviors while keeping their dogs under control.
  • This class is a feeder class; dogs come in from Camp, Level One, as well as Private Lessons.
  • Initially the skill sets of the dogs are different, however, after the first one or two classes the skill sets level out as everyone is learning new material.
  • This class is 8-weeks long.
  • For any questions, class dates, and pricing please call 480.595.6700, or email bark@partnersdogs.com.
Level 3 Obedience
  • Level Three is where we perfect the advanced behaviors learned in Level 2, and learn a few more commands as well.
  • This class prepares dogs to move towards off-leash and distance work, however, it is not necessarily off-leash.
  • This class will be repeated until the dog is able to be trusted 100% off-leash.
  • Level Three has one instructor and is an 8-week course.
  • For any questions, scheduling, and pricing please call 480.595.6700, or email us at bark@partnersdogs.com.
Level 4 Obedience
  • In Level Four, obedience=perfection.
  • The vast majority of the class will be off leash.
  • This class is designed to be more difficult and distraction rich.
  • It is the goal of the instructor to switch things up throughout the class to make it fun and challenging for both the handler and dog.
  • Level Four has one instructor and is an 8 week course. 
  • For any questions, scheduling, and pricing please call 480.595.6700, or email us at bark@partnersdogs.com.
Out and About
  • One of the best classes that we offer at Partners is Out & About!
  • It is the epitome of obedience and will build a bond with you and your pup like none other.
  • The requirements for this class are that the dog has completed Level 4 Obedience, tested and passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, and has instructor approval.
  • This class meets here at Partners every other week for a Level 4 style class, and then in an out location such as Desert Ridge, Scottsdale Quarter, and Sundial.
  • Out & About gives you the opportunity to practice obedience in the real world alongside instructors that can help you through any obstacle that may arise.
  • This class has two instructors; a lead instructor who leads the way and calls commands, and an assistant who is there to help out!
  • It is an 8 week course.
  • For any questions, scheduling, and pricing please call 480.595.6700, or email us at bark@partnersdogs.com.

Agility
  • One of the most fun ways to get excercise with your pup!
  • Agility will cover:
    • Jumps
    • Weaves
    • Tunnels
    • A-Fram
    • Dog Walk
    • Teeter Totter
    • Other Agility obstacles and manuevers
  • There will be one competition-level instructor and one assistant to help out!
  • This course runs for 8 weeks.
Rally
  • Rally is one of the most rewarding classes we offer as it focuses on the perfection of basic obedience skills.
  • Be prepared to have your dog sit or down straighter than ever. Walk while watching you, and much much more!
  • Rally teaches your dog and you to be a team.
  • Rally is a competitive sport but you don’t need to compete.
  • Rally practices different obedience skills at individual stations on a course.
  • People in Rally should know at least Level 2 Obedience.

Ready to jump into a group class?!

Schedule a call or call now at 480.595.6700.

We LOVE Our Classes.

But don’t take our word for it. See what our students think of us.

Attending the included classes has taught me, as well as the dog, and aided me in teaching my other pet at home on our own time schedule.  The instruction is quite structured and makes sense helping us both understand the reasons for the commands and the proper responses.

Marshall M.

What an awesome Level 1 Obedience class for me and Hopkins. He is 8 months old and the Level 1 class helped to keep me focused on the goals of my training. They gave me ideas for new ways to approach training challenges as well as providing encouragement and recognition of our accomplishments.

Ann W.

I highly recommend Partners Dog Training School; I’ve been a client for over 15 years. I have boarded my dog several times, taken classes in obedience, agility & dock diving/swimming. I was able to take what I learned in the agility classes and show my Golden in agility trials for several years.

Hope K.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I have to miss a class?

In the event that you cannot make it to class for any reason, you are allowed to make up two classes.  Since most of our classes have a weekend class and a weeknight class you may be able to drop in to one of those. Keep in mind not all classes start on the same week, so the other class may be ahead or behind you in the curriculum.  Always talk to your instructor to see what would be the best option for you.

How many dogs are in the class?

We like to keep the class sizes between 5- 10 dogs.

Will group classes help my dog to not go after other dogs or not be scared/aggressive towards people?

No. Group classes are set up to cover the basics. If you have a dog that has issues with people and/or other dogs you need to come in for an evaluation to see what training option would be the best fit for you and your dog.

How long are the classes?

Group Class are 8 weeks long and each class is for 1 hour.

Where are the classes held?

On the weekends all of our classes are held outside. On the weeknights classes can be held out doors or in doors depending on the weather.

What do I need to bring to my first class?

For the first class just bring your dog on a leash and secure collar. Make sure that you have control of the dog and that the dog cannot slip out of his/her collar. Your instructor will go over all the equipment you will need during your first class.

Treats are always a good idea too!

heard enough?! ready to start group classes? Have a question?

Schedule a call or call now at 480.595.6700.