Open Classes

puppytraining2Here at The DogSmith we recognize the importance of having a well behaved dog and making your pets part of the family. But we also understand how busy our clients are so we designed the DogSmith “Drop-In” Class just for you.

“Drop-In” enrollment allows you to register and pay for a course while allowing you the flexibility to complete the classes over a 5 month period by attending any of a number of scheduled “drop-in” sessions that fit into your schedule. You will be given a “drop-in” class card that describes the necessary skills required for the course you have enrolled in and provides a record of competency level achieved for each skill. (Courses denoted by (*) are eligible for “Drop-In” enrollment.

Class - Start Date
Day and Time Location - Instructor Cost Register
Puppy Socials - Starting 04/26/2017
Wednesday 6:00 pm1470 Swanson Dr, Oviedo, FL 32765 - Lina McGroarty25.00
One hour of supervised play-time. Great for socializing young puppies and allowing older puppies or dogs who are already sociable the opportunity for play dates in a safe environment. You and your dog will learn about canine communication, socialization etiquette, and get to practice obedience skills in real life social situations with the trainers of DOG WILLING. Puppies may enroll up to 5 months old. Older puppies or adult dogs must be evaluated by a trainer for social skills before enrolling. Cost Students: $5/session or $25/one-on-one socialization with a trainer. Please bring payment with you on the day of the session.
Need to Learn Some Manners? Let Your Puppy Shine in our AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy® Small Paw Etiquette Program - preparation and testing for the AKC Puppy Star - Starting 05/16/2017
Tuesday 6:00 pm1470 Swanson Dr, Oviedo, FL 32765 - Elycia Tenney125.00
Star PuppyTaught by an AKC approved CGC Evaluator, this is an exciting program designed to get you and your puppy off to the best start. We could all use a little help with our manners, right? Our 6-week puppy class for dogs less than 6 months old covers the essentials of family life, housetraining, crate training, puppy biting, basic leash skills and simple obedience cues like sit, down, come, stay, no jumping and watch me. The classes are fun and help build your pup's confidence while socializing it to different dogs and people. We incorporate games and lots of fun into these classes. When completed, your puppy will be eligible for the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy® Program. Be proud of your well-mannered furry family member, call to reserve your spot today!
Start Them Out Right! FREE Puppy Socialization Class - Starting 06/10/2017
Saturday 10:00am1470 Swanson Dr, Oviedo, FL 32765 - Lina McGroartyFree*
Boy and PuppyGet your puppy off to the best start possible. Dog Behavior experts agree, proper puppy socialization is essential to the development of your dog and can prevent many future problems. Our 1-hour FREE Puppy class is for dogs less than 6 months old and will keep you in stitches watching your puppy interact with its classmates. Be sure to bring your camera. You will also see how much fun dog training is as your pup learns critical new skills through play. The class is full of games and exercises plus you will establish some important dog training skills to build on. Space is limited so register today before it's too late!
It's Never Too Late! Pet Dog Etiquette - Starting 06/22/2017
Thursday 6:00 pm1470 Swanson Dr, Oviedo, FL 32765 - Elycia Tenney165.00
Never Too lateFor puppies that graduated from a puppy class This is our 8-week curriculum designed for dogs older than 6 months old who have already graduated from a puppy class. This course focuses on reinforcing the puppy behaviors already learned to make sure they stick. We work on increasing the duration of behaviors like sit and stay and we increase the distance your dog will perform skills such as sit, down, come, stay, walk nicely, stand and leave it. You will really be able to impress your friends and family with your polite and well-mannered four legged family member. Classes are incredibly fun for you and your dog and help increase the bond you share. Register today before it's too late.
Therapy Dog Preparation - Starting 06/27/2017
Tuesday 6:00 pm1470 Swanson Dr, Oviedo, FL 32765 - Lina McGroarty180.00
Therapy PreparationBecome a Registered Therapy Dog Team: Does your dog love people? Do you want to spend quality time with your dog while helping others in need? Therapy dog teams are well trained and registered dogs and handlers who visit hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and other places to provide comfort and companionship to those in need. Join us for a 6 week long class that will prepare your obedient and friendly dog for the therapy dog registration test. Teach your dog how to work in a sometimes chaotic hospital environment; learn how to best support your partner during visits. This course will cover all test items included on most therapy dog tests. Contact us today about a free screener to help determine your eligibility for this class.
DogSmith "Fun Scent Games Level 1 - Starting 06/29/2017
Thursday 7:15 pm1470 Swanson Dr, Oviedo, FL 32765 - Elycia Tenney165.00
DogSmith Fun Scent GamesThis six week class meets for one hour and is limited to 6 dogs. Your dog will learn fun games to search for food. This popular dog sport enables you to wear your dog out mentally so it is ideal for active dogs, dogs with physical limitations or anyone who just wants to play a fun game with their dog. Dogs learn to systematically search boxes and other objects for hidden food. The level of difficultly increases each week and it is fascinating to watch the dogs catch scent and make a find. Dogs and parents give this class a very high rating for fun!