Black_DogRegister NowThe #1 reason millions of dogs are in shelters is because of behavior problems. Often these dogs just lack the basic skills they need to live with people. Register now for a professional training class, offered at a discount to ARF’s adopted dogs.

Puppy Manners

Puppies up to six months of age. Puppies must have had one round of vaccines at least 7 days before attending their first class. This class will cover basic doggy manners, as well as topics of concern raised by class members, with an emphasis on puppy and adolescent dog issues.

Basic Manners

For dogs six months and older. This class will cover basic doggy manners, as well as topics of concern raised by class members.

Saturdays, 10:10-11:10am
6 weekly sessions

All classes will be held in the ARF Training Center, which is next door to the Adoption Center. Cost for a 6-week session is $125 ($25 discount for dogs adopted from ARF or who have completed at least one previous round of classes with ARF).

Intermediate Manners

For dogs of all ages that have completed Basic Manners, Puppy Manners, or equivalent. This class will cover intermediate training skills, such as self-control and working with distractions. This class is an appropriate next step for those working towards AKC Canine Good Citizen certification, therapy dog work, or who would just like to continue their training. This class is also intended for those who have completed Intermediate Manners, but would like to continue their work towards one of these certifications. The difficulty of the exercises will be adjusted based on the skill of the dog/handler team.

Saturdays, 11:20am-12:20pm
4 weekly sessions

All classes will be held in the ARF Training Center, which is next door to the Adoption Center. Cost for a 6-week session is $90 ($20 discount for dogs adopted from ARF or who have completed at least one previous round of classes with ARF).

For more information call 410-643-8700 or email lennea@arfusa.org.

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