Drop-in Classes & Play


Conformation Handling

We offer the only rewards-based conformation practice in Seattle. Come see us and get ready to show!

When:

Monday evenings, 7pm

Enrollment:

$15 at the door, punch cards available.

Next class:

Monday, 7pm - Aug 20th

What you need:

Your dog, bait, a fixed loop or martingale show lead, enthusiasm!

Please no choke or slip leads in class. Thank you!

Curious about this policy? click here.

RSVP required - andrea@ucladogs.com

We are outdoors at the Center for Urban Horticulture!(click for a map)
3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle.
We will meet near staff parking on the west end of Merrill Hall.

Punch cards are available for a discounted price of 5 sessions for $60, good for 3 months. Please inquire with Andrea.


Puppy Play Group

Come socialize your puppy and make him a canine super-star! Pups must be between 8 and 18 weeks old and have had at least one round of vaccinations

When:

Tuesday evenings, 6:15pm

Enrollment:

$15 cash or check at the door

Next class:

Tuesday, 6:15pm - Sept 4th

What you need:

Your puppy and an interest in learning! If it is your first time with us, please bring proof of vaccination. Even if you have recently, or are currently enrolled in class. No admittance without it!


Small Dog Play Group

Bring your small dog (under 30lb) and join the party! Play group is designed for well-socialized dogs who enjoy interacting with others, are fully immunized and in good health.

When:

Tuesday evenings, 7:30pm

Enrollment:

$15 cash at the door

Next class:

Tuesday, 7:30pm - Sept 4th

What you need:

Just you and your dog! First time attendees must bring proof of current vaccinations, even if you have recently, or are currently enrolled in class. Dogs who have transitioned from Puppy Group must present updated vaccinations.

Starting back in September!
We maintain only those training methods approved by the AHA, so please, even in play groups, choke chains, prong collars or other aversive based training/husbandry techniques are not allowed. Thank you for maintaining UCLA Dogs as a "dog friendly" place!


What Play Group is Not

We love dogs! Even the socially awkward ones. However, if your adolescent or adult dog is reactive, extremely shy, or very uncomfortable in the presence of other dogs, Small Dog Play is not for you and your pal.
Small Dog play is not a fixed group and styles range from dogs that just come to hang out to those that enjoy a good romp.Because of that, it can be very stressful for dogs that ramp-up, avoid or shut-down in the presence of other dogs.Small Dog Play is meant to be a place for well socialized dogs that have good play skills to come and have a good time.If you and your dog need a little help, please contact us and let us know.Thanks!

Who teaches your conformation class anyway?

Andrea Stone CCS CDW is the conformation class and practice instructor. She has over 20 years of experience in the conformation ring, handling many different breeds from Toy Poodle to Borzoi and spanning several Groups. With an extremely limited breeding program, more than half of the dogs bearing her kennel name have "finished" and won top honors including Reserve Winners Dog at the BCOA National Specialty, and many National Specialty placements over the years.

She has trained dogs from every Group, from Toy to Working, Hound to Herding. Her most recent show dog earned her conformation championship at 1 year of age, has been nationally ranked in Rally, Lure Coursing and Breed.

What all of this means is that Andrea has the breadth and depth of knowledge and enthusiasm to assist you in training your dog for the show ring, regardless of breed.