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Welcome to UCLA Dogs! We have a variety of group classes we are happy to offer.


Most of our 6 week classes are $180*, with the occasional exception for specialty classes. Prices and shopping cart will appear on our signup page when you select your course and session.

Note: No children under the age of 8 permitted without express permission from your instructor. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

*Due to the rise in cost of, well, everything, enrollment change takes effect in March 2014

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Puppy PreSchool
This is a 1 hour long 6 week * course that covers the following goals:

Socialization - puppy grows to be comfortable and calm around strangers, other dogs, as well as confident in new environments.

Temperament - Puppy develops a soft mouth and is comfortable being handled while learning to control impulses.

Behavior - Sit, Down, Stand, Walk on a Loose Leash, Anti-jump, Leave it. In short, essential useful tools are learned and reinforced

Dogs in this class must be under 18 weeks of age and must have had their first series of shots. The first class is a 2 hour orientation without dogs and may be combined with other classes dependent upon scheduling.

*Classes consisting of fewer than 3 students may be rescheduled.
Sign up for Puppy PreSchool
Puppy Kindergarten
This is a 1 hour long 6 week course*. Puppies in this class are rapidly growing into adolescent dogs. Class focuses on good manners including loose leash walking and relaxed heel, emergency recall, sit- and down-stay and continued socialization, play skills and handling desensitization. This class also emphasizes teaching young dogs to control their own impulses.

Dogs in this class must have already attended UCLA's PreSchool or an equivalent first puppy class and must also be under 28 weeks of age. As always, vaccinations are required.

*Classes consisting of fewer than 3 students will be condensed to 3 private or semi-private sessions.
Sign up for Puppy Kindergarten
Primary School
This is a 1 hour long 6 week* course. Learn loose leash walking, relaxed heel, “the basics” (sit, down, stand and stay) as well as building a reliable recall. Also covered are jumping, searching the counters for food, mouthing, demand barking and more.

Dogs in this class must be over 18 weeks of age and be fully immunized. Please note: The first class is a 2 hour orientation without dogs and may be combined with other classes dependent upon scheduling.

*Classes consisting of fewer than 3 students will be condensed to 3 private or semi-private sessions.
Sign up for Primary School
Middle School
This is a 1 hour long 6 week* course. Middle School is an intermediate obedience class picking up where Primary School leaves off. Continue work on position changes and recall skills. Increase the “3 D’s” of training: distance at which you issue commands, the duration which your dog is able to hold position and the level of distraction in which your dog is able to successfully perform. This class is for dogs and owners with good skills looking to improve.

Dogs in this class must be Kindergarten or Primary School (or equivalent – please contact us at trainer@ucladogs.com) graduates and be fully immunized. If you are having difficulty with lunging and/or barking at people or dogs on leash, “reactivity” or similar concerns, please contact us about private training.

*Classes consisting of fewer than 3 students will be condensed to 3 sessions.
Sign up for Middle School
Basic Tricks
In this 6 week course of one hour sessions, learn to relax and train just for the FUN of it. In Basic Tricks class you will learn how to utilize a number of training techniques in order to teach your dog just about anything! Tricks covered in this class include: sit pretty, roll over, shake paws, take a bow, jump through a hoop, spin, give kisses, commando crawl, and more.

Advanced Tricks

In this 4 week course of one hour sessions, take your Tricks super star to the next level! In Advanced Tricks class you will continue to utilize varied training techniques in order to teach your dog new exciting behaviors. We will move on to more complicated tasks as well as “behavior chaining”.

In both Tricks classes, dogs must be over 20 weeks of age and have a good grasp on basic obedience. It will be helpful if you have already "charged" a marker sound such as the clicker or a word.
Sign up for Basic or Advanced Tricks
Introduction to Rally
Are you interested in competing in Rally-O? Not sure what it is, but interested in a new activity you and your dog can do together? Come learn how with us!

The dog and handler team move continuously through a course of 10-20 signs in a heel position. At each station they perform the indicated exercise then move to the next sign. Unlimited communication is encouraged between dog and handler.

With a good grasp on basic commands dog and handler can have a fun bonding experience. UCLA’s focus is on team building and fun for you and your dog. To begin this class, it is helpful that your dog has a grounding in sit, down, casual heel, and stay but they needn't be perfect. To this end, we do require that you and your dog have been through Primary School or an equivalent class.

This is a 6 week course consisting of 1 hour sessions. Classes consisting of fewer than 3 students will be condensed to 3 private or semi-private sessions.
Sign up for Introduction to Rally
Introduction to Conformation
In this 6 week course of one hour sessions, learn to show your dog and have FUN! In Introduction to Conformation you will learn the basics of how to show your dog. Topics included are how to enter a show, how dog shows work, canine anatomy & jargon, gaiting, stacking, standing for examination and more.

Dogs must up to date on vaccinations and comfortable in the presence of other dogs. This class concentrates on AKC shows and will touch on IABCA and CKC shows as well. Remember, AKC & CKC conformation dogs must be intact. No in-season females will be allowed in class. The first session is without dogs.

UCLA Dogs uses only methods approved by the American Humane Association. Classes consisting of fewer than 3 students will be rescheduled.
Sign up for Introduction to Conformation Class
Conformation Practice
Drop-in conformation practice is held Tuesday evenings at our Seattle location (outdoors, weather permitting). Class is not offered year round, please check our calendar.

Practice is $10 cash at the door. Our trainers abide by American Humane Association guidelines, so martingale and fixed collars only in this class, please.
Sign up for a Conformation Class
Come! A Recall Refresher
In this 4 week course of one hour sessions, come to brush-up on and perfect your dog’s recall skills. In ‘Come! A Recall Refresher’ you will learn how to obtain rock solid “casual” and “emergency” recalls. We will show you how to teach your dog to come when called reliably both in every day settings and when it’s a matter of life or death.

Dogs must be over 20 weeks of age and have a grasp on basic obedience. It will be helpful if your dog is well socialized and able to focus in a class room environment.

Note: No children under the age of 8 permitted without express permission from your instructor. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Sign up for Come! A Recall Refresher
Agility Foundations
Are you considering a future in Agility? Or just interested in doing something a little different with your dog? This is the class for you!

In this 6 week course of one hour sessions, the emphasis will be on "flat work" and focus the all-important basic skills and needed to successfully navigate an Agility course. There may be some obstacle work as well, including jumps, tunnels and the wobble board . Would-be competitors will get the quality foundation they need and everyone else can just have some fun! It will be helpful for dogs to have basic attention and obedience skills. The clicker or a marker word will be used in this class. Note: No children under the age of 8 permitted without express permission from your instructor. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

On rare occasion there are changes or typos in the schedule. Please be sure to read all pre-class emails thoroughly.
Sign up for Agility Foundations
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