2023 Group Training Class Schedule

2023 Group Training Class Schedule at Pender Pet Retreat

6 week sessions of classes are $150.00

To register call (703) 631-9590

*All group classes run in 6-week sessions and are held on Saturday mornings or Tuesday evenings.*

TUESDAY Evening Classes beginning: September 5th, 2023  
PUPPY Kindergarten at 6:00 pm – 6:55pm
Dog Obedience – Level 1 at 7:00 pm – 7:55 pm
Class dates: September 5th, September 12th, September 19th, September 26th, October 3rd, and October 10th

SATURDAY Morning Classes beginning: September 9th, 2023
PUPPY Kindergarten at 9:00 am – 9:55am
Dog Obedience – Level 1 at 10:00 am – 10:55 am
Dog Obedience – Level 2 at 11:00am – 11:55am
Class dates: September 9th, September 16th, September 23rd, September 30th, October 7th, and October 14th

SATURDAY Morning Classes beginning: October 21st, 2023
PUPPY Kindergarten at 9:00 am – 9:55am
Dog Obedience – Level 1 at 10:00 am – 10:55 am
Dog Obedience – Level 2 at 11:00am – 11:55am
Class dates: October 21st, October 28th, November 4th, November 11th, November 18th, and December 2nd


All dogs must be up to date on vaccines that include Rabies (puppies under 4 months will not have the rabies vaccine), Distemper, and Bordetella. 

Please bring soft treats and a standard (non-retractable) 5-6′ leash to class.

Dogs that have issues with excessive barking, fear, or aggression should resolve these issues in private training prior to attending any group classes. Any dogs that exhibit such behavior in class will be unenrolled.

 Pender Puppy Kindergarten is for puppies from age 10 – 23 weeks. Off-leash play time socialization is offered with this comprehensive class for those new to dog ownership and savvy dog owners. The focus of Puppy Kindergarten is for pups to learn socialization and basic handling technique using a rewards-based approach. Topics covered include housebreaking, safe handling, mouthing, chewing, play biting, jumping, walking on a leash, grooming, barking, and more. 

 Pender Dog Obedience – Level 1 (previously called “Basic”) is for puppies and dogs starting at the age of 6 months old and up. A dog is never too old to learn new tricks! This comprehensive class is for savvy dog owners and those new to dog ownership. In this class, the focus shifts from rewards- to praise-based reinforcement. Topics include home management, discipline, and problem solving. Commands instructed include sit, down, come, stay, heeling, controlled leash walking, and more.

Pender Dog Obedience – Level 2 (previously called “Intermediate”) is for Puppy and Basic Obedience / Level 1 graduates that are at least 8 months of age and are ready to hone their skills. Training topics include hand signal exercises for the sit, down and stand, heeling with attention, recalls in distracting situations, finishes, improving and proofing stays, and sit and stand for examination. Owners will work hard to enhance their leadership skills and improve any canine behavioral issues. This course prepared the dog and owner to successfully complete the 10-step AKC Canine Good Citizen test for certification given on course completion. 

For more information on group classes and other training options at Pender Pet Retreat, please contact us at info@penderpetretreat.com. To register call (703) 631-9590.

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