Group Classes ARE CURRENTLY on hiatus

Our small group classes held in partnership with Pet Food Express Terra Linda are currently taking a little break.  Please contact us for details on private lessons at your home or at the store or to be put on the list for future group classes.  

Beginning Family Dog Manners

Skills taught include: sit, down, stay, polite greetings, polite leash walking, recall, attention, leave it, and general self control around distractions. Class size is 5 or fewer dogs, so each team gets lots of individual attention. Appropriate for any dog over 4 months of age that has completed all vaccinations including Rabies and IS DOG AND PEOPLE FRIENDLY.  

Continuing Family Dog Manners

Further develop the skills begun in the beginning family dog or puppy class.  The level 2 class focuses on real-life skills such as go to your mat, wait, sits and downs from a distance, leash skills and more distracting recalls and extended stays. Class size is 5 or fewer dogs, so each team gets lots of individual attention. Appropriate for any dog that has completed either the Beginning Puppy Class or the Beginning Family Dog Class with ODT.

Beginning Puppy Class

Beginning socialization, management, handling, and manners class for puppies 9-16 weeks old at the start of the series. Focus is on developing confidence and a love of training in both the dog and handler. Class size is 6 or fewer dogs, so each team gets lots of individual attention. One set of shots is required at least 7 days before class begins, pup must have lived in your home for one week, and shots should be kept up-to-date during the course.

For More information, please email info@optimistdog.com

I’ve been to several other dog-training classes over the last 25 years and yours is by far the most successful and easiest to follow!
— Cynthia M.