Thank you for your interest in our specialized dog training classes! We provide our dedicated expertise in obedience, therapy, and service dog training in fun, family-friendly, affordable group classes that are great for real-world commands and natural distractions. Whether your dog is learning obedience commands for the first time, or is in need of a refresher, classes allow for fast improvements, stronger socialization skills, and increased communication and bond between you and your dog. Classes can act as preventative measures to unwanted behaviors and tackle behavior modification needs. We use professional, safe, humane, and natural methods with the best training and handling approaches for each dog’s age, gender, personality, temperament, and motivation. We’d love to have you and your dog attend our next set of group classes!
Please note that the only way to complete enrollment and reserve your dog’s spot in group classes is to fully pay for the class prior to it filling up or 48 hours before the start date! For Group Classes, dogs that have dog or people aggression should enroll in private lessons before considering group classes.
Classes take place on the same day and time of the week as the start date.
Smart Start, Puppy/Beginner Group Classes- Classroom Setting
Class Dates: Starting Thursday, October 26th (This class will not meet on Nov. 16 and Nov. 23)
Time: Thursdays at 5:00 PM
Location: Camp Run-A-Mutt Chula Vista – PAY at Camp Run-A-Mutt C.V. TO RESERVE YOUR DOG’S SPOT!
Details: Classes meet once a week for 5 classes total. Class dates will be 10/26, 11/02, 11/9, 11/30, 12/07 (please note that there will be NO CLASSES on 11/16 & 11/23). Classes include over 30 crucial “basic” obedience commands and cover how to gain dominance, tackle hard to handle issues and important canine health and safety topics. Since a strong training foundation is vital, we require all dogs to take this class before enrolling in any other classes. Please Print: GSSD Introduction Training Guide
Smart Start, Puppy/Beginner Group Classes- Public Setting CLASS FULL, accepting waitlist
Class Dates: Starting Tuesday, October 24th (This class will not meet on Nov. 14)
Time: Tuesdays at 5:00 PM
Location: Outside Otay Pet Vets at Otay Ranch Town Center (mall) – PAY ONLINE TO RESERVE YOUR DOG’S SPOT! CLASS FULL, accepting waitlist
Details: Classes meet once a week for 5 classes total. Class dates will be 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/21, 11/28 (please note that there will be NO CLASS on 11/14). Classes include over 30 crucial “basic” obedience commands and cover how to gain dominance, tackle hard to handle issues and important canine health and safety topics. Since a strong training foundation is vital, we require all dogs to take this class before enrolling in any other classes. Please Print: GSSD Introduction Training Guide
Beyond Average, Intermediate Group Classes
Class Dates: Next Class TBD
Details: Classes meet once a week for 5 consistent weeks. Classes include over 20 essential obedience commands and cover how to increase your dog’s public safety, combining commands and weaning off treats, all while increasing your dog’s performance abilities and developing a more respectful and talented dog.
Prerequisite: Since a strong training foundation is vital, we require all dogs to take our Smart Start, Puppy/ Beginner Group Class before enrolling in this class or have a private evaluation appointment. Please Print: GSSD INTERMEDIATE OBEDIENCE COMMANDS
Life’s A Test, Advanced Boot Camp Group Class
Class Date: Fall Class Date TBD
Time: 9:00 AM (with a Group AKC CGC Test @ 10:15 AM, $10 additional cost)
Details: Class meets once for one hour to focus on preparing for the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Test. Class includes polishing all your dog’s obedience commands with the goal to not need to use any treats or correction aids, while getting your dog to respond to the first verbal command given.
Prerequisite: Since passing the AKC CGC Test is a pre-requirement for any therapy or service dog skills, we require all dogs to take our Beginner and Intermediate Group Classes before enrolling in this class or have a private evaluation appointment. Please Print: GSSD Advanced Testing Notes
Advanced, Out & About Group Classes
Class Dates: Fall Class in-progress
Time: Saturdays 1 hours/ class
Location: Classes meet-up in different locations throughout San Diego
Details: Classes meet for a total of 5 sessions, and include an AKC Urban CGC Test at the last class. Classes include public practice and performance of all needed advanced obedience and therapy dog commands based on various AKC and Therapy Dog testing standards! Space is limited to 5-8 students only, so sign-up soon to reserve your spot.
Prerequisite: Students must have already met GSSD minimal requirements for advance level before enrolling in this class. Please Print: Advanced Out & About Group Class_Fall 2017
Service Dogs, Out & About Group Classes
Class Dates: Summer 2017 Class completed – Next class TBD for Spring 2018 (SIGN-UP for the waitlist with GSSD Team Member Michelle)
Time: Saturdays 1.5 hours/ class
Location: Classes meet-up in different locations throughout San Diego
Details: Classes meet for a total of 4 sessions, usually over a 2 month period. Classes include public practice and performance of all needed service dog skilled tasks based on the students’ diagnosed disabilities! Classes also include group counseling and support related to various mobility/medical disabilities and service dog access. These classes are for real service dogs, since we don’t train fake ones!
Prerequisite: Students must have already met GSSD minimal requirements for service dog verification and all dogs must be working in a GSSD vest before enrolling in this extra practice and support class. Please Print: Service Dog Out & About Group Class_Spring 2017 and GSSD COMMAND EVALUATION_03.21.17
Board & Train: Is your dog going to Camp this summer?
Training Add-on Packages at Camp Run-A-Mutt Chula Vista
Allow your dog to work with our specialized trainer to practice manners, learn new tricks and games, all while exercising and socializing at Camp Run-A-Mutt Chula Vista! We have a variety of customized private dog training add-on services to meet any training goals. Let us help you set-up your pup’s personalized package today so you can make your dog’s stay at camp even more productive, educational and fun!
1 Hour Private Boot Camp: $80*
This package is ideal for training reinforcement, specific problem management, or dogs needing an “Alpha Check” or trainer supervised group play. Includes:
• 1 hour private training lesson with trainer
• 5 obedience commands
• Initial consultation and progress report from trainer sent to your email
6 Hours Private Boot Camps (3 Days): $450*
This package is perfect for proactive training to improving your dog’s performance abilities while developing a more respectful and talented dog. Includes:
• 2 hours private training lessons per day with trainer
• 15 obedience commands
• Initial consultation and post evaluation with trainer
• Personalized training appointment notes sent to your email
*Please note that during Boot Camps the trainer just works directly with your dog. If you need a private lesson with the trainer and your dog, please visit our website for our private training packages.
To learn more about how you can get your dog a personalized training program, please contact us. See Camp Run-A-Mutt Info Here!