Group Classes & Pricing

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: TBD for Thursdays 2018
Time:
Thursdays at 5:00 PM
Location:
Camp Run-A-Mutt Chula Vista – Visit Camp’s website here!                                                                                                                                                                                     Price: $150; PAY at Camp Run-A-Mutt C.V. TO RESERVE YOUR DOG’S SPOT! 
Details:
Classes meet once a week for 5 classes total, meeting weekly. 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 – Outdoor Public Setting
Class Dates: Starting Tuesday, January 9th
Time: Tuesdays at 4:00 PM
Location: Outside Otay Pet Vets at Otay Ranch Town Center (mall) – Visit OPV’s website here!
Price: $150; PAY ONLINE TO RESERVE YOUR DOG’S SPOT!
Details: Classes meet once a week for 5 classes total, meeting weekly. 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 – Outdoor Public Setting
Class Dates: Starting Tuesday, January 9th
Time: Tuesdays @ 5 PM
Location: Outside Otay Pet Vets at Otay Ranch Town Center (mall)
Price: $150; PAY ONLINE TO RESERVE YOUR DOG’S SPOT!
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 – Outdoor Public Setting
Class Date: Late Winter 2018 Date TBD – accepting waitlist for students interested
Time: 9:00 AM (with a Group AKC CGC Test @ 10:15 AM, $10 additional cost)
Location: Outside Otay Pet Vets at Otay Ranch Town Center (mall)
Price: $30
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: Spring 2018 – accepting waitlist for students interested
Time: Saturdays 1 hours/ class
Location: Classes meet-up in different locations throughout San Diego
Price: $200
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: Spring/Summer 2018 Class TBD – accepting waitlist for students interested
Time: Saturdays 1.5 hours/ class
Location: Classes meet-up in different locations throughout San Diego
Price: $200
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