Adult Classes

At All About My Dog, we teach The Lisa Rockland Method, a unique behavior-based curriculum you won’t find anywhere else. Our method addresses the real-life issues you and your dog may be having as well as “traditional” and fun obedience learning.

Some people just teach tricks. Some people just teach behavior. We teach both.

Each of our foundation classes offers instruction appropriate to your dog’s age, stage of development and individual needs and behaviors. We’ll certainly teach you Come When Called, Sit, Down, Stay, Leave It, and all the other common obedience commands— but our ultimate goal is to help you create a dog that you can live with peacefully and happily. We want you to have a friend who can be a part of your family and all the fun things you do together: soccer games, the ferry, family gatherings, picnics in the park, camping, pet-friendly stores…anything and everything as long as you’re together!

Prepare for your Adult Class!

Important Requirement: Up-to-date medical records, including a negative fecal report dated within one year that states “no parasites seen,” must be submitted to us at least 72 hours prior to your first visit. See our Medical Requirements page to upload records and learn more. (There are no refunds or make-ups for classes forfeited due to missing or late fecal records.)

Upon Arriving at the Dog Center…
  • The entrance for arriving students is through the side door by the pea stones and red, white & blue fire hydrant.
  • Use our dog-friendly potty area if needed.
  • Wait by the side door until your trainer opens the door and invites you in. Do not enter through the front door.
  • Keep your dog leashed and close by your side at all times. Don’t approach other dogs.
What to Bring…
  • A 6-foot leash. (No retractable leashes. Anybody with a retractable leash will be asked to buy a standard one.)
  • A hungry dog! We’ll be using treats in class.
  • Healthy, soft treats. If you forget them, we have a great selection in our shop!
  • A treat pouch and/or pockets for your training items.
  • Poop bags. It’s a good habit to always have them with you.
  • Comfy clothes and athletic shoes – no high heels or boots, please!
  • An open and inquisitive mind. You’re likely to learn new information, and we want to make sure all of your questions are answered.

Adult 1:

Adult 2:

Adult 3:

Good Dog 101

ADULT 1:  7 MONTHS & UP

Good Dog 101 is fun, positive training designed to start you and your dog off on the right paw. Even if you’ve had your dog for a while, it’s never too late to start! You and your dog will learn Loose Leash Walking, Come When Called, Leave It, Stay and more. We will also answer questions about jumping on people, nutrition, exercise, and preventing unwanted behaviors like inappropriate chewing and barking – plus anything else you can think of. Our group class environment encourages socialization and emphasizes the importance canine body language—what is appropriate, what isn’t, and how to make it right. How you communicate with your dog determines whether or not it will translate into the behavior you’re asking for.

For extra socialization opportunities and to learn more about dog language and appropriate play you can also sign up for one of our Doggie Playgroups – a great compliment to your regular training class.

Details

4 Weeks: $120


  • Classes are 45 minutes each and meet once per week for 4 consecutive weeks.

  • Session length varies due to rolling admissions. Please check the schedule for session duration.

  • Sorry, no make-ups available. If you have to miss more than one class and would like to stay on track, we recommend a private training session. We offer these make-up sessions at a 15% discount because we want to help you succeed!

Prerequisites

  • New students welcome – we can’t wait to meet you!
  • No aggressive dogs allowed. If you have an aggressive dog please look at our behavior classes for fearful, reactive and aggressive dogs.
  • Dogs 7 months & older.
  • Up-to-date medical records, including a negative fecal report dated within one year that states “no parasites seen,” must be submitted to us at least 72 hours prior to your first visit. (There are no refunds or make-ups for classes forfeited due to missing or late fecal records.) See our Medical Requirements page to upload records and learn more.

  • Read our short Get Ready For Adult Dog Class guide.

Good Dog 102

ADULT 2:  7 MONTHS & UP

Now that you learned the skills in Good Dog 101, you and your dog are ready for more advanced distractions and true-life applications like appropriate behavior in a dog park, on a city street, at a soccer game, family gathering, and more. In Good Dog 102, you’ll learn to keep your dog calm and respectful in all situations – from going on an elevator to a subway train ride to a loose leash walk around the block. We will continue to answer your questions about how to live with your dog, address behavior issues that may arise, and refine your canine communication abilities. We’ll also introduce exciting new things from our specialty classes like Rally, Agility, CGC skills, useful tricks, and other fun things to enhance your relationship.

For extra socialization opportunities and to learn more about dog language and appropriate play you can also sign up for one of our Doggie Playgroups – a great compliment to your regular training class.

Details

4 Weeks: $120


  • Classes are 45 minutes each and meet once per week for 4 consecutive weeks.

  • Session length varies due to rolling admissions. Please check the schedule for session duration.

  • Sorry, no make-ups available. If you have to miss more than one class and would like to stay on track, we recommend a private training session. We offer these make-up sessions at a 15% discount because we want to help you succeed!

Prerequisites

  • Completed Good Dog 101 at AAMD or demonstrated required skill level in a Private Lesson.
  • Up-to-date medical records, including a negative fecal report dated within one year that states “no parasites seen,” must be submitted to us at least 72 hours prior to your first visit. (There are no refunds or make-ups for classes forfeited due to missing or late fecal records.) See our Medical Requirements page to upload records and learn more.

  • Read our short Get Ready For Adult Dog Class guide

Good Dog 103

ADULT 3:  7 MONTHS & UP

Building on the skill sets from Good Dog 102, now we’re ready to put all of your awesome work to the test! Good Dog 103 sees you heading towards off-leash fun, distance commands, reliable recalls, Stays with really enticing distractions, and other advanced skills that you’ll be able to use in real life and in our Dog Sports & Specialty classes. As a result of this class, you will have a canine companion who is confident, knows how to have fun, and will be a best friend for life. We will continue to answer your questions about how to live with your dog, address behavior issues that may arise, and refine your canine communication abilities. Expect more elements from our specialty classes like Rally, Agility, CGC skills, useful tricks, and other fun things to enhance your relationship. This is the last foundation level course in our class progression.

For extra socialization opportunities and to learn more about dog language and appropriate play you can also sign up for one of our Doggie Playgroups – a great compliment to your regular training class.

Details

4 Weeks: $120


  • Classes are 45 minutes each and meet once per week for 4 consecutive weeks.

  • Session length varies due to rolling admissions. Please check the schedule for session duration.

  • Sorry, no make-ups available. If you have to miss more than one class and would like to stay on track, we recommend a private training session. We offer these make-up sessions at a 15% discount because we want to help you succeed!

Prerequisites

  • Completed Good Dog 101 & Good Dog 102 at AAMD or demonstrated required skill level in a Private Lesson.
  • Up-to-date medical records, including a negative fecal report dated within one year that states “no parasites seen,” must be submitted to us at least 72 hours prior to your first visit. (There are no refunds or make-ups for classes forfeited due to missing or late fecal records.) See our Medical Requirements page to upload records and learn more.

  • Read our short Get Ready For Adult Dog Class guide