Outdoor Social Distance Workshops

In response to COVID-19, we now offer Outdoor Workshops that adhere to social distance guidelines. All Outdoor Workshops are non-contact. Dog and handler will observe at least 6 feet of social distance from other dogs and humans, including trainers. Outdoor Workshops are 45 minutes, instead of 50 minutes, so that students have ample time to transition safely. Our workshop schedule will reflect our regular class syllabus to make sure you are still getting the information you need and want! You can sign up for as many of these theme-focused workshops as you want, whenever you want. Just pick the Workshop that targets your dog’s specific needs! (New students are encouraged to attend the first 3 workshops in sequence.) Please read our Get Ready Guide below prior to your first class.

Note: upon reopening, Outdoor Workshops will be the only classes we offer until further notice.

Class Credits

If you were in a class that was canceled, you now have class credits for your unused visits. These credits will automatically be applied to your Outdoor Workshop purchase during online checkout. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Get Ready For Outdoor Social Distance Workshops

Outdoor Workshops are conducted in the parking lot near the dog entrance (on the left as you pull in). Park on the right-hand side of the parking lot. Social distancing of at least 6 feet must be observed at all times (including dog-to-dog). Please walk from your car to the training area with your dog one student at a time. Wait in your car until no other students are in the parking lot before joining the workshop.

  • YOU MUST WEAR MAKS AT ALL TIMES.
  • Bring ONLY a 6-foot leash (no retractable leashes) and healthy soft treats with you to the training area.
  • Keep water, a water bowl, a long line, and a long toy in your car in case needed. (All available for purchase by request.)
  • Only one handler is allowed per dog. A second handler is allowed by request only. Please contact your trainer prior to class for permission.
  • No students are allowed in the building unless a bathroom break is 100% necessary. If you must come inside, nothing comes inside with you.
  • DO NOT come to class if: You feel sick, you’ve been in contact with anyone who is sick, or you’ve been out of the country in the past two weeks. We will credit you for the class.
  • Wear comfy clothes and athletic shoes – no high heels or boots, please!

  • Required: Provide up-to-date medical records, including a negative fecal report stating “no parasites seen,” prior to your first class. (There are no refunds or make-ups for classes forfeited due to missing fecal records.) See our medical guidelines for more info.

Outdoor Social Distance Workshops

Returning students should feel free to sign up for any workshop that meets their dog’s needs, as long as our new Level Requirements are met. We recommend that new students sign up for the first 3 workshops in sequence and according to our Level Requirements. If you are a current Behavior student, please see the Outside Behavior Workshops below. Please read our Get Ready Guide above prior to your first class.

Outdoor Workshops include…

  • Build Your Foundation: Settle, Follow, Come (Available for Beginner and Intermediate)
    Learn how to calm your dog, using communication tools that makes sense to your dog. Build the foundation skills of follow and come when called. Teach your dog to be calm and attentive in new and unfamiliar places and situations. (Workshop #1 for new students.)
  • Loose Leash Walking, No Pulling, & Recall (Available for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced)
    Learn to have your dog walk with you nicely without pulling! Also learn the foundational skills to teach a fun and reliable recall! (Workshop #2 for new students.)
  • Leave it, No Jumping, & Stay (Available for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced)
    Do you want to stop your dog jumping on you, your guests, and your tables? Does your dog leave things while you are right there but as soon as your gone they take it? Can your dog leave it when someone is offering it a treat? Depending on your dog’s level, we’ll teach and reinforce safe and proper etiquette. (Workshop #3 for new students.)
  • Long Lines, Distance Commands, & Distance Control (Available for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced)
    Do you want to be able to have your dogs do their tricks not only when they’re right next to you? Do you want them to listen when you tell them to leave it or come at a distance? This Workshop is right for you!
  • Trick Dog (Available for Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced)
    Have fun while learning the tricks required for each level of the Trick Dog test. Have the opportunity to pass the test during class!
  • CGCA Prep & Test (All levels in one workshop)
    Practice the skills needed to pass the Canine Good Citizen Advanced Test. Everyone is welcome to take this workshop whether you are ready to pass, just learning, or just want to see what it is all about! The elements of the CGCA test are great for everyone to know! It tests if your dog can act appropriately in public settings!
  • College Prep (Available for Masters only)
    Your regular College Prep class in Workshop form.
  • Masters (Available for Masters only)
    Your regular Masters class in Workshop form.
  • Pack Walks (Available for Masters only)
    Practice your skills in the real world. Take a walk with old and new friends while practicing all of your skills!  (Masters only)

We are in the process of scheduling Outdoor Workshops. Sign-ups will be available soon! Contact barkback@allaboutmydog.com for more information.

New Level Requirements

BEGINNER:  Under 6 months old.

INTERMEDIATE:  6 months and older.

ADVANCED:  Completed Good Dog 101, or Puppy 3.

MASTER:  College Prep and Masters students, some Behavior 102 students, or by invitation.

NEW STUDENTS:  We recommend attending the first 3 workshops in sequence.

Details

1 outdoor workshop: $28


  • Workshops are 45 minutes and meet only once.
  • Sorry, no make-ups available.

Prerequisites

  • See Level Requirements below.
  • New students welcome – we can’t wait to meet you! (No class placement evaluation needed.)
  • No aggressive dogs allowed. If you have an aggressive dog please look at our Outdoor Behavior Workshops below.
  • Up-to-date medical records, including a negative fecal report stating “no parasites seen,” must be on file at AAMD prior to your first visit. (There are no refunds or make-ups for classes forfeited due to missing fecal records.) See our medical guidelines for more info.

  • Read our short Get Ready For Outdoor Workshops guide.

Outdoor Workshops for Behavior Students

Our Outdoor Behavior Workshops are designed to mirror the training in the regular Behavior 101 and Behavior 102 classes, which are currently suspended during our soft opening from May 26th until further notice. New students should sign-up for Behavior 101 Workshops, while returning students should continue with the workshop that matches their current progress. Please read our Get Ready Guide above prior to your first class.

We are in the process of scheduling Outdoor Behavior Workshops. Sign-ups will be available soon! Contact barkback@allaboutmydog.com if you have any questions.

Details

1 outdoor behavior workshop: $45


  • Each workshop is 45 minutes.
  • Behavior 101 requires enrollment in 3 consecutive workshops.
  • Sorry, no make-ups available.

Prerequisites

  • New students welcome – we can’t wait to meet you! (No class placement evaluation needed.)
  • Dogs & puppies 16 weeks or older.
  • Up-to-date medical records, including a negative fecal report stating “no parasites seen,” must be on file at AAMD prior to your first visit. (There are no refunds or make-ups for classes forfeited due to missing fecal records.) See our medical guidelines for more info.

  • Read our short Get Ready For Outdoor Workshops guide.