All Group Classes are conducted using our new safety protocols, including social distancing.

Specialty & Dog Sport Classes

Whether you and your dog just want to have fun or perhaps you realize they’re destined for a higher purpose, All About My Dog has a class to get you there! Specialty & Dog Sport Class sessions typically run from 2 to 6 weeks. Be sure to check the schedule prior to signing up.

(If you’re interested in single classes, learn more about our Workshops, Clinics, Outings & Events.)

Get Ready For Specialty Class!

Our NEW SAFETY PROTOCOL must be followed for all classes:

  • Face masks are required for all staff and students.
  • 6 feet of physical distancing is required at all times — inside the facility and outside in the parking lot and on the pea stones. A max of two dogs may use the outside pea stone area at the same time.
  • Before class: Remain in your car until invited into class by your instructor. 
  • Leave all your belongings in your car. No bags or personal items of any kind are allowed inside the facility. Pockets only. We offer cookie pouches for sale.
  • Bring to class: A 6-foot leash and yummy dog treats only. No long leashes, no long toys.
  • Entering class: At the start of class, your instructor will invite each dog/handler team into the facility one at a time.
  • On entering the facility, trainers will direct students to a designated training space. Please proceed to the farthest open training space. Designated spaces satisfy social distancing requirements.
  • Class size will be limited to 6 dogs per class. One dog, one handler.
  • Class will run for 45 minutes to ensure a thorough cleaning of common surfaces between classes. 
  • No students will be allowed in the facility during 15-minute cleaning intervals.
  • No dog-to-dog meets and greets are allowed before, during, or after class, inside the facility or outside. Unfortunately, no playtime.
  • Exiting class: At the end of class, your instructor will invite each dog/handler to exit the facility one at a time.
  • 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.

Fun & Games: Agility and Tricks

Fun & Games is more than just fun, although it’s that, too! Agility and tricks require teamwork, confidence, and leadership—the core values of The Lisa Rockland Method. In this class, you and your dog can expect to master traditional agility skills like the A-frame, tunnel, chute, and jumps, as well as fun tricks and new games that are tailored to your level. This is an active class so please wear comfortable, athletic footwear and bring lots of cookie treats (we have a great selection in our shop!). We work with non-aggressive dogs at all phases of development, plus owners of all ages—from middle schoolers who want to build self-confidence, to moms and dads who want to encourage better canine behavior, to folks who want to learn actual dog handling. All are welcome.

Note: This class is great on its own or as a complement to our regular training classes. Students are welcome to take this class as many times as they like: we will always be filtering in new dogs, making new obstacle courses, and adding new challenges so you can always keep improving your skills!

Details

2 – 6 week sessions: $56 – $168
(Please check the schedule.)


  • Classes are 50 minutes each and run for consecutive weeks for the length of the session.
  • 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 lesson.

Prerequisites

  • 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 behavior classes for fearful, reactive and aggressive dogs.
  • Adult dogs 9 months & over
  • 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 Specialty Dog Class guide

Fun & Games: Rally

AKC Rally® is a lot like agility but based more on fun tricks and everyday life skills. You and your dog will learn how to run through an obstacle course of under, over, and through, with the added brain challenge of tricks like “Stay”, “High Five”, and more! All are welcome.

Note: This class is great on its own or as a complement to our regular training classes. Students are welcome to take this class as many times as they like: we will always be filtering in new dogs, making new rally courses, and adding new challenges so you can always keep improving your skills!

Details

2 – 6 week sessions: $56 – $168
(Please check the schedule.)


  • Classes are 50 minutes each and run for consecutive weeks for the length of the session.
  • 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 lesson.

Prerequisites

  • For current AAMD students and alumni, or by invitation only.
  • No aggressive dogs allowed. If you have an aggressive dog please look at our behavior classes for fearful, reactive and aggressive dogs.
  • Adult dogs 9 months & over
  • 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 Specialty Dog Class guide

Dog Sports

Our Dog Sports program combines agility, rally, tricks, and other fun activities for the energetic dog. Exercise is essential and this class offers plenty of action, but we’ll also focus on exercising your dog’s brain. Agility, rally, and tricks all require leadership and teamwork. Develop focus and communication skills as you and your dog navigate elaborate rally courses together. Master distance commands to execute the perfect agility run. Learn new tricks to impress your friends—it’s a wonderful way to build a lasting bond with your dog. This class emphasizes fun over competition, so be prepared to have a blast! Dogs of all skill levels are welcome.

Details

2 – 6 week sessions: $56 – $168
(Please check the schedule.)


  • Classes are 50 minutes each and run for consecutive weeks for the length of the session.
  • 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 lesson.

Prerequisites

  • 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 behavior classes for fearful, reactive and aggressive dogs.
  • Adult dogs 9 months & over
  • 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 Specialty Dog Class guide

AKC-Certified Trick Dog Classes

Is your dog great at tricks? Are you looking to improve your canine communication skills? Do you just want to have fun with your best friend? In 4 weeks, well teach you and your dog the skills you need to earn a certified AKC Trick Dog title. At the Novice level, you’ll learn everything from sit, down, and stand to kiss-my-cheek, plus a host of good stuff in between. We offer rolling evaluations during class time that allow you to progress to the Intermediate, and Advanced levels at your own pace. If you want to go all the way, we’ll coordinate a program that allows you to qualify for the AKC Trick Dog Performer title. This class is the perfect complement to our CGC and Agility classes, and is designed for kids and adults who love working with their dogs. Let us help you reach your goal and have fun at the same time!

Details

2 – 4 week sessions: $56 – $112
(Please check the schedule.)


  • Classes are 50 minutes once per week at your selected day & time.
  • 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 lesson.

Prerequisites

  • 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 behavior classes for fearful, reactive and aggressive dogs.
  • 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 Specialty Dog Class guide