Dog Training Classes

Is a group class not right for you and your pet?

Try out a private lesson with our Certified Trainer

Group Training Classes

Your pet(s) will work in small groups to learn new behaviors, correct old habits and prepare for new situations. Group classes are offered in a 3-week series or single sessions. 

Our group behavior and training series are 3 weeks long and allow you to create, observe and sustain positive behaviors in your pet. 

Our single-session classes aim to work on improving specific behaviors and getting your pet ready and trained to excel in scenarios that are common issues for them.

November Training Classes

Canine Good Citizen Prep

Get ready for CGC Certification Testing
$ 99 For 3 1-hour classes
  • Each Thursday November 2nd - 16th @6pm
  • Work on refining skills necessary for CGC testing

Better Basics

Refining Obedience Skills
$ 99 For 3 1-hour classes
  • Each Sunday November 5th - 19th @11am
  • Skills include sit, stay, recall, leash walking and more

Well-Mannered Dog

Basic obedience skills for dogs 6m+
$ 99 For 3 1-hour classes
  • Each Friday November 3rd - 17th @5pm
  • Skills include sit, stay, recall, leash walking and more

Puppy 101

Basic skills for dogs under 6 months
$ 99 For 3 1-hour classes
  • Each Tuesday November 7th - 21st @5pm
  • Skills include sit, stay, recall, leash walking and more
Animal Welfare Association's Behavior Manager Liz training white dog with family.

Single Classes

  • Pub Ready Pooch - Saturday, 11/4 @10am

    Work on your dog’s ability to behave appropriately in public environments.

  • Scent Work Games 2 - Saturday, 11/11 @10am

    Intermediate to advances scent work to enrich and promote a happy, healthy dog

  • Don't Jump! - Saturday, 11/18 @10am

    Learn ways to keep your jumpy dog grounded in this special 1-hour class


Meet the Instructors

Elizabeth Stanley-Reicherter CBCC-Ka, CPDT-Ka, SBA – AWA Manager of Behavior Support and Training


Liz is a certified behavior consultant canine (CBCC- KA).  She is one of only 402 in the world.  Liz is also a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) and canine good citizen evaluator with a degree in Anthropology from New York University.  She specializes in finding solutions for behavioral challenged dogs, cats and small animals.  Liz designs and implements effective behavior modification plans to achieve behaviorally health animals within the shelter environment.  Ensuring the animals at AWA stay mentally and physically healthy is critical to AWA’s work.  To this Liz also teaches community workshops and public dog training classes.

The topics covered in AWA’s community workshops are diverse:  Listening to Your Dog for Girl Scout to Zoom sessions at Medford Leas about Clicker Training Cats to Proper Leash Walking and At Home Enrichment Toys 101 for the public.  The love of teaching others has helped Liz in her designing AWA’s staff and volunteer training program as well as in developing a future dog trainer mentoring program for college students.

Before joining AWA in 2015 Liz was an independent dog trainer focusing on problem behavior solving at the Dog Lady Dog Training.  She also volunteered and assisted with behavior modification at an open-admission high volume animal shelter on Long Island, NY.  With a strong focus on behavior and behavior modification she was able to increase the number of animal lives saved and lower animal relinquishments to that animal shelter.

Liz loves learning.  Her goal is to eventually secure the title of “Behaviorist,” a title reserved for only a few hundred trainers in the US.

When away from AWA Liz enjoys time on her farm with her son, husband and a house and barn yard of animals.

If you have any questions about the class please feel free to contact the AWA behavior team at [email protected]

Abby Pukenas - AWA Behavior Assistant

Animal Welfare Association Behavior Assistant Abby Pukenas petting dog.

Hi! My name is Abby and I am the Behavior Assistant here at the Animal Welfare Association.

I’m a lover of all animals! I have been working primarily with dogs in a professional training setting for over 4 years and I am currently studying at CATCH Trainers Academy to further my education.

I am always curious and eager to learn everything I can about animals to help better understand them. Learning about and helping animals is my passion!-