Pet Training Classes

Is a group class not for you and your pet? Try out a private lesson with our Behavior Manager.

Group Training Classes


Sunday, October 2, 9, 16   10am – 11am      Canine Good Citizen Prep     $99     SIGN-UP HERE

Sunday, October 2, 9, 16   11am – 12pm      Better Than Basics     $99     SIGN-UP HERE

Saturday, October 8, 15, 22   1pm – 2pm      Well Mannered Dog     $99     SIGN-UP HERE

Wednesday, October 12, 19, 26   5pm – 6pm      Puppy 101     $99     SIGN-UP HERE

Wednesday, November 2, 9, 16   5pm – 6pm      Well Mannered Dog     $99     SIGN-UP HERE

Monday, November 7, 14, 21   5pm – 6pm      Puppy 101     $99     SIGN-UP HERE


Sunday, October 9th at 1pm-2pm     Puppy Socialization     $30    SIGN-UP HERE 

Saturday, October 15th at 10am-11am    Come Here!     $30    SIGN-UP HERE 

Sunday, October 16th at 1pm-2pm    Pub Ready Pooch     $30    SIGN-UP HERE 

Saturday, October 22nd at 10am-11am    Scent Work Games 2     $30    SIGN-UP HERE 


The Well Mannered Dog introduces dog owners to canine training methods, suggests tips to make training fun and easy, and covers the importance of why good manners matter. AWA’s knowledgeable and friendly instructors believe that every interaction you have with your dog teaches him something. All…
Elizabeth Stanley-Reicherter CPDT-KA, ABCDT – AWA Behavior Coordinator


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