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Pet Training Classes

Is a group class not 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.

Series

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

Dates

Class Name

Booking Details

January

Friday 1/6, 1/13, 1/20/23 at 5pm-6pm

Saturday 1/7, 1/14, 1/21 at 10am-11am

February

Friday 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 at 5pm-6pm

Saturday 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 at 10am-11am

March

Friday 3/3, 3/10, 3/17 at 5pm-6pm

Saturday 3/4, 3/11, 3/18 at 10am-11am

Well-Mannered Dog

Better Basics

Puppy 101

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep

Better Basics

Well-Mannered Dog

$99

$99

$99 

$99

$99

$99

January

Well-Mannered Dog

Friday 1/6, 1/13, 1/20/23 at 5pm-6pm 

$99

 

Better Basics

Saturday 1/7, 1/14, 1/21 at 10am-11am

$99

 

February

Puppy 101

Friday 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 at 5pm-6pm

$99

 

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep

Saturday 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 at 10am-11am

$99

 

March

Better Basics

Friday 3/3, 3/10, 3/17 at 5pm-6pm

$99

 

Well-Mannered Dog

Saturday 3/4, 3/11, 3/18 at 10am-11am

$99

Single Classes

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.

Dates

Class Name

Booking Details

January

Saturday 1/7 at 11am-12pm

Saturday 1/14 at 11am-12pm

Saturday 1/21 at 11am-12pm

Friday 1/27 at 5pm-6pm

Saturday 1/28 at 10am-11am

Saturday 1/28 at 11am-12pm

February

Saturday 2/4 at 11am-12pm

Saturday 2/11 at 11am-12pm

Saturday 2/18 at 11am-12pm

Friday 2/24 at 5pm-6pm

Saturday 2/25 at 10am-12pm

March

Saturday 3/3 at 11am-12pm

Saturday 3/11 at 11am-12pm

Saturday 3/18 at 11am-12pm

Friday 3/24 at 5pm-6pm

Saturday 3/25 at 10am-11am

Saturday 3/25 at 11am-12pm

Scent Work Games 1

Pub-Ready Pooch

Come Here

Scent Work Games 2

Don’t Jump

Loose Leash Walking

Help! My Dog is Afraid of Everything!

Scent Work Games 2

Don’t Dart Out the Door

Don’t Jump

Ask the Trainer Q&A

Scent Work Games 1

Pub-Ready Pooch

Puppy Socialization

Tricks

Recall Training

Don’t Jump

$30

$30

$30

$30

$30

$30

$30

$30

$30

$30

FREE

$30

$30

$30

$30

$30

$30

January

Scent Work Games 1

Saturday 1/7 at 11am-12pm

$30

 

Pub-Ready Pooch

Saturday 1/14 at 11am-12pm

$30

 

Come Here

Saturday 1/21 at 11am-12pm

$30

 

Scent Work Games 2

Friday 1/27 at 5pm-6pm

$30

 

Don’t Jump

Saturday 1/28 at 10am-11am

$50

 

Loose Leash Walking

Saturday 1/28 at 11am-12pm

$30

 

February

Help! My dog is Afraid of Everything!

Saturday 2/4 at 11am-12pm

$50

 

Scent Work Games 2

Saturday 2/11 at 11am-12pm

$30

 

Don’t Dart Out the Door

Saturday 2/18 at 11am-12pm

$30

 

Don’t Jump

Friday 2/24 at 5pm-6pm

$50

 

Ask the Trainer Q&A

Saturday 2/25 at 10am-12pm

Free

 

March

Scent Work Games 1

Saturday 3/3 at 11am-12pm

$30

 

Pub-Ready Pooch

Saturday 3/11 at 11am-12pm

$30

 

Puppy Socialization

Saturday 3/18 at 11am-12pm

$30

 

Tricks

Friday 3/24 at 5pm-6pm

$30

 

Come Here

Saturday 3/25 at 10am-11am

$30

 

Don’t Jump

Saturday 3/25 at 11am-12pm

$50

 

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 [email protected]