Group Classes - Northern Tails Dog Training

Group Classes

Now Offering Classes in the Spokane Valley!

There are two class locations: Clayton (Deer Park) and Spokane Valley.  The training studio in Clayton is nestled in the woods with fenced areas for off-leash play and training. The facility in the Spokane Valley is in a more urban environment,  located adjacent to Doggyland Daycare at 10021 E. Knox Avenue.

All Classes in Clayton are 6 weeks/$110 Limit: 8 dogs
All Classes in Spokane Valley are 6 weeks/$135 Limit: 7 dogs
Reactive Dog Class in Spokane is 8 weeks/$350 Limit: 4 dogs

You can register either online or by phone at 276-9118

Entry Level Classes – 2017 schedule

Puppy Kindergarten ~ for pups under 6 months ~ Basic training +  supervised social time. Big dogs learn to play with small dogs, outgoing dogs learn to play gently with introverted dogs. 

Dogs that are polite in ALL company do not happen by accident – you will learn how to supervise dog-to-dog interactions and help your pup be polite and stay safe.

In Clayton  – Saturdays    11:30 – 12:30
November 4th – December 16th (skip thanksgiving weekend) < Full

In Spokane Valley – Sundays    11:30 – 12:30
November 5th – December 17th (skip thanksgiving weekend) < Full
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Headstart ~ for dogs over 6-months of age ~ The same basic curriculum as Puppy K  with special attention paid to address the needs of the developmental stage of this age group.
In Clayton  – Saturdays    1:00 – 2:00
November 4th – December 16th (skip Thanksgiving weekend) < 4 spots left
In Spokane Valley – Sundays    1:00 – 2:00
November 5th – December 17th (skip Thanksgiving weekend) < 3 spots left
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Intermediate and Beyond – 2017 schedule

Prep School ~  For puppy and headstart graduates and dogs who have completed an entry level class at another training school. Improves upon basic obedience learned in previous class. You will learn how to use a clicker in this class In Clayton – Saturdays 10:00 – 11:00
November 4th – December 16th (skip thanksgiving weekend) < 6 spots left

In Spokane Valley – Sundays 10:00 – 11:00
November 5th – December 17th (skip thanksgiving weekend) < 4 spots left
 How to Register

Beyond the Back Yard: Teach Your Dog to Listen Anytime, Anywhere!  Curriculum based on a book written by Denise Fenzi.It is one thing to teach sit, down or to recall when on a leash or with cookie in hand; it is another to maintain these behaviors in real world situations – outside when things are happening and no cookie is available. 

Yes, it is reasonable to get this level of cooperation from your dog, but it requires time and effort – like most things in life. This class will set you up for a lifetime of success.

Beyond The Back Yard: Train Your Dog to Listen Anytime, Anywhere! by Denise Fenzi - PRE-ORDER including Shipping

In Clayton – Saturdays 2:30 – 3:30 Class size is limited to 6
The book is required for class. It will be available for sale in class for $20 (Includes tax). Or you can purchase online
Next session in Clayton will be in 2018
In Spokane Valley – Sundays 2:30 – 3:30 Class size is limited to 6
The book is required for class. It will be available for sale for $20 (Includes Tax). Or you  can purchase online.
Next session in Spokane will be in 2018
Pre-Requisites: This is not a beginner class. It is advised that you and your dog have attended a beginning and intermediate class. But, minimally, your dog must know basic behaviors – sit, stay, come and loose leash walking if you are holding a cookie.Dogs should be roughly one year of age or older. Also suitable for more mature pups under a year. If uncertain about your dog, just ask!Dogs must be social and not have exhibited fearful or anti-social behavior towards dogs or humans. 
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Total Recall: Create a Boomerang Dog! ~  What is a boomerang dog? One that will come to you like a rocket every time you call. This class is 100% dedicated to teaching come-when-called.See Lydia “Come!” in THIS SHORT VIDEO (Click Here)

In Spokane – Sundays 2:30 – 3:30


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Reactive Dog Class-8 weeks/$350
For dogs that struggle to remain relaxed when they see other dogs while on a leash. There will be two certified instructors and an assistant in the room. Four students maximum.
In Spokane Valley – Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30
Next session offered in late winter, 2018
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