Group Training

Yips to Licks! Puppy Socialization118965350_1100418127044766_6246892300799114432_o

Socialization helps your puppy become acclimated to all types of sights, sounds, and smells in a positive manner. These classes not only help your puppy begin to understand basic commands but also exposes them to other dogs and people. This class blends socialization and preliminary obedience to prepare your puppy for the next level. 

More importantly, it starts you and your puppy off on the right path to a good bond.

Age:  puppies 8 weeks to 6 months
Prerequisite: none

Sit, Stay, Ok! Basic Obedience

This class covers sit, down, come, stay, loose leash walking and a variety of other exercises.  Your dog will learn to work through distractions and 119843191_1110369669382945_8680214797415634117_oyou learn how to teach good behavior in the real world. Each week includes homework with skills to work on before the next class.
Age:  dogs 6 months and older
Prerequisite: none

You’re a GOOD dog! Advanced Obedience


This class is designed for dogs who are working on furthering their foundation. Exercises will be conducted in a variety of areas to work on proofing and distractions. Off-leash stays, recalls and heeling are worked 
extensively to ensure your dog is solid. New exercises such as jumping and holding objects will be added. At this level, the expectations 
are that you are working with your dog every day at least 20 minutes to strengthen your training.

Age:  10 months and older
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience

Young Dog, Old Dog, Trick Dog! Tricks Class I & II

You probably don’t realize it but you have already taught your dog to do lots of tricks! Sit, down, stand, stay or come? Those are just like tricks! Teaching behaviors and tricks are often interchangeable.  Teaching and learning tricks also encourages a great bond with your dog. Whether luring, capturing or shaping the behavior, you will be astonished at how quickly your dog will catch on! Tricks that are covered in the class include:


  • Shake (both paws)
  • Circle & Spin
  • Rollover
  • Weave (between legs or polls)
  • Return (sit between legs)
  • Bark on cue (“Speak”)
  • Back Up
  • Crawl (dog on belly, crawls at least 5 feet)
  • Find it (find treat hidden under cup)
  • Get your ___________. (Leash, brush, name of toy)
  • Hand signals (down, sit, or come)
  • High five
  • Paws up (2 front paws on low stool or step)
  • Touch it (hand or target stick)

Tricks learned will be determined prior to class starting. The number of tricks depends on the work you and your dog put in at home!

Tricks are also taught so that you can work on getting your AKC Trick Title! Click here for more information.
Age:  6 months and older
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience

Dogalates! Core & Strength

Just like humans dogs can benefit from building core strength, balance and stability. We all care about our dogs and this will help with many aspects of their health. It can help dogs of any age, from puppy development to the senior dog that has lost strength and stability from age related weakness.

This class also is also a workout for the human. You can choose to workout with your dog or just have your dog workout. 

**Safety is priority** BLOF has balance and stability exercises for all dogs and will ensure that safety comes first! All exercises for humans and dogs can be modified.

Age:  Any age
Prerequisite: None


Canine Freestyle! Groovin with Your Dog

Explore the exciting world of Canine Freestyle in this fun filled class! Freestyle is a creative sport that combines tricks, music and dancing! Bond with your dog, develop a great partnership and have a blast with your dog! It’s okay if you do not have any dancing experience, all are welcome.

What to expect to learn in this class?

Pivoting/ hind end awareness, positioning (heel, side, front, follow), backing up, weaves, spin, bow, kicks.

Categories within freestyle 
Choosing Music 
Using Props
Ring Space
Costume considerations 
What to expect at a live show
Video options

Hopefully by the end of class everyone can perform a short, basic routine!

Age:  Any age
Prerequisite: None


Brain Games! The Mind at Work

Looking for some fun ways to entertain your dog, boost their confidence and stimulate their mind? If so start adding some brain games into their routine. Mental stimulation enriches our dogs lives by giving them something meaningful to do.

Age:  Any age
Prerequisite: None


Attention! Focus & Control

This class will focus on your relationship with you and your dog. How to get your dog to pay attention to you in public with lots of distractions. The class will combine games with focus and is designed help dogs that have a hard time working in stressful situations.

Age:  Any age
Prerequisite: None


Double Trouble! Training 2 Dogs

Do YOU have issues walking both of your dogs at the same time? Do you wish you could give your dog’s separate commands at the same time and Capture3have both of them listen? Do you ever have to leave one dog at home while you bring another dog to training? Come check out BLOF’s Double the Trouble session where I will help teach you how to work with both of your dogs!

Age:  Any age
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience


Handlers and their dogs navigate a course, side-by-side, as the handlers steer their dogs through a course of 10-20 different signs. Each of these Capture12signs provides instructions regarding the next skill that is to be performed. Students will learn rules for judging during this class.

Age:  Any age
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience

Date Night with your Dog

Want to spice up your training??? This class is structurally different each class session and you and your dog won’t know what to expect! Maybe

 we  will be sitting on a patio, going for a short hike, training in the city, exploring dog friendly businesses. The options are endless!

Age:  Any age
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience