Janice Tan's Dog Training Service
UPDATE 5/31/21: I am preparing another space for socially-distanced group classes: Outdoors in a private space in the Martinez Hills, south of 4 and close to the Pleasant Hill border! These classes will be weekday evenings beginning in late June. Please email me for more information! Classes in Pleasant Hill at the covered space are still ongoing.

COVID-19 UPDATE 11/11/20: I have found a new outdoor, lit, covered location in Pleasant Hill for socially distanced group classes! Please check the main page for updated class availability and scheduling, or  call or email for more information.

Puppy Classes: I offer six-week group sessions and five-week small group accelerated courses for puppies aged 14 weeks-5.5 months old -- occasionally up to 6 months in some cases. (or once they have received veterinary approval). Note: Sorry, I do NOT offer beginner level classes for dogs older than six months. We cover the following in class: sit, down, stay, come, heel, loose leash walking, leave it, watch, wait (at doorways), off (no jumping), socializing with both people and other dogs, basic manners including house training and chewing, fetch, and distance commands. These are structured classes with lesson plans and written homework. Class size is limited so that each puppy and family can get individual attention every week!  The cost of the  series is $235.  Socially distanced Puppy, Intermediate and Advanced Classes are currently being held on Sundays in Pleasant Hill and on weeknights in the Martinez Hills.

Intermediate and Advanced Classes:  I also offer five-week small group and six-week intermediate level courses for those who have graduated from the puppy class or who would like more advanced training.  These classes emphasize proofing basic commands such as come and stay so that your dog can be reliable in real-life, distracting situations.  I also teach new skills and, when students are interested, lay foundation work for those who want to get a CGC certificate (Canine Good Citizen certificate) or start in Rally.  The Advanced Class is for graduates of Intermediate and includes skills such as off-leash heeling and recalls, out-of-sight group stays, and foundation work for AKC Rally and AKC Obedience. The cost of the series is $235.

If you would like to sign up for a Puppy, Intermediate or Advanced class, please call or email me ASAP (classes fill several weeks in advance). Please note that I cannot guarantee your spot in any class until I have received payment.  Thank you!