Classes For All Ages, Sizes, & Temperaments

Imagine a dog that lives with your family in perfect harmony.

No jumping up to greet your guests.
No stealing food from the table.
No pulling on the leash.
No barking at strangers.
In other words, a dog that everyone loves to have around.

You'll learn how to teach your dog reliable commands as well as basic, foundation "life skills".

Plus, you’ll both have fun doing it!

Tens of thousands of students have graduated from our program with happy, reliably-trained dogs, using our unique method, individually tailored to each unique dog and owner team.

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Classes

Puppy Classes

Perfect for puppies 8 weeks through 5-6 months of age, our classes use reward-based training methods to set you and your puppy up for success!

During each session, we’ll teach obedience commands, and facilitate problem-solving, puppy play, and Q&A.

Our training methods promote a strong puppy-owner bond, and form the foundation of a “Please, May I?” puppy, instead of a “Gimme! Gimme!” one.

Graduates of Puppy class are encouraged to attend Puppy II or Beginner I for more advanced skills and problem-solving.

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Beginner Classes

Our Beginner level is the perfect class for dogs 6 months of age and older!

You’ll learn how our reward-based training method is the best and fastest way to teach basic commands, as well as create a strong foundation for impulse control.

The curriculum includes: Name Recognition, Sit/Stay, Down/Stay, Loose Leash Heeling, Come When Called, Place/Bed Training, Manners and Leave It.

We also have a Q&A session to help you solve any and all behavior issues you’re dealing (or struggling!) with.

Best of all, we’ll teach you how to make sure your dog’s obedience is reliable even around the most challenging distractions!

Graduates of our Beginner I Class are encouraged to attend Beginner II for the advancement of their skills and problem-solving.

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Intermediate and Advanced Classes

These classes take your dog’s training to the next level!

Whether you’re looking for the reliability that duration, distance, and distraction training create, or if you want off-leash control, or if you’d love to try canine sports like agility or nose work, we have a class for you!

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Canine Gym Classes:

Our Canine Gym class is more than a workout routine or an obedience class. It’s Fun. Dog. Fitness. The combination of physical and mental exercise is absolutely critical to a well-balanced and TIRED dog!

We’ve known dogs who have been taken out for a long run and come home bored and destructive. We also know dogs that get obedience training daily, but they don’t get the exercise they need. The combination of both – brain and body exercise – is what will help you have a well-balanced relationship with your dog and truly tire them out!

 

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Therapy Dog Classes:

Become a part of our Therapy Dog Training Program! We’re all about giving back to the communities that support us, and since 2007, Kathy Santo Dog Training has provided Therapy dog teams to schools, hospitals, and libraries, in addition to providing aftermath support during traumatic and tragic events.

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**COMING SOON**

Specialty and Advanced Classes

Agility, Nose Work, and Service Dog Classes Coming Soon!

To get on our VIP waitlst and be the first to be notified of these limited-space classes, please TEXT us at 201-512-8316 with the word: “waitlist”. Fill out the form and you’ll be the first to know about these exciting classes!

**NEW** Canine Gym Classes:

***COMING SOON!***

We’ll announce our new fun and exciting class offerings that will include classes specifically created for Puppy Fitness, Beginners Fitness, Advanced Fitness, Overweight Dogs, and Senior Fitness! There’s a class for EVERY kind of dog in our programs! Our goal is to teach owners how to help their dogs live LONGER and HEALTHIER lives through canine fitness!

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Canine Good Citizen

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Agility: Equipment Skills Class:

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This class teaches dogs how to safely learn each piece of equipment.

Please email laurenksdt@gmail.com if you are interested in attending!

To get on our VIP waitlist and be the first to be notified of this limited-space class please TEXT us at 201-512-8316 with the word “waitlist”. Fill out the form and you’ll be the first to know about this exciting class!

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Agility: Intro To Courses:

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This class will teach dogs (who are already familiar/comfortable with the equipment), how to do short sequences in preparation for full coursework.

To get on our VIP waitlist and be the first to be notified of this limited-space class please TEXT us at 201-512-8316 with the word “waitlist”. Fill out the form and you’ll be the first to know about this exciting class!

Please email laurenksdt@gmail.com if you are interested in attending!

***COMING SOON!***

Agility: Course Fun!

***COMING SOON!***

This class is for dogs and their owners who have the skills to run full courses (Please note that our ring – and therefore our courses – are not to competition regulation size standards!)

To get on our VIP waitlist and be the first to be notified of this limited-space class please TEXT us at 201-512-8316 with the word “waitlist”. Fill out the form and you’ll be the first to know about this exciting class!

Please email laurenksdt@gmail.com if you are interested in attending!

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Nose Work Scent Class

Nosework:

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Nosework is a canine sport created to mimic professional scent detection tasks. Dogs are trained to find a hidden ‘target odor’, and are rewarded with food or a toy after a successful find. Nosework is a popular sport, because unlike other dog activities, it accommodates canines with disabilities and/or behavioral problems.

To get on our VIP waitlist and be the first to be notified of this limited-space class please TEXT us at 201-512-8316 with the word “waitlist”. Fill out the form and you’ll be the first to know about this exciting class!

***COMING SOON!***

Emotional Support Dog Classes:

***COMING SOON!***

This class is for dogs and their owners who want to teach basic commands and also teach ‘public access’ skills that create a calm and well behaved dog in any environment.

To get on our VIP waitlist and be the first to be notified of this limited-space class please TEXT us at 201-512-8316 with the word “waitlist”. Fill out the form and you’ll be the first to know about this exciting class!

***COMING SOON!***

Treibball:

***COMING SOON!***

A soccer-like sport for dogs! For all types and sizes, it’s especially fun for dogs that love to chase (and push!) things, and who need an appropriate game/outlet for their energy!

To get on our VIP waitlist and be the first to be notified of this limited-space class please TEXT us at 201-512-8316 with the word “waitlist”. Fill out the form and you’ll be the first to know about this exciting class!

***COMING SOON!***