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Friendship Academy uses only positive reinforcement training techniques. We strive to create a lasting bond between you and your dog, creating a partner who wants to work with you! We use clickers, toys, treats and praise to elicit the behaviors we want.

Friendship Academy offers training in group classes or via private lessons.

Through group classes, you will learn with others at the same level, and often you will benefit from the instruction given to all students, not just to you! Group classes are the most economical choice, and will be where the majority of students will start.

Private lessons can be the best choice for a number of reasons. Some students schedules do not fit well with group classes, which are held in the evenings. Private lessons also work best if there are specific skills you want to work which may only be touched upon during a group class.

Contact us to find out the best choice for you. 

Agility

From Intro to Competition
ALL LEVELS OF AGILITY ARE AVAILABLE

We have classes and private lessons for all levels of agility -

We offer many different levels of agility, from the beginner who has never done any agility before, to the seasoned competitor looking for tighter lines and faster times.. Dogs without prior agility experience will start in Agility Intro. If you have a dog who has trained elsewhere, we may be able to start you in a higher level - give us a call to discuss your new class.

Friendship Academy teaches agility using the techniques and methodology from One Mind Dogs (OMD). Our instructors have attended many OMD Seminars and the OMD 2015 Camp. To learn more about OMD, click on their logo 

 
 

Puppy & Family Dog

 
 
Puppy Class
Puppy Socialization and Manners

Great class for getting you and your new puppy started in the right direction! This class is invaluable to both new and seasoned pet owners. Your puppy will get the socialization that he needs to be a well adjusted, confident pet; as well as learn the basics to be a good member of the family. Don't miss out on the opportunity to start out right and stay in front of any issues that might arise. You will learn with your puppy the necessary basics of sit, down, stay, come, "leave it", "wait", walk politely on a leash, and "go to place". We will also help you get started on some useful tricks. We believe that raising puppies should be fun for the whole family, not stressful! Let us show you how, enroll today!

This class is open to all puppies 10 weeks through 5 months that have received at least their second set of shots. Please check with your veterinarian to make sure your puppy has the recommended vaccines for a group class.

Family Dog Basics
Obedience and Manners

This is the great class for all of you that don't actually have a puppy but still have the dog that is a "puppy at heart"! This class is designed to give the same basic structure that every good dog needs to be a great family addition. You will learn how to teach your dog to sit, down, stay, come, "leave it", "wait", walk politely on a leash, and "go to place". We will also help you get started on some useful tricks. We believe that it is never too late to build a good, solid relationship with your canine partner. We will teach you how to gain that bond you have been looking for. When you realize how really easy it is to teach "an old dog new tricks" and how truly intelligent your dog is, you will be happy that you didn't wait another day to enroll!

This class is open to all dogs 6 months and older. Please check with your veterinarian to make sure your dog has the recommended vaccines for a group class.

Please, no reactive dogs in class. We are happy to work with reactive dogs on a one-on-one basis. Contact the trainer for further information.