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Upcoming Group Classes and Events

You can see a complete list of upcoming classes and events here, and on the calendar. Currently, all group classes and workshops are being held at our Millersville location. Enroll for classes online through the client portal.

Students are encouraged to join our Facebook group as well for added social events as well.

Beginner Group Class / 100 Level Class

Learn all of the Foundation Exercises in a small group of your peers! The class covers the commands Heel, Sit, Stand, Down, Come, Stay, Place, and teaches you how to use these skills to redirect and replace bad behaviors.

Dogs do not come to class on the first week.

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UPCOMING SESSIONS

Monday, April 11th from 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm

Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 am – 9:50 am

Thursday, May 12th from 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm

(Class meets for six consecutive weeks)

In Person Class: $300

Canine Good Citizen Prep / 200 Level Class

During this six week course, we will practice and perfect all test items in the Canine Good Citizen test, and introduce and practice all test items in the Community Canine test (next level of CGC). The class is designed to use the basic obedience established in 100 level training to master manners, like sitting politely for petting, walking on a loose leash through a crowd, etc. This is great class for any dog looking to improve their social skills and obedience in public places.

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Wednesday, May 25th from 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm

Wednesday, July 6th from 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm

Wednesday, August 24th from 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm

Wednesday, October 5th from 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm

In Person Class: $270

Register for class through the client portal.

Companion Dog / 300 Level Class

During this six week course, we will use the obedience skills established in the 100 and 200 level training to turn your dog into the ultimate companion. Dogs will learn off-leash obedience, long distance obedience, new ways to move smoothly through crowded environments and refine impulse control.

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Next Session:

Wednesday, July 6th from 8:00 pm – 8:50 pm

Wednesday, October 5th from 8:00 pm – 8:50 pm

In Person Class: $270

Register for class through the client portal.

Electives & Advanced Training Classes

These elective classes cover various topics, with behaviors from Agility, Nosework, Rally, Trick Dog, etc. These classes and workshops are for owners who are looking for more than basic obedience and want some mental stimulation, confidence building and bonding opportunities with their dog.  Topics rotate, so keep checking the schedule for new training opportunities!

Gym Classes

During Open Gym, our Millersville facility is open for you to drop in for self-guided training. Use training equipment if needed, and practice your homework and training skills around new dogs and people.

During Pop-Up Gym Class, we have a structured basic obedience practice session off-site at a park or community space. Location changes with each Pop-Up Class. In case of inclement weather, we will have class at the Millersville location.

Reservation not required!

Pop-Up Gym Class

Saturday, May 7th 4:00 pm at Andover Park

Saturday, June 4th 4:00 pm at Davidsonville Park

Saturday, July 2nd 4:00 pm at Crofton Park

 

Open Gym

Saturday, April 9th 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Saturday, May 14th 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturday, June 11th 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday, July 9th 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Hike

Saturday, April 23rd 2:00 pm at Piney Orchard Nature Preserve 

Saturday, May 21st 4:00 pm at Forked Creek Trail

Saturday, June 18th 4:00 pm at Patuxent Branch Trail 

Saturday, July 16th 4:00 pm at Waterworks Park

 

Walk

Saturday, April 30th 12:30 pm at Quiet Waters Park

Saturday, May 28th 4:00 pm at Kinder Farm Park

Saturday, June 25th 4:00 pm at Quiet Water Park

Saturday, July 23rd 4:00 pm at Kinder Farm Park

 

FREE

Level Up - Dog Training Club

A weekly training club for advanced training students. Level Up will meet every Tuesday from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at our Millersville location. The first hour of the meeting will focus on rotating structured topics, and the second hour of the session will focus on each team’s specific needs.

1st Tuesday: Obedience Run-Throughs

2nd Tuesday: Rally Run-Throughs

3rd Tuesday: Retrieve & Tricks

4th Tuesday: Nosework

Every Tuesday from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly Subscription (auto renew): $100

One Month Access: $130

Single Drop in Day: $45

Puppy Socialization Class

This six week class is designed for graduates of our Puppy Lesson Program, and is ideal for young puppies who have completed their vaccinations.

Each week, puppies will practice the skills learned in the lesson program to provide rich socialization experiences. This class is designed to provide safe and positive exposure to other dogs, people, sounds, objects, obstacles, experiences. Dogs that complete this course are able to earn their AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Certificate.

*Upcoming Sessions*

Saturday, October 2nd from 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

(Class meets for six consecutive weeks)

In Person Class: $250

Intro to E-Collar (4 week class)

Introduce your dog to the electronic collar. Teach them to come when called, go to place, heel and stop unnecessary behaviors. Dogs should be graduates of our basic obedience program, or get permission to enroll in this class. E-collars are not included in this course. E-mail us for brand recommendations prior to the start of class. This class will meet every Wednesday for 4 weeks.

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Next Session
Wednesday, May 25th from 8:00 pm – 8:50 pm
Wednesday, August 24th from 8:00 pm – 8:50 pm
Wednesday, November 30th from 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm
In Person Class: $160

Upcoming Workshops

One-hour, one-time training classes so you can reap the benefits of group work without committing to 4-6 weeks of training.

The Social Dog Workshop

Join us at LFL to practice polite greeting with some of your peers. If your dog is too excited when meeting new dogs or people, nervous around new people or dogs? This workshop is for you! We will go through exercise meant to teach emotional self control, so you can feel confident when you approach distractions our in public, or even at your front door.

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Next Sessions:
Saturday May 7th 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Saturday, June 4th 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Saturday, July 2nd 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Saturday, August 6th 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
$40
Recaller Workshop

Spend an hour with us taking your dog’s recall to the next level. We will work to better define the recall exercise for your dog, give you strong distractions to practice against, and show you how to transition that to off-leash recalls for greater reliability.

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Next Sessions:
Saturday, April 23rd from 9:00 am – 9:50 am
Saturday, May 21st from 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Saturday, June 25th from 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Saturday, July 16th from 12:30 pm- 1:20 pm
$40
Advanced Heeling Workshop

This exercise is designed to give dogs and owners that already know how to heel, fun and interesting exercises to incorporate into your walks and training sessions. Dogs should have graduated from Beginner Group Class, or equivalent before taking this workshop.

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Next Sessions:
Saturday, May 21st from 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Saturday, August 20th from 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Saturday, September 24th from 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Saturday, October 22nd from 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Saturday, November 26th from 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
$40
Heeling & Leash Handling
This workshop is designed to teach owners how to properly handle the leash during heeling exercises. You can enroll online through our client portal!
This is a heeling foundations course, perfect for…
1) Dogs who already know how to heel with us but whose owners need to learn still. (any of our day training or tag-along dogs who haven’t also taken a class or lesson).
2) Dogs that have covered heeling during a beginner level course and would like a refresher. (Graduates of a 100 level course or private lesson program who need to brush up on their skills).
3) Dogs who are new to Leash Free Living from other training programs and need to learn some leash handling before jumping into an advanced or elective class. (Dogs that have learned heeling, but not from us).

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Next Sessions:
Saturday, May 7th from 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Saturday, June 11th from 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
Saturday, July 16th from 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Saturday, August 6th from 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
$40
Nail Care: Trim & Dremel

Get comfortable trimming and grinding your dog’s nails. Nails should be trimmed at minimum once a week, and there is no reason you shouldn’t be able to do them right at home. Short nails can improve your dog’s traction, posture and proprioception. We will have equipment available, but feel free to ask for recommendations as well.

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Next Sessions:
Saturday, April 23rd from 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Saturday, May 14th from 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Saturday, June 11th from 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Saturday, July 9th from 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Saturday, August 13th from 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
$40
Play & Train Workshop
Teach your dog to respond to obedience cues with the ultimate distraction – their peers. Learn how we manage multiple dog situations, and high excitement/stress environments. This is perfect for the dog that doesn’t always play well with others, that annoy other dogs, barks at other dogs, is nervous around other dogs, or just not totally obedient when in play mode (in the backyard or at the dog park, etc).
It would be helpful for the dogs to have been introduced to the Place, Sit and Come commands before this workshop, but not necessary.
This workshop is not appropriate for dog-aggressive dogs.

Enroll through the client portal

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Next Sessions:
Saturday, May 28th from 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Saturday, June 25th from 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Saturday, July 23rd from 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Saturday, August 27th from 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
$40
Emergency Stop Workshop

Teach your dog to freeze in a sit or down position when asked. This is a fun way to increase difficulty and interest in your basic obedience commands, and a perfect exercise to use in emergency situations when your recall command might not cut it.

Dogs should be proficient at sit, down and come before attending this workshop

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Next Sessions:
Saturday, April 23rd from 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Saturday, May 28th from 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Saturday, June 18th from 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Saturday, July 23rd from 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Saturday, August 27th from 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
$40
Canine Good Citizen Testing & Trick Dog Trials

See if your dog has what it takes to earn their Trick Dog Titles! We will be testing dog and handler teams for the AKC Trick Dog Titles. We can evaluate dogs at any and all levels, so if you know more than the minimum required tricks, you could earn multiple titles at one shot! We will also be evaluating dogs for the CGC at that time, by request.

ANY dog can participate and earn titles, as long as they have an AKC number (and ANY dog can apply for a number). If you need help figuring out if your dog has a number or not, let us know and we can help sort it out. We will be testing Leash Free Living dogs for free at this event, but there is an application fee that has to be mailed in to earn the certificate.

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Next Session:

To be determined!

Rally Games

Get a taste of Rally obedience, and satisfy your competitive edge with our Rally Games Workshop!

Rally is a sport you can compete in with your dog. There are a series of signs, each with difference obedience tasks on them. You navigate the course with your dog while a judge keeps score.

During our Rally Games, you will get a chance to create courses for your peers and compete through these mini courses for fastest time, fewest repeated commands, loosest leash, etc.

This is just for fun, and is NOT like a formal rally run through, although we will be using the signs to design our courses.

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Next Session

To be determined!

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