Walking the Dog


Why Let's Speak Dog?
Small Group Classes  (6-8 dogs)
Effective, Positive training plans.
Registration:  online registration and payment is standard, but your may pay in person the first day of class as well. 
Refund Policy:  There are no refunds once class has started.
Winter Weather:  Class cancellations will be posted to our FB page 
Palmer Classes noted in Blue.  Plainfield classes in Gold.  Our new Resort offers 6000 sq ft of training space as well as Daycare & Boarding. 
Click on any REGISTER button to enroll for ANY Class!
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 Indoor COVID Policy:  Social distancing and masks (indoors) will be required as per the CDC guidelines for safety!  COVID Guidelines 

The Manners Flextime Program:  Obedience for the Family Dog

Our Manners Program offers 5 levels of skills training for your dog with built in flexibility for your schedule and a pace option for successful training of any dog.  Join our experienced staff for a class and learn how to teach your dog basic polite behaviors.  Move up through the levels and earn your dogs AKC Canine Good Citizen Title, prepare for Therapy Dog testing or continue to Lev 4 and earn your dog's AKC Advanced Canine Good Citizen Title.  NEW Manners 5 Urban Canine is on the road, meeting off site to complete the AKC Urban Canine Testing. All classes offer one free repeat at no additional cost if class is repeated in the immediate next session.  Orientation for Manners 1 is now online!  A course code will be sent upon registration.

Class cost is $175 starting 11/1 and meets for an hour a week for 6 weeks.


Manners 1 Flex-Time

Skills:  Coming when called, relax on your mat, walking with a loose leash, Leaving things alone, Sit/Down/Stay, Focus & Attention, stop jumping!  Introduction and training on how to use a marker system to teach your dog anything!

Cost:  $175

At Palmer: Mon 12/14 6 pm , Tues 11/10 6 pm, Wed 7:15  pm 11/11, Sat 12/12 9 am, Sun 11/1 12:15 pm-FULL

At Plainfield Resort:   Mon 6 pm 12/14,  Thurs 6 pm 11/19, Sat 10:15 am 11/7

We are closed Thursday 11/26 & Thurs 12/24 & 12/25

Manners 2:  Advanced Obedience-developing reliability in basic skills

Skills:  Doorbell cues go to your mat, off leash recalls, stay even though . . ., using leave it, introducing Heel, supervised separation, loose leash walking past people/dogs, greetings without jumping

At Palmer:   Mon 11/238:15 pm, Wed 4 pm, Sun 11/1 11 am

At Plainfield Resort: Sat 11/21 11:30 am, Mon 2:45 pm 11/9

Manners 3:  Earning the Canine Good Citizen Title-CGC test included in week 6 of the class

Skills:  Stay at 20 feet, Recall at 15 feet, Sit/Stay for greeting a person/dog, heeling & loose leash walking in the real world, supervised separation, using Place behavior, recalls away from deer, squirrels, etc, grooming

At Palmer Tues 11/17 7:15 pm, Sun 12/6 10 am

At Plainfield Resort:  Sat 11/21 11:30 am (will include M4 students for group work)

Manners 4:  Advanced Canine Good Citizen-testing included in week 6.  

Skills:  Stays by other dogs, perfecting heel and loose leash walking, door etiquette, super polite greetings, Come away from anything, greeting dogs on leash, Therapy Dog skills (polite petting, head on lap/bed, accustom to hospital equipment) 

At Palmer:  

Plainfield Resort:  Sat 11/21 11:30 am (will include M3 students for group work)

Manners 5:  Urban Canine Good Citizen

more info coming soon!

AKC Star Puppy K-Open Enrollment

at Palmer

Monday 7:15 pm

Saturday 10:15 am

Sunday 1:00 pm

At Plainfield Resort

Thurs 7:15 pm

Sat 9 am

Socialization and Obedience foundations for puppies.  Sit/Down/Stand, Coming when called, greetings, walking and more!  


Join us for a fun filled session of learning, socializing, prevent problems and build a strong base for a well behaved pup.  AKC Star Puppy Certificate included. Class meets for 6 one hour sessions.  

Class includes how to prevent jumping, biting, stealing, grabbing, house soiling, sit/down/stay, coming when called & leash walking

Cost:  $160  START ANY TIME!

AKC Fit Dog Classes

At Plainfield Resort

Fit Dog Lev 1

Wed 12:15 pm 11/11

Fitness Walks

Starting October 2020

45 minute Fit Dog Class Level 1:  For the Family Dog or Canine Athlete

This fun, moving class focuses on the AKC Fit Dog Level 1 class.  Building strength, conditioning and drop some weight on that couch potato!  PREVENT common injuries and $$$ on surgery by keeping your dog fit and trim!


Other Fun Classes

at Palmer

Recall (COME) Workshop

Sat 11/7 11:30am

at Plainfield Resort

Freedom 1:  Building off lead skills

Wed 7:15 pm 11/7

Performance Puppy: Part I

Sun 12 pm 11/8

Parkour Urban Agility

Thurs 8:15 pm 11/12

Recall workshop-3 week mini 

Come!   Having a reliable recall can save your dog's life!  This mini workshop focuses on a reliable recall under all conditions.

Cost:  $90  REGISTER

Performer/Elite Trick Class:  4 week class working of the prop tricks needed for the AKC Performer/Elite trick titles.  

Cost:  $100 

Performance Puppy:  Part 1

This 4 week class focuses on all the fun foundations your young dog needs to participate in any of the many dog sports!  Open to  all puppy k grads and young dogs 1 year or younger

Cost $100  REGISTER

Freedom 1:  Building off lead skills

this is games class teaching you and your dog how to be together off leash.  Super fun skills support your dog's off lead reliability in a safe way.  

6 weeks $150  REGISTER

Puppy Parkour:  Urban Agility 

The International Dog Parkour Associate offers video titles for 3 levels of Parkour for Dogs.  Fun and easy to teach, Parkour uses easily accessible items as 'equipment'.  Fallen trees, benches, rocks, stumps, your imagination is the only limiter!  Great for dogs of all ages, super great for socializing shy/young dogs.

Cost:  $160 6 week course  REGISTER

Feisty Fido


12 pm

10/18 12 pm

Reactive dog class for dogs with reactive behaviors to other dogs including barking, lunging, charging or growling.  This class requires dogs to be contained in the car while waiting for their turn.  We will cover basic skills for counter conditioning and behavior modification for changing your dogs response to strange dogs.  Pre-requisite:  dogs must have basic foundation skills.  If your dog does not have a sit/stay, recall and basic focus skills, we suggest private sessions to solidify these behaviors prior to enrollment.  Class runs for 4 one hour sessions.

Cost $125

AKC Tricks Classes

at Plainfield

Performer Class

AKC Trick Class

6 week class teaching and testing for the AKC Novice, Intermediate and Advanced Trick titles.  One week to learn, followed my testing in the following week.  Tricks are great fun, open and tire that active doggie brain and fun to share at Therapy Visits!

Off Lead 1


11:30 am

Off Lead 1

Would you like to have your dog off leash and still have connection?  Does your dog run and not return when you take off the leash?  Are you nervous at the thought of not having a leash on your dog in the presence of people or other dogs? This is the class for you!  The class works you and your dog through a series of games to enhance your connection with or without the leash!  Pre-requisite:  Manners 1

4 week mini

Off Lead 2

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