Group Dog Training

Group Dog Training

Dog training classes are held in the Field House at Doggy Haven Resort in Bothell. During the week, the classes are held in the evening to accommodate your busy work schedule, and daytime classes are available on Saturdays. We have classes for Seattle area clients ranging from introductory to advanced level classes and Canine Good Citizen certification.

Class size is a maximum of 8 students and 45 minutes in length until otherwise noted. Our smaller class sizes ensure that you and your dog receive valuable one-on-one instruction.

All classes include instruction for:
How Dogs Learn, Canine Body Language, and
Using a Reward Marker (“yes” or a clicker)


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Tuition & Fees

We accept cash, local checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.  Tuition is due in full at the time of registration.

  • $20 – Orientation for Levels Dog Training
  • Membership Packages for Levels Dog Training
    • $249 Bronze (2 months)
    • $429 Silver (4 months) $70 savings!
    • $599 Gold (6 months) $150 savings!
  • $225 – Feisty Fido I and II classes

Levels training memberships allow you to register for as many classes as you want (whenever they are available) as often as you want and learn at your own pace. The same training calendar that you use to sign up for orientation can be used to register for the classes you want to attend. Dog training at it’s best and at your convenience!

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Rescue adoptees (thank you for adopting!) may select from one of the following:

  • Free orientation and one month of Levels Training
  • Specialized: Feisty Fido (with instructor approval)

Class Withdrawal & Cancellation Policy

For the Feisty Fido classes and Levels Orientation, refunds or credits will be granted only for students who withdraw at least one week prior to the first day of class or orientation date. No refunds or credits will be granted after that point. Levels program memberships are not refundable though we guarantee your satisfaction.

This policy applies to Homeward Pet adopters whose orientation fee is included in the adoption fee—credit for a future class will only be granted if you withdraw at least one week prior to the orientation.


Registration

  • All dogs and puppies must be current on vaccines, proof of vaccinations will be requested at orientation or the 1st class session for Feisty Fido.
  • Dogs who are aggressive toward people or other dogs are not appropriate for group classes. Please contact the instructor prior to enrolling if you have concerns about your dog’s behavior.
  • For Feisty Fido classes, please plan to attend all classes. Makeup classes are not available.
  • Read/Print Training Liability Waiver (PDF) – Required for Class Attendees

Register by phone: (425) 482-4472


F.A.Q.

What is Levels Training?

Levels Training is a flexible way to train dogs at the convenience of their families, allowing individuals to progress as fast or slow as desired. There are three levels of memberships: Bronze (2 months), Silver (4 months) or Gold (6 months). During your active period of enrollment, you use our training calendar to register for as many training classes as works for your schedule and your dog. Orientation class attendance is required before signing up, more information is available or sign up on our calendar.

How much does it cost for orientation?

The orientation is $20. This fee is applicable to your membership price if you decide to proceed with the training program. Orientation and first month is free for Homeward Pet adoptees if you register within 30 days of your adoption.

How much does it cost for Levels Training membership?

  • Bronze Membership is $249 for 2 months of unlimited classes.
  • Silver Membership is $429 for 4 months of unlimited classes.
  • Gold Membership is $599 for 6 months of unlimited classes.
  • Homeward Pet adoptees receive one month free of unlimited classes if you register for orientation within 30 days of your adoption.

How do I pay?

After you register, Doggy Haven will give you a call for payment. You are also more than welcome to come into the office during their business hours or give Doggy Haven a call at 425-482-4472. Coming soon will be an online store to purchase memberships.

What does the class schedule look like?

The schedule for the classes is variable, so it will be most accurate to look up your desired class on our calendar, but here is a quick overview for each class.

  • Level 1: Monday evening, Wednesday evening, Saturday morning
  • Level 2: Monday evening, Wednesday evening, Saturday morning
  • Level 3: Tuesday evening, Thursday evening, Saturday morning
  • Level 4: Monday evening, Wednesday evening
  • Fear Free Puppy: Tuesday evening
  • Fear Free Cooperative Care: Tuesday evening
  • Puppy Playtime and Socialization: Thursday evening

What should I bring to orientation?

  • Anyone in the family that will be involved in the training
  • Your dog’s current vaccinations
  • Do not bring your dog for orientation! It is humans only for the first class.

What if I think my dog shouldn’t start at Level 1?

Every dog will enter the program at Level 1 to ensure mastery of the foundational skills. If your dog has previous training, then you will likely advance out of Level 1 faster than others.

Are children allowed?

You are more than welcome to bring children if they:

  • Are quiet and non-disruptive to the other students
  • Won’t be too distracting for you
  • Can bring electronics to keep them busy, or
  • Will enjoy our coloring books and crayons

What should I wear?

The training tent is covered and has a heater, but it is still a good idea to dress in layers in cold weather months.

Are there restrooms?

There is a restroom available Monday – Friday until 6:30 pm and 4 – 6:30 pm on Saturday. All other times, the Doggy Haven Resort office closes to the public.

Should I bring my dog to orientation?

The orientation is for humans only.