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)


Levels Training
Training Registration
Feisty Fido

Tuition & Fees

We accept cash, 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
    • $269 Bronze (2 months)
    • $459 Silver (4 months) $79 savings!
    • $649 Gold (6 months) $158 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!

Homeward Pet


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

To register for group classes, go to the Customer Portal to set up your customer profile. Once your account is set up, Request Services for Group Training and click on Current Classes to select a Levels Orientation that fits your schedule. Spots fill up fast, so don’t hesitate to start the process as soon as you think ‘I might need help training my dog.’

  • 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.
  • Read/Print Training Liability Waiver (PDF) – required for all class attendees

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. After orientation 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.

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 (starting on first day of Levels class) 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 $269 for 2 months of unlimited classes.
  • Silver Membership is $459 for 4 months of unlimited classes.
  • Gold Membership is $649 for 6 months of unlimited classes.
  • Homeward Pet adoptees receive one month free (starting on first day of Levels class) if you register for orientation within 30 days of your adoption.

How do I pay?

After you have attended Orientation, you may purchase a membership online by logging into your customer account. 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.

What does the class schedule look like?

Here is a quick overview for each class. Exact times may change, so please login to, or create a customer account to ensure that there are class times convenient for your schedule.

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

What should I bring to orientation?

  • Anyone in the family that will be involved in the training
  • Your dog’s current vaccinations
  • Orientation is for humans only. Please leave your dog at home.

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
  • We have coloring books and crayons for kids to enjoy

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 – Saturday until 6:30 pm. All other times, the Doggy Haven Resort office is closed to the public.

Should I bring my dog to orientation?

The orientation is for humans only.