Group Dog Training

Group Dog Training

We are currently offering two types of group dog training.

  1. Levels Training is for you and your dog and is held in the white training building behind the lobby building. Classes are generally held in the evenings during the week and during the day on Saturday. 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 5 students (due to current State restrictions) and 40 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)
  2. Our Socialization Classes are for puppies and adolescents (without pet parents) that are focusing on great social behavior and are during the day for your dog. Drop off and pickup times vary by group. Our trainers and staff will take care of the rest!

 


Levels Program Dog Training

Levels Training is a member’s only training program designed for you to learn at your own pace and convenience. Families and their dogs enroll with one of three membership packages: Bronze (2 months), Silver (4 months) or Gold (6 months). During your period of enrollment, attend as much or as little training as you desire to achieve skills that enrich your lives. The levels program consists of four skill levels, 1 to 4. Each level introduces new skills to your dog while continuing to practice previous skills with more and more distractions. Each level has specific skill requirements to meet before moving on to the next level, but it is not required that you progress to higher levels. If you and your dog have met your goals at a lower level, then you can feel free to stop there. The choice is yours!

Levels is open with limited class size during Phase 3 of 5 dogs with up to 2 handlers. You will be in a safe place with plenty of space.

Levels 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 (please email training@doggyhaven.com to register due to a waiting list)
  • Membership Packages for Levels Dog Training
    • $269 Bronze (2 months)
    • $459 Silver (4 months) $79 savings!
    • $649 Gold (6 months) $158 savings!

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!


For more information, please contact the training department at training@doggyhaven.com or register on our website under Group Classes, Current Classes – Puppy Social / Puppy Teen Hangout.


Levels Training
Training Registration
 

 

Homeward Pet

We are proud to partner with HPAC and happy to meet and care for dogs of all backgrounds and situations. If you have welcomed a new rescue into your family here is something to keep in mind before going out of town or starting a new daycare routine-

3/3/3 rule for MOST rescue dogs: Minimum 3 days to “detox” and adjust to being out of the shelter or foster home and being in a new home. Minimum 3 weeks to start to settle, to feel comfortable in their new space with their new family. Minimum 3 months to feel at HOME.     

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

  • Free orientation
  • One month of Levels Training
  • Longer memberships available for purchase at a discount

Withdrawal, Cancellation & Notices

For 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.

General Notice about Schedule

  • There are two closures each year – The week of the 4th of July and two weeks over the December/January holidays.  All memberships are extended to compensate for these closures.
  • There is no class on Memorial Day weekend, Labor Day weekend and Thanksgiving (and the Saturday following Thanksgiving)
  • There is class on the other 3-day weekend holidays (Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Columbus Day, and Veteran’s Day)
  • There may be rare black-out days due to the trainers attending continuing education conferences.
  • There are occasionally full classes but our goal is to have at least two options each week.  Even if a class shows as full, please keep an eye on the classes as that can change day to day depending on cancellations.  That being said, if you are unable to attend a class that you have registered for, please log into your account and cancel it so that someone else can reserve that spot.
  • In cases of extreme weather, we may cancel classes for the safety of our clients and trainers (snow, wind/lightning storms with power outages at Doggy Haven, etc).  We will do our best to compensate for any classes that are cancelled.

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.
  • 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?

Orientation is $20. 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 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
  • You may 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.


Socializing Your Puppy and Teen

Course List – Reservations Required


Puppy Preschool and Social – Ages 9 weeks – 16 weeks
Focus during this class will be socialization with the trainers and other puppies. Appropriate play and appropriate break times. Crate training and prevention of separation anxiety along with socialization with grooming, sounds, novel objects, and experiences.

Health Guidelines and Cost

  • Puppies must be as up-to-date on vaccines as possible for their age
  • Puppies must have a recent negative fecal test
  • Please do not take your puppy to public areas like dog parks where they may be more vulnerable to disease until they have had all of their shots
  • This class will be held Monday and Thursday. Drop off 11:30am-12:00pm and pick up 2:00pm – 2:30pm.
  • The cost is $50.00 per session ($40.00 for current Levels training members).

Doggy Haven University Prep School – Ages 16 weeks – 25 weeks

Focus during this group will be appropriate play, some basic training, socialization, settle exercises, and being introduced to our DHU daycare group. Our goal is for these adolescent puppies to become good candidates for our DHU daycare program, but we cannot guarantee that puppies in this group will be a good fit for our daycare. Each puppy that would like to attend DHU daycare will still need to complete a trial.

Health Guidelines and Cost

  • Puppies must be as up-to-date on vaccines as possible for their age
  • Puppies must have a recent negative fecal test
  • Please do not take your puppy to public areas like dog parks where they may be more vulnerable to disease until they have had all of their shots
  • This class will be held on Tuesday. Drop off will be 12:00pm-12:30pm and pick up will be 2:30pm – 3:00pm.
  • The cost of this class will be $60.00 per session ($50.00 for current Levels training members).

Cautious to Confident – Ages 16 weeks to 24 months

Focus during this group will be meeting other dogs in a positive manner. Making a positive association with grooming, crates, and being away from mom/dad. Also teaching these puppies and young dogs some skills to help themselves calm down and gain confidence!

Health Guidelines and Cost

  • Puppies must be as up-to-date on vaccines as possible for their age
  • Puppies must have a recent negative fecal test
  • Please do not take your puppy to public areas like dog parks where they may be more vulnerable to disease until they have had all of their shots
  • Puppies over the age of six months will need to be spayed/neutered

Course Times and Cost 

  • This class will be held on Wednesday. Drop off will be between 12:00pm-12:30pm and pick up will be between 2:00pm-2:30pm
  • The cost of this class will be $50.00 per session ($40.00 for current Levels training members)

Paws to Success (Trainer approval required) – Ages 16 weeks to 24 months

Focus for this class will be small groups with specialized skills/behaviors worked on along with appropriate play and breaks. We will address everything from phobias related to grooming along with reactivity including barking and lunging on leash.

Health Guidelines

  • Puppies must be as up-to-date on vaccines as possible for their age
  • Puppies must have a recent negative fecal test
  • Please do not take your puppy to public areas like dog parks where they may be more vulnerable to disease until they have had all of their shots
  • Puppies over the age of six months will need to be spayed/neutered

Course Times and Cost

  • This class is held on Wednesday morning with possible additions to Thursday.
  • Drop off will 8:30am – 9:00am and pick up at 11:00am – 11:30am. You must email the training department in order to sign up for Paws to Success.
  • Cost of this course is $75.00 per session. Please email the training department for more details or interest in this group training@doggyhaven.com

FAQ

1. How do I sign up for classes?
Login to your Gingr account using the portal on this website
Go to “Request Services”
Click on “Book Group Training Now!”
Click on “Current Classes” to find the group you are looking for
Select appropriate group
Type in your dog’s name
Click on “Request Enrollment”
Select the date(s) you would like to attend
Click on “Request Enrollment”

2. How do I get my Levels discount?
You can either purchase your class online, then the trainers will refund you your discount; or at the time of service, with a card on file the trainers can make sure that the discount has been applied.

3. What if I have a current package or remaining credits?
If your credits can be applied toward another group, we are happy to switch them over. Otherwise, we are happy to refund your credits to store credit.

4. Are the age limits strict?
Unfortunately yes, puppies have a specific socialization period and at this time, we have had to turn puppies away. We want to ensure that we are able to get as many puppies in these age groups the skills they need to become great adult dogs.

5. How often can my dog attend?
At this time, we ask once a week. If this does change, we will inform you.

6. My dog is older than the required ages, now what?
Try out our DHU program at Doggy Haven! Our goal is for these well socialized puppies to be able to become forever friends and learn more throughout our daycare program. Schedule a trial day by contacting the front desk at reservations@doggyhaven.com or 425-482-4472.