Group Training Classes

Foundation Obedience


Every dog will start in our Foundation Obedience Class, it is literally the bed rock for building life skills. In this class, dogs and owners will learn leash manners and handling techniques, concepts of attention under high distraction, proofing of boundaries and thresholds, and the foundation of formal focused heeling. This class concludes with the dog/owner testing and earning their AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title.

Intermediate Obedience


This is for dogs/owners who have completed the Foundation Obedience class and obtained their CGC (Canine Good Citizen) title. Course includes: all manners exercises for Advanced CGC and Urban Dog titles, outdoor and in public work, focused heeling with about turns, auto sits, extended stays under distraction, recall under distraction, work around food, intro to off leash and more. These courses prepare the dog/owner to earn their Advanced and Urban CGC titles and concludes with these tests in public. It’s also preparatory for Rally Obedience as well as Novice, Open and Utility obedience levels.



Rally is an obedience based training sport in which dog and handler complete a course based on 12-20 signs designed by a judge. Any dog of any breed is eligible to participate provided they have passed ALL the CGC levels through Urban Dog.

Though many of our clients have no intention of being competitive, many continue into this course to have something fun to do with their dog and use the teamwork they built through our Obedience courses. In Intro to Rally we do not run full courses, instead, handlers first learn the signs in a progression that build upon one another. We will cover all signs for Novice Rally. In order to participate in Intro to Rally classes, the dog/owner must have completed both Foundations and Intermediate Obedience(GGC Adv.) You may take the Intro to Rally along with your Urban Dog course if you choose.

Raly Course prep

Rally Coursing, Competition Rally and Obedience PrepARATION

Rally Coursing & Competition Prep takes the foundation of the exercises/handling learned in our obedience courses and Intro to Rally class and mocks full trial courses for fun. 

We also prepare dogs/handlers for formal competitive Rally and competitive Obedience at the Beginner Novice and Novice levels all the way through to the top levels of competition in both. 

Competing in Rally and Obedience is a great way to keep your dog mentally and physically active and continue to enjoy the bond and teamwork and trust you have built through our training curriculum. In order to participate in Rally Coursing & Competition Prep classes, the dog/owner must have completed Intro to Rally.