Advanced Training Classes

Ready to take your dog’s skills to the next level?

Then our Advanced Training class is the perfect option for you!

In our Advanced Training class, your dog will learn:

  • Stronger attention and focus in the presence of “real world” distractions
  • The ability to link multiple commands together in a sequence
  • How to be calmer and more patient in public settings

Advanced Training is all about building on your dog’s current skills and increasing the challenge. Your dog will become more reliable and solid with the basic commands in the presence of realistic distractions, like other dogs and people in busy environments.

You will create:

  • More precision and speed with obedience commands like sit, down, stay, come, heel, place, and stand
  • Increased reliability around bigger distractions
  • Strong commands at a greater distance away
  • Longer duration of commands like stay and place

We also teach your dog new behaviors too, like targeting and rear-end awareness, which allow you to move your dog into different positions and can serve as the foundation for new commands and tricks.

Lucy & Desi

“Having had Golden’s over the past 16 years we decided to try Paws and Possibilities for our newest editions, Lucy & Desi,Golden Retriever puppies. Even before our first session was over, I could see them responding to basic commands! Lauren did a great job of instructing us, as the owners to the basics and theory behind dog training. We highly recommend Paws and Possibilities to anyone who wants to train their pets, instead of the pets training the owners!” ~ Dave & Talise

Last but certainly not least, you’ll improve upon your dog’s good manners and etiquette like:

  • Politely greeting people without jumping, mouthing, or barking
  • Leaving food/“off-limits” items alone, even when in reach
  • Behaving calmly and patiently around other dogs and people

As an added bonus, Advanced Training strengthens the bond between you and your dog. By using clear and effective communication, you can challenge your dog without added stress or confusion. Having a strong relationship with your dog is critical when advancing your dog’s skills and creating consistently reliable obedience.

Who can register for Advanced Training class?

Advanced Training is available to anyone who has previously completed training with us and is ready to move on to the next step. This means if you have completed Group Training, Private Training, or have worked with us through Board and Train, then this class is available for you.

In addition, dogs must have current DHLPP, Bordatella, and Rabies vaccines. Please bring vet records with you to your first session. 

Class includes homework so you can continue to progress outside of the classroom. The occasional friendly competition between classmates helps to spark motivation in both dogs and students. Get ready to have fun while challenging both your dog and yourself!

Monday Classes ~ 7:45 pm- 8:45 pm
Limited Availability
Severna Park Veterinary Hospital
4 Evergreen Rd.
Severna Park, MD 21146

Thursday Classes ~ 11:30 am- 12:30 pm
Limited Availability
Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat
439 West Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035