Tricks Training

Looking for something fun and interesting to do together with your dog?
We have just what you need.

Would you like to:

  • Get out of the house and do something fun with your dog?
  • Be able to “exercise” your dog in addition to your daily walk?
  • Show off to your friends and family how well behaved your dog is?

When you join us for tricks class, you will:

  • Form a closer relationship with your dog.
  • Learn to communicate more clearly with your dog.
  • Have fun in the process!

During class you will learn how to teach your dog specific tricks. More importantly, you will learn the foundation of how to train your dog tricks, how to break down complicated tricks into specific parts, and how to put individual pieces together to complete a trick. Once you understand how to train tricks, the possibilities are endless as to what you can teach your dog.

You will learn how to use teaching tools that professional animal trainers use to train behaviors such as free-shaping, luring, capturing, and targeting.

This is a fun and empowering class for both you and your dog.

The best part? The more tricks you train your dog, the faster your dog will learn new tricks! You learn how to teach him better and your dog actually learns how to figure things out faster. Your ability to communicate with your dog will increase, you’ll see a boost in your dog’s confidence, and you will see it dramatically improve your relationship with him in every area of your life.

We will teach you how to train:

  • High-five, Paw, or Shake
  • Spin
  • Play Dead
  • Leave It
  • Weave between your legs
  • Balance Treat on Nose

What makes our class stand out?

We provide individual attention and you move at your own pace. You and your dog will learn tricks that are a good match for what you want, and are appropriate for your dog’s abilities, age, temperament, and health.

We do not have a set curriculum forcing you to work on something you may not be interested in learning.
We find out from you what you think would be fun for you and your dog and offer you exactly what you want.
We have questions we ask about your dog to help identify some unique qualities in your pet that may lend well to individualized tricks.

We set you up for success.




Who can register for the tricks class?

Tricks class is open to anyone interested in training their dog and improving their communication skills.

Whether you have a new puppy or rescue dog and are looking to bond and have fun, or have an older family dog and are looking for a low-impact and unique form of exercise, this class for you! Training your dog tricks has significant value going far beyond simply showing off at a party.

When you interact with your dog at this level, you help to build his confidence and strengthen the bond you have with him, helping to create the relationship with your dog you’ve always dreamed of.

Tricks class is especially beneficial in the case of nervous or fearful dogs. While learning tricks and problem solving, your dog will gain trust in your ability to communicate more clearly with him. This helps to reduce anxiety and stress. Even anti-social dogs – those that may be nervous, fearful, aggressive, or overly-exuberant towards others – become more comfortable and well-mannered while learning tricks in the presence of other dogs and people.

One Important Tip:

We recommend you bring your dog’s favorite treats and a favorite toy you use with your dog only when you are training tricks so it remains special.

Class will be held Wednesdays from 7:15pm – 8:15pm
Limited Availability
Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat
439 West Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035

Your Investment = $40 per class