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Beyond Beginner Obedience:
For Indoor & Outdoor Everyday Etiquette

This group class is for dogss 4 months and up. Dogs must be friendly. Special dog exceptions apply with permission from Francesca.  Each class is 3 hours


Time & Location


8:30 AM – 11:30 AM, The class is 3 hours

Garfield Park

1000 Park Ave.

South Pasadena, CA 91030

About the Event


Hi Packleaders!
Open to anyone who as taken group obedience with me or privates in the last 12 months.  If in doubt please book a call to discuss.  
Whether you are just looking for an opportunity to improve your relations and control of your dog, raise a well balanced dog or prepare your dog for therapy work,  you and your dog will be transformed by this class.  This course applies real life applications using a gentle system to control and communicate through the leash.  
This is NOT for doggies with aggressive behavior. I offer private sessions to address aggression to enable you and your dog to participate in group classes.  Dogs must be at least 4 months old, in good health and fine with dogs and people. 
What we will cover:  Getting your dog's attention "Focus", Calmness in Public, Level up your Loose Leash, Heel, Solid Recall, Place, Stay (Duration),  Greeting Strangers, Greeting other Dogs. Navigating cafes, shops, and busy parks with confidence. 

What is required from you:  Have an open mind, be willing to put in the work and have fun.  Family members are welcome as long as their is one primary handler that is commited to coming to all the classes.  Children must be under your control. 



Rules Of Engagement:

  • No retractable leashes or harnesses allowed.  Slip Lead, Pinch Collar, and/or  The Sidekick (Transitional Leash) are recommended tools.  You can order The Sidekick at  For tiny dogs, I recommend the Mendota slip leash (3/8ths 6').  For powerful breeds that are strong pullers, I recommend slip leash converted to a nose band.  See my You Tube videos for details. 

  • Bring treats and a treat bag.

  • Show up at least 15 minutes early to get acclimated and find our location.

  • If you are late, it poses a disruption to the pack.  Do your best to be on time.

  • Be responsible and keep a healthy distance from other dogs and people.

  • One dog per handler. You may bring a partner and/or children over 12 under your control.

  • You and your dog must be in good health and able to walk on uneven terrain and do moderate walking.

  • **Please wear athletic shoes or hiking shoes as we will be walking on uneven ground.

  • Bring water for you and your dog in a backpack. No handbags. You need to be hands free!


  • Trainer reserves the right to remove anyone disruptive to the class with no refund. 

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