Dog Training Classes

Jonathan & BusterHas your furry puppy grown into a furry fury? Does your adolescent canine need an attitude adjustment? Or would you and your adult canine counterpart enjoy an opportunity to freshen up your knowledge and strengthen your communication? The exceptional trainers of Southeastern Guide Dogs are here to help! You and your pooch will work in a group setting to create a harmonious and balanced relationship.

Classes offered:

Puppy Kindergarten - Designed for puppies between 4 and 6 months of age. The focus is on socialization and making training fun. The course also addresses common issues such as housebreaking, teething, crate training and puppy manners.

Basic Obedience - Designed for dogs of any age. It covers basic commands such as sit, down, stay, come, and loose leash walking. The goal is to learn to work with your dog in distracting environments, as well as deal with any problem behaviors.

Intermediate Obedience - This course is a follow-up to Puppy Kindergarten and Basic Obedience. The skills covered include focused attention, heel, and testing known commands during heavy distractions.

Cool Tricks for Cool Dogs - This fun class emphasizes creativity. Tricks included shaking paws, target touches, playing dead, and rolling over. This class will expand your dog’s vocabulary and provide some “cool” challenges.

Canine Good Citizen - This class focuses on the skills needed to pass the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. Emphasis is on being able to control the dog through verbal commands and hand signals, with less reliance on the leash. The CGC test will be given at the conclusion of the course.

$150 per six week session


Upcoming Class Schedule

Palmetto – Campus
4210 77th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221
*Classes held outdoors*

Basic Obedience (6 months and up)  
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Start Date: Sunday, June 21, 2015 (NO CLASS July 5, 2015)
End Date: Sunday, August 2, 2015

Puppy Obedience (4-6 months) 
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Start Date: Sunday, June 21, 2015 (NO CLASS July 5, 2015)
End Date: Sunday, August 2, 2015

Intermediate Obedience
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Start Date: Sunday, June 21, 2015 (NO CLASS July 5, 2015)
End Date: Sunday, August 2, 2015

*Required Vaccinations: Distemper, Hepatitis (Adenovirus Type 2), Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, Leptosporosis, Bordetella (kennel cough) and Rabies. Puppies should have the last vaccination at or after 16 weeks old with a booster vaccine given 2-4 weeks prior to the 16-week booster.

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For more information, please contact Leanne Ficker at 941.479.6612.

New! Private Dog Training Lessons

You + Your Dog + Our Trainer = Amazing Results! 

Now you and your dog can learn from our expert, certified trainers in the privacy of one-on-one sessions. Whether your dog needs basic obedience or you want to address specific behavior issues, you’ll be amazed at how fast you’ll both learn. Our trainers are known for their expertise and their patience, and you and your dog will enjoy this personalized approach.

$100 per private session
Classes held at our Palmetto Campus
4210 77th Street East  |  Palmetto, FL 34221
*Classes held outdoors*

Call 941.479.6612 to schedule your private session!

*Please Note: For the safety of all concerned, we cannot accommodate dogs showing signs of aggression toward people or other dogs.


We are looking at expanding our Dog Training classes to new locations throughout the Tampa Bay area. If you are interested in classes in locations other than are currently offered please let us know - Click here.


Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc.
4210 77th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221
Telephone: 941.729.5665 | Fax: 941.729.6646

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