Training

Group training sessions at The Spotted Dog.

Attend a small group dog training program at The Spotted Dog in Oakland.

Our small group dog training program is the perfect choice for pet owners seeking comprehensive and effective training for their furry companions.

Our puppy small group training sessions provide an ideal environment for your young pup to learn essential obedience skills and socialize with other dogs in a controlled setting.

Unlike larger classes, our small group approach ensures individualized attention from our experienced trainer, enabling your dog to progress at their own pace and address specific behavioral challenges.

Essential Obedience Skills

Every dog needs to learn the basics and our classes are designed to teach your dog all the skills needed for a well behaved dog.

Learn Alongside Other Dogs

Our classes provide the perfect controlled environent to work on skills around distractions and real world settings.

Individualized Attention

We keep our class size small so that our trainers are able to give each person and dog personal attention.

“With a focus on positive reinforcement and tailored guidance, our Oakland-based dog training classes create a supportive community where both you and your four-legged friend can thrive.”

Group Training Sessions

Join us and experience the benefits of personalized dog training in a close-knit and friendly atmosphere.

Basic Obedience Training Group Classes

6 One-Hour Classes

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Pups over 4 1/2 months of age at the start of class will learn ~

  • Sit
  • Lie Down
  • Stay
  • Come When Called
  • Walk Without Pulling
  • Polite Greeting
  • Drop It

Classes are $240 per session paid upon registration.

Puppy Preschool Group Classes

6 One-Hour Classes

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Pet parents and their pups who are Under 4 1/2 months of age at the start of class will learn about:

  • Housebreaking
  • How to Stop Puppy Biting
  • Polite Greetings (without jumping up)
  • Sit on command
  • Name Recognition
  • Drop It

Classes are $240 per session paid upon registration.

We Look Forward to Welcoming you to Group Training at the Spotted Dog

Please arrive a few minutes early and walk you dog just before. Remember do not feed before class!

Please bring the following to class:

4 ft leash- NOT retractable
Soft treats you dog loves- cut in tiny pieces
Collar- no choke or prong collars
1 Hungry Dog

Meet the Trainer

Sue Lavoie

Trainer / Instructor / Behavior Counselor

I began my dog training career over 30 years ago, teaching pet parents and their dogs in a wide variety of disciplines including ~

  • Pet dog training (all ages and breeds)
  • Obedience training
  • Service dog training
  • Scent detection and Search and Rescue
  • Therapy dogs
  • Canine Good Citizen
  • Companion dogs

For more information about Sue and her methods and experience, visit her website:

A supportive community where both you and your four-legged friend can thrive.