Group Training Classes

Ruff House Pet Resort in Riverside offers several obedience classes to meet the needs of all our customers.
Riverside (951) 588-1200 info@ruffhousepetresort.com

Our Certified Dog Trainers are educated and experienced with obedience training and behavior modification. You may choose to begin with Puppy Class, Basic Obedience and then Canine Good Citizen.

Puppy 101 Class

Date: July 10th, 2017 Mondays at 6:00pm (4 week class)
Location: Riverside Training Room-Ruff House Pet Resort
Requirements: 4-6 months of age
Register: $95.00 info@ruffhousepetresort.com

Puppy 101 Class is designed for puppies under 6 months old. Socialization with dogs and people, basic manners, introductions to new surfaces, sights, sounds, and surroundings. Crate training, mouthing, chewing, basic handling skills as well as fun and games to keep your dog busy and out of trouble.  This is a great class for anyone that wants to get ready for basic obedience class and eventually become a Canine Good Citizen (CGC).

Basic Obedience Class

Date: June 27th 2017, Tuesdays at 6pm (6 week class)
Location: Riverside Training Room-Ruff House Pet Resort
Register: $135 info@ruffhousepetresort.com

6 week training program where dog owners work one-on-one with their dogs,  in the group classroom setting, to gain understanding and control. Basic Commands using verbal cues and hand signals include sit, down, off, stay and leash walking. Advanced training or Canine Good Citizen are the next step in our series of group classes.

AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Class

Date: June 28th 2017, Wednesdays at 6pm (6 week class)
Location: Riverside Training Room-Ruff House Pet Resort
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience and good control of your dog
Register: $150 info@ruffhousepetresort.com

Canine Good Citizen is an organized AKC program teaching your dog manners and social skills in a public setting. Dogs must learn all the commands and be on cue during distractions, distance, and duration periods. At the end of class your dog will take a 10 point evaluation by an AKC Certified Evaluator and can earn the CGC Certification.

AKC Trick Dog Class (Novice) NTD Title

Date: July 13 2017, Thursdays at 6pm (6 week class)
Location: Riverside Training Room-Ruff House Pet Resort
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience and friendly with other dogs/people
Register: $135 info@ruffhousepetresort.com
Trick Dog Novice is the 1st class in the AKC Trick Dog series of 4. Your dog will learn at least 10 skills from the Novice list: Balance beam, Bark on cue, Crawl, Fetch it and give, Find it,  Get your Leash, Get in, Get on, Hand signals (down, sit, or come), High five, Hold,  Jump thru a low hoop, Kennel up, Kiss, Paws up, Push-ups, Shake hands, Spin in circle, Touch it, Tunnel. At the end of class your dog will perform 10 tricks in the presence of an AKC approved Evaluator.

AKC Trick Dog Class (Intermediate) ITD Title

Date: July 13 2017, Thursdays at 7pm (6 week class)
Location: Riverside Training Room-Ruff House Pet Resort
Prerequisite: Trick Dog Novice Title completed
Register: $135 info@ruffhousepetresort.com
Trick Dog Intermediate is the 2nd class in the AKC Trick Dog series of 4. Your dog will learn at least 12 skills from the Intermediate list: Crawl Tunnel, Leg Weave, Hide in a Box, Roll Over, Barrell Racing, Wave Good Bye, Teeter Totter, Open a Door, Place, Mail Carrier, Pull on a Rope. At the end of class your dog will perform 12 tricks in the presence of an AKC approved Evaluator.

AKC Community Canine Advanced (CGCA Title) Class

Date: summer date tbd (6 weeks)
Location: Riverside Training Room-Ruff House Pet Resort and some public outings
Prerequisite: Completed Canine Good Citizen Class
Register: $165 info@ruffhousepetresort.com

AKC Community Canine is an advanced level of the Canine Good Citizen Program. In AKC Community Canine Class, dogs learn the advanced version of the initial 10 manners taught during CGC. Dogs can earn the CGCA (Advanced CGC) title. The goal of AKC Community Canine is to test the dog’s skills in a natural setting not a show ring. AKC Community Canine, the “walks through a crowd” test item will involve the dog walking through a real crowd at a dog show, on a busy sidewalk, at a training club or in a local park. American Kennel Club-CGC Certification Program.

Therapy Dog Class (not the same as service dog training)

Date: Saturday June 24, 2017 from 2:30pm-5pm (1 day class)
Location: Riverside Training Room- Ruff House Pet Resort
Prerequisite: Completed Canine Good Citizen Class, at least 1 year of age
Register: $150 training@ruffhousepetresort.com

Therapy dogs provide a service to the community through volunteer work at hospitals, assisted living homes, and programs for developmentally disabled children and adults. If you want to train your dog to become a volunteer in the community you will need to get certified. This class provides hands on therapy practice work and helps prepare for the Therapy Dog Certification. We’ll guide you through the process and requirements for therapy dogs and help you understand the ins and outs of therapy dog work. We recommend you review our blog post Therapy Dogs 101 before you register for class.

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Therapy Dog International
Canine Good Citizen
American Kennel Club