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Grand Rapids Dog Classes

Next class session begins August September.

New contact obstacles for Agility Just for Fun and Beginning Agility classes!

UKC obstacles, including the "sway bridge", will be added to our classes. More fun!!!

To register for classes contact us through this site and you will receive a registration form and information letter.   Register Here

Grooming is also now up and running. Patrons may phone 616.258.7990 to schedule an appointment.

So The Well Mannered Dog Center is the place for training, gathering, daycare boarding, and NOW GROOMING!


Monday Classes

Time Class Type Class Name Instructor Price

11:00am

obedience

October 9: Beginning Obedience. 8 week course. Positive training but from a leadership stand with no nonsense. Comprehensive one-on-one attention to address your particular needs.

Jean Claude Tamba

$100.00

12:15pm

obedience

October 9: Advanced Obedience. 8 week course. Positive training but from a leadership stand with no nonsense. Tighter compliance and no room for sloppiness! Off Leash work.

Jean Claude Tamba

$100.00

5:00pm

agility

August 28: Intermediate Agility. 8 week course. Full competition class. CLASS IS FULL - call for options.

Andrea Boucher

$120.00

6:00pm

obedience

September 11: Beginners Obedience. 6 week course. The perfect beginners class. Lots of positive reinforcement.

Jill Moore

$80.00

6:00pm

obedience

August 7: Beginning Obedience. 8 week course. Positive training but from a leadership stand with no nonsense. Comprehensive one-on-one attention to address your particular needs.

Jean Claude Tamba

$100.00

6:15pm

agility

August 28: Intermediate Agility. 8 week course. Full competition class. CLASS IS FULL - call for options.

Andrea Boucher

$120.00

7:00pm

obedience

September 11: Advanced Obedience. 6 week course. Reliability is the key here. Class includes exercises needed to take the CGC test offered the last night of class at 8:30. Non class members call WMD.

Jill Moore

$80.00

7:30pm

agility

August 28: Advanced Agility. 8 week course. Full competition class at the Masters Level. CLASS IS FULL - call for options.

Andrea Boucher

$120.00


Tuesday Classes

Time Class Type Class Name Instructor Price

5:00pm

agility

September 12: Advanced Handling. 8 week course. Full competition class.

Kim Langley

$120.00

6:00pm

obedience

October 10: Beginning Obedience. 8 week course. A JC Dog Training Class. Heeling, sit stays, downs, focus. A positive reinforcement with strong leadership. One-on-one attention during class.

Jean Claude Tamba

$100.00

6:15pm

agility

September 12: Intermediate Agility. 8 week course. Full beginning competition class. Correct competition handling skills, obstacles, and weaves.

Kim Langley

$120.00

7:00pm

conformation

Conformation with Clare! Drop in class.

Clare Lodenstein

$10.00

7:00pm

obedience

October 10: Intermediate Obedience. 8 week course. Absolute reliability for the sit-stay off lead and at a distance with distractions. Reliability for the come, long distance and distractions

Jean Claude Tamba

$100.00

7:30pm

agility

September 12: Beginner/Adv. Agility. 8 week course. The step above Agility Just for Fun targeting those who want to challenge their dog or are thinking of competition.

Kim Langley

$120.00

8:00pm

obedience

October 10: Advanced Obedience. 8 weeks. Seriously advanced class from JC Dog Training. Very tight compliance. Off leash work.

Jean Claude Tamba

$100.00


Wednesday Classes

Time Class Type Class Name Instructor Price

10:00am

obedience

Ongoing : Manners. Drop in class. Class is designed to help you with particular hurdles you are having with your dog. Provides floor space and practice under the supervision of Jill Moore.

Jill Moore

$10.00

3:30pm

agility

September 27: Advanced Agility. 8 week course. For those already competing in Agility. Master level handling and dog skills.

Pat Parker

$120.00

5:30pm

agility

September 27: Advanced Beginning Agility. 8 weeks. Extension of the beginner class. More refinement of obstacle skills and more handling options.

Pat Parker

$120.00

6:00pm

specialty

Ongoing: Barn Hunt. 4 week class. Pre req Intro to Rat or trial. 4 students per class. All levels. e-mail ehizer2@aol.com to register

Ellen Hizer

$60.00

6:00pm

obedience

Ongoing: Competitive Foundation Class. The Third Way of dog training, by Chris Bach, will give you tools you need whether your goal is Competitive Obed. Rally, Agility, Tracking

Jodi Brunson

$80.00

6:45pm

agility

September 27: Intermediate Agility. 8 weeks. Extension from Advanced Beginner class. Should know all obstacles. Continued work with handling

Pat Parker

$120.00

7:00pm

specialty

Ongoing: Barn Hunt. 4 week course. pre req Intro to Rat or trial. 4 students per class. All levels. e-mail ehizer2@aol.com to register

Ellen Hizer

$60.00

8:00pm

obedience

September 27: Puppy Manners. Obedience. 8 week course. Fun and games foundation class to move you and your puppy toward obedience or agility work. Rave reviews on this class

Pat Parker

$100.00

8:00pm

agility

September 6: Agility Just For Fun. 6 week class. Try out agility and see if you and your dog like it. Obstacles are lowered and the games are great fun! jumping so dogs must be 10 months or older.

Karen Oliver

$90.00


Thursday Classes

Time Class Type Class Name Instructor Price

12:15pm

agility

September 28: Beginning Agility. 8 week course Learn beginning agility obstacles and handling a short course. Focus is on Fun With Your Dog.

Pat Parker

$120.00

1:30pm

agility

September 28: Beginning Agility. 8 week course Learn beginning agility obstacles and handling a short course. Focus is on Fun With Your Dog.

Pat Parker

$120.00

2:45pm

obedience

September 28: Puppy Manners. Obedience. 8 week course. Fun and games foundation class to move you and your puppy toward obedience or agility work. Rave reviews on this class

Pat Parker

$100.00

6:00pm

agility

September 14: Intermediate Agility. 8 week course. Pre Req Advanced Beginner. E-mail ehizer2@aol.com to register for this class

Ellen Hizer

$120.00

6:00pm

obedience

Ongoing: Advanced Novice. 6 weeks. Pre-Req. Competitive Foundation Class. Class uses The Third Way to prepare you to compete in AKC / UKC Obedience.

Jodi Brunson

$80.00

7:00pm

freestyle

September 7: Beginning Freestyle. 6 week class for those interested in dancing with your dog! Obedience work is a pre-req.

Karen Oliver

$80.00

7:00pm

agility

September 14: Advanced Beginner. 8 week course. Pre. Req. Beginners Agility. E-mail ehizer2@aol.com for registration

Ellen Hizer

$120.00

8:00pm

agility

September 14: Advanced Agility. 8 week course. Full competition Agility class at the Masters Level. E-mail ehizer2@aol.com to register for this class.

Ellen Hizer

$120.00

8:00pm

freestyle

Freestyle Drop in. Gives Advanced Freestyle teams floor space to practice and learn from each other.

Drop In

$10.00


Friday Classes

Time Class Type Class Name Instructor Price

6:00pm

obedience

Ongoing: Open Floor Obedience Proofing. Open practice set against the Flyball Club practice session though not always. Note that floor space is not available on nights of a trial.

Drop In

$10.00

6:30pm

specialty

August 18: 5 week class.An introduction to the canine sport of flyball. Core concepts of recall, drive and flyball techniques.All breeds and ages welcome. Good recall necessary.

Rosalyn Russell

$70.00

7:45pm

specialty

August 18: 5 week class.For those who want to continue the sport and prepare for team/tournament play.Core concepts of box turns, recalls, drive and passing.Previous flyball class or with permission

Rosalyn Russell

$70.00


Saturday Classes

There are currently no Saturday classes.




To register for classes contact us through this site and you will receive a registration form and information letter.   Register Here

Private lessons by appointment:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9am – 3:30pm. Kaye Licata
Sat & Sun - 1 hr. sessions 10 am to 1 pm. Kathryn Snyder
Private lesson $20.00 per 45 minute lesson.

Important Notes and Reminders:

Registration is now OPEN for the upcoming session. Some changes to this schedule may occur depending on public interest in certain classes.

Proof of up-to-date vaccinations is REQUIRED for all classes and lessons.

NOTE: DO NOT PARK in front of any garage-type door at either building!

PLEASE PICK UP after your dogs especially on our neighbor's lawn!

Note: Some classes have prerequisites. Call 616-258-7990 for details.


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