Update May 26: Good morning everyone! I've been getting inquiries about our reopening plans- we're all eager to get back to classes! I wanted to give you an update on how things are going.
In-person, indoor group classes are not part of the state's Phase 1 re-opening plan, but all of us on Team Everydog have been discussing what classes will be like when we do re-start. We're putting together a plan for social distancing and sanitizing, for everyone's safety and health. We'll share details of this plan as we get closer.
We're getting closer to resuming Puppy Day School, and have begun exploring the possibility of some outdoor classes.
As always, I am so grateful for your continued support and the wonderful sense of community that you all provide.
Here are the start dates for our new online classes:
Tuesday May 26:
4pm: Manners 1b (4 weeks)
Saturday, May 30:
3pm: Manners 1a (4 weeks)
5pm: Puppy Kindergarten 1a (4 week)
Saturday, June 6:
4pm: Puppy K 1b (4weeks)
Saturday June 13:
Noon: Scentwork 1
1pm: Scentwork 2
We have started two online Novice Rally Obedience classes, contact us if you are interested and we'll try to accommodate you!
Signups are on the "About Our Classes" page. Note: If you have already signed up and paid for a class that was interrupted in March, please contact us before registering for one of these and we will be happy to credit your previous payment. If we are able to open the training center before the session ends, we will poll students in the class to see if they would like to move the class to the center.
We're now offering gift certificates which can be used for any class, either now or when in-person classes start back up..
Purchase here: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/catalog.php?owner=13488040&category=Gift+Certificates
This is a great way to get comfortable with Zoom, an easy to use method of doing online classes and private sessions. Stop in to say hi!
Mondays at 5 pm, or Thursdays at 7 pm. 40 minutes
Sign up here: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=13488040&appointmentType=13699415
Puppy chats: Free! For puppies under 6 months. We'll work on one or two skills, and take some time to discuss your puppy questions.
Mondays at 6 pm,. Drop in, but registration required. Sign up here: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=13488040&appointmentType=13627470 Once you sign up, we'll send you a link to the session.
Our good friends Dan and Yana from Walkapup, who teach here on Wednesday nights, have some excellent online classes coming up: https://www.facebook.com/walkapup/ They are continuing their Wednesday night classes via Zoom and hope to offer more next session!
Melissa, our fabulous Saturday morning trainer, has some great free training challenges posted over on her page: https://www.facebook.com/citydogbook/ She is also continuing to teach her current Manners 1, Tricks, and Scent 1 classes via video- stay tuned for her next set of classes!
All of our trainers are set up to offer this service to you. Individual contact info coming soon- use the "send message" button at the bottom of this page, and your message can be forwarded to your trainer.
Update: in keeping with current guidelines, we will be closed until at least June 8.
Original message, March 25: In thinking about what to write here today, I was thinking about all of you. What can we offer you that would be helpful? Do you need ideas for how to keep your dog busy while you work from home? Ways to have fun with your dog? Perhaps you need basic manners classes or new puppy info? Maybe you miss just talking about dogs with your buddies and would like to continue that social time? To make sure that we’re offering things that will be helpful to you, please take a moment to answer this short survey (about 3 minutes): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YWN6Z9T
We’re all facing uncertainty and anxiety as we figure out how to live in new ways over the next few weeks. You may be experiencing the same financial anxiety that we are, and we don’t want that to stand in the way of your connection to our community. Therefore we will be offering some free as well as paid content, and we want to make sure that we figure out a way to help you with your dog if you need it. Please reach out to us!
I’d also like to take this time to thank everyone for their continued support- we’ve gotten so many messages of kindness and understanding! Your good thoughts are really keeping us going these days, thank you from the bottom of my heart!
When thinking about what Everydog can offer over the next few weeks, I thought about what we do best. There are tons of great online resources out there already, so I asked myself, why would people stay with us? Our trainers are an especially skilled and compassionate group, but so are lots of others. The word that comes to mind about what makes us truly special is community. We’ll all need our friendships and connections to sustain us. Let’s stick together and find new ways to keep our community going!
Everydog Training Center is a dog training collaborative. Founded and managed by Diane Kurkjian, this training center is envisioned as a way to bring all sorts of training classes, from basic manners to dog sports, together into one canine community center. We are committed to science-based training that is kind to dogs and their owners. Let us show you how fun and rewarding dog training can be!
Together we have over 50 years combined experience with dogs. We constantly strive to learn and improve on our own training, and pass our knowledge on to our clients. Our trainers are committed to providing effective, kind and fun training.
The first step in teaching a dog what you want is to set them up for success. Arrange their environment to prevent undesirable behaviors and make desirable ones easier.
Dogs do what works best for them. We need to think about how the situation looks to the dog, and find a way to get success, perhaps by breaking the behavior down into smaller pieces, reducing distractions while they're learning, teaching an alternative behavior, or changing the reward.
Training with gentle, force-free methods improves our relationship with our dogs. Isn't that what it's all about?
We offer private, one-on-one training in addition to group classes. Please use the "send message" button below to contact us for more information.
29 Andover Street, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923, United States
Please see our calendar and class schedule for hours. Other times available by appointment.