August Saturday activities
We have a couple of "extra" August Saturdays in between sessions, so we've cooked up a few fun activities! You can sign up for these, or get additional info, on the website. Here is the schedule:
8/14- 9-12 Sniff N Go (check back for details)
Check out our new classes! For details and signups, go to the "About Our Classes" drop-down at the top of this page.
AKC Fit Dog- The AKC FIT DOG Level 1 Course is a fun, fitness course. This course is designed to inspire dog owners to engage in fitness-related activities, while minimizing the risk of injury due to inexperienced instruction. Pre-Requisites: Participants in this class should complete at least a Puppy or Basic Obedience Class first. Dogs should understand the training game and be able to focus on tasks in a group class. This course IS NOT designed for dogs in need of rehabilitation.
Fenzi TEAM Skills- The Fenzi TEAM program is a way of teaching a set of foundation skills for dog training and different dog sports,. This method uses several easy to obtain props to help with heeling, distance work, position changes and so on, while building engagement, energy and precision. It’s a fun way for you and your dog to learn some new skills. If you enjoy a challenge, there is also a titling component, in which you can submit videos and earn titles.
Friday mornings starting April 30.
For more info on Fenzi TEAM: https://fenziteamtitles.com/
Puppy Head Start- Get a head-start on training your puppy today with our new Puppy Head Start program! In this short online course, we will discuss everything from house training, socialization do’s and don’ts, and puppy biting to positive reinforcement techniques, and answer any questions you may have about your puppy and our Everydog classes. We’ll introduce you to some basic training concepts, and get you and your pup started on training techniques with attention exercises, and coming when called. In addition you will have access to handouts and videos to review at your convenience. Sign up for the Puppy Head Start interim program while you’re waiting for Puppy Kindergarten class to open up, so that you can walk right into class with confidence and ease!
Rowdy Rovers- Does your dog get over excited at the sight of other dogs or people, to the point of having difficulty focusing? This class is designed for young dogs who become easily over-aroused in the presence of others. See schedule below.
Teen Dog- Adolescent dogs (age 6-18 months) can present their own unique challenges during this normal developmental stage. They seem to forget some of their prior training and struggle to pay attention to their handlers, as the world becomes much more interesting to them. We will work on basic skills use fun training games, to maintain their bond with family members and improve their attention and impulse control. See schedule below.
See list below. We're now scheduling July and August classes!
Go to our class pages for more info, or email email@example.com
Exciting announcement! We've just added a new option for students: There are now two additional "zoom" spots in each of our Manners and Puppy classes! This means that you can attend a live class from home, and get all of the benefits of being there in person- the ability to watch instruction and demonstrations, ask questions, and be coached by the instructor. This will also be helpful for in-person students who need to miss a class for any reason. If you're interested in a spot, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set you up!
Current covid precautions: Our classes are almost up to full capacity and we're currently allowing two handlers per dog to attend class. We are still requiring masks for unvaccinated people or at the trainer's discretion.
Classes are filling fast, and many July and August in-person classes are now open for registration.
Check the "About Our Classes" drop-down at the top of this page for more info and to sign up.
Please note: classes are filling very fast due to small class sizes. Your spot in the class is reserved when you fill out the online registration and payment.
Here are the classes that are open for registration as of this writing, however check the individual class registration pages to see if there is space- if the class is visible on the registration page, there is room. :
Wednesdays, 4pm starts Aug. 4
Wednesdays, 5:15pm starts Aug. 4
Mondays, 5pm starts Aug. 16
Saturday afternoons start Sept. (date tbd)
Saturday afternoons start Sept. (date tbd)
Please Check Back for Start Dates. (Aug)
Thursdays, 9:45am, starts Aug. 12
Mondays 6:15pm, starts Aug. 16 (no class 9/6)
Wednesday evenings start Sept. (date tbd)
Saturday afternoon- starts Sept. (date tbd)
Thursdays 10:45 am starting Aug. 12
Tuesdays, 7:30pm starts Sept. (date tbd)
Saturday afternoon- starts Sept. (date tbd)
AKC Fit Dog-
Mondays 7:15- next start date tbd
Sundays, Next Start Dates July 18
Thursdays, Next Start Dates Sept. (dates tbd)
Saturday classes starting Sept. 11
Friday classes staring Sept. 10
Tuesdays, 7:30pm (Ongoing)
Drop-in but preregistration required. Some knowledge of rally needed
We have resumed Puppy Day School, and we are continuing to offer occasional online classes- check the "About Our Classes" page.
As always, I am so grateful for your continued support and the wonderful sense of community that you all provide.
Now that we're starting in-person classes again, we're finding that people are more focused on those, however we want to let you know that we are happy to offer an online option for many of our classes if people want it.
We have Puppy Kindergarten, Manners 1, Scentwork and Rally available as online options. Contact email@example.com if you're interested.
We're now offering gift certificates which can be used for any class!
Purchase here: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/catalog.php?owner=13488040&category=Gift+Certificates
Our wonderful friends Hailey and Kaytee Dodge have designed an Everydog T-shirt!
Check it out! www.everydogcovidshirt.bigcartel.com
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.
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.