Check out our new classes! For details and signups, go to the "About Our Classes" drop-down at the top of this page.
To allow our trainers to get some well-deserved rest, Everydog will be closed (except for ring rentals and special events) on the following dates:
Dec. 24- Jan. 1
DIY Enrichment Toys- Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 8pm. Learn how to enrich your dog's life with interactive toys! We will talk about all different types of enrichment that work your dog's brain. We will make our own Snuffle Mat and Tug Toy to take home for your dog (or perfect for a holiday gift for a friend!). This event is for humans only. $40 includes materials.
Scent work drills- Mondays 9am- 4 weeks starting Nov. 22
New! Adolescent "Fun and Train" Day School- Mondays
This day school option is for pups 6 months and up. Drop off your pup for an hour of exercise and enrichment (play with appropriate buddies, walks, etc.) and an hour of strengthening their skills with our qualified trainers. 4-week sessions. Pick up and drop off available within a limited geographic area. More info here
New class: Confidence Building for Shy Puppies
Tuesdays 5pm- next start date Nov. 16. Instructor: Amy. For puppies under 1 year old. This class is designed for young dogs who are fearful or overwhelmed in new situations. We will help your puppy gain confidence using gentle training techniques.
New Class: Polite Leash Walking
Tuesdays 7pm starting Nov. 16. 4 week class. Instructor: Amy. We will focus on the foundation skills that motivate your dog to walk politely on leash. There will be ample time to practice in class.
See list below. We're now scheduling November and December classes!
Go to our class pages for more info, or email diane@everydogllc.
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 currently requiring masks for all students and instructors.
Classes are filling fast, and many November and December 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 or the master registration page to see if there is space- if the class is visible on the registration page, there is room. :
Additional sessions starting in January
Saturdays- next start Jan.
Polite Leash Walking-
Additional sessions start January
New sessions starting in January
Sundays, Next Start Dates TBD (Jan.)
Thursdays, Next Start Dates Dec. (dates tbd)
Additional sessions start January
Drop-in but preregistration required.
December Scentwork Sniff'N'Go's:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
We will resume puppy chats after Labor Day.
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.