Basic Manners

Dog Training Classes

Basic Manners Training Classes

Just finished the puppy series? Want to start training and bonding with your new companion the right way? Effective communication is key - learn how your dog thinks, so you can teach them in a way that is easy for them to learn. Often, it can be tough trying to control those testing teenagers. This class focuses on behavior problem solving, impulse control, barking, jumping, counter surfing, and obedience commands such as “come”, “heel”, “sit”, “down”, “stay”, “watch me”, “no jumping”, “go to bed”, and “leave it”. Teach your dog to come when called with enthusiasm, no matter the distraction!

Prerequisites & Eligibility

  • Ages 16 weeks and older.
  • Your dog must be current on Bordetella, DHPP, Flu, and Rabies at 16 weeks and older, that have been administered by a veterinarian. We recommend pets receive these vaccines at least 2 weeks prior for full immunity, when possible.
  • Unsure of which class is right for you? Contact your dog trainer, Jean Gauchat Hargis, for guidance.

Frequency & Class Size

Classes are one hour per week for 6 weeks. Your first session is without your dog, for orientation. You will enjoy small class sizes, for individual attention.

Greater Sacramento Location

All dog training classes are held at Animal Rehabilitation Center
3017 Gold Canal Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Every class includes the following free resources:

  • Training & Behavior Packet

    Informative information packet from your expert dog trainer, Jean Gauchat Hargis

  • Dr. Ian Dunbar's eBook

    After you Get your Puppy is a priceless eBook for training your puppy, covering chapters like Household Etiquette, Socialization, and Bite Inhibition

  • Top Dog Academy

    Access to the Free Course Collection: Essential behavior & training tips for dog owners and professionals


  • You are required to wear a mask during class.
  • Practice social distancing of at least 6 feet at all times, including during class. 
  • Classes are available to a reduced number of dogs.
  • Please minimize the number of people coming with each dog.  If anyone in your family is feeling ill, please don't come to class.