Beyond Basic Manners

Dog Training Classes

Beyond Basic Manners Training Classes


Advancing your dog obedience skills includes more socialization skills, both dog-to-dog and dog-to-people. You will learn more behaviors and tricks, such as teaching your dog to walk politely on a leash, “heel” both on and off-leash, “watch me”, “no jumping” (teaching your dog not to jump up on people), “stay” from a sit or down, “down” on recall, “stand still”, “go to bed”, “leave it” (how to ignore food and other distractions), “take it” (how to gently take things such as food and toys), how to properly play tug, food games, and sit/down from motion cues, play hide and seek, and more.

Prerequisites & Eligibility

  • Ages 32 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 if this 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. Please bring your dog to the first lesson. 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

COVID-19 MEASURES ARE IN PLACE

  • 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.