About Private Sessions

Please note that while group classes address common concerns and issues some behaviors are more effectively addressed with private, in-home sessions. Many people prefer to begin with a private session to make sure that the home situation is taken care of and then attend group classes. If you are not sure about the best method of dealing with your pets’ specific needs please contact us.



Puppy Class at 9:00am & 10:00am

West Hollywood


Puppy and Dog Obedience Classes
Group classes are an ideal setting to help your puppy or dog learn the basics of obedience and safety, as well as affording the opportunity for socialization with other dogs and people. Group classes help your canine companion learn to focus on you and your commands in an environment with multiple distractions, helping to ensure that your pet will respond to you regardless of the setting.

In addition to the basic obedience commands such as sit, stay, come, down, heel, off/don’t touch, group classes offer training in street protection (wait at the curb) and a basic agility course that includes hoops, jumps, tunnels and bridges to build your dog’s confidence and ability to respond appropriately in a variety of situations.

Puppies as young as 10 weeks of age can enroll providing their shots are current, but your dog does not have to be a puppy to benefit from group classes. Dogs of all ages benefit from socialization and learning and, even if your dog has received training previously, group classes are a great way to reinforce learned commands.

Each group class begins and ends with a general question and answer period giving you the opportunity to address some of the more common issues facing owners such as barking, jumping up or chewing as well as the opportunity to ask about issues related to “homework” between class sessions.

Classes are ongoing and you may begin attending at any time. If, due to scheduling conflicts, you must miss a class, you can make it up.

Beginning Classes
Your dog will learn:
  • come
  • sit
  • stay
  • down
  • heel
  • street protection
  • off/don't touch
  • socialization
  • agility course (jumps, tunnels, bridges and hoops)
Intermediate Classes
Your dog will learn:
  • expansion of skills and commands working toward off-leash control
  • emergency distance commands
  • agility course (jumps, tunnels, bridges and hoops)
Both levels of classes provide solutions for common behavioral problems including:
  • house soiling
  • play biting
  • jumping up
  • aggression
  • barking
  • chewing
  • digging
  • fearfulness

West Hollywood


Puppy classes: Sundays at 9:00 AM

Intermediate class 10:00 AM

When attending classes please bring a leather or fabric leash (no flexi or retractable leashes), a buckle collar (no choke collars) and lots of your dog’s favorite soft treats. If you have a Sporn no-pull harness please bring it with you. Also, do not feed your dog breakfast the day of the class!!

The fee for a course of 5 classes is 200.00 and is payable at the time of the first class. Checks and cash are accepted. Please make checks payable to Shelby Marlo.

** Please do not feed your dog before class

* Come 15 minutes early if it's your First Class to register & sign in

Shelby's training philosophy

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