Pawsitively Mannered

Sometimes, it's just fun to learn alongside other dog lovers! If your pooch feels safe and comfortable around his fellow canines and you're into laughing over their antics, getting a roomful of problem-solving ideas and treading a bit lighter on the ol' budget, this is a great option.


You and your puppy will learn:

  • Basic puppy manners such as sit and down

  • How to walk on leash

  • Tips on how to handle handling—so helpful when going to the vet or groomer!

  • Advice on how to handle chewing and mouthing

  • Expert recommendations on where and when to socialize

  • Potty training tips


Puppies who learn healthy habits and polite behaviors turn into happy dogs—who have happy guardians! Puppies and their people will work towards earning their AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certificate throughout this class.


Cost: $150 for six 45-minute classes


For: Puppies 4 to 8 months old 

Start Date: TBD; Thursdays at 6pm


Location: Ready2Wag facility in Yucaipa

Learn simple manners that will make your dog a delight to be around, whether you’re inviting friends over, heading to a neighborhood get-together or hanging out with the kids.


Cost: $150 for six 1-hour classes 

For: Dogs and puppies 4 months of age or older


Start Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 3:30pm

Location: Grassy area on 1007 Calimesa Blvd, Calimesa


Your dog will learn: 

  • The all-important “Come!”

  • How to sit politely

  • How to hold a “Stay”

  • “Leave it" and “Off”—for temptations like food and greetings

  • Relaxed walking on leash

  • How to lie down


The AKC offers Canine Good Citizen testing to acknowledge dogs who have good manners. In these classes, we’ll cover all techniques and situations your dog would be tested on. Testing is optional at the end of the course, and extra fees to AKC apply. Note: this is an intermediate manners class. We will step up behaviors that we learned in Basic Manners or S.T.A.R. Puppy, as well as learn new ones.

Cost: $150 for six 45-minute classes,
$25 for test only (The AKC does not allow trainers to test clients who trained with them)

For: Dogs 6 months of age or older who have taken Basic Manners or S.T.A.R. Puppy

Start Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 6pm

Location: Ready2Wag facility in Yucaipa

Your dog will learn all 10 techniques and situations evaluated on the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test, including:

  • The all-important “Come!”

  • How to sit politely

  • How to hold a “Stay”

  • “Leave it" and “Off”—so helpful for avoiding temptations like food and for handling distractions when walking through a crowd

  • Relaxed walking on leash

  • How to lie down

  • How to politely greet people

  • Being calm during grooming/handling


So much to learn, so little time! Mini Classes are a fun, focused way to fit quality training time into your busy schedule. You’ll get your paws a little dirtier learning the specific training techniques you want to practice most without the time commitment of a full-length class series. In each session, you’ll learn what Fido is thinking, get expert tips on how to “talk” in a way he’ll understand, and enjoy just the right amount of practice time. Each Mini Class is one to three sessions, and each session is 45-60 minutes.


Holiday Manners and Fun

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 23 at 6pm


Cost: $100 for four 45-minute session(s)


For: Dogs 4 months of age or older


Location: Tom and Hound parking lot in Redlands