Class Descriptions and Schedules


We regularly adjust our class offerings based on public and member interest. If you are interested in a class we don't offer, let us know and we might be able to offer one in the future or recommend another club or place that offers it.

Most of our classes are offered In 4 week sessions to make it easier to fit dog training into busy schedules. Session A classes lay the foundation for good training while B session classes expand on the foundation skills taught in the A session classes. Students who complete session A can opt to continue training or continue when the next session B is offered.


Download a Class Registration Form here


 All classes are at our Benicia Training Facility (except Nosework and Tracking)

4740 East 2nd Street, Unit #32  Benicia CA 94510



Please call Trish at 707-567-7027 for more information on following pet classes.

Introduction to Dog Training Class

Join us for our FREE Intro to Dog Training Class Tuesday's at 8:15pm.  No need to register, just come by (NO DOGS PLEASE) and join us for a 1 hour class that will teach pet owners how dogs learn, how to improve your communication skills and how to get started on the path to being a great dog trainer!  Ongoing every Tues night at 8:15p

Beginning Basic Manners A ($100)

This is a 4 week session that starts monthly.   First class is orientation for people onlyNO DOGS. 

NEXT SESSION BEGINS: Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 7:00pm Session Dates are 5/9, 5/16, 5/23

Following Sessions for 2017 at 7:00pm:

  • THURSDAYS (without dogs) 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22

    Beginning Basic Manners B ($100)

    Beginning Manners B is the second half of this course.

    These sessions are the 4 week continuation of Beginning Manners A for students who have completed Beginning Manners A or an equivalent training class.

    NEXT SESSION BEGINS: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7:00pm Remainder of session dates are 4/11, 4/18, 4/25

    Following Sessions for 2017 at 7:00pm:

    • THURSDAYS; 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25
    • TUESDAYS; 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20

    Canine Good Citizen

    TUESDAYS- 6:00PM 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11

    PUPPY CLASS ($100)

    This class is not currently being offered. Please check back.

    We need a minimum of 5 puppies (8-16 weeks old) to hold these 2 four week classes.  Enrollment is ongoing as long as we have puppies in the appropriate age range. Pups may join us after they have had at least one DHLPP vaccination.  Please call Trish at 707-567-7027 for more info.



    Dogs Can Dance Freestyle 1 and 2 ($120 or audit $60)

    Learn basic freestyle moves set to music. Obedience handling experience helpful but not required. 

    Fridays, March 3, 2017 to April 14, 2017

    Next session begins April 28, 2017

    Beginning Freestyle 1 & 2  click link for complete information and pricing --- 3-3:45pm

    Musical Dynamic Rally Challenge   click link for complete information and pricing --- 4-4:45pm

    Performance Freestyle   click link for complete information and pricing --- 5-5:45pm

    VDTC Drill Team Class   click link for complete information and pricing --- 6-6:45pm


    'A Day of Musical Freestyle' May 13, 2017.

    See Flyer for complete details. Discount for VDTC members ~ $35 for half day and $60 for all day~

    Register directly with Judy Gamet at or Register here.



    4 week session- Beginner Find That Scent! ($120)

    4 week session- Intermediate/Advance Find That Scent! ($120)

    Harness your dog's natural hunting instinct to teach scent recognition and get your dog searching for scent in this fun beginner class.

    Thursdays  4:30 until 6:30pm.   Beginners to Advanced.  Beginners can start anytime but please contact Christa several days in advance.

    Register directly with Christa Wendlandt at


    Tracking Class


    Thursday  9am  or  Saturday 9am

    Location:  Different parks in Vallejo and Benicia

    Beginners can start anytime but please contact Christa several days in advance.

    Register directly with Christa Wendlandt at

    Advanced will start later.  Please check back.



    Conformation Handling Class Technique and Run Thru   Mondays 7:00 to 7:30pm  excluding the first Monday of each month

    Drop in $10 pre paid.  At least 4 weeks in advance -  $8.

    Anyone who wants an hour can stay until 8:00pm.  ($20)   At least 4 weeks in advance - $17.

    Contact Debra at with questions.



    AKC RALLY - 4 sessions ($60)

    The THURSDAY class is at 2pm until 4:00pm. It is on an alternating schedule, 2 weeks of class, 1 week off.  You can begin this class at any time.  Please call Joan for complete information.

  • April 13 & 30
  • May 4, 11 & 25

    The WEDNESDAY class at 7pm ongoing

    The Wednesday:.  classes are being taught byJoan at 7:00pm   Same schedule as the Thursday class.   2 weeks of class, 1 week off.  Additonally, Amy Kitay will teach the Rally class on Joan's week off. Therefore the Wednesday class will be every week at 7:00pm

    Please email Amy for further information at

    Please contact: Joan Constantine at

    This class may be rescheduled if attendance is low, check in with Joan and Amy to confirm you are coming.



    NEW 'INTRO TO COMPETITION SKILLS' CLASS ~ 4 week session - $100

    Trainer- Mary Ash
    Wednesday, 10:30-11:30am - 4 weeks - Beginning May 3, 2017
    Class will include heeling properly, including figure 8’s, recalls w/o finish, may also teach finishes separately, sits & downs, sit for exam.

    NEW 'BEGINNER NOVICE' CLASS ~ 4 week session - $100

    Trainer- Mary Ash
    Wednesday, 10:30-11:30am - 4 weeks - Beginning June 7, 2017

    Contact: Mary Ash for more information or to register.

    Beginner Novice and Novice Obedience Run Thru ($10)

    Trainer - Joan Constantine
    After AKC Rally, upon request, Thursday 3:45-4pm
    To schedule a BN or CD practice run thru, contact Joan at

    Advanced Competition Obedience

    Trainer-Teresa Russell
    Wednesday, 5:30pm-6:30pm, ongoing.
    Please contact Teresa to get the details and let her know you are coming.


    Ring Ready Obedience Run Through

    Trainer - Harriet Tucker
    This class fills rapidly. Please register early because it is first come, first served. NEXT RUN THROUGH: April 15, 2017.
    To register provide your contact info, dog's name, breed and jump heights to Harriet Tucker at Harriet Tucker, no later than the Tuesday before the session.

    Click here for Informational flyer.

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