Classes in Athens, Ohio

Puppy class


The 5-week-long Puppy Class is for your new puppy, 8 to 17 weeks. This class features an emphasis on socialization, household manners, preparation for the veterinarian and groomer, meeting new people, and becoming a well-adjusted adult dog.

Topics covered include housetraining success, mouthing and biting, body handling exercises, teaching your puppy to be calm and well-mannered, as well as coming when called, sit, down and leash walking.

Four weeks, class runs from 6:30-7:30 p.m. each week. Cost is $97. Class is held at Central Venue on Carpenter Street in Athens (map below). Learn more or sign up for our mailing list to receive an email when the next class is scheduled.


Basic class, Nov. 5-Nov. 26


Build a foundation for your dog to become a manners superstar! This four-week course takes you and your dog through basic obedience training and house manners, as well as socialization. We offer solutions to common problems such as jumping up, mouthing, cat chasing, rowdiness and more.

Cues covered include sit, stay, down, and come, and we’ll introduce leash walking, common scenarios you encounter on walks, and much more. Work with your instructor via phone or e-mail between classes!

Class is held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. each week for four weeks. Cost is $99. Class is held at Central Venue on Carpenter Street in Athens. Learn more or register.

Our fun, easy-to-follow class curriculum is designed to maximize success for you at home and in real life. Written by a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and designed to make the most of your precious time, Best Pets class lessons include:classes-dog

  • How to get your dog to pay attention to you, in spite of distractions;
  • Getting your dog to come to you anytime;
  • Teaching your puppy to be calm and content in the vet’s office or grooming salon;
  • Creating a dog who is polite with visitors and strangers;
  • Asking your dog to walk beside you on leash, without pulling;
  • How to get your dog respond calmly to family members;
  • And more!

Classes are held in convenient four-week blocks, except puppy class, which is five weeks. (Of course you may attend a make-up class the following session if you have to miss a class.)

All classes are held at Central Venue, 29 E. Carpenter St. in Athens.

It’s absolutely no risk, too: If you’re not 100% satisfied with the quality of our training and our dedication to helping you get the results you’re looking for, come back and take it again – absolutely free of charge.

Central Venue


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