Class limited to 10 students
7 weeks/$140* (for dogs, 5 months age and over)
(*$10 discount for rescue dogs)
The beginner dog training class covers teaching a dog to sit, stay, down, come, and walk politely on leash.

In this beginner dog training class, handlers also work on getting their dog's attention.

Discussions cover crate training, grooming, housebreaking, and behavior problems.

Handlers must be at least 12 years old.

NOTE: If your dog tries to bite or has bitten a person, or lunges/snaps at other dogs, or you are not physically capable of controlling your dog, then a group class is not a suitable environment. It is best to consult with an animal behaviorist.
What To Bring To Your First Class
Class Rules and Regulations
Beginner Class Handouts

Student Review
I absolutely love this place! I've been taking classes since April 2019 and everyone has been very helpful. Finding Sportsmen's was a life saver. I had to transition my VERY high energy Labrador Retriever from guide dog skills to AKC training.and rules. We were both assessed (given our previous training), and I was given a plan to make us both happy. It was not only retraining my dog but also retraining me. All the instructors are knowledgeable and humane. They realize that every dog has its own personality and challenges. Sportsmen's is not only about training but providing instruction on the proper tools to keep your dog safe and happy (leashes, crates, toys, etc.) Also, the facility is very, very clean. Again, absolutely love this place and all associated with it. Best choice I made for both myself and my fur-baby.

Student Review
Hugo sprung back to good health and was able to make it to the rally trial on Friday. We had so much fun - he took 2nd place (97 pts) for trial 1 (his wonderful classmate, Jade, took first with 98). and it was my error that cost him 3 pts. He/we earned 95 for rally 2, which wasn't bad but he was a bit sluggish, not bad for a guy who had been pretty ill the beginning of the week.and not bad with a handler who was shaking in her boots. ;) Anyhow, just want to thank you and all of the sportsmen's members for all you do all year long and for the fun 'welcome to trial' goodie bag. (I'm using the water bottle and Hugo is grooving on the toys. Such a sweet thing to do) and for all of your support and wonderful training that Hugo and I are getting under your guidance. i am so happy for my connection to Sportsmen's. Thanks again - Randy

Class Days & Times
(If a class you are interested in is shown as closed, you may contact BARBARA POPYK and ask to be placed on a waiting list. Occassionally someone cancels creating an opening.)
Click for SDTC Closed Dates

Monday Evening
7:30 PM
V. Smith, R. Jenkins
  • Session 1 (2024) - 1/8 CLOSED
  • Session 2 - 2/26 CLOSED
  • Session 3 - 4/15 CLOSED
  • Session 4 (summer break 7/1-7/5/2024) - 6/10 CLOSED
  • Session 5 - 8/5
  • Session 6 - 9/30
Monday Morning
9:30 AM
V. Smith, M. Squire, M. Bansen
  • Session 1 (2024) - 2/26 CLOSED
  • Session 2 - 4/15 CLOSED
  • Session 3 - 8/5
  • Session 4 - 9/30
Thursday Evening
7:30 PM
S. Jacques, R. Kuttner
  • Session 1 (2024) - 1/4 CLOSED
  • Session 2 - 2/29 CLOSED
  • Session 3 - 4/18 CLOSED
  • Session 4 (summer break 7/1-7/5/2024) - 6/6 CLOSED
  • Session 5 - 8/1
  • Session 6 - 9/19
Refund Policy: No refunds given after the first class. SDTC Members, Associates and Students:
You must register 48 hours before the start of class or there will be a $10 late fee.


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