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BARK (2)Bark University offers a wide range of classes to fit your needs. From puppy socialization to advanced tricks and Canine Good Citizen certification, Bark U has a class for you!

Lead by our Animal Behaviorist, Diane Anderson CPDT-KA, our classes, a $100.00 value are offered to you at only $50.00 ($25.00 if the dog you are registering was adopted from the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando!)

Classes run on a 5 week cycle, while seminars are offered at one time workshops.  Each is limited to 10 participants per session.

For all classes, dogs must be current on vaccinations and spayed/neutered.  Dogs should also be friendly toward other dogs and people. ALL DOGS MUST also have been vaccinated for the H3N2 flu.

Agility Class @ Pet Alliance Sanford Shelter
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This fun and active class will get both you and your dog moving! Lure your dog through hoops, over jumps, through tunnels and over walks and A-Frames. After your pup has mastered all of that it will be time to take on the teeter-totter. By the end of the class you and your dog will be able to run the entire course together. This class is great for both physical and mental stimulation of your pet. Your pet (and possibly you) will leave class tired and feeling accomplished.
  • Week 1: Jumps, tunnel, weave
  • Week 2: Dog Walk, A Frame
  • Week 3: A Frame, Teeter totter
  • Week 4: Run the course
  • Week 5: Final and Party
Puppy Class @ Pet Alliance Sanford Shelter
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This class is designed for puppies age 6-months-old or younger. Socialization is the key factor and there is no better time than the present to properly socialize your puppy. Learn how to puppy proof your home and get your puppy on a solid routine.

We will cover what vaccinations your puppy needs and why they are so important as well as the importance of spay/neuter. Your puppy’s Destructive Behavior will be discussed as well as ways to prevent it. Engage in a Potty Training discussion including the importance of Crate Training.

Your puppy will learn not to jump, to come when called, to be secure in new environments and when meeting new people. Your puppy will also learn to drop items on command and become well socialized citizens by the end of the course.

  • Week one: Puppy Class Power Point. (No dogs)
  • Week two: OFF, Watch me, easy, pass the puppy, coming when called, strange new things, play.
  • Week Three: Drop it, Take away, loud noises, grooming/examination, play.
  • Week Four: Different people wearing strange things, new places, strange surfaces, Chairs, Stairs, separation, play.
  • Week Five: Final and graduation.
Canine Good Citizen Class @ Pet Alliance Orlando Shelter
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The canine good citizen test is an exam that certifies that your dog is a well-mannered, even tempered member of doggie society. The certificate is issued from the AKC (American Kennel Club). This is not an obedience test, but rather a test of temperament and your dogs over all personality.
  • Class one:
    • Accepting a friendly stranger
    • Sitting politely for petting
  • Class Two:
    • Appearance and grooming
    • Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
    • Walking through a crowd
  • Class three:
    • Sit and down on command and Staying in place
    • Coming when called
    • Reaction to another dog
  • Class four:
    • Reaction to distraction
    • Supervised separation
    • Practice tests.
  • Class five: Final test/certification

Test items include; accepting a friendly stranger, walking on a leash, coming when called and reaction to other dogs.

Basic Obedience @ Pet Alliance Orlando Shelter
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

In basic obedience you will learn how to train your dog using positive reinforcement. Build a better relationship with your pet while learning the basics such as Off, Sit, Down, Stay, Come and walking nicely on a leash.

The classes are one hour long, once a week for five weeks.

  • Week 1: Watch me, easy, off, sit, Down,
  • Week 2: Stay, Come, Stand
  • Week 3: Walking on leash, Automatic sit, position changes
  • Week 4: Leave it! Target, Back up
  • Week 5: Final Exam/Partyv

Bark University Class Descriptions