Extracurricular Classes

Let the fun begin!

Why attend Reno’s best dog sports, tricks, and specialty dog training classes?

Have fun with your dog

Burn off extra canine energy

Gain dinner party bragging rights

Cement your dog’s focus

Did we mention the fun?

A few things to know about attending class with us

Our classes are small, so pre-registration is required. No drop-ins, please.

School-aged children are warmly welcomed to participate, but must be accompanied and supervised by a parent.

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Our training facility is located at 9475 Double R. Blvd., Suite B-12 in South Reno. (Here’s a map.)

See below for classes and details!

Click a class to go directly to it, or scroll down to see them all:

Cooperative Nail Trims

Intro to K9 Nose Work class

K9 Nose Work level 2: Vehicles & Exteriors class

K9 Nose Work level 3: Intro to Odor class

Super Tricks! dog training class

Therapy Dog & Handler Skills

Hound About Town class

AKC Canine Good Citizen Prep Class

Cooperative Nail Trims

Teach your dog to love their pedicure – even if they hate it! If you and your dog dread nail-trimming time, or you’d like to trim your dog’s nails at home but don’t know where to start, this class will get you where you want to be!  Over the course of 4 weeks, we’ll teach you how to trim your dog’s nails safely, and teach your dog that it’s not so bad after all. You’ll both enjoy a lifetime of pleasant and easy pedicures – not to mention all the money you’ll save at the vet’s.

Cooperative Nail Trims class details

  • 4 weeks of group class
  • $190 tuition

Prerequisites

Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Manners, or equivalent level of training. Unsure? Just ask us!

Class Schedule

Saturdays at 4:00pm, starting on Feb. 10 and ending on Mar. 2, 2024

Intro to K9 Nose Work class

Get your start in the fastest-growing dog sport in the Reno, Carson City, Tahoe area with our NACSW-certified K9 Nose Work® classes!

It’s no wonder K9 Nose Work has taken the dog-loving world by storm. Nearly any dog can play and excel, it’s crazy fun for dogs and humans both, and you can compete or just play for fun. Based on police K9 detection work, the sport taps into your dog’s natural ability to hunt, plus their love of food and toys. It provides excellent exercise for even the most energetic dog, but is also a perfect fit for slower canines (be they retired competition dogs, or injured, disabled, or elderly pooches) who would benefit from some brain exercise.

Intro to K9 Nose Work® class details
  • 6 weeks of group class
  • $300 tuition 
Prerequisites

No class requirements, but dogs must be comfortable around people, and able to wait in your vehicle without supervision while they wait their turn. Dogs who don’t enjoy the company of other dogs are welcome to play so long as they can ignore fellow canines at a distance of 15 feet, because searches are done one dog at a time. (Not sure whether your dog is ready for Nose Work class? Reach out to chat with us.)

Class Schedule

Fridays at 6:00pm, starting on July 26, 2024

This class tends to fill QUICKLY! Email us to get on the wait list and be first to know when a new sessions opens for registration.

K9 Nose Work level 2: Vehicles & Exteriors class

Take your new Nose Work skills outside the classroom! Your dog learns to account for wind, moisture, outdoor surfaces, and to cover large search areas efficiently. We also up the ante by searching for buried items and items hiding on vehicles. You’ll be truly amazed at what your dog can do with her nose!

K9 Nose Work level 2 class details
  • 6 weeks of group class
  • $300 tuition
Prerequisites

Intro to K9 Nose Work class, or equivalent level of training. Dogs must be comfortable around people, and be crate trained or able to wait in a vehicle without supervision. Dogs who don’t enjoy the company of other dogs are welcome to play so long as they can ignore fellow canines at a distance of 15 feet. (Not sure whether your dog is ready for Nose Work class? Reach out to chat with us.)

K9 Nose Work level 3: Intro to Odor class

Dogs can do mind-boggling things with their noses, and level 3 class proves it as we move your dog from finding items to tracking small traces of odor. We’ll take field trips to work in a variety of new indoor and outdoor locations and search environments. This class puts some new emphasis on your handling skills, including learning when and how to give direction and when to trust your dog’s nose.

Intro to K9 Nose Work® class details

  • 6 weeks of group class
  • $300 tuition

Prerequisites

Intro to K9 Nose Work class. Dogs must be comfortable around people, and be crate trained or able to wait in a vehicle without supervision. Dogs who don’t enjoy the company of other dogs are welcome to play so long as they can ignore fellow canines at a distance of 15 feet. (Not sure whether your dog is ready for this Nose Work class? Reach out to chat with us.)

Class Schedule

Contact us for info on upcoming classes.

Super Tricks!

Have fun with your dog! Wear her out! Impress your friends! Earn an AKC Trick Dog title in the process! If you’ve ever wondered how they train dogs to do all those groovy things for TV and movies, we’ll show you how in this fun, creative class. We’ve got all sorts of tricks in mind for you to teach your dog, or come with your own ideas and we’ll make them happen. (Sit pretty, put your toys away, walk on your hind legs, high five, and play dead are just a few options…)  Tricks also ensure smiles and giggles on the Therapy Dog job!

Warning: Your dog may become hyper responsive and focused as a result of tricks training. Also, giggling may occur. Should excessive silliness last for more than four hours, we recommend rewarding it, putting it on cue, and earning a title for it.

Super Tricks details:
  • 6 weeks of group class
  • $300 tuition
Prerequisites

Completion of Basic Manners class or equivalent level of training. Unsure? Just ask us!

Class Schedule

Mondays at 6:00pm, starting June 17, 2024

This class tends to fill QUICKLY! Email us to get on the wait list and be first to know when a new sessions opens for registration.

Therapy Dog & Handler Skills

If you’ve got a laid-back pooch who seriously (and calmly) enjoys the company and attention of strangers, you might think about teaming up with your dog to do therapy work. Therapy dog teams visit hospitals, senior homes, and the like to bring comfort and joy to those in our community who need it most. Plus it’s a great way to spend time bonding with your dog. Class covers training tips and techniques, teaches you how to read early, subtle signs of stress in your dog to make sure she truly enjoys the work, and helps prepare you for the Alliance of Therapy Dogs test. You’ll also meet working therapy dog teams and an ATD Tester to learn more about the details of real-life therapy dog visits.

Therapy Dog & Handler Skills class details
  • 6 weeks of group class, once/week
  • $300 tuition
Prerequisites
  • Dogs must be over 1 year old to attend this class
  • There are no specific class requirements, but previous training is beneficial.
  • Therapy dogs should ignore other dogs while on the job, so if your pooch is hyper friendly with fellow canines, you may need to do some extra work to keep her focused on the job. Not sure if your dog is a good therapy candidate? Take this self-assessment survey.
Class Schedule

Sundays at 10:30am, starting April 14, 2024. No class on May 12 or May 26. Graduation on June 2.

This class tends to fill QUICKLY! Email us to get on the wait list and be first to know when a new sessions opens for registration.

Hound About Town

Become the envy of your friends as you train your pup to go anywhere with you! Each week your instructor will take you to a different real-world location to perfect your dog’s manners in locations such as the Sparks Marina, downtown Reno, dog friendly stores, coffee shop patios, dog-friendly breweries, and more! Explore the best dog-friendly venues that Reno/Sparks has to offer with the support of your instructor, make some new friends (human and canine) along the way, and work toward your AKC Canine Good Citizen -Urban title while you’re at it!

Hound About Town class details
  • Six weeks of group class in dog-friendly public spaces
  • $300 tuition
Prerequisites
  • Walkabout Class or equivalent level of training.  If you are unsure, just ask!  
  • Please note that you must have your CGC title to be tested for the CGC-Urban
Hound About Town schedule:
  • Sundays at 10:30am, starting June 23, 2024

AKC Canine Good Citizen test prep class

Canine Good Citizens enjoy many extra canine privileges. They’re more likely to be welcomed into hotels, work places, and rental housing as just a few examples. Becoming a CGC is also a great first step toward therapy dog work. Besides all that, CGC class is another fun way to work on real-life manners for a dog you can trust in all manner of situations.

Canine Good Citizen class details
  • 5 weeks of group class
  • CGC test (optional)
  • $250 tuition includes your CGC test fee (regularly $30)
Prerequisites

Walkabout Field Trip class or equivalent level of training

Class Schedule

Mondays at 6pm, starting February 26, 2024

Hound About Town Field Trip class

Become the envy of your friends as you train your pup to go anywhere with you! Each week your instructor will take you to a different real-world location to perfect your dog’s manners in locations such as the Sparks Marina, downtown Reno, dog friendly stores, coffee shop patios, dog-friendly breweries, and more! Explore the best dog-friendly venues that Reno/Sparks has to offer with the support of your instructor, make some new friends (human and canine) along the way, and work toward your AKC Canine Good Citizen -Urban title while you’re at it!

Hound About Town class details
Six weeks of group class in dog-friendly public spaces
Punch-card-style attendance – you will have EIGHT weeks to use your SIX weeks of class
$295 tuition

Prerequisites
Walkabout Class or equivalent level of training. If you are unsure, just ask!
Please note that you must have your CGC title to be tested for the CGC-Urban

Hound About Town schedule:
Hound About Town is currently meeting on Sundays at 6:30pm. The time may change seasonally.
This is an on-going class, which means you can start as soon as we have a space open. This is typically within 1-2 weeks of your registration.

Meet the Fur & Feather Works training team

We love dog training. We love teaching. And we believe in being the best at both.

“It was a blast!!!”

“Just got home from Super Tricks training class! It was a blast for me, my dogs, and all the participants!!! We learned some really fun new dog tricks to work on during the long winter nights…” – Excited dog mom Erin, from her Yelp review

Questions about extracurricular classes?