Puppy & Obedience Classes

Real-life training classes for real-life results

Our puppy training and manners dog training classes are the best Reno has to offer:

Taught by experienced professional dog trainers

Focused on results outside the classroom

Small class size for personalized attention

All positive reinforcement training

Lots (and lots) of 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 plus a few great package deals!

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

Puppy Kindergarten Training Class

Basic Manners Dog Training Class

Walkabout Field Trip Class

Rocket Recall Field Trip Class

Overgreeters Anonymous Class

Puppy Kindergarten Training Class

How about puppy relief today and a behaviorally healthy dog for all the days to come? We’ll cover foundational basic manners with a focus on teaching your pup calm behavior around you, strangers, guests, and fellow canines. Puppy socialization includes carefully managed play time, with pups grouped by size and play style. And if puppy antics like potty training, puppy biting, and chewing up your stuff have you rattled, you’ll love our pre-class orientation to get a handle on those things first.

You get 6 weeks of group Puppy Kindergarten class + 1 pre-class orientation
  • $300 tuition includes all 6 group sessions, orientation, and your training homework handbook
  • Orientation is on Mondays and Thursdays at 7:30pm
Your puppy must:
  • Be under 4 months old at the start of class
  • Have been seen by a veterinarian and declared healthy
  • Have BEGUN their puppy shots (It is NOT required to have completed your puppy’s vaccination series. Questions about vaccine requirements or cleaning protocols? Check out our FAQ or ask us!)
Our Puppy Kindergarten classes run continuously, so you can start anytime without being behind!
  • Call us or enroll online to reserve the next open space in one of our Puppy Kindergarten classes
  • Get started right away on house training, puppy mouthing, and chewing your shoes in our pre-class orientation
  • Enroll as soon as you know you’re getting a puppy and we will set a start date that works best for you!
Puppy Kindergarten classes are available on: 
  • Tuesdays at 6:00pm
  • Saturdays at 12:30pm
  • Sundays at 3:00pm


Looking for a complete training course for your dog? Check out the Benji Bundle and Lassie Package below.

Basic Manners Dog Training Class

The perfect class for “teenage” and adult dogs of any age who need to learn or brush up on the basics. If you’re living with an unruly pooch or a dog whose hearing, ahem, tends to be a bit spotty, this is the class for you. We cover basic obedience like sit, down, coming when called, and walking nicely on leash. Our main goal is building self-control and focus in distracting situations so you can rely on your dog’s good manners no matter the situation.

You get 6 weeks of group Basic Manners class + 1 pre-class orientation
  • $300 tuition includes all 6 group sessions, orientation, and your training homework handbook
  • Orientation is on Mondays and Thursdays at 7:30pm
Your dog must:
  • NOT show aggression towards other dogs or people.
  • Be healthy and up-to-date on vaccinations
  • No previous class or training is required
Our Basic Manners classes run continuously, so you can start anytime without being behind.
  • Call us or enroll online to reserve the next open space in one of our Basic Manners classes
Basic Manners classes are available on:
  • Sundays 9:00am
  • Thursdays at 6:00pm
  • Saturdays at 11:00am
Looking for a complete training course for your dog? Check out the Benji Bundle and Lassie Package below!
Have questions? We have answers. Check out our FAQ, watch the video below, or contact us.

Walkabout Field Trip Class

How about a some beautiful leash manners? If you’re as serious about real-life results as we are, join us to take your dog’s polite leash walking skills from “ow, my arm hurts” to “look at that heel!” Enjoy a fun, trainer-guided field trip walk through the neighborhood, to build a cosmopolitan canine ready to accompany you anywhere (and make you look good doing it).

Walkabout Field Trip class details
  • 3 weeks of group training sessions in and out of the classroom, plus written homework instructions
  • $135 tuition
Prerequisites

Basic Manners class or equivalent level of training. 

Upcoming Walkabout Field Trip Classes (please check your calendar before you sign up!):
  • Saturdays at 9:15am, May 18 through June 8
  • Wednesdays at 6:00pm, June 19 through July 10 (no class July 3)
  • Saturdays at 9:15am, July 27 through August 10
  • Wednesdays at 6:00pm, August 21 through September 4
  • Saturdays at 9:15am, October 5 through October 19
  • Wednesdays at 6:00pm, October 23 through November 6
  • Saturdays at 2:15pm, December 7 through December 21

Rocket Recall Field Trip class

If you’re a dog-loving outdoorsy type, this real-life field trip class will have your best friend ready to join you on any adventure – on or off leash! Starting in the classroom then working up to an outdoor training excursion, our trainer will guide you into building a calm, focused dog out in the wide, wide world – no matter what distractions the wilderness throws your way!

Rocket Recall Field Trip class details
  • 3 weeks of group training sessions in and out of the classroom, plus written homework instructions
  • $135 tuition
Prerequisites

Basic Manners class or equivalent level of training.  This class is not appropriate for reactive dogs or dogs with aggression issues, as there will be quite a bit of movement as well as off-leash activity.  

Upcoming Rocket Recall Field Trip Classes (please check your calendar before you sign up!):
  • Wednesdays at 6:00pm, May 22 through June 5
  • Saturdays at 9:15am, June 22 through July 13
  • Wednesdays at 6:00pm, July 24 through August 7
  • Saturdays at 9:15am, August 24 through September 14 (no class August 31)
  • Wednesdays at 6:00pm, September 25 through October 9
  • Saturdays at 2:15pm, November 2 through November 16
  • Wednesdays at 6:00pm, November 20 through December 4

Overgreeters Anonymous class

A class specifically designed for those enthusiastic, highly-social dogs who just LOVE other people and dogs … to the point of embarrassing their owners. Have your neighbors have started crossing the street when they see you coming to avoid being jumped on, licked, barked at or otherwise overwhelmed with canine love? Are you afraid to take a group class in case your dog is too disruptive or hyper? This class is for you! We’ll focus on teaching your pooch to control himself around other people and dogs, without squashing his spirit, so you and he can ace the first impression and enjoy a stress-free social life.

Overgreeters Anonymous class details

  • 7 weeks of group training sessions in and out of the classroom, plus written homework instructions. The first class is without dogs.
  • $325 tuition

Your dog must: 

  • Be crate trained. Owners are strongly encouraged to bring their own collapsible crate to class for their dog to take a break in. If you don’t have your own crate, we can provide you one.
  • NOT show aggression towards other dogs or people (check out our private training options for that)
  • Be healthy and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Upcoming Overgreeters Anonymous Classes:

  • Sundays at 5:00pm, starting May 5, 2024. No class on May 12 or May 26. Graduation on June 30.
  • The final 2 classes (field trip classes) on June 23 and June 30 will be at 9:00am to avoid the heat.

The Benji Bundle:

Save $120 when you bundle Basic Manners with our Field Trip Classes

We won’t be training your dog to save kidnapped children, but with the Benji Bundle she’ll learn to handle just about any other life situation that comes her way. This trio of classes (6 weeks of Basic Manners foundation plus both our 3-week Walkabout and Rocket Recall field trip classes) is designed to teach your dog the art of polite companionship at home and anywhere you’d like her company, from city errands to weekend outings. In addition to a charming, impressively well-behaved pooch, you’ll also receive discounts on additional Fur and Feather Works classes and workshops.

Contact us to sign up or click below to get more details

The Lassie Package:

Save $150 when you bundle Puppy K, Basic Manners, and two 3-week Field Trip Classes

Okay, Lassie wasn’t real. (Did you know she was played by about 10 different dogs?) Still, we all yearn for that ideal companion dog. Our Lassie Package bundles all the classes you need to help your puppy grow up to be a polite member of society, welcomed everywhere you take her. You wouldn’t stop a child’s education after kindergarten and expect her to become a rocket scientist, right? Think of the Lassie Package as your dog’s K-12 education. Plus you’ll get discounts on other Fur and Feather Works classes and workshops, too!

Contact us to sign up or click below to get more details

Meet the Fur & Feather Works training team

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

“I now have a dog I’m comfortable taking [everywhere]…”

“I took my Lab for Puppy Kindergarten and then Basic Manners. [The classes] helped me correct my dog’s bad habits and stop others that were developing. I now have a dog I am comfortable taking on outings in the city and in rural settings, thanks to Fur and Feather Works.” – Proud dog parent Paul, condensed from his Yelp review

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