West Milford Dog Training Center

Online Enrollment & Payment Available

“Keep calm and walk the dog”

Class Descriptions...

Agility Fun - Level 1: 5 week class: The goal of this class is to have fun and increase the bond you share with your dog. You and your dog will be introduced to a variety of agility obstacles such as jumps, tunnel, pause table, chute, a-frame, tire, ladder, seesaw, and dog walk. 

Prerequisite:  Completion of basic beginner 1, equivalent, or instructor approval. 

Puppy/Dog Social: a great experience for young pups and older dogs too, especially ones recently adopted or re-homed.  Owners and dogs will have access to appropriate toys and equipment and remain on lead.  This is a beneficial way to introduce your puppy or newly acquired dog to different things and start good dog social skills while working in a safe environment.  This is not a training session, group is supervised. 

Puppy Games:  4 weeks: Open to dogs 3 - 7 months of age. 

The fundamentals of learning all begin with games and tricks. Keep training exciting and fun and teach your dog skills you can use throughout your training years. Learn Beg, Crawl, Get it, Bring, Spin, Tag, Back-Up, Step-Up.


Puppy Starter Session: 6 weeks: Open to dogs 3 - 7 months of age.  A great class for young puppies to begin social skills, crate manners, and attention.  Commands:  Drop/Loose, Heads-Up, Leave-It, Squish, Wait, Mine/Yours, Off.

Basic Beginner Level 1: 6 weeks:  Open to dogs 6 months of age or older.

Learn simple obedience commands such as Come, Down, Place, Sit, Stay, Touch as you discover how to communicate with your dog, walk on a loose lead keeping them focused on you and building the bond you share with your dog. 

Basic Beginner Level 2: 6 weeks: Enhance your obedience skills and build on your basic beginner 1 commands with distractions, recall, sit/down stays and turns.  Learn how to combine multiple commands in sequence to challenge your dog’s learning abilities. 


Prerequisite: Completion of basic beginner 1 class.  


CGC Prep: 4 weeks. This class helps prepare you and your dog to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test. Review the 10 steps needed to make your dog a CGC dog. Promote responsible dog ownership, practice your skills, and encourage training of well-mannered dogs. Testing/Evaluator fee additional. 

Confident Canine: 5 week class: Come build trust and confidence in your dog, focus, and have lots of fun. This class is good for all dogs and also a great way to help shy reserved dogs learn self-reliance. Learn to balance on a wobble board, walk a plank, go over jumps, run thru a tunnel, stay on a place box, walk over tetter-totter, climb a ramp. 


Get M.A.D. – 4 weeks. Manners, Attention, Discipline – The foundation work of good training starts with the basics of learning attention, manners, and discipline. Get clear communication with your dog as you gain attention and train wanted behaviors. 


P2 Squared – 4 weeks. Perches & Platforms are great ways to help teach our dogs to work with distance, duration, and distractions while training. This class works all dogs on perches and platforms improving  and strengthening training commands to help gain focus and proof your work.  

Rally: 6 week class: Rally is a fun sport for handlers and dogs alike. Teams navigate a course of numbered signs and exercises such as left turns, right turns,  sits, downs, circles, spirals, figure 8, jumps, and much more. Great for building trust in the dog/handler relationship. Levels Intro/Novice thru Masters/Level 3 taught for AKC and WCR (World Cynosport Rally).

Attention & Focus: 4 week class:  One of the most important things you can teach your dog is attention. This session will give you guidelines and tips to help with concentration with skills such as toss, heads-up, look/watch, name-it game, and touch. Additionally  a good class to aid and  improve ring performance. 

Sit Straight: 4 week class: Are you in the competition ring for obedience or rally? Are you losing points for crooked or out of position Sits?? This class will give you and your dog the additional skills to make those heel sits and/or fronts with more precision and help you obtain the results you are looking for in the performance ring.  

Therapy Dog: 5 weeks: This class helps prepare you and your dog for certification thru Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs. Your dog should possess a solid obedience background. We will expand on long distance sits, downs, stay and recall. Dogs will be exposed to medical equipment, canes, walkers, wheelchair and more. Work thru noise, dog, and food distractions, dog to dog interaction and manners. Therapy testing fee additional. 


Tricks 1 Novice: 4 week class: Get involved with your dog and just have some fun. Learn some of these tricks: jump thru a hoop, Find a treat, Fetch a ball or toy, walk on a balance beam, paws up, spin, touch/target, tunnel, push- ups , and many more.  We will teach ten(10) tricks out of the 20 listed below for novice level in AKC. Trick testing fee additional. 

Walking Rover: 4 week class: Does your dog tug, pull and drag you down the street? These sessions will start you on your way to simple ways to help make the walk more enjoyable and pleasant for you and your dog. Exercise is an important part of your dog’s daily routine, make it something you both look forward to. 


Enrollment, Class Schedule, Policies

Tricks-Novice (pdf)


WM-Ground-Rules-Policies (docx)


WM-Dog-Enrollment-Form (pdf)


WM-Schedule-June (docx)