Basic Obedience & Manners Group Class

Young or old, novice or skilled - it's always a good time to learn pleasant manners!

For those who want a step in the right direction and to those who want all four on the floor and a solid foundation, our new curriculum and class structure will allow students to choose how far they want to take their education. With the student’s choice of how far they’d like to take their education, coupled with a much more flexible schedule that allows for class attendance more than once a week, we’ve designed our new program to present the opportunity for even more success.

Our Basic Obedience & Manners Group Training Classes build a foundation of solid communication before moving on to more complex behaviors. Begin at the beginning and take one step at a time.

The Value of Our Group Class Training

More than one opportunity to attend class weekly.

A complete Montessori approach that allows our students to work at their own pace.

Small class sizes allows us to provide a semi-private learning environment for our students.

Our classes are centered around working toward proficiency before just moving to the next behavior or cue.

Explain dog behavior to help develop a better understanding between our students and their furry family members.

Our trainers not only have years of experience with group classes, but a working knowledge of dog body language & behavior.

Curriculum presented in a way that allows the trainer to offer coaching moment to moment and the ability to address issues outside of the curriculum. 

In Our Basic Obedience & Manners Group Training Course We’ll Cover:

  • Good manners Sit, loose-leash walking, recall.
  • Impulse control Anti-jumping, wait at the door, down.
  • In-home management Advice on good routines, consistency, and problem prevention where it counts the most—in and around your home.

Take a look at what’s taught in our step-by-step approach to our group training classes.

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dog daycare in nkyPuppy training is an important step in getting your new furry family member off to the right start. We provide more flexibility than other local classes to help you with your time, your schedule and your success.

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To start any educational endeavor can be intimidating..

We make it an adventure!

Now that you’ve worked on some basics and are beginning to develop communication with your dog – It’s time to take the next step!

Whether it’s going out for a walk or visiting the vet, having confidence in your dog’s leash manners is important. In this course we will not only continue working on leash manners, but will begin come, stay and work on targeting.

Cues from a distance, behaviors held for a period of time and responding appropriately even with distractions, are some of the challenges student pairs will face outside of the class room. In this course we will continue to build up from the foundation to proficiency.

Our Group Classes are currently full.

With the exception of those currently on our wait list, the next enrollment opportunity will be early 2018.

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New Beginnings and Karen have been wonderful! I love that they love my pup as much as me AND I love that they encourage good behavior too! I feel fully confident and relaxed when she's there and know she's getting the exercise and socialization that she needs. I love that they treat each dog with individual love and care. This is clearly so much more than a business- its a calling. I am so very sad that they had to close. My pup will miss them immensely and so will we. I look forward to see what the next generation NBK9 is. With Karen at the helm, I'm certain that it will be ground breaking and dog-wonderful!read more
Emily Long
12:43 29 Sep 17
Love everything about this place. We started with training for our dog 4 years ago. We quickly fell in love with the team, everything they were teaching us and our dogs positive response to their training methods and them. We started doggie daycare soon after that and can't imagine our life without it. Our high energy boxer goes there 2 days a week and has the biggest smile on her face when we pick her up. Karen and her team are caring and knowledgeable and I wouldn't trust my dog to go anywhere more
Earnest Jackson
00:15 23 Aug 17
The owner and staff at New Beginnings K-9 Training are hands down the best in the area. Finley our five month old GSD has been going to New Beginnings since we adopted her at eight weeks of age. After adopting Finley, I looked high and low for the best training and boarding facility in our area. Several people recommended New Beginnings K-9 and shortly after orientation, a tour of the facility, and meeting the owner, it was easily the best decision for our new addition to the family. For the past several months Finley has been attending puppy and obedience training two days a week and the classes our paying off tremendously. Finley would not be the dog she is today if it was not for the in-depth training she has received from the highly trained owner and staff at New Beginnings K-9. In addition to the training, we also utilize the boarding services for Finley at New Beginnings when away on family vacations. It's nice to leave home knowing our puppy is having fun and most importantly in caring hands. I know Finley is always excited to see us when we return home, but I also know she loves to spend her days at New Beginnings K-9. I can't thank the owner and the staff enough at New Beginnings for all of the work they have done to coach and train Finley to be the amazing puppy she is today and providing her the best care when we are away from home. It's so good to know Finley has a second home in New Beginnings K-9 more
David Schmauch
13:58 22 Aug 17
When we got our lab puppy, we thought we could handle the training on our own, but soon we realized we needed help. Thankfully we found New Beginnings. We were just looking for training, but now Willow is in daycare twice a week and has boarded when we can't take her with us. She loves Karen and all the amazing people that take care of her. She is thriving in training and so are we. We went through an intense training with our last lab and I knew I wanted a different approach. This is more than positive reinforcement, Karen shows you how the dogs think and how to read their body language. She has given me the confidence that I need to make Willow a better and happier more
Tina Slaght
01:23 22 Aug 17
This place is nothing short of incredible! I was so nervous about taking our dog to a kennel after all of the bad things you hear. They treat him like he is their own. They love these dogs so much and they are well taken care of! I am never scared to leave him here because I know I don't have to worry!!!read more
Jennifer Wetzel
21:34 14 Aug 17
Being a new dog owner as of last fall, we were fortunate to find such a great dog care facility. New Beginnings has been a much needed source of guidance and confidence with allowing us to raise a well-behaved yorkie. As a puppy, our dog, Scout, had ringworm and was unable to attain social skills that majority of other dogs had already gathered by that time. In taking our pup to New Beginnings, he was able to slowly get acclimated to the normal sociability of his age. New Beginnings has truly made a difference in our pup's life and has been a tremendous blessing to our entire family. We don't know what we we do without doggy daycare and boarding! Our dog loves all the playtime with his pup friends, and we know he is safe and well taken care of at New more
John Martini
01:15 14 Aug 17
NBK9 is a top notch doggy daycare and boarding facility. They treat the dogs with the utmost respect and are completely open and forth coming with everything that happens in the facility. I also love the set pick up and drop off hours. As the owner of a dog with high anxiety I know how stressful it is for my dog to see people and animals coming and going all day. At NBK9 SHE gets to actually relax as she would at home. Anytime I bring my dog there she can't wait to run in the door, which is her way of telling me she loves it there!!read more
Stephaney Theobald
15:38 05 Jul 17
As a new dog owner, K9 Beginnings has been amazing. Karen and her staff set the bar extremely high for how a boarding and training facility should be operated. With scheduled drop off and pick up times, dogs are treated to a routine and scheduled day. This helps establish a secure and anxiety-free environment for all pets. Dogs are treated to a pristine facility, trained employees, and safe AND supervised play times. Facebook and Instagram posts will also allow you to see all the fun your furry friend is having while you can enjoy your daily routine or vacation. Our dog will not be boarded anywhere else. The competition??? There is no competition because no other facility is ran the same way as Karen and her more
18:33 03 Jun 17
I have been taking my dog to New Beginnings for over 3 years now. She has day care three days a week and boards on occasion. Karen, Mark and all the staff have always been so helpful, attentative and especially wonderful to Xena. The structured program they have developed and follow really sets them apart from any other day care in this area. I visited several, tried a few and when I finally found New Beginnings, we have been huge fans ever since. Xena absolutely enjoys every day and every stay.I highly recommend New Beginnings to anyone looking for quality more
Terry Frey
15:52 01 Jun 17
New Beginnings has been absolutely wonderful. Karen and her staff are well trained professionals who only want the best for each and every dog. They have worked with us and given us plenty of advice and training tips for our overly hyper dog. New Beginnings genuinely cares about our dog and will be honest about anything that needs to be addressed. Before we decided on New Beginnings for day care and boarding we looked at other places, however, New Beginnings far exceeded our expectations. The environment keeps the dogs anxiety low and also gives them a place to play on real grass. The facility is top notch and exceptionally well maintained. New Beginnings has helped us better understand our dog and worth every penny. Our dog is a better dog because of new beginnings. We would not trust our dog with anyone more
Sami Phillips
00:30 13 May 17
We take our 4 yr. old grand dog, Joey, to day care at New Beginnings. He is a Golden Retriever. He was also a bit skittish and shy. The Staff at New Beginnings called me his first day of day care around noon to come & pick Joey up. School is supposed to be all day. Karen, the owner, greets me at the door & informs me Joey is not a happy camper. She suggests we start Joey at half-days as she wants him to be more comfortable with his new surroundings & friends. She was looking out for our beautiful dog’s best interest. We did half-days for two weeks. He began to trust & love the staff at New Beginnings. They were only concerned about what was in the best interest for Joey.We then enrolled him in obedience school, which they reinforce at day care. It was a blast taking these classes every Saturday morning. They encourage the whole family to participate!But don't kid yourself. The training is really as much for the humans as the dog! Through the Holidays we put him in boarding for a day, as we had so many people in from out of town. The staff member greeted me & exclaimed “Oh great! Joey is here. My dog is here today & they are great friends!” The minute I say to Joey, “We have school today,” he runs to the door! I take him to school & he doesn't even look back at me. He cannot wait to get in there & see his friends! The staff couldn't be any nicer to our dog! They are always engaged and aware of how he is doing.When Joey gets home he is one tired dog! I cannot begin to tell you how much more confident, friendly, and, it goes without saying, better behaved pet we now have!New Beginnings goes above and beyond anything I could have hoped for in a day care program for our Joey.Thank you New Beginnings for the love and trust you have brought to our family!Cindy & John Careyread more
Cindy Carey
00:42 31 Dec 16
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