Saturdays 8:00am - 9:00am
and 9:00am - 10:00pm
Wednesdays 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Pre-registration preferred. Attendance of the first class, the Orientation, is required.
(for the full ten weeks)
Ten weeks of training to heel, sits, downs, stay, behaving in a group, stand for examination, recalls and more.
See our calendar for the current class schedule and orientation dates for upcoming sessions. Cash or Checks, made payable to Linda Greco, accepted.
At the end of your first ten-week session, HDOC offers students the opportunity to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. There is a $15 charge for the test.
Saturdays 8:00am - 9:00am
and 9:00am -10:00am
(for the full seven weeks)
Open enrollment - start any week
Seven weeks of development for puppies.
Positive (treat-based) training and fun including: leash and collar familiarization; basic sits and downs; puppy come; socialization; exposure to distractions and more.
Puppies must have received their first two rounds of vaccinations.
Click for online registration form
Cash or Checks, made payable to William Marquardt, accepted. Forms can also be completed onsite.
To your first class, remember to bring:
** a six foot leash and collar and/or harness
** "high-value" (tasty/quickly digestible) treats and water
and, of course, a happy hungry pup!
Saturdays 9:00 am - register here
Eight weeks of advanced level classes (offered once per quarter). Classes can consist of, among other things, stabilization of dog behavior, improved trainer handling, off-leash training, drop on recall, and training for the competitive Novice ring.
Please refer to our calendar for upcoming class dates and/or email our trainer for more details and to indicate your interest.
Saturdays 9:00 am
Courses are generally available most Saturday mornings at the park.
Those interested should email the trainer/course setter ahead to time to confirm (on certain weekends they may be showing or traveling).
If you aspire to having a therapy dog, this is the class for you.
This class does not teach obedience. It focuses on those distractions a therapy dog might meet and a discussion of what to expect as a therapy dog handler. It will also explain the difference between a therapy dog and a service dog.
Participants for this class should be able to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, or an equivalent.
Please note: Our therapy dog trainer CANNOT evaluate any dog that they have helped train or that has been through the classes.
To learn more about the therapy dog classes, email Karen Saunders or call 818-244-1376.
Learn to track with you dog.
Our Tracking trainers Pia, a qualified AKC tracking judge, and Susan can help you get to grips with competitive training such as tracking excellent, urban tracking, variable surface tracking and earthdog. Tracking typical takes place in the Malibu/Camarillo area.
For more details about tracking, contact Susan for details on her classes by emailing here. Pia can be contacted by email or call 310-589-9416.
HDOC partners with Cara Callaway at Jump City Agility for much of our Dog Agility needs.
Jump City offers group and private classes to dogs and handlers at every level, frequent workshops on various agility-related topics, and seminars presented by some of the nation's top trainers.
Contact Jump City at 818-920-0622 or by email at email@example.com. They are located at the Sherman Oaks Rec Center.