Adult Dog Classes and Private Training

R for Real-Life Results

You want results at home and out in the world, not just in the classroom. Our fun, creative classes get you results where they really count – at home and about town.

Begin with Basic Manners and then move Beyond: Choose from our catalog of fun classes designed to get you and your dog on the same page at home and wherever the day’s adventures take you.

"I took several classes with D For Dog and loved all of them. I really enjoyed that many of the classes were held in different locations around town so your pup gets to practice the skills in the real world."
Kelly L
mom of River & Kaylee, Pitbull puppies (Group Class Client)
"The one thing that sets Kaajal apart from other trainers is that she uses Positive reinforcement methods and is remarkably good at training humans in how they connect with their puppy as that sets the right foundation for a successful long term relationship with the pup."
Mikkin P
dad of Munchkin, a Labradoodle Puppy (Group Class Client)

Basic Manners Private Training

We teach you to train your dog or we can train your dog for you.

  • With our trainer as your private coach, learn the technicalities of dog training.
  • Schedule sessions to your home or outdoors at a time convenient to you.
  • These fun sessions with you and your dog will focus on the behaviors you want most.
  • We’ll meet once a week at a convenient time in your home or outdoors to transfer the training results so you can enjoy your well-behaved puppy.

Tuition:

Initial Consultation & Goal Setting: $240

3 Sessions @ $150: $450

6 sessions @ $140: $840

9 sessions @ $130: $1170

or Add individual lessons for $165

All training sessions are 60-minutes

Basic Manners Group Class (Dogs 17 weeks and Older)

Our class teaches your dog the basics of living in the human world with grace and charm. Using real-life scenarios, your dog will learn:

To Listen to You: Pay attention as a way of asking for permission, coming when called, and dropping items on cue.

Self Control: Not jumping on guests and strangers; polite sits for greeting; down stays so you can get some email answered, cook dinner, enjoy a visit from a friend; and not surfing the counters;

Public Manners: Walking nicely on leash, settling down calmly while you shop, “leave it” when out and about, and greeting dogs politely.

Body Handling and Grooming: Teaching the dog to be comfortable being groomed, handled, and restrained — all of which are extremely important for vet visits and day-to-day hygiene.

Tuition:

$330 for a combo pack of 5 Classroom & 4 Public Manners Sessions. Save $120.

$210 for 5 Classroom Sessions

$240 for 4 Public Manners Lessons

When & Where: 

Saratoga – Now enrolling for January 11th 2021

Pet Food Express (map)

Class Sessions Thursday 6.30 to 7.30 PM
Real Life Public Manners Sessions: Sunday 9.00 AM to 9.45 AM

Los Gatos – Now enrolling for January 14th 2021

The Whole Pet Vet (map)

Class Sessions Sunday 2.15 to 3.15 PM
Real Life Public Manners Sessions: Sunday 9.00 AM to 9.45 AM

 

Note: 

The Basic Manners Class is currently waitlisted: Since we focus on Public Manners, our class is currently waitlisted for January 2021. Please send an email if you’d like to join in January.

Real Life Public Manners (Graduates of Basic Manners)

We take your puppy’s manners on the road.

  • We meet at a new location each week — shopping district, cafes, pet supply stores, community parks etc to practice:

    Being Calm & Minding his/her own business.

    Listening to You: Paying attention — at a park, shopping complex, coffee shop or just relaxing walks in the neighborhood; coming when called in the presence of other dogs, not picking food crumbs or garbage, and dropping items on cue.

    Self Control: Not jumping on strangers on walks; polite sits for greeting; “leave-it” & “drop-it” when out and about.

    Public Manners: Walking nicely on leash, settling down calmly while you have coffee or have dinner at a restaurant, and greeting dogs politely.

Tuition:

$240 for FOUR 50-minute Public Manners Sessions.

When & Where: 

Sunday 9.00 to 9.45 AM (Location is emailed by Thursday of each week to the class attendees)

The class is wait listed for January 2020. Please send an email to if you’d like to get on the wait list.

About Town Public Manners Impulse Control Group Class (Graduates of Public Manners

This class is all about teaching your dog self-control about town.

  • We take your dog’s manners on the road to practice paying attention to you — no matter where you are, walking without pulling, not getting into food crumbs or garbage, coming when called, saying hello to people politely, meeting other dogs nicely  and focused manners all about town.
  • We’ll meet in a new location each week—shopping districts, cafes, pet supply stores, parks, etc. Enjoy socializing with fellow students while working with your dog in the real world, supported by your training instructor-cum-tour director.

Tuition:

$330 for SEVEN 50-minute classes

When & Where: 

Sunday 10.15 to 11.15 AM (Location is emailed by Thursday of each week to the class attendees)

The class is wait listed for January 2020. Please send an email to if you’d like to get on the wait list.

Canine Good Citizen (Graduates of About Town Class)

We teach you to train your dog or we can train your dog for you.

A CGC certificate can open a lot of doors. Many landlords require it for renting with a dog, and many workplaces do the same for permission to bring your dog to work. Plus you get bragging rights and a very polite dog. We’ll get you and your dog ready to take the Canine Good Citizen test, which includes sitting to greet strangers, polite leash behavior with other dogs, out-of-sight stays, rock-solid recalls, and more. You can then graduate to take the Community Canine Test.

Tuition:

$330 for SIX 50-minute classes. Includes pre assessment and CGC test.

When & Where: 

Sunday 8.00 to 8.50 AM (Location is emailed by Thursday of each week to the class attendees)

The class is wait listed for January 2020. Please send an email to if you’d like to get on the wait list.

Walkabout Loose Leash Walking Group Class (Graduates of About Town)

This class is all manners on the leash. 

  • If your dog could use some extra walking finesse, this class is just the thing.
  • Four intermediate-level sessions build on your dog’s basic manners foundation to teach him to walk with you instead of dragging you about like an afterthought.
  • Great for dedicated pullers and those distracted by squirrels, pigeons, traffic, other dogs, great smells, etc.

Tuition:

$240 for FOUR 50-minute classes

When & Where: 

The class is wait listed for January 2020. Please send an email to if you’d like to get on the wait list.

Lassie, Come! Recall Group Class (Graduates of About Town Class)

We teach you to train your dog or we can train your dog for you.

Who couldn’t benefit from extra practice getting their dog to come when called? We dedicate four sessions to building faster recalls in increasingly challenging situations—think squirrels in trees or exciting smells or a good chase game at the park—so you can enjoy real-life recalls when you really need them. Join us for a class that’s fast-paced, effective, and fun!

Tuition:

$330 for FOUR 90-minute classes.

When & Where: 

The class is wait listed for January 2020. Please send an email to if you’d like to get on the wait list.

Adult Dog Board & Train or Day School

  • Sometimes we need a fast track to relief and results. Board & Train or Day School is that ticket.
  • We will train your dog for you.
  • Your dog comes to live with or spends the day learning from our certified trainer.
  • Learning in a home environment means faster, & easier transfer of results.
  • We’ll customize training to your needs, goals & life style to maximize success.

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Why Choose D for Dog?

All reward-based training

Results are great. They’re even better when getting them is fun for both you and your dog.

Real-life results

Our curriculum focuses on getting you great results in your real life outside our classroom.

Beyond the basics

Our specialty courses set you up for success no matter what life experiences you want to share with your dog.

Small class size

We keep classes small to give you and your dog the individual focus you deserve.

Highly credentialed trainer

Our experienced instructor seeks the best in training education in order to give you the best in class.

Peace of mind

Your time and dollars matter. So do your results, and we care as much about them as you do.