Basic Manners and Communication

marcyThis intro level class focuses on communication and relationship building by practicing and perfecting the Top 10 Behaviors all dogs need to know. These semi-private classes are a perfect way to start a relationship with a new pet or restart training with a current one. Classes are held in the La Plata County Humane Society multi-purpose room.

  • 11am – Level 1 for new students and fearful dogs – Everyone starts here and attends Level 1 for 2 weeks*
  • 1pm – Level 2 – for returning students – each week we cover advanced behaviors included in the Top 10:
    1st Saturday of each month – leash manners
    2nd Saturday – recall (coming when called), go, stay
    3rd Saturday – drop-it, circle, bow
    4th Saturday – review of all Top10 behaviors with increased distances, distractions and different durations involved

Classes are $25 each or $120 for 6-weeks. Since we offer drop-in classes, there’s no need to sign-up, just show up whenever you are available and want to work a bit with your BFF!

*Most dogs attend Level 1 for 2 weeks the exception being fearful and anxious dogs; these dogs need as long as it takes to gain their footing; we have a special plan for anxious dogs allowing them to attend at a non-typical pace.

Dog Reactivity


Having a dog who reacts badly to other dogs can ruin an otherwise great relationship. At pranaDOGS we want to help you improve your relationship and give your pup a chance at a better life – and probably more walks!

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Anxious/Fearful Dog

Since the very nature of these dogs precludes them from excelling in classes, these classes are online and are meant to guide you through the steps involved in building a dogs confidence. We cover the milestones you’ll pass as your dogs finds his/her footing, the pitfalls to avoid and a number of trade secrets that will make things happen faster and help you secure success. More Information