Below are our 6-session bundle small group pet program courses at a special tuition rate.


Please call or email us with questions or to explore class schedules and enrollment. Class size is 2-4 client dogs.  Tuition per dog is $149.95 for six sessions of one hour each, scheduled to occur  on a regular day/time. Instruction occurs in person.


If you'd like your dog to learn a similar skillset but live far away or prefer individual instruction, please contact us to schedule videocall work! For more about tuition click here and to see instructor bios and credentials, please click here.


PHD has instructors who are certified through the AKC (American Kennel Club) to teach the curricula below and to administer the official tests.


These programs are open to dogs of any breed or to mixed breed dogs. Our 6 week programs prepare students for the AKC tests, which may be scheduled as an optional additional session, to earn an official AKC certificate OR title. Whether or not students choose to test, the skills learned are practical and fun and the atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable. If you would like to schedule a test, please email PHD for availability and tuition rate.

STAR Puppy

This program is open to dogs up to 1 year old (or approximately 1 year if the exact age is unknown). The instructor will check for necessary vaccines. 

Learning objectives of the STAR Puppy Program include:

  • free of aggression toward people

  • free of aggression toward other puppies

  • tolerates training gear

  • handler can hug or hold puppy

  • allow handler to take away a treat or toy

  • allow petting by someone other than handler

  • allow grooming and touching of ears, feet

  • walk on lead

  • respond to sit and down cues

  • respond to recall cue

  • can stay on leash with a person other than the handler


Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

The CGC skillset is a foundational level of training that prepares a dog for dependable, consistently respectful interactions. Also, CGC is a title that can be earned upon successful completion of the official test (optional): it is recorded in the AKC registry and may be used as a suffix after a dog's name.


Dogs applying for admissions to PHD Helping Dog Programs (such as service dog) must first show competency with the the CGC skillset. 

Learning objectives of the Canine Good Citizen Program include:

  • accept a friendly stranger

  • sit politely for petting

  • permit grooming and examination

  • walk on loose lead

  • walk through a crowd

  • sit and down on cue, then stay in place

  • recall

  • nonreactivity to other dogs

  • nonreactivity to distractions

  • can handle supervised separation without distress

CGC Urban Canine

Info coming soon!

CGC Community Canine

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Trick Dog

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