We want you to think of St. Pete Dog Works as a partner for life and have created a class structure that creates good habits that last a lifetime through manners, socialization, and fun!
FAQ About Our Classes:
Class descriptions and pricing below class schedule.
Classes are held in our dog training studio located in St. PetersBARK at 3001 Central Ave in the Grand Central District. Portions of class or speciality classes may be held outdoors in our beautiful city where you live, walk, and play everyday. We couldn’t imagine a more perfect classroom. Our favorite locations include: Seminole Park (Kenwood Neighborhood), Crescent Lake Park, Vinoy Park, and the St. Pete Pier.
Our class size is limited to 4 dogs to create a calm, stress-free training environment with lots of personal attention.
An invite to our private resource page with access to handouts, how to videos, and coaching to help you achieve your training goals!
All dogs must have at least 2 DHPP booster shots and Rabies vaccine if 24 weeks or older, free of parasites, free of infectious disease, and in overall good health.
Proof of current vaccines (or titers) is required at first class.
Group classes are for dogs who are comfortable moving around in close proximity to unfamiliar dogs and people. If you’re unsure your dog is appropriate for class, consult with trainer prior to registration to discuss the best training option.
Class registration cancellations are only accepted with at least 24 hour notice; due to high demand and our goal to limit class size to provide a semi-private learning environment there are no makeup classes.
If you have any other questions, feel free to EMAIL US
Workshop: Intro to Rally-O For Fun & Beyond
Sunday at 9:00am
Puppy Manners (AKC S.T.A.R.)
Length: 6 classes, 1 hr each Cost: $245 Prerequisite: Puppies should be 6 months and younger as of the start date of the class Total Students: 4 Description: A class designed to help puppies grow into well adjusted dogs that enjoy life and know your household rules. Young puppies are very impressionable and their experiences can have lasting effects on their behavior. We’ll give you tools you need to create a strong foundation while focusing on socialization skills, good manners, and confidence building. *** This class includes the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to earn their S.T.A.R. Puppy Award if desired Class Focus: potty/crate training, puppy mouthing/chewing, attention/name recognition, sit, down, intro to loose leash walking, intro to coming when called, go to place, handling, socialization, confidence building, and FUN! Class Goals: Have a puppy well on their way to being potty trained; who enjoys spending time in his crate and knows your household rules. You will know how to properly manage your puppy to set him up for success so you enjoy living with your puppy. Gain relief from puppy nipping, chewing, and jumping. Understand the true meaning of socialization, the importance of enrichment, and confidence building. A toolbox to create and maintain a happy and healthy relationship with your dog. Successfully pass the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test (if desired)
Family Dog Manners (AKC CGC)
Length: 6 classes, 1 hr each Cost: $245 Prerequisite: Dogs should be 6 months and older as of the start date of the class. Total Students: 4 A class designed to teach you basic ‘obedience’ cues and show you how to transition those skills into everyday life skills. These skills can help tackle almost any behavior issue giving you a complete toolbox. Improve your dog’s reliability so you can enjoy living and doing things with your dog in our very dog-centric city. *** This class includes the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) skills. Students will have the opportunity to take the CGC test at the conclusion of the course if desired. Class focus: functional application of life skills such as appropriate greetings, go to place, leave it, leash manners, coming when called, confidence building, continued socialization, enrichment, and FUN! Class Goals: Help your dog be the best dog they can be so you can enjoy all of what St. Pete has to offer WITH YOUR DOG. Walk your dog with confidence and enjoyment. Be proud of your dog’s behavior around friends and family. Feel empowered knowing you have the know-how to replace undesirable behaviors with more desirable ones. Become part of a community that enjoys living life in our city with their dog. Successfully pass the AKC CGC test (if desired)
Urban Leash Manners
Length: 4 classes, 1 hr each Cost: $165 Prerequisite: All ages welcome. Dogs should have some prior training experience to get the most out of the class. Total Students: 4 This 4-week class is focused on giving you skills you need to enjoy walking your dog in an urban environment. A dog that pulls, jumps, and gets easily distracted can be absolutely exhausting. Overtime, walks become frustrating and few and far between. Join us to learn skills to enjoy walking your dog! Class focus: learn how to motivate your dog to pay attention to you, urban handling techniques & dog walking etiquette, techniques to teach polite walking behavior, what to do if your dog forges ahead, how to handle distractions and set you up for success, and more! This class will be held both indoor and outdoor in the real world so you can start honing your skills right away.
Come When Called
Length: 4 classes, 1 hr each Cost: $165 Prerequisite: All ages welcome. Dogs should have some prior training experience to get the most out of the class. Total Students: 4 This 4-week class is designed to train a consistent recall (come when called) - one of the most important skills to teach a dog. One day it might even save your dog's life! Class focus: the importance of using a long-line, why dogs don't come when we call, establishing a recall cue, games to practice recall skills, what to do if your dog doesn't respond and establishing an emergency recall. This class will be held both indoor and outdoor in the real world so you can start honing your skills right away.
The Mat is Where It's At
Length: 4 classes, 1 hr each Cost: $165 Prerequisite: All ages welcome. Dogs should have some prior training experience to get the most out of the class. Total Students: 4 This 4-week class is all about the mat! We consider learning the skill of sending a dog to ‘place’ to be one of the most beneficial skills to learn. This simple skill can be a solution for many undesirable behaviors. Join us to learn how to add this functional skill to your everyday life. Class focus: how to select the best mat/place for your dog, fun games to teach your dog to love the mat/place, learn how to add distance and distraction and still get a reliable response, troubleshooting techniques, and everyday practical uses of using the go to place cue.
Workshop: Rally-O For Fun & Beyond
Length: 1 session, 90 minutes Cost: $65 Prerequisite: All ages welcome. Total Students: 4 This workshop introduces you to the world of Rally-O, a fun way to teach and reinforce normal obedience cues while you and your dog learn to work as a team, navigating a course with signs indicating different fun behaviors to perform. Workshop focus: play games and learn the sport of Rally Obedience in this fun interactive workshop Workshop goals: To introduce dog owners to the FUN sport of Rally Obedience The mental enrichment opportunities in this workshop are guaranteed to tire out your dog. And we all know know, a tired dog is a good dog. Rally-O is highly addictive and you may just leave wanting to continue your journey learning more about how this sport can help you live the best life with your dog or even go on to one day compete
Rally-O For Fun & Beyond
Length: 6 classes, 1 hr each Cost: $245 Prerequisite: All ages welcome. Dogs should have some prior training experience to get the most out of the class. Total Students: 4 A class that helps keep your dog motivated to choose to pay attention to you by working as a team while you navigate a course of signs that indicate different behaviors your dog will be asked to perform every few feet. Your dog stays interested and motivated while learning in this fun environment. It is one of the best and most fun ways to make the basic skills your dog has learned more relevant to everyday living. Class focus: review FAQs about the sport of AKCRally Obedience, intro beginner/novice Rally signs, run thru practice courses with coaching to improve you and your dog's performance, provide troubleshooting support for improved handling and areas of difficulty. Class goals: Provide an opportunity for you to bond and improve your relationship with your dog. Learn an alternative way to give your dog mental stimulation. Help your dog to be predictable and better able to focus on you in distracting environments. To welcome you to the sport of AKC Rally Obedience and offer support in the event you fall in love with the sport as much as many of us have…especially after seeing the benefits in everyday living with your dog.
Mini-Series: How to Paddleboard With Your Dog
Length: 4 classes, 1 hr each Cost: $165 Prerequisite: All ages welcome. Dogs should have some prior training experience to get the most out of the class. Total Students: 4 Tampa Bay’s absolutely perfect to enjoy stand-up paddleboarding. Wish your dog could join you, but don’t know where to start? No problem, this 4-session mini-series teaches you foundation skills to safely paddle board with your dog. Class focus: safety first (importance of your dog’s life jacket), how to create positive associations with the equipment, skills your dog should be proficient at, how to use targeting to position your dog, fun ways to help your dog learn balance, and how to take it all out on the water. Class goals: Have FUN introducing your dog to the equipment used to stand-up paddleboard. Learn what skills your dog should be proficient at to enjoy a day cruising the bay on SUP. Get you out on the water enjoying the bay with your canine companion!