Down Home​ Dog Training, LLC​​

Let Down Home Dog Training, LLC be the new chapter in a lifetime of love and loyalty.
Our Services
  1. Puppy Preschool / AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy
    Our Puppy Preschool group class offers you the TOTAL package to help get your lovable little bundle of joy off to a GREAT start. Puppy Preschool is a Group Class for PUPPIES ONLY! Because each puppy is unique, each Puppy Preschool Group Class is catered to fit YOUR needs. Some of the topics we have worked on with in our previous group classes have been house & crate training, family integration, quiet-time, overall health, nutrition and exercise needs, playtime & MUCH more! We ALWAYS focus on Basic Commands, Manners and Socialization in each and EVERY Group Class! This group class includes the required training in order for your puppy to pass the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test! S.T.A.R. stands for Socialization, Training, Activity, and a Responsible owner - everything your pup needs to have a great start in life. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is the puppy level of the Canine Good Citizen (CGC). All puppies, whether purebred or mixed, can earn the gold AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy medal!
  2. Beginner Obedience
    This Group Class is for BOTH Puppy Preschool / AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Graduates AND dogs/pups that choose to enroll directly into Beginner Obedience as their first step in Obedience training. Our Beginner Obedience group classes are for dogs and puppies (8 weeks of age and older) that are just getting started on their training. Whether they are completely "green" (0% knowledge of commands) or if they have started with training but need more assistance, these group classes are for them. In Beginner Obedience, we will begin teaching your dog or pup essential commands that will help begin to form a solid foundation. ALL of our training is Positive Reinforcement based. Your dog or puppy will learn basic commands like "sit", "down", "come", "stay" & more in this group class.
  3. Intermediate Obedience / Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
    After your dog has excelled at his/her basic commands and socialization, put their skills to the "test" in our Intermediate Obedience / Canine Good Citizen group classes. In these group classes we push your dog to be the best that they can be. Over the course of 6 weeks, we prepare them to be tested for the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. This test focuses on your canine's knowledge of commands, as well as their reactions to everyday situations such as greeting strangers and unfamiliar dogs, handling and grooming, and more! While taking the ACTUAL AKC Canine Good Citizen test is optional, your dog MUST pass the Intermediate Obedience Graduation Assessment in order to advance to the next level of our Obedience classes. NOTE: Your dog does NOT have to be AKC registered in order to take this testing.
  4. Community Canine / Canine Good Citizen Advanced (CGCA)
    Our Community Canine class is combined with the AKC Community Canine (CGCA - Canine Good Citizen Advanced) test to help further your dog's/pup's education, manners and skills in a natural setting. ALL dogs/pups that have passed the previous levels of Obedience classes are able to enroll in this class. The AKC Community Canine test is OPTIONAL, however, all dogs/pups MUST pass the Community Canine Graduation Assessment to advance on to our next level of Obedience classes. NOTE: In order to take the actual AKC Community Canine test, your dog or puppy must ALREADY have a CGC title. Your dog or pup ALSO must have an AKC number of one of three types (AKC Registration Number, PAL Number, or AKC Canine Partners Number). Both purebred and mixed breed dogs can receive an AKC number.
  5. Advanced Obedience / Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGCU)
    Our Advanced Obedience class is combined with the AKC Urban Canine (CGCU) test to help ensure that your dog/pup is able to successfully demonstrate their previous training, manners and skills in an actual urban setting. This is our HIGHEST LEVEL of Obedience Classes and we strive to make sure that our Obedience Graduates have all of the necessary foundations in order to be well-behaved, well-trained members of society. ALL dogs/pups that have passed the previous levels of Obedience classes are able to enroll in this class. The AKC Urban Canine test is OPTIONAL, however, all dogs/pups MUST pass the Advanced Obedience Graduation Assessment to graduate from Advanced Obedience and complete the tiered system of our Obedience classes.
  6. Behavioral Group Classes
    We offer a wide variety of behavioral group classes each round. From Walk with Me, to Behavioral Bootcamp, and everything in between. Good behavior and proper manners are a vital for a well-trained dog. Check our Upcoming Classes to see which Behavioral group class would best suit YOUR needs.
  7. Trick Dog Group Classes
    Get started in the fun world of Trick Dog titles with our NEW Trick Dog Group Classes! Each week, we will teach your dog/pup exciting tricks that you can use whenever and wherever! At the end of the 6 weeks, your dog/pup can put his/her skills to the test by trying for his/her matching level Trick Dog title through the American Kennel Club. Tricks are an excellent mental & physical energy outlet for dogs. They are also a phenomenal bonding experience for canine and owner together!
  8. Agility Group Classes
    Agility group classes focus on the PROPER way to introduce your dog/pup to the fun and exciting canine sport of Agility. In these classes, your puppy or dog will begin to build a solid foundation for non-competitive dog agility. You and your dog/pup will learn about each of the different obstacles. You will learn how to teach each of the obstacles so that your pup/dog LOVES this active and entertaining sport. We will provide you with our years of knowledge and experience in the sport and will help you train your dog/pup the same foundations and beginnings that we use to train our OWN dogs/pups for Agility! As you progress through the class levels, we continue to strengthen your handling skills and knowledge, developing a stronger understanding of the sport. Whether you are looking for an extra energy outlet, a way to form a stronger bond or are just looking for something new to try, Down Home Dog Training, LLC's agility classes are the way to go!
  9. Therapy Prep
    This Group Class includes activities to help prepare both you and your dog for becoming a Therapy Dog team. This class is not designed to certify teams but is structured to help prepare dog/handler teams for therapy dog testing. Down Home Dog Training, LLC is affiliated with Therapy Dogs United. A prerequisite for Therapy Dogs United is the Canine Good Citizen test.Therefore, this Group Class will also focus on aspects of the Canine Good Citizen, and will offer the Canine Good Citizen test at the end of the 6-weeks. Canine Good Citizen testing is $5.00 extra, and is NOT included in the Group Class fee. $10.00 of your Group Class enrollment fee will be donated to Therapy Dogs United to support their programs and organization.