Classes

Raise Your Paw if You’re Ready for Class

Introduce your puppy to rewards-based training. Refresh rusty commands. Learn some new tricks or K9 Nose Work™. Pets in Motion can help. Just join up to eight other dogs and their families for fun, positive training classes each week. We welcome children and individuals with special needs.

Class size is limited. You MUST be registered and have received confirmation of enrollment in order to attend class.

Check out our latest line up:
Puppy ProgramObedience/MannersDog SportsFamily Fun

Puppy Program:

Puppy Head Start

Just like Pre-K for your young pup, this 6-week class offers a fun, safe environment for 8- to 20-week-old puppies to practice socialization skills, learn to be handled and experience real life situations with their families. Introductory basic manners are also covered.
Fall Session O
meets on Saturdays at 10:00 AM, and begins October 6, 2018 at Pet Village of Wayne.
Fall Session P meets on Saturdays at 10:00 AM, and begins November 17, 2018 at Pet Village of Wayne.
Fall Session Q
meets on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM, and begins November 7, 2018 at Pet Village of Wayne.

Obedience/Manners:

Pet Obedience 1: Adolescent Class

Teach your dog to work for what he wants while you establish voice control. Just bring him to this 8-week class to speed up basic commands, increase the length of stay, improve leash walking, recall and waiting. Even master “leave it” and “off” with help from tantalizing treats.
Fall Session M
meets on Thursdays at 6:15 PM, and begins October 4, 2018 at Pet Village of Wayne.
Fall Session N
meets on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM, and begins October 30, 2018 at Pet Village of Wayne.

Pet Obedience 2

Graduates of Pet Obedience 1 and their people are invited to hone their skills in this 8-week class. Boost your dog’s confidence, self control and responsiveness in an increasingly distracted environment while you improve your handling skills, too.
Fall Session C
meets on Thursdays at 7:30 PM, and begins October 4, 2018 at Pet Village of Wayne.

Pet Obedience 3

Not just your average CGC class, this advanced 8-week course enhances both dogs’ and owners’ skills across a spectrum of behaviors. While proofing all the basics at higher levels of distraction, we’ll also work toward: an emergency down; heeling through and around tantalizing goodies and people; controlled greetings with other people and dogs; and a very long out-of-sight stay— to name a few.  This is the perfect class for anyone interested in improving his own training skills and raising the level of communication with the dog.  Students are prepared to take the CGC exam at the completion of the program. Pet Obedience 2 is a prerequisite for this class.

Make it Snappy! Recall Class

Sometimes your dog comes when you call him. Sometimes he doesn’t. With a little help from Pets in Motion, you’ll find out what motivates your dog to come running back to you. Then we’ll work together to channel that power into a snappy recall you can rely on. Join us for this 4-week, 1-hour class of fun games and relationship-building exercises designed to help your dog practice a faster, more distraction-proof recall.
Fall Session C
meets on Wednesdays at 6:15 PM, and begins November 28, 2018 at Pet Village of Wayne.

Life in the Real World

“As first-time dog owners, we wanted to make sure that we got off on the right foot with our puppy. We started with the puppy class, then took Obedience 1, and are now taking Life in the Real World. We found that our 7-month-old Lab would perform well in class, but it was difficult to duplicate the positive behavior in real-life situations. In Life in the Real World, we are learning how keep his focus on us while walking in areas of high distraction (other dogs, people, etc.). As much as we are learning to train our dogs, it is also training us as owners, too.” —- Julie B and Sawyer

Graduates of Pet Obedience 1 or Puppy Head Start step out of the classroom and into the world for new experiences in this 5-week class. On field trips around town, pups practice leash walking, greeting people, meeting other dogs, and more. Life in the Real World also serves as an introductory class for the Canine Good Citizen Test (CGC).
Fall Session F
meets on Thursdays at 10:30 AM, and begins September 27, 2018
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Lovely Loose Leash Walking

“Despite training and daily walks, my highly distractible and energetic 14-month-old Lab was uncontrollable and unsafe on the leash. With his increasing power and strength he had recently pulled me over two times, causing bruising and sore joints. I desperately needed to do something.

“Even though we had taken many classes, we were not having any appreciable success on the leash. Attempting to walk with him had become unpredictable and unpleasant. When I heard about a class entirely devoted to leash walking, I was skeptical given our past history,
and did not have very high expectations that I would be able to correct the issue. This class was a game changer for both me and my Lab. The training ideology was straightforward, clear and simply explained. Training videos were also available so that students could study and practice the subtle intricacies that are sometimes hard to appreciate when first introduced in class. We are now immensely enjoying our walks together – lovely loose leash walking, gentle, calm and stress-free.” —- Nancy C and Huck

Does Fido pull on the leash, won’t pay attention to you and wants to chase leaves on your walks? Don’t despair. This intensive 5-week class will focus on and provide the skills to remedy this and make your walks with your dog more enjoyable. This class in taught entirely out of doors, moving around to different locations. Obedience 1 (or its equivalent) is a prerequisite for this class.
Fall Session D
meets on Thursdays at 11:45 AM, and begins September 27, 2018.

Dog Sports:

Intro to K9 Nose Work™

Keep that dog brain busy while working as a human/dog team. That’s what this new dog sport is all about. K9 Nose Work™ teaches your dog to search for something you want him to find, and tell you when he’s found it. K9 Nose Work™ is about fun and environmental stimulation for dogs. Join us for one-hour sessions of “follow your nose” fun. Dogs must be comfortable in a crate in between searches. Reactive dogs welcome. Learn all about K9 Nose Work™ at the National Association of Canine Scent Work website.
Fall Session A
meets on Mondays at 6:30 PM, and begins October 15, 2018 at Pet Village of Wayne.

Intro to Odor in K9 Nose Work™

This 6-week course is for those who are already having fun training their dog in the basics of K9 Nose Work and want to take the next step. All dogs are taught to identify the same scent, a natural essential oil used in K9 Nose Work™ trials. Techniques and tactics for building better dog/handler teamwork are covered. High food or toy motivation is beneficial for this class. Prerequisites: Intro to K9 Nose Work™. Learn all about K9 Nose Work™ at the National Association of Canine Scent Work website.
Fall Session B
meets on Saturdays at 1:30 PM, and begins September 15, 2018 at Pet Village of Wayne.

Continuing Nose Work™

Continuing Nose Work. This class continues to develop handler skills and increase searching challenges for the dogs. Students must have finished Intro to K9 Nose Work and Intro to K9 Nose work odor. Drop ins available. Please contact us for dates and times. Learn all about K9 Nose Work™ at the National Association of Canine Scent Work website.

Agile Tricksters (Tricks and Obstacles)

Everybody loves a good dog trick… but to keep your dog’s fans happy, maybe it’s time to learn some new material. Bring your dog to class to master 15 tricks, play and explore 5 pieces of agility equipment (jumps, tunnels, and more!), plus a self-designed trick you teach your dog yourself (with our help). This class is a boredom buster for both you and your best friend, helping build confidence and body awareness in your dog while making you a better dog trainer. Bond with your dog in this new and improved 7-week tricks and obstacles class. It’s an hour of great fun!
Fall Session B
meets on Tuesdays at 6:15 PM, and begins October 16, 2018 at Pet Village of Wayne.

Back Yard Agility

Have fun with your dog as you learn to navigate through a course of varying obstacles as a team.  This class is a great confidence builder for your dog as well as a fun way to enhance your relationship while participating in an exciting activity.  It is also a great outlet for your dog’s excess energy. This is a just-for-fun class and is not geared towards those looking for a competition agility class.
Puppy Head Start or Obedience 1 is a prerequisite for this 8-week class.

Back Yard Agility Sequences and Handling

The fun continues in this second Back Yard Agility class. Learn some additional handling techniques, such as crosses, start-line skills and motion as it relates to collection and extension, then advance through different obstacle sequences that incorporate these techniques into each sequence. Focusing on enthusiasm and fun, teams will improve their confidence and skills. You and your dog will have a blast together in this lively class.
Back Yard Agility is a prerequisite for this 6-week class.
Fall Session A
meets on Saturdays at 1:30 PM, and begins October 6, 2018 at Pet Village of Wayne.

Sport Sampler Class

Uncover your canine athlete in our new sampler class. If you aren’t sure what your pet might like to do or where his skills lie, this is the class for you! We combine foundation skills with an introduction to four sports: Beginner Agility, Rally Obedience, K9 Nose Work and Introduction to Frisbee. Puppy Head Start or Obedience 1 is a prerequisite for this six-week class.
Fall Session A
meets on Saturdays at 11:15 AM, and begins November 3, 2018 at Pet Village of Wayne.

Rally Obedience

Graduates of Obedience 1 are invited to team up with their people for our 8-week APDT Rally class! This fun, relationship-based dog sport sets dog/person teams off on a course of exercises that practice real-world obedience maneuvers and challenges. Just follow the numbered signs and direct your dog to Sit-Down-Sit, Straight Figure 8, About “U” Turn, and Recall. It’s 1 hour of great fun for all dogs, from purebred to mixed breeds to dogs with disabilities. Learn all about it at apdt.com/rally/about/default.aspx. Pet Obedience 1 Adolescent Class is a prerequisite for this class.

Family Fun:

Tricks are for Kids & Dogs Class

Everybody loves a good dog trick. But to keep your dog’s fans happy maybe it’s time he learn some new material. Just bring him to class to master 15 new tricks, plus a self-designed trick you teach your dog yourself (with our help). An excellent relationship builder for you and your best friend, our 5-week class puts obedience training on hold for an hour of great fun and even greater tricks.