Dog Training Classes

Private In-Home Training

This option is wonderful for all dog owners, and it’s convenient as we come to your home and teach you how to instill the guidelines and structure for your dog. We will work on designating the boundaries and expectations for your pet: Do you want your dog in every room and/or on the furniture? We will also teach them where they are permitted to “go potty,” where to relax when company is over, how to respond to the doorbell, and how to wait properly for meals at thresholds (gates/doorways) until released. Together we will make your expectations clear, thus making it easier for both of you to live comfortably together.

*Discounts available with packages  ** Travel Fee may apply


Basic Puppy/Dog Training Class


* K9s Unleashed teaches you how to communicate with your dog by using verbal and non-verbal motivational techniques. Our training program builds a bond of confidence between you, your dog, and others. Classes are one hour.

* Lessons cover topics such as selecting commands, housebreaking, crate training, sit, down, stay, leave it (sight, sound & smell), recall, chewing, quite time, loose lead walk, and more.

2019 Class Schedule:

Dates: Sunday, January 6, 13, February 3, 10, 17, and 24                    Time 1pm and 2pm     Fee  $150 (FULL)

Dates: Tuesday, January 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, and 19                        Time 9:30am       Fee  $150 (FULL)

Dates: Sunday, February 10. 17. 24, March 10. 17. and 24                 Time 3:30pm      Fee  $150 (FULL)

Dates: Sunday, February 10. 17. 24, March 10. 17. and 24                 Time 4:30pm      Fee  $150 (FULL)

Dates: Sunday, March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7 and 14                            Time

1:30pm      Fee $150.00

2:30pm      Fee $150 (FULL)

Dates: Tuesday,  April 9, 16, 30, May 7, 14, and 21                               Time 9:30am      Fee $150

Dates: Sunday, April 28,  May 5, 12, 19, 26 and June 2                        Time

2:30pm      Fee  $150


Intermediate Puppy/Dog Training Class


* K9s Unleashed teaches you how to communicate with your dog by using verbal and non-verbal motivational techniques. Our training program builds a bond of confidence between you, your dog, and others. We will work on preparation for the Canine Good Citizen Test.

* Lessons cover topics such as place, locate, remote sit/down stay, recall, release, heel and more. All commands are given with verbal and visual cues. The handler will learn how to be pro-active instead of reactive.

Dates:  Thursday, March 14, 21, 28, April 11 and 18                                         Time 10 – 11 am          Fee  $125


Loose Lead Walking Skills Class

Dates: Monday, February 11, 18, and 25  Time: 10:30

Dates: Monday, March 11, 18, and 25     Time: 10:30

Dates: Sunday, April 7, 14 and 28            Time: 3:30

Fee: $75

Description: Learn how to communicate good walking skills with your dog. We will teach your dog how to check in with you, so you can walk as a team.  Class is 45 minutes – 1 hour.

*Maximum 4-5 participants


Introduction to Scent Work (Nosework)

  • Scent Work (Nosework) is the game version of scent detection for companion/sport dogs.  Introduction to Scent Work will cover learning to search behavior, recognizing the birch odor, sticking to the odor source, and indication of source. Note: all puppies/dogs welcome that are housebroken and able to stay in the car alone when not their turn to work. Handlers will observe all participants.




Rally is a fun sport in which a handler/dog team work through a course of signs using basic obedience cues.  Handlers are encouraged to talk to their dog throughout the course. Example of Novice signs:  sit-down-sit, U-turn, serpentine through cones, come front, etc.
Prerequisite: Basic obedience (sit, down, stay, walk on leash/heel)
Session: 6 weeks

Dates:  Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27, April 3. 10. and 17

Time: 10:00 – 11am

Fee: $150.00

Location: Marvin Efrid Park at the Barn


Jumps -n- Tunnels


This class will focus on fun team work between the handler and dog. Introduction of basic jumps and tunnels equipment will be provided. The dog must be able to hold a sit and stay at a distance from the handler up to 10 seconds. We will explore new ways to have fun and work on body language and ground work.

Date: Sunday, March 31

Time: Noon -1:15pm

Location: Marvin Efird Park

Fee: $35


Tricks Class

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Dogs/Handlers with previous training experience will learn new ways to train with a fun approach to teach tricks to your dog. The foundation of training is a sit and down. Know that you have a solid foundation lets have fun. Prerequisite: Dog should have a solid sit and down plus completion of Puppy Class or in home training.

Date: Sunday, April 14

Time: Noon 1:15pm

Location: Marvin Efrid Park

Fee: $35


Travel Training Class


This class is a combination of intermediate training with field trips in the community. Pre-requistite: puppy class or in home training. Ready to have fun while adding challenges! This class will focus on advanced handling skills. Handler and dog will gain skills on how to handle new situations i.e. traffic, elevators, stairs, water fountains, cross walks, confined space, etc. Working in public settings provides everyday natural distractions.

DATES: Sunday, February 10, 24, March 17 and 31

Fee: $100

Time: 10:30 – 11:30am

Example of Locations: Downtown Waxhaw, Blakeney Shopping Center, Ballantyne, Greenways, Nursing home “Pet Visits”, Marvin Efird Park, etc.

*All locations are subject to change


We will utilize various locations such as: Parks/Greenways, Nursing Homes, Schools, Shopping Centers and Downtown Waxhaw.

* Note if you have a group of 4-6 that want a specific time for training please inquire.

Training your Dog doesn’t have to be RUFF!!!

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Call at 704-243-0920 or email