Group Classes

A well-trained dog isn't the only benefit of Group Classes. Dogs who attend classes are less likely to become aggressive or anxious and may even be less likely to develop firework or thunderstorm phobias.


basic obedience

This course is designed for dogs of all ages to learn how to be The Best Dog, and for pet owners to learn how to be The Best Guardian

The focus is on Real-World skills to keep your dog SAFE and WELL-MANNERED. Dogs gain coping skills that make them more resilient to stress and change.

Learn to communicate more effectively with your dog, get their cooperation, handle unwanted behavior, and have a more satisfying relationship.

Stop Jumping
Come when Called

Walk Nicely on Leash

Focus around Distractions
Be Calm around other Dogs

Leave It and Drop It

...and more!


canine good citizen

Once your dog has the basic skills, the next step is the AKC CANINE GOOD CITIZEN TEST which proves your dog has good manners in real-world situations. 

The CGC Test is included at the end of the course. If passed, your dog earns the official CGC Title. It's a great first step if you are interested in doing Therapy Work with your dog. Some landlords require the CGC for certain breeds. 

It is also a point of pride that you and your dog accomplished this together! A dog with good manners in public is a dog you can take with you anywhere and enjoy more activities with. 

Accept a Friendly Stranger
Accept Petting, Grooming, and Examination

Walk Nicely on Leash and Politely through a Crowd

Sit, Down, Stay, and Come when Called
Pass Politely by other Dogs

Stay Calm with Loud Noises and New Sights

Not Panic when left with Someone


To Register:
Call Seven Oaks Park


Tuesdays 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seven Oaks Park
200 Leisure Lane
Columbia SC

January 5 - February 9
February 16 - March 23
March 30 - May 4
May 11 - June 15
July 13 - August 17
August 24 - September 28
October 5 - November 9


Tuesdays 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
Seven Oaks Park
200 Leisure Lane
Columbia SC

May 11 - June 15
October 5 - November 16


"This was the best dog training class I have ever seen or attended. Everything taught in class was done to provide handlers with the knowledge, training, and confidence to keep their dogs safe in real-life situations."

Barry K.

Benefits of Group Classes:

Association between Puppy Classes and Adulthood Behavior of the Dog

Training Classes and Dog's Fear of Loud Noises

Impact of Pre-Adolescent Training on Canine Behavior