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Private training sessions are available to clients in the South Bay. Email Diane for more info.

Group class schedule:

Beginning Basic Manners- 8 weeks
No prior experience necessary! You'll learn how to teach your dog:
- to pay attention to you when say your dog's name
- to sit, come, lie down, and stay on command
- to turn away from an item you don't want your dog to touch
- to walk nicely on leash without pulling you
- to sit while being greeted, rather than jumping up
- to target objects and ring a bell by the door to ask you to let him outside

In addition, you'll learn the basic principles of dog training that will help you teach your dog almost anything you can imagine. Your instructor, Diane, will also provide phone assistance and email resources so you get a very high level of attention. These classes are fun and effective. There is homework every week- you must train your dog for at least a few minutes every day to get great results. This class uses "clicker training", an easy, positive-reinforcement method that helps the dog know exactly what we want from him. No choke chains or prong collars are needed (or allowed!).

When: NEXT CLASS STARTS IN JULY- in the meantime, read about clicker training, view great videos on YouTube, and join the free yahoogroup to connect with others for puppy and doggie play dates. Join by sending an email to south-bay-dog-play-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

And email Diane to ask to be alerted as soon as the July dates are set and registration is open.

Class fee: $160
Class location: Our class meets in 3 outdoor locations in Palos Verdes, in order to get our dogs used to training in a variety of environments. Full details will be provided in your class materials.
To register: You can register conveniently online. You'll fill out a form, which will send itself to my email, and when I get it I'll email you a waiver of liability and an address where you can send your check. Once I receive those, I'll email you again and confirm your spot in class, and immediately start sending you materials. You will receive a lot of materials before class even starts! By the way, please note our refund policy: once you complete your registration there is no refund unless I can replace your spot in class with another student at least one week before the start of class. OK, ready to register? Please click here.

Tune Ups!
Continue your training by working on behaviors such as stay and loose-leash walking in a distracting environment with other dogs. This is a tune-up, and you must have completed one of Diane's clicker training courses in 2010.

When: (None are currently scheduled- please contact Diane if you're interested in these workshops)
Class fe
e: $15 per class, on a drop-in basis. Take as many of them as you can.
Class location: Malaga Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes Est. (PV Dr. West between Via Corta & Via Chico)
To register: Please call, text me or email me to let me know you're coming, and check this website to ensure there have not been any schedule changes. Please bring exact fee in cash, or a check made out to Diane Bassett. Hope to see you there!

Other classes will be added soon-- if you'd like to be added to Diane's email list, please email her here.