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Family Dog Level 1

The Family Dog Level 1 Course is a "life skills" dog training class designed to teach your dog basic manners that you will use every day in the real world. Your dog will learn to "sit stay" instead of run out the front door, "go to place" instead of counter-surfing, "come when called" like a rocket, and so much more! See the skills below in action in our Family Dog 1 Video!

This course includes:

  • Polite Greetings (no jumping)
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Come - even when distracted by petting or food!
  • Leave it (dropped food or items)
  • Go to Place
  • Sit/stay and Down/stay
  • Give (drop it)
  • Take it

All Happy Dog training courses are taught using reward-based methods. A major focus of this course is building your relationship through positive training. Good, reliable training is about communicating with your dog so he WANTS to do what you'd like him to do!

8 week course, LIMIT 6 DOGS PER CLASS.  Open to dogs approximately 5 months of age (or younger if a graduate of our Puppy Kindergarten program). This course is a prerequisite for Tricks Class.

Puppy Kindergarten

Family Dog 2

Family Dog 3

Tricks Class

Class Schedule (if inaccessible, call for latest schedule!)


Happy Dog Training     (631) 424-DOGS/3647     Long Island, New York 

Voted 1st Place Winner "Best Dog Trainer",
Best of Long Island Contest  - SIX times