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A Better-Behaved Canine

Why Dog Training Classes Are Great…

puppy owners

For puppy owners

Because you can teach your puppy the polite behaviors we humans like (and no, if you neglect to tell him, he won’t figure it out on his own). And at the same time, you’ll be socializing your puppy so he grows up to be a friendly dog that enjoys children, other people, and other dogs.

dog owners

For dog owners

Because your adult dog might need a remedial course in good manners—or you’d like to help your adopted rescue dog deal with behavior issues. Or maybe you want to strengthen your dog’s training further, e.g. by working toward a Canine Good Citizen certificate.

Whatever you’re looking for in a class, we can help!

Why Take Our Dog Training Class?



Classes are open enrollment: You can start 7 PM every Tuesday reserved spot at St Margaret’s at Mercy, 3525 Bienville for the introductory class. After that, you get 12 classes completed within 6 months at any of our locations.

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Cutting Edge

100% positive, humane dog training methods Professional trainer with 35+ years’ experience Techniques taught are based on canine behavioral science

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Great Content

Obedience: Sit and down on command and staying in place,  loose-leash walking, coming when called, reactions to other dogs, reaction to distraction and others
*We teach the Canine Good Citizen Program by the American Kennel Club, testing is included.

Class Information


Control-line Airplane Field off of Harrison Ave, City Park, New Orleans

St Maragaret’s at Mercy, 3525 Bienville, New Orleans ( inside in the recreation room, a/c )

Jefferson Feed on Jefferson Hwy
( inside on 2nd floor, a/c )

St Margaret’s, 3525 Bienville

Jewish Community Center, 3747 West Esplanade, Metairie ( Bart’s Field )

When:Saturday morning (seasonal time changes)
Sunday 8:15 and 9:15 AM
Monday 5 and 6 PM
Tuesday 6 PM
Thursday 6:30 PM
How:Email to set up your initial introductory class at St. Margaret’s at Mercy, after that email me your reservation for the class of your choice.

Please note: We always start out with one introductory small group class to evaluate your dog, get to know your training goals and teach you the foundation exercises. After that, you have 12 classes to complete within 6 months. *Reactive dogs (bark and lunge at other dogs or people) do not do well in group classes, private lessons are recommended. 

Puppy Kindergarten (10-14 weeks)

You and other puppy owners get 4 x 1 hour sessions of puppy-centric training. Get the A to Z on housebreaking, mouthing, alone-time training, puppy manners, and much more. Plus, your pup will build social skills in supervised play sessions.

Where:St Margaret’s/Mercy, 3525 Bienville St. NOLA in the recreation room
When:Saturdays at 12:30 PM ( 10-16 weeks )
Tuesdays at 6 PM ( 3-7 months)
How:Call 504-616-6067
Cost:$100 for 4 x 1 hour sessions (make up lessons are available if you miss a lesson)
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We Recommend...

We recommend the Pet Safe Martingale style collars, as well as the anti-pull aids Freedom No Pull Harness and Gentle Leader.

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“Signing up for Ann’s Puppy Kindergarten is probably the single best investment we have made for our dog and family.” –Jenny Wiltfong