Forget what you've heard. Training isn't just for unruly pups or those cute little furballs. Whether it's about mastering the basics, keeping their minds sharp, socializing, or even getting that Canine Good Citizen stamp of approval, professional training packs serious perks for every dog and their devoted pet parent.

Why Mutts & Co. Training?

  • Led by an AKC-certified trainer/evaluator
  • Focused on positive reinforcement methods
  • Offering in-store group classes or private sessions
  • Enjoy a 20% discount on purchases made on the training day (excluding food, grooming and gift cards)
  • Receive the Mutts Manners Training Tote
  • Plus, a host of additional benefits

Meet Your Mutts & Co. Trainer

Ashley Hickman

ABC Certified Dog Trainer & Coach

AKC Evaluator

Ashley has been training pet parents and their dogs for over a decade. She uses positive reinforcement techniques to create family-friendly training settings. She has loved animals her entire life and has found a dream job in training teams of dogs and their pet parents. She can help you reach your training goals, whether you have problem behaviors, want to teach manners or tricks, have a reactive or nervous dog, or aspire to Canine Good Citizen certification or similar goals.

AKC Star Puppy Program

$169 or 2-Course Bundle $319*

A 6-week program designed for owners with dogs from 10 weeks to 5 months old

*Participants may earn the AKC STAR Puppy title upon completion

Class details:

  • Class size 3-5 dogs
  • No previous training required

Class will cover:

  • Puppy socialization, handling, and communication basics.
  • Teaching recall, leash skills, and impulse control.
  • Includes potty training, chewing guidance, and crate games.

Mannered Mutts - Basic Obedience Level I

$169 or 2-Course Bundle $319*

A 6-week program designed for dogs 5 months or older with little to no previous training

Class details:

  • Suitable for dogs who are comfortable around other dogs and in active settings
  • Class size 3-4 dogs 
  • Prerequisites: no previous training required

Class will cover:

  • Socialization, manners, and communication skills.
  • Training for recall, leash, and behavior management.
  • Includes cooperative care, crate games, and impulse control

Mannered Mutts - Basic Obedience Level II

$169 or 2-Course Bundle $319*

A 6-week program designed for dogs who have completed the first level or puppy class and want to continue their training. 

Class details:

  • Suitable for dogs who are comfortable around other dogs and in active settings
  • Class size 3-5 dogs 
  • Prerequisites: Puppy or Mannered Mutts I

Class will cover:

  • Refine basics, diversify behaviors, and strengthen cues.
  • Advance through varied reinforcement and increased distractions.
  • Master advanced skills like Sacred Stay, Heel, and more.

Canine Good Citizen Prep – Level III

$169 or 2-Course Bundle $319*

A 5-week class designed for dogs with previous training who hope to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. 

Class details:

  • Canine Good Citizen test will be scheduled upon completion
  • Prerequisites: Puppy Program or Mannered Mutts I AND Mannered Mutts II 

2 test items will be discussed, broken down, and practiced each week. 

  • Test items include: Greeting a stranger, sitting politely for petting, grooming and handling, out for a walk, heel through a crowd, sit/down/stay recall, reaction to another dog ad reaction to distraction

Canine Good Citizen Testing


Approximate testing time: 15 minutes

Scheduled as 1:1 with evaluator or as a group event based on demand

Teams can retake test if needed but will be paid for and scheduled separately 

Private Training LessonsOne Hour Sessions

$99 (1 hour); $189 (2 sessions); $279 (3 sessions); $359 (4 sessions)*

Scheduled to fit the personal needs of pet parent and trainer

  • Perfect for dogs of any age who need to work on specific goals not covered in the manners group classes.
  • A great option for teams who have one or two specific goals or who cannot commit to a 6-week program.
  • Ideal for dogs otherwise not fit for group environments. Nervous, shy, reactive and fearful dogs should start with a private lesson package. 

Lesson plans are based on the Pet Parents' training goals. Examples include: Puppy obedience, problem behavior management, cooperative care, grooming desensitization and leash manners.

Reactive, nervous and aggressive dogs may need to be evaluated prior to scheduling a lesson.

Payment Policies

Payments are due at the time of booking and are non-refundable.

Vaccination Requirements

  • Puppies younger than 14 weeks must have received their Distemper and Parvo vaccinations.
  • Pups 14 weeks and older must have received their Distemper, Parvo, and Rabies vaccinations.
  • We recommend that participating pups receive their Bordetella vaccination as well, but it is not required.