A dog may be man’s best friend, but before he can be best man at a wedding, he must learn to stop slobbering on children and giving toasts that are nothing but barks. Teach your dog the rules of gentlemanly conduct with this Groupon.
$199 for Six-Week Group Dog-Behavioral-Training Course ($430 Value)
During the six-week group basic obedience-training course, the trainer spends one hour each week molding confident owners and obedient dogs. By creating open communication between dog and owner, the trainer helps eradicate jumping and aggression with commands such as “sit,” “heel,” and “calm.” As a result, canines interact better with new people and dogs. If the trainer can’t instill etiquette in your pet during the six weeks, you get two extra weeks free of charge to fully resolve lingering issues.
Dog owners should bring a 6-foot leash, collar, and treat bag with treats to each class.
Top Dogg K-9 Academy
Blake “Top Dogg” Rashad has spent more than 30 years earning his nickname. At age 12, Blake began training neighborhood dogs, a talent that would later lead him to prep military pooches for action during his enlistment in the Army. After his time in the service, Rashad joined the Atlanta police force to train crime-fighting canines.
Today, the expert in dog behavior hosts a weekly Internet radio show about dog behavior, local pet businesses, and canine-related news—playfully called “You Talk I Bark”—and also heads up Top Dogg K-9 Academy. At the academy, Rashad teaches dog owners the training techniques he has accumulated over the past three decades, including training in more than 16 different languages. Pooches leave six- or eight-week courses with a better understanding of how to communicate their needs to owners, and owners leave with dogs that respond quickly to commands such as “heel” and “drop my wedding ring.” Ultimately, Rashad seeks to bridge the communication gap between pets and their owners.