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Dog Training

Training and socializing is vital to a happy, well-adjusted family!

The ARLGP offers basic obedience and manners training for your canine and family members with an emphasis on co-learning and positive reinforcement.


Dates: 5-week basic obedience class running Tuesday, June 26th through Tuesday, July 24th
Class Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: ARLGP Community Room
Fee: $100 for an ARLGP adopted/alumni dog, $135 for a non-alumni
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Meet our trainer: Ali McClure

Ali McClure is an Animal Behavioral College (ABC) certified dog trainer and behavior instructor. Ali combines her background in social psychology with a life-long love for animals to provide a unique approach to dog training. She is passionate about strengthening the relationship between families and their dogs, while also teaching good behavior through positive reinforcement.

With an 11-year-old boxer named Cassius as her muse, Ali is following her dream of working with dogs and helping families recognize the key role they play in their dog’s success. She offers the latest and greatest techniques and approaches to training through private dog obedience sessions as well as group classes, working with all dog breeds and ages.

About our dog training classes

Classes are taught on leash at all times. When first learning a new behavior, a food lure is used along with positive reinforcement. Focus is on basic manners while addressing common behavior problems such as chewing, polite on-leash greetings and barking. Exercises covered include: watch, sit, down, stay, walking on a loose leash, heeling and recall.


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