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Beginner Level Classes

Family Dog Level One

This basic dog obedience class covers all the commands your dog or puppy needs to know in order to be a well-behaved family dog: Walking on a loose leash, heel, sit, stay, down, wait, and come when called are all covered in class. Dogs are taught to get along with other dogs and greet strangers without jumping. This class is geared toward pet dogs, including dogs with behavioral issues whether they are just ornery and out of control, or have aggressive tendencies towards other dogs or people.

 Due to COVID, we are limiting class size to ten (10) dogs. Dogs MUST be preregistered and prepayment is required via Venmo or Google Pay (no refunds unless cancellation is at least three days prior to the start of the first class). Masks are required for all participants and trainers for the safety of all involved. Proper social distancing will be observed.

To register, please email Sami at [email protected] and put Level 1 Registration as the subject. Include in the email your name, your dog's name, breed, and age, and a phone number to call or text. Payment must be made via Venmo (Sami-Mann-2) or Google Pay ([email protected]) and please include your dog's name as well as "level 1 registration" in the notes. Contact Sami with any questions.

  • Class is open to dogs 4 and one half months of age and older. Class is 7 weeks long and meets in Fort Collins.
  • Cost is $200
  • Each class meets for one hour per week
  • Location: Library Park, Fort Collins (Corner of Oak and Mathews)
  • Class Start Date and Time: Saturday, June 12th, 2021 at 10am.
  • DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG TO THE FIRST CLASS SESSION!

Our Level One class on a field trip to Old Town Square in Ft Collins (Fall 2013).

Level One Short Course - NEW CLASS!

This condensed course covers everything from our traditional Family Dog level 1 class in 4 weeks.  Each weekly class is slightly longer to allow us to cover more material.


Due to COVID, we are limiting class size to ten (10) dogs. Dogs MUST be preregistered and prepayment is required via Venmo or Google Pay (no refunds unless cancellation is at least three days prior to the start of the first class). 


To register, please email Sami at [email protected] and put "Level 1 short course" as the subject. Include in the email your name, your dog's name, breed, and age, and a phone number to call or text. Payment must be made via Venmo (Sami-Mann-2) or Google Pay ([email protected]) and please include your dog's name as well as "level 1 short course" in the notes. Contact Sami with any questions.


Location:  Library Park, Fort Collins

Cost: $175

Date:  October 16, 2021

Time:  10am (each class lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes)

AKC CGC Training/Therapy Dog Level One 

This 9 week long beginning/intermediate dog training class teaches the basic commands every working dog should know. Sit, stay, down, wait at doors, don't jump on people, leave it, behaving around other dogs, and walking on a loose lead are all covered in class. This class is ideal for anyone wanting to take their dog on to bigger and better things such as Therapy or Service Dog work. Pet dogs are also welcome and encouraged to attend this class.


Included in the class is preparation and testing for the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen certificate (AKC CGC), a title and certification given dogs who show good manners and training in social situations.


Due to COVID, we are limiting class size to ten (10) dogs. Dogs MUST be preregistered and prepayment is required via Venmo or Google Pay (no refunds unless cancellation is at least three days prior to the start of the first class). Masks are required for all participants and trainers for the safety of all involved. Proper social distancing will be observed.


To register, please email Sami at [email protected] and put "CGC Level 1 Registration" as the subject. Include in the email your name, your dog's name, breed, and age, and a phone number to call or text. Payment must be made via Venmo (Sami-Mann-2) or Google Pay ([email protected]) and please include your dog's name as well as "CGC level 1 registration" in the notes. Contact Sami with any questions.

  • Class is open to dogs that are current on proper inoculations and trustworthy around people and other dogs. If your dog has behavioral issues please look into our Family Dog courses.
  • Cost is $275
  • Each class meets for one hour per week
  • Location: Library Park (NW corner of Oak & Mathews), Ft Collins
  • Class Start Date and Time: Thursday, June 10th, at 6pm

Please note: This class DOES NOT certify your dog as a therapy dog. We do provide the environments, situations and training needed to determine which dogs might be suitable, and enjoy, therapy dog work. For those that show a bright future as a therapy dog, we recommend continuing on with Therapy Dog Level 2.

Advanced Level Classes

Family Dog Level Two 

This 7 week long program takes your training partnership further. This weekly class is fun, informative, and productive. We continue each dog's education striving for off-lead control.


Due to COVID, we are limiting class size to ten (10) dogs. Dogs MUST be preregistered and prepayment is required via Venmo or Google Pay (no refunds unless cancellation is at least three days prior to the start of the first class). Masks are required for all participants and trainers for the safety of all involved. Proper social distancing will be observed.


To register, please email Sami at [email protected] and put Level 2 Registration as the subject. Include in the email your name, your dog's name, and a phone number to call or text. Payment must be made via Venmo (Sami-Mann-2) or Google Pay ([email protected]) and please include your dog's name as well as "level 2 registration" in the notes. Contact Sami with any questions.


Class is open to dogs that have completed either Level 1 Family Dog Training or CGC Level 1.

Cost is $200

Location: Library Park, Fort Collins

Class Start Date and Time: Saturday, June 12th, at 11am

Level 2 Short Course - NEW CLASS!

This 4 week course covers the same material as the Family Dog Level 2 in longer weekly sessions. 


Due to COVID, we are limiting class size to ten (10) dogs. Dogs MUST be preregistered and prepayment is required via Venmo or Google Pay (no refunds unless cancellation is at least three days prior to the start of the first class). 


To register, please email Sami at [email protected] and put "Level 2 Short Course" as the subject. Include in the email your name, your dog's name, breed, and age, and a phone number to call or text. Payment must be made via Venmo (Sami-Mann-2) or Google Pay ([email protected]) and please include your dog's name as well as "level 2 short course" in the notes. Contact Sami with any questions.


Location: Library Park, Fort Collins

Cost: $175

Date: October 16, 2021

Time: 11:30am (each class lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes)



AKC CGCA Training/Therapy Dog Level Two

Please download the registration form below (to fill out and mail in):


TBD


This 5 week long class takes the graduates of our beginning class and puts them in more difficult and challenging situations in order to see which dogs really have what it takes to be working Therapy Dogs. By invitation only and dogs must be graduates of our beginning Therapy Dog Class. This course is 5 weeks long with the last class being the Advanced Canine Good Citizenship Test (CGCA). Meets in selected areas of Fort Collins. By the end of this class, dogs should be ready to test for Therapy Dog organizations such as Pet Partners, Delta Society or Therapy Dogs, Inc, or be brilliant ambassadors of therapy dogs at the local nursing home or rehab facility.


  • Class is by invitation only.
  • Cost is $250
  • Location: TBD
  • Start Date and Time: TBD

Dogs at Work

Registration Forms coming soon (to fill out and mail in)


This fun and exciting 8 week long class exposes dogs to a variety of canine sports and activities. In the class we cover the basics of competitive obedience, rally, agility, sheep herding, scent work, therapy work, and tricks. Only open to graduates of Sami's Family Dog and CGC class or by direct invitation.

Classes will take place at Library Park in Ft. Collins and at Sami's ranch, as needed.


  • Cost is $185
  • Location: First class will meet at Library Park in Ft. Collins (NW corner of Oak and Mathews)
  • Start Date and Time: TBD Some classes will have different meeting times if we are at the ranch.

Family Dog Level 3

Due to COVID, we are limiting class size to six (6) dogs and only two family members may attend per dog. Dogs MUST be preregistered and prepayment is required via Venmo or Google Pay (no refunds unless cancellation is at least three days prior to the start of the first class). Masks are required for all participants and trainers for the safety of all involved. Proper social distancing will be observed.

To register, please email Sami at [email protected] and put Level 3 Registration as the subject. Include in the email your name, your dog's name, and a phone number to call or text. Payment must be made via Venmo (Sami-Mann-2) or Google Pay ([email protected]) and please include your dog's name as well as "level 3 registration" in the notes. Contact Sami with any questions.


Fine tune the skills you learned in Level 2 in this 7 week advanced course.


This class introduces several advanced obedience commands as well as body awareness exercises. Commands taught include moving stand stays, backing up, pivot, sidepass, emergency downs, and long distance/duration/high distraction sit and down stays. Dogs must be graduates of CGC Level 1 or Family Dog Level 1 and Family Dog Level 2 to participate.


Cost: $175.00

Location: Old Town Square, Fort Collins

Class Start Date and Time: Thursday September 17th, at 6pm

Off Leash Training

Registration Forms (to fill out and mail in)


Geared towards gaining complete control in highly distracting environments, this course teaches the owner how to properly use an e-collar in the most positive, safe manner.

Collars MUST be purchased before first class, and must be Dogtra or E-Collar Technologies brand. NO Sportdog brand collars!

Dogs MUST be graduates of CGC Level 1, or Family Dog Level 1 and 2.

This is a 5 week class, meeting for 1 hour each week.


Cost: $150

Location: Will vary. Begins at Library Park

Start Date and Time: Tuesday, June 4th, 6:00 pm

Canine Good Citizen Testing

Canine Good Citizen Test

Sami Mann is an AKC Certified "Canine Good Citizen" Evaluator. If you are interested in learning more about this AKC Title, or for future testing dates, please contact Sami.