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At Dolce Vita Retrievers we offer basic obedience classes at several different levels. In House obedience is also available.

The classes we offer consist of...

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy: The First Step In Training -You and your puppy attend a class at least 6 weeks long to earn the STAR certificate and gold metal. S.T.A.R. stands for Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsible dog ownership

Canine Good Citizen: Responsible Owners, Well-Mannered Dogs- The AKC's Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. In CGC, dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test can earn a certificate and/or the official CGC title. 

AKC Community Canine: Advanced CGCAKC Community Canine extends the skills learned in CGC to the community dogs who pass the AKC Community Canine test are eligible for the "CGCA" (Advanced CGC title).

Urban Training - City dogs require a very special set of skills, including crossing streets, ignoring food on sidewalks and behaving in building lobbies and elevators. 

AKC Hunt Tests- We also train dogs for dove and duck hunting.

The companion book "Emily Trains a Puppy"to all our classes is available online at and Barnes and Noble 


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