DogSmith Open Classes

Here at The DogSmith we recognize the importance of having a well behaved dog and making your pets part of the family. But we also understand how busy our clients are so we designed the DogSmith “Drop-In” Class just for you.

“Drop-In” enrollment allows you to register and pay for a course while allowing you the flexibility to complete the classes over a 5 month period by attending any of a number of scheduled “drop-in” sessions that fit into your schedule. You will be given a “drop-in” class card that describes the necessary skills required for the course you have enrolled in and provides a record of competency level achieved for each skill. (Courses denoted by (*) are eligible for “Drop-In” enrollment.

Class - Start Date
Day and Time Location - Instructor Cost Register
Show-off Your Canine Good Citizen! DogSmith Solutions - Starting 01/15/2022
Saturdays (8) 8:30-9:30 AMGreater Panama City Dog Fanciers Association 4909 East 11th Street, Springfield FL 32404 - Amanda Purnell140.00
CGCEarn Your Dog's AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate You know your dog is well mannered but make it official and show-off to your friends and family. Teach your dog canine citizenship with our comprehensive 8-week curriculum that culminates with the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. The AKC CGC Program provides an excellent foundation for training in other fun activities such as Rally, Obedience, and Agility and teaches your best friend to be a well-mannered dog that is a joy to live with. When your dog passes the CGC test, the DogSmith evaluator will give you the official documentation to send to the AKC for your certificate and to register your dog's accomplishment. Sign-up today and get started.
Need to Learn Some Manners? Let Your Puppy Shine in our AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy® Small Paw Etiquette Program - preparation and testing for the AKC Puppy Star - Starting 01/11/2022
Tuesdays (6) 6:30-7:30 pmGreater Panama City Dog Fanciers Association 4909 East 11th Street, Springfield FL 32404 - Amanda Purnell120.00
Star PuppyTaught by an AKC approved CGC Evaluator, this is an exciting program designed to get you and your puppy off to the best start. We could all use a little help with our manners, right? Our 6-week puppy class for dogs less than 6 months old covers the essentials of family life, housetraining, crate training, puppy biting, basic leash skills and simple obedience cues like sit, down, come, stay, no jumping and watch me. The classes are fun and help build your pup's confidence while socializing it to different dogs and people. We incorporate games and lots of fun into these classes. When completed, your puppy will be eligible for the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy® Program. Be proud of your well-mannered furry family member, call to reserve your spot today!
*Free community seminars at local rescue facilities. We strongly encourage donation to the rescue.

My promise to you

As a DogSmith professional, I pledge to use my knowledge and skills for the benefit of pet owners and their pets.

I will practice my profession conscientiously with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of The DogSmith ethics, mission, vision and values.

I accept as a lifelong obligation, the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.