Dog Training Classes in Houston


Puppy Class (puppies 8-18 weeks old)

DateMeeting DaysTimeLocation
Every Saturday!Ongoing, Saturdays9:30amRover Oaks Houston


In this fun and dynamic puppy class, you learn how to solve typical behavior problems including mouthing, chewing and potty training and how to prevent serious problems that could develop later. You will also learn how to teach basic manners. This is an exciting time for you and your puppy, and early learning is a crucial part of optimal puppy development. Class meets one hour a week for four to six consecutive weeks (depending upon age of puppy). This class is ongoing, so please call for availability. Check out some free puppy training tips to get you started!

Good Dog Manners Levels Program

See Upcoming Dates & Times for Each Level Below!


Good Dog Manners Levels Class is a multi-tiered, ongoing obedience program offering the ultimate in flexibility and designed for the busy owner. Each level introduces new and more complex skills for both dogs and owners, including sit, stay, loose leash walking, polite greetings, and more! Dogs and owners move through the different levels of training as they demonstrate proficiency of specific skill requirements, eventually moving up through the Canine Good Citizen certification.  With this program, our flexible schedule allows for you and your pup to attend the classes on different days and times – allowing them to learn at their own pace so they can spend time focusing on areas where they need the most help. This class is for dogs 4 months and older.  See list of upcoming classes below! For a printable class calendar, click here.


Level 1 Good Dog Manners

Level One5/23/197:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Level One6/1/1912:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Level One6/6/196:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Level One6/20/197:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Level One6/22/1912:00pmRover Oaks Houston

In this class, your dog will learn: Responding to Name, Sit, Down, hand target, Line Up (start of Loose Leash Walking). Dogs and Humans attend all classes together.


Level 2 Good Dog Manners

Level Two5/23/196:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Level Two6/6/197:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Level Two6/8/1912:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Level Two6/20/196:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Level Two6/29/1912:00pmRover Oaks Houston

In this class, your dog will learn: Stay, Auto Sit (Start of polite greetings), Sitting at doors, Loose Leash Walking, Come When Called. Dogs and Humans attend all classes together. Prerequisite: Graduation from Level 1 class.


Level 3 Good Dog Manners

Level Three5/25/1912:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Level Three5/30/197:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Level Three6/13/196:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Level Three6/15/1912:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Level Three6/27/197:00pmRover Oaks Houston

In this class, your dog will learn: Accepting a Friendly Stranger (polite greetings), Loose Leash Walking (increased distractions), Come When Called (increased distractions), Place (go lie on a mat). Dogs and Humans attend all classes together. Prerequisite: Graduation from level 2 class.

Level 4 Good Dog Manners

Level Four5/30/196:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Level Four6/13/197:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Level Four6/27/196:00pmRover Oaks Houston

(Canine Good Citizen prep) – Sitting for Petting, Loose Leash Walking (passing other dogs politely), Stay (increased distractions), Place (longer duration), Fading Treats (alternative rewards). In this level of our Good Dog Manners program, you will learn all you need to know to pass your AKC Canine Good Citizen test. This includes fine tuning basic skills and helping your dog become comfortable around distractions and unusual situations. Dogs and Humans attend all classes together. Testing is included. Learn more about our AKC Canine Good Citizen and Good Dog Manners program here. Prerequisite: Graduation from Level 3 class.


Level Open Good Dog Manners

Level Open5/21/196:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Level Open5/28/196:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Level Open6/4/196:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Level Open6/11/196:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Level Open6/18/196:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Level Open6/25/196:00pmRover Oaks Houston

Open level classes are open for all skill levels to practice at their current level.


Beginner Agility

Beginner5/21/197:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Beginner6/4/197:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Beginner6/18/197:00pmRover Oaks Houston

This class is the perfect introduction to the sport of agility! Agility is an exhilarating sport perfect for young dogs as well as older ones – any size, any breed. Agility training helps you bond and deepen communication with your dog as you negotiate challenges and work your way through an obstacle course.  Our agility course includes the A-Frame, Dog Walk, Jumps, Tunnel, Teeter Totter, Weave Poles, and more.   All classes are outdoors, and are offered in the fall and spring. To attend agility class, the dog and handler must be at level 3 in the good dog manners program or be evaluated by a Rover Oaks trainer before taking the class.



AKC Trick Dog

Level Three5/28/197:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Level Three6/11/197:00pmRover Oaks Houston
Level Three6/25/197:00pmRover Oaks Houston

Do you and your dog love to be the life of the party by showing off his arsenal of tricks? You’ll love Rover Oaks’ Trick Dog class! This class is all about fun and showing off your dog’s skills! You’ll learn to teach your dog cool tricks such as Spin, Shake, Speak, and more.  This class will prepare your dog to test for the AKC Trick Dog-Novice title, and our trainers are certified to administer the test, should you wish to take it! To attend Trick Dog class, the dog and handler must be at level 3 in the good dog manners program or be evaluated by a Rover Oaks trainer before taking the class.


AKC Canine Good Citizen Test

Individual Testing Scheduled Upon Completion of Level 4

Upon completion of Level 4, you will be able to schedule and take the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test, administered by a professional trainer at Rover Oaks Houston.


Call our Training Department for a great experience with your best friend!
Call Rover Oaks Houston at (713) 662-2119, option 4 /
Rover Oaks Katy at (281) 693-7687, option 4 /
or click on the following link to complete and submit your pet’s Training Questionnaire.