Wright-Way Rescue Dog Training

There's nothing like the sense of accomplishment that comes from completing dog training classes and seeing results you can enjoy for years to come! At Wright-Way Rescue, our trainers teach a variety of techniques in a fun, interactive environment. We make dog training as effective as it is enjoyable, giving you the tools you need to sustain success when your classes are complete.

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Beginner's Obedience Class

Cost: $160

Class length: 6 weeks

Schedule: Every Wednesday night from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

This introductory group class is designed to help you better communicate and train your puppy or adult dog. This class will develop solid skills which are the building blocks for obedience training.

Please see important information at bottom of page.

Classes with Closed Enrollment

Dog Owner's Guide

Cost: FREE to adopters

Class length: 1 hour

Wright-Way’s Dog Owner’s Guide (DOG) Class is designed to address all the questions that come up with your new dog… and even questions you didn't know you had! We now offer a FREE two week course to new adopters, covering many topics for new dog and puppy owners. 

Week 1 (No Dogs): Class covers appropriate toys for your dog, how to reward your dog, loose leash walking, crate training, and housebreaking. 

Week 2 (With Dogs): Class covers feeding time with manners, loose leash walking, puppy massages for vet visits, basics for your dog to come when called, and introduction to agility. 

As part of the adoption fee, you are automatically enrolled in a DOG class at no cost. Your class date can be found on the inside front cover of your adoption handbook. 

To register for the DOG class, please email training@wright-wayrescue.org 


Mannerly Mutts

Cost: $160

Class length: 6 weeks

Class Schedule: TBD

This introductory group class is designed to help you better communicate and train your puppy or adult dog. This class will develop solid skills which are the building blocks for obedience training. Skills learned will include come, sit, down, stay, heel on a leash, automatic sit, leave it, and climb (stay on a dog bed). This class introduces distractions to training to ensure your dog listens in real-life situations including other dogs, toys, food, and people.

Classes are capped at 6 dogs.


Progressive Pooches - Approval Only

Registration: $160

Class length: 6 weeks

Class Schedule: TBD

This class expands on lessons learned in Mannerly Mutts while increasing distractions. This is an intermediate class. The skills learned in this class will include advanced heeling, sit and down stays next to other dogs, longer distance recalls (with and without interfering objects), sit and down in motion, and out-of-sight stays. This class is also a basic introduction to off-leash heeling.

Classes are capped at 6 enrolled dogs.

Course placement subject to approval by instructor.


Reactive Dog Class

Registration: $185

Class length: 6 weeks

Class Schedule: TBD

Does your dog bark, growl, or pull on the leash when another dog comes into sight? Do you dread walking your dog because of the possibility that you will run into another dog? This class is specifically designed for those dogs that are not fond of other dogs. While you can't make your dog like every dog they see or meet, your dog can learn to tolerate and have control around other dogs. Even dogs that are aggressive toward other dogs can behave around other canines.  Classes are capped at 4 enrolled dogs. The first two classes of this course are private lessons where training can be tapered specifically to you and your dog. This will give you the tools you need to work with your dog once the class changes over to the group setting.


Canine Good Citizen

Private CGC lessons: $65 for 45 minutes

We offer private lessons to prepare you and your dog for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluation. To achieve the CGC your dog must be able to walk on a loose leash through a crowd of people, sit and down stay, come when called, sit for petting from another person, react positively and calmly to another dog, not over react to loud noises, and stay calmly during a supervised separation from you.

CGC evaluations are held on an interest basis. You do not need to take a lesson before the CGC exam, however they are recommended to ensure that your dog passes. Dogs must pass all ten steps of the CGC to earn the title. Dogs that don’t pass may retest at the end (at the evaluator's discretion) or at another date.

Exam guides are available upon request at training@wright-wayrescue.org.


Competitive Canines

Cost: $160

Class length: 6 weeks

This class is specifically for students who wish to go on to compete with their dogs in AKC obedience trials.  This class practices all of the skills required for the AKC BN Beginner Novice obedience title.  Skills practiced are heel on a loose leash, figure 8, sit for exam, sit stay, and recall.  All of these skills will be practiced with distractions which will simulate typical distractions generally found in an AKC obedience competition setting.  This class will also practice the pre-skills needed for an AKC CD Companion Dog obedience title.  The skills would include heeling free with no leash, long sit, and long down with distractions. AKC Community Canine Good Citizen Certification testing will be an option at the end of the session.  The AKC Community Canine is an advanced version of the CGC title.  AKC informational brochure will be provided in week 1. Classes are capped at 6 enrolled dogs.

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy + AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing

Cost: $15.00

This certification is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. Canine Good Citizen Testing is offered the second Saturday of every month from 10:00-11:00 am.


Private Training

Cost: $65

These 45-minute private sessions provide you with focused training and individualized instruction to address your dog’s unique needs.  

Important Information:

  • For your advantage and benefit, classes are capped at either 8 or 6 enrolled dogs.
  • A class must have a minimum of 3 dogs enrolled in order for the class to remain open. This includes Canine Good Citizen Testing. Classes that do not have a minimum of 3 dogs enrolled by the start date will be cancelled. Students and their families will be notified, and a full refund will be awarded for any cancelled class.
  • A dog must be accompanied by a handler who is 18 years of age or older.
  • Dogs must be on leash at all times unless otherwise directed by instructor.

Eligibility for Dog Training:


  • Vaccines must be up to date including parvo, distemper, and bordatella.
  • Puppies under 4 months must have a minimum of 3 complete rounds of puppy vaccines.
  • Puppies must have been home for 21 days. On the 21st day they are eligible for class.

Adults dogs

  • Vaccines must be up to date including parvo, distemper, bordatella, and rabies.

Required Supplies:

All of required training materials will be available for purchase at Wright-Way Rescue’s retail store the first night of class! All proceeds go directly back to helping Wright-Way continue its mission.

  • Six foot leather or nylon leash (no retractable leashes)
  • Collar
  • Small training-sized treats
  • 20 foot lead