Small Group Classes at 'No Barks About It'

Spring Dog(Very) Small group classes (limit 4 dogs in most cases). Great for first-time owners, your first group experience, or if you've not had a good group experience.

Wednesday evenings or Sunday mornings at No Barks About It (Triphammer, Ithaca).

To sign-up for group classes:

Updates at: and

Class Content

Positive leadership, focus & timing, house manners (basic obedience), social confidence and control, reading your dog. Owner Q & A.

Requirement: Proof of up-to-date canine vaccinations (rabies, distemper, bordetella), collar/harness, 6 ft leash, food or toy rewards.

  • Just Puppies! (6 months or younger) Puppy Social & Basic Puppy & Owner Ed! (3-5 dogs)
  • Basic: (6 months or older) Sit, stay, come, down, loose leash walking, no jump. Dog-dog interaction will depend on the dogs in class. (3-5 dogs)
  • Beyond the Basics: New skills (moving exercises), social confidence & control, distraction, distance, longer stays. Working towards off-leash. (3-5 dogs)
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Prep/Test: See AKC website. Prerequisites: basic obedience, good with dogs and people. Call for details. (3-5 dogs)
  • Fun and Games: 90 minute stand-alone classes: Nose Games, Balls & Toys, Obstacles, Flash Cards & Board Games.

One-on-One (Dryden), In-home or On-site: Ongoing

1-2 family or familiar dogs - one handler per dog.

Once a week for 50-60 minutes (Inside or outside depending on the weather).

Tuesday morning, afternoon, evening / Wednesday morning, afternoon. Other days and times are possible but may change week to week. One time consult, 3 week or 6 week sessions.

To sign-up for 1-on-1 call: 607-591-7806 (Please leave a message. I will return your call ASAP if you leave a clear message.) or email:

Call: 607-591-7806

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