Our group training classes are kid/family friendly and focus on improving the connection between you and your dog. The ultimate goal of the curriculum is to help your dog make a smooth transition from puppy to an adult dog who is happy, well-socialized and obedient. We begin with Puppy Obedience, progress to adult-dog Basic & Intermediate Obedience and the training culminates in adult-dog Advanced Obedience training. You will find a more detailed description of each class listed below. If you would like some help determining which class is best for you and your dog please call our Director of Training, Crystal at 520-820-7252.

8-Week Puppy Obedience Class = $250

This class is designed to benefit the social development of the puppies and enhance bonding with you, the owner. The training will introduce concepts like basic manners, cover typical puppy behaviors and introduce your puppy to new experiences that will serve to increase their confidence and engagement skills. We will work on commands such as: Sit, Down, Stay, Place, Come and Loose-Leash walking. The behaviors and concepts taught are critical parts of the socialization process and will help ensure your puppy develops into a well-balanced adult dog who will bring joy to your home for years to come.

Class starting: Friday, August 10th – 10:00-11:00am (**ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Aldea Church – 8800 North La Cañada Drive
***NOTE: No class will be held on September 14th***
***NOTE: The last class will be held on October 5th***

Class starting: Tuesday, September 25th – 6:00-7:00pm (**ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Aldea Church – 8800 North La Cañada Drive
***NOTE: The last class will be held on November 13th***

Class starting: Friday, November 9th – 10:00-11:00am (**ONLY 6 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Aldea Church – 8800 North La Cañada Drive
***NOTE: No class will be held on November 23rd or December 14th***
***NOTE: The last class will be held on January 11th***

Important Class Info:
***For puppies 10 weeks to 5 months old at the start of class***
***Puppies MUST have: 2 shots Distemper/Parvo vaccine & negative fecal analysis no more than 4 weeks prior to class start date***
***The first class session is for owners only, the puppies don’t attend class until the second session***

***NOTE: After paying for class, please email Crystal at crystal@ruffhouse.biz to specify class date for which you are registering***

6-Week Basic Obedience Class = $200

This class is designed to strengthen your relationship with your dog, increase your dogs engagement and teach basic manners while integrating Duration, Distance and Distractions or what we call the “3-D’s” to your commands. We will work on behaviors such as: Sit, Down, Stay, Place, Look, Leave-It, Come and Loose-Leash Walking. The training will provide you with a well-behaved dog that will enable them to participate in more family activities and be a joy for you and others to be around.

Class starting: Friday, August 10th – 4:00-5:00pm (**THIS CLASS IS FULL**)
Location: Aldea Church – 8800 North La Cañada Drive
***NOTE: No class will be held on September 14th***
***NOTE: The last class will be held on September 21st***

Class starting: Tuesday, November 27th – 6:00-7:00pm (**ONLY 6 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Aldea Church – 8800 North La Cañada Drive
***NOTE: No class will be held on December 25th or January 1st***
***NOTE: The last class will be held on January 15th***

Important Class Info:
***For dogs 4 months and over***
***Dogs MUST be current on Rabbies vaccine***

***NOTE: After paying for class, please email Crystal at crystal@ruffhouse.biz to specify class date for which you are registering***

6-Week Drop-In Dog Training Class = $125
($25 per drop-in session)

If you want a well-behaved dog, who is a joy to be around – then this class is for you! The class is designed to strengthen your relationship with your dog and teach them good manners. We will work on behaviors such as: Stay, Come, Place, Leave-it and Loose-leash Walking as well as confidence building by interaction with unfamiliar objects. We use the distraction of other dogs while adding duration and distance to your commands to further ingrain the learned behaviors into your dog’s conduct.

Classes on Saturdays at 7:00-8:00am (**ONGOING CLASS/DROP-IN’S OK**) 
Location: James D. Kriegh Park – 23 W. Calle Concordia in Oro Valley  
***NOTE: NO PARK CLASS during August, classes will resume September 22nd***
***NOTE: No class October 27th, November 3rd or 24th***

Important Class Info:
***We meet in the grass, under the trees, next to the sand volleyball court, next to the OV Aquatic Center. Look for our sandwich-board sign on Calle Concordia, then look for banner sign where we will be meeting***
***Dogs MUST be current on Rabbies vaccine***
***Ruff House recommends course for dogs 6 months and over***
***Dogs should already know Sit and Down commands***
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6-Week Basic Obedience Class – Marana

This class is designed to strengthen your relationship with your dog, increase your dogs engagement and teach basic manners while integrating Duration, Distance and Distractions or what we call the “3-D’s” to your commands. We will work on behaviors such as: Sit, Down, Stay, Place, Come and Loose-Leash Walking. The training will provide you with a well-behaved dog that will enable them to participate in more family activities and be a joy for you and others to be around.

Class starting: Saturday, August 18th – 4:00-5:00pm (**THIS CLASS IS FULL**)
Location: Marana Community/Senior Center
***NOTE: No class will be held on September 15th***
***NOTE: The class will be held on September 29th***

Important Class Info:
***For dogs 4 months and over***
***Dogs MUST be current on Rabbies vaccine***
***Go to: https://apm.activecommunities.com/marana/Activity_Search/6096 to register for class

6-Week Intermediate Obedience Class = $200

This class is you and your dog’s opportunity to show increasing proficiency and reliability in performing basic commands. The training is for any student who has completed the 6-Week Basic Obedience Course. Dogs will continue to refine and solidify behaviors learned in the basic class while learning new behaviors such as: Come to Heel and staying in Heel with changes of pace and direction, distance Sits and Downs, Come with greater distance and distractions, out of sight Stays and recalls and the Finish command. The class will provide an increased level of distractions through the continued use of the the 3-D’s.

Class starting: Saturday, October 13th – 10:00-11:00am (**ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Aldea Church – 8800 North La Cañada Drive
***NOTE: No class will be held on November 3rd or 24th***
***NOTE: The last class will be held on December 1st***

Important Class Info:
***For dogs 6 months and over***
***Last two sessions are held at an offsite location to work on generalizing commands in real world situations***
***Must take and pass Basic Obedience Class in order to enroll in Intermediate class***
***Dogs MUST be current on Rabbies vaccine***

***NOTE: After paying for class, please email Crystal at crystal@ruffhouse.biz to specify class date for which you are registering***

8-Week Advanced Obedience Class = $250

This class is for customers and their dogs whom have completed both our basic and intermediate classes. We structure our classes to allow for a greater-level of personal attention to be given to you and your dog. We’ll meet for training once a week for 8 weeks at different locations. The use of varied training environments and “real-world” distractions as a part of the 3-D’s allow for behaviors learned in the basic and intermediate classes to be further ingrained into your dogs conduct. The goal of our advanced training is to develop the highest level of connection between you and your dog.

Class starting: Saturday, December 22nd – 10:00am-11:00am (**ONLY 6 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Various local parks and dog-friendly stores

Important Class Info:
***Class will be held outdoors***
***Approval from Ruff House needed prior to registration***
***Dogs MUST be current on Rabbies vaccine***

***NOTE: After paying for class, please email Crystal at crystal@ruffhouse.biz to specify class date for which you are registering***
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6-Week Pawsitive Fitness Class = $200

Do you struggle finding time to train your dog while getting time to keep yourself fit and healthy? Well then this class is for you! We will be doing exercises like push ups, squats, stairs, abs, arms and more. While we are performing those exercises our dogs will either be performing them with us or doing different obedience commands like push ups, stand, stays, recall and more. So join us for this fun, unique and one of a kind group class for you and your dog.

Class starting: To be determined
Location: James D. Kriegh Park – 23 W. Calle Concordia in Oro Valley

Important Class Info:
***NOTE: Class will be held outdoors***
***Dogs must have taken Basic and know Sit, Down, Stay and Come commands***
***Dogs MUST be current on Rabbies vaccine***

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6-Week Agility Novice Class = $200

This class will focus on building the relationship between you and your dog. The two of you will be working together on foundational, ground-work agility behaviors. Each foundational skill taught will be applied later on in the training process.  We will work on activities such as: Confidence Building, Body Awareness, Handling Cues, Circle/Spin, Touch, Contact Work, Jump Work, Tunnels and Weaves as we establish pre-agility obedience behaviors all dogs need before moving on to agility equipment and course work.

Class starting: Saturday, October 13th – 8:30-9:30am (**ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Ruff House Ranch – 8830 North La Cañada Drive
***NOTE: Class will be held outdoors***
***NOTE: The last class session will be December 1st***
***NOTE: No class will be held on November 3rd or 24th***

Class starting: Thursday, October 25th – 6:00-7:00pm (**ONLY 5 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Ruff House Ranch – 8830 North La Cañada Drive
***NOTE: Class will be held outdoors***
***NOTE: The last class session will be December 13th***
***NOTE: No class will be held on November 2nd or 22nd***

Important Class Info:
***For dogs 1 year and over***
***Dogs MUST be current on Rabbies vaccine***

***NOTE: After paying for class, please email Crystal at crystal@ruffhouse.biz to specify class date for which you are registering***
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6-Week Agility Intermediate Class = $200

This class will continue working with the contact board while transferring the contact behavior to actual agility equipment; eg. teeter, A-frame and dog walk. We will also work on more body awareness with the different equipment. The ultimate goal is to introduce the agility obstacles and start sequencing with multiple obstacles to practice crosses and the beginning stages of coursework.

Class starting: Stay tuned for upcoming class dates
Location: To be determined

Important Class Info:
***Ruff House recommends course for dogs 1 year and over***
***Dogs MUST be current on Rabbies vaccine***

***NOTE: After paying for class, please email Crystal at crystal@ruffhouse.biz to specify class date for which you are registering***
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6-Week Agility Advanced Class = $200

Game on! In this class we will continue to reinforce the basics of contact work while we begin working on fully-sequenced agility courses. Additionally we will add in different types of handling/cross-over techniques and help you prepare for your first agility competition!

Class starting: Stay tuned for upcoming class dates
Location: Ruff House Ranch – 8830 North La Cañada Drive

Important Class Info:
***Ruff House recommends course for dogs 1 year and over***
***Dogs MUST be current on Rabbies vaccine***

***NOTE: After paying for class, please email Crystal at crystal@ruffhouse.biz to specify class date for which you are registering***
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6-Week Canine Good Citizen Class = $200

The Canine Good Citizen Program was designed in 1989 by the American Kennel Club (AKC) to encourage dog owners to teach their dogs good manners and promote responsible pet ownership. It involves training your dog to be well-behaved and calm in any situation. We administer the Canine Good Citizen Test as a part of our 6-week class. If your dog passes the test, you will receive an application to submit to receive a Canine Good Citizen certificate from the AKC and earn the right to have the title/designation “CGC” listed after their name. Dogs do not have to be registered with the AKC to earn a CGC, nor do they have to be purebred or, in fact, registered with any canine organization. Many people use the Canine Good Citizen training to start preparing dogs for pet therapy, dog sports or any other type of advanced obedience training.

Class starting: Stay tuned for upcoming class dates
Location: TBD

Important Class Info:
***Ruff House recommends course for dogs 6 months and over***
***Dogs MUST be current on Rabbies vaccine***

***NOTE: After paying for class, please email Crystal at crystal@ruffhouse.biz to specify class date for which you are registering***
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6-Week Tricks Novice Class = $200

Is your dog is the “coolest” canine on the block? Do you want your friends, neighbors and family members to know too? Well Tricks Class is for you! Dogs and their handlers of all ages are welcome. The class will teach you and your dog how to perform a variety of commands not usually covered in an obedience class. Your dog will love the structured, fun interaction, will get both mental and physical exercise and it can help him behave better overall. Behaviors like Roll Over, Bang/Play Dead, Paw/Shake, Bow, Sit Pretty, Crawl and Back Up are just some of the tricks covered in this class. This class will culminates in testing for a Novice Trick Dog title with Do More With Your Dog or American Kennel Club. So bring your dog and learn how to perform some cool tricks and be the envy of the neighborhood!

Class starting: Wednesday, August 22nd – 7:00-8:00pm (**ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Northwest Pet Clinic Oro Valley – 10825 North Oracle Road #101
***NOTE: No class will be held on August 29th, September 12th or September 19th***
***NOTE: The last class will be held on October 17th***

Important Class Info:
***Dogs MUST be current on Rabbies vaccine***

***NOTE: After paying for class, please email Crystal at crystal@ruffhouse.biz to specify class date for which you are registering***
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6-Week Tricks Intermediate Class = $200

6-Week Tricks Intermediate Course – The class will build on the novice class adding additional and more challenging tricks. Behaviors like: barrel racing (go around), jump through circled arms, leg weave, pull on a rope/tug, open a door, close a door, teeter, wave, balance ball, 6 behaviors with no verbal cue, ladder work, heel, paws on my arm, finish, say your prayers, wipe your paws and play dead will be covered in this class. The class culminates in testing for a Intermediate Trick Dog title with Do More With Your Dog or American Kennel Club.

Class starting: Thursday, August 23rd – 7:00-8:00pm (**THIS CLASS IS FULL**)
Location: Northwest Pet Clinic Oro Valley – 10825 North Oracle Road #101

Important Class Info:
***Dogs must have taken our 6-Week Tricks Novice Class or possess a Novice Trick Dog title***
***Dogs MUST be current on Rabbies vaccine***

***NOTE: After paying for class, please email Crystal at crystal@ruffhouse.biz to specify class date for which you are registering***
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Snake Avoidance Class = $125

Rattlesnake season is upon us and bites DO happen. Don’t let “Fido” miss out on this important training session, it could help them to avoid a deadly Rattlesnake bite. The class is for dogs 6 months and older. An E-collar and real, live de-venomized snakes with fangs will be used. Your training will last approximately 10-15 mins, once you sign-up you will be given a time slot. All you need to bring is: yourself and your dog-on-leash. We will see you there!

Location: Ruff House Ranch – 8830 North La Cañada Drive
Class Dates/Times:
Wednesday, August 8 at 8:30amTHIS DATE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Friday, August 24 at 6:00pm – ONLY 8 SPOTS LEFT
Wednesday, September 5 at 8:30am – ONLY 8 SPOTS LEFT
Friday, September 21 at 5:00pm – ONLY 8 SPOTS LEFT
Wednesday, October 3 at 8:30am – ONLY 8 SPOTS LEFT
Wednesday, October 17 at 9:30am – ONLY 7 SPOTS LEFT
Tuesday, October 30 at 2:00pm – ONLY 8 SPOTS LEFT

Important Class Info:
***Ruff House recommends course for dogs 6 months and over***
***Dogs MUST be current on Rabbies vaccine***

***NOTE: After paying for class, please email Crystal at crystal@ruffhouse.biz to specify class date for which you are registering***
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Toad Avoidance Class = $50

Colorado River Toad season is here and encounters DO happen. Don’t let “Fido” miss out on this important training session, it could help them to avoid a deadly Toad encounter. The class is for dogs 6 months and older. An E-collar and real, live toads will be used. Your training will last approximately 10-15 mins, once you sign-up you will be given a time slot. All you need to bring is: yourself and your dog-on-leash. We will see you there!

Location: Ruff House Ranch – 8830 North La Cañada Drive
Class Dates/Times:
Wednesday, August 8 at 8:30amTHIS DATE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Friday, August 24 at 6:00pm – ONLY 8 SPOTS LEFT
Wednesday, September 5 at 8:30am – ONLY 8 SPOTS LEFT
Friday, September 21 at 5:00pm – ONLY 8 SPOTS LEFT
Wednesday, October 3 at 8:30am– ONLY 8 SPOTS LEFT
Wednesday, October 17 at 9:30am – ONLY 7 SPOTS LEFT
Tuesday, October 30 at 2:00pm – ONLY 8 SPOTS LEFT

Important Class Info:
***Ruff House recommends course for dogs 6 months and over***
***Dogs MUST be current on Rabbies vaccine***

***NOTE: After paying for class, please email Crystal at crystal@ruffhouse.biz to specify class date for which you are registering***
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