Our group training classes are focused 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 Course = $165

Class starting: Tuesday, December 5th – 6:00-7:00pm (**THIS CLASS IS FULL**)
Location: Aldea Church – 8800 North La Cañada Drive
***NOTE: No class will be held on December 26th***

Class starting: Saturday, January 13th – 8:00-9:00am (**ONLY 5 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Aldea Church – 8800 North La Cañada Drive
***NOTE: No class will be held on January 20th, February 3rd or March 17th***

Class starting: Tuesday, February 13th – 6:00-7:00pm (**ONLY 6 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Aldea Church – 8800 North La Cañada Drive

Class starting: Friday, March 9th – 7:00-8:00pm (**ONLY 6 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Location: Central Pet – Tucson – 2420 North Jackrabbit Avenue
***NOTE: Class will be held indoors***
***NOTE: No class will be held on March 16th***

Class starting: Saturday, April 21st – 8:00-9:00am (**ONLY 6 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Aldea Church – 8800 North La Cañada Drive

***For puppies 10 weeks to 5 months old at the start of class***
***Puppies MUST Have: 2 shots Distemper/Parvo vaccine and a 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***
8-Week Puppy Obedience Course — 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.

***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 Course = $140

Class starting: Thursday, January 4th – 6:00-7:00pm (**ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: sol.DOG – 1895 West Prince Road
***NOTE: No class will be held on February 1st**

Class starting: Thursday, March 1st – 6:00-7:00pm (**ONLY 6 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Ruff House Ranch – 8830 North La Canada Drive
***NOTE: Class will be held outdoors***
***NOTE: No class will be held on March 15th***

Class starting: Thursday, May 10th – 6:00-7:00pm (**ONLY 6 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Location: Central Pet – Tucson – 2420 North Jackrabbit Avenue

***For dogs 4 months and over***
***Dogs MUST be current with Rabbies vaccine and we recommend currency for Distemper/Parvo and Bordetella vaccines***
6-Week Basic Obedience Course — 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.

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

Marana 6-Week Basic Obedience Course = See Town of Marana website for pricing

Class starting: Wednesday, January 3rd – 6:30-7:30pm (**CLICK LINK BELOW FOR SPOTS LEFT**) 
Location: Marana Community Center at Ora Mae Harn District Park – 13250 N. Lon Adams in Marana

***For dogs 4 months and over***
***Dogs MUST be current with Rabbies vaccine and we recommend currency for Distemper/Parvo/Bordetella vaccines***
6-Week Basic Obedience Course — 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.

6-Week Intermediate Obedience Course = $140

Class starting: Wednesday, April 18th – 6:00-7:00pm (**ONLY 6 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: TBD

***For dogs 6 months and over***
***Must take and pass Basic Obedience Class in order to enroll in Intermediate class***
***Dogs MUST be current with Rabbies vaccine and we recommend currency for Distemper/Parvo and Bordetella vaccines***
6-Week Intermediate Obedience Course – 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. NOTE: Last two classes are held at an offsite location to work on generalizing commands in real world situations.

***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 Course = $165

Class starting: Stay tuned for next class dates
Location: To be decided

***Approval from Ruff House needed prior to registration***
8-Week Advanced Obedience Course – 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.

***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 Novice Course = $140

Class starting: Friday, October 27th – 6:00-7:00pm (**THIS CLASS IS FULL**)
Location: Central Pet – Tucson – 2420 North Jackrabbit Avenue
***NOTE: No class will be held on November 24th***

Class starting: Friday, January 12th – 6:00-7:00pm (**ONLY 6 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Central Pet – Tucson – 2420 North Jackrabbit Avenue
***NOTE: No class will be held on January 19th or February 2nd***

Class starting: Tuesday, March 6th – 2:00-3:00pm (**ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Ruff House Ranch – 830 North La Canada Drive
***NOTE: Class will be held outdoors***

***For dogs 1 year and over***
6-Week Agility Novice Course – 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.

***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 Course = $140

Class starting: Thursday, January 4th – 2:00-3:00pm (**ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Ruff House Ranch – 8830 North La Cañada Drive
***NOTE: Class will be held outdoors***
***NOTE: No class will be held on February 1st***

Class starting: Saturday, May 12th – 10:00-11:00am (**ONLY 6 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Ruff House Ranch – 8830 North La Cañada Drive
***NOTE: Class will be held outdoors***

***Ruff House recommends course for dogs 1 year and over***
6-Week Agility Intermediate Course – 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.

***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 Course = $140

Class starting: Thursday, November 9th – 6:00-7:00pm (**ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Ruff House Ranch – 8830 North La Cañada Drive
***NOTE: Class will be held outdoors***

***Ruff House recommends course for dogs 1 year and over***
6-Week Agility Advanced CourseCLASS DESCRIPTION TO COME

***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 Course = $140

Class starting: Wednesday, February 21st – 6:00-7:00pm (**ONLY 5  SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Ruff House Ranch – 8830 North La Canada Drive
***NOTE: Class will be held outdoors***

***Ruff House recommends course for dogs 6 months and over***
6-Week Canine Good Citizen Course – 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.

***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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Oro Valley 6-Week Dog Obedience Park Class = $125 ($25 per drop-in session)

Classes on Saturdays at 4:00-5:00pm (**ONGOING CLASS/DROP-IN’S OK**) 
Location: James D. Kriegh Park – 23 W. Calle Concordia in Oro Valley  
***NOTE: NO PARK CLASS WILL BE HELD ON November 4th***
***NOTE: Look for our sandwich-board sign near dog park, then look for banner sign where we will be meeting***

***Ruff House recommends course for dogs 6 months and over***
***Dogs should already know Sit and Down commands***
6-Week Dog Obedience Class – 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.
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6-Week Tricks Course = $140

Class starting: Tuesday, April 17th- 6:00-7:00pm (**ONLY 5 SPOTS LEFT**)
Location: Aldea Church – 8800 North La Cañada Drive

6-Week Tricks Course – 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. So bring your dog and learn how to perform some cool tricks and be the envy of the neighborhood!

***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 & Toad Avoidance Class = see class schedule below for pricing

Next class: Stay tuned for next seasons class dates
Location: Ruff House Ranch – 8830 North La Cañada Drive
Pricing: $100 per dog for Snake (& $25 per dog for Toad if done on same day)

***Ruff House recommends course for dogs 6 months and over***
Snake Avoidance Class – 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 or Colorado River Toad encounter. The class is for dogs 6 months and older. An E-collar and real, live snakes (snakes are devenomized but still have their fangs) and 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!

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