2020 Class Descriptions and Price List
Sunny Lane Canine Academy offers dog-friendly classes, using positive reinforcement methods.
Classes are offered at different locations in the Skagit Valley.
All training classes are fun, affordable. and effective.
For the health and safety of all dogs, proof of vaccinations is required.
Dogs attending classes must be healthy and on a flea control program.
Obedience certificates will be given to each dog that successfully completes each course.
: Classes may be postponed to a later
date to reach a minimum registration requirement of 5 dogs.
Children 10 years and older may attend classes. Children over 12 years may attend the Doggie Social Club.
Younger children may attend private and family lessons.
For proposed dates and times of the next class,
please see our .
Payments can be made using PayPal with a debit card, credit card, or a PayPal account anytime before the day of class. A PayPal
account is not required. See Make a Payment
Payments made on the day of class should be made by check or cash. For information and payment for a
phone consultation, see Phone Consultations
If you need to cancel, please call 1-360-856-5631
at least 24 hours in advance to be eligible for a refund.
Please click on the links below to see the details of each class.
Preschool - Baby Dog Class
This workshop is offered for young puppies 8 - 14 weeks
whose owners seek information on early puppy development. Your puppy will
get a jump start on socialization in a safe, controlled, environment
with other dog babies. You will learn how to address early puppy issues
such as potty training, biting, nipping, and puppy ADD. Your puppy's
early play style may be indicative of future training issues. We will
touch on nutrition, puppy maintenance, and crate training.
Beginner - Puppy Boot Camp and Support Group
All of your questions will be answered. If you decide to continue on with Puppy Boot Camp, you will
receive a $10 discount on the class! Puppies that
are not fully vaccinated cannot be included in the playtime.
Please check with your veterinarian before joining this class.
One 90 minute class, $25
Puppies 12 weeks to 8 months will learn doggie social skills, good
manners, and basic commands including: sit, down, stay, leave it, give
it, take it, wait at door, come when called, leash walking, and much more. Hand signals
and verbal commands will be taught.
Beginner - Basic Training
Owners will learn how to handle
jumping, nipping, and biting. Learn the best potty training techniques
as well as the most effective and humane ways to stop bad habits from
setting in. Puppies will have fun doing confidence building exercises
like tunnel runs and walking the plank. There are puppy social sessions before and at the end of each class.
Clicker use is optional.
Class size limited to 10 puppies. 5 weeks, $120
Doggies 8 months and older, with no prior obedience training, will be
taught basic skills like sit, down, leave-it, stay, come when called,
wait at door, loose-leash walking, and heel. Hand signals and verbal
commands are taught. We will also work on any existing behavioral
problems like barking, digging, and jumping. This is a good class for the
adopted shelter dog or older dog who needs some stimulation or a
refresher course. This class is not appropriate for severely reactive or aggressive dogs.
Clicker use is optional.
Intermediate - Doggie Middle School
Class size limited to 8 dogs, 5 weeks, $120
Does your dog school graduate need a little more polish?
If your once well-behaved dog has become sloppy in his behavior, this 3-week refresher course may get your both back on track again.
This class is perfect for adolescent dogs, or even older dogs that need some extra stimulation in their lives.
We will review how to get dog and owner to work together as a team. There will be practice on recall, leash walking,
focus and handling techniques. We will introduce target stick training and demonstrate non-verbal ways to communicate with your best friend.
Your dog wants to come back to school!
Senior or Intermediate - Young at Heart
3 weeks, $65
This 3-week course was designed for previously trained dogs, 7 years or
older, who need a little refresher and some one-on-one time with their
beloved owners. We all need a little bit of stimulation and excitement
in our lives. We sometimes forget that our older trained dogs still love to
work with us and learn new things. We will work with games, music, and
movement to rekindle that old relationship. You will see a new bounce in
the step of your older best friend.
Advanced - Beyond Basic Training
3 weeks, $65.00
This class is offered for well-socialized dogs that have completed at
least one obedience class. Your dog will improve existing skills and
learn some new ones through a series of fun and stimulating exercises.
This class focuses on distance, duration, distraction, and teamwork. Most
exercises are conducted off-leash and with multiple dogs. Learn advanced
clicker techniques and how to use a target stick. There will be a little
agility, some new tricks and games, a little dancing, and a lot of fun
in this class. Clicker optional, but encouraged.
All Stages - Doggie Tune-Up
5 weeks, $120
Doggie Tune-Up is offered for all levels of Sunny Lane Alumni.
This monthly workshop is designed as a refresher course for dog owners who have taken their dogs through
a basic dog obedience class. The focus will be on improving existing skills and keeping up on doggie social skills.
There will be group exercises and always a few surprises.
Private Lessons Troubleshooting
90 minutes, $25
Private and family lessons are normally offered on Fridays; however, other days may be arranged.
If your pooch is dog aggressive, people shy, or excitable, you may choose private lessons over a training course.
Phone Consultations (Pre-scheduled)
In home, private visits are $85. There is a $10 travel charge for visits over 10 miles from my business in Sedro Woolley.
The lessons include a follow-up in writing or phone call if you prefer.
Doggie Social Clubs Sundays (Reservations Suggested)
For information and instructions regarding phone consultations, please see Phone Consultations
|Up to 30 minutes
||$25.00 (no prorate)
|31 minutes-60 minutes
||$50.00 (no prorate)
The popular Doggie Social Clubs will be held at both Doggy Come Play in Burlington and Sunny Lane Canine Academy
in Sedro Woolley. Dates and times for these events will be available on the Sunny Lane Calendar
Dogs must be approved by the trainer or a client of Doggy Come Play in order to attend.
See also, Doggie Social Clubs.
NOTE: Dogs 1 year and over must be spayed or neutered in order to participate in the socials.
Special exceptions may be made at the discretion of the trainer.
Socials at Doggy Come Play will be held rain or shine. Big Dog Socials at Sunny Lane will be canceled
in case of rain or when the temperature is over 85 degrees. Confirmation will be on Sunny Lane
Little Dogs, 20 lbs. and under
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Make a Reservation for Little Dog Social by email
or text to 1-360-856-5631
. Please include date.
Big Dogs, 20 lbs. and over
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Make a reservation for the Big Dog Social by email
or text to 1-360-856-5631
Please include date.
$10 per doggie household
In addition to the classes and events listed above, we also offer a number of workshops, seminars, and theme parties
during the year. The Doggie Social Club begins in April. Other events that may be scheduled include:
Canine Good Citizenship (CGC) Testing, Dancing with Dogs, and more. Classes are held in Sedro Woolley,
Burlington, and Mt Vernon. Venue information is included on the Sunny Lane Calendar
Check out Upcoming Events
or call (360) 336-6215 for more information.