The Classes

Want your dog to learn and play in a safe, clean and fun environment? We offer a variety of classes to help your dog throughout their life!

Our classes teach many Basic Obedience behaviors like sit, down, recall and loose leash walking, not jumping, and more. Our trainers will give talks on problem behaviors and help encourage a healthy exercise and chew toy routine. We also do a playtime if the group dynamics are right. Playtimes help with socialization, teaching what is appropriate play, how to stop rough play and we utilize the time help strengthen a recall (come).

Beckman’s Dog Training offers classes at three locations around San Diego. Classes are 5 weeks of 1 hour sessions for $175.

If you have any questions about our classes–or are curious which course is the right fit for you and your dog–feel free to reach out to our office!

E-mail: [email protected]

Call or Text: 760-440-5025

Class Locations

Camp Run a Mutt Kearny Mesa
7888 Othello Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
phone: 858-565-CAMP (2267)

Basic Manners Classes

Next Class: Wednesday November 8th at 5:30pm 

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Camp Run a Mutt Point Loma
4030 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110
phone: 619-225-2267

Basic Manners Classes
Next Class: Thursday November 9th 6:30pm 

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Beckman’s Ramona Facility

909 Hunter Street, Ramona, CA 92065

phone: 760-440-5025

Basic Manners Level 1:
Thursday Jan 18th 4:00 pm 

Saturday Jan 20th 11:30 am 

Puppy Level 1:

Saturday Jan 20th 10:00 am

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Puppy Level 1

Puppy socialization is the single most integral step in raising a happy and mentally sound puppy. Lack of proper socialization during a puppy’s critical periods of development (8-16 weeks) can be very detrimental. It’s important to proactively build their confidence and set the stage for a lifetime of good behavior in a fun and safe environment. In this class, your puppy will have the opportunity to interact with other people and dogs to ensure that they will be properly socialized at this critical age in their developmental period. Playtime and socialization will be an integral part of this puppy program. We will also go over Potty Training, jumping, nipping, and some basic obedience. This class will also set you and your dog up for Puppy Level 2 and the Basic Manners Classes.

  • All puppies must have two rounds Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus otherwise know as: (DHLPP) or (DHPP). Also needed is one round of Bordetella (kennel cough). Rabies is not required by the state before 4 months of age.

Puppy Level 2

Build on your skills acquired in Puppy Level 1 while continuing socialization with both dogs and people.

  • All puppies must have two rounds Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus otherwise know as: (DHLPP) or (DHPP). Also needed is one round of Bordetella (kennel cough). Rabies is not required by the state before 4 months of age.

Basic Manners Level 1

In Basic Manners Class you and your dog will learn basic obedience behaviors like, sit, down, place, loose leash walking, and the basics to building a strong recall. We also focus on problems behaviors like jumping and barking. We do a talk at the end of each class on things like chew toys, exercise, barking, etc.

  • Dogs must be non-aggressive or reactive. If you aren’t sure if your dog if too aggressive, reactive or fearful for class. We recommend a 1-2hr session at the Beckmans facility to assess and start to train your dog. Joel will have recommendation after the session about whether class is best for your dog.
  • Dogs must be 6 months old
  • All dogs must have at least 2 rounds of: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus otherwise known as: (DHLPP) or (DHPP). Also needed is one round of Bordetella (kennel cough) and Rabies vaccine
  • Large dogs or heavy pullers must have Easy Walk Harness or Gentle Leader head halter

Basic Manners Level 2

Basic Manners Level 2 continues work on basic obedience (sit, down, stay) while increasing the distance, distraction, and duration of these behaviors. This class also introduces more advanced Loose Leash Walking techniques and challenges dogs (and owners) to build a strong recall (“come”).

  • Dogs must be non-aggressive or reactive. If you aren’t sure if your dog if too aggressive, reactive or fearful for class. We recommend a 1-2hr session at the Beckmans facility to assess and start to train your dog. Joel will have recommendation after the session about whether class is best for your dog.
  • Dogs must be 6 months old
  • All dogs must have at least 2 rounds of: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus otherwise known as: (DHLPP) or (DHPP). Also needed is one round of Bordetella (kennel cough) and Rabies vaccine
  • Large dogs or heavy pullers must have Easy Walk Harness or Gentle Leader head halter

Advanced Obedience

Once you have completed both Basic Manners Level 1 & 2 and have mastered the behaviors from these classes, join us for a more advanced course to challenge you and your dog. It’s a fun environment to build upon your already acquired skills.

Canine Good Citizen

This class prepares you to take AKC’s Canine Good Citizen test.

For a small additional fee, you can take the CGC test at the end of the course with one of our CGC certified trainers.

The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. In CGC, dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test can earn a certificate and/or the official AKC CGC title. Dogs with the CGC title have the suffix, “CGC” after their names.

CLASSES BEING ADDED IN 2018

Talk to a trainer for more information regarding one of these up and coming classes!

This class will focus on leash reactivity, making more “doggie friends”, reading dog behavior, and shaping social interactions.

Are your kids interested in helping train your dog? This class will be a fun, easy-going class centered on giving your kids the confidence to be more comfortable around your dog and the skills to become a pro dog trainer in the making.

Interested in more opportunities to practice taking your dog to coffee shops and restaurants? This class will help teach behaviors helpful for visits “around town”.

Looking for a fun activity you and your dog can do together? This class will be good for all breeds and sizes of dogs!

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