Growly Dog Classs

This class is designed to help owners of dogs who bark, growl, lunge and jump around on leash when they catch sight of another dog.

Helper dog Shandy crosses in front of greyhound Honey in real-world exercise.

Helper dog Shandy crosses in front of greyhound Honey in real-world exercise.

We believe that the training you receive in this class will not only improve your dog’s behavior, it can also be inherently enjoyable and stimulating to your dog, and provide you both with rewarding experiences together.  Fee: $350

Taught once or twice a year, the 10-week course of 90-minute sessions is limited to six handler-dog teams.  This class is not suitable for dogs who show fear in the presence of strangers.  For everyone’s safety, dogs must wear a head halter and muzzle when doing exercises on the floor.

What you’ll learn:

  • The basics of how dogs learn by association and consequence.
  • How to manage your dog’s behavior to prevent him from displaying at other dogs.
  • A variety of handling techniques to both manage and train your dog.
  • How to decide which to do in a given situation.

Next  10 week class starts  –  TBA


  • This class is given in conjunction with Your Dog’s Friend, non-profit organization whose goal is to help keep dogs out of shelters by educating and supporting dog owners.  It will be held at 12221 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852.  In order to enroll in this class, please go to Your Dog’s Friend Training Center, locate the class list and click on Growly Dog Class. Follow the instructions for payment.

    What To Bring To Class

    You will receive detailed instructions at the orientation.


    If the minimum enrollment for a class is not met 3 days prior to the first class session, the class will be canceled. I will notify you 3 days before the class was scheduled to begin to see if you would like to receive credit toward a future class or receive a full refund.


    I will return your check by mail. If after the first session of a class a dog is unable to attend due to an injury or illness, you can receive a 50% credit toward a future class. I regret that no credit or refund can be provided for any reason after the first session of a class. There is a $15 fee for all returned checks.


    Orientations are the most important part of CWC classes. Therefore, students enrolled in classes with an orientation must attend their scheduled orientation to participate in the class. If you know ahead of time that you will be unable to attend the orientation, please let me know one week before the first class to receive a refund. Students who miss the orientation without making prior arrangements, are assumed to have dropped out of the class and will forfeit their class fee. The space will be given to a student on the waiting list. If you miss a session, other than orientation, please contact me to discuss what was covered and to receive an email of class handouts.

    Other Information

    In order to protect all participants in a class, Come When Called reserves the right to decline entry to any dog who presents behavior issues that may be overly dangerous, disruptive or that may be exacerbated by participation in a group class.  If behavior issues are discovered during the class and I determine that it is in everyone’s best interest to seek private training, we will discuss private training and you will receive a full refund.