Shawna Swanson
Private and group
obedience lessons for all
breeds and all ages of dogs!
Contact us:
Maverick Dog Training, LLC

Beginning Group classes (6 weeks)    $125.00 per dog

Private Lessons (60-90 minutes)     $120.00/session

Private Lesson Package                $400.00/4 sessions
(All sessions to be used within 4 months of first lesson)

Conformation group classes             $10.00/class

Private conformation lessons           $20.00/session

Board & Train                          starting at $900

Beginning Group Classes are taught at All Star Animal
Hospital (16772 W. Bell Road, Surprise, AZ).  Classes are
open to all breeds and all ages of dogs and class size
generally ranges from 5 dogs to 12 dogs.  The first class is
spent discussing behavior problem solving techniques (for
such problems as housebreaking, chewing, digging, jumping,
barking, etc.) as well as an overview of the course.  During
the following weeks, you will learn how to teach your dog
basic on-leash commands such as heel, sit, stay, down, and
come.  All ages are welcome, but puppies must have
completed at least two sets of vaccinations and have a
veterinarian's approval if they are not finished with their
puppy series yet.  Any dog that has aggression issues must be
discussed with the trainer prior to the first night of class.
**First week class meets in the lobby of the animal hospital --
all other weeks are taught in the parking lot in front of the

Beginning Group Classes starting:

Please check back for our 2019 start date!

Conformation Classes get you and your dog ready to show
in the AKC and/or UKC conformation ring.  We'll practice
stacking, moving, and going over the dogs.  All breeds and
ages are welcome!  Experienced as well as new
handlers are welcome!

Conformation Class Schedule:

Drop in conformation classes are offered Tuesday &
Thursday evenings from 7:30-8:30 PM at Sunnyside Park in
Glendale - please call or email for more information!  

Private conformation classes are available Tuesday &
Thursday evenings -- to register for those, please
click here.

Registration Forms  for obedience classes can be
downloaded and printed out.   Please note on your
registration form which class you would like to sign up for.  
Or, if you would prefer to register online, please
click here.

Private Lessons are available in your home (or a location of
your choosing) for clients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe,
Glendale, Peoria, and Surprise (please call for availability).  
Regular private sessions last approximately (60-90 minutes)
and can be tailored to fit your needs.  Extended private
lessons (2-3 hour session) are recommended for multiple dogs
and/or many issues that need to be addressed at one time.
Private lessons are what we generally recommend for any
aggression issues and for puppies too young to attend group
classes.  We strongly recommend following private lessons up
with group classes.   

Board & Train is an option that is available in selected
cases only
....honestly, I usually advise AGAINST this training
option. Please call to discuss your specific situation if
you feel this is the route you would like to take.  For this
type of training, your dog would come and live in
my house
during training -- once the training is complete, you will be
given a detailed diary of what your dog has learned and be
taught how to continue training him/her.  This type of training
will ONLY work if you continue the training on your own
exactly as you are instructed to do.  Dogs are intelligent
creatures that tend to learn very quickly what they can get
away with...if you send your dog away for training, but do not
change what you are doing at home, the dog will almost
always fall back into bad habits when it returns.  
for this service is $900 for two weeks of
boarding/training, which will also include one private lesson
when your dog is returned to you.
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