Foundations & Focus

Dog-only, group obedience class

Level I
Dogs must be social and have a good temperament
All Breeds
Pick up and drop off times are listed on the app.

In this group obedience class, dogs learn to “turn off” their energy and focus on basic obedience. Your dog will practice obedience amongst distractions and also socialize in a safe and constructive environment. 


Focus Areas

Dogs work in groups to learn how to control their impulses and master obedience cues for automatic behavior and responses. Each class rotates through the core cues and also focuses on your dog’s improvement areas. 


Trainers use a layered approach to ensure dogs are engaged and building on their success. As your dog progresses, the trainer will increase the level of distractions with the goal of reaching an auto response to any cue, in any environment.


  • Sit
  • Down
  • Touch
  • Wait/ impulse control
  • Drop it/ leave it
  • Focus


This class is great for dogs of all ages. Dogs train at our Santa Monica facility. 


Did you know it takes the average person 10,000 hours to become an expert at something? Even if your dog has already attended a training program, logging in more practice hours improves behavior and ensures longer term results.


Foundations & Focus will give your dog much needed brain workouts and productive socialization. Plus dogs benefit significantly from having a mix of training classes in addition to their normal play schedule. And you’ll benefit too – with a tired, better behaved dog!

West LA
To ensure maximum safety and fun for your dog, please take note of the following requirements:
  • Fitdog assesses all dogs for good temperament and sociability.
  • Proof of immunizations for Rabies, DHPP, Bordetella, Canine Flu, and Lepto must be provided prior to your first class.
  • Dogs must wear a collar and tags at all times. If your dog doesn’t have one, we’ll provide a collar for $20 fee.
  • For van rides, we recommend that dogs have a well-fitted vehicle harness. If not, they’ll be secured by their collar.. Related: Safety Harnesses
  • Dogs must be at least 6 months old and spay/neutered.


Not sure if your dog is ready for group classes? Schedule a free consultation with one of our training partners.

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