Abby Hill, CPDT-KA

We emphasize positive, reward-based methods to make dog training fun for both dogs and owners.

What are Levels Classes

Levels classes are a way for you to master skills at your own pace and a way for us to make sure that no one slips through the cracks. When you enter into our Levels program you will be given a card with very specific criteria that you need to pass before moving to the next Level. This means that you move at your own pace. No more being held back by others and no more feeling like the class is moving on without you. Everyone starts in Level 1 but you could stay there for just one lesson or many. It's up to you and your dogs ability!



Before you can begin the Levels program everyone must attend a one time 90 min Orientation. DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED at this. Orientation is to give you all the information you need to make the levels program a success for you and your dog. You must bring with you copies of your dog’s vaccination records for us to keep on file. Once you complete orientation you may start you training journey!

In Level one your dog will learn the foundations to basic commands including:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Learning to settle
  • Touch
  • Wait for the Food Bowl
  • Name Game
  • Collar Grab and Leash Up


In Level one your dog will learn the foundations to basic commands including:

  • Fading out lures
  • Impulse control
  • Recall (coming when called)
  • Loose leash walking
  • Leave It
  • Heel Position
  • Stay


In Level 3 we start adding distractions, duration, and distance with Everything your dog has learned and introduce. This is where you start to really see it all clicking:


  • Greeting people nicely
  • Ignoring other dogs in close proximity
  • Going to place
  • Stand



  • We introduce Back
  • We proof all of the basic commands so your dog can be a good member of society not just in your home but in public too.
  • We will add real world distractions
  • Eligible to test for the AKC Canine Good Citizens Certification (CGC) or the APDT C.L.A.S.S Certification which lets the whole world know you have well mannered dog!




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DO NOT register for classes if you have not purchased a Membership.


Classes are subject to change based on attendance and instructor availability.

3 Simm Lane, Newtown, CT  06470

Certified Dog Traininer and Aggression Specialist for Fairfield County, Connecticut:  Newtown, Brookfield, Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, Wilton, Ridgefield

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