Penny Layne is a nationally certified professional dog trainer

Puppy Play and Learn

Join anytime for four consecutive sessions and start your puppy off on the right paw!

This class is for dogs 8-15 weeks old

Class Extras:  Handouts will be available online with a password after you register
Cost:  $145
Session Time:  4 - one-hour classes
Class Limit:  8 dogs
Class Location:  Level Green Community Building 123 Murrysville Rd Trafford Pa 15085

Join us for four fun-filled classes with your puppy!

In these sessions, we will focus on:

  • Socialization
  • Proper Play
  • Manners
  • Real life scenarios

There are no make-ups for missed classes UNLESS the instructor must cancel for any reason.

Manners

Join anytime for four consecutive sessions Then continue on in thru levels of this MANNERS class

This class is for dogs over 16 weeks old

Class Extras:  Handouts will be available online with a password after you register
Cost:  $145
Session Time:  4 - one-hour classes
Class Limit:  6 dogs
Class Location:  Level Green Community Building 123 Murrysville Rd Trafford Pa 15085

This class gives you four REAL weeks of working with our trainers and your dog. Our class focuses on building a better relationship with your dog in a fun and informative environment.

In these sessions, we will focus on:

  • Going to “place” (mat training),
  • Sits & Downs
  • Loose leash walking
  • Proper greetings
  • Stays
  • Recalls & Leave it.

There are no make-ups for missed classes UNLESS the instructor must cancel for any reason.

Rescue/Shelter Dog

All ages of dogs welcomed- We have safe pods to help your dog relax

Rescue or shelter dogs are special! Let Aunt Penny guide you on the right paw with education and fun while enjoying your new family member!

Class Extras:  Handouts will be available online with a password after you register
Cost:  $140
Session Time:  4 - one-hour classes
Class Limit:  6 dogs
Class Location:  Level Green Community Building 123 Murrysville Rd Trafford Pa 15085

This 4-week class will focus on the challenges that shelter and rescue dogs, can pose to their new families, shelter staff or volunteers including:

  • Fearfulness
  • Resource Guarding
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Growling
  • Housetraining issues
  • Jumping
  • Escaping
  • Acclimating to new environment
  • Impulse Control

There are no make-ups for missed classes UNLESS the instructor must cancel for any reason.

Nuisance Behaviors

This four-week class focuses on common challenges that dogs present to their owners. Dog owners will be taught alternate behaviors as well as management techniques.

Class Extras:  Handouts will be available online with a password after you register
Cost:  $145
Session Time:  4 - one-hour classes
Class Limit:  6 dogs
Class Location:  Level Green Community Building 123 Murrysville Rd Trafford Pa 15085

Some of the challenges we will cover are:

  • Jumping
  • Counter surfing
  • Attention seeking
  • Impulse control
  • Door dashing
  • Barking
  • Play biting

There are no make-ups for missed classes UNLESS the instructor must cancel for any reason.

Shy/Fearful Dog

No dogs the first night and children may not attend this class for safety reasons.

This 5-week class is for all puppies & dogs with signs of fear – it’s never too early to help

Class Extras:  Handouts will be available online with a password after you register
Cost:  $245
Session Time:  5 - one-hour classes
Class Limit:  6 dogs
Class Location:  Level Green Community Building 123 Murrysville Rd Trafford Pa 15085

Is this the class for your dog?

  • Does your dog try to avoid strangers?
  • Does he bark while backing up when he sees something he is afraid of?
  • Is he scared of new situations?
  • Does he become fearful or aggressive with touch,
  • Is your dog nervous meeting new people or new dogs?
  • Does he shake when he hears certain sounds?

We will use management, enrichment and behavior modification to help your dog succeed!

You will learn about fearful and shy dogs through a one-hour educational seminar with plenty of time for questions and answers. Then you will have 4 sessions with the trainer and your dog in a safe environment.

There are no make-ups for missed classes UNLESS the instructor must cancel for any reason.

Reactive Dog, Level 1

No children are permitted in this class

This 5-week class start with the first night as a presentation on reactivity and what we will be doing as well as how our safety protocols are implemented.

Class Extras:  Handouts will be available online with a password after you register
Cost:  $245
Session Time:  5 - one-hour classes
Class Limit:  8 dogs
Class Location:  Level Green Community Building 123 Murrysville Rd Trafford Pa 15085

In this class you will learn to:

  • Lower stress,
  • Build calmness and attention,
  • Manage walking your dog
  • Train alternate behaviors to reactivity or over arousal,
  • Reinforce the absence of reactivity,
  • Build your dog’s confidence and trust in you.

Important Scheduling Info: The first night of class is a seminar for humans only (no dogs). YOU MUST attend this BEFORE you can enter the class with a dog.

All students must submit a behavior questionnaire and liability waiver BEFORE the first day of THIS class. The link will be emailed to you after your registration is received.

There are no make-ups for missed classes UNLESS the instructor must cancel for any reason.

Reactive Dog, Level 2

This class is outdoors so weather is a factor. Any canceled class will be announced on Aunt Penny’s facebook page, and thru emails.

No children are permitted in this class

Prerequisite – completed Reactive level 1 or must have Penny’s permission.

Class Extras:  Handouts will be available online with a password after you register
Cost:  $175
Session Time:  5 - one-hour classes
Class Limit:  8 dogs
Class Location:   Norwin Elks -private back field

This class allows you the opportunity to practice in a controlled and safe OUTDOOR place with other dogs and people.

  • You will learn how to feel more confident and comfortable in OUTDOOR situations around other dogs and people.
  • You will practice your foundation skills from level 1 and utilize them in these once-stressful situations.
  • You will realize that you can relax as well, since you will know what to do and how to avoid or manage the triggers that were once unpredictable.
  • You will learn to read your dog and communicate on a different level.

All students must submit a behavior questionnaire and liability waiver BEFORE the first day of THIS class. The link will be emailed to you after your registration is received.

There are no make-ups for missed classes UNLESS the instructor must cancel for any reason.

Dog Ready For Baby

Your dog has gotten used to being your “baby,” but soon you’ll be bringing an actual human baby into your family, home and life. Have you prepared your fur baby for the arrival of a new human “sibling”?

Class Extras:  Handouts will be available online with a password after you register
Cost:  $65
Session Time:  One 1.5 hour class
Class Limit:  6 dogs
Class Location:  Level Green Community Building 123 Murrysville Rd Trafford Pa 15085

In this special 1.5-hour class you will learn

  • How to include your dog in your families life safely
  • How to have the dog meet the baby
  • To become “dog aware” – canine body language
  • How to desensitize your dog to baby equipment
  • Fun ways to give your dog exercise in the house
  • How to teach your dog to greet visitors politely
  • Safety- for walking with strollers and dogs

Have your questions answered!

NO AGGRESSIVE DOGS, but owners may attend class to observe.