Riverdog Canine Coaching has joined Jax Dog Drop to provide fantastic coaching and training all dogs that call Jax Dog Drop home!

Our classes provide you with hands-on coaching and real-world methods to help you transform your pet into a loving, polite, and safe member of your household. Our methods are balanced - we use positive motivation and reward-based techniques, yet we don't shy away from teaching appropriate boundaries via gentle and clear consequences. Classes are offered seven days a week and are insightful, creative, and effective. Over 80% of our students pass their Puppy S.T.A.R. and Canine Good Citizen evaluations (think of them as SATs for dogs) on the first try.

Basic Obedience Classes

Most folks who come to Obedience classes have things just about 'half right' - they have a positive relationship with their dog and have been diligent about trying to raise up a friendly, sweet animal. But typically, the 'other half' is missing - how to put boundaries on an out-of-control dog so that the dog still loves the owner but also take more responsibility for behaving politely in the presence of people. This is where we can really help, with techniques, sometimes different equipment, and always - coaching and encouragement! Owners must be able to hang on to the dog on leash, but that's about all. We teach more than a dozen communication words, plus loose leash walking, greeting manners, and several fun tricks designed to help your dog be safe around strangers and children.

Puppy Party

Ages: 8 – 16 weeks of age, exceptions made for small dogs, or shy dogs.

No Scheduling required, Drop ins are always welcome.

Cost: $10; if cash – taken at the door, if credit card – must be paid for at the front desk.

Waiver: Must be signed by all participants, even if they have paid at the front desk.

Times: Monday at 11:00 am, Friday at 6:00 pm.

**Arrive in Hairizona (Bldg 1500) at least 10 minutes prior to set up**


- Sights (crutches, wheel chair, hats, hoodies, skateboards, sunglasses, umbrellas), Sounds, Textures (carpet, garbage lids, tarps, metal, wobbly surfaces, Agility equipment, Klimb boxes - with and without legs), Smells, Other dog breeds.   

Friendly Reminder:

- Bring treats, Potty outside first, and Sign in.

Puppy Classes

We have a class for each development stage your puppy goes through: Puppy PreSchool - for smart puppy owners who understand that training should begin NOW! Get going on the basics, have all your New Puppy Questions answered, and start off socializing your puppy and encouraging acceptance of handling and restraint. Puppy 101 - a good place to start off right, walking on a loose leash, sharing, house-training, crate training, positive reinforcement, and most importantly - structured socialization! Puppy 102 - for puppies who have just completed Puppy 101, this class adds life-like distractions and situations to all the good things your puppy learned in the first class. Longer stays, quicker responses, better leash walking, are emphasized, as are things like what to do when the doorbell rings and other household distractions. Puppies take the A.K.C. Puppy S.T.A.R. certification on the last week of class.

Specialty Classes

We believe there's more to 'obedience' than just the basics, so we offer a host of ongoing, advanced, and fun classes for all ages and breeds of dogs. Agility, K9 Nose Work, Reactive Rover, Outdoor Adventure, Canine Good Citizen, Advanced Obedience, and Tricks are just a few of the different types of class activities that your dog may enjoy. The opportunities rotate and change often, so check our Class Schedule to find out what is currently available.

Puppy Preschool (2 weeks Long) - Puppy obedience 101 (7 weeks long) - Puppy obedience 102,  Basic Obedience 101, Beyond Obedience 102 (6 weeks long)

Reactive Rover 101/102, Agility & Tricks 101/102/103, Canine Good Citizen, Nose work classes, All  103 Classes, Outdoor excursions, Farm excursions (5 weeks long)


  • Bordetella

  • Rabies

  • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus and Leptospirosis. 

  • Negative fecal (Test for Giardia and Parasites) exams are required yearly 

Your Dog must be current on all of its vaccinations, be free of any communicable diseases, and have a negative fecal exam before class. you will be asked to sign a waiver before the class starts.

Late Policy - If you miss a class, please contact the instructor for future class makeup.
Cancellation/No-Show Policy - You may cancel your reservation online up to 24 hours in advance without charges. Members who cancel after this time or do not show up for a scheduled class will be charged for the class.

Training offered at these locations