Canine Classes

Benny Broeland


Our Philosophy

The cornerstone of our philosophy is praise for something done right, not punishment for something done wrong. We believe this approach has the most positive impact on young pups. It is our responsibility as pet trainers/owners to teach them what is acceptable and set them up to succeed.

Our classes are open to all breeds of dogs. We encourage family members to attend and participate.

Our goal is to ensure that our clients enjoy a life-long relationship with a healthy, well-mannered and socialized dog!

Our next round of Puppy Preschool begins:

Saturday February 17th at 12:30pm 

Please call (408)354-2292 to reserve a spot!

Upcoming Classes

Puppy Preschool

(for puppies 16 weeks and under)


Saturday afternoons at 12:30pm

Start Date: February 17th

Instructor: Catherine


 Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30pm

Start date: March 7th

Instructor: Sandi

The first class is a “people only” seminar and will be from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.


Puppy Kinder

(for puppies over 16 weeks)

 Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

Start date: February 15th

Instructor: Catherine

**PLEASE NOTE: Puppies will attend all 6 classes** 

Puppy II Class

(must have completed Puppy Preschool)


Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm

Start Date: February 6th

Instructor: Vicky

Sunday mornings at 11:00am

Start Date: February 25th

Instructor: Vicky

Level III

(18 weeks and older)

Sunday Mornings at 10:00am

Start Date: February 4th

 Instructor: Vicky

Canine Good Citizen

Class & Test

Sunday afternoons at 12:00pm

Start date: February 11th
Instructor: Vicky



Reactive Dog Workshop

(must have trainer approval, for dogs with leash aggression)

Please email Sandi Broeland at to learn more about this class


Each course runs for six weeks and costs $210.

Registration Form!

**Limited spaces available, please call or email to reserve a spot prior to submitting your registration form.**




Class Details

Puppy Preschool is intended for puppies during their prime socialization period (9-16 weeks of age). All pups must have a negative fecal test and age appropriate vaccinations. Classes are taught using positive reinforcement and food rewards. The first meeting is WITHOUT dogs. Basic management, mouthing and biting, corrections and elimination training will be discussed in detail. Our goal is to help you take advantage of this time in your puppy’s development to form a permanent and lasting bond. Bring your questions and enjoy this informational experience.
Puppy II Class – We will refine all of the basic commands introduced in Puppy Preschool: stay, wait and come. Leash-walking is also introduced. Polite greetings will be practiced weekly.
Level III – This class is a continuation of our Puppy II class. We will continue to refine the basic commands, adding distance, duration and distractions. We will continue to work on manners, including some content of the Canine Good Citizen test.
Canine Good Citizen – Please see AKC Canine Good Citizen Test Information

About your Instructors

Sandi1Sandi RVT, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CTC – In 1999 she started our behavior/training program here at LGDC. She teaches Puppy Preschool, Puppy II, Basic, Intermediate and Reactive Dog Classes. She also offers in home consultations for new puppy families and specific behavior issues. Her memberships include CVMA, AAHA, IAABC – supporting member, APDT – professional member. She graduated from Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers with honors. She is 1 of 145 CBCC-KA certificates worldwide and Fear Free certified. Click here to email Sandi.

rsz_vicky_and_pupsVicky has been a trainer for 20 years here in the Bay Area. In 2003 she started her own company called My Wonder Dog. In 2011 she was voted trainer of the year by the Metro. In 2016 she began training here at LGDC. Vicky is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. She teaches all levels of classes and is a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. She is very passionate about training and in more recent years she started competing in rally and obedience with her Sheltie, Roscoe. When they’re not competingRoscoeandVicky they enjoy doing therapy work together, visiting the sick and elderly. Roscoe is a certified therapy dog through Pet Partners. Vicky also offers private lessons for puppies, intermediate, advanced and preparatory Canine Good Citizen classes. Click here to email Vicky.

Catherine CPDT-KA – In 2014, Catherine joined our Training & DDC team here at LGDC. She graduated from Trish Kings Academy of Dog Behavior. She is an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and member of the APDT. Catherine teaches Puppy Preschool, Puppy II, Basic Dog Class and Canine Good Citizen class. She also offers private Basic Training. Click here to email Catherine.

For information about Doggie Daycare, Puppy Socials or Upcoming Classes Please call (408) 354-2292 or Email Sandi at

***Information on Puppy Socials is now under the Canine Socials tab in the menu at the top of the page***


Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 5:00pm

For after hours emergency care contact United Veterinary Specialty & Emergency, they are centrally located in Campbell (408-371-6252) & San Jose (408-578-5622).