Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep and Test


Four weeks focused on all the requirements to pass the CGC Test. $80.00  *test fee is additional cost


About Rebecca:

​Rebecca teaches a variety of dog training classes and private lessons. She has been a certified dog trainer since 2004. She has worked with hundreds of dogs over the last 14 years. Her strengths are problem solving, dealing with behavioral issues, and customer service.

Kristen and Mugsy

Rebecca Almy

Certified Trainer Since 2004

Smarty Dog 202

Improve basic obedience and learn more advance commands. Five Weeks $100.00

Grumpy Growler


Have a "grumpy pup"? This class will help you redirect your grumpy pup. Four weeks $80.00

[Rebecca] made "learning" fun for both of us, and three years later we continue to use her techniques.


Private Lessons


We offer private one on one training sessions. 

Please contact us for specific prices and package deals.

Smart Dog 101


This six week class is an intro to basic commands. $120.00

Rebecca is very knowledgeable about animal behavior and is a natural when it comes to training even the toughest of students and owners alike.

Class Schedule

Puppy Class:

Congratulations on your new puppy! We offer fun and engaging classes to help you build a brave, resilient and responsive dog. This class will focus on early socialization, impulse control, body handling and basic cues such as sit and down along with helping you troubleshoot common puppy owner struggles like crate training, house training, and teething/biting. Our use of fun, humane and effective training techniques along with a disinfected facility gives you peace of mind that you don’t have to miss out on training safely in the critical first 16 weeks of your puppy’s life. We keep our class size small, no more then 5 puppies in each class. Cost: $80.00+tax

* Must be between 8 weeks and 18 weeks to participate and be 14 weeks or under at the time of registration.
* Must have received initial 8 or 9 week vaccinations (DHPP and Bordetella) and be up to date on puppy vaccination series.
* Must be in the home for a minimum of 10 days prior to first class.

When: Saturday mornings,
                     February 2nd - March 2nd (no class Feb 16th)                       9:00-10:00am

Smart Dog 101:
This is for beginners or those that want to refresh the basics. This 6-week, 1 hour class, works on the following commands: Eye contact, loose leash walking, hand targets, sitting, greeting/no jumping, leave/drop/take it, come/recall. This is a fun interactive class for any dog & puppies 12 weeks and older.We keep our class size small, no more then 7 dogs in each class. Cost: $120.00+tax


Monday nights,

                     February 25th - April 8th (no class March 25th)                       5:45-6:45pm or

Tuesday nights,

                     February 26th - April 2nd                                                       5:45-6:45pm or Wednesday Nights,

                     February 20th - March 27th                                                   7:00-8:00pm or

Thursday nights,

                     February 21st - April 4th  (no class March 28th)                      7:00-8:00pm or

Saturday mornings,

                     February 2nd - March 16th                                                     10:30-11:30am

Smarty Dog 202:
This class will work on refreshing the basics as well as advanced commands. This is a 5-week, 1 hour class, that works on the following commands: Heel, sit, stay, come, leave it, drop it, wait, how to greet other dogs, shake, high 5, touch, roll over and a whole lot more. This is a fast paced fun class for puppies and dogs 6 months and older. We keep our class size small, no more then 7 dogs in each class. Cost: $100.00+tax


Tuesday nights,         February 26th - March 26th                                          7:00-8:00pm

Basic Agility Classes:
This 5-week class is a great for anyone interested in agility. Each class you and your dog will build on skills and techniques for different obstacles. These include: weave poles, pause table, tunnel, jumps and more. * Pre requisites: dogs and owners MUST be physically able to run and jump. We keep our class size small, no more then 5 dogs in each class. Cost: $100.00+tax


Thursday nights,       February 21st - March 21st                                                          5:45-6:45pm

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Preparation Classes and Testing:
This 4-week prep class will prepare you and your dog for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. The 10-step CGC test is a non-competitive test for all dogs. It is a prerequisite for many therapy dog groups and some homeowner’s insurance companies encourage CGC testing. There are also an increasing number of apartments and condos that require resident dogs to pass the CGC test.

Testing includes: Accepting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for petting, appearance and grooming, loose leash walking, walking through a crowd, sit and down on command and staying in place, coming when called, reaction to another dog, reaction to distractions, supervised separation. Testing is not mandatory as this can be a great class for those looking for additional training opportunities. We keep our class size small, no more then 7 dogs in each class. 4 Classes Cost: $80.00+tax  Optional test cost additional $20+tax


Monday nights,      March 4th- April 2nd (test date TBD)                              7:00-8:00pm

Nancy and Crispin

Meet Our Trainer


​​​Can't commit to a class?

We offer punch cards.

Cost: $175+tax for 4 punches

Punches can be used for the following:

1 punch - attend a regular scheduled class

***must have approval from instructor***

1 punch - 1 hour private lesson

1 punch - Leave your dog with us for the day and our instructor will provide 1 hour of specialized training. (Training sessions will be broken up into 3, 20 minute sessions throughout the day). 

Do you have a brand new puppy or a dog that needs to replace some bad habits with good ones? You will find I am not a "one size fits all" type of trainer. Each dog has its own personality and reacts differently to training. We will help you develop a training method that works for you and your dog's needs.

Intro to Agility


Become familiar with jumps, tunnels, weave poles, and more! five weeks $80.00

Puppy Kindergarten


This four week class a great way to start your puppy off on the right paw for training. $80.00

605-791-4101 | | 5531 Mill Road, Rapid City, SD 57702 

Calm Dog


Four weeks $80.00