Group Classes

Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain, MA

45 Danforth Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

Beginner Obedience:

Beginner Obedience class will take place indoors at Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain, MA on recurring Tuesday or Monday evenings for 7 sessions. Each session will be 50 minutes long and be held on 5:00 to 5:50 pm on Tuesdays and 7:00 to 7:50 pm on Mondays. *Note: the first session will be an orientation session for humans only.

This course is appropriate for dogs older than 4 months of age. Topics covered will include focused attention and engagement, hand targets, sit, down, coming when called, go to a mat, leave it, and loose leash walking. This course is great for young dogs, newly adopted dogs, or dogs that need a brush up on their behaviors.

Please contact us if your dog has trouble working around other dogs or humans as this class may not be appropriate for them.

This class will take place indoors with appropriate social distancing. Each family group will be limited to two handlers maximum per dog, class is limited to 5 dogs total to accommodate. Masks must be worn while in class.

Fee: $210 for 7 week course 

October 2021Click here to register and for more information – October 26th, 2021 Start Date

Intermediate Obedience:

Intermediate Obedience class will take place indoors at Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain, MA on recurring Tuesday evenings for 7 sessions. Each session will be an hour long and be held between 6:00 and 6:50 pm. *Note: the first session will be an orientation session for humans only.

This course is appropriate for dogs older than 5 months of age. Topics will include focused attention and engagement, hand targets with duration and for movement, coming when called with distractions, go to a mat and remain, leave it, loose leash walking, and improving response to verbal commands including sit, down, and stand. This course is great for dogs that already have an obedience foundation that need to continue their education. Having knowledge of mark and reward based training is ideal, but we will give you all the tools you need to catch up. If you have questions about whether this level of course is appropriate please feel free to email.

Please contact us if your dog has trouble working around other dogs or humans as this class may not be appropriate for them.

This class will take place indoors with appropriate social distancing. Each family group will be limited to two handlers maximum per dog, class is limited to 4 dogs total to accommodate. Masks must be worn while in class.

Fee: $210 for 7 week course

October 2021Click here to register and for more information – October 26th, 2021 Start Date

Intro to K9 Nose Work®:

Intro to K9 Nose Work® class will take place at Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain, MA on recurring Monday evenings for 6 sessions. Each session will be 50 minutes long and be held between 6:30 and 7:20 pm.

K9 Nose Work® is a fun activity for dogs of all ages, sizes, and levels of physical ability. The activity gives your dog the opportunity to use and develop their natural ability to detect odor. While developing this skill, they build independence and confidence while you build the ability to understand subtle dog body language through observation. This game allows our dogs to learn at their own pace, on their own terms, and it also strengthens our bond with our dogs.

For this class, each dog will have time in the building alone to help build confidence and independence off leash, which means the other dogs in the course will be outside while a dog is working. There will be an informational email after registration that will go over logistics, safety, considerations for all weather conditions, and frequently asked questions. If you think your dog will have difficulty waiting in the car you should plan to bring an extra handler to remain in the car with your dog so you can observe the rest of the class. Additionally, please contact me prior to registration if your dog has shown any aggression towards dogs or humans.

This class will take place indoors with appropriate social distancing. Each family group will be limited to two handlers maximum per dog, class is limited to 6 dogs total to accommodate. Masks must be worn while in class.

Intro to K9 Nose Work® is taught by Aubrey Sperry, CDBC, CPDT-KA, PNWI.

September 2021Click here to register and for more information – September 13th, 2021 Start Date.

November 2021 – Tentative Start Date November 15th, 2021, please check back for registration.