Class Schedules - where and when?
Class Descriptions - what?

We offer classes in three convenient Brooklyn locations!

•Cobble Hill,
Brooklyn [Monster Mutt; 297 Warren St]
, Brooklyn [@415 Grand St. Studio]
•Williamsburg, Brooklyn [Kiki's Pet Spa 321 Broadway]

Class Schedule Spring 2016
*Classes are one hour long and meet at the same time each week for the predetermined # of weeks, unless otherwise specified.


Puppy Kindergarten [4 wks 175.00]

Tuesday June 7th 6:45pm [williamsburg]
June 22nd 8pm[Cobble Hill]
[email for details]
Puppy II {the sequel} [4wks 175.00]
12pm [Grand St Studio]
*rolling admissions for graduates of PUPK
[email for details]
Basic Pet Dog Obedience & Manners [6 wks 250.00]
June 8:00pm [Kiki's WB]
[email for details]
Rescue Dog Seminar-Free
April 27th 7pm [Grand St. Studio]
Expert information to help with newly adopted
rescue dogs. This seminar is HUMANS only and we suggest you pre-register.
[email for details]
Frisbee Catching
for any size Dog. [1.5 hours 45.00]
All the skills you need in ONE session to train your dog to play frisbee games and catching. No prior training neccessary.
April 24th 11am [Grand St Studio]
[email for details]
Short Seminars 2016
Training Tips for Rescue Dogs
Wedneday April 27th 7 PM
[Grand St STudio]
Congratulations! You've adopted an animal in need. Shelter and rescue dogs can present special challenges in a new home. Join us for an hour of information and training tips for your new 'pre-owned' pooch! Bring a photo for our game of "guess the breed mixes."

This is an information seminar, not hands-on training and is for humans only.[email for details]
Frisbee Catching
for any size Dog. [1.5 hours 45.00]
Sunday April 24th 11AM
[Grand St Studio]
Teach your dog the basics of successful Frisbee play in this 90 minute instensive. Denise has been teaching frisbee seminars for over 10 years. [email for details]
See some successful students HERE.

*Personal attention and assistance is emphasized, however, if you have an immediate problem you want to address, a private consultation is advised prior to any class.
Email for information.

Puppy Kindergarten

Our Puppy Kindergarten classes are designed to bridge the gap between bringing your dog home and when he is legally able to go outside. Classes are held in clean, safe indoor spaces and are designed for dogs 8-18 weeks who are not "street legal" and haven't finished their vaccinations!.
Click HERE for more information on this.
Pups must be under 18 weeks old to begin this class.


•Basic Commands [sit, down, coming when called]
•Greeting House Guests calmly.
•Off leash play with other pups
•Preventing Destruction & Separation Issues

•Curbing Puppy Nipping & Biting
•Preventing Barking
• Time Managment
"What do I do with my pup while I'm at work all day?"
•How to successfully expose your dog to the sights and sounds of a big city.
•Calmly Greeting Dogs and People on Leash.
•Maximizing Your Training Time.
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Dog Behavior Experts believe that attendance in Puppy Kindergarten class provides the most lasting influence toward raising a friendly and well mannered family pet!
Click HERE to read about the benefits of beginning puppy classes as early as 8 weeks of age.

Small Dogs Rule! [obedience for toy breeds]

For the wee ones! A pet dog obedience class tailored to dogs 20 lbs and under. Similar topics as Pet Dog Obedience, with an added concentration on socializing off leash, barking, remedial housetraining and treating mild fearfulness. If your dog has a serious fear or biting problem, you should seek professional advice in a private consultation.

Basic Pet Dog Obedience

For well socialized dogs over 5 months old. Basic Pet Dog manners and general obedience commands. Also answers questions liks, "How do I keep my dog from jumping on people?", "How do I stop my dog from destroying things in the house?", and "What can I do with my dog when I'm at work all day?".
General obedience includes sit, down, stay, coming when called, walking on leash, calmly greeting people on leash and more. We will work both inside and ouside on leash.

"Street Smarts" for Dogs

A crash course in all the basics needed to manage your dog on the slick city streets. Waiting at curbs, Coffee at the Cafe, Greeting Dogs & People and much more. Designed for well socialized dogs with basic training or manners. Most of this class is taught outside on the shiny streets of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Urban Agility® NEW!

Five weeks of URBAN-environment-inspired agility using the streets, parks and basic household furniture to practice navigating obstacles for fun and exercise. Teaches dogs advanced "placement" and obstacle negotiation. Can be a precursor to formal agility or a more accessible alternative. Dogs 40 lbs and under.

Frisbee Catching Seminar

Our popular frisbee catching seminar to teach ANY size dog to catch a frisbee. We've taught Chihuahuas to Mastiffs. Your dog too can catch a frisbee!

Energy Burning in Young, Rowdy Dogs

The very first seminar of it's kind, designed to deal with energetic, rowdy dogs. We'll discuss management techniques and ways to conveniently tire out your energetic pooch.

Introduction to Clicker Training

Empire of the Dog has been teaching clicker training for over ten years, and also has commercially produced clicker training kits on the retail market. Join us in this class to learn the basics of using a clicker to expand your dog's training potential.

Baby makes four?

Two day seminar addressing preparing your dog for the new baby. From preparing for the newborn, to the toddler years. Email us HERE.