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Brewery Dog Classes

For All Ages Prerequisites: *See Below.

Want to take your dog to the new brewery or local winery? Or maybe just out to lunch? 
We are now a certified Drink With Your Dog® class instructor and can help you do just that!

Have you dreamed of being able to take your dog to a local brewery or winery? Where your pooch would lay under the table while you drink with friends; or walk up nicely to the counter while you order a drink—all without jumping on people or the counter? 


With a little know-how and training, we can help make your dream of a doggie drinking companion come true!Even if you don't drink beer or wine, these are important skills for your dog to know. These behaviors will also

help you if you want to take them to an outdoor cafe, concert or even just to the park. Prepare for a real-life adventure together that is fun, exciting, and rewarding!

Here are some of the skills that your dog needs in order to be able to safely join you at a brewery or winery, and be a great brewery companion:

  • Remaining calm around people and other dogs

  • Staying on a mat for a duration of time

  • Calmly walking around people and dogs and up to a counter to order

  • The ability to leave to leave things that may fall on the floor

  • Quick recovery and tolerance around a lot of loud noises

In addition, your dog must be tolerant of other dogs and people, not be a big barker, and not jump on everyone they see. We want our brewery visits to be stress free for all involved. Human and dog.

None of our Brewery classes are appropriate for aggressive or reactive dogs.

If you are uncertain if this pertains to your dog, please contact us at beth@unleashedjoy.com.

We offer three levels of classes:

Level 1: Brewery Foundation Skills

No Prerequisites. All Ages. 

If your dog does not yet have the skills listed above, don't despair!

Our Brewery Foundation class can get you and your pup ready. In this class, we work on:

  • Walking nicely by your side

  • Not jumping on people

  • Settle

  • Leave it

This is a 4 week class. Each class is 60 minutes.

Cost $140

Location: Canine Prep School - 11701 Prices Distillery Road Damascus, MD 20872

When: Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at 6:30PM

 

 

 

Level 2: Brewery Basics Class

Prerequisite: Our Brewery Foundations Class or equivalent.

Your dog must be able to walk by your side, not jump on people, and settle on a mat for at least 30 seconds. 

In our Brewery Basics class, you will build on the skills your dog has previously learned either in our Brewery Foundation Skills class, or another Basic Good Manners class. See prerequisites above.

  • Your dog will learn to walk nicely up to a counter while you order, and go back to your seat while you carry your drink.

  • They will have the ability to sit quietly under your table while you enjoy time with your friends.

  • They'll learn to greet people and other dogs calmly and without jumping on them.

  • Plus, they'll be able to leave anything that may fall onto the floor near them.

 

You and your dog will learn all of the skills needed to become a great brewery companion!

Location: Liquidity Aleworks. 8 N. Main Street Mt. Airy, MD 21771

When: Sunday, October 8, at 11:30AM. 

This is a 4 week class. 

Each class is 60 minutes.

Cost $140

 

 

 

Level 3: Out and About Brewery/Winery Class

Prerequisite: Our Level 2 Brewery Basics class

Once you have completed our Brewery Basics class, you'll be ready for our Level 3 Out and About class! Each week, we'll visit a different local brewery or winery so you can show off your dog's mad brewery skills! In this class, you will receive one free glass of wine or beer!

Location: Classes will be held at four different local breweries and wineries

(Locations will be determined by client location)

When: Sunday, October 1 at 2:00 PM

This is a 4 week class. Classes will be held Sundays at 2:00 PM.

October 1, 7, 14 and 21.

Each class is 60 minutes.

Cost $140

Class Rules:

-Dogs must be up to date on all vaccines and all puppies must have their first

round of DHPP vaccines to participate in class. Please make sure we have a copy

of your vaccines by the first week of class.

-We do not use or support use of shock collars, choke chains or prong collars.

Dogs will not be allowed in class wearing any of these.

-No Aggressive or Reactive Dogs Allowed. If your dog behaves in an aggressive

manner towards other dogs or people, we will unfortunately have to ask you to

remove him.

-Children must be supervised at all times.

Please be advised that any classes falling on or near a major holiday will be rescheduled .

Missed classes and refunds:

We will miss you if you are unable to attend a class or classes after registration.  Unfortunately,  we are unable to offer make up classes . If you have paid and are unable to come to class at all, we will refund your money with advance notice. No refunds after the first class. 

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