Studio Classes

Santa Fe Dog is in a clean, comfortable, 1900 sq ft. studio at 1807 Second Street, Ste #42, Santa Fe, NM 87505.

All classes are currently held at the Second Street location. Field classes are on hold.


Studio Directions– From Second St. turn into the parking lot in front of Cloud 5 and drive down the row until you see a parking lot on the left. Park anywhere in the lot. There are pretty blue planters in front of the door. Look for the Santa Fe Dog #42 signage on the walls on the left. Plenty of parking and easy to find.

If you need a prerequisite class, please also check out my studio partner Debra Moody’s training schedule (Puppies, Tweens, Manners, & great topics programs) at

If the class you wanted is marked FULL, email your contact info and class request information to and put “WAIT LIST” in the subject line.

ALL CLASSES: Fee: $280, including tax. Six sessions total. Payment is due at orientation. Cash, check, or credit card are accepted.



2024 Classes:

Foundation Skills Class 1.0
Puppies ages: 3 months and up.  Learn to use progressive motivational reinforcement training to create a toolbox of problem prevention skills, and develop a common communication system for you and your dog.  The dog will learn to recognize the benefits of Attention/Focus, Down, Stand, Sustained Sit, On/Off, Coming when called! and a Relaxed Coffee Shop Down… Take a break from your day and get your new canine out, about, earning and learning!  This will be a small group class of 4-6. *First class is a required orientation without dogs in attendance* Proof of two sets of distemper/parvo vaccinations and rabies vaccination (if age applicable) are required for attendance.
Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. May 4, 11, 18, 25, and June 1 and 8

Foundation Skills 2.0
Motivational training to create a toolbox of problem-solving skills and further develop a common language for you and your dog. A small class format allows us to design this class to fit the handler’s and dog’s skills.  The focus is clear training mechanics. The team will learn and recognize the benefits of Engage and Disengage, Attention/Focus games, Wait/Stay, On/Off targeting, Come to heel, Whiplash turn, Beginning leash handling skills, Variations on Leave it, and as an experiment, Intro to cooperative husbandry skills. Learn how to install a verbal cue vs a physical cue. You WILL need to work with your dog between classes to keep up with the material. 5 minutes a day. This fun class is suitable as an ongoing training “Lab” for YOU and your dog. 

Prerequisite: Teams should have completed one previous set of classes with their dog.  The handler should be able to elicit a sit, down, and get the dog’s attention. Dogs should be generally friendly with dogs and people, but we don’t mind a little rah-rah. Ask if you are concerned about your dog’s behavior in a class environment. The small-class format is limited to 6 dog/handler teams, so there is time for personal attention. *First class is a required orientation without dogs in attendance*
Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.: May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1 and 8

Foundation Skills 3.0
Leash handling skills, defensive dog walking skills, benefits of long leads, and intro to Rally Obedience games.

Prerequisite: Foundation 2.0 or conversation with instructor. 
Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.: May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1 and 8

Foundation Skills 4.0

Class alternates between Rally O Intermediate and agility handling or Fenzi T.E.A.M 1 and 2 modules. Instructors choice.
This class is for dedicated handlers and is FULL and Ongoing at this time. Please contact Deborah Tolar for more information.

Saturdays at 4 p.m.: May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, and 8 – Class is FULL

Private Class
Mondays at 4:30 p.m.: April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, and June 3