Training Classes


We offer 8 week training sessions several times throughout the year.  Our instructors are very experienced in training dogs and helping the owners/handlers learn how to train their own dogs.

Classes are open to dogs of all breeds and mixes.

Our training location is Windmill Park at Continental Ranch.  This is a beautiful park with a fenced in ball diamond, a couple of shaded Ramadas and a nice restroom.  There is a veterinarian in the small shopping area next to the park as well as a Mexican restaurant and Walgreens making it convenient should you want for anything during your time at the park.

The classes we are currently offering are:

Manners ClassesDoggy Manners (AKC Canine Good Citizen) will help prepare you and your dog for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test given at the end of the session.  Basic skills such as sit, down, heel, stay, stand, come, attention, and some basic social skills are covered in this class.

AKC Canine Good Citizen website Doggy Manners Class Description Register for this class




starpuppyAKC STAR Puppy Program will prepare you and your puppy between 8 weeks and 6 months for the STAR Puppy test given at the end of the session.  Basic skills such as sit, down and heel are taught along with socialization skills.

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy website STAR Puppy Class Description Register for this class






2417Novice Obedience will prepare your dog to participate in the AKC Preferred Novice and AKC Beginner Novice Obedience competitions. This is a great next step after successfully completing the AKC Canine Good Citizen test or the Doggy Manners class.

AKC Obedience Website Novice Obedience Class Description Register for this class




214 1596AKC Rally will prepare you and your dog to participate in the AKC Rally competitions at all levels (Novice, Advanced and Excellent).

Rally obedience training is a great way to build a strong foundation of teamwork between you and your dog and it is intended to be FUN! By participating in Rally, you will learn skills to help handle your dog in everyday situations and your dog will learn skills to behave at home, in public places, and around other dogs.

AKC Rally Website Our Rally Class Description Register for this class


akctrickdoglogoNEW! AKC Trick Dog - Novice This class is for those handlers interested in obtaining the new AKC Trick Dog Novice title for their dog. Starting May 1, 2017, the AKC will be offering one of it's newest titles, the AKC Trick Dog (Applications for title may be submitted to the AKC beginning April 1, 2017). This class will be training the trainers how to train their dogs to do tricks like:

Speak - Bark on cue, Crawl, Fetch and Give, High Five, Jump, Kennel Up, Kiss, Paws Up, Push-Ups, Shake, Spin, Touch, Tunnel, Etc.

AKC Trick Dog website Our Trick Dog Class Description Register for this class





Please note that to compete in the AKC Obedience and Rally Trials, your dog must be registered with the AKC.  If you have a purebred dog that is not registered and/or does not have papers you can register with the AKC PAL (Purebred Alternative Listing) Program.  Learn more here:  If your dog is a mixed-breed you can still register with the AKC through the Canine Partners Program.  Learn more by clicking here:

Fees are $75 per 8 week session. 

Ring practice is $5 per 15 minutes of time.  Please note that there are no instructors for ring practice work.

To register for the next training session please download the application and mail it to us along with payment or register online. Register Online 

Checks should be made out to GSDCSAZ, Inc. and mailed to 7794 N Paseo Monserrat Tucson, AZ  85704.

We offer AKC Star Puppy Classes! For puppies that are less than 6 months old and more than 10 weeks and have had all of the appropriate vaccinations. If you start them out on the right track when they are puppies it will be so much easier to help them become wonderful pets as they grow up.
We offer AKC Beginner Novice, Preferred Novice and Novice training courses. These courses will help students and their dogs prepare for competitioin in the AKC Companion Events.
This student is being helped by our Rally instructor as he works through one of the Novice Stations. We offer AKC Rally courses in Novice, Advanced and Excellent Levels
We offer AKC Rally Classes for Novice, Advanced and Excellent Levels. This student is working on the Novice Course.
This group of students is working on sits and downs during the Doggy Manners Class (AKC Canine Good Citizen Class).
Two groups of Doggy Manners (AKC Canine Good Citizen) working on their exercises. We offer CGC testing at the end of each session. We try to keep our training classes limited to 10 or 12 dogs per class.