Group Training Classes

The Mindful Mutt partners with Boston K9 Tutors and Eric Arnstein to offer several class options taught by experienced and engaging trainers. Our goal is to offer resources that help improve the relationships and communication between dogs and their humans. Meet the trainers, view class descriptions, and sign-up below!

Boston K9 Tutors
at The Mindful Mutt

Eric Arnstein
at The Mindful Mutt

Meet Trainer Hannah Sigel (she/her)

 

Hannah Sigel works with humans and their dogs to develop better communication to teach desired behaviors. She believes consistent and positive dog training builds trust and confidence between dog and human. From puppies to seniors, positive dog training promotes overall well-being through strengthening social, mental and physical health. Boston K9 Tutors' training curriculum is focused on positive reinforcement and backed by science. 

 

She is an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Approved Evaluator with 20+ years of experience. 

E-mail Hannah at bostonk9tutors@gmail.com

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Hannah's Current Class Offerings

Mannered Mutt | 6-Week Class | Saturdays 1:15 - 2:15 PM

You and your dog will have the opportunity to practice skills in a controlled environment with 3-6 other dogs and their handler(s) at different training levels. We will focus on impulse control, loose leash walking, friendly greetings, settling on a station, turn taking & recall.

Course Dates:

  • 02/12/2022 - 03/19/2022

  • 03/26/2022 - 04/30/2022

AKC Canine Good Citizen | 6-Week Class | Saturdays 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Join us for an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) class for 6 weeks. Designed to help you and your dog be the best you can be together. We will focus on teaching the basics of good manners and obedience and strengthening the bond between you and your dog at home and out in the community. At the end of the course, Hannah will administer the AKC CGC test. Upon passing the test, you’ll get an application to send to AKC® for enrollment in the CGC program.
 

Course Dates:

  • 03/26/2022 - 04/30/2022

Meet Trainer Eric Arnstein (he/him)

Hi, I’m Eric!

Puppies to rescues to reactive dogs of all breeds, it is never too soon, or too late to start working with me, a dog trainer and behavior consultant.

I have been a dog trainer for over 10 years. I follow modern scientific methods with a foundation in LIMA and rewards based systems. I train Basic Obedience at any age, Separation Anxiety, Loose Leash Walking, Leash Manners, Tricks, Agility, and I’m an AKC Certified CGC evaluator. I tell everyone I’m a student of the dog. I am not going to pretend I know it all. I believe every dog is different, so I treat them accordingly and always with a basis in logic and science.

 

Before moving to the Boston area in 2018, I was the owner/operator of DOG-E-DOG in Brooklyn, NY — a petsitting, dog walking and dog training company. In addition to running my business, I worked on many commercial shoots as the ‘Trainer on Set’ with clients such as: Macy’s, Kohl’s, Target, Coach, Dunkin’, Mattress Firm, Verizon and more. I also enjoy working on agility training and have trained with my own French Bulldogs, Lady and Hank.

Email Eric at ericarnstein@gmail.com

Eric Arnstein trainer The Mindful Mutt

Eric's Current Class Offerings

Intro to Agility | 4-Week Class | Tuesdays 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Requirements: Basic obedience. Must be at least 14 months.


Get ready to have fun in our much anticipated Intro to Agility course. We will get your dog heeling, jumping, balancing, weaving, targeting and more. This class is geared towards dogs who are already pretty comfortable with the basics of obedience. By the end of the course, you and your dog will be more confident now that you have improved agility skills, listening skills, and improved behavior in general. This all goes without mentioning the best part of agility is the lasting bond you build with your best friend!!

Course Dates:

  • 05/10/2022 - 05/31/2022

Basics and Tricks! | 6-Week Class | Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Requirements: 6 months and older


This ain't your Grandpa's obedience class! Every class is spruced up with a refreshing dose of tricks, socialization and other fun approaches to building their confidence and good behavior with positive reinforcement. We will cover such cues as Sit, Stay, Recall, Down, Leave it, and more. If you aren’t sure where to start, start here! If you used to know the basics and the cobwebs have moved in, re-start here! Regardless of the reason, this is a fantastic way to [re]establish the house rules, and help maintain harmony in your home...all while keeping it lighthearted, fun and tricky!

Course Dates:

  • 05/12/2022 - 06/23/2022 (this class skips the week of 6/9)