Virtual Tricks Class | PAWS Chicago

VIRTUAL Tricks Level 1 & Level 2 Classes

Teach Your Pup How to High-five, Crawl, Jump Through a Hoop and More!


Does your pup have a handle on the basic manners, but you want to keep learning with your pup? Ever wonder how to teach your pup how to high-five, crawl, bow, jump through a hula hoop, or spin in a circle? Our fun tricks class is just for you! This course will give you and your pup a way to keep learning together while also putting some party tricks in your skill set.

This is a four-week course intended to provide a fun learning environment for behaviors that will keep your pup physically and mentally active. We can help teach new things, focusing on tricks that your pup may offer naturally and putting those tricks on cue.

The Basics

  • Number of Classes: Orientation video plus live 40-minute weekly classes. Class will meet on the same days/time each week. Orientation video will be sent to participants in advance of the first class.
  • Length of Class: 40 minutes
  • Class Structure: Training via Zoom
  • Age: All Ages Welcome
  • Prerequisites: Completion of a Basic Obedience Class or Permission from Instructor - Sharon (
  • Price: Level 1: 6 sessions for $175  |  Level 2: 6 sessions for $175

Class Levels

Level 1 Tricks

Learn basic tricks such as high-five, crawl, bow, jump through a hula hoop, and spin in a circle.

Level 2 Tricks

Completion of Level 1 Tricks or consent of the instructor is required.

The following are required for participation:

  1. Vaccination records: Copies of your dog’s age-appropriate distemper/parvo, rabies and Bordetella vaccinations must be brought to the first class.
  2. Two different leashes:
    a. A five- or six-foot leash (no retractable or chain leashes).
    b. (optional) A short TAB leash as you start to work with your dog off leash.
  3. Collar: Buckle collar. Head halters and front clasping harnesses can be used on the way to class but will pull the dog sideways during training and will need to be removed.
  4. Clicker: This training tool  can be purchased online or at any pet supply store.
  5. Treat carrier: A bag, pouch, fanny pack, apron with pocket or deep pocket that provides easy access to treats. This carrier should be secured to your body on a belt or clip so your hands can be free.
  6. Treats: Lots of small, easy-to-chew, high-value treats. Cut up pieces of cheese, hot dogs, liver or meat bits are safe bets. Bring lots of them. Your job is to motivate your dog with his favorite things.
  7. Water Bowl
  • Please be on time.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and nonskid shoes such as gym shoes. You will be running and bending over during class. Flip flops, sandals and heels are not recommended.
  • The use of cell phones is not permitted during class.
  • Do not feed your dog before class. A slightly hungry dog is more motivated to learn. Plus, it’s best not to ask your dog to run or jump with a full stomach.
  • Give your dog time to relieve himself before class.

Start training your dog today!

Our goal is to help you properly care for, socialize and train your dog in a positive, non violent yet highly effective manner.