Thank you for your interest in HDDC BARK UNIVERSITY. We are committed to providing a safe and positive dog training experience for you and your dog. To enroll please follow the link to our scheduling system below then register for the appropriate Dog Training Experience for you and your dog.

If you have any questions on which program is most appropriate for you and your dog, please reach out to All program descriptions can be found below:

Our Puppy Kindergarten classes are for Puppies 2 to 4 months old. The Puppy must have at least two rounds of Vaccinations. During this class we create a safe environment for the puppies to socialize during their critical socialization period. We also start to work on basic obedience, while troubleshooting any puppy issues you may be having at home. For example: biting, potty training issues, jumping, etc. All Puppies will be evaluated to pass their AKC STAR Puppy Test.

Our Levels Training Program is for Dogs 4 months and Older. They must be up to date on all their vaccinations. We will need proof of Vaccinations before you can attend any classes. This program we work from Basic to Advanced obedience. Each dog starts at Level 1 and works their way to level 4 at their pace. We love to teach a few fun tricks. This program is Membership based, and once you purchase your membership you can come to classes as many times per week as you would like. Our classes run Wednesday nights, Thursday nights, and Saturday mornings. Our Program prepares dogs to pass their AKC CGC Title Certification. AKC CGC Tests are offered on site at our Location at owners request.

Our Rowdy Rover class is for dogs 4 months and older. They must be up to date on all their vaccinations. We will need proof of Vaccinations before we can register you for class. This class is 6 weeks long, and is for dogs that are reactive toward other dogs. We work on Obedience skills, but we also work on Behavior Modification. These classes are only offered on Monday Nights. Please email for sign up information.


Our board and train program is for dogs 4 months and older. They must be up to date on all their vaccinations, and if older than 7 months they must be spayed or neutered. They must be socialized with other dogs, and play well. We will need proof of Vaccinations, and the dog will have to pass a temperament test/visit. Our program runs either 2 weeks, 4 weeks, or 6 weeks. We will work on basic obedience skills, home manners, and any issues you may be having at home. During their time here they will also be utilizing HDDC Doggie Daycare, when they aren't being trained by our Dog Trainers. After they have finished their time here, we will do some Home Visits to show you how to continue their training. For information on booking a board and train, please reach out to

Are you having some behavior issues at home with your pup? Do you just need some help with Basic Obedience? We are now offering One-On-One Home Sessions. Things we can help with include: Basic Obedience, crate Training, potty Training, separation Anxiety, jumping/counter surfing, reactivity/aggressive tendencies, resource guarding, leash walking, general anxiety, and confidence building. If the issues you are having at home are not on the list please don't hesitate to email us to see if we can help! Our Behaviorist Destiny McGarvey would love to touch base with you. You can reach her at


Our Pop-Up Seminars offer a one time drop in class for you and your dog to attend together. Each seminar is taught by one of our head trainers on a specific subject in dog training - from nose work, emergency recall, to no-jumping - our seminars are designed to be a 45-minute interactive and informational class to educate owners on tips and tricks on the subject as well as take time to practice and learn with our head trainers present to guide you through the class!

Learn fun new tricks with your pup to show off to all of your friends and family. These classes help to increase the bond between owner and dog while teaching them to communicate better and learn fun tricks in the process! Learning tricks helps strengthen a dog's problem solving abilities, giving them plenty of mental stimulation and another outlet for owners to bond with and exercise their dogs. In our Novice Class, we will teach all the tricks needed to pass the AKC Novice Trick Title tests while offering on site testing at the end of every 6 week class. Tricks include High Five, Crawl, Push Buttons, Close Door, and many more!


Our Head trainer is a Certified AKC CGC Evaluator and can administer testing for all of the following Titles and Certifications:
AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
AKC Community Canine
AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGCU)
AKC STAR Puppy Program
AKC Novice Trick Dog Title
AKC Intermediate Trick Dog Title
AKC Advanced Trick Dog Title
AKC Fit Dog Level 1

If you have any questions, please contact us at 205- 345-4939 or email us at We look forward to meeting you and your dog.

Refund Policy: Class Fees are refundable up until 7 days before Classes start- all fees after 7 days are nonrefundable. Partial Refunds are unavailable. Payments made on Orientation Days are Nonrefundable.