At Bark University, our lead trainer and behavioral specialist, Salem Luethy, will guide you and your pup to progress through the four levels of dog training. These levels are Fetchman (level 1), Barkmore (level 2), Chewnior (level 3), and Senfur (level 4).Each level introduces new skills, with the exception of Senfur, to your dog while continuing to practice previous skills with more distractions. Although each level has specific skill requirements which must be met prior to moving on to the next level, you and your dog progress through the levels at your own pace. Move through all four levels or choose to stay at a lower level – the choice is yours! It’s a new twist on dog training and allows busy pet parents the flexibility they need to really teach their dog.

Completing all levels of training will grant your pup the CGC certification!

CGC Certification

The CGC (Canine Good Citizen) is a 10-skill test that teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners.

Bark University Orientation - CGC Certification Badge (Fetchman, Barkmore, Chewnior, Senfur)
  • Some apartments only allow dogs that have CGC certification.
  • First steps to becoming a therapy dog.
  • Easier adapting to new environments.
  • Enhances banned dog breeds’ credibility as harmless.

fetchman (Level 1)

As a Fetchman, your dog will primarily focus on:

  • Recap on orientation.
  • Self soothing – getting your dog to calm down.
  • Name and cue – getting attention and focus.
  • Sit at side – for loose leash walking.
  • Jumping – correcting greeting behavior.
  • Release cue – replaces “stay” verbal cue.
  • Leave it – ignoring distractions.
Pawhootz dog training classes outdoors
Pawhootz dog Training classes outdoors

Barkmore (Level 2)

As a Barkmore, your dog will primarily focus on:

  • Self soothing – building on this skill (level 2).
  • Loose leash walking.
  • Leave it – ignoring distractions.
  • Drop it.
  • Place – introduces negative cues.
  • Recall and release cues.
  • Cooperative care.
  • Door manners and relaxing.

Chewnior (Level 3)

As a Chewnior, your dog will primarily focus on:

  • Loose leash walking – building on this skill (level 3).
  • Leave it – building on this skill (level 3).
  • Self soothing – building on this skill (level 3).
  • Down/sit – with added distance and distractions to test.
  • CGC practice – accepting a friendly. stranger, sitting, appearance and grooming, loose leash, walking through a crowd, sit and down on cue (staying in place), coming when called, reaction to other dogs, reaction to distractions, and supervised separation.
Dog training for Bark University at PawHootz Dog Training Center.
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Senfur (Level 4)

When you reach Senfur, you will be taking the CGC test in hopes of receiving your CGC Certification! Everything in the previous levels will be put to the test! Congratulations for graduating Bark University!

Pricing Info

$120 per month – one hour session once a week.


Salem - Lead Trainer at PawHootz

Salem Luethy

Lead Trainer

Salem is a dedicated dog trainer with more than a decade of expertise. She’s not only a seasoned trainer but has also provided her expertise as a behavioral specialist at various training centers. Salem’s commitment to improving dog behavior extends to her involvement on the behavioral board of the Humane Society of North Texas. In addition, she holds the title of an AKC evaluator and is actively working towards achieving her CBCC-KA certification. As the lead trainer at PawHootz, Salem’s mission is to continue assisting others in understanding and communicating with dogs effectively. She firmly believes in staying updated and open-minded, consistently adapting to the ever-evolving world of dog training methods and staying current with the latest research in the field.

Forest - Trainer at PawHootz

Forest Edmunds


Forest joined PawHootz in June 2023, embarking on a journey to become a dog trainer. His passion for animals shines through, evident in his own two dogs. Working at PawHootz has further ignited his fervor for ensuring dogs receive the care and training they deserve. With an appetite for fresh experiences and an eagerness to expand his knowledge in the realm of dog training, Forest is brimming with enthusiasm.

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