Dog Training Group Classes

We offer group classes for puppies and adult dogs. If you’d like to find out when the next class is, or would like to register, please contact us.

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Program begins Wednesday, May 18, 2022
at The Coffee House

This first class is a dog-free orientation.

Puppy I 6:30p-7:30p.
Adult I 7:30p-8:30p.

Training classes begin Saturday, June 4, 2022
EBC/Stewarts

Puppy I 10:00a-11:00a.
Adult I 11:30a-12:30a.

Classes run through Saturday, July 16, 2022 with a rain makeup Saturday, July 23, 2022.

Contact us to learn more and register!

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Adult Basic Obedience Classes

(5 months and older). This class teaches owners and dogs regardless of prior experience. We aim to enhance the bond between owner and dog. Even dogs with no formal training, or who need a refresher, will benefit. We will teach basic obedience, other commands, and address common behavioral issues.

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Group Classes

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

(Puppies 8 weeks–4 months)

We aim to create a strong behavioral foundation for a balanced dog while emphasizing socialization with people and other dogs. We will teach your dog house manners, basic obedience and help you with problem prevention. Our classes teach only science -based positive reinforcement methods. When you sign up for our Puppy Training Class, you get a series of 7 in person sessions with a Certified Puppy Training Instructor who will guide you and a handful of classmates through the journey of raising and training your puppies. You will get personalized feedback on your training and answers to all of your puppy questions.

CURRICULUM
Household Training: Potty Training, Chew Toy Training, Crate Training, Barking, and Resource Guarding.
Puppy Biting and Handling: Teach Bite Inhibition, Frustration Tolerance, Calming, and Gentling.
Manners & Safety Training: Puppy Obedience Training, Manners, Impulse Control, Boundary Training, Settling Down, and Training Games.

Safe Socialization: Socialization to People, Introducing New Environments, Developing a Calm and Confident Attitude.
Basic Training Foundations: Introduction to Basic Skills, Lure/Reward Training, Marker Words, Sit, Down, Stand, Touch, and Eye Contact.

REQUIREMENTS: Age: 8-12 weeks (56-84 days) old on the first day of class.

VACCINATION: For Puppy Kindergarten we require the first DHLPP or DHPP vaccine (specifically Distemper and Parvo) given at least 7 days prior to the first session. Proof of vaccination is required at the first class.

COVID PROTOCOLS: We will respectfully follow local protocols for the comfort and safety of all.

HANDLERS: We require at least one adult per enrolled puppy. We encourage the whole family to attend the class together but if children are three years or younger, a second adult must be present.
Pups must be carried into class: As a reminder, young puppies are not fully vaccinated yet. Therefore, as a precaution, we ask that you carry your puppy to class in your arms or in a carrier and avoid walking through parks or on public walkways. We ask that you DO NOT allow your puppies to greet other pups or dogs, fellow students or otherwise, outside of the classroom. This is the protocol for all In-Person Puppy Kindergarten classes.

FORMAT: Outside park setting, In Person, Group

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ADULT GROUP CLASS

For dogs 18 weeks and up on the first day of class.

CURRICULUM
Initially, we will make extensive use of food in your dog’s training, but we will also show you how to phase out the need for food lures so you do not become dependent on food to get your dog’s attention or compliance.

REQUIREMENTS

TEMPERAMENT: Dogs must be comfortable being around other dogs and people. Excited and playful behavior is ok; but dogs who are fearful or reactive, or who bark excessively in a manner that is uncontrollable or disruptive should instead enroll in our private lessons.

AGE: On the start date of class, dogs must be 18 weeks or older.
If your pup is between 9-18 weeks old they should enroll in Puppy Kindergarten.

VACCINE: Proof of rabies vaccine and up-to-date DHLPP/DHPP.

FORMAT: Outside Park Setting, In Person Group

TOPICS INCLUDE:

HOUSEHOLD TRAINING: Potty Training, Chew Toy Training, Crate Training, Barking, and Resource Guarding

PUPPY BITING & HANDLING: Catch, Cuddle, Examine, and Restrain your Puppy. Teach Bite Inhibition, Frustration Tolerance, Calming, and Gentling

SAFETY, MANNERS, & PLAY: Boundary Training, Polite Greeting, Wait, Settle Down, Place, Tug with Rules

SAFE SOCIALIZATION: Socialization to People, Introducing New Environments, Developing a Calm and Confident Attitude, and How to Throw a Puppy Party

BASIC TRAINING FOUNDATIONS: Introduction to Basic Skills, Lure/Reward Training, Marker Words, Sit, Down, Stand, Touch, and Eye Contact