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Puppy Classes

Puppy Training Classes, Preschool, Playgroups & Socialization

Every puppy needs puppy classes and early socialization! The Obedient Dog puppy training classes are like an owner's guide to your new best friend. We cover basic commands, housebreaking, crate training, nipping and chewing. Playgroups and puppy preschool let your pup socialize and build confidence.

Puppy Preschool is conducted on floors sanitized with veterinary-grade disinfectant to protect against contagious illness. Concerned about bringing your puppy in for training before she's had all of her shots?  Learn more about the importance of early socialization and the American Veterinarian Society of Animal Behavior's recommendations for providing socialization in a safe group setting prior to receiving full vaccinations.

 

Puppy Preschool

Someday they’ll grow up. Just not yet. In puppy preschool, you’ll learn how to address housebreaking, nipping, chewing, and jumping problems, all while commiserating with other hapless puppy owners. Includes an introduction to basic puppy obedience, as well as socialization and group play time for the little ones.

Prerequisites:  For puppies two to four months old

 

Puppy Training +

Start smart with our puppy manners class to set the foundation for a lifetime of learning. We’ll focus on getting your pup’s attention, sit, down, stay, and polite greetings, and we’ll tackle common problem puppy behaviors like jumping & nipping. This core obedience work is peppered with fun & stimulating enrichment exercises such as puppy agility to enhance communication & confidence-building, plus puppy tricks and even Pup-lates® to encourage balance and coordination. We even teach the basics of loose-leash walking and coming when called. This is the essential training class for every puppy!

Prerequisites:  For Puppies four to eight months old.

 

Puppy Obedience

Start smart with our puppy manners class, learning age-appropriate behaviors in a fun, relaxed environment, designed to introduce your puppy to basic skills that will set the foundation for later learning.. We’ll focus on getting your pup’s attention, sit, down, stay, and polite greetings. We tackle common problem puppy behaviors like jumping, nipping and mouthing, and begin work on loose-leash walking and coming when called.

Prerequisites:  For puppies four to eight months. NOTE: we will allow puppies two to four months old, but there are some risks to consider vs. the socialization benefit of doing as many puppy classes as possible when your puppy is still in this developmental stage. If you'd like to discuss, please contact us.

 

Puppy Agility

With our fully-adjustable equipment, even puppies can learn agility! This class is designed to be easy on growing joints and bones. We emphasize coordination, balance, and confidence-building for your puppy, building upon the foundation of great communication learned in Puppy Preschool.

Prerequisites:  For puppies four to eight months. NOTE: we will allow puppies two to four months old, but there are some risks to consider vs. the socialization benefit of doing as many puppy classes as possible when your puppy is still in this developmental stage. If you'd like to discuss, please contact us.

 

Private Puppy Training

While we always recommend group classes for puppies, so that they can benefit from socialization, half-hour private training sessions can also be useful to provide extra guidance with any problem behaviors, as well as giving you the flexibility of planning training around your own schedule. They’re also great for puppies too old for Preschool. Puppies will learn basic obedience in and around the house, with on and off-leash control. You will learn how to effectively communicate with your puppy and problem-solve basic behavior problems like jumping, housebreaking, barking, and nipping. Private puppy training sessions are always half-an-hour long (because puppies don’t have the world’s greatest attention spans!), and suitable for all puppies under the age of one year.

Prerequisites:  For puppies two to twelve months old

 

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