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Training Basics and Foundation
Jan 26, 2022 - Mar 2, 2022

This is a six week, on-leash obedience group dog training class for dogs of all ages. This class teaches basic obedience commands such as good leash manners, sit, down, come, and place. We keep our classes small so you and your dog can get more individual attention during class.

 

This class will prepare you and your dog to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen Exam! Exams are offered periodically at a cost of $25. Check the schedule or contact us for the next exam date!

 

Prerequisite:

Your dog must be able to be around people and other dogs and remain under enough control to not disrupt other students.

 

If you have issues that would be disruptive in a class environment, such as reactivity, lack of control, or aggression, please contact us for private lessons prior to enrolling.

 

Schedule
Date
Jan 26, 2022 - Mar 2, 2022
Staff
Days
Wed
Time
7:00 - 8:00pm
$150.00
5 Sessions
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Puppy Kindergarten
Jan 27, 2022 - Feb 24, 2022

Dog Socialization: Pup Meets World

It’s said that puppies ultimately grow into their paws, but the same can be said about their brains. Brush up on your doggy development with Groupon’s study of dog socialization.

A puppy’s development can be limited by the length of its leash. Veterinarians urge owners to introduce canines to as many new experiences—people, places, fellow dogs, and even inanimate objects—as possible in controlled, nonthreatening environments in a process called dog socialization.

This is particularly critical in the window between 4 and 14 weeks of age, when a puppy’s brain is actively codifying proper and improper behaviors and working to distinguish safe stimuli from threatening situations. Like all other animals, dogs are most likely to misbehave or react aggressively when afraid. Whether their fear stems from the noise of a passing vehicle or the beard of a next-door neighbor, owners can help put them at ease by exposing their four-pawed friends to potentially uncomfortable situations and making them feel at ease. The more experiences, the better.

But simply taking the pup out of its comfort zone is not enough. Spending time off the leash at a dog park can be great for canine socialization, but owners must be sure to monitor their dog’s behavior. Veterinarians insist that dogs be allowed to enter into new environments voluntarily, and advise owners to reinforce model behavior with treats and praise. If they respond fearfully or aggressively from any stimuli, owners should withdraw them from the situation and not return until their pup has calmed down. If the source of the fear happens to be human, owners should ask the person to step back, as this teaches the dog that it is not responsible for protecting the pack from undercover mailmen.

If this sounds like a lot to manage, most cities abound with ready-made, controlled socialization environments: obedience classes. Along with strengthening the bond between pup and owner, group classes are great venues for socialization. There, puppies can take their behavioral cues both from their owners’ instructions and through modeling, as the human praise bestowed upon their well-behaved classmates encourages them to follow suit.

Schedule
Date
Jan 27, 2022 - Feb 24, 2022
Staff
Days
Thu
Time
6:00 - 7:00pm
$150.00
5 Sessions
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Training Basics and Foundation
Jan 27, 2022 - Feb 24, 2022

This is a six week, on-leash obedience group dog training class for dogs of all ages. This class teaches basic obedience commands such as good leash manners, sit, down, come, and place. We keep our classes small so you and your dog can get more individual attention during class.

 

This class will prepare you and your dog to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen Exam! Exams are offered periodically at a cost of $25. Check the schedule or contact us for the next exam date!

 

Prerequisite:

Your dog must be able to be around people and other dogs and remain under enough control to not disrupt other students.

 

If you have issues that would be disruptive in a class environment, such as reactivity, lack of control, or aggression, please contact us for private lessons prior to enrolling.

 

Schedule
Date
Jan 27, 2022 - Feb 24, 2022
Staff
Days
Thu
Time
7:00 - 7:50pm
$0.00
1 Session
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Alumni Refresher
Jan 31, 2022 - Jan 31, 2022

This is a once a week class available to graduates of our Day School and Board and Train programs. This class will occur at various dog friendly public settings.

 
At Lowes on Preston.
Schedule
Date
Jan 31, 2022
Staff
Days
Mon
Time
6:00 - 7:00pm
$150.00
6 Sessions
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Puppy Kindergarten
Feb 3, 2022 - Mar 10, 2022

Dog Socialization: Pup Meets World

It’s said that puppies ultimately grow into their paws, but the same can be said about their brains. Brush up on your doggy development with Groupon’s study of dog socialization.

A puppy’s development can be limited by the length of its leash. Veterinarians urge owners to introduce canines to as many new experiences—people, places, fellow dogs, and even inanimate objects—as possible in controlled, nonthreatening environments in a process called dog socialization.

This is particularly critical in the window between 4 and 14 weeks of age, when a puppy’s brain is actively codifying proper and improper behaviors and working to distinguish safe stimuli from threatening situations. Like all other animals, dogs are most likely to misbehave or react aggressively when afraid. Whether their fear stems from the noise of a passing vehicle or the beard of a next-door neighbor, owners can help put them at ease by exposing their four-pawed friends to potentially uncomfortable situations and making them feel at ease. The more experiences, the better.

But simply taking the pup out of its comfort zone is not enough. Spending time off the leash at a dog park can be great for canine socialization, but owners must be sure to monitor their dog’s behavior. Veterinarians insist that dogs be allowed to enter into new environments voluntarily, and advise owners to reinforce model behavior with treats and praise. If they respond fearfully or aggressively from any stimuli, owners should withdraw them from the situation and not return until their pup has calmed down. If the source of the fear happens to be human, owners should ask the person to step back, as this teaches the dog that it is not responsible for protecting the pack from undercover mailmen.

If this sounds like a lot to manage, most cities abound with ready-made, controlled socialization environments: obedience classes. Along with strengthening the bond between pup and owner, group classes are great venues for socialization. There, puppies can take their behavioral cues both from their owners’ instructions and through modeling, as the human praise bestowed upon their well-behaved classmates encourages them to follow suit.

Schedule
Date
Feb 3, 2022 - Mar 10, 2022
Staff
Days
Thu
Time
6:00 - 6:50pm
$150.00
6 Sessions
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Puppy Kindergarten
Feb 15, 2022 - Mar 22, 2022

Dog Socialization: Pup Meets World

It’s said that puppies ultimately grow into their paws, but the same can be said about their brains. Brush up on your doggy development with Groupon’s study of dog socialization.

A puppy’s development can be limited by the length of its leash. Veterinarians urge owners to introduce canines to as many new experiences—people, places, fellow dogs, and even inanimate objects—as possible in controlled, nonthreatening environments in a process called dog socialization.

This is particularly critical in the window between 4 and 14 weeks of age, when a puppy’s brain is actively codifying proper and improper behaviors and working to distinguish safe stimuli from threatening situations. Like all other animals, dogs are most likely to misbehave or react aggressively when afraid. Whether their fear stems from the noise of a passing vehicle or the beard of a next-door neighbor, owners can help put them at ease by exposing their four-pawed friends to potentially uncomfortable situations and making them feel at ease. The more experiences, the better.

But simply taking the pup out of its comfort zone is not enough. Spending time off the leash at a dog park can be great for canine socialization, but owners must be sure to monitor their dog’s behavior. Veterinarians insist that dogs be allowed to enter into new environments voluntarily, and advise owners to reinforce model behavior with treats and praise. If they respond fearfully or aggressively from any stimuli, owners should withdraw them from the situation and not return until their pup has calmed down. If the source of the fear happens to be human, owners should ask the person to step back, as this teaches the dog that it is not responsible for protecting the pack from undercover mailmen.

If this sounds like a lot to manage, most cities abound with ready-made, controlled socialization environments: obedience classes. Along with strengthening the bond between pup and owner, group classes are great venues for socialization. There, puppies can take their behavioral cues both from their owners’ instructions and through modeling, as the human praise bestowed upon their well-behaved classmates encourages them to follow suit.

Schedule
Date
Feb 15, 2022 - Mar 22, 2022
Staff
Days
Tue
Time
6:00 - 6:50pm
$150.00
6 Sessions
Enroll Now
Training Basics and Foundation
Feb 15, 2022 - Mar 22, 2022

This is a six week, on-leash obedience group dog training class for dogs of all ages. This class teaches basic obedience commands such as good leash manners, sit, down, come, and place. We keep our classes small so you and your dog can get more individual attention during class.

 

This class will prepare you and your dog to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen Exam! Exams are offered periodically at a cost of $25. Check the schedule or contact us for the next exam date!

 

Prerequisite:

Your dog must be able to be around people and other dogs and remain under enough control to not disrupt other students.

 

If you have issues that would be disruptive in a class environment, such as reactivity, lack of control, or aggression, please contact us for private lessons prior to enrolling.

 

Schedule
Date
Feb 15, 2022 - Mar 22, 2022
Staff
Days
Tue
Time
7:00 - 8:00pm