Social Puppy class teaches foundation, socialization, and off-leash play skills for puppies ages 8-16 weeks to help them grow into well-adjusted adult dogs. Establish a compassionate base of communication for your puppy and your family, get answers to your questions, and build your puppy’s confidence through positive training games and humane socialization techniques. Learn how […]
Training is important but should also be fun for everyone involved! My classroom is a judgment-free zone where you can safely admit what you do or do not know, describe what you have already tried, ask questions, and practice new skills.
All group classes are 1 hour a week and are for dogs that are both people and dog friendly. Your dog must be up to date on all core vaccinations or titers required for his/her age. Pre-registration and proof of vaccination/titers is required for all classes. Equipment allowed: flat buckle or martingale collars, 4-6 foot leash, harnesses, and head collars only, please. Children that are 5 years and older are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.
Indoor classes will be at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 75 Cold Spring Road, Westford. Please contact me, not the church, with any questions. Thank you!
Classes will be held on Tuesday mornings and evenings starting 9/12/17. Specific sessions will be posted shortly. There will be no classes on 10/17 or 10/31.
- Please see the Tips for Training document in the Resource Center before coming to your first class
- Registration will be through this website and will be available shortly
- Payment can be made online via this website or by cash or check at the beginning of the first class
- Payment is non-refundable once class has begun, but up to two make-ups are allowed within the next session
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Age-appropriate basic obedience for dogs under 15 months old, with a focus on how to survive your dog’s adolescence! Start/continue your pup on the path to better manners, stronger attention, and a deeper relationship with you. Using the clicker as a marker signal, we work on basic cues such as sit, down, hand targeting, stay, […]
Learn how to positively, effectively communicate with your dog to build better manners, stronger attention, and a deeper relationship with you. Using clicker as a marker signal, we solidify basic cues such as sit, down, hand targeting, stay, come, and loose leash walking, plus strengthens foundation behaviors such as attention, focus, and patience. Learn to […]
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