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, come, and loose leash walking. As needed, we also strengthen foundation skills useful for everyday life such as impulse control, appropriate mouth/chewing, 4-on-the-floor, polite sit, tolerance for handling, etc. Learn to motivate your dog by turning training into a game! Session is 6 weeks, 60 minutes/week, and is entirely on-leash. Class size is limited to 7 dogs, so register early! Spaces will be made available to slightly older dogs a few days prior to the start of a session, if any remain. Please email me if you are interested in being placed on the waiting list.
All group classes are for dogs that are both people and dog friendly. Your dog must be healthy and 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. Please contact me in advance if there is any question about your dog attending class. 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.
Click here to register. Cost is $160 for new dogs, $150 for Social Puppy and Private Client dogs, payable online at registration (I will process discount on the back end) or by cash or check at the start of the first class. If you have done both private lessons and a group class with me, cost is $140, with my thanks!
Please see the Preparing for Class document in the Resource Center before coming to your first class.
SHY PUPPY option: Occasionally puppies need a little extra support to become comfortable with their peers and older dogs. As needed, assuming I have a few puppies in need (under 8 months old, not fearful but not fear aggressive), I will run a separate class structured to allow these pups to gain confidence with other dogs in their way, at their pace. Also covered: how to introduce shy pups to objects and anything else that may concern them, and how to address their reaction when they do become overwhelmed.