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Puppy Pre-School
Puppy Pre-school is a socialization class. In this class, your puppy will learn by interacting with other puppies in a safe, controlled enviroment, overseen by professional dog trainers. This class lasts six weeks and is one night per week. During this class, your puppy will learn to respond to you when surrounded by the distraction of multiple puppies. The goal of this class is to get your puppy started off on a positive note in training, as well as building his/her confidence in socialization not only with other puppies, but with other humans as well. Puppy socialization is extremely important to the mental/emotional growth of the young puppy. This class can be started as soon as you bring a young puppy home and should hopefully be finished before the puppy reaches 16 weeks of age. Puppies should have had their first set of shots and records will need to be provided. I know some are worried about finishing vaccinations before beginning exposure to other puppies and for you I have created this page with socialization information from multiple vets, as extracted from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. See you in class! This will be fun for both you and your new family member!
Puppy Pre-school (6 week class, 1 day per week) .................................. $109.00
S.T.A.R. Puppy
S.T.A.R. Puppy is an AKC (American Kennel Club) designation that is available to purebred and mixed breed puppies. This class teaches the skills needed (by both puppy and human counterpart) to pass the S.T.A.R. Puppy test and receive the designation. This does not mean that if you take the class, you will automatically pass the test. The ability of you and your puppy to pass this test depends greatly on your dedication, consistency and patience. You will need to practice what you learn in between classes and bring up any questions or concerns you have at the next class. Once you are taking the test (on the last day) the instructor can not assist you in any way, nor can any questions be answered (unless they have to do with not understanding the instructions). Be sure you ask all questions before you are in the midst of the test. S.T.A.R. stands for Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsibility. S.T.A.R. Puppy indepth description
S.T.A.R. Puppy (6 week class, 1 day per week) .................................... $109.00
Beginning Obedience
In this beginning obedience class, you and your puppy or dog will learn to work together rather than one enforcing a will upon the other. This is a positive training program based on communication and reward. Your puppy will learn 'sit', 'down', 'stand', 'come', leave-it and walking on a loose leash. In addition to commands, your puppy/dog will continue to work on socialization skills begun in the puppy pre-school and/or the S.T.A.R. Puppy class.
Beginning Obedience (6 week class, 1 day per week) ............................ $109.00
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