Lots of puppies coming home and they need to be in class asap (see the Shots Article for information about vaccines and when to expose your pup to the world). The Puppy Preschool class is designed for puppies 10-16 weeks of age.
We have several new classes and the Kids and Dogs class has been getting RAVE reviews by kids and parents alike. See below for a brief description of each class then click to get the details.
For more details on ALL classes, please click for CLASS SCHEDULE
**Puppy Preschool for pups ages 10-16 weeks at the start of class for more details about puppies, class, advice, etc click the YOUR NEW PUPPY link, above. Here's some feedback on just ONE of the things we teach in Preschool Maizie's family has done a great job of teaching her to bring them things instead of eating them and we all know how toxic chocolate can be to dogs. Maizie weighs about 4 pounds so almost any amount would be VERY serious: "We have been working on "whatcha got?" EVERYTHING she brings us, we ask to see it, in exchange for a treat. Some stuff she gets back. My husband said he thinks she is just getting stuff for a treat. I told him that that was actually the goal, then told him your 'box of rat poison' story.
The other day, our boys had several friends over and were eating candy in their room, (even though they all know that's a NO-NO!) The next day we were all in the living room and she brought me a half-eaten chocolate bar she'd found on the floor. She was carrying it by the wrapper, prancing, SSOOO proud of herself. Of course, she got a handful of treats! Thank you for saving our baby girl!"
**Manners and Minding 1 for pups ages 4-8 months who need some work on attention span, reliability and BASIC manners around people and dogs
**Taming the LEASH LION - A brand new class to help those who are dealing with Growly or Downright Scary onleash dogs. This class will be invaluable to those who know what it's like to walk a dog that is aggressive to other dogs; results will be fast and tangible and even provides the opportunity to practice with other dogs between classes. Taught by Julie Bond M.S., the first class is an orientation, WITHOUT DOGS; see more on the class schedule.
**Kids and Dogs (no grown-ups allowed) for dogs and kids. See the description, it's an awesome class! (taught by Julie Bond) Here's what one mom had to say, "Erin and Scout really enjoyed the class. It really helped their relationship because I think Scout now looks to her for guidance vs seeing her as an equal. Sometimes now he listens better to Erin than to me! One thing that was hard for Erin was the idea of having to come up with a new trick each week. I think she felt that Scout had to know it really well but I realize that might not have been the case. She loved doing the limbo with Scout and still talks about it! If the scheduling works we would sign up again for another round of classes in the future." What a great concept; you drop the dog and kid off for an hour while they learn to work together, then they give you a performance on the last day of class. COOL!
Leash Manners - Not as intense as the dog that is aggressive onleash it can still be an ordeal to walk a dog that pulls and leaps and drags you. Leash Manners will give you the keys to walking peacefully and calmly.
Holiday Manners - Back by popular demand! Polish your pup's performance and get the best cooperation from her as we come into the season of visitors and crazy good food!