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Puppy Training I

For puppies 12-18 weeks old. $200 for 5 weekly 50 minute sessions.

Puppy I is so much fun and hugely educational! Classes focus on puppy biting, socialization with other dogs and people (especially children men and strangers), calming and handling, attention, basic obedience skills (come, sit, down, stand, stay, heel and walk on leash) and household manners (crate training, toilet training and chew toy training).

Our expert instructors will teach you how to use food in training without it becoming a bribe so that your puppy responds reliably whether you have food or not.

Learn how to improve your puppy's focus, speed of recall and length of stays off-leash, at a distance and when distracted. Learn how to introduce your puppy to people, places, dogs and new situations so that they thoroughly enjoy the company of all kinds of folks, especially children, men and strangers.

Learn how to teach your puppy to play Fetch and Tug and to use these games as rewards in training.

Puppy 1 Curriculum

Sit, Stand, Down & Rollover
Stay, Come, Follow & Heel
Leave it & Take it
Settle Down
Handling & Gentling
Veterinary & Groomer Handling Routines
Pass the Puppy & Puppy Parties

THE COMPLETE PUPPY COURSE

If your puppy is under 12 weeks old, it is highly recommend that you take Puppy Kindergarten before Puppy 1, or in tandem. It is not required but it will provide you with best puppy training experience possible, especially if you follow Puppy 1 with Puppy 2. Save money by registering for these classes together. Learn More

WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS

Proof of vaccination is required at the first class. Please bring proof of both your first and second vaccines. We prefer proof to be on paper. This is a legal requirement and your dog will not be allowed to participate until proof has been furnished.

Have your dog wear a flat, buckle/snap collar – no harnesses or training collars that tighten. Please have your pooch on a 6’ leash. “Flexi” leashes are not appropriate for class.

Don’t feed your puppy right before class. Instead, bring their kibble to class in a ziploc bag for use as lures and rewards while training. Also bring a few extra-tasty treats to reward your pup for their best performances. Make sure your treats are in small, bite-sized pieces that won’t fill your pup up or take long for them to eat.

REQUIREMENTS

Requirements: 

Vaccine: First two rounds of DHLPP or DHPP. The second round must have been administered after 8 weeks of age, but at least 7 days prior to the first session of class. Please note: Our Oakland West location has an additional vaccine requirement for Bordetella. We strongly recommend this additional vaccine if your class is held in any canine facility, but is only required in Oakland West.

Age: 12-18 weeks of age at the start date of class. If your puppy is older than 18 weeks, Dog Training I is the appropriate class.

Length: 
This class is $200 for five consecutive weekly sessions, unless a break is mentioned. Each session is approximately 50 minutes and will meet on the same day and time each week.

Available classes

Class info Location Trainer Day Time Start Info Sign Up
Puppy Training I Los Gatos Janelle Monday 6:00pm Jul 24 Class info
Puppy Training I Berkeley Leanne Thursday 7:00pm Jul 27 Class info
Puppy Training I Corte Madera Rayel Thursday 6:30pm Jul 27 Class info
Puppy Training I San Jose Lynette Thursday 6:00pm Jul 27 Class info
Puppy Training I Danville Keri Thursday 6:00pm Jul 27 Class info
Puppy Training I Oakland Montclair Antonia Saturday 9:30am Aug 5 Class info
Puppy Training I Walnut Creek Keri Tuesday 5:45pm Aug 8 Class info
Puppy Training I SF Stonestown Carlie Tuesday 6:00pm Aug 8 Class info
Puppy Training I Palo Alto Karen Tuesday 7:00pm Aug 8 Class info
Puppy Training I Fremont Kristi Wednesday 6:00pm Aug 9 Class info
Puppy Training I Oakland Montclair Leanne Wednesday 7:30pm Aug 9 Class info
Puppy Training I San Ramon Keri Saturday 10:15am Aug 12 Class info
Puppy Training I Campbell Sarah Saturday 9:15am Aug 12 Class info
Puppy Training I San Carlos Naomi Monday 6:00pm Aug 14 Class info
Puppy Training I Sunnyvale S Mary Sarah Monday 7:00pm Aug 14 Class info
Puppy Training I Danville Keri Friday Noon Aug 18 Class info
Puppy Training I Berkeley Leanne Saturday 10:00am Aug 19 Class info
Puppy Training I San Jose Eleanor Saturday 10:15am Aug 19 Class info
Puppy Training I Sunnyvale S Mary Janelle Tuesday 6:00pm Aug 22 Class info
Puppy Training I Campbell Kristi Tuesday 6:00pm Aug 22 Class info
Puppy Training I San Jose West Sarah Tuesday 7:30pm Aug 22 Class info
Puppy Training I San Ramon Keri Wednesday 6:30pm Aug 23 Class info
Puppy Training I SF Stonestown Carlie Saturday 10:00am Aug 26 Class info
Puppy Training I Los Gatos Janelle Monday 6:00pm Aug 28 Class info
Puppy Training I Roseville Dana Tuesday 6:00pm Aug 29 Class info
Puppy Training I Berkeley Leanne Thursday 7:00pm Aug 31 Class info
Puppy Training I Sunnyvale S Mary Pam Wednesday 7:00pm Sep 6 Class info
Puppy Training I San Jose Lynette Thursday 6:00pm Sep 7 Class info
Puppy Training I Danville Keri Thursday 6:00pm Sep 7 Class info
Puppy Training I Los Gatos Janelle Saturday 9:00am Sep 9 Class info
Puppy Training I Sacramento Heidi Monday 7:00pm Sep 11 Class info
Puppy Training I SF Stonestown Carlie Tuesday 6:00pm Sep 12 Class info
Puppy Training I Fremont Kristi Wednesday 6:00pm Sep 13 Class info
Puppy Training I Oakland Montclair Leanne Wednesday 7:30pm Sep 13 Class info
Puppy Training I Martinez Lea Saturday 9:30am Sep 16 Class info
Puppy Training I Walnut Creek Keri Tuesday 5:45pm Sep 19 Class info
Puppy Training I SF Marina Carlie Thursday 6:00pm Sep 21 Class info
Puppy Training I Campbell Sarah Saturday 9:15am Sep 23 Class info
Puppy Training I San Ramon Keri Saturday 10:15am Sep 23 Class info
Puppy Training I San Carlos Naomi Monday 6:00pm Sep 25 Class info
Puppy Training I Sunnyvale S Mary Sarah Monday 7:00pm Sep 25 Class info
Puppy Training I Palo Alto Karen Tuesday 7:00pm Sep 26 Class info
Puppy Training I Campbell Kristi Tuesday 6:00pm Sep 26 Class info
Puppy Training I Oakland West Leanne Wednesday 7:00pm Sep 26 Class info
Puppy Training I Danville Keri Friday Noon Sep 29 Class info
Puppy Training I Oakland Montclair Antonia Saturday 9:30am Sep 30 Class info
Puppy Training I Sunnyvale S Mary Janelle Tuesday 6:00pm Oct 3 Class info
Puppy Training I Roseville Dana Tuesday 6:00pm Oct 3 Class info
Puppy Training I Berkeley Leanne Saturday 10:00am Oct 7 Class info
Puppy Training I Oakland Montclair Leanne Wednesday 7:30pm Oct 18 Class info