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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: 

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.

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.

 

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 Danville Keri Friday Noon Dec 15 Class info Join the waiting list
Puppy Training I Martinez Lea Saturday 9:30am Dec 16 Class info Join the waiting list
Puppy Training I Campbell Kristi Tuesday 6:00pm Dec 19 Class info Join the waiting list
Puppy Training I San Jose Lynette Tuesday 6:00pm Dec 19 Class info
Puppy Training I Oakland West Leanne Tuesday 7:00pm Dec 19 Class info
Puppy Training I San Ramon Keri Wednesday 6:30pm Dec 20 Class info
Puppy Training I Palo Alto Karen Tuesday 6:00pm Jan 2 Class info Join the waiting list
Puppy Training I Roseville Dana Tuesday 6:00pm Jan 2 Class info
Puppy Training I Danville Keri Thursday 6:00pm Jan 4 Class info
Puppy Training I Oakland Montclair Antonia Saturday 9:30am Jan 6 Class info
Puppy Training I Berkeley Leanne Saturday 10:00am Jan 6 Class info Join the waiting list
Puppy Training I Los Gatos Janelle Monday 6:00pm Jan 8 Class info
Puppy Training I Sacramento Heidi Monday 7:00pm Jan 8 Class info
Puppy Training I Sunnyvale S Mary Janelle Tuesday 6:00pm Jan 9 Class info
Puppy Training I SF Stonestown Carlie Tuesday 6:00pm Jan 9 Class info
Puppy Training I Fremont Kristi Wednesday 6:00pm Jan 10 Class info
Puppy Training I San Jose Lynette Thursday 6:00pm Jan 11 Class info
Puppy Training I Sunnyvale S Mary Sarah Monday 7:00pm Jan 15 Class info
Puppy Training I Walnut Creek Keri Tuesday 5:45pm Jan 16 Class info
Puppy Training I Berkeley Leanne Thursday 7:00pm Jan 18 Class info
Puppy Training I Corte Madera Rayel Thursday 6:30pm Jan 18 Class info
Puppy Training I Campbell Sarah Saturday 9:15am Jan 20 Class info
Puppy Training I San Jose Eleanor Saturday 10:15am Jan 20 Class info
Puppy Training I Oakland Montclair Leanne Wednesday 7:30pm Jan 24 Class info
Puppy Training I Sacramento Heidi Thursday 7:00pm Jan 25 Class info
Puppy Training I Los Gatos Janelle Saturday 9:00am Jan 27 Class info
Puppy Training I San Ramon Keri Saturday 10:15am Jan 27 Class info
Puppy Training I San Carlos Naomi Monday 6:00pm Jan 29 Class info
Puppy Training I San Rafael Rayel Monday 6:00pm Jan 29 Class info
Puppy Training I Campbell Kristi Tuesday 6:00pm Jan 30 Class info
Puppy Training I Oakland West Leanne Tuesday 7:00pm Jan 30 Class info
Puppy Training I Danville Keri Friday Noon Feb 2 Class info
Puppy Training I SF Stonestown Carlie Saturday 10:00am Feb 3 Class info
Puppy Training I Roseville Dana Tuesday 6:00pm Feb 6 Class info
Puppy Training I San Ramon Keri Wednesday 6:30pm Feb 7 Class info
Puppy Training I Danville Keri Thursday 6:00pm Feb 8 Class info
Puppy Training I Martinez Lea Saturday 9:30am Feb 10 Class info
Puppy Training I Oakland Montclair Antonia Saturday 9:30am Feb 10 Class info
Puppy Training I Berkeley Leanne Saturday 10:00am Feb 10 Class info
Puppy Training I Sacramento Heidi Monday 7:00pm Feb 12 Class info
Puppy Training I Los Gatos Janelle Monday 6:00pm Feb 12 Class info
Puppy Training I Palo Alto Karen Tuesday 7:00pm Feb 13 Class info
Puppy Training I Sunnyvale S Mary Janelle Tuesday 6:00pm Feb 13 Class info
Puppy Training I San Jose West Sarah Tuesday 7:30pm Feb 13 Class info
Puppy Training I San Jose Lynette Thursday 6:00pm Feb 15 Class info
Puppy Training I Sunnyvale S Mary Sarah Monday 7:00pm Feb 19 Class info
Puppy Training I SF Stonestown Carlie Tuesday 6:00pm Feb 20 Class info
Puppy Training I Walnut Creek Keri Tuesday 5:45pm Feb 20 Class info
Puppy Training I Sunnyvale S Mary Pam Wednesday 7:00pm Feb 21 Class info
Puppy Training I Fremont Kristi Wednesday 6:00pm Feb 21 Class info