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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 vaccinations is required at the first class. Please bring proof of two DHLPP or DHPP vaccinations given 2-3 weeks apart -- both vaccines must have been administered after 8 weeks of age and the second vaccination given at least 7 days prior to the start-date of class. Please note: Our Oakland West location also requires proof of Bordetella vaccination.

Have your puppy wear a flat, buckle/snap collar – no harnesses or training collars that tighten. Please have your pup 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.

We require at least one adult per enrolled puppy. We encourage the whole family attend the class together but if children are three years or younger, a second adult must be present.

REQUIREMENTS

Requirements: 

Age: On the start date of class, pups must be between 12-18 weeks old (i.e., 84-126 days).

If your dog is older than 18 weeks old and has not completed Puppy Training I, Basic Household Manners is the age-appropriate class.

Vaccine: Proof of two DHLPP or DHPP vaccinations given 2-3 weeks apart -- both vaccines administered after 8 weeks of age and the second vaccination given at least 7 days prior to the start-date of 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 Fremont Rebecca Wednesday 6:00pm Oct 17 Class info
Puppy Training I Corte Madera Rayel Thursday 6:30pm Oct 18 Class info Join the waiting list
Puppy Training I San Jose Lynette Thursday 6:00pm Oct 18 Class info Join the waiting list
Puppy Training I Danville Keri Thursday 6:00pm Oct 18 Class info Join the waiting list
Puppy Training I Berkeley Leanne Thursday 7:00pm Oct 18 Class info Join the waiting list
Puppy Training I Sacramento (Fair Oaks Blvd.) Heidi Friday 6:00pm Oct 19 Class info
Puppy Training I Palo Alto Francesca Saturday 10:00am Oct 20 Class info Join the waiting list
Puppy Training I Martinez Lea Saturday 9:30am Oct 20 Class info Join the waiting list
Puppy Training I Sunnyvale S Mary Janelle Tuesday 6:00pm Oct 23 Class info
Puppy Training I Los Gatos Janelle Saturday 9:00am Oct 27 Class info Join the waiting list
Puppy Training I SF Stonestown Carlie Tuesday 6:00pm Oct 30 Class info
Puppy Training I Campbell Karen Tuesday 6:00pm Oct 30 Class info
Puppy Training I Oakland Montclair Antonia Saturday 9:30am Nov 3 Class info
Puppy Training I San Ramon Keri Saturday 10:15am Nov 3 Class info
Puppy Training I Roseville Dana Tuesday 6:00pm Nov 6 Class info
Puppy Training I Palo Alto Francesca Tuesday 7:00pm Nov 6 Class info
Puppy Training I Walnut Creek Keri Tuesday 5:45pm Nov 6 Class info
Puppy Training I San Jose West Karen Wednesday 6:30pm Nov 7 Class info
Puppy Training I Sacramento (Curtis Park) Heidi Wednesday 7:00pm Nov 7 Class info
Puppy Training I Danville Keri Friday Noon Nov 9 Class info
Puppy Training I San Jose Eleanor Saturday 10:15am Nov 10 Class info
Puppy Training I Berkeley Leanne Saturday 10:00am Nov 10 Class info
Puppy Training I Los Gatos Janelle Monday 6:00pm Nov 12 Class info
Puppy Training I San Carlos Naomi Monday 6:00pm Nov 12 Class info
Puppy Training I Sunnyvale S Mary Sue Wednesday 7:00pm Nov 14 Class info
Puppy Training I Oakland Montclair Leanne Wednesday 7:30pm Nov 14 Class info
Puppy Training I San Rafael Rayel Monday 6:00pm Nov 19 Class info
Puppy Training I Sunnyvale S Mary Sue Monday 7:00pm Nov 19 Class info
Puppy Training I Palo Alto Francesca Tuesday 6:00pm Nov 27 Class info
Puppy Training I Sunnyvale S Mary Janelle Tuesday 6:00pm Nov 27 Class info
Puppy Training I San Ramon Keri Wednesday 6:30pm Nov 28 Class info
Puppy Training I Fremont Rebecca Wednesday 6:00pm Nov 28 Class info
Puppy Training I San Jose Lynette Thursday 6:00pm Nov 29 Class info
Puppy Training I Berkeley Leanne Thursday 7:00pm Nov 29 Class info
Puppy Training I Corte Madera Rayel Thursday 6:30pm Nov 29 Class info
Puppy Training I Sacramento (Fair Oaks Blvd.) Heidi Friday 6:00pm Nov 30 Class info
Puppy Training I SF Stonestown Carlie Saturday 10:00am Dec 1 Class info
Puppy Training I Palo Alto Francesca Saturday 10:00am Dec 1 Class info
Puppy Training I Campbell Karen Tuesday 6:00pm Dec 4 Class info
Puppy Training I Danville Keri Thursday 6:00pm Dec 6 Class info
Puppy Training I Los Gatos Janelle Saturday 9:00am Dec 8 Class info
Puppy Training I Martinez Lea Saturday 9:30am Dec 8 Class info
Puppy Training I SF Stonestown Carlie Tuesday 6:00pm Dec 11 Class info
Puppy Training I Walnut Creek Keri Tuesday 5:45pm Dec 11 Class info
Puppy Training I San Ramon Keri Saturday 10:15am Dec 15 Class info
Puppy Training I Sacramento (Curtis Park) Heidi Wednesday 7:00pm Dec 19 Class info