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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: 12-18 weeks old (i.e., 84-126 days) on the start-date of 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 San Rafael Rayel Monday 6:00pm Apr 23 Class info
Puppy Training I Sacramento Heidi Monday 7:00pm Apr 23 Class info
Puppy Training I Campbell Kristi Tuesday 6:00pm Apr 24 Class info Join the waiting list
Puppy Training I San Jose West Karen Tuesday 7:30pm Apr 24 Class info Join the waiting list
Puppy Training I San Ramon Keri Wednesday 6:30pm Apr 25 Class info
Puppy Training I Berkeley Leanne Saturday 10:00am Apr 28 Class info
Puppy Training I SF Stonestown Carlie Saturday 10:00am Apr 28 Class info
Puppy Training I Oakland Montclair Antonia Saturday 9:30am Apr 28 Class info
Puppy Training I Palo Alto Francesca Tuesday 7:00pm May 1 Class info
Puppy Training I San Jose Lynette Thursday 6:00pm May 3 Class info
Puppy Training I Danville Keri Thursday 6:00pm May 3 Class info
Puppy Training I Los Gatos Janelle Monday 6:00pm May 7 Class info
Puppy Training I Walnut Creek Keri Tuesday 5:45pm May 8 Class info
Puppy Training I Sunnyvale S Mary Pam Wednesday 7:00pm May 9 Class info
Puppy Training I Oakland Montclair Leanne Wednesday 7:30pm May 9 Class info
Puppy Training I Fremont Kristi Wednesday 6:00pm May 9 Class info
Puppy Training I Berkeley Leanne Thursday 7:00pm May 10 Class info
Puppy Training I Sacramento Heidi Thursday 7:00pm May 10 Class info
Puppy Training I Corte Madera Rayel Thursday 6:30pm May 10 Class info
Puppy Training I Palo Alto Francesca Saturday 10:00am May 12 Class info
Puppy Training I Sunnyvale S Mary Sarah Monday 7:00pm May 14 Class info
Puppy Training I SF Stonestown Carlie Tuesday 6:00pm May 15 Class info
Puppy Training I Oakland West Leanne Tuesday 7:00pm May 15 Class info
Puppy Training I Los Gatos Janelle Saturday 9:00am May 19 Class info
Puppy Training I San Ramon Keri Saturday 10:15am May 19 Class info
Puppy Training I Sunnyvale S Mary Janelle Tuesday 6:00pm May 22 Class info
Puppy Training I Roseville Dana Tuesday 6:00pm May 22 Class info
Puppy Training I Campbell Kristi Tuesday 6:00pm May 29 Class info
Puppy Training I San Ramon Keri Wednesday 6:30pm May 30 Class info
Puppy Training I San Jose West Karen Wednesday 6:30pm May 30 Class info
Puppy Training I Danville Keri Friday Noon Jun 1 Class info
Puppy Training I Campbell Sarah Saturday 9:30am Jun 2 Class info
Puppy Training I San Jose Eleanor Saturday 10:15am Jun 2 Class info
Puppy Training I San Rafael Rayel Monday 6:00pm Jun 4 Class info
Puppy Training I San Carlos Naomi Monday 6:00pm Jun 4 Class info
Puppy Training I Sacramento Heidi Monday 7:00pm Jun 4 Class info
Puppy Training I Palo Alto Francesca Tuesday 7:00pm Jun 5 Class info
Puppy Training I Oakland Montclair Antonia Saturday 9:30am Jun 9 Class info
Puppy Training I Berkeley Leanne Saturday 10:00am Jun 9 Class info
Puppy Training I Walnut Creek Keri Tuesday 5:45pm Jun 12 Class info
Puppy Training I Fremont Kristi Wednesday 6:00pm Jun 13 Class info
Puppy Training I Danville Keri Thursday 6:00pm Jun 14 Class info
Puppy Training I Sacramento Heidi Thursday 7:00pm Jun 14 Class info
Puppy Training I SF Stonestown Carlie Saturday 10:00am Jun 16 Class info
Puppy Training I Oakland West Leanne Tuesday 7:00pm Jun 19 Class info
Puppy Training I Oakland Montclair Leanne Wednesday 7:30pm Jun 20 Class info
Puppy Training I Corte Madera Rayel Thursday 6:30pm Jun 21 Class info
Puppy Training I San Jose Lynette Thursday 6:00pm Jun 21 Class info
Puppy Training I Berkeley Leanne Thursday 7:00pm Jun 21 Class info
Puppy Training I Palo Alto Francesca Saturday 10:00am Jun 23 Class info