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Thank you for your interest in PSPCA Dog Training Classes!

We care deeply about supporting families and their dogs.  That’s why we’ve carefully designed our class curriculum to be educational yet extremely enjoyable for you and your pup.

Our reasonably priced and convenient classes will help you and your dog become an awe-inspiring team. We’ll help you use positive based training methods to turn your once embarrassingly unruly canine into an all-star VIP!

Class descriptions are below.  Need to contact the trainer with a question or to request more information?  Please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.  Thank you!

 

The Class Line-Up:

 

PEE-WEE

This class is recommended for small breed puppies older than 5 months and adult dogs weighing less than 25lbs. We’ll cover basic cues, such as, eye contact, sit, down, etc., leash skills, socialization and problem prevention.

When: Once a week for 7 weeks
Requirements: Proof of current vaccinations (Rabies, DHPP)*
Fee: $110

NOVICE

This class is recommended for puppies 8 weeks to 16 weeks old. We’ll cover basic cues, such as, eye contact, sit, down, coming when called, etc., housetraining, problem prevention and supervised playtime.

When: Once a week for 6 weeks
Requirements: Proof of current vaccinations (DHPP)*
Fee: $110

PUPPY PLAY-OFFS
This is a wonderful opportunity for your pup to frolic with peers in a safe, supervised environment. They will help one another learn important social skills.

When: Once a week for an hour
Requirements: Proof of current vaccinations (Rabies & DHPP), no pre-registration required.
Fee: $15

SEMI-PRO

This class is recommended for puppies older than 5 months and adult dogs who haven’t yet attended obedience classes. We’ll cover basic cues, such as, eye contact, sit, down, coming when called, etc., basic manners; leash skills; problem prevention.

When: Once a week for 7 weeks
Requirements: Proof of current vaccinations (Rabies &DHPP)*
Fee: $110

PROFESSIONAL
This class is recommended dogs that have mastered the basics and want to hone their skills. Distance, distraction and duration will be added to all of the exercises introduced in the Semi-Pro class with a few more thrown in.

When: Once a week for 7 weeks

Requirements: Proof of current vaccinations (Rabies &DHPP)*, successful completion of Semi-Pro or equivalent skill set.
Fee: $110

WORLD CLASS

This class will prepare your dog for the AKC Canine Good Citizen certificate. The last class will be the CGC test. All dogs who pass the test will receive a special tag for their collar and a CGC patch, and have their name listed in the AKC’s record archives.

When: Once a week for 6 weeks
Requirements: Proof of current vaccinations (Rabies &DHPP)*, successful completion of Semi-Pro or equivalent skill set.
Fee$120

BLOOPERS

This class will uncover your dog’s hidden mascot.  You and your dog will have a blast learning new antics like shake, rollover, crawl, take a bow and more.

When: Once a week for 4 weeks
Requirements: Proof of current vaccinations (Rabies & DHPP)*, successful completion of Semi-Pro
Fee: $100

TIME OUT

If you think attending group classes isn’t right for your dog, our training staff is available for private one-on-one training sessions.  This choice is perfect for dogs needing help with specific training needs since each session will be personalized.

When: By appointment only
Requirements: Proof  of current vaccinations (Rabies & DHPP)*
Fee: $70

 

* - Bordetella and Canine Influenza vaccinations are recommended. They are available through the PSPCA’s low cost vaccine clinic.

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  •   Pee Wee
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      Bloopers
      Time Out - Private Sessions