Puppy Training Classes
No pre-assessment is needed to sign your puppy up for a group class. All puppies are welcome.
What to bring to class?
- Soft food treats your puppy enjoys
- A hungry puppy
Enroll now, as classes fill up fast.
Book online for the next available Puppy Preschool and American Kennel Club (AKC) Puppy S.T.A.R group class dependent upon your dog’s age.
PUPPY PRESCHOOL (puppies must be 10-19 weeks of age, have had second series of puppy shots and negative fecal check). Puppies learn to sit, come, down, pay attention to you, etc. Instruction will also be given as to how to raise and train your puppy the right way, the first time; house-training, how to recognize stress behaviors in dogs and more. They will also further their socialization with other dogs during on/off leash play sessions and building their confidence skills with obstacles such as tunnels, wobbly boards, varying floor surfaces, etc.
AKC PUPPY S.T.A.R. (pre-requisite MDT Puppy 1 Manners class and be current with vaccinations). Puppies will continue their socialization and training with other dogs through on/off leash play sessions and further their obedience such as walking on a loose leash, greeting people politely rather than jumping on them, sit stay and down stay, etc. At the end of this class, they should be ready to pass the American Kennel Club Puppy Star Evaluation which MDT trainers are qualified to provide. Upon completion, puppies can skip over the Basic Manners course and proceed to Intermediate Manners course.
Featured articles to kick start your puppy training:
“How to teach your puppy to come” by Michael Burkey
“What every puppy owner must know about early training and socialization” by Dr. Karen Becker DVM of Healthy Pets