PUPPY SOCIALS              

Bring your pup and join us for a Puppy Social. A great opportunity to begin socializing your new puppy while you wait for a new class to begin or in addition to the classes you are already involved in. Puppy socials are pay-as-you go. For your convenience we offer the opportunity to register in advance or you can drop-in and pay at the social.

Puppy Basics Classes

Puppy Training

Puppy Basics: Puppy Training

Instructor: Suzi Hicks

Got Puppy? Then this class is where you want to be! Training a new family member is made fun for both human and pup. Plenty of socializing and learning which behaviors are acceptable and when it's time to take a break. Puppies and people learn how to build a strong bond of trust while the pup learns what gets him praise and affection, and how to live acceptably in a world where his calm obedience is the key to freedom. Lots of games are played, toys are used, and the pups are challenged in all sorts of fun ways!

This 7-week class is limited to 8 puppies.

Calling All Puppies

Puppy Basics: Calling All Puppies (Up to 5 mo.)

Instructor:  Monday Deb Lipartito, Saturday  Diane Herstine CPDT-KA

The earlier a Puppy begins familiarizing with the sights, sounds, and activities of the human world, the easier it is to work with throughout its lifetime. More puppies lose their homes to shelters and rescues before reaching their first birthdays, mostly because their training and socialization was either not started early, or not extensive enough. Our puppy class is fun, relaxed, and progressive. We set you and your puppy up for success together right from the start! Incorporating new sights, sounds, movements, people, and situations into your puppy’s log of experience puts you and your pup on the road for a long and happy life together. This class is terrific even if you’ve attended a puppy class somewhere else. This instructor has a wealth of knowledge and experience with dogs and training in many areas, and applications!

This 7-week class is limited to 8 puppies.

Adolescent Puppies

Puppy Basics: Adolescent Puppies (5mo. to 1yr.)

Instructor: Deb Lipartito

Puppies 6 months to a year old can become a handful during this time! The pup you worked so well to socialize with the world and happily follow your lead suddenly seems to have forgotten EVERYTHING! And if you haven’t had the chance to get started earlier, NOW IS the time to start! This class gets you thru the phases of normal puppy development where the youngster starts testing his environment, looking for independence, asserting him/ herself, or perhaps becoming fearful and suspicious of people, places, objects, or situations that once seemed comfortable. Often we blame ourselves, becoming embarrassed, feeling like WE as handlers have done something completely wrong. THIS IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE! You and your ‘adolescent’ pup will learn the skills to handle these phases and come out the other side with a young dog ready to be your well-adjusted, reliable companion and teammate for many years!

This 7-week class is limited to 8 puppies.

Puppy & Dog Manners

Puppy & Dog Manners

Focusing on important foundation behaviors, the Puppy & Dog Manners classes helps owners and their dogs achieve success through structured activities and positive dog training methods. Trainers also help owners understand how to use the basic commands at home to turn that unruly bundle of joy into a well-behaved family pet.

Great for dogs of all ages whether they are long-term pets, newly rescued, or somewhere in between. During these enjoyable classes with your canine friend, utilizing positive training, we will show you how to inspire your dog to want to listen and be polite both in your home and out.

Lessons include foundation behaviors such as getting attention, sit, down, stay, come, loose leash walking, leave it, and more. Even dogs who already have a good grasp of these commands can benefit from the socialization and added distractions of class.

But these classes aren’t only about "commands". You’ll find out how dogs think as well as how we influence our dogs’ behaviors without realizing it (sending mixed messages). You’ll have fun learning the importance of tone of voice and enthusiasm in providing clear communication and gain a new appreciation for your dog.

Whether you're just looking for a well-behaved pet, need to teach an old dog new tricks, or want to move on to Canine Good Citizen or therapy work, basic dog obedience is the start.

Confident K9

Confident K9



The Agile Pup

The Agile Pup

Instructor: Deb Lipartito

Agile Pups provides continued socialization and confidence building for pups up to 2 years old. It is designed to build confidence by introducing them to odd (to them!) pieces of agility equipment so they learn how to handle different situations with calm and skill.  Agile Pups also builds fitness, focus, communication, burns energy, and provides you and your pup with a fun time to bond together.  This will help set a good foundation for future team events.

Agility for Puppies

Introduction to Agility for Puppies

Instructor: Debb Kirschner

Focuses on the basics of agility appropriate for growing joints and bones. We introduce the concepts, build confidence, and coordination with balance and body awareness. The hour is broken into time spent discovering and learning new obstacles, and using the puppy desire to run and chase with time spent practicing short, easy obstacle combinations, conditioning the drive and desire to follow the handler around! While BEST for pups younger than 8 months, Pups 8 months and over are still welcome.


Puppy Pre-K

Puppy Pre-K



For puppies 10 weeks to 5 months

In this class we will explore how to teach young dogs the ins and outs of being an “active member of society”. Each week we will teach a few easy commands such as sit, look, lay down, come when called, than we will allow some on leash, supervised socialization. We will also be going over some fun games to help you better understand what your dog is trying to tell you, as well as going over some basic principles on how to raise a good companion and willing partner in whatever you and your k9 companion decide to do.

Listed Below are currently running & upcoming classes
Click on individual class name for details - Begin & end date, possible skip dates,
& instructor

Event Event Date Individual Price Capacity Register
Dog & Puppy Manners: Mo 11/6/17 11-06-2017 8:30 pm $160.00 6
Calling All Puppies (Up to 5 mo.): Mo 11/6/17 11-06-2017 7:15 pm $160.00 8
Adolescent Pups (5mo. to 1yr.): Mo 11/6/17 11-06-2017 6:00 pm $160.00 6
Puppy Training: Fr 11/3/17 11-03-2017 6:00 pm $160.00 6
Dog & Puppy Manners: Daytime We 10/18/17 10-18-2017 10:15 am $160.00 7
Calling All Puppies (Up to 5 mo.): Sa 9/30/17 09-30-2017 10:00 am $160.00 8
Dog & Puppy Manners: Sa 9/30/17 09-30-2017 8:45 am $160.00 6
Dog & Puppy Manners: Mo 9/11/17 09-11-2017 8:30 pm $160.00 6
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
Calling All Puppies (Up to 5 mo.): Mo 9/11/17 09-11-2017 7:15 pm $160.00 8
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
Adolescent Pups (5mo. to 1yr.): Mo 9/11/17 09-11-2017 6:00 pm $160.00 6
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
Puppy Training: Fr 9/8/17 09-08-2017 6:00 pm $160.00 6
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
Dog & Puppy Manners: Daytime We 8/23/17 08-23-2017 10:15 am $160.00 7
We are no longer accepting registration for this event