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The Track

Puppy Preschool

AKC STAR Puppy

Beginner Obedience

Prerequisite: none

Cost: $90

Minimum Age: 8 weeks - 4 months

Duration: 6 weeks (1 class/week)

Raising a puppy isn't easy but you are not alone. Join our experts as they take you through socialization, potty training, play-biting and how to prevent fears and phobias! Each class is action packed with information and activities - and as if that isn't enough, puppy play rounds out your evening creating a tired puppy while you learn to shape fair and appropriate play! Class is 90 minutes and includes handouts and one-on-one assistance, if you need it. We're here to help! Join us for a great learning experience.

Prerequisite: none

Cost: $90

Minimum Age: 5 months - 1 year

Duration: 6 weeks (1 class/week)

 

This class is for puppies 5 months to 1 year. It is designed to get new puppy owners and their puppies off to a great start by socializing your puppy with other puppies, by training you how to best communicate with your puppy, by teaching you about the amount of exercise and activity your puppy needs, and by teaching you how to be a responsible puppy owner.

Prerequisite: none

Cost: $90

Minimum Age: 6 months & up

Duration: 6 weeks (1 class/week)

This class is for dogs at least 6 months of age. The class will focus on establishing basic behaviors and good training habits for a lifetime of learning, utilizing the separation of the 3Ds (Distraction, Duration and Distance) for learning clarity with a strong emphasis on the “Timing of the Mark” and how treats are used within established science for maximum efficacy. This is an excellent class to continue your leadership skill development. Beginner is an ideal class for preparing to obtain your CGC. Exercises include: Attention Focus, refining Loose Leash Walking (and getting ready for the next step of leash walking), Sit at the front and at the side, Down at the front and side, Stay, Leave It (food and objects), Wait, Handling / Sit for Exam, Stand, plus games to create a solid foundation for Come. S.T.A.R graduates will find that this class builds upon their excellent skills, and they will find the class challenging and informative.

 

**If your dog has not completed the STAR curriculum, please consider taking AKC STAR Puppy (if age appropriate).**

Dogs of all types are welcome!  AKC registered dogs and dogs of mixed breeds are all welcome!