Dogs Best Friend!

puppy classes

puppy 1 – puppy playschool

puppy playschool was created just for pups between the ages of 8-16 weeks (read why you should begin classes early). in this one-hour, off-leash training and socialization class, your pups will learn the cues: sit, down, come when called, and much more. most importantly, your puppy will learn to socialize appropriately with other friendly pups and humans, and will learn how to happily accept grooming, touch, and handling by strangers.

you and your pup will work toward earning an akc s.t.a.r. (socialization, training, activity, responsibility) certificate, showing the world that you are a responsible pup parent and your puppy is starting life as a well-mannered member of the community. the perfect foundation for moving into our akc canine good citizen class!

by passing the akc s.t.a.r. test at the end of the class, you’ll receive an application for enrollment in the akc-sponsored program, a medal to display, a listing in the s.t.a.r. records and a puppy package with a certificate, handbook, discounts and subscription to their training email newsletter. class is held in a sterile, clean and safe environment with other healthy* (vet-approved) rascals.

this class has a set curriculum, therefore we cannot accommodate drop-ins, or “pay as you go” puppies. registration for the entire six week class is required in order to save your pup’s spot in the class.

*it is extremely important to have your puppy checked out by a vet within 48 hours of arriving to your home, whether adopted from a rescue organization, shelter, or breeder. parasites like giardia are common, and your puppy may not show symptoms. therefore, be sure to take a fecal sample in at the time of this vet visit, so treatment can be started immediately (parasites are extremely contagious). the presence of parasites is the number one obstacle to starting puppy playschool that we see.

~watch a sneak peek of our puppy classes!

important note:

your puppy’s health is our number one concern, therefore all puppies must meet the following requirements to attend class.

all of the items are mandatory and must be received at least 24 hours prior to class — no exceptions.

  • our veterinary health form completed and signed by your vet (provided upon registration)
  • one set of vaccinations 7 days prior to the first class
  • proof of a clean fecal test
  • puppy must be in their new home for at least one week

most puppies learn to socialize easily, but sometimes the class environment is too stressful. if a puppy shows excessive signs of stress and is not able to function in the class, they will be removed from class and redirected to private socialization sessions with a well-adjusted and healthy adult dog.

please contact us with questions/concerns.

starts:

CLASS SOLD OUT. saturday morning class: july 15, 10:00 – 11:00 am (no class july 29)

saturday afternoon class: august 19, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (no class september 2)

saturday morning class: september 9, 10:00 – 11:00 am PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO A SCHEDULE CONFLICT, THE GRADUATION CLASS WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11, 6:00 – 7:00 PM. ALL OTHER CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT 10:00 ON SATURDAY

$195 for six week class

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puppy 2 – the pawlished pup

designed for our puppy 1 – puppy playschool graduates. this intermediate class was created to bridge the gap between the puppy playschool and the akc canine good citizen class. we will build upon each puppy’s basic manners skills, and help them acquire the expertise to move to the next level, their canine good citizen certificate

advanced obedience skills such as stay, leave it with high value items, come when called with distractions, loose leash walking, and much more, will be honed.

with play sessions at the end of each class, we’ll continue to build a strong socialization foundation, and take each puppy’s self control to the next level.

puppies and their humans join us starting with the first class.

~watch a sneak peek of our puppy classes!

important note:

your puppy’s health is our number one concern, therefore all puppies must meet the following requirements to attend class.

all of the items are mandatory and must be received at least 24 hours prior to class — no exceptions.

  • our veterinary health form completed and signed by your vet (provided upon registration)
  • updated vaccination records

please contact us with questions/concerns.

starts:

CLASS SOLD OUT. wednesday evening class: august 9, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

saturday afternoon class: august 19, 2:00 – 3:00 pm (no class september 2)

$195 for six week class

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puppy play ‘n’ learn

play ‘n’ learn” is a one-hour play and learn session designed just for the little ones to help them learn how to socialize with other healthy pups, and build their confidence in a safe and sterile environment. perfect for puppies 8-17 weeks of age.

~watch a sneak peek of our puppy classes!

important note:

your puppy’s health is our number one concern, therefore all puppies must meet the following requirements to attend class. all puppies must register in advance — puppies will not be accepted “at the door.”

all of the items are mandatory and must be received at least 24 hours prior to class — no exceptions.

  • our veterinary health form completed and signed by your vet (provided upon registration)
  • proof of current vaccinations
  • proof of a clean fecal test
  • puppy must be in their new home for at least one week

please contact us with questions/concerns.

play ‘n’ learn dates:

tba

weekday dates:  drop-in sessions available tuesday-friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, to current dbf students, and past attendees who have turned in their vet health forms

$30 per puppy (non-dbf students. monthly play ‘n’ learn only) – register now

$20 per puppy for dbf class/private program students/grads for one time session – register now

rascal romp

this special event is for all those teen puppies who want to hook up with some frisky puppy pals, and make some fun furry friends. we’ll do some serious socializing and learn some pawsome new skills, too!

important note:

this class is created just for dbf graduates and current clients between the ages of five and 9 months. we cannot accommodate dogs that we have not yet worked with, as it is important to know each and every personality, for the safety of all pups. proof of vaccinations/up-to-date titer tests required.

all payments must be received prior to the romp start. we cannot take payment/registration at the door.

starts:  tba

$25 per puppy for one time session

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toby’s teens – a manners class for youngsters

did your rascal miss puppy playschool?

if so, no worries, we can help your pup catch up to all her peers in this new class, designed for late comers to training. for puppies five months of age to young adulthood, we’ll cover all the basics: sit, down, come when called, leave it, walking nicely on leash, go to bed and so much more.

the last ten minutes of class offers off-leash play time, to allow dogs to practice their off-leash skills/interactions (if temperaments are compatible).

class is held in a clean and safe environment.

important note:

your puppy’s health is our number one concern, therefore all dogs must be fully vaccinated. proof of current vaccinations are due 24 hours before the class start date. titer tests are accepted.

starts:

tba

$225 for six week class

register now