Behavior Specialty Classes 2018-11-08T22:39:11+00:00

Behavior Specialty Classes

Urban Pooch Charm School

Do you have a rambunctious pooch? Does your dog easily become over-excited? Is your dog difficult to control in stimulating environments? Is your dog shy or fearful around other dogs? If you answered yes, then you need to enroll in the Urban Pooch Charm School for Dogs.

This six-week class will give you and your dog the skills to participate in polite society. Never again will you decline an invitation to a dog party, hide your dog from guests or apologize for your dog’s exuberance. You will have a dog who is the toast of the neighborhood!

Classes meet for an hour once a week. Classes are six weeks long.


Tuesdays at 8:30pm
Starts: Tuesday, January 8th
Instructor: Karen Okura
Meets: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 & 2/12
Time: 8:30pm – 9:30pm

Saturdays at 12:00pm
Starts: Saturday, December 1st
Instructor: Karen Okura
Meets: 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 1/5, 1/12 & 1/19 (NO CLASS 12/22 & 12/29)
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm


Urban Pooch Charm school costs $185.00 for the 6-week course. To register, please call or email us at (773) 961-8880 or email info@urbanpoochtraining.com.

Reactive Dog (6 Week course)

The Reactive Dog class serves two primary purposes:

  • Providing owners with critical handling skills so they are well-equipped to deal with challenges that may arise in their communities.
  • Providing dogs with the life skills they need to exist comfortably and thoughtfully in environments that previously provoked anxiety, heightened arousal levels, and reactivity.

Some dogs are uncomfortable in the presence of strange people, other dogs, or both. Their anxiety can be expressed in a variety of ways. Some may bark and lunge on the leash, hackles raised and pupils dilated. Others might shut down, trying to hide behind their owners with their tails tucked between their legs and their ears flat against their skulls. Both types of dog can benefit from this class. Here, they will learn the skills needed to face their triggers in a new way by looking to their handlers for guidance.

Cost: $230

Vaccination Requirements

Proof of vaccinations and a clear fecal exam every 6-months are required to take part in all classes. Proof of vaccinations must be received prior to the first day of class.

We require:

  • Bordetella
  • Rabies
  • Distemper
  • Clear fecal exam every 6 months

Please understand there must be 3 students confirmed for class to run.  

Wednesdays at 10am 
Starts: Wednesday, November 14th
Meets: 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 & 1/2 (NO CLASS 11/21 & 12/26)
Instructor: Shannon Sullivan
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Mondays at 7:20pm
Starts: Monday, November 26th
Instructor: Shannon Sullivan
Meets: 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7 & 1/14 (NO CLASS 12/24 & 12/31)
Time: 7:20pm – 8:20pm

Sundays at 2:30pm 
Starts: Sunday, December 9th
Meets: 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20 & 1/27 (NO CLASS 12/23 & 12/30)
Instructor: Shannon Sullivan
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Fridays at 7:15pm 
Starts: Friday, January 4th
Meets: 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1 & 2/8
Instructor: Shannon Sullivan
Time: 7:15pm – 8:15pm

Policy on Missing Classes During Group Training Classes:

While we understand that things do happen, the price for group classes takes into account the trainer working with everyone during the group class. If you need to miss a class, you can schedule a 20 minute make-up class at Urban Pooch for a cost of $30/make-up session. This entire fee goes directly to the trainer for their time. Thanks for understanding!