Puppy Classes 2017-10-18T13:37:27+00:00

Puppy Training Classes

Puppy Social Playtime

Puppy Social Playtime is every Saturday at 9:45am with our puppy expert and dog trainer, Karen Okura, CPDT-KA! To attend please bring current vaccinations that are age appropriate and proof of a clear fecal exam. Please call the front desk at (773) 961 – 8880 or email us at info@urbanpoochtraining.com to sign up! Thank you!

Puppy Social Playtime at Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center in Chicago, IL.


Saturdays: 9:45am – 10:30am

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Class

This training class will teach you how best to communicate with your puppy. In this class – aimed at earning the AKC S.T.A.R. (Socialization Training Activity Responsibly) certification – you will receive information on all of your puppy-raising questions, including housetraining, chewing, and the most effective way to teach practical skills. This class is designed for puppies who are 8 weeks – 16 weeks old.

During this 6-week course, your pooch will learn:

  • How to be handled by owners.
  • Foundation skills for walking properly on a lead.
  • “Sits”, “Downs”, and “Stays”.
  • To come when called.
  • Much more!
Puppies and their owners hold up their graduation certificates from puppy training class.


Tuesdays at 7:15pm
Starts: Tuesday, October 24th
Instructor: Karen Okura
Meets: 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28
Time: 7:15pm – 8:15pm

Sundays at 12:00pm
Starts: Sunday, October 29th
Instructor: Mary Pat Jones
Meets: 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3 & 12/10 (NO CLASS 11/26)
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Thursdays at 6:45pm
Starts: Thursday, November 2nd
Instructor: Karen Okura
Meets: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7 & 12/14 (NO CLASS 11/23)
Time: 6:45pm – 7:45pm

Saturdays at 12:15pm
Starts: Saturday, November 18th
Instructor: David Cabezas
Meets: 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/30 & 1/6 (No Class 11/25 & 12/23)
Time: 12:15pm – 1:15pm

Mondays at 6:15pm
Starts: Monday, December 4th
Instructor: Mary Pat Jones
Meets: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15 & 1/22 (No Class 12/25 & 1/1)
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm

Tuesdays at 7:15pm
Starts: Tuesday, December 5th
Instructor: Karen Okura
Meets: 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2, 1/9 & 1/16 (No Class 12/26)
Time: 7:15pm – 8:15pm

Beginner Puppy Agility Class

Our Champion Puppy Agility Class is designed to build the proper foundation for your puppy to interact with agility equipment. Because puppies’ growth plates are not fully developed, we have created this program to help them safely experience the A-frame, floor level jumps, tunnels, floor level donuts and targeting.

We want to build your puppy’s experience with agility in a positive and fun learning environment, so when you puppy is ready for Beginner Agility they will move to the head of the class! To be eligible, puppies should be between 4 & 9 months.

Puppy Agility 2


Saturdays at 10:00am
Starts: Saturday, October 7th
Instructor: Jim Bahr
Meets: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 11/4, 11/11 & 11/18 (NO CLASS 10/28)
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Saturdays at 10:00am
Starts: Saturday, December 2nd
Instructor: Jim Bahr
Meets: 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13 & 1/20 (No Class 12/23 and 12/30)
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am