Puppy Classes

According to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) “The primary and most important time for puppy socialization is the first three months of life. For this reason, the AVSAB believes that it should be the standard of care for puppies to receive such socialization before they are fully vaccinated. Dogs are always learning, this is an opportunity to build a positive foundation for learning.”

Puppy Social Playtime

Puppy Social Playtime

Puppy Social Playtime is every Saturday at 9:30am and Wednesdays at 6:00pm with our puppy expert and dog trainer, Shannon Lynne Sullivan. To attend please bring current vaccinations that are age appropriate and proof of a clear fecal exam. To sign up please call the front desk at (773) 961 – 8880 or email us at info@urbanpoochtraining.com. Thank you!

Cost

$10 per play session



Schedule

Wednesdays: 6:00pm – 6:45pm

Saturdays: 9:30am – 10:15am



AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Class

AKC Puppy Grad.

 

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 12 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!

Cost

$175 for a 6-week class

Schedule

Mondays @ 6pm
Starts: Monday, April 17th
Instructor: Mary Pat Jones
Meets: 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15 & 5/22
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Tuesdays @ 6pm
Starts: Tuesday, May 9th
Instructor: Mary Pat Jones
Meets: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6 & 6/13
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturdays @ 12pm
Starts: Saturday, May 20st
Instructor: David Cabezas
Meets: 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 & 6/24
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00 pm

Sundays @ 12pm
Starts: Sunday, May 21st
Instructor: Mary Pat Jones
Meets: 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18 & 6/25
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00 pm

Mondays @ 10:45
Starts: Monday, June 5th
Instructor: Mary Pat Jones
Meets: 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3 & 7/10
Time: 10:45am – 11:45am

Mondays @ 6pm
Starts: Monday, June 5th
Instructor: Mary Pat Jones
Meets: 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3 & 7/10
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm



Champion Puppy Agility Class

Puppy Agility 2

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.

Cost

$175 for 6-week class

Schedule

Saturdays @ 10am
Starts: Saturday, April 29
Instructor: Jim Bahr
Meets: 4/29, 5/6, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3 & 6/10 *No Class 5/13
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Saturdays @ 10am
Starts: Saturday, June 17
Instructor: Jim Bahr
Meets: 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15 & 7/22
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Class Requirements

1.) Puppy must be examined by veterinarian and deemed healthy enough for class.

2.) A clear fecal exam from your vet is required. Deworming does not count as a fecal exam.

3.) If under 4 months, puppy must be current on age appropriate vaccinations & clear fecal exam.

4.) If 4 months or older, puppy must have completed all rounds of required vaccinations, clear fecal exam, and lived in current home for at least 10 days.