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Puppy Classes 2018-12-04T17:51:13+00:00

Puppy Training Classes

Puppy Playtime (***NO CLASS SATURDAY, 12/22/18***)

Puppy Playtime is every Saturday at 9am with our puppy expert and dog trainer, Karen Okura, CPDT-KA! IMPORTANT – Puppies must be between 8 weeks old – up to including 16 weeks old. 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!

STUDENTS WHO ARRIVE LATE MAY LOSE THEIR SPOT TO OTHER CLIENTS EVEN IF THEY HAVE PRE-REGISTERED. PLEASE ARRIVE A FEW MINUTES AHEAD OF TIME TO MAKE SURE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT. NO DOGS WILL BE PERMITTED INTO CLASS IF THEY ARE 10 MINUTES OR MORE LATE.

***Please take note that participation in our Puppy Playtime Class does not permit your pooch to utilize our daycare services. In order to attend daycare, you will need to schedule a daycare socialization test. You must make this appointment beforehand with the front desk.***

NO CLASS SATURDAY, 12/22/18

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

Schedule

Saturdays: 9am – 9:45am
***NO CLASS SATURDAY, 12/22/18***



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.

Schedule

Mondays at 6:05pm
Starts: Monday, December 10th
Instructor: Shannon Sullivan
Meets: 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21 & 1/28 (NO CLASS 12/24 & 12/31)
Time: 6:05pm – 7:05pm

Tuesdays at 7:15pm
Starts: Tuesday, January 8th
Instructor: Karen Okura
Meets : 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 & 2/12
Time: 7:15pm – 8:15pm

Thursdays at 7:30pm
Starts: Thursday, January 17th
Instructor: Karen Okura
Meets : 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 & 2/21
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturdays at 12pm
Starts: Saturday, January 19th 
Instructor: Nidia Vasquez
Meets: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 & 2/23
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Sundays at 12:00pm
Starts: Sunday, January 20th
Instructor: Shannon Sullivan
Meets: 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 & 2/24
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Mondays at 6:05pm
Starts: Monday, February 4th
Instructor: Shannon Sullivan
Meets: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4 & 3/11
Time: 6:05pm – 7:05pm



JUNIOR DOG (JD) Class

Do you have a “teenaged” dog – between 4 months and 8 months old? Is that once precious puppy now driving you batty? Jumping up on everyone? Barking? Suddenly afraid of butterflies? IGNORING YOU? Have you recently graduated our AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program, but aren’t quite ready for our LEVELS program? Would you like to offer your older pup an opportunity to polish their play skills?

We’ve developed a class that understands and addresses the specific training needs of pooches working through the adolescent developmental period. Our Junior Dog (JD) class will help you bridge the sometimes frustrating gap between the “too-cute-to-do-anything-wrong” phase and the polite adult dog that all pooches can become.

Junior Dog (JD) classes will meet once a week for 45 minutes. Class size is limited to six dogs and is first come, first served. Our innovative class is not offered at other training facilities, so don’t delay enrolling! FUN!

Your Puppy can be taught to not jump on you!
Good Dog! No jumping at Daddy!

Schedule

Tuesdays at 6:00pm
Starts: Tuesday, December 11th
Instructor: Karen Okura
Meets: 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 & 1/29 (NO CLASS 12/25 & 1/1)

Time: 6:00pm-6:45pm

Thursdays at 6:15pm
Starts: Thursday, December 6th
Instructor: Karen Okura
Meets: 12/6, 12/13, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17 & 1/24 (NO CLASS 12/20 & 12/27)
Time: 6:15pm – 7:00pm

Sundays at 9:15am
Starts: Sunday, December 9th
Instructor: Pamela Davis
Meets: 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13 & 1/20 (NO CLASS 12/23 & 12/30)
Time: 9:15am – 10:0am

Fridays at 7:30pm
Starts: Friday, January 4th
Instructor: Pamela Davis
Meets: 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13 & 1/20 (NO CLASS 12/23 & 12/30)
Time: 7:30pm – 8:15pm

Wednesdays at 6:15pm
Starts: Wednesday, January 9th
Instructor: Nidia Vasquez
Meets: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 & 2/13
Time: 6:15pm – 7:00pm

Sundays at 1:45pm
Starts: Sunday, January 13th
Instructor: Pamela Davis
Meets: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10 & 2/17
Time: 1:45pm – 2:30pm

Saturdays at 5:10pm
Starts: Saturday, January 19th
Instructor: Nidia Vasquez
Meets: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 & 2/23
Time: 5:10pm – 5:55pm

Thursdays at 6:15pm
Starts: Thursday, January 31st
Instructor: Karen Okura
Meets: 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 & 3/7
Time: 6:15pm – 7:00pm

Sundays at 9:15am
Starts: Sunday, February 3rd
Instructor: Pamela Davis
Meets: 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3 & 3/10
Time: 9:15am – 10:0am

Tuesdays at 6:00pm
Starts: Tuesday, February 5th
Instructor: Karen Okura
Meets: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5 & 3/12

Time: 6:00pm-6:45pm



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

Schedule

Saturdays at 9:30am
Starts: Saturday, December 8th
Instructor: Jim Bahr
Meets: 12/8, 12/15, 1/5, 1/12, 1/19 & 1/26 (NO CLASS 12/22 & 12/29)
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am

Saturdays at 9:30am
Starts: Saturday, February 2nd
Instructor: Jim Bahr
Meets: 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2 & 3/9
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am