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Puppy Classes2019-11-10T12:59:52-06:00

Puppy Training Classes

Puppy Playtime is every Saturday at 9am and every Sunday at 10:45am 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.***

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

Schedule

Saturdays: 9am – 9:45am

Sundays: 10:45am-11:30am



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.

Schedule

Saturdays at 12pm
Starts: Saturday, December 7th
Instructor: Nidia Vasquez
Meets: 12/7, 12/14, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18 & 1/25 (NO CLASS 12/21 & 12/28)
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Tuesdays at 7:15pm
Starts: Tuesday, December 3rd
Instructor: Karen Okura
Meets : 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14 & 1/21 (NO CLASS 12/24 & 12/31)
Time: 7:15pm – 8:15pm

Sundays at 12pm
Starts: Sunday, December 8th
Instructor: Alex Pedraza
Meets: 12/8, 12/15, 1/5, 1/12, 1/19 & 1/26 (NO CLASS 12/22 & 12/29)
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Mondays at 6:00pm
Starts: Monday, January 6th
Instructor: Shannon Sullivan
Meets: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3 & 2/10
Time: 6:0pm – 7:00pm

Thursdays at 7:15pm
Starts: Thursday, January 9th
Instructor: Karen Okura
Meets: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 & 2/13
Time: 7:15pm – 8:15pm



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

Sundays at 9:15am
Starts: Sunday, November 17th
Instructor: Pamela Davis
Meets: 11/17, 11/24, 12/8, 12/15, 1/5 & 1/12 (NO CLASS 12/1, 12/22 & 12/29)
Time: 9:15am – 10:0oam

Mondays at 7:30pm
Starts: Monday, December 2nd
Instructor: Nidia Vasquez
Meets: 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13 & 1/20 (NO CLASS 12/23 & 12/30)
Time: 7:30pm – 8:15pm

Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Starts: Wednesday, December 4th
Instructor: Nidia Vasquez
Meets: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15 & 1/22 (NO CLASS 12/25 & 1/1)
Time: 6:30pm – 7:15pm

Sundays at 1:45pm
Starts: Sunday, December 8th
Instructor: Pamela Davis
Meets: 12/8, 12/15, 1/5, 1/12, 1/19 & 1/26 (NO CLASS 12/22 & 12/29)
Time: 1:45pm – 2:30pm

Thursdays at 6:15pm
Starts: Thursday, December 12th
Instructor: Karen Okura
Meets: 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30 (NO CLASS 12/26 & 1/2)
Time: 6:15pm – 7:00pm

Saturdays at 5:30pm
Starts: Saturday, January 4th
Instructor: Nidia Vasquez
Meets: 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1 & 2/8
Time: 5:30pm – 6:15pm

Tuesdays at 6:15pm
Starts: Tuesday, January 7th
Instructor: Karen Okura
Meets: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4 & 2/11

Time: 6:15pm-7:00pm

Saturdays at 4:00pm
Starts: Saturday, January 11th
Instructor: Karen Okura
Meets: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8 & 2/15
Time: 4:00pm – 4:45pm



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 8:00am
Starts: Saturday, December 7th
Instructor: Alex Pedraza
Meets: 12/7, 12/14, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18 & 1/25 (NO CLASS 12/21 & 12/28)
Time: 8:00am – 8:45am

Saturdays at 9:00am
Starts: Saturday, December 7th
Instructor: Alex Pedraza
Meets: 12/7, 12/14, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18 & 1/25 (NO CLASS 12/21 & 12/28)
Time: 9:00am – 9:45am