Puppy Classes

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For puppies 8-16 weeks old $75 for series

You and your pup will receive 5 one-hr classes          

Did you know that your pup's primary and secondary socialization periods occur before the age of 5 months?  Taking your pup to puppy classes is a great way to safely socialize your pup, providing a strong foundation for the rest of his/her life!     


Classes will be taught on a revolving schedule with a different topic each week.   Different owners and pups may come and go from this class.  

   

Class Outline (approximate):

    20 Minutes - Socialize with other pups.  

    10 Minutes -  Handle your puppy's parts for less stressful veterinary visits.

    15 Minutes -  Use luring techniques and positive reinforcement to teach basic obedience. 

    15 Minutes  - A Special Topic  (one of below)

  • Proper Socialization - Techniques and Principles
  • Canine Development  
  • Housebreaking /  Proper Crate Training 
  • Dealing with Problem Behaviors (chewing, jumping...) 
  • Car Safety 

Veterinary records must be provided to show that puppy started its vaccination series at least 10 days prior to the first class.

 No Refund Policy:  Please note that refunds are not provided.  If you miss a class, you may re-enter series the following week.   
Schedule and venue under development.   Please call 574.377.5028 if interested.  

Basic Obedience

For dogs 6 months and older $125 for series 7 one-hour classes

Cues Taught: Sit, Down, Sit-Stay, Down-Stay, Stand, Come, Off, Leave-It, Loose Leash Walking, Heel   


How:  We will find your dog's behavioral threshold and utilize positive reinforcement/negative punishment techniques


Where:  Kosciusko County Fairgrounds, 1400 E. Smith St., Warsaw, IN

   

When:  April-May 2020:   Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon classes.


Vaccination Records:  Rabies, Bordetella, DHLPP (Please provide records from veterinarian)


Class size is limited to 7 dogs.  Please no highly reactive (aggressive) dogs.  


The first class of the 7-class series will be a review of the curriculum, payments and paperwork, safety rules, etc.  For this class, we will meet in the Home and Family Arts Building at the fairgrounds.  Please do not bring your dog to the first class! 


No Refund Policy:  Please note that if you miss a Thursday class, we can try our best to fit you into a Saturday class.  Note:  There are no refunds for missing a class.  You may, however, attend all remaining classes.

*Please call  (574) 377-5028 to reserve your spot.


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Private Instruction

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In the privacy of your own home or yard $45/hour

 

Sometimes it's better to conduct training in the comfort of your own home.  This way, the instructor can give you undivided attention and customized advice.  Popular services include obedience training, finding solutions for problem behaviors and housebreaking.  Some clients just need reassurance that they are approaching things the correct way.  

Discount for Rescues

Within the first 6 months of adopting, you may take 50% off your first instruction.  Proof of rescue/adoption is required.

Looking for a dog?

Visit the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County   https://awlwarsaw.com/