Classes

Puppy Manners Class $120

This is socialization and basic manners class. We will focus on exposing your puppy to many of the things they will come in contact with throughout their lives so they learn not to fear the unknown but rather be excited to see what it is all about. Half of the class is spent socializing with other puppies, people, locations and items. Playtime with other puppies is crucial to developing good dog social skills. Learning how to communicate with their species is critical in preventing future behavior struggles. The other half of class we focus on basic manners and basic puppy issues. Skills include: sit, down, coming when called, beginning of loose leash walking and learning to relax on a mat. We will also discuss all of the basic puppy issues: potty training, crate training, biting, chewing, digging, etc. Puppies must have 1 DHPP and 1 Bordetella vaccine and be 16 weeks or younger to start class. Classes start January 10, 2019. This class rotates so you can start the week your puppy is ready. This format prevents missing the critical socialization period for your puppy!!

Puppy Classes are held at: Magrane Pet Medical Center 3945 Edison Lakes Parkway Mishawaka, IN 46545

6pm – 7pm Thursday evenings in the Lobby

2019 NO CLASS DATES

May 16
July 4
October 31
November 28
December 19 and 26

Questions? (574) 220-6487

2018 Puppy Class Registration


Adolescent Dog In-Home Classes

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$300 for 4 in-home and on location classes

This in-home class is designed so you will get all of the information of a class with a schedule that meets your needs. These classes will be kid friendly, they are welcome to participate in training depending on age, ability and interest. It may be necessary, if your child is small, that you have a helper either for your dog or for your child. There may also be opportunities for off leash play and training with other puppies depending on social status, size and play skills.

Adolescent Classes are designed for puppies 4 months – 12 months of age. This can be a very challenging time for families with an adolescent puppy. They act like they can’t hear, they get into things they shouldn’t, they jump on visitors, dig in the yard and chew up belongings….it’s tough, I get it. In this 4 week session we focus on Basic Manners, Doorway issues, Coming when called, Loose Leash Walking and many other issues. Because this class is 1-on-1 we also focus on issues that are specific to your family and your puppy. I want you to have a puppy you are proud to show off, that behaves well and is a joy to have around.

This specialty option is only for puppies 4-12 months of age.  This service is only available Monday through Friday 8-2:30pm.

Preregistration and scheduling of 4 sessions is required for this class. That ensures that we stay on schedule and have weekly accountability to reach goals and milestones.
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Please call me if you have any questions: (574) 220-6487


Adolescent Dog Class

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$150 for 3 intensive group classes for puppies 4 months to 8 months

Location: Magrane Pet Medical Center 3945 Edison Lakes Parkway Mishawaka, IN 46545

Time:  2pm

     2019 Winter Session:   Virtual Meeting Dates:  February 20, February 27, March 6

                                             Group Class Dates:  February 24, March 3, March 10     

     2019 Spring Session:  Virtual meeting Dates:  April 24, May 1, May 8

                                            Group Class Dates:  April 28, May 5, May 12

Agenda will be based on participant needs but can include: Loose Leash Walking (not pulling on leash), Greeting Skills (not jumping on guests or family members), Focus (getting your dogs attention and keeping it), Stay (impulse control exercises), Mat training (go to your mat), Recall (coming when called)......the options are open!  

Off Leash Play is included in this class (building good social skills and prevention of dog reactivity, reading dog body language)

What you can expect from this class:  

     3 - 1 hour group classes

     3 - up to 20 minute virtual meet ups with me on Wednesdays

We will meet in person on Sunday afternoon for 3 weeks.  We will have a brief learning lecture about what we will be working on in class that day.  We will then spread out and work on those skills.  The last 10-15 minutes will be spent in off leash play.  This is not a free for all.  We will be focusing on appropriate play, how to interrupt play if necessary, body language and how the dogs are communicating.  This is crucial information for you, the owner, to learn to keep your dog safe at dog parks and other social opportunities your dog may have.  On Wednesday each week we will have a "virtual check in" with me.  This 10-20 minute phone call, FaceTime, Skype, text or email will be spent ensuring you are continuing to move forward with the training but also to discuss other issues that are not addressed in class.  Possibly things like potty training, chewing, digging or other behavioral struggles.  

Class size is limited to 6 puppies so everyone gets the individual attention they deserve.  Deadline for the 2019 Spring session sign up is April 17, 2019.



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Hours

Monday:

7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday:

$50 additional fee required

Sunday:

Closed