Surviving Adolescence

June 22 – July 13, 2020 ( Please note, if class does not fill the start date will be pushed back one week to June 29.)
Mondays and Thursdays at 12:45 p.m. (This class meets twice per week.)

This is a virtual class via Zoom. For more information on virtual classes click here.

Prerequisite: We recommend that puppies 4-6 months of age complete a socialization based puppy class prior to taking this class but it is not required.

Surviving Adolescence is for dogs 4-18 months old in their challenging “teenage” stage of development. Teach your dog the basic skills needed to succeed in everyday life.  The skills we will cover include sit, down, come, stay and leave it. This class also covers the importance of proper socialization during this growth stage and common behavior challenges such as jumping up. The first class is for people only.

We will cover:

  • How dogs learn and the basics of marker (aka clicker) training
  • Proper socialization with teenage dogs
  • Getting and keeping your dog’s attention
  • Name recognition
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Come
  • Leave it
  • Not jumping on people
  • Keeping your dog’s attention and maintaining good behaviors even when you are not carrying food or other motivators and rewards

Seven session, 1 hour virtual class that meets twice per week

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