Puppy Class

Puppies 6 months and younger.

Puppy Training Classes are crucial for teaching social skills, good manners, and a positive attitude about learning and are a great way to begin a happy and healthy relationship with your puppy. They are designed to teach you, as the puppy owner, how to properly socialize and teach your puppy basic commands, agility obstacles and good manners. Our classes are educational and entertaining for your whole family and will keep you and your dog mentally and physically engaged during each class. You will learn how to take your dog through real-life challenges with confidence.

Orientation

The first step towards attending group classes is to attend an Orientation. This prerequisite session will provide the information necessary to prepare you for group classes. Click here to learn more about Orientation.

Puppy Class Schedule

Saturdays 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
Saturdays 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
Wednesdays 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Thursdays 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.

$18 per class or 1 punch on Class Pass

Behaviors Taught:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Side
  • Stand
  • Stay
  • Watch
  • Easy
  • This Way
  • Take a Walk
  • Intro to Heel
  • Meet & Greet
  • Come
  • Obstacles
  • Place

Graduation

Misty Pines does not believe that after a predetermined number of classes your dog will be ready for the next level so progression to the next level of classes is determined by an evaluation. During this evaluation you and your dog will need to demonstrate that you are able to complete a series of required behaviors.

Puppy Evaluation: All evaluations are by appointment and are held during your regularly scheduled class. This evaluation must be scheduled with a trainer. Cost is $18 pass or fail. Upon successful graduation you will receive a certificate of completion.

Graduation Requirements:

  • Take a Walk
  • – Easy
  • – 3 This Ways
  • 3 sessions of Sit/Play
  • Meet & Greet
  • – Take a Break
  • 1 minute Sit/Stay
  • 1 minute Down/Stay
  • Side
  • – 10 second “side” exam
  • Come

 
After graduating, you will proceed to Level I.

All dogs must be current on Rabies, DHLPP, and Bordetella (Bordetella every 6 months) vaccinations. All pets must have received inoculations at least 10 days prior to their visit to Misty Pines.