Our Puppy Manners training class is very important for ensuring that your puppy develops crucial skills, listening, and self-control. You will thank yourself later, because when a puppy develops a strong foundation, it can make all the difference in your relationship for many years to come.

The course includes:
  • Training skills:  The course teaches skills such as walking without pulling, focusing on you, coming directly to you, waiting patiently before a command is given, not jumping on people, leaving items alone, handling feet and ears, and more.
  • Off-leash socialization:  Each class also includes play time, where the puppies get to run and play with the others off leash. This is important for building their socialization and confidence. The trainer will give you advice about what to allow and watch for during play, and how to correct your puppy's behavior in an effective manner.
  • Class discussion: A full discussion of important training topics such as:

    • How and why dogs learn
    • The importance and use of positive reinforcement
    • How many people unintentionally create unwanted behaviors in their dog
    • How to successfully use your voice, posture, body language, and more
    • Corrective techniques that work
    • Training equipment and rewards that we recommend
    • And much more

If you have taken our Puppy or Adult Manners course, this is the perfect next step in order to help your dog reach its potential.

Now that your dog knows the basics, it's time to make all of the exercises much more challenging. We add the three D's (distance, duration and distractions) plus introduce some new commands in order help your dog build and keep its focus. The goal continues to be for your dog to do what you say the first time, without repeating yourself.

By the end of the course, your dog should be able to excel at many foundational behaviors, even under highly challenging circumstances.

The course includes:
  • Off-leash socialization, including advice about correcting unwanted behavior
  • All of the exercises listed below
  • The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification if your dog passes the 10-step test in the final class

Skills and exercises include:
  • Remain calim while you greet another person
  • Maintain focus on you even when passing other dogs and people
  • Leave things alone unless given permission (even really tempting things, like a pile of treats)
  • Go to a place, such as a mat or crate
  • Stay for a long period of time, even from a distance, with your back turned, and you completely walking away
  • Automatically go to your side when coming to you
  • Walk next to you politely (even without a leash), including through a crowd of people and past noisy distractions
  • Come to you from a highly distracting activity
  • Accept handling of paws and ears, and accept being brushed by another person
  • Stay calm while you leave the room for a long duration

Don't just stop at one Manners course and think you're finished - take the next step and enroll in Intermediate Manners so your dog can continue to improve and learn crucial lifelong skills.

Our Puppy Manners training class is very important for ensuring that your puppy develops crucial skills, listening, and self-control. You will thank yourself later, because when a puppy develops a strong foundation, it can make all the difference in your relationship for many years to come.

The course includes:
  • Training skills:  The course teaches skills such as walking without pulling, focusing on you, coming directly to you, waiting patiently before a command is given, not jumping on people, leaving items alone, handling feet and ears, and more.
  • Off-leash socialization:  Each class also includes play time, where the puppies get to run and play with the others off leash. This is important for building their socialization and confidence. The trainer will give you advice about what to allow and watch for during play, and how to correct your puppy's behavior in an effective manner.
  • Class discussion: A full discussion of important training topics such as:

    • How and why dogs learn
    • The importance and use of positive reinforcement
    • How many people unintentionally create unwanted behaviors in their dog
    • How to successfully use your voice, posture, body language, and more
    • Corrective techniques that work
    • Training equipment and rewards that we recommend
    • And much more

When you get a puppy, we don't recommend immediately going to the dog park. Dog parks can have unvaccinated dogs, people may not be paying attention, there are different sizes of dogs and levels of aggression, and the dog park may not be as clean as you would prefer.

That's why we created Puppy Socials, one of the greatest ways to introduce your puppy to group play and social interaction.

Why Puppy Socials are so great:
  • Supervised by one of our trainers, while you watch and participate
  • Off-leash play, plus games and exercises
  • We confirm that all dogs are properly vaccinated
  • The room is kept very clean
  • The weather doesn't matter
  • Your puppy can play with others that are its same size

It's also fun to interact with other dog owners and make some new friends in the neighborhood!

We recommend signing up for 3-4 puppy socials in order to help your puppy become well-socialized and as highly prepared as possible for dog parks, daycare, boarding, the beach, and much more.

Our Adult Manners dog training course teaches fundamental skills, listening, and self-control across a number of different behaviors. This is important because as your dog gets older, its desire to listen decreases, making daily interaction such as walks more challenging.

The course includes:
  • Training skills:  The course teaches skills such as walking without pulling, focusing on you, coming directly to you, waiting patiently before a command is given, not jumping on people, leaving items alone, and more.
  • Off-leash socialization:  Each class also includes play time, where the dogs get to run and play with the others off leash. This is important for building their socialization and confidence. The trainer will give you advice about what to allow and watch for during play, and how to correct your dog's behavior in an effective manner.
  • Class discussion: A full discussion of important training topics such as:

    • How and why dogs learn
    • The importance and use of positive reinforcement
    • How many people unintentionally create unwanted behaviors in their dog
    • How to successfully use your voice, posture, body language, and more
    • Corrective techniques that work
    • Training equipment and rewards that we recommend
    • And much more

You will be amazed at what your dog can accomplish in only six weeks!

When you get a puppy, we don't recommend immediately going to the dog park. Dog parks can have unvaccinated dogs, people may not be paying attention, there are different sizes of dogs and levels of aggression, and the dog park may not be as clean as you would prefer.

That's why we created Puppy Socials, one of the greatest ways to introduce your puppy to group play and social interaction.

Why Puppy Socials are so great:
  • Supervised by one of our trainers, while you watch and participate
  • Off-leash play, plus games and exercises
  • We confirm that all dogs are properly vaccinated
  • The room is kept very clean
  • The weather doesn't matter
  • Your puppy can play with others that are its same size

It's also fun to interact with other dog owners and make some new friends in the neighborhood!

We recommend signing up for 3-4 puppy socials in order to help your puppy become well-socialized and as highly prepared as possible for dog parks, daycare, boarding, the beach, and much more.

Our Adult Manners dog training course teaches fundamental skills, listening, and self-control across a number of different behaviors. This is important because as your dog gets older, its desire to listen decreases, making daily interaction such as walks more challenging.

The course includes:
  • Training skills:  The course teaches skills such as walking without pulling, focusing on you, coming directly to you, waiting patiently before a command is given, not jumping on people, leaving items alone, and more.
  • Off-leash socialization:  Each class also includes play time, where the dogs get to run and play with the others off leash. This is important for building their socialization and confidence. The trainer will give you advice about what to allow and watch for during play, and how to correct your dog's behavior in an effective manner.
  • Class discussion: A full discussion of important training topics such as:

    • How and why dogs learn
    • The importance and use of positive reinforcement
    • How many people unintentionally create unwanted behaviors in their dog
    • How to successfully use your voice, posture, body language, and more
    • Corrective techniques that work
    • Training equipment and rewards that we recommend
    • And much more

You will be amazed at what your dog can accomplish in only six weeks!

Our Puppy Manners training class is very important for ensuring that your puppy develops crucial skills, listening, and self-control. You will thank yourself later, because when a puppy develops a strong foundation, it can make all the difference in your relationship for many years to come.

The course includes:
  • Training skills:  The course teaches skills such as walking without pulling, focusing on you, coming directly to you, waiting patiently before a command is given, not jumping on people, leaving items alone, handling feet and ears, and more.
  • Off-leash socialization:  Each class also includes play time, where the puppies get to run and play with the others off leash. This is important for building their socialization and confidence. The trainer will give you advice about what to allow and watch for during play, and how to correct your puppy's behavior in an effective manner.
  • Class discussion: A full discussion of important training topics such as:

    • How and why dogs learn
    • The importance and use of positive reinforcement
    • How many people unintentionally create unwanted behaviors in their dog
    • How to successfully use your voice, posture, body language, and more
    • Corrective techniques that work
    • Training equipment and rewards that we recommend
    • And much more

When you get a puppy, we don't recommend immediately going to the dog park. Dog parks can have unvaccinated dogs, people may not be paying attention, there are different sizes of dogs and levels of aggression, and the dog park may not be as clean as you would prefer.

That's why we created Puppy Socials, one of the greatest ways to introduce your puppy to group play and social interaction.

Why Puppy Socials are so great:
  • Supervised by one of our trainers, while you watch and participate
  • Off-leash play, plus games and exercises
  • We confirm that all dogs are properly vaccinated
  • The room is kept very clean
  • The weather doesn't matter
  • Your puppy can play with others that are its same size

It's also fun to interact with other dog owners and make some new friends in the neighborhood!

We recommend signing up for 3-4 puppy socials in order to help your puppy become well-socialized and as highly prepared as possible for dog parks, daycare, boarding, the beach, and much more.

When you get a puppy, we don't recommend immediately going to the dog park. Dog parks can have unvaccinated dogs, people may not be paying attention, there are different sizes of dogs and levels of aggression, and the dog park may not be as clean as you would prefer.

That's why we created Puppy Socials, one of the greatest ways to introduce your puppy to group play and social interaction.

Why Puppy Socials are so great:
  • Supervised by one of our trainers, while you watch and participate
  • Off-leash play, plus games and exercises
  • We confirm that all dogs are properly vaccinated
  • The room is kept very clean
  • The weather doesn't matter
  • Your puppy can play with others that are its same size

It's also fun to interact with other dog owners and make some new friends in the neighborhood!

We recommend signing up for 3-4 puppy socials in order to help your puppy become well-socialized and as highly prepared as possible for dog parks, daycare, boarding, the beach, and much more.

Our Adult Manners dog training course teaches fundamental skills, listening, and self-control across a number of different behaviors. This is important because as your dog gets older, its desire to listen decreases, making daily interaction such as walks more challenging.

The course includes:
  • Training skills:  The course teaches skills such as walking without pulling, focusing on you, coming directly to you, waiting patiently before a command is given, not jumping on people, leaving items alone, and more.
  • Off-leash socialization:  Each class also includes play time, where the dogs get to run and play with the others off leash. This is important for building their socialization and confidence. The trainer will give you advice about what to allow and watch for during play, and how to correct your dog's behavior in an effective manner.
  • Class discussion: A full discussion of important training topics such as:

    • How and why dogs learn
    • The importance and use of positive reinforcement
    • How many people unintentionally create unwanted behaviors in their dog
    • How to successfully use your voice, posture, body language, and more
    • Corrective techniques that work
    • Training equipment and rewards that we recommend
    • And much more

You will be amazed at what your dog can accomplish in only six weeks!

When you get a puppy, we don't recommend immediately going to the dog park. Dog parks can have unvaccinated dogs, people may not be paying attention, there are different sizes of dogs and levels of aggression, and the dog park may not be as clean as you would prefer.

That's why we created Puppy Socials, one of the greatest ways to introduce your puppy to group play and social interaction.

Why Puppy Socials are so great:
  • Supervised by one of our trainers, while you watch and participate
  • Off-leash play, plus games and exercises
  • We confirm that all dogs are properly vaccinated
  • The room is kept very clean
  • The weather doesn't matter
  • Your puppy can play with others that are its same size

It's also fun to interact with other dog owners and make some new friends in the neighborhood!

We recommend signing up for 3-4 puppy socials in order to help your puppy become well-socialized and as highly prepared as possible for dog parks, daycare, boarding, the beach, and much more.

When you get a puppy, we don't recommend immediately going to the dog park. Dog parks can have unvaccinated dogs, people may not be paying attention, there are different sizes of dogs and levels of aggression, and the dog park may not be as clean as you would prefer.

That's why we created Puppy Socials, one of the greatest ways to introduce your puppy to group play and social interaction.

Why Puppy Socials are so great:
  • Supervised by one of our trainers, while you watch and participate
  • Off-leash play, plus games and exercises
  • We confirm that all dogs are properly vaccinated
  • The room is kept very clean
  • The weather doesn't matter
  • Your puppy can play with others that are its same size

It's also fun to interact with other dog owners and make some new friends in the neighborhood!

We recommend signing up for 3-4 puppy socials in order to help your puppy become well-socialized and as highly prepared as possible for dog parks, daycare, boarding, the beach, and much more.

When you get a puppy, we don't recommend immediately going to the dog park. Dog parks can have unvaccinated dogs, people may not be paying attention, there are different sizes of dogs and levels of aggression, and the dog park may not be as clean as you would prefer.

That's why we created Puppy Socials, one of the greatest ways to introduce your puppy to group play and social interaction.

Why Puppy Socials are so great:
  • Supervised by one of our trainers, while you watch and participate
  • Off-leash play, plus games and exercises
  • We confirm that all dogs are properly vaccinated
  • The room is kept very clean
  • The weather doesn't matter
  • Your puppy can play with others that are its same size

It's also fun to interact with other dog owners and make some new friends in the neighborhood!

We recommend signing up for 3-4 puppy socials in order to help your puppy become well-socialized and as highly prepared as possible for dog parks, daycare, boarding, the beach, and much more.

When you get a puppy, we don't recommend immediately going to the dog park. Dog parks can have unvaccinated dogs, people may not be paying attention, there are different sizes of dogs and levels of aggression, and the dog park may not be as clean as you would prefer.

That's why we created Puppy Socials, one of the greatest ways to introduce your puppy to group play and social interaction.

Why Puppy Socials are so great:
  • Supervised by one of our trainers, while you watch and participate
  • Off-leash play, plus games and exercises
  • We confirm that all dogs are properly vaccinated
  • The room is kept very clean
  • The weather doesn't matter
  • Your puppy can play with others that are its same size

It's also fun to interact with other dog owners and make some new friends in the neighborhood!

We recommend signing up for 3-4 puppy socials in order to help your puppy become well-socialized and as highly prepared as possible for dog parks, daycare, boarding, the beach, and much more.

Does your dog growl or even snap at other dogs while on leash? If so, you probably already know how challenging it can be to work on training - in order to build tolerance towards other dogs, you need to be around them, and this can make the problem worse. That's why the leash reactivity course is so great! You can practice being around other dogs, in a very controlled environment where all the participants are in the same situation.

In our Leash Reactivity class, we use large barriers that keep the dogs hidden from each other until they are brought out for various exercises, usually no more than one or two at a time in the beginning. The exercises are geared towards desensitizing dogs towards each other, such as seeing them from a distance, and from the use of props. By the end of the 6-week course, many of the dogs can pass each other and are much lower on the reactivity scale.

We also give you home exercises, so you can keep practicing in between sessions.

The room is spacious, so the dogs have plenty of room to spread out. The class size is small, so it is not overwhelming to the dogs. In addition, the trainer is highly expererienced in helping dogs with reactivity issues. No dogs are ever allowed off leash during this course.

Our Adult Manners dog training course teaches fundamental skills, listening, and self-control across a number of different behaviors. This is important because as your dog gets older, its desire to listen decreases, making daily interaction such as walks more challenging.

The course includes:
  • Training skills:  The course teaches skills such as walking without pulling, focusing on you, coming directly to you, waiting patiently before a command is given, not jumping on people, leaving items alone, and more.
  • Off-leash socialization:  Each class also includes play time, where the dogs get to run and play with the others off leash. This is important for building their socialization and confidence. The trainer will give you advice about what to allow and watch for during play, and how to correct your dog's behavior in an effective manner.
  • Class discussion: A full discussion of important training topics such as:

    • How and why dogs learn
    • The importance and use of positive reinforcement
    • How many people unintentionally create unwanted behaviors in their dog
    • How to successfully use your voice, posture, body language, and more
    • Corrective techniques that work
    • Training equipment and rewards that we recommend
    • And much more

You will be amazed at what your dog can accomplish in only six weeks!

Our Puppy Manners training class is very important for ensuring that your puppy develops crucial skills, listening, and self-control. You will thank yourself later, because when a puppy develops a strong foundation, it can make all the difference in your relationship for many years to come.

The course includes:
  • Training skills:  The course teaches skills such as walking without pulling, focusing on you, coming directly to you, waiting patiently before a command is given, not jumping on people, leaving items alone, handling feet and ears, and more.
  • Off-leash socialization:  Each class also includes play time, where the puppies get to run and play with the others off leash. This is important for building their socialization and confidence. The trainer will give you advice about what to allow and watch for during play, and how to correct your puppy's behavior in an effective manner.
  • Class discussion: A full discussion of important training topics such as:

    • How and why dogs learn
    • The importance and use of positive reinforcement
    • How many people unintentionally create unwanted behaviors in their dog
    • How to successfully use your voice, posture, body language, and more
    • Corrective techniques that work
    • Training equipment and rewards that we recommend
    • And much more

Our Puppy Manners training class is very important for ensuring that your puppy develops crucial skills, listening, and self-control. You will thank yourself later, because when a puppy develops a strong foundation, it can make all the difference in your relationship for many years to come.

The course includes:
  • Training skills:  The course teaches skills such as walking without pulling, focusing on you, coming directly to you, waiting patiently before a command is given, not jumping on people, leaving items alone, handling feet and ears, and more.
  • Off-leash socialization:  Each class also includes play time, where the puppies get to run and play with the others off leash. This is important for building their socialization and confidence. The trainer will give you advice about what to allow and watch for during play, and how to correct your puppy's behavior in an effective manner.
  • Class discussion: A full discussion of important training topics such as:

    • How and why dogs learn
    • The importance and use of positive reinforcement
    • How many people unintentionally create unwanted behaviors in their dog
    • How to successfully use your voice, posture, body language, and more
    • Corrective techniques that work
    • Training equipment and rewards that we recommend
    • And much more

Our Adult Manners dog training course teaches fundamental skills, listening, and self-control across a number of different behaviors. This is important because as your dog gets older, its desire to listen decreases, making daily interaction such as walks more challenging.

The course includes:
  • Training skills:  The course teaches skills such as walking without pulling, focusing on you, coming directly to you, waiting patiently before a command is given, not jumping on people, leaving items alone, and more.
  • Off-leash socialization:  Each class also includes play time, where the dogs get to run and play with the others off leash. This is important for building their socialization and confidence. The trainer will give you advice about what to allow and watch for during play, and how to correct your dog's behavior in an effective manner.
  • Class discussion: A full discussion of important training topics such as:

    • How and why dogs learn
    • The importance and use of positive reinforcement
    • How many people unintentionally create unwanted behaviors in their dog
    • How to successfully use your voice, posture, body language, and more
    • Corrective techniques that work
    • Training equipment and rewards that we recommend
    • And much more

You will be amazed at what your dog can accomplish in only six weeks!

When you get a puppy, we don't recommend immediately going to the dog park. Dog parks can have unvaccinated dogs, people may not be paying attention, there are different sizes of dogs and levels of aggression, and the dog park may not be as clean as you would prefer.

That's why we created Puppy Socials, one of the greatest ways to introduce your puppy to group play and social interaction.

Why Puppy Socials are so great:
  • Supervised by one of our trainers, while you watch and participate
  • Off-leash play, plus games and exercises
  • We confirm that all dogs are properly vaccinated
  • The room is kept very clean
  • The weather doesn't matter
  • Your puppy can play with others that are its same size

It's also fun to interact with other dog owners and make some new friends in the neighborhood!

We recommend signing up for 3-4 puppy socials in order to help your puppy become well-socialized and as highly prepared as possible for dog parks, daycare, boarding, the beach, and much more.

When you get a puppy, we don't recommend immediately going to the dog park. Dog parks can have unvaccinated dogs, people may not be paying attention, there are different sizes of dogs and levels of aggression, and the dog park may not be as clean as you would prefer.

That's why we created Puppy Socials, one of the greatest ways to introduce your puppy to group play and social interaction.

Why Puppy Socials are so great:
  • Supervised by one of our trainers, while you watch and participate
  • Off-leash play, plus games and exercises
  • We confirm that all dogs are properly vaccinated
  • The room is kept very clean
  • The weather doesn't matter
  • Your puppy can play with others that are its same size

It's also fun to interact with other dog owners and make some new friends in the neighborhood!

We recommend signing up for 3-4 puppy socials in order to help your puppy become well-socialized and as highly prepared as possible for dog parks, daycare, boarding, the beach, and much more.

Does your dog growl or even snap at other dogs while on leash? If so, you probably already know how challenging it can be to work on training - in order to build tolerance towards other dogs, you need to be around them, and this can make the problem worse. That's why the leash reactivity course is so great! You can practice being around other dogs, in a very controlled environment where all the participants are in the same situation.

In our Leash Reactivity class, we use large barriers that keep the dogs hidden from each other until they are brought out for various exercises, usually no more than one or two at a time in the beginning. The exercises are geared towards desensitizing dogs towards each other, such as seeing them from a distance, and from the use of props. By the end of the 6-week course, many of the dogs can pass each other and are much lower on the reactivity scale.

We also give you home exercises, so you can keep practicing in between sessions.

The room is spacious, so the dogs have plenty of room to spread out. The class size is small, so it is not overwhelming to the dogs. In addition, the trainer is highly expererienced in helping dogs with reactivity issues. No dogs are ever allowed off leash during this course.

Our Adult Manners dog training course teaches fundamental skills, listening, and self-control across a number of different behaviors. This is important because as your dog gets older, its desire to listen decreases, making daily interaction such as walks more challenging.

The course includes:
  • Training skills:  The course teaches skills such as walking without pulling, focusing on you, coming directly to you, waiting patiently before a command is given, not jumping on people, leaving items alone, and more.
  • Off-leash socialization:  Each class also includes play time, where the dogs get to run and play with the others off leash. This is important for building their socialization and confidence. The trainer will give you advice about what to allow and watch for during play, and how to correct your dog's behavior in an effective manner.
  • Class discussion: A full discussion of important training topics such as:

    • How and why dogs learn
    • The importance and use of positive reinforcement
    • How many people unintentionally create unwanted behaviors in their dog
    • How to successfully use your voice, posture, body language, and more
    • Corrective techniques that work
    • Training equipment and rewards that we recommend
    • And much more

You will be amazed at what your dog can accomplish in only six weeks!

Our Puppy Manners training class is very important for ensuring that your puppy develops crucial skills, listening, and self-control. You will thank yourself later, because when a puppy develops a strong foundation, it can make all the difference in your relationship for many years to come.

The course includes:
  • Training skills:  The course teaches skills such as walking without pulling, focusing on you, coming directly to you, waiting patiently before a command is given, not jumping on people, leaving items alone, handling feet and ears, and more.
  • Off-leash socialization:  Each class also includes play time, where the puppies get to run and play with the others off leash. This is important for building their socialization and confidence. The trainer will give you advice about what to allow and watch for during play, and how to correct your puppy's behavior in an effective manner.
  • Class discussion: A full discussion of important training topics such as:

    • How and why dogs learn
    • The importance and use of positive reinforcement
    • How many people unintentionally create unwanted behaviors in their dog
    • How to successfully use your voice, posture, body language, and more
    • Corrective techniques that work
    • Training equipment and rewards that we recommend
    • And much more

Our Adult Manners dog training course teaches fundamental skills, listening, and self-control across a number of different behaviors. This is important because as your dog gets older, its desire to listen decreases, making daily interaction such as walks more challenging.

The course includes:
  • Training skills:  The course teaches skills such as walking without pulling, focusing on you, coming directly to you, waiting patiently before a command is given, not jumping on people, leaving items alone, and more.
  • Off-leash socialization:  Each class also includes play time, where the dogs get to run and play with the others off leash. This is important for building their socialization and confidence. The trainer will give you advice about what to allow and watch for during play, and how to correct your dog's behavior in an effective manner.
  • Class discussion: A full discussion of important training topics such as:

    • How and why dogs learn
    • The importance and use of positive reinforcement
    • How many people unintentionally create unwanted behaviors in their dog
    • How to successfully use your voice, posture, body language, and more
    • Corrective techniques that work
    • Training equipment and rewards that we recommend
    • And much more

You will be amazed at what your dog can accomplish in only six weeks!

Our Puppy Manners training class is very important for ensuring that your puppy develops crucial skills, listening, and self-control. You will thank yourself later, because when a puppy develops a strong foundation, it can make all the difference in your relationship for many years to come.

The course includes:
  • Training skills:  The course teaches skills such as walking without pulling, focusing on you, coming directly to you, waiting patiently before a command is given, not jumping on people, leaving items alone, handling feet and ears, and more.
  • Off-leash socialization:  Each class also includes play time, where the puppies get to run and play with the others off leash. This is important for building their socialization and confidence. The trainer will give you advice about what to allow and watch for during play, and how to correct your puppy's behavior in an effective manner.
  • Class discussion: A full discussion of important training topics such as:

    • How and why dogs learn
    • The importance and use of positive reinforcement
    • How many people unintentionally create unwanted behaviors in their dog
    • How to successfully use your voice, posture, body language, and more
    • Corrective techniques that work
    • Training equipment and rewards that we recommend
    • And much more

Our Adult Manners dog training course teaches fundamental skills, listening, and self-control across a number of different behaviors. This is important because as your dog gets older, its desire to listen decreases, making daily interaction such as walks more challenging.

The course includes:
  • Training skills:  The course teaches skills such as walking without pulling, focusing on you, coming directly to you, waiting patiently before a command is given, not jumping on people, leaving items alone, and more.
  • Off-leash socialization:  Each class also includes play time, where the dogs get to run and play with the others off leash. This is important for building their socialization and confidence. The trainer will give you advice about what to allow and watch for during play, and how to correct your dog's behavior in an effective manner.
  • Class discussion: A full discussion of important training topics such as:

    • How and why dogs learn
    • The importance and use of positive reinforcement
    • How many people unintentionally create unwanted behaviors in their dog
    • How to successfully use your voice, posture, body language, and more
    • Corrective techniques that work
    • Training equipment and rewards that we recommend
    • And much more

You will be amazed at what your dog can accomplish in only six weeks!

When you get a puppy, we don't recommend immediately going to the dog park. Dog parks can have unvaccinated dogs, people may not be paying attention, there are different sizes of dogs and levels of aggression, and the dog park may not be as clean as you would prefer.

That's why we created Puppy Socials, one of the greatest ways to introduce your puppy to group play and social interaction.

Why Puppy Socials are so great:
  • Supervised by one of our trainers, while you watch and participate
  • Off-leash play, plus games and exercises
  • We confirm that all dogs are properly vaccinated
  • The room is kept very clean
  • The weather doesn't matter
  • Your puppy can play with others that are its same size

It's also fun to interact with other dog owners and make some new friends in the neighborhood!

We recommend signing up for 3-4 puppy socials in order to help your puppy become well-socialized and as highly prepared as possible for dog parks, daycare, boarding, the beach, and much more.

When you get a puppy, we don't recommend immediately going to the dog park. Dog parks can have unvaccinated dogs, people may not be paying attention, there are different sizes of dogs and levels of aggression, and the dog park may not be as clean as you would prefer.

That's why we created Puppy Socials, one of the greatest ways to introduce your puppy to group play and social interaction.

Why Puppy Socials are so great:
  • Supervised by one of our trainers, while you watch and participate
  • Off-leash play, plus games and exercises
  • We confirm that all dogs are properly vaccinated
  • The room is kept very clean
  • The weather doesn't matter
  • Your puppy can play with others that are its same size

It's also fun to interact with other dog owners and make some new friends in the neighborhood!

We recommend signing up for 3-4 puppy socials in order to help your puppy become well-socialized and as highly prepared as possible for dog parks, daycare, boarding, the beach, and much more.

If you have taken our Puppy or Adult Manners course, this is the perfect next step in order to help your dog reach its potential.

Now that your dog knows the basics, it's time to make all of the exercises much more challenging. We add the three D's (distance, duration and distractions) plus introduce some new commands in order help your dog build and keep its focus. The goal continues to be for your dog to do what you say the first time, without repeating yourself.

By the end of the course, your dog should be able to excel at many foundational behaviors, even under highly challenging circumstances.

The course includes:
  • Off-leash socialization, including advice about correcting unwanted behavior
  • All of the exercises listed below
  • The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification if your dog passes the 10-step test in the final class

Skills and exercises include:
  • Remain calim while you greet another person
  • Maintain focus on you even when passing other dogs and people
  • Leave things alone unless given permission (even really tempting things, like a pile of treats)
  • Go to a place, such as a mat or crate
  • Stay for a long period of time, even from a distance, with your back turned, and you completely walking away
  • Automatically go to your side when coming to you
  • Walk next to you politely (even without a leash), including through a crowd of people and past noisy distractions
  • Come to you from a highly distracting activity
  • Accept handling of paws and ears, and accept being brushed by another person
  • Stay calm while you leave the room for a long duration

Don't just stop at one Manners course and think you're finished - take the next step and enroll in Intermediate Manners so your dog can continue to improve and learn crucial lifelong skills.

Advanced Manners is the final step in our Manners series. The course builds on the previous level of obedience, but we now focus on 'field work,' where your dog is taught to work at a distance with hand signals. The distractions are more difficult, most of the class is done off-leash, and you your dog will follow your commands through hand gestures only. Wouldn't you love it if your dog listened to you all the time, whether he could see you or not, whether you have a treat or not, if your back is turned, and even if there is no leash attached?

Our Adult Manners dog training course teaches fundamental skills, listening, and self-control across a number of different behaviors. This is important because as your dog gets older, its desire to listen decreases, making daily interaction such as walks more challenging.

The course includes:
  • Training skills:  The course teaches skills such as walking without pulling, focusing on you, coming directly to you, waiting patiently before a command is given, not jumping on people, leaving items alone, and more.
  • Off-leash socialization:  Each class also includes play time, where the dogs get to run and play with the others off leash. This is important for building their socialization and confidence. The trainer will give you advice about what to allow and watch for during play, and how to correct your dog's behavior in an effective manner.
  • Class discussion: A full discussion of important training topics such as:

    • How and why dogs learn
    • The importance and use of positive reinforcement
    • How many people unintentionally create unwanted behaviors in their dog
    • How to successfully use your voice, posture, body language, and more
    • Corrective techniques that work
    • Training equipment and rewards that we recommend
    • And much more

You will be amazed at what your dog can accomplish in only six weeks!

If you have taken our Puppy or Adult Manners course, this is the perfect next step in order to help your dog reach its potential.

Now that your dog knows the basics, it's time to make all of the exercises much more challenging. We add the three D's (distance, duration and distractions) plus introduce some new commands in order help your dog build and keep its focus. The goal continues to be for your dog to do what you say the first time, without repeating yourself.

By the end of the course, your dog should be able to excel at many foundational behaviors, even under highly challenging circumstances.

The course includes:
  • Off-leash socialization, including advice about correcting unwanted behavior
  • All of the exercises listed below
  • The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification if your dog passes the 10-step test in the final class

Skills and exercises include:
  • Remain calim while you greet another person
  • Maintain focus on you even when passing other dogs and people
  • Leave things alone unless given permission (even really tempting things, like a pile of treats)
  • Go to a place, such as a mat or crate
  • Stay for a long period of time, even from a distance, with your back turned, and you completely walking away
  • Automatically go to your side when coming to you
  • Walk next to you politely (even without a leash), including through a crowd of people and past noisy distractions
  • Come to you from a highly distracting activity
  • Accept handling of paws and ears, and accept being brushed by another person
  • Stay calm while you leave the room for a long duration

Don't just stop at one Manners course and think you're finished - take the next step and enroll in Intermediate Manners so your dog can continue to improve and learn crucial lifelong skills.

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See below for a schedule of all upcoming dog training classes, certification tests, and fun activities for Tucker Pup's in Chicago.





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Jan 19


Jan 20


Jan 21


Puppy Manners
Course Begins
Puppy Manners
7:15 pm to
8:15 pm
6 sessions
Sold Out
Tucker Pup's
West Loop


Jan 22


Intermediate Manners
Course Begins
Intermediate Manners
5:15 pm to
6:15 pm
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Jan 23


Jan 24
Today


Jan 25


Puppy Manners
Course Begins
Puppy Manners
9:00 am to
10:00 am
6 sessions
Sold Out
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
9:15 am to
10:15 am
1 session
Sold Out
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Adult Manners
Course Begins
Adult Manners
10:15 am to
11:15 am
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
10:30 am to
11:30 am
1 session
Sold Out
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Jan 26


Jan 27


Jan 28


Adult Manners
Course Begins
Adult Manners
8:30 pm to
9:30 pm
6 sessions
Sold Out
Tucker Pup's
West Loop


Jan 29


Puppy Manners
Course Begins
Puppy Manners
7:15 pm to
8:15 pm
6 sessions
Tucker Pup's
West Loop


Jan 30


Jan 31


Feb 1


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
9:15 am to
10:15 am
1 session
Sold Out
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
10:30 am to
11:30 am
1 session
Sold Out
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Feb 2


Feb 3


Feb 4


Adult Manners
Course Begins
Adult Manners
5:15 pm to
6:15 pm
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Feb 5


Feb 6


Feb 7


Feb 8


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
9:15 am to
10:15 am
1 session
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
10:30 am to
11:30 am
1 session
Sold Out
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Feb 9


Feb 10


Feb 11


Feb 12


Feb 13


Feb 14


Feb 15


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
9:15 am to
10:15 am
1 session
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
10:30 am to
11:30 am
1 session
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Feb 16


Leash Reactivity
Course Begins
Leash Reactivity
10:15 am to
11:15 am
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Feb 17


Adult Manners
Course Begins
Adult Manners
5:15 pm to
6:15 pm
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Puppy Manners
Course Begins
Puppy Manners
6:30 pm to
7:30 pm
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Feb 18


Feb 19


Puppy Manners
Course Begins
Puppy Manners
6:30 pm to
7:30 pm
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Adult Manners
Course Begins
Adult Manners
8:30 pm to
9:30 pm
6 sessions
Tucker Pup's
West Loop


Feb 20


Feb 21


Feb 22


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
9:15 am to
10:15 am
1 session
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
10:30 am to
11:30 am
1 session
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Feb 23


Leash Reactivity
Course Begins
Leash Reactivity
9:00 am to
10:00 am
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Adult Manners
Course Begins
Adult Manners
11:30 am to
12:30 pm
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Puppy Manners
Course Begins
Puppy Manners
12:45 pm to
1:45 pm
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Adult Manners
Course Begins
Adult Manners
4:00 pm to
5:00 pm
6 sessions
Tucker Pup's
West Loop


Puppy Manners
Course Begins
Puppy Manners
5:15 pm to
6:15 pm
6 sessions
Tucker Pup's
West Loop


Feb 24


Feb 25


Adult Manners
Course Begins
Adult Manners
6:30 pm to
7:30 pm
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Feb 26


Feb 27


Feb 28


Feb 29


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
9:15 am to
10:15 am
1 session
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
10:30 am to
11:30 am
1 session
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Intermediate Manners
Course Begins
Intermediate Manners
11:30 am to
12:30 pm
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Advanced Manners
Course Begins
Advanced Manners
12:45 pm to
1:45 pm
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Mar 1


Mar 2


Mar 3


Mar 4


Mar 5


Mar 6


Mar 7


Adult Manners
Course Begins
Adult Manners
10:15 am to
11:15 am
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Mar 8


Mar 9


Mar 10


Mar 11


Mar 12


Mar 13


Mar 14


Mar 15


Mar 16


Mar 17


Intermediate Manners
Course Begins
Intermediate Manners
5:15 pm to
6:15 pm
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Mar 18


Mar 19


Fri, Jan 24, 2020
Today


Sat, Jan 25, 2020


Puppy Manners
Course Begins
Puppy Manners
9:00 am to
10:00 am
6 sessions
Sold Out
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
9:15 am to
10:15 am
1 session
Sold Out
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Adult Manners
Course Begins
Adult Manners
10:15 am to
11:15 am
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
10:30 am to
11:30 am
1 session
Sold Out
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Sun, Jan 26, 2020


Mon, Jan 27, 2020


Tue, Jan 28, 2020


Adult Manners
Course Begins
Adult Manners
8:30 pm to
9:30 pm
6 sessions
Sold Out
Tucker Pup's
West Loop


Wed, Jan 29, 2020


Puppy Manners
Course Begins
Puppy Manners
7:15 pm to
8:15 pm
6 sessions
Tucker Pup's
West Loop


Thu, Jan 30, 2020


Fri, Jan 31, 2020


Sat, Feb 1, 2020


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
9:15 am to
10:15 am
1 session
Sold Out
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
10:30 am to
11:30 am
1 session
Sold Out
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Sun, Feb 2, 2020


Mon, Feb 3, 2020


Tue, Feb 4, 2020


Adult Manners
Course Begins
Adult Manners
5:15 pm to
6:15 pm
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Wed, Feb 5, 2020


Thu, Feb 6, 2020


Fri, Feb 7, 2020


Sat, Feb 8, 2020


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
9:15 am to
10:15 am
1 session
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
10:30 am to
11:30 am
1 session
Sold Out
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Sun, Feb 9, 2020


Mon, Feb 10, 2020


Tue, Feb 11, 2020


Wed, Feb 12, 2020


Thu, Feb 13, 2020


Fri, Feb 14, 2020


Sat, Feb 15, 2020


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
9:15 am to
10:15 am
1 session
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
10:30 am to
11:30 am
1 session
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Sun, Feb 16, 2020


Leash Reactivity
Course Begins
Leash Reactivity
10:15 am to
11:15 am
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Mon, Feb 17, 2020


Adult Manners
Course Begins
Adult Manners
5:15 pm to
6:15 pm
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Puppy Manners
Course Begins
Puppy Manners
6:30 pm to
7:30 pm
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Tue, Feb 18, 2020


Wed, Feb 19, 2020


Puppy Manners
Course Begins
Puppy Manners
6:30 pm to
7:30 pm
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Adult Manners
Course Begins
Adult Manners
8:30 pm to
9:30 pm
6 sessions
Tucker Pup's
West Loop


Thu, Feb 20, 2020


Fri, Feb 21, 2020


Sat, Feb 22, 2020


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
9:15 am to
10:15 am
1 session
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
10:30 am to
11:30 am
1 session
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Sun, Feb 23, 2020


Leash Reactivity
Course Begins
Leash Reactivity
9:00 am to
10:00 am
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Adult Manners
Course Begins
Adult Manners
11:30 am to
12:30 pm
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Puppy Manners
Course Begins
Puppy Manners
12:45 pm to
1:45 pm
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Adult Manners
Course Begins
Adult Manners
4:00 pm to
5:00 pm
6 sessions
Tucker Pup's
West Loop


Puppy Manners
Course Begins
Puppy Manners
5:15 pm to
6:15 pm
6 sessions
Tucker Pup's
West Loop


Mon, Feb 24, 2020


Tue, Feb 25, 2020


Adult Manners
Course Begins
Adult Manners
6:30 pm to
7:30 pm
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Wed, Feb 26, 2020


Thu, Feb 27, 2020


Fri, Feb 28, 2020


Sat, Feb 29, 2020


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
9:15 am to
10:15 am
1 session
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Puppy Social
Puppy Social
10:30 am to
11:30 am
1 session
Companion Animal Hospital
Training Room
River North


Intermediate Manners
Course Begins
Intermediate Manners
11:30 am to
12:30 pm
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Advanced Manners
Course Begins
Advanced Manners
12:45 pm to
1:45 pm
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Sun, Mar 1, 2020


Mon, Mar 2, 2020


Tue, Mar 3, 2020


Wed, Mar 4, 2020


Thu, Mar 5, 2020


Fri, Mar 6, 2020


Sat, Mar 7, 2020


Adult Manners
Course Begins
Adult Manners
10:15 am to
11:15 am
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Sun, Mar 8, 2020


Mon, Mar 9, 2020


Tue, Mar 10, 2020


Wed, Mar 11, 2020


Thu, Mar 12, 2020


Fri, Mar 13, 2020


Sat, Mar 14, 2020


Sun, Mar 15, 2020


Mon, Mar 16, 2020


Tue, Mar 17, 2020


Intermediate Manners
Course Begins
Intermediate Manners
5:15 pm to
6:15 pm
6 sessions
Anti-Cruelty Society
Training Center
River North
FREE PARKING


Wed, Mar 18, 2020


Thu, Mar 19, 2020