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Classes

Puppy Preschool

Help your new puppy learn how to live in a human world.

  • Your puppy will learn how to get along with other dogs and people, to enjoy being touched and picked up, and to be calm and bold in the face of new objects and noises. The puppy will also learn how to focus on you, respond to his or her name, come when called, and lie down on cue.
  • You will learn how to train your puppy gently and efficiently, and how to best help him or her become comfortable with new creatures and environments. We will pay particular attention to housetraining and to solving any problems before they become established.

Puppy Preschool takes the frustration out of living with a young puppy. Rather than dealing with one crisis after another, you will set up your pup for success and will see daily improvement in his or her understanding and behavior. This class will put your puppy on track to become the happy, friendly, and well-behaved dog you’ve been hoping for.

Who?

  • Puppies 7 to 16 weeks old and their people
  • First set of vaccinations, a negative fecal parasite test, and a vet health certificate

 

What?

  • 4 bi-weekly online classes using Zoom (1 hour each)
  • 1 socialization adventure at Whole Pet Veterinary Center (30 minutes; socially distanced to conform with current vet-practice guidelines)
  • Private Facebook group for video review and additional discussion

 

When?

Next class:

Sat May 8, 2021 12 pm, ET Deadline for registration
Sat May 15, 2021 1:30pm, ET Class #1
Sat May 22, 2021 ~5pm, ET Socialization adventure at WPVC, slot by appointment
Sat May 29, 2021 1:30pm, ET Class #2
Sat June 12, 2021 1:30pm, ET Class #3
Sat June 26, 2021 1:30pm, ET Class #4

Register now by emailing us

Price

  • $275

Foundation Skills 1

Teach your pup the essential skills of a good companion dog

  • Your dog will learn how to come, sit, lie down, and walk by your side when asked
  • You will sharpen your clicker-training skills and will learn how to teach your dog to follow your directions under real-life conditions

 

Who?

  • Puppies, beginner adult dogs, and their people
  • Age-appropriate vaccinations

 

What?

  • 4 bi-weekly online classes using Zoom (1 hour each)
  • Private Facebook group for video review and additional discussion

 

When?

  • Saturday afternoons
  • Next class:
Sat. May 8, 2021 12 pm, ET Deadline for registration
Sat. May 15, 2021 1:30pm, ET Class #1
Sat. May 29, 2021 1:30pm, ET Class #2
Sat. June 12, 2021 1:30pm, ET Class #3
Sat. June 26, 2021 1:30pm, ET Class #4

 

Price

  • $250

    Foundation Skills 2

    Complete your dog’s skill set and strengthen your partnership

    • Your dog will learn nose-to-hand targeting, relax on the mat, and the long stay
    • You will learn how to work with common behavioral chains and how to teach your dog additional tricks on your own

     

    Who?

    • Graduates of Foundation Skills 1 and advanced graduates of Puppy Preschool

     

    What?

    • 4 bi-weekly online classes using Zoom (1 hour each)
    • Private Facebook group for video review and additional discussion

     

    When?

      • Saturday afternoons
      • Next class: TBD
    • Register now by emailing us

     

    Price

    • $250

    Advanced Skills Workshop: Relax on the Mat

    Teach your dog how to lie down and relax under both everyday and challenging conditions

    Who?

    • Graduates of other classes offered by The Puppy Project
    • Clients of Whole Pet Veterinary Center whose behavior-modification plan includes trained relaxation

     

    What?

    • 5 online classes using Zoom (1 hour each), spaced at increasing intervals
    • Private Facebook group for video review and additional support

     

    When?

    • Wednesday and Saturday, pm
    • Next class:
    Sat. May 15, 2021 12pm, ET  Deadline for registration; pre-work begins
    Wed. May 26, 2021 7pm, ET Class #1
    Sat. May 29, 2021 3pm, ET Class #2
    Sat. June 5, 2021 3pm, ET Class #3
    Sat. June 19, 2021 3pm, ET Class #4
    Sat. July 10, 2021 3pm, ET Class #5

     

    Price

    • $275