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Class Enrollment
Open - 5 Class spots available.
K9 Class NameInstructorClass DatesClass Time
Pup StartMichelle McCarthyJanuary 9, 2019 - January 30, 201907:30 P.M. - 08:30 P.M. (Wednesday)
LocationCostPayment TermsClass Size
Chelsea Location$125.00Pre-Pay K9 Home Schooling5
Description
Pup Start provides high quality puppy training along with support and education for puppy owners. Getting your puppy’s socialization and training off to a good start is one of the most important things you can do.   The class size is limited to 6 students/puppies to allow for individual attention.   

This class is for Puppies 10-16 weeks of age, puppies must be within this age range to enroll in this class. This 4 week class is designed to get your puppy off to the right start!  **Puppies must be a minimum of 10 weeks of age and no older than 16 weeks of age at the start of class.  We will extend the age to 20 weeks of age for Toy Breeds.  We require that puppies attending Pup Start NOT go to daycare, groomers, dog parks, dog shows or boarding facilities for the duration of this class**

 * According to the American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior, the primary and most important time for puppy socialization is the first three months of life. “Enrolling in puppy classes prior to three months of age can be an excellent means of improving training, strengthening the human-animal bond, and socializing puppies in an environment where risk of illness can be minimized.” 

https://www.companionanimalpsychology.com/2018/03/puppy-socialization-practices-and-how.html

We’ll help you get off to a great start by teaching you and your puppy a variety of basic skills and applying them to real life situations in our fun and practical classes.  We cover essential puppy information: 
  • house-training
  • basic manners (attention skills, sit, come when called, walking on leash, leave-it) 
  • teething and chewing
  • settling down
  • being alone
  • comfort in being handled
  • how to be relaxed and friendly with people and dogs. 
There will be off leash playtime for all puppies at the end of class.    

**Please note that class is held in the lower level of the building requiring the use of stairs**

Pup Start gives you the information and skills you need to raise a well-behaved and well-adjusted dog and prepares you and your puppy to enter Dog Training Fundamentals - 1.  

You will receive written training materials to support classwork. All K9 Home Schooling Students will have access to our library of online training and behavior modification handouts.  You will need a 6ft. leash, flat buckle collar or No Pull Harness, (no prong, choke or slip collars)clicker and soft bite sized treats. 

All puppies must have a current record of Vaccinations.

An adult must accompany students under 18 and children under 12 years of age must remain at home.  All dog handlers in class must be 18 years of age. 

THE FIRST NIGHT OF CLASS IS MANDATORY ORIENTATION  NO DOGS, HUMANS ONLY.  THIS CLASS WILL MEET FROM 6-7:15 PM, ALL REMAINING CLASSES WILL BE FROM 7:30-8:30 PM. 
Special Instructions
Classes will be held at 7665 werkner Road Chelsea MI 48118 **NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS TO OTHER CLASSES WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE START OF CLASS OR FOR DOGS THAT ARE REMOVED FOR BEHAVIOR OR HEALTH PROBLEMS. IF YOUR DOG IS REMOVED FROM CLASS FOR BEHAVIOR RELATED PROBLEMS (GROWLING, LUNGING, BITING, EXCESSIVE BARKING), THE HANDLER/OWNER MAY AUDIT THE REMAINING CLASSES WITHOUT THEIR DOG BUT A REFUND WILL NOT BE GIVEN**