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Puppy Manners will be the highlight of your puppy’s week! Join us for off-leash play with other puppies, and to start learning good manners!

Young puppies typically learn new things quickly. This class will introduce your puppy to the cues he/she will need to be a great family dog. Some cues covered will be sit, downs, leave its and coming when called, using positive reinforcement and clicker training. Puppy issues (housebreaking, chewing, and jumping on people, etc.) will be covered.

Socialization and play is an important part of your pup’s development. Through play, your pup learns appropriate interactions, to read body language of other dogs, and bite inhibition. Each week, your pup will have supervised play time with new friends!

This class is for puppies age 8 weeks to 5 months. Puppies must have the 1st round of DHPP vaccines at least 5 days prior to the first class. Puppies 4 months and older must have a current rabies vaccine. Vaccinations must be kept up to date throughout the class.

Cost: $125 per puppy or $100 per puppy if adopted from the CASPCA.

When: The next series will begin on Saturday, March 10th from 12:30pm-1:30pm and will take place every Saturday for six consecutive weeks. Contact Heather at hsullivan@caspca.org with any questions.

Meet Our Instructor: 

Janet Trauger has been training dogs in Central Virginia since 2006. She is the owner and Head Trainer for Raising K9 Va, which provides instruction in positive reinforcement and clicker training for dogs and their people. Janet began teaching pet dog classes in 2010, and working with private clients as well. She and her dog, Honeydew, are certified as a Therapy Dog Team and visit schools and hospital facilities together. Janet is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

A Testimonial from a Student:

“In December 2014, I adopted Winter from the CASPCA. She and I then learned about the training classes offered by Janet Trauger at your wonderful facility. Even though I have had many dogs in my life, this was the first time ever that I enrolled in a series of classes. What a great instructor Janet was (and is) to work with different dogs and their owners, personalizing her suggestions, depending on the personalities of the pups and people … My once very shy and underweight stray has become a social, happy and fun-to-be-around dog. The clicker training was a first for me but helped to ‘train’ me and Winter. Learning how to be around other dogs, how to behave at vet visits, how to trust and how to handle daily situations, keeping safe–all this was covered in these classes. We are happy to be graduates of Janet’s course and to be ambassadors for the CASPCA.”

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