Puppy Manners will be the highlight of your puppy’s week! Join us for off-leash play with other puppies, and to continue learning good manners!
Young puppies typically learn new things quickly. This class is designed for puppies under a year old, that have completed the Puppy Manners 1 class at the CASPCA, or have an equivalent training background. The focus of the course is to refine your puppy’s basic commands and continue
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!
Puppies must have current DHPP and Rabies vaccinations.
Cost: $125 per puppy or $100 per puppy if adopted from the CASPCA.
Class is held every Saturday for six weeks.
What to bring:
-Leash: A 4′ nylon or leather leash. No retractable leashes.
–Collar: A flat buckle collar or martingale style collar. Head halters and easy walk harnesses are fine. No pinch or choke collars.
-Treats & Treat bag: Treats for this class should be 2 cups of kibble mixed with a high value people food (ex: hot dog, chicken, steak, meatballs, etc.) Your dog will likely be a little anxious the first week of class, and it is important to bring treats that they will want to eat under exciting/stressful conditions. Store bought treats will not be good enough in class.
Meet Our Instructor:
Janet Trauger 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 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.”
Please Note: The Saturday, October 6th class will be held from 5:15pm-6:15pm.