Group Dog Training Classes
Build a great relationship and a well-trained dog with the Puppy Professor.
Our small and personalized group classes speed learning in a supportive environment.
Young Puppy Preschool
For puppies ages 9 weeks to 5 months. Limit 6 puppy teams per group
Course Length: 5 consecutive weeks, 50 minute sessions
Location: Glen Ellyn (in-person) or Zoom by request
Join a group of puppy friends for our 5-week Puppy Start Right beginner class. The group will meet on week 1 via Zoom video conference for orientation, and in-person during weeks 2-5. Classes will include live demos, individual coaching, and discussion. Fun for the whole family! The skills learned in this class will lay the foundation for a strong bond of communication with your pup. Play training games, build skills and learn socialization techniques that will last a lifetime. We also address common puppy behavioral challenges.
Older Pup Level 1
For Puppies 6 months and older. Limit 4 Teams per group
Course Length: 5 weeks, 60-minute session
Location: Glen Ellyn
Did you miss out on teaching the basics during the pandemic? or looking for a solid starter class your new pup? Laying a strong foundation of positive training will help you...and your pup! During this 5 week class, the group will meet on week 1 via Zoom video conference for orientation, and in-person during weeks 2-5.
Here are a few things you and your puppy will learn:
Establishing clear communication
Sit, lie down, come and stay “go to bed” and more
Relax and settle
Greeting without jumping
Intro Loose leash walking
Off-leash play as age and play styles permit
PLUS we address nipping and chasing, chewing, stealing and other undesirable behaviors.
For Puppies who have completed Young Puppy Preschool, Pandemic Puppy or Older Pup Level 1
Course Length: 5 weeks, 50 minutes sessions
Location: Glen Ellyn and Lombard
Choose this class if you have completed Puppy Preschool, Pandemic Puppy or Older Pup Level 1. We will continue to build the behaviors learned in our beginner classes: sit, down, come, hand target, drop it/give, settling on a mat. Plus, we will introduce additional targeting, stay, leash walking, calm greetings and incorporate more games that will shape your pup into a creative thinker and you into a creative trainer.
DROP OFF - PUPPY PLAY GROUP
*Currently on hold...watch for dates in 2022
For Puppies enrolled in our Puppy School
ages 9 weeks to 5 months * Limit 4 puppies per session
Fee: One Session $75 / Two-pack $125 / Three-pack $180
All sessions are 1 hour
Location: Glen Ellyn Trainer Home
Socialization. Enrichment. Off Leash Play.
Our Puppy Professors (all certified trainers) build your puppy’s confidence and optimism through carefully crafted socialization experiences including noise desensitization, introduction to novelty, balance and proprioception activities, off leash puppy interactions. Plus we will introduce the concept of regulating arousal through calming activities including boundary games, focus games and active rest.