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.
Your New Puppy
One hour Zoom Workshop
Are you expecting a new puppy? Or has he arrived and excitement has turned to overwhelm? Join us to learn absolute best practices in helping your puppy acclimate to your family, deal with nipping and chewing, house train, crate train and become "socialized"? This workshop is the BEST option to start you and your puppy off on the right paw!
In addition, we will introduce you to science-based, positive reinforcement training methods as well as answer your questions!
Attendance in this class makes you eligible for a discounted rate for our Puppy Home School class.
Puppy Start Right Preschool
For puppies ages 9 weeks to 5 months. Limit 6 puppies per weekly session.
Course Length: 5 weeks, 50 minute zoom or in-person sessions
Train from the comfort of your home or join us in person. Join a group of puppy friends for our 5-week beginner class. We will meet over Zoom video conference for orientation and in-person for lessons and practice once weekly. 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. We will play games, build skills, learn socialization techniques that will last a lifetime.
Location: Glen Ellyn and Lombard (in-person)
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.
Location: Glen Ellyn Trainer Home
DROP OFF - PUPPY PLAY GROUP
For Puppies enrolled in our Puppy School
ages 9 weeks to 5 months * Limit 4 puppies per session
Fee: One Session $40 / Two-pack $75 / Three-pack $110
All sessions are 1 hour
For Puppies who have completed Puppy Home School/Preschool
Course Length: 5 weeks, 40-50 minutes sessions
For puppies 5 months and older who have completed "Puppy Start Right" or Puppy Home School. We will continue to build the behaviors learned in Puppy Start Right: 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.
Location: Glen Ellyn and Lombard
For Puppies up to one year of age-owner attends with puppy
Course Length: 5 weeks, 60-minute session
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!
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.
Location: Glen Ellyn and Lombard