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Glen Ellyn Group Classes

Classes are held at

MAIN STREET  RECREATION CENTER

501 HILL AVE. GLEN ELLYN

Holiday Express Session begins November 29

Classes include: Leash Walking Intensive, Puppy Social, Polite in Public

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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.

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Level 1
Young Puppy Manners

 

For puppies ages 10 weeks to 5 months  Class size up to 5 pups

Course Length: 5 weeks, 1 hour class
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Fee: $200
Location: Glen Ellyn (in-person) or Zoom by request

Join a group of puppy friends for our 6 lesson (one video and 5 in person lessons) Puppy class. You will be sent a video orientation prior to our first in-person class that includes your intro lesson and homework.  We will then meet in-person for 5 consecutive weeks starting on the date listed on the registration page.  Classes will include live demos, individual coaching, and discussion. The skills learned in this class will lay the foundation for a strong bond of communication with your pup. 

  • Clear communication with your puppy

  • Socialization 

  • Sit, lie down, come and stay “go to bed” and more

  • Relax and settle

  • Polite Greeting strategies

  • Intro Loose leash walking

Training will feel like a game!

We also address common puppy behavioral challenges.

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Level 1 
Manners 1-Polite Pup 

For puppies ages 6 months and older
Class size up to 5 pups

Course Length: 5 weeks, 1 hour class
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Fee: $200
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!  For this class, you will be sent a video orientation prior to our first in-person class that includes your intro lesson and homework.  Then we will meet in-person on 5 consecutive weeks starting on the first date listed on the registration page.

 

Here are a few things you and your puppy will learn:

  • Clear communication

  • Socialization 

  • Sit, lie down, come and stay “go to bed” and more

  • Relax and settle

  • Polite Greeting strategies

  • Intro Loose leash walking

PLUS we address nipping and chasing, chewing, stealing and other undesirable behaviors.

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Level 2
Leash Walking Intensive

Pups must be able to comfortably work along side other dogs and people

Course Length: 4 weeks, 1 hour class
Fee: $180
For Pups who have completed a class with the Puppy Professor or by invitation. 

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Does your dog pull on the leash? Drag you to see other dogs or people on walks? Completely forget that you are holding the other end of the leash? Lose focus and only want to sniff?  Lay down and decide the walk is over? 

Join us as we show you leash handling techniques, leash walking games that promote focus and proximity to you, and strategies to keep your pup engaged and relaxed on walks!  In 4 weeks you will have all the tools to take you and your pup on the road!

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Level 1
Young Puppy Social

For puppies ages 9-16 weeks

Course Length: 4 weeks, 1 hour class
Fee: $180

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Learn the proper way to socialize your puppy! This class will help your puppy build confidence and resilience. 
We will introduce carefully curated experiences to help your puppy grow into a confident, calm and cooperative family member. 

Learn how going at your puppy's pace can build trust and connection.  Off-leash play will be introduced if and when size and play styles 
allow. 

We will also address common puppy concerns including house training, nipping and jumping, crate training and more. 

Come join the fun! Nothing better than spending a hour with some puppy friends!



 

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Level 2
Manners Level 2

For Puppies who have completed Young Puppy Manners or Polite Pup Manners Level 1

Course Length: 5 weeks, 1 hour class
Fee: $200

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Choose this class if you have completed Young Puppy Manners, Older Pup Level 1 or Polite Pup Basic Manners.   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.

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Level  2/3
Perfect Pup
Holiday Manners

For Pups who have completed
Manners Level 1, 2 or 3

Course Length: 4 weeks, 1 hour class
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Is Grandma coming for the holidays? Are you worried your pup will jump on her, steal her food or knock over your holiday decor?  Take your training on the road!  We will help your pup generalize all of the practice done at home and in class by working our way into real life settings. Emphasis will be on leash walking, calm greetings, ignoring distractions and more.

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