Glen Ellyn Group Classes
 2023 Registration is Open!

 

Classes are held at

MAIN STREET  RECREATION CENTER

501 HILL AVE. GLEN ELLYN

 

See Course Descriptions Below

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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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Young Puppy Manners

For puppies ages 9 weeks to 5 months.  Class size up to 6 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) Young Puppy beginner 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 consecuive weeks starting on the date listed on the registration page.  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.

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Manners Level 2

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

Course Length: 5 weeks, 1 hour class
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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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Intro To Therapy Dog 

For pups ages 6 mos to adult.  Limit 5 pups with handlers in each session

Course Length: 5 weeks, 1 hour class
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Do you and your dog enjoy meeting new people? Consider training to become a therapy dog team. Visiting hospitals, nursing homes, colleges, libraries and school reading programs are some of the opportunities available in our area. In this class, you'll learn about the various organizations and what it takes to become a therapy dog team. You'll also have an opportunity to learn and practice the required exercises to pass a Therapy Dog Evaluation.

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Manners Level 1 - Polite Pup

For puppies ages 6 months and older
Class size up to 4 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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Intro to Tricks

Manners 2 grads invited.
Pups must be able to comfortably work along side other dogs and people

Course Length: 5 weeks, 1 hour class
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Dogs love to learn new tricks! This fun class will introduce you and your dog to lots of cool tricks to show friends and family-just in time for holiday fun! 

PLUS - Trick training boosts your dog’s creativity, builds confidence, improves obedience and manners, and strengthens the bond between you and your dog.
It's a great form of physical and mental exercise for your pup!

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Manners Level 3 -
Polite in Public

For Pups who have completed
Manners Level 2 

Course Length: 5 weeks, 1 hour class
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Choose this class if you have completed Manners Level 2 or Puppy Kindergarten.  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 public settings. Emphasis will be on leash walking, calm greetings, ignoring distractions and more.