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Glen Ellyn Group Classes

Location:

MAIN STREET  RECREATION CENTER

501 HILL AVE.

GLEN ELLYN, IL 60137

UPCOMING SESSIONS:

Fall I : September 3 to October 1 (Registration Open!)

Fall II: October 8 to November 12

Winter I: November 18-December 17

Class session is 5 weeks, class length 1 hour

Class 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 
Social

For puppies ages 9-16 weeks
Class size up to 5 puppies

Course Length: 5 weeks, 1 hour class
Fee: $215

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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. 

Lastly, you will learn training methods that will speed communication and help manage your puppy's behavior.


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



 

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Level 1 
Manners INTRO

Polite Pup 

For pups ages 4 months and older
Class size up to 5 pups

Course Length: 5 weeks, 1 hour class
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Fee: $215

 

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!  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
Manners Level 2
Polite at Home

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

Course Length: 5 weeks, 1 hour class
Fee: $215

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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 skills learned in our beginner classes: sit, down, come, hand target, drop it/give, settling on a mat and translate them into polite behavior at home.  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  3
Polite in Public/CGC PREP




 

For Pups who have completed
Manners Level 1, 2 or 3
Fee: $215

Course Length: 5 weeks, 1 hour class
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 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.  

*PLEASE NOTE: THIS SESSION WE WILL ALSO INTRODUCE ELEMENTS OF THE CANINE GOOD CITIZEN PROGRAM FOR THOSE PREPARING BE EVALUATED. These are great skills for all dogs to learn whether or not you plan to participate in an evaluation.

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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 4
Canine Good Citizen Prep

For Pups who completed Manners Level 1, 2 or 3
Fee: $215

 Limit 5 pups with handlers in each class

5 weeks series, one hour class
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This class introduces dog teams to the elements of the AKC Canine Good Citizen test and provides training and guidance on how to achieve success in meeting each element. 

 

Once the prep class is completed, a separate Canine Good Citizen Evaluation test day will scheduled for those wishing to test.  Prep class attendees are not required to participate in the CGC Evaluation Test. 

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