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Puppy Kindergarten

Tuesday Nights, 7:00pm (free orientation without your dog 1 week before the start of class)

Who are allowed to join: dogs age 8-20 weeks old that have completed the vaccinations appropriate to their age.

$120 for 6 classes or $200 for 10 classes (to be completed in 8 or 13 weeks, respectively... no paying for classes you miss!

Unused Puppy K classes can be used for subsequent Foundations Classes. Puppies will spend 6 weeks in Puppy K.)

All dogs deserve the opportunity to be happy. A well-trained and socialized dog is a happy dog! Our Puppy K class is a great way to get your new four-legged family member off to a good start!

The class covers basic puppy obedeince. It is an introductory class necessaru for the well-mannered puppy, and the basics of dog training for a new puppy owner.

Course Material includes: Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Attention Games, Loose-Leash Walking, Puppy Behavior, Good Manners, Self Control and Safety Issues.

Boston Dog University also offers the AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Certificate program as part of our Puppy K!

Our puppy class is designed to fit seamlessly into our Boston Dog University's Foundations Obedience Program. You and your puppy will learn to train successfully in a positive way, while building your communication skills and good habits right from the start. Your 6 or 10 - week training package will allow you to master the basis of puppy training and give you the necessary tools to move into beginner classes.

In Puppy K, we will be focusing on the following training --
Eye contact for 2 seconds, handler smiling!
Sit 3 times using hand and/or verbal signal, no lure;
Down 3 times using hand and/or verbal signal, no lure
Pass the Puppy Sit/Down with lure
Respond to name from 5 feet
Body Handling
Pass the Puppy Body Handling
Calling out of play after 30 seconds
Surface/tunnel games
Back up and Focus with food/toy distractor
Let's get Dressed Up game
Recall from 1/2 length of room (or more)
Loose Leash Walking for 10-20 feet.
Take It/Leave It
Retrieve different objects
These exercises may be performed with continuous rewards.

Classes are held Tuesday at the Boston Dog Company 2512 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02140.
Required equipment, vaccinations, and club policies will be discussed at Orientation, but for a preview please see our Class Rules

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