Puppy Training Classes

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Pup 1

Kindergarten/Elementary School for your pup (9-18 weeks old)

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 Pup 2

Junior High for your rapidly maturing puppy
 

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Pup 3

High School for your budding young adult dog


 Bravopup Pup 1 classes
 

Beginning Puppy Class for Puppies 9-18 Weeks

Your puppy will make new friends and develop self-confidence as he builds lifelong social skills. Watch your pup demonstrate new behaviors and flourish in our stimulating classroom environment while having a whole lot of fun!

Practical Training for Real Life

Because your pup will spend its life on and off leash, we will teach you how to work with your puppy both ways: with a leash and without one. Our skillful and friendly trainers will show you how to train your pup using positive techniques that make learning fast, fun, and motivating… for all of you! Family members of all ages are always welcome in BravoPup classes.

Our Pup 1 Class Skills Include:

  • Basic Obedience – sit, down, stay, come, leash skills

  • Manners – jumping, don’t touch, drop it, calm down

  • Social Skills – with other pups, with humans, build confidence in a variety of settings, prevent aggression

  • Distraction Skills – learns to focus and work in a group setting

  • All Things Puppy – nipping, chewing, house training, and how to deal with these issues in a positive way

  • Detailed homework and training handouts provided after each class.

Requirements & Information:

  1. Puppies should receive a minimum of one set of distemper and parvo vaccines at least 7 days prior to the first class and a first de-worming. They should be kept up to date throughout the class. Proof of vaccinations are required. Rabies is not required until the PUP2 series.

  2. Puppies need to be in your home at least 10 days prior to attending class. This is for the health and safety of all our puppy students.

  3. We recommend vaccination against Canine Flu for all dogs: Canine Influenza Virus H3N2/H3N8. Please consult your veterinarian. 

  4. Pup MUST be between 9 to 18 weeks old at start of the first class. All the pups need to be within the same developmental time frame. After 18 weeks your puppy is entering their teenage years, with adult teeth, jaw strength and attitude!

  5. If your pup will be older than 18 weeks at the start of class, we recommend our DOG1 series. This basic class is a requirement before taking any of our more advanced classes. 

  6. Please review our refund policy prior to registration.

  7. Make-up classes: See our FAQ section.

What To Bring:

  • Current vaccination records

  • Lots of bite size treats

  • Stuffed Kong or Bully Stick for pup to chew on during calm time

  • Standard flat collar or a front clipping harness, plus a 5 or 6 foot, standard leash (check our resources page for ideas)

 

$195 per dog

  • Number of classes: 5

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Duration: 50 min

  • Age: 9-18 weeks

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 Bravopup Pup 2 Class
 

Junior High School for Pups

This action-packed class is for pups that have graduated from PUP 1. We sharpen up the basic skills and tackle new ones. Higher level obedience is introduced such as heeling, placement commands (“go to your mat and chill out”), stays with mild to extreme distractions, distance commands, recalls from play sessions and more.

They Grow Up So Fast!

Your cute little puppy will be growing rapidly and you’ll be encountering a whole new set of challenges together during this exciting “adolescent” period. We are experts at dealing with rowdy teenagers, so we highly recommend that you take Pup 2 within several weeks of taking your Pup 1 class.  If your pup is older, you will both gain valuable skills from the curriculum; but the social aspects of the class may be different for your young adult dog once he is more mature.

Pup 2 Class Skills Include:

  • Heel – walk by my side

  • Recall conditioning

  • Extreme Distraction Skills – focus and stay with Xtreme distractions

  • Placement Work – go to a rug and lie down

  • Distance Commands – sit and down commands at a distance

  • Detailed homework and training handouts provided after each class.

Requirements:

  1. Completion of a BravoPup 1 class.

  2. Current vaccinations Rabies, Distemper, and Parvo.

  3. We recommend vaccination against Canine Flu for all dogs: Canine Influenza Virus H3N2/H3N8. Please consult your veterinarian.

  4. Age: upon completion of Pup 1 class up to 1 year of age. If older than 1 year we recommend the Dog 2 class instead.

  5. Pup must be friendly with dogs and people.

    • If you are concerned about your dog’s behavior around other dogs and/or people, we strongly recommend that your dog receive a professional evaluation with a BravoPup trainer prior to enrollment. This will help us determine if a group class is the best environment for you and your dog to begin training together.

    • Dog must not be reactive to other dogs on leash

  6. Please review our refund policy prior to registration.

  7. Make-up classes: See our FAQ section.

 

$195 per dog

  • Number of classes: 5

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Duration: 50 min

  • Upon completion of PUP 1

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 Bravopup Pup 3 Class
 

High School for the Young Adult Pup

This intermediate to advanced class is for pups that have graduated from PUP2 and would like to continue developing even greater skills, or for those that need a refresher after a break from class. We continue to work on our heel, stays, recalls, distance commands and impulse control BUT we raise the bar on difficulty levels. 

Pup 3 Class Skills Include:

  • Heel – on & off leash

  • Recall – challenging exercises

  • Extreme Distraction – your pup focuses on you no matter what

  • Stays – really long ones with big distractions

  • Verbal cue comprehension

  • Detailed homework and training handouts provided after each class.

Requirements:

  1. Completion of a BravoPup 1 & 2 classes.

  2. We recommend vaccination against Canine Flu for all dogs: Canine Influenza Virus H3N2/H3N8. Please consult your veterinarian.

  3. Pup must be friendly with dogs and people.

    • If you are concerned about your dog’s behavior around other dogs and/or people, we strongly recommend that your dog receive a professional evaluation with a BravoPup trainer prior to enrollment. This will help us determine if a group class is the best environment for you and your dog to begin training together.

    • Dog must not be reactive to other dogs on leash

  4. Please review our refund policy prior to registration.

  5. Make-up classes: See our FAQ section.

 

$195 per dog

  • Number of classes: 5

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Duration: 50 minutes

  • Upon completion PUP1 and PUP2

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