Puppy Class

Your puppy’s first lessons are important ones. He has to learn to love the whole wide world — and learn how to sit, too. It would also be great if he wouldn’t chew your shoes  — or eat your reading glasses.

Please do not wait — start your youngster while he is still young — so that he can meet other puppies and people during the critical socialization window of 12-16 weeks of age.

Age Range for Puppy Class: 10 weeks – 4.5 or 6 months of age (depends on breed/size — see below).
Vaccination Requirement: Two sets of puppy shots plus Bordetella.

Medium- or large-breed puppies older than 4.5 months old should enroll in Basic Obedience. Small-breed puppies who weigh less than 20 pounds may stay in puppy class until they are 6 months old unless their level of maturity indicates that Basic is more appropriate. Ask for an evaluation if you are in doubt.

AKC STAR Puppy Class

Join us for this fast-paced combination of basic obedience, socialization, and confidence-building exercises. Puppies who attend all six classes are eligible for the AKC STAR Puppy Certificate.

Start Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017 @ 2-3pm
Instructor: Kelly Contreras
Cost: $99 + $4 processing fee (20% discount for eligible members)
Duration: 6 weeks
You must attend all six weeks of puppy class to be eligible for the AKC STAR Puppy certificate.

Please bring 30-50 training treats (not biscuits), a 5-6 foot leash, and your shot records. Puppies may wear a martingale collar, head halter, or a front snap no-pull harness. Wear shoes you can walk and run in – no flip flops. Do not feed your puppy dinner before class.

Puppy Agility 2

Instructor: Kim Carey
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $100 + $4 online processing fee (20% discount for members that worked 20+ hours in 2016)
Dates: Monday, February 27, 2017 – April 17, 2017 @ 6pm
No class March 6 and March 20.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Puppy Intro Agility 1 or instructor approval.

Participant Requirements: This class is only for friendly, non-reactive puppies between 6-months and 12-months of age. Handlers must help with the set-up and break-down of equipment on the course.

Required Materials: Flat buckle collar (no choke, slip, or martingale), 6 ft leash, favorite toy or two, lots and lots of soft training treats (cut into very small pieces), treat pouch or pocket for treats, water and water dish, handlers must wear tennis shoes or sneakers, a bed, mat, towel, or crate for your puppy and (optional) a chair and water for you.

Course Description: This class will further your puppy’s interest in the sport of Agility and strengthen your training partnership while continuing development of basic obedience skills necessary for Agility and confidence on Agility obstacles. No jumping will be done with puppies, poles will be on the ground or at low, puppy-appropriate, height. In further consideration for puppy safety, obstacles such as the A-Frame, Teeter, and Dog Walk will be used only at low height. Weave pole entrances may be introduced in this class, but there will not be any actual weaving done by growing puppies. Developing attention, ability to navigate with some distance from the handler, changing direction, and working short sequences will be introduced.

Questions about Puppy Class?

Contact us at [email protected]

Class Cancellation Policy

Because class size is limited and sufficient time is necessary to contact alternate students, class tuition may only be refunded if notice, in writing or by email, is received seven (7) business days prior to the start date of a class by the instructor or the director.

Class registration closes 24 hours in advance of the class start date. You must pre-register online or by completing a class registration form in order to attend a class. Classes are subject to cancellation or date changes at the discrection of OTCPBC training staff.

OTCPBC does not offer partial refunds, transfers of monies from one class to another, or private instruction in lieu of group classes.

Questions about Obedience?

Contact us at [email protected]