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 – 9 1/2 months of age at start of class.
Vaccination Requirement: One set of puppy shots.

AKC STAR Puppy Class

Description: 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. NO MAKE UP CLASSES will be offered — please plan to attend all six classes if you are interested in obtaining the certificate.
What to Bring: Please bring 30-50 training treats (no biscuits or kibble), a 5-6 foot leash, and your vaccination records. Puppies under 15 pounds may wear a harness. All other puppies need to wear a buckle or a martingale collar. Do not feed your puppy dinner before class. A hungry puppy is a motivated puppy. Wear shoes you can walk and run in – NO FLIP FLOPS.

Class Length: Class meets for six weeks for an hour.

Cost: $99 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in the last 12 months)

You must attend all six weeks of puppy class to be eligible for the AKC STAR Puppy certificate. NO MAKE UP CLASSES will be offered

Registration for January classes will  open 12/7/2022.

Class NameStartsInstructorClick Button to Register
PO AKC Star PuppyWed 1/4/23 at 6:45 pm DATE CHANGE: no class 1/25/23Susan MinixRegistration Closed
PO AKC Star PuppyMon 1/16/23
at 6:00 pm
Angel Andrews
PO AKC Star PuppyMon 1/16/23
at 7:15 pm
Angel Andrews
PO AKC Star PuppyMon 2/27/23
at 6:00 pm
Angel Andrews
PO AKC Star PuppyMon 2/27/23
at 7:15 pm
Angel Andrews

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Class Name: PO Intermediate Puppy Class

Description: Intermediate Puppy is for puppies who have graduated from a puppy class.
This class provides additional preparation for the Basic Obedience class. There will be games and exercises to build confidence and coordination in the puppies, as well as introduce the “Leave It”, “Drop”, “Wait” and “Stay” commands. This class will introduce basic tricks, and will also help to increasing the bond between you and your puppy.
Prerequisites: Graduated puppy class.
What to Bring: Please bring lots of high-value SOFT treats (no kibble or crunchy biscuits). You will need a 5”-6” training leash and your vaccination records. Puppies need one set of shots.
Puppies under 15 lbs NEED to be in a harness. All other puppies need to wear a buckle or martingale collar.
Wear shoes you can walk and run in. NO FLIP FLOPS.

Class Length: Class meets for five weeks for an hour.

Cost: $99 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in the last 12 months)

Class NameStartsInstructorClick Button to Register
PO Intermediate PuppySat 2/4/23 at 9:00 amAngel Andrews
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Upcoming Classes

Registration opens approximately six weeks prior to class start date. Schedule subject to change.

AKC Star Puppy Class

CLASSDAY OF WEEKSTART DATETIME
PO AKC Star PuppyMonday4/17/236:00 pm
PO AKC Star PuppyMonday4/17/237:15 pm
PO AKC Star PuppyMonday6/12/236:00 pm
PO AKC Star PuppyMonday6/12/237:15 pm
PO AKC Star PuppyMonday7/24/236:00 pm
PO AKC Star PuppyMonday7/24/237:15 pm
PO AKC Star PuppyMonday9/11/236:00 pm
PO AKC Star PuppyMonday9/11/237:15 pm
PO AKC Star PuppyMonday10/30/236:00 pm
PO AKC Star PuppyMonday11/8/235:30 pm

Intermediate Puppy Class

Registration opens approximately six weeks prior to class start date. Schedule subject to change.

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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 and pay online in order to attend a class. Classes are subject to cancellation or date changes at the discretion 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.

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