Give your puppy the best possible start. Beginning with our 6-week puppy classe (designed for puppies five months old and younger) Basic manners and commands are covered including sit, down, stay and walking nicely on a leash. We offer help solving common problems like chewing, digging and jumping up. Your puppy will also have time to learn to socialize with other puppies and people.
Build on what you have learned with PuppyToo -As your puppy matures, it can now learn skills like: Attention, Recalls, Leave It, Sit for Greeting, Stays, Quiet Crating, Go to Place and Loose Leash Walking. Have fun while enhancing your puppies’ abilities to learn and advance in their training.
Finally we offer Competition Puppy - this class provides the foundation you need to compete in a variety of dog sports including obedience, rally and agilty.
If you have an older puppy we have a JUNIOR BASIC just for you!
This class fills VERY quickly so please sign up early!
For the safety and welfare of all dogs, NO puppies under 12 weeks of age are allowed in our training facility.
Proof of vaccinations are necessary.
Introducing the next step for your puppy…PuppyToo class. Class limit – 10 Dogs.
Requirements: Dogs that have graduated Star Puppy, or between 18 weeks to 1 year if are new to DTCSP or after evaluation by a PuppyToo Instructor / Training Coordinator.
As your puppy matures, it can now learn skills like: Attention, Recalls, Leave It, Sit for Greeting, Stays, Quiet Crating, Go to Place and Loose Leash Walking. Have fun while enhancing your puppies’ abilities to learn and advance in their training.
Want to Try Agility, Formal Obedience or AKC Rally?
This is your next foundation class. Requirements are that you have graduated DTCSP PuppyToo, or be evaluated by the Competition Puppy Instructor. Class limit – 10 Dogs. Ages 24 weeks to 2 years old.
You will continue to strengthen the skills taught in PuppyToo class. We then introduce groundwork fundamentals like: Attention Heeling, Backing up, Touch Target, Send to Cone, Position Changes, Body Awareness, Sit for Exam, Reliable off-leash Recalls, and Finishes. Keep the momentum going by having DTCSP build teamwork with your young dog!
S.T.A.R. is an acronym for Socialization, Training, Activity, and a Responsible owner, all the things a puppy needs. This puppy class is open to purebred and mixed breed dogs. Enrolling in program means the puppy will be listed in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records. After passing a graduation test, you will receive:
1) A gorgeous gold olympic-style medal with the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy logo
2) A frameable AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certificate
3) A 64-page booklet on what to expect during the first year, house training, crate training and grooming tips are just some of the many topics
4) Discount enrollment in AKC companion animal recovery
5) Subscription to AKC's monthly email newsletter that includes training tips and other valuable information.
Classes fill quickly. Because our classes are available on a first come, first served basis, we suggest that you sign up as soon as possible. For your convenience, please sign up online.
Puppy Classes are 6 week sessions. Date indicates the first class of the session.