Our Puppy Foundations Class is a 6-week course for puppies age 2-5 1/2 months old. Each class meets once a week at the same time for about an hour. Start your new puppy off on the right paw! The foundations class sets the ground work for all your puppy’s future training challenges! The sooner you begin training your new puppy, the more confident and responsive they are. Through socialization and training, Puppy Foundations teaches you the basic obedience commands all dog owners should know (such as Stay, Come, Leave It, etc). We will also address common bad habits your puppy might hit during this age bracket, such as: potty training, play biting, jumping, etc
The Strongest Puppy Foundations Begin with You!
One thing we know for certain is that a puppy’s success starts with a responsible owner. Our Puppy Foundations Class will also help you, the new owner, learn the best way to give your new puppy the best beginning in your life together. Your new puppy will look to you as a responsible pet owner to guide them. We are here to help you set them on the right path from the very start.
You will also have the opportunity to pass the AKC Puppy STAR test at the end of this class. S.T.A.R. stands for Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsibility and the program helps both dog owners and their puppies off to the best possible start!
For more information about the Puppy STAR test, you can learn more at AKC’s website.
Important Note: All puppies must be up-to date on vaccination boosters and it is recommended to have 2 boosters before attending their first class (typically, 1st boosters are given at 6 and 9 weeks). Before attending your first training class, you must complete and return our enrollment form. Enrollment in class is not complete until we have received both your enrollment form and your payment. If you have any Questions, please contact us at (321) 209-4880.
**Also, please make sure you sign up with a valid email address, as we will send you a welcome email within 24 hours of your online enrollment to any of our classes.
***For our Virtual Training Class Attendees:
You will be right in the training ring with us virtually for about an hour each week (they are 6 weeks long), learning along others doing the same thing you are, but from the comfort of your own home! You can chime in, ask questions and will get all the necessary handouts and training information just as if you were in attendance to one of our regular live group classes. And don’t worry, if you are having technical difficulties and can’t seem to connect one day, we will be able to get you all the information and homework from your sessions so you never miss out!
All you need is a computer with a webcam or a smartphone and to download the Skype app from your Google Play or Apple Store. It is also helpful to have an easy way to set up your phone or tablet, such as a stand or tripod so it is easy for your trainer to view your training with your dog.
**PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to enroll in any of our virtual training classes at least 24 hours before the actual start date, so we can verify we have your correct information ready to contact you when our live session is going to begin.
**Please make sure you sign up with a valid email address, as we will send you a welcome email within 24 hours of your online enrollment to any of our classes. You will also need to fill out a copy of our Virtual Training Enrollment Form prior to your start date.**
**Please note: we do not offer refunds on any virtual training classes.**