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Puppy Life Skills

Puppy Life Skills

This class helps puppies build on the skills they know using positive reinforcement training techniques.

PUPPY LIFE SKILLS is for puppies between 15 weeks and 22 weeks of age on the first day of class. This class helps puppies start off on the right paw using positive reinforcement techniques. The class meets once a week for 4 weeks. Topics to be covered will include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding canine behavior and communication.
  • House Training
  • Biting/Mouthing
  • Socialization
  • Building on basic manners: name, stand, loose leash walking, recall.
  • How positive reinforcement works and why we use it.
  • Problem solving
  • Problem prevention
  • Training tricks for fun and to impress your friends

This class meets once a week for four weeks. Participants will be required to watch the orientation video prior to coming to the first class via the link below. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssUfPnvdChk&t=5s

For any issues regarding the orientation video, please contact dogtraining@arl-iowa.org or call 515-473-9131. 

Items Needed

Standard flat collar and a 6 foot standard leash. Correctly fitted body-harnesses are also allowed. Pinch collars, head halters, electronic collars, or retractable leashes are not permitted. Small, bite-sized, treats in a pouch or bag.

Prerequisites

Puppy Kindergarten class or equivalent. 

Fee

This class is $125. Fees for classes are subject to change and are non-refundable. For more information about our refund policy, visit our Training Class FAQ page.

Does your dog consistently react strongly to humans or other dogs?

Reactive dogs have a hard time focusing on their owner during the class making it hard for them to learn and retain the information they are being taught. If you are unsure if your dog will be successful in a group training class, a Drop-In training class is a great way to see if your dog is able to learn in the busy environment our training center provides.

If you have any concerns about the behaviors your dog displays, please email dogtraining@arl-iowa.org or call (515) 473-9131.

Registration

Click on the button below and scroll to find the class date you would like to attend. You will be walked through the online registration process. Payment will be through the online registration system. No registration will be considered confirmed without payment.

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