Puppy Training Classes

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Sign Up

Visit our website to register for your 2 or 6 month membership appropriate to the age of your puppy.

Step 2

Attend Unlimited Classes

Attend unlimited puppy training classes with other puppies of the same age and move up as your puppy reaches each developmental stage.

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Graduate!

Watch your puppy become a superstar!

We recommend that you get your puppy started in puppy training classes as soon as possible! We only require one round of vaccinations, per the recommendation of local vets, and follow the wise advice of The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior who states that the primary and most important time for puppy socialization is the first three months of his life. To read their entire article on Puppy Socialization please click here.

How Our Program Works

BlueDog’s puppy training program works different than any other dog training facility. Our puppy program is more like a gym membership. Start by purchasing a 2 or 6 month membership for your puppy specific to his or her age group, then enroll in as many classes as you like, starting immediately. Once your puppy reaches his or her next developmental stage, your puppy will be enrolled in classes specific for his or her training needs. Once your puppy reaches 6 months of age, your puppy can move on to our adult dog training program to continue their training education, eventually earning their AKC Canine Good Citizen certificate.

In addition to age-specific core training classes for puppies, BlueDog also offers a variety of extra-curricular activities to help you socialize your puppy and reinforce good training to build a great foundation for your puppy. If you wish, you can enroll in seven days a week of puppy training classes and extra curricular activities. It’s that simple!

BlueDog’s puppy training classes are built on many years of training and raising puppies, including our own puppies. We are experts in the field and are here to help. We can help you work through common puppy training issues, help teach a foundation for good manners, provide much needed socialization for your puppy, and give you the first steps to raising a confident, happy, and loving dog.

Our Available Puppy Classes

Our puppy classes are designed to group your puppy with similarly aged puppies for additional socialization benefits. Our training program is tailored for your puppy’s specific age to ensure your puppy can retain and build upon each course as he or she grows!

Puppy Preschool

Ages 8-16 weeks

Our Puppy Preschool Program is the very best start for your young puppy’s education!  We are going to help you create the foundation required for a well-mannered, happy and confident dog.  Our focus is less on teaching behaviors at this point and more on building your puppy’s life skills and enhancing your relationship with him to prepare him to be a fast learner when he reaches Kindergarten.

You can expect your puppy to learn in Puppy Preschool:

  • Confidence Building
  • Handling Skills
  • Proper Play
  • Trade
  • Socialization
  • On-Leash Greetings

Also enjoy the benefits of further fun and training with the following extracurricular courses available to puppy preschool enrollees: Puppy Tricks & Games, Home Economics, Class Lectures

Puppy Kindergarten

Ages 16-20 weeks

Our Puppy Kindergarten Program introduces the foundation of basic behaviors to your puppy.  We teach him skills that will be essential in helping you to begin to manage his increasing puppy antics!  We will also discuss the common challenges that we begin to come across when our puppies reach this very important age.

You can expect your puppy to learn in Puppy Kindergarten:

  • Response to Name
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Heel Position
  • Leave-It
  • Touch

Also enjoy the benefits of further fun and training with the following extracurricular courses available to puppy kindergarten enrollees: Puppy Tricks & Games, Phys Ed, Around the Town, Home Economics, Class Lectures

Puppy First Grade

Ages 20-24 weeks

Puppy First Grade is where we really begin to challenge our puppies!  We will introduce new, more advanced skills that will create the foundation to the well-mannered dog you hope to have one day.  We will also continue to discuss the age-appropriate challenges you are facing and will prepare your puppy (and you!) for his next steps into adolescents.

You can expect your puppy to learn in Puppy First Grade:

  • Polite Greeting
  • Drop-It
  • Come when called
  • Stay
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Advanced Leave-It

Also enjoy the benefits of further fun and training with the following extracurricular courses available to puppy first grade enrollees: Puppy Tricks & Games, Phys Ed, Around the Town, Home Economics, Class Lectures

Puppy with harness and wagging tail

Purchase a Membership

Enjoy unlimited puppy training classes throughout your entire membership!

2 Month Membership

$325

6 Month Membership

$875

A savings of $15 per month!

Enjoy Additional Extracurricular Activities

In addition to the core classes for your puppy, you can also enjoy these non-prerequisite courses for your puppy:

All Puppy Levels

Take the opportunity to teach your Kindergartener some new skills and refresh those skills First Graders learned in Level 1

Around the Town

You and your pup will have an opportunity to learn to walk in a group with various every day distractions like cars, people and nature!

Body Language Lecture [People Only]

Our Dog Body Language Lecture is a powerpoint presentation full of pictures and examples of typical (and atypical) dog body language. This lecture will help you better understand what your dog is saying and how to properly respond back. Bring your questions and leave your pup at home; this is a dog-free, human-only class!

Home Economics

Our “Home Ec.” classes for all levels (Puppy and Adult), provide you and your dog an opportunity to work on handling and grooming, introductions to new sounds and sensations, as well as tips and tricks for visiting your vet!

Puppy Games and Tricks

Puppy Games and Tricks! class at BlueDog is your chance to challenge your puppies in some fun, competitive games and work toward your AKC Novice Trick Dog Title

Puppy Parent/Teacher Conference [People Only]

Our Puppy Parent/Teacher Conference gives you the chance to meet with your puppy’s teacher to discuss how things are going both in the classroom and at home. Bring your questions and leave your puppy at home; this is a dog-free, human-only class!

Puppy Phys Ed

Puppy Phys Ed is an opportunity to teach puppies appropriate play in a one-on-one setting with another puppy of similar play style or even an adult mentor dog that will show your puppy the ropes!

Got a Question?

Make sure to check out our frequently asked questions section in regards to our puppy training classes! Have a question not covered in our FAQ? Contact us today! We look forward to hearing from you.

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Additional Resources

What to know before your first class

BlueDog Academy is the perfect place for your dog to receive a full education, from elementary school all the way to his college graduation!

Adult Classes

Start your dog out properly with BlueDog Academy’s adult dog classes—designed specifically for dogs 6 months & older.

Walking

Each dog gets his very own consistent dog walker who will quickly become his best friend. All our walks promote good manners. Our walkers ensure that all walks are structured and safe.