Puppy Training Classes

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Sign Up

Visit our website to register for your monthly membership.

Step 2

Attend Unlimited Classes

Attend unlimited puppy training classes including tricks, puppy recess, and more, or simply participate in our core classes and move up as your puppy graduates each level.

Step 3

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

The puppy school at BlueDog works entirely different than any other dog training facility.  Our program works more like a gym membership!   

You begin by purchasing a 2 or 6-month membership and then during that time you can attend unlimited classes, starting immediately.  Your puppy will begin in Puppy Kindergarten where he will learn a set number of skills (you’ll receive an email with your syllabus of these skills as soon as you sign up.)  Once he can show us that he knows all of those skills, he will graduate to First Grade where he’ll learn even more skills!

In addition, from day one you’ll have access to many of our great extra-curricular activities.  An entire description of the classes that your puppy can attend can be found here.  Experience seven days a week of options for your puppy’s education!

Once puppies reach 6 months of age they’ll move to our Adult Dog Program where they will continue their education until they earn their AKC Canine Good Citizen certificate!

Purchase a Membership

Enjoy unlimited puppy training classes throughout your entire membership!

2 Month Membership

$295

6 Month Membership

$795

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

Our All Puppy Levels class is for all puppies in both Kindergarten and First Grade. Take the opportunity to teach your Kindergartener some new skills and refresh those skills First Graders learned in Level 1. In addition to practicing commands, students will have an opportunity to practice safe and structured leash greetings so you’ll know what to do when introducing your pup to new dogs in your neighborhood. Please bring puppies on a flat buckle collar or harness and a short 4-6ft leash. No flexi-leashes and remember not to let puppies approach unknown dogs.

Puppy Exam Night

Our Puppy Exam classes are your opportunity to test out of Kindergarten or First Grade and move on to the next level. The exams are structured similar to the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, where all items must be performed in succession. Each individual behavior must be performed three times in a row, with no treats in your hand, though Clicking&Treating after each behavior is permitted. Do not be discouraged if your puppy doesn’t pass his first exam! Each pup learns at his own pace and training should always be fun, first and foremost! Please bring puppies on a flat buckle collar or harness and a short 4-6ft leash. No flexi-leashes and remember not to let your puppies approach unknown dogs.

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 (https://www.akc.org/sports/trick-dog/)! This class is always geared toward fun but does require some prior training, so it is not recommended as a first class. Please bring puppies on a flat buckle collar or harness and a short 4-6ft leash. No flexi-leashes and remember not to let your puppies approach unknown dogs.

Puppy Phys Ed “A” and “B”

Puppy Phys Ed class is for students in our Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy First Grade levels. Each puppy must attend a Puppy Kindergarten or All Puppy Levels class before attending Puppy Phys Ed. At the end of your first class, your instructor will assign you to group “A” or “B.” 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! While you’re waiting for your turn to play, your puppy will be exploring novel items, sensations and sounds while being reinforced and encouraged by you! Enjoy the opportunity to work with not one, but two trainers each Friday evening! Please bring puppies on a short leash 4-6ft in length, bring lots of yummy, small, soft treats, and be ready for some fun learning about play and teaching your puppy to navigate their world confidently!

Small Breed Phys Ed/Large Breed Puppy Phys Ed

A change of pace from our Puppy Recess, this 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 dog that will show your puppy the ropes! While you’re waiting for your turn to play, your puppy will be exploring novel items, sensations and sounds while being reinforced and encouraged by you! Enjoy the opportunity to work with not one, but two trainers each Friday evening! Please bring puppies on a short leash 4-6ft in length, bring lots of yummy, small, soft treats, and be ready for some fun learning about play and teaching your puppy to navigate their world confidently! See your instructor if you are unsure which Phys Ed class to attend.

What can you expect your puppy to learn in puppy training class?

Good Manners

Start by building a foundation of good manners by teaching your puppy:

  • Response to his name
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Come when called
  • Walk on a loose leash
  • Leave-it
  • Drop-it

Common Concerns

Learn from puppy training class discussions about common puppy raising concerns:

  • House training
  • Chewing
  • Biting
  • Crate training
  • Managing your puppy at home

Socialization

Enjoy a safe, positive environment for your puppy’s socialization:

  • Structured playtime with other puppies
  • Introduction to adult dogs
  • Friendly greetings with other people
  • Discussions on dog body language to better understand your puppy

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.