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Behavior Speciality Classes

Charm School | Reactive Dog | Confidence Club

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Charm School

Do you have a rambunctious pooch? Does your dog get over-excited easily or have trouble settling down? Are they difficult to control in stimulating environments? Do you want to take an obedience or sports class, but aren't sure your dog would be able to handle it? If you answered yes, then you need the Urban Pooch Charm School for Dogs!

Exercises are geared towards developing your dog's focus and impulse control, helping them respond appropriately to exciting situations, and teaching them to relax when it's time to wind down. Humans will also gain confidence and real-world skills in the areas of leash handling, dog body language, and proactive management to keep their pups on the straight and narrow.

Age Requirements: This class is designed for dogs 4-months or older.

Vaccination & Health Requirements: Click here to view our vaccination requirements.

Cost: $240

Duration: 6-Classes/60-Minutes Each

Class Schedule:

Sundays at 2:45 pm
Instructor: Pamela Davis

Sundays at 6:15 pm
Instructor: Pamela Davis

Tuesdays at 6pm
Instructor: Gabrielle Plascak

Wednesdays at 7:15pm
Instructor: Bobby Brown

How to Register: To begin the process of joining our training programs please fill out this Training Intake Form. Once you complete the form our training team will review and reach out to you with training and scheduling options. 


Reactive Dog 1: Stop the Chaos

Does your dog overreact in everyday situations with people and/or other dogs? Do they attempt to control their environment and those around them by barking, lunging, growling, snapping and possibly even biting? If so, you may have a reactive dog!

Our Reactive Dog program is designed to give owners the critical handling skills need to both manage and rehabilitate their reactive dogs. Our approach emphasizes positive reinforcement along with gradual desensitization and counter-conditioning to help shift these dogs from having a hard time having a good time in their lives.

This class covers the management strategies and protocols to help your dog learn new responses for challenging situations. In this class you will:

-Learn how reactivity develops and how to change it.

-Teach your dog the life skills they need to exist comfortably and thoughtfully in environments that previously provoked anxiety, heightened arousal, and reactivity.

-Become an expert handler able to respond to surprises and emergency situations.

Age Requirements: This class is designed for dogs ages 6-months or older.

Vaccination & Health Requirements: Click here to view our vaccination requirements.

Cost: $320

Duration: 6-Classes/60-Minutes Each

Class Schedule:

Sundays at 5pm
Instructor: Bobby Brown

Tuesdays at 7:15pm
Instructor: Gabrielle Plascak

Mondays at 7:15pm
Instructor: Pamela Davis

How to Register: To begin the process of joining our training programs please fill out this Training Intake Form. Once you complete the form our training team will review and reach out to you with training and scheduling options. 


Reactive Dog 2: Grow Their Comfort

In this class, we create curated versions of real-life situations to grow both yours and your dog’s skills and comfort. You will learn how to keep your dog’s focus and attention in increasingly closer proximity to their triggers. Our goal for this class is for you to be able to take your dog out on a walk, or out in the world, without explanations or embarrassment.

Age Requirements: This class is designed for dogs ages 6-months or older.

Vaccination & Health Requirements: Click here to view our vaccination requirements.

Cost: $320

Duration: 6-Classes/60-Minutes Each

Class Schedule:

Sundays at 1:30pm
Instructor: Pamela Davis

Notes: Prerequisite: Reactive Dog 1

How to Register: Please call the front desk at 773-961-8880 or email us at info@urbanpoochtraining.com to sign-up! Thank you!


Confidence Club

Does your dog shut down in new situations? Do they startle at noises, or shy away from people? Are they playful at home, but timid in public? Do you wish you could do more to help your shy dog?

Confidence Club is a 6-week class for frightened pups (and their humans) to grow more comfortable and resilient in everyday life, while building skills to cope with those unavoidable scary situations. Moving at your dog’s individual pace, each week will bring new opportunities to experience successful problem-solving, incorporating sensory puzzles, physical fitness, and fun trick training. We will also discuss tried and true, evidence-based methods for addressing your dog’s specific fears over the long term, and help you plan your path forward. Come join the Club!

Age Requirements: This class is designed for dogs 4-months or older.

Vaccination & Health Requirements: Click here to view our vaccination requirements.

Cost: $240

Duration: 6-Classes/60-Minutes Each

Starts: Schedule TBD

Instructor: Pamela Davis

Meets: Schedule TBD

Time: TBD

How to Register: To begin the process of joining our training programs please fill out this Training Intake Form. Once you complete the form our training team will review and reach out to you with training and scheduling options. 


Items to Bring to Class

Please click HERE for a list of required and recommended items to bring to class.


Policy on Payments, Refunds, and Cancellation

Reserving A Spot & Initial Payment

We do not accept partial payments for class. Classes must be paid in full at sign-up in order to reserve a spot. Only payment in full for class can reserve your spot in a future class or training service.

Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center cannot offer any refunds for training services at this time. All sales are final. 


Policy on Missing Classes During Group Training Classes:

While we understand that things do happen, the price for group classes takes into account the trainer working with everyone during the group class. If you need to miss a class, you can schedule a 30-minute make-up class at Urban Pooch for a cost of $30/make-up session. This entire fee goes directly to the trainer for their time. Thanks for understanding!

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