Comparable to a gym membership for your dog, Urban Pooch's innovative LEVELS program offers unlimited training sessions during your enrollment.
Instead of being restricted to one class at the same time of day each week, your LEVELS membership allows you to select from a number of weekly offerings, attending as many or as few classes as your schedule allows.
You’ll never fret over schedule changes or make-up fees!
Our Training Ambassadors can answer any questions you might have. Our Training Ambassadors can answer any questions you might have. Give us a call at anytime at 773-961-8880 or to begin the sign-up process, please fill out this Training Intake Form.
How It Works | How to Get Signed Up
Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3 | Level 4 | Level 5
Pricing | Items to Bring to Class
Policy on Payment, Refunds, Cancellations
How It Works
Our LEVELS memberships renew on a monthly basis just like a gym membership. The monthly price of a LEVELS membership is a flat fee of $250. Your membership will auto-renew on a monthly basis until you opt to cancel your membership. Please note that you can cancel your membership at any time.
During your enrollment, you may attend as many class sessions as you wish as long as the class is at your dog’s appropriate Level and you have made a reservation beforehand.
***Please note that if you arrive 10-minutes or more after the scheduled start time of class, then you will NOT be allowed into class. No one will be admitted to class without a reservation and active LEVELS membership.***
Level-Up & Graduation
Regardless of prior knowledge or previous training, all dogs are required to start in Level 1. To ensure that your pooch’s foundational knowledge will prepare them for success as they advance.
Since there is no formal schedule for your enrollment, moving up to the next level depends on your pooch’s individual progress. Once your dog is able to execute a certain level's requirements, a trainer will let you know that they are ready to advance to the next level. This process allows your dog to move at his or her own pace!
If you ever think that you and your dog need to brush up on skills from a previous level that you have graduated from, you are always free to pop into any Urban Pooch LEVELS class below your current level during your membership.
All students must attend one orientation session before beginning Urban Pooch LEVELS Training. Orientation is for people only – not dogs, so please leave your dog at home for this brief introduction to the ins and outs of the program! We currently offer two Orientations per week both which require a reservation to attend.
Saturdays @ 9:15am (In-Person Group Orientation)
Wednesdays @ 6:15pm (In-Person Group Orientation)
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. Because every orientation does fill up, all students must purchase a package when signing up in order to reserve a spot. Don't worry- your package won't begin ticking down until you actually attend orientation!
Age Requirements: LEVELS is designed for dogs 4-months or older.
Vaccination & Health Requirements: Click here to view our vaccination requirements.
Level 1 - Beginner
-Basic Commands such as Sit, Down, and Eye Contact
-Focus Work: Attention to you in a distracting environment
-Name Recognition and Response
-Preparation for Leash Walking
-Treat-Training Mechanics and Timing
Level 2 - Building on Good behavior
-Introduction to Leash Walking Skills
-Building a Rock Solid Stay
-Preparing for Polite Greetings
-Continuing Focus and Engagement
-Introduction to "Drop" and "Leave It"
Level 3 - Distraction Work
-Developing Advanced Loose Leash Walking Skills with Distractions
-Distance Recall with Distractions
-Longer Sit and Down Stays
-Passing and Ignoring other Dogs
-Proper Greetings with New People and Dogs
Level 4 - Advanced (Working Toward Canine Good Citizen)
-All CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Test Items
-Advanced Position Changes
-Advanced Recall with Distractions
-Real-World Walking Challenges
-Proofing Challenging Stays
-Reducing Reliance on Treats and Toys
LEVEL 5 – Therapy Dog & Off-Leash Reliability
The sky's the limit in Level 5! You and your dog may continue to participate for months or even years, as new topics can be consistently added to challenge pooch and parent.
Some focus points in class are:
-Building Off-Leash Reliability
-Off-Leash Responsibility: recognizing when it's appropriate and safe for your dog to be off leash
-Introduction to Therapy Dog Training
-Tricks and Performance Routines
-Formal Obedience Exercises
-Canine Fitness Work
-Advanced Training Topics. such as Marker Systems and Multiple Reward Currencies
-And SO MUCH MORE!
Urban Pooch LEVELS Membership: Flat fee of $250/month. This is a rolling charge that will occur on a monthly basis until you would like to stop service. The minimum commitment is only 1 month.
Items to Bring to Class
Please click here to view what items you should bring with you to your session.
Policy on Payment, Refunds & Freezing Packages
Reserving Your Spot and Initial Payment
All classes and training services must be paid in full at sign-up in order to reserve your spot.
Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center cannot offer any refunds for training services at this time. All sales are final.
Policy on Freezing Packages
Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center will only freeze a LEVELS package under the following circumstances:
1) Your pooch has become ill and cannot attend class
2) Your pooch has become injured and cannot attend class
3) The primary owner who takes the pooch to class has become too sick or injured to bring their dog to class
4) The pooch needs to undergo a surgery and cannot attend class during the surgery and recovery period (e.g. neuter, spaying, emergency surgery, etc.)
5) Your female dog has gone into heat
6) An unexpected personal emergency has interrupted an owner's ability to bring their dog to class AND the owner has made the UPTFC aware of the situation (and their desire to freeze their LEVELS package).
We DO NOT freeze packages for the following reasons:
1) Owner is taking a vacation
2) Owner is taken away on business whether the leave was planned or unplanned
3) The dog is out-of-town for a competition
4) An owner has not updated their pooch’s vaccination requirements
5) An owner decided not to attend class for an amount of time due to personal issues
6) An owner took a pooch out of training for a reason that would have been applicable to freezing a package, but made no reasonable attempt to make UPTFC employees aware of this absence.
All requests to freeze or unfreeze LEVELS packages must be addressed and approved by one of our Training Ambassadors who you can contact directly via our front desk phone line or at: email@example.com