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Puppy Training Classes

We offer multiple Puppy Classes each week including Puppy Play Zone, Pre-Teen Play Zone, Puppy Enrichment, Urban Pooch Puppy FUNdamentals (AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy), Puppy Cooperative Care, Puppy Sports Class Puppy Agility & Junior Dog! Whether you are looking to socialize your pup, teach them obedience or even start them off on the right paw in the world of dog sports, we have the classes that will make your pooch a true champion!

Puppy Play Zone | PRE-TEEN PLAY ZONEUrban Pooch Puppy FUNdamentalsPuppy Cooperative CareJunior DogPuppy Agility Puppy Sports Class Items to Bring to Class

Policy on Payment, Refunds & Cancellation



Puppy PLAY ZONE



More than just a “puppy mosh pit,” our Puppy Play Zone offers a safe, well-rounded, and trainer-approved socialization experience for puppies between 8-16 weeks old, a critical period for developing confidence, social skills, and an “optimistic” worldview. Your puppy will have the opportunity to run and play off leash with other dogs their age, while you practice essential puppy-parenting skills like reading canine body language, recognizing over-arousal, and knowing when and how to give your pup a break!

In addition to group play, you and your puppy will also participate in “parallel play” activities designed to build confidence, reduce fixation on other dogs and people, and prepare your Urban Puppy for life in the big city.

  • Explore new textures, objects, smells, and sounds
  • Balance your puppy’s interest in others with focus on you
  • Meet puppies of different breeds, sizes, and temperaments, and connect with other puppy parents
  • Observe from a safe distance if that is what is best for your puppy
  • Identify canine discomfort and learn how to approach situations where your puppy may be frightened or over-excited

Age Requirements: This class is designed for dogs between the ages of 8-weeks and 16-weeks old. Once a dog is older than 16-weeks they can no longer participate in Puppy Playtime.

Policy On Number of People Allowed Per Dog: For right now were are limiting the number of students per dog to 2 person per dog. This is due to the COVID19 pandemic.

Vaccination & Health Requirements: Click here to view our vaccination requirements. We require clients to provide proof of age-relevant vaccinations and proof of a negative fecal sample test* prior to scheduling their first session. Puppy health records are often incomplete or sparse of information. This gives our staff time to review the information and inform clients if different records are needed prior to a dog being able to attend class. Records can be emailed to info@urbanpoochtraining.com Clients who do not provide sufficient paperwork as detailed above will not be able to participate in this program.

*Please ensure paperwork regarding a fecal sample test actually lists the results of the test. We cannot consider the document sufficient proof of being negative for parasites, worms, etc. without the result listed in some manner (“negative,” “nps,” “npv,” “clear,” etc). Often the results of a fecal sample test take 24-48 hours to return so make sure after the result is known that your vet’s office sends you the results in a way our staff can verify.

Cost: $25/session. Clients must pre-register and prepay class. LIMIT 6 dogs per class. 

Duration: 45-Minutes/Session

Class Dates: Puppy Play Zone is offered on the following days/times (As of January 2022):
Saturdays @ 9:15am

Purchase A Pass: If you are a current client who has already completed a training intake form and submitted all required health records for your puppy (ages 8 weeks to 4 months old) to participate in Puppy Play Zone, you can purchase additional passes below.

1 Pack 
5 Pack
10 Pack
You can watch this video here to learn how to create a PunchPass account, purchase passes and make reservations. 

How to RegisterTo 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. 

Notes: Students who arrive late to Puppy Play Zone may lose their spot to other clients even if they have pre-registered. Please arrive a few minutes ahead of the scheduled start time to secure your spot. No dogs will be permitted into class if they arrive 10-minutes or more after the scheduled start time of class or if the number of participants has reached our max-capacity. Please note that participation in Puppy Play Zone does not permit your pooch to utilize our daycare and/or boarding services. In order to attend daycare and/or boarding, you will need to schedule a Socialization Test. To schedule a Socialization test, please make an appointment with our Reservation Specialist.


Pre-Teen Play Zone


More than just a "puppy mosh pit," our Pre-Teen Play Zone offers a safe, well-rounded, and trainer-approved social experience for juvenile dogs between 4 and 8 months old. Your older puppy will have the opportunity to run and play off leash with other dogs their age, while you practice essential puppy-parenting skills like reading canine body language, recognizing over-arousal, and knowing when and how to give your pup a break! In addition to moderated, small group play, you and your Pre-Teen will also participate in trainer-led "parallel play" activities designed to build focus, reduce fixation on other dogs and people, and prepare your Urban Puppy for life in the big city.

-Reinforce calm behavior around other dogs
-Set healthy boundaries to balance your puppy's growing interest in others
-Practice taking breaks for healthier, more appropriate play
-Meet young dogs of different breeds, sizes, and temperaments, and connect with other puppy parents
-Spot early signs of developing behavioral issues
-Identify canine discomfort and learn how to approach situations where your puppy may be frightened or over-excited

Age Requirements: This class is designed for dogs between the ages of 4 - 6 months old. Pups will be disqualified for class once they reach 6 months of age or 30lbs in weight--whichever comes first. 

Policy On Number of People Allowed Per Dog: For right now were are limiting the number of students per dog to 2 person per dog. This is due to the COVID19 pandemic.

Vaccination & Health Requirements: Click here to view our vaccination requirements. We require clients to provide proof of age-relevant vaccinations and proof of a negative fecal sample test* prior to scheduling their first session. Puppy health records are often incomplete or sparse of information. This gives our staff time to review the information and inform clients if different records are needed prior to a dog being able to attend class. Records can be emailed to info@urbanpoochtraining.com Clients who do not provide sufficient paperwork as detailed above will not be able to participate in this program.

*Please ensure paperwork regarding a fecal sample test actually lists the results of the test. We cannot consider the document sufficient proof of being negative for parasites, worms, etc. without the result listed in some manner ("negative," "nps," "npv," "clear," etc). Often the results of a fecal sample test take 24-48 hours to return so make sure after the result is known that your vet's office sends you the results in a way our staff can verify.

Cost: $25/session. Clients must pre-register and prepay for class. Please call for initial reservations. LIMIT 4 dogs per class.

Duration: 45-Minutes/Session

Class Dates: Pre-Teen Play Zone is offered on the following days/times:
Sundays @ 10am

Purchase A Pass: If you are a current client who has already completed a training intake form and submitted all required health records for your puppy (ages 4 to 6 months old) to participate in Pre-Teen Play Zone, you can purchase a pass for this class below.
1 Pack
5 Pack
10 Pack 
You can watch this video here to learn how to create a PunchPass account, purchase passes and make reservations. ***Please note that this video shows how to book sessions for Puppy Play Zone, which is designed for dogs ages 8-16 weeks only. However, purchasing passes for Pre-Teen Play Zone & registering for individual sessions works the same way. So the information in this video should still be applicable to you.***

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.

Notes: Students who arrive late to Pre-Teen Play Zone may lose their spot to other clients even if they have pre-registered. Please arrive a few minutes ahead of the scheduled start time to secure your spot. No dogs will be permitted into class if they arrive 10-minutes or more after the scheduled start time of class. Please note that participation in Pre-Teen Play Zone does not permit your pooch to utilize our daycare and/or boarding services. In order to attend daycare and/or boarding, you will need to schedule a Socialization Test. To schedule a Socialization test, please make an appointment with our Reservation Specialist by emailing info@urbanpoochtrianing.com


Urban Pooch Puppy Fundamentals

Not your typical puppy class! Our unique 4-week flexible format allows you to set your own schedule and come to the class times that work for you. Each week has a theme and introduces new, age-appropriate exercises to make training simple and FUN! Topics include building confidence and social skills, loose leash walking, potty training, drop it, come when called, and crate comfort. Specially designed for puppies to start when they are between 8-16 weeks old, Urban PoochPuppy FUNdamentals is the perfect place to begin your pooch's training journey!

As a bonus, you can also opt to add an additional 2 class sessions so that your pooch can earn their AKC S.T.A.R. (Socialization Training Activity Responsibly) Puppy Certificate. This add on includes an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Test Prep session and the actual AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test itself. Please note that this add on is not required to graduate from our puppy classes and there is an additional fee. 

Here is a breakdown of the classes and what they cover:

Class #1: Puppy Priorities - Safety, Security, and Relationships
Class #2: Indoor Skills - Crates, Drop It, and Hand Manners
Class #3: Outdoor Skills - Intro to Connected Walking and Recall
Class #4: It's all just "Tricks" - How to leverage what your puppy knows
***Please note that classes DO need to be done in order. ***



Age Requirements: Dogs must be between 8-16 weeks old at the start of class. However, dogs must be no older than 6 months by the end of class. 

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

Cost: $160 for 4 classes or $199 for the 4 Urban Pooch Puppy FUNdamentals classes + AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Test Prep Class & AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Test

Duration: 60-Minutes Each

Class schedule

Class #1 Dates & Times

Sundays @ 9am
Fridays @ 6pm

Class #2 Dates & Times

Sundays @ 10:15am
Thursdays @ 6pm

Class #3 Dates & Times

Sundays @ 12:30pm
Wednesdays @ 6pm

Class #4 Dates & Times

Sundays @ 2:15pm
Tuesdays @ 6pm

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Test Prep Class Dates & Times

Sundays @ 1pm

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Test Dates & Times

Sundays @ 3:30pm

Purchase A Pass: If you are a current client who has already completed a training intake form and submitted all required health records for your puppy (ages 8 weeks to 4 months old) to participate in Puppy FUNdamentals, you can purchase a pass for this class below.
Urban Pooch Puppy FUNdamentals (4 Class Version) 
Urban Pooch Puppy FUNdamentals + AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Test Prep & Test Add-On (6 Class Version) 
You can watch this video here to learn how to create a PunchPass account, purchase passes and make reservations. 

Policy on Missing Classes for Urban Pooch Puppy FUNdamentals: If you need to cancel a reservation for an upcoming Puppy FUNdametnals class, you may do so as long as we have 12-hours notice. Exceptions are made in the case of emergencies, illness and/or injury. Classes DO need to be done in order, but you may attend any class/time day as long you go in order of #1, #2, #3 and #4. If you have purchased the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy add on, then you would schedule your AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Prep Test and AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Test only after completing those numbered classes. 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. 

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. 


PUPPY COOPERATIVE CARE


Our six-week Puppy Cooperative Care class is designed to set puppies up for a lifetime of success at the vet, the groomer, and at home by helping you and your pooch grow more comfortable with common grooming and veterinary tasks.

In classes centered around the idea of canine consent, you will learn to:

  • Turn husbandry "chores" into "tricks"
  • Break down difficult procedures into simple steps
  • Recognize what consent looks like in your dog
  • Respect your puppy's choice in practical ways
  • Increase comfort and confidence with body exams, weigh-ins, nail trims, medication administration, and more
  • Avoid common mistakes that allow fear to take root and grow
  • Improve communication with your vet and groomer
  • Make caring for your growing pup safer, simpler, and more efficient, using the same techniques employed at zoos and aquariums around the world!

Age Requirements: 8 weeks - 6 months

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

Cost: $199 for 6 classes

Duration: 60-Minutes per Class

CLASS SCHEDULE

Saturdays @ 9am w/ Gabrielle Plascak

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.


Junior Dog

Do you have a "teenaged" pooch between 4 months and 9 months old? Have you recently finished Puppy FUNdamentals, but aren’t quite ready for our LEVELS program? Would you like to offer your older puppy an opportunity to polish their play skills? Our Junior Dog class will help you bridge the sometimes frustrating gap between the “too-cute-to-do-anything-wrong” phase and the polite, well-mannered adult you know is in there somewhere!

Junior Dog is an introduction to basic training for young dogs between 4 and 9 months old that understands the specific needs of this developmental period, as well as the unique challenges of raising a puppy in an urban environment. Special topics include focus/attention, impulse control, canine body language, and Place work, in addition to polite greetings and loose leash walking. Your instructors can help troubleshoot common problems, decode your pup's interactions with their peers, and guide you on next steps that fit your individual pooch. Each class comes with written instructions so the whole family can practice at home!

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

Cost: $160

Duration: 4-Classes/60-Minutes Each

Class #1 Dates & Times

Saturdays @ 4:45pm
Fridays @ 7:45pm

Class #2 Dates & Times

Saturdays @ 3:30pm
Tuesdays @ 8:30pm

Class #3 Dates & Times

Saturdays @ 2:15pm
Wednesdays @ 8:30pm

Class #4 Dates & Times

Saturdays @ 12:15pm
Tuesdays @ 8:30pm

Purchase A Pass: If you are a current client who has already completed a training intake form and submitted all required health records for your dog (ages 4 to 9 months old) to participate in Junior Dog, you can purchase a pass for this class below.
Junior Dog Class (4 Classes Total)
You can watch this video here to learn how to create a PunchPass account, purchase passes and make reservations. 

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. 

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!



Puppy Agility

Our Beginner Puppy Agility Class is designed to build the proper foundation for your puppy to interact with agility equipment. Because puppies’ growth plates are not fully developed, we have created this program to help them safely experience the A-frame, floor level jumps, tunnels, floor level donuts and targeting.

We want to build your puppy’s experience with agility in a positive and fun learning environment, so when you puppy is ready for Beginner Agility they will move to the head of the class! To be eligible, puppies should be between 4 & 9 months.

Age Requirements: This class is designed for dogs between the ages of 6-months and 9-months old.

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

Cost: $160

Duration: 4-Classes/60-Minutes Each

Tuesdays at 5pm
Instructor: Bobby Brown
Upcoming Class Dates: TBD

Saturdays at 10:15am
Instructor: Rebekah Reynolds
Upcoming Class Dates: 8/20, 8/27, 9/10 & 9/17 (No Class 9/3)
Link to register for this class: https://app.punchpass.com/org/8136/series/22751
***All students who register for this class must submit all required health records and complete a Training Intake Form no later than 48 hours before the start date of the class. Students who do not meet that deadline will have their reservation cancelled.***

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. 

Policy on Missing Classes During Group Training Classes: There are no make-up sessions available for our Agility Classes. If you would like to book a private session, please call our front desk to book an appointment. The rates are as follows: $75/30 minutes & $135/60 minutes.



Puppy SPORTs class

Do you have the next puppy Michael Jordan? Do you want to install some confidence in your puppy? Do you want to build your relationship with your new puppy through exploration and play? Then our Puppy Sports Class is for you! 

In this 4 week course we focus on building confidence in puppies through play and interaction with new and potentially scary things like ball pits, obstacles to climb under/over/through, uneven surfaces and more. Not only are the drills we do FUN, but they're an awesome start for puppies who will go on to participate in sports like Agility, Dock Diving, Disc, Fast Cat and more! 

Age Requirements: TAge Requirements: This class is designed for dogs between the ages of 8 weeks - 6 months. 

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

Cost: $160

Duration: 4-Classes/60-Minutes Each

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. 

Schedule: 

Wednesdays @ 6pm
w/ Grace Huffman
Upcoming Class Dates: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 & 5/25

Policy on Missing Classes During Group Training Classes: There are no make-up sessions available for this class. If you would like to book a private session, contact a training ambassador to book an appointment. The rates are as follows: $65/30 minutes & $115/60 minutes.









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