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Puppy Training Classes

Puppy Training, Agility, and More!

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Puppy Training Classes

We offer multiple Puppy Classes each week including Puppy Playtime, Puppy Enrichment, Urban Pooch Puppy FUNdamentals, Junior Dog and Puppy Agility! 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!

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Policy on Payment, Refunds & Cancellation



Puppy Playtime

Puppy Playtime is a fun and safe way to socialize your pup with pooches their own age! These playgroups are always supervised by one of our amazing certified trainers to ensure the play stays safe and to answer any of your puppy troubleshooting questions. Puppy Playtime is designed for puppies age 8 to 16-weeks. Reserve your spot today by calling 773-961-8880!

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 1 person per dog. This is due to the COVID19 pandemic.

Vaccination & Health Requirements: Click here to view our vaccination requirements. We strongly encourage sending over proof of age-relevant vaccinations and proof of a negative fecal sample test* prior to the day of your first class 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 dropped off in person, faxed to 773-654-1327 or emailed to info@urbanpoochtraining.com Clients who do not provide sufficient paperwork as detailed above will not be able to participate in Puppy Playtime until said paperwork is given to our staff and reviewed properly.

*Please ensure paperwork regarding a fecal sample test actually lists the results of 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: $15/session. Clients must pre-register and prepay class. Please call for initial reservations. LIMIT 9 dogs per class. 

Duration: 45-Minutes/Session

Class Dates: Puppy Playtime is offered on the following days/times: 

Sundays @ 12:45pm

Sundays @ 4pm

Mondays @ 2:30pm

Tuesdays @ 1:15pm

Wednesdays @ 3:15pm

Thursdays @ 2:30 pm (switches to 2pm as of 4/15/21)

Saturdays @ 11:30am

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 Playtime 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 Playtime 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 Welcome Ambassador.


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. 

During this 6-week course, 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, but can be done on different times/days throughout the week.***+



Age Requirements: Dogs must be between 8-16 weeks old at the start 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

Sunday’s at 9:15am

Monday's at 6pm

Tuesday’s at 5pm

Wednesday's at 7:15pm
Starts: Wednesday, May 12th
Ends: Reoccurring indefinitely.

Thursday's at 3:15pm

Friday’s at 1:15pm
Switches to 12pm as of 5/14/21.

Class #2 Dates & Times

Sunday’s at 10:30am

Sunday’s at 5pm
Starting 5/16/21

Wednesday's at 4:15pm
Switches to 6pm as of 5/12/21

Thursday’s at 7:15pm

Friday’s at 2:30pm
Switches to 1:15pm as of 5/14/21

Class #3 Dates & Times

Sunday’s at 10:15am

Tuesday’s at 7:15pm

Saturday's at 10:15am
Starts 5/8/21

Class #4 Dates & Times

Sunday’s at 1:30pm

Sunday’s at 2:45pm

Mondays at 7:15pm
Starts 5/17/21

Wednesday's at 12:45pm

Thursday's at 4:30pm

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

Sunday’s at 11:30am

Saturday's at 12:45pm

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

Saturday's at 2:00pm

Sunday's at 9:00am

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” dog – between 4 months and 8 months old? Is that once precious puppy now driving you batty? Jumping up on everyone? Barking? Suddenly afraid of butterflies? IGNORING YOU? Have you recently graduated our AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program, but aren’t quite ready for our LEVELS program? Would you like to offer your older pup an opportunity to polish their play skills?

We’ve developed a class that understands and addresses the specific training needs of pooches working through the adolescent developmental period. Our Junior Dog (JD) class will help you bridge the sometimes frustrating gap between the “too-cute-to-do-anything-wrong” phase and the polite adult dog that all pooches can become.

Age Requirements: This class is designed for dogs between the ages of 4-months and 8-months old.

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

Cost: $195

Duration: 6-Classes/60-Minutes Each

Friday’s at 5pm
Starts: Friday, February 26th
Instructor: Chloe Patch
Meets: 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26 & 4/2
Time: 5pm – 6pm

Saturday's at 12:30pm
Starts: Saturday, February 27th
Instructor: Michael Hippensteel
Meets: 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27 & 4/3
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Friday’s at 6pm
Starts: Friday, March 5th
Instructor: Chloe Patch
Meets: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2 & 4/9
Time: 6pm – 7pm

Tuesday's at 3pm
Starts: Tuesday, March 16th
Instructor: Chloe Patch
Meets: 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 & 4/20
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Saturday's at 10:15am
Starts: Saturday, March 27th
Instructor: Chloe Patch
Meets: 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 & 5/1
Time: 10:15am – 11:15am

Friday’s at 5pm
Starts: Friday, April 9th
Instructor: Chloe Patch
Meets:  4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7 & 5/14
Time: 5pm – 6pm

Friday’s at 6pm
Starts: Friday, April 16th
Instructor: Chloe Patch
Meets: 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14 & 5/21
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Friday’s at 8:30pm
Starts: Friday, April 16th
Instructor: Michael Hippensteel
Meets: 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7 5/14 & 5/21
Time: 8:30pm – 9:30pm

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 4-months and 9-months old.

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

Cost: $140

Duration: 4-Classes/45-Minutes Each

Saturday's at 9am
Starts: Saturday, June 12th
Instructor: Jim Bahr
Meets: 6/12, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17 (NO CLASS 6/19 & 7/3)
Time: 9:00am – 9:45am

Saturday's at 10am
Starts: Saturday, June 12th
Instructor: Jim Bahr
Meets: 6/12, 6/26, 7/10 & 7/27(NO CLASS 6/19 & 7/3)
Time: 10:00am – 10:45am

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: $65/30 minutes & $115/60 minutes.



Puppy Nosework

Looking for a great way to keep your puppy busy? Why not try an activity for your pooch that’s both fun and mentally stimulating like Nose Work! Nose Work offers your puppy a fun outlet to utilize their natural ability/desire to hunt and find things. 

Teaching your puppy Nose Work is an easy way to keep them busy and entertained. It gives them not only mental stimulation but also physical stimulation as well. Nose Work builds confidence, gives them a job to do and helps create a wonderful bond between owner and pup–all while being fun and rewarding. This 6-week class will introduce your puppy to the wonderful sport of Nose Work through a series of fun games. Class is geared towards puppies 4 months – 9 months of age. The owner(s) should bring plenty of good-quality, high-value treats.

Age Requirements: This class is designed for dogs between the ages of 4-months and 9-months old.

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

Cost: $185

Duration: 6-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. 

Policy on Missing Classes During Group Training Classes: There are no make-up sessions available for our Nose Work Classes. If you would like to book a private session, please call our front desk to book an appointment. The rates are as follows: $65/30 minutes & $115/60 minutes.

Items to Bring to Class

How to prepare for your awesome & FUN classes at Urban Pooch Training and Fitness Center.

Bring a variety of very yummy, small-sized treats (the size of a green pea). You may mix the treats with your dog’s meal if you’re concerned about over-feeding. Consider using a treat pouch – it’s easy to forget you have treats in your pocket. We have treat pouches for sale at Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center. Bring motivational toys that don’t make noise and that won’t roll away. A flat collar, front-clip harness, or back-clip harness are best. If our trainers think a different piece of equipment will help you and your dog, we’ll let you know. Also, please no choke or electronic collars. And make sure your dog is wearing ID tags for safety! Use a 6-foot leather or cloth leash. Chain leashes are not recommended. Retractable leashes are not allowed. CLICK HERE to read WHY we do not allow retractable leashes in class As always and everywhere, Please bring poop bags. Wear your play attire to class – comfortable clothes, closed-toe, and rubber-soled shoes The Red Bandana ProgramRed bandanas will be worn by dogs who need a little space. Perhaps they are not confident around other dogs, they may be shy of people, or maybe they have a temporary injury or are older and don’t want to be bumped. Please offer space when you see a dog wearing a red bandana.




Policy on Payment, Refunds, & 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.

Refund Policy If You Wish to Drop Out of Class: Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center cannot offer any refunds for training services at this time. All sales are final.

1. If you notify UPTFC 48 hours or more prior to the start time/day of class, then the previous policy will take precedence in which a full refund will be granted.

2. If you notify UPTFC less than 48 hours prior to the start time/day of class up until the actual day of class, then you will be granted a credit of the full amount of your original payment for said class to be used towards future training. However, this credit may only be used towards training services and must be used within 6 months of giving said notice; all remaining credit granted from this notice will be forfeited after this 6 month grace period. 









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