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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 Play Zone, Puppy Enrichment, Urban Pooch Puppy FUNdamentals (AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy), Puppy Cooperative Care, Puppy Pre-Agility, 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 ZoneUrban Pooch Puppy FUNdamentalsPuppy Cooperative CareJunior Dog |  Puppy Pre- Agility 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 Play Zone.

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.


Urban Pooch Puppy Fundamentals

Looking to begin your new pup's training journey? Looking for basic obedience, socialization and answers to all your puppy troubleshooting questions? Then Urban Pooch's Puppy FUNdamentals is 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!

Class Series Note: This is a 4-week class. Students who register for class must commit to attending all four classes specific to that series at that same day/time until the class is completed. We do not allow hopping between class series as to not disturb the unique flow each class and the participating students develop along the way.

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
Class #5: Prep For AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Test
Class #6: AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Test



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: $195 for 6 classes

Duration: 60-Minutes Each

Class Schedule

Sundays at 12:30pm
Instructor: Ellie Larsen
Upcoming Class Dates: 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 & 1/29 (No class 12/25 & 1/1)
Link to register for this class: https://app.punchpass.com/org/8136/series/24207
***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.***

Mondays at 7:15pm
Instructor: Bobby Brown
Upcoming Class Dates: 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, & 2/6
Link to register for this class: https://app.punchpass.com/org/8136/series/24207
***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.***

Wednesdays at 6pm
Instructor: Edina Jacox
Upcoming Class Dates: 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 12/28, 1/4 & 1/11
Link to register for this class: https://app.punchpass.com/org/8136/series/24203
***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.***

Fridays at 6:30pm
Instructor: Edina Jacox
Upcoming Class Dates: 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20 & 1/27 (No Class 12/23 & 12/30)
Link to register for this class: https://app.punchpass.com/org/8136/series/24205
***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. 


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: $195 for 6 classes

Duration: 60-Minutes per Class

CLASS SCHEDULE

Tuesdays at 6pm
Instructor: Gabrielle Plascak
Upcoming Class Dates: 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3 & 1/10 (No Class 11/22 & 12/27)
Link to register for this class: https://app.punchpass.com/org/8136/series/24380
***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.


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 Series Note: This is a 4-week class. Students who register for class must commit to attending all four classes specific to that series at that same day/time until the class is completed. We do not allow hopping between class series as to not disturb the unique flow each class and the participating students develop along the way. 

Class Dates & Times (Starts November 2022)

Sundays at 10am
Instructor: Bobby Brown
Upcoming Class Dates: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 & 1/29
Link to register for this class: https://app.punchpass.com/org/8136/series/24657
***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.***

Mondays at 6pm
Instructor: Bobby Brown
Upcoming Class Dates: Instructor: Bobby Brown Upcoming Class Dates: 1/2, 1/9, 1/16 & 1/23
Link to register for this class: https://app.punchpass.com/org/8136/series/24646
***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.***

Wednesdays at 7:15pm
Instructor: Edina Jacox
Upcoming Class Dates: 12/21, 12/28, 1/4 & 1/11
Link to register for this class: https://app.punchpass.com/org/8136/series/24655
***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.***

Thursdays at 4pm
Instructor: Edina Jacox
Upcoming Class Dates: 12/1, 12/8, 12/15 & 12/22
Link to register for this class: https://app.punchpass.com/org/8136/series/24409
***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.***

Saturdays at 1:15pm
Instructor: Edina Jacox
Upcoming Class Dates: 12/3, 12/10, 12/17 & 1/7 (No Class 12/24 & 12/31)
Link to register for this class: https://app.punchpass.com/org/8136/series/24370
***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.

Saturdays at 2:30pm
Instructor: Edina Jacox
Upcoming Class Dates: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21 & 1/28
Link to register for this class: https://app.punchpass.com/org/8136/series/24656
***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:

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. Thanks for understanding! 


Puppy Pre-Agility class

This is a class for young pups with big dreams of someday becoming agility all-stars! In this class, we will work on puppy-safe foundations to agility such as body awareness, confidence, recall, flat work, and puppy-safe agility equipment.  

Please note this is an 8-week course. 

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

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

Cost: $260

Duration: 8-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: 

Fridays at 6pm
Instructor: Grace Huffman
Upcoming Class Dates: 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23, 12/30, 1/6, 1/13 & 1/20
Link to register for this class: https://app.punchpass.com/org/8136/series/24260
***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.***

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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