Puppy Essentials

For the health and safety of all participants, this class will be limited to 5 people. The door will be propped open with a barrier to increase air flow. Everyone is required to wear a face mask and get their temperature checked prior to entering the classroom. Should federal, state, or county guidelines change and prohibit us from continuing in-person classes, we will complete the class online. Thank you for your understanding.

This 6-week course for puppies 14 weeks – 18 weeks old at the start will teach you how to develop a smooth and reliable working relationship with your puppy around distractions while building up their confidence. Classes are an hour-long, each with hands-on training exercises, embedded short play sessions, and games. Throughout this course, we are going to learn the following:


  • Basic Training Principals (how to become a great handler),
  • Body Positions (Sit, Down, Stand),
  • Come to Me,
  • Settle Down
  • Take-, Drop and Leave It,
  • Follow Me,
  • Walk with Me (Loose Leash Walking),
  • How to teach Tug-of-War,
  • How to teach fetch
  • Impulse control and Introduction to Stay.

Following successful completion, puppies are eligible to move on to Advanced Manners, Control Unleashed, or any of the specialty classes.

Trainer: Beatrix Beri, CPDT-KA


14 weeks-18 weeks
at first class



Start Date:

January 14

Day & Time

Thursday 6:40 pm