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Dog/Puppy Obedience Classes
We are excited to offer these courses with Debbi Bacharach from Ma & Paw Paws. Debbi is a certified dog trainer that began fostering animals for the Newington Humane Society in 2010. Debbi is certified in Pet First Aid and Disaster Preparedness. Debbi teaches positive reinforcement style of training. For more specific questions please contact Debbi at 860-205-0407 or visit the website at Https://www.maandpawpaws.com
This is a beginning level class designed for new puppy owners and others who want to teach their puppy household manners, learn more about canine behavior and learn how to solve common puppy problems. We build into our class time for puppies to socialize with each other so that they learn how to interact with other canines. This class is for puppies 10 weeks to 5.5 months. This is a 7 week class: first class is orientation with out the dogs.
Family Dog Manners I
This is a beginning level class for dogs 5.5 months and older, designed for new dog owners, Puppy K grads and others who want to teach their dog household manners, learn more about canine behavior and learn how to solve common behavior problems. Sit, down, wait, go say hi, come, target and loose leash walking, are some of the behaviors taught.
This is a 7 week class; First class is orientation without dogs.
Family Dog Manners II/ CGC prep class (required by all therapy dog tests)
This is an advanced level class focusing on the behaviors required to pass the Canine Good Citizen test. Dogs learn to walk nicely on leash, sit-stay with distractions, come when called, and greet other dogs politely. The CGC is the basis for all of the various therapy dog tests so it is a good start if you are interested in having your dog become a therapy dog. Family equivalent or I is a pre-requisite. A CGC test will be scheduled at the end of the session.
Does your dog know basic obedience? Do you need more help on controlling their impulses? (i.e. more reliable recall (come when called), , pulling on leash, chasing critters) Then this is the class for you! We work closely with leash control, distractions and recall. This class is designed for dogs 6 months and older (no dog is too old to learn).This is a 6 week class.
Please note: These classes are NOT suitable for dogs/puppies who exhibit aggressive behaviors towards people or other dogs; dogs with issues of incessant barking are also prohibited. Participants (dogs) attending these classes must be able to withstand an hour in a group setting with 6-8 other dogs and their owners in close proximity.
***No REFUNDS are given for missed classes or after the first class***