Weekly Puppy Socials (NEW in Canton & Livonia!)

Ages 3-6 months old. FREE with Puppy Pre K-9 class registration, or drop-in for $5/session.
Bring proof of 2nd Distemper/Parvo, Bordetella, Rabies (4 months) & negative fecal.

- Tuesdays 6pm at Premier Pet Supply in Livonia.
- Wednesdays 6pm at Ann Arbor Animal Hospital (upstairs).
- Thursdays 6pm at Premier Pet Supply in Canton.
- Saturdays 10am at Healthy Paws in Westland.

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Classes in Livonia, Canton, Ann Arbor & Westland

For dogs who can enjoy learning in a social setting, our Puppy Pre K-9 & Basic Obedience classes are a great way to get started on the basics.

  • 6-week classes include a free Behavior Seminar, required for new students to cover everything you should be addressing at home to strengthen the bond with your dog, as well as the theories and methods to understand, solve and prevent behavior problems.
  • Basic/early obedience: COME, SIT, SIT-STAY, DOWN, DOWN-STAY, HEEL & more
  • Behavior modification, socialization & manners
  • Weekly homework & questions, graduation night
  • $50 non-refundable registration deposit & proof of current vaccinations required: 2nd Distemper/Parvo, Bordetella & Rabies (over 4 months old), plus negative fecal (for puppies up to 6 months old). Canine Influenza also recommended.

2019 Schedule

Round 1:
  • 1/5 Orientation/Behavior Seminar
  • 1/7-2/16 Classes Monday-Saturday
Round 2:
  • 2/16 Orientation/Behavior Seminar
  • 2/18-3/30 Classes Monday-Saturday
Round 3:
  • 3/30 Orientation/Behavior Seminar
  • 4/2-5/11 Classes Tuesday-Saturday
Round 4:
  • 5/11 Orientation/Behavior Seminar
  • 5/14-6/29 Classes Tuesday-Saturday
  • Off 5/25-5/30 for Memorial Day
Round 5:
  • 6/29 Orientation/Behavior Seminar
  • 7/9-8/17 Classes Tuesday-Saturday
  • Off 7/2-7/6 for Independence Day
Round 6:
  • 8/17 Orientation/Behavior Seminar
  • 8/20-10/5 Classes Tuesday-Saturday
  • Off 8/31-9/5 for Labor Day
Round 7:
  • 10/5 Orientation/Behavior Seminar
  • 10/8-11/16 Classes Tuesday-Saturday
Round 8:
  • 11/16 Orientation/Behavior Seminar
  • 11/19-1/11/20 Classes Tuesday-Saturday
  • Off 11/28-11/30 for Thanksgiving
  • Off 12/24-1/1/20 for Holiday break
Round 1 (2020):
  • 1/11/19 Orientation/Behavior Seminar
  • 1/14-2/22/20 Classes Tuesday-Saturday

For puppies 3-6 months old:

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Puppy Pre K-9

  • Early obedience, handling & socialization exercises
  • 1-hour/6-week class, $175/dog
    New 2020 tuition: $195
  • Tuesdays 7pm in Livonia
    Wednesdays 7pm in Ann Arbor
    Thursdays 7pm in Canton
    Saturdays 11am in Westland

Puppy Socials

  • 1-hour supervised confidence-boosting interactions and play time with other puppies. Learn what's appropriate play, and how to work on better interactions. Held the hour before Puppy Pre K-9 class at each location.
  • FREE with Puppy Pre K-9 registration, or drop-in anytime for $5/session
  • Tuesdays 6pm in Livonia
    Wednesdays 6pm in Ann Arbor
    Thursdays 6pm in Canton
    Saturdays 10am in Westland
  • Bring proof of age-appropriate vaccinations (2nd Distemper/Parvo, Bordetella & Rabies) and negative fecal. Canine influenza also recommended.

For dogs 6 months & older:

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Basic Obedience

  • Basic obedience commands, manners & 'real life' application
  • 1-hour/6-week class, $175/dog
    New 2020 tuition: $195
    ($175 for Puppy Pre K-9 grads)
  • Wednesdays 6pm in Canton
    Wednesdays 7:30 in Livonia
    Thursdays 6pm in Ann Arbor
    Saturdays 12:30 in Westland

Socializing Groups

  • Continued practice of obedience commands in a social setting
  • Available to our Basic Obedience class graduates & Dog Training for Life in-home clients (Contact your Behavior Consultant to register)
  • Drop-in $10/session
  • Wednesdays 6pm in Livonia
    Wednesdays 7:30 in Canton
    Thursdays 7:30 in Ann Arbor
    Saturdays 2pm in Westland

For owners:

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New Student Orientation & Behavior Seminar

  • Included free for new 6-week class students
  • Held the Saturday before your class begins, 3:30-5:30 in Westland
  • Owners only (no dogs)
  • Understanding how your dog communicates, thinks & learns
  • Establishing leadership with your dog
  • Crate training & environment management
  • Behavior advice: jumping, mouthing, destructive chewing, digging, escaping, excessive barking, stealing food/trash, housebreaking, excitability & more.
  • Class homework
  • Q&A at end