LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER THIS ROUND

There's still time to sign up for Basic Obedience & Puppy Pre K-9 at Ann Arbor Animal Hospital (starting Thursday 4/26), and at Healthy Paws Westland (starting Saturday 4/28). Missed the Behavior Seminar? No problem--just come to our next one on 6/9/2018! (Livonia classes are full.)
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Classes in Livonia, 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. Every new client attends our Behavior Seminar the week before class 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.*

  • 6-week classes plus Behavior Seminar for new clients
  • 6 dogs max & 2 trainers per class
  • Basic/early obedience: COME, SIT, SIT-STAY, DOWN, DOWN-STAY, HEEL & more
  • Behavior modification, socialization & manners
  • Weekly homework & questions, graduation night
  • $50 registration deposit & proof of current vaccinations required: Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella & Rabies (over 4 months old), plus negative fecal (for puppies up to 6 months old)
  • Drop-in per-session Puppy Socials & Socializing Groups for class graduates also available

2018 Schedule

Round 1:
  • 1/29-3/5 Mondays in Livonia
Round 2:
  • 3/12-4/16 Mondays in Livonia
Round 3:
  • 4/21 Behavior Seminar
  • 4/23-6/9 Classes Monday-Saturday
  • 5/26, 5/28, 5/30 & 5/31 OFF for Memorial Day
Round 4:
  • 6/9 Behavior Seminar
  • 6/11-7/28 Classes Monday-Saturday
  • 7/2, 7/4, 7/5 & 7/7 OFF for Independence Day
Round 5:
  • 7/28 Behavior Seminar
  • 7/30-9/15 Classes Monday-Saturday
  • 9/1, 9/3, 9/5 & 9/6 OFF for Labor Day
Round 6:
  • 9/15 Behavior Seminar
  • 9/17-10/27 Classes Monday-Saturday
Round 7:
  • 10/27 Behavior Seminar
  • 10/29-12/15 Classes Monday-Saturday
  • 11/19, 11/21, 11/22 & 11/24 OFF for Thanksgiving
Round 1 2019:
  • OFF 12/17/2018 through 1/4/2019 for holidays
  • 1/5 Behavior Seminar
  • 1/7-2/16 Classes Monday-Saturday

For puppies 3-6 months old:

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Puppy Pre K-9

  • Early obedience, handling & socialization exercises
  • Behavior Seminar included for new clients (see below)
  • 1-hour/6-week class, $175/dog
  • Mondays @ 6pm in Livonia
    Thursdays @ 5:30 in Ann Arbor
    Saturdays @ 11am in Westland

Puppy Socials

  • 1-hour supervised social interactions and play with other puppies
  • Drop-in $5/session, or add-on 6 sessions to class for $25
  • Beginning week of 4/23:
    Thursdays @ 4:30 in Ann Arbor
    Saturdays @ 10am in Westland

For dogs 6 months & older:

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Basic Obedience

  • Basic obedience commands, manners & 'real life' application
  • Behavior Seminar included for new clients (see below)
  • 1-hour/6-week, $175/dog
  • Wednesdays @ 7:30 in Livonia
    Thursdays @ 6:45 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
  • Beginning week of 4/23:
    Mondays @ 7:30 in Livonia
    Wednesdays @ 6pm in Livonia
    Thursdays @ 8pm in Ann Arbor
    Saturdays @ 2pm in Westland

For owners:

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Behavior Seminar

  • Required for new class clients (Puppy Pre K-9 & Basic Obedience)
  • 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.
  • $50 per household without class enrollment
  • Saturdays @ 3:30 in Westland (see schedule)