Weekly drop-in Puppy Socials

Ages 3-6 months old. Every Saturday @ 10am (except holiday weeks) at Healthy Paws in Westland. $5/session.
Bring proof of Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella, Rabies (4 months) and negative fecal.
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NOTICE: Ann Arbor Puppy Pre K-9 & Puppy Socials on Thursdays will resume 8/2/18.
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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 include free 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)

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
  • 1-hour/6-week class, $175/dog
  • Mondays @ 6pm in Livonia
    Saturdays @ 11am in Westland
    *Thursdays @ 5:30 in Ann Arbor
    *Ann Arbor will resume 8/2/18

Puppy Socials

  • 1-hour supervised social interactions and play time with other puppies, confidence boosting activities and positive interactions with your puppy.
  • Drop-in anytime $5/session, or add-on 6 sessions to class for $25
  • Saturdays @ 10am in Westland
    *Thursdays @ 4:30 in Ann Arbor
    *Ann Arbor will resume 8/2/18
  • Bring proof of age-appropriate vaccinations (Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella & Rabies) and negative fecal.
  • Let us know you're coming on our Facebook events!

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
  • 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
  • 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 6-week class clients
  • 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.
  • Q&A at end
  • $50 per household without class enrollment
  • Saturdays @ 3:30-5:30 in Westland (see schedule)