ALL PUPPY LEVELs

Our All Puppy Levels class is for all puppies in both Kindergarten and First Grade. Take the opportunity to teach your Kindergartener some new skills and refresh those skills First Graders learned in Level 1. In addition to practicing commands, students will have an opportunity to practice safe and structured leash greetings so you'll know what to do when introducing your pup to new dogs in your neighborhood. Please bring puppies on a flat buckle collar or harness and a short 4-6ft leash. No flexi-leashes and remember not to let puppies approach unknown dogs.

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

Our Puppy Kindergarten is for puppies between 16 weeks to 6 months of age. This class will work on foundation behaviors like sit, down, touch and leave-it, while teaching focus and attention and rewarding all calm behaviors in class. Learn about the clicker and marker training and have an opportunity to connect with other puppy owners going through the same developmental stages as you are. Please bring puppies on a flat buckle collar or harness and a short 4-6ft leash. No flexi-leashes and remember not to let puppies approach unknown dogs.

PUPPY 1ST GRADE

Our Puppy 1st Grade class is for puppies who have completed Kindergarten. Our focus in this class is to build on your puppy's foundation of basic commands and behaviors, discuss common problems that occur at home, and provide safe, structured playtime to ensure a wonderful start in your puppy's growth and development! We welcome the entire family to attend so that everyone is involved in the beginning of your puppy's education.

SMALL BREED PHYS ED/LARGE BREED PUPPY PHYS ED

A change of pace from our Puppy Recess, this is an opportunity to teach puppies appropriate play in a one-on-one setting with another puppy of similar play style or even an adult dog that will show your puppy the ropes! While you're waiting for your turn to play, your puppy will be exploring novel items, sensations and sounds while being reinforced and encouraged by you! Enjoy the opportunity to work with not one, but two trainers each Friday evening! Please bring puppies on a short leash 4-6ft in length, bring lots of yummy, small, soft treats, and be ready for some fun learning about play and teaching your puppy to navigate their world confidently! See your instructor if you are unsure which Phys Ed class to attend.

PUPPY PHYS ED "A" AND "B"

Puppy Phys Ed class is for students in our Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy First Grade levels. Each puppy must attend a Puppy Kindergarten or All Puppy Levels class before attending Puppy Phys Ed. At the end of your first class, your instructor will assign you to group “A” or “B.” Puppy Phys Ed is an opportunity to teach puppies appropriate play in a one-on-one setting with another puppy of similar play style or even an adult mentor dog that will show your puppy the ropes! While you're waiting for your turn to play, your puppy will be exploring novel items, sensations and sounds while being reinforced and encouraged by you! Enjoy the opportunity to work with not one, but two trainers each Friday evening! Please bring puppies on a short leash 4-6ft in length, bring lots of yummy, small, soft treats, and be ready for some fun learning about play and teaching your puppy to navigate their world confidently!

PUPPY GAMES AND TRICKS!

Puppy Games and Tricks! class at BlueDog is your chance to challenge your puppies in some fun, competitive games and work toward your AKC Novice Trick Dog Title (https://www.akc.org/sports/trick-dog/)! This class is always geared toward fun but does require some prior training, so it is not recommended as a first class. Please bring puppies on a flat buckle collar or harness and a short 4-6ft leash. No flexi-leashes and remember not to let your puppies approach unknown dogs.

PUPPY EXAM NIGHT!

Our Puppy Exam classes are your opportunity to test out of Kindergarten or First Grade and move on to the next level. The exams are structured similar to the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, where all items must be performed in succession. Each individual behavior must be performed three times in a row, with no treats in your hand, though Clicking&Treating after each behavior is permitted. Do not be discouraged if your puppy doesn’t pass his first exam! Each pup learns at his own pace and training should always be fun, first and foremost! Please bring puppies on a flat buckle collar or harness and a short 4-6ft leash. No flexi-leashes and remember not to let your puppies approach unknown dogs.