Hearts and Paws
Together for Life
Beginning Group Classes

​Foundation classes for your dog(s)...

​What makes our Group Classes Training Program successful?
* Indoor Climate-Controlled Classroom
* Small Student-to-Teacher Ratio - We limit our classes to ten dogs with family members (6 years and older).
* Child Friendly - We understand that your child participation in learning training skills enhance the whole family dynamic.
* Reward-Based System - Easy to implement and does not require force and fear of punishment to get results.
* Repeating a Class (Basic Companion class only) - Upon completing a class, you will receive a $10 certificate for any future class.
* Play Groups - Our Puppy Start class includes a socialization time for friendly puppies. 
PUPPY START CLASS:
2 to 4 months old
PUPPY START CLASS is designed to maximize the learning process for puppies at the age when they are most influenced by their environmental and social experiences. 

AGE: 2 to 4 months
 
CLASS TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • Common puppy issues like chewing, nipping and jumping
  • Skills taught are Sit, Come When Called, Responding to Name
  • Socialization with dogs and people, exposure to novel objects, sights and sounds
  • Calmly accepting handling

​VACCINATIONS:
  • We require proof of your puppy's vaccinations. You can email a copy to mail.heartsandpaws@gmail.com prior to your first class or bring a paper copy to the first class with you
  • Puppies can start class one week after receiving their first set of vaccinations
We use Positive Reinforcement training methods that are humane, effective and make training enjoyable for you and your puppy!

​​PRICE: $120
LENGTH: 4 weekly 1-hour classes
**​​Read here the position statement on Puppy Socialization by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior**
Puppy Start Classes

​Tuesdays:
  • Starting October 24 at 6:30 p.m.
​Saturdays:​
  • Starting November (TBA)
BASIC COMPANION CLASS:
5 months old  and up
BASIC COMPANION CLASS focuses on skills essential for a happy, well-behaved dog.

AGE: 5 months and up (or completion of Puppy Start Class)

CLASS TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • ​How Dogs Learn
  • Attention to Name
  • Sit, Sit at Side and Down
  • Come When Called
  • Walk on Loose Leash
  • Waiting at the Door
  • Fading Food Rewards    
​​We use Positive Reinforcement training methods that are dog-friendly and effective.

PRICE: $195
LENGTH: 6 weekly 1-hour classes


Basic Companion Classes

Mondays: 
  • Starting November 13th at 6:30 p.m.
​Saturdays:
  • Starting November 4th at 11:00 a.m.
  • No class November 25th (Thanksgiving weekend)

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