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2018 Schedule Group Classes


LAST CLASSES OF THE YEAR

Pampered Pets Bed and Biscuit
Pet Lodging, Grooming, and Daycare
 655 American Road, Napoleon OH 43545
(419) 592-7387
*Please Call PPBB to Sign up for Classes

Wed. October 22nd
6:30 STAR Puppy
7:30 Doggy Manners

THE PURPLE DOG DEFIANCE
1506 Baltimore Street Defiance, OH
419 - 990 - DOGS
Monday October 8th
6:30 Puppy Preschool
7:30 Doggy Manners
 

 
 
 
 


Puppy Preschool

  4 weeks/ $80

Socialization class for puppies 8-16 weeks. 

Why Socialize Your Puppy?
All puppies, regardless of breed, need to be socialized.

Well-socialized puppies usually develop into safer, more
relaxed and enjoyable adult dogs. Poorly socialized dogs
may develop behavior issues and are more likely to behave
fearfully or aggressively towards new people, places, or things.


When?
The most optimal time to socialize your puppy is the
Critical Period” between the age of 8 and 12 weeks old.
After 18 weeks your puppy’s socialization window closes
and fear issues are much harder to address and treat
after this time. Start your puppy off on the right paw
with proper socialization and early training.

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 Curriculum includes:

  • Problem Solving
    (House training, Puppy Nipping,
    Chewing, Preventing Guarding)

  • Handling& Introduction to Grooming
  • Socialization with people

  • Socialization with other puppies

  • Proper play with other puppies

  • Proper play with dog toys

  • Self-control exercises

  • Gentle obedience training
    (Sit, Down, Stand, Loose Leash Walking,
    No Jumping Up, Coming When Called)

 




STAR PUPPY

6 weeks/ $120

Basic obedience class for puppies following the AKC S.T.A.R.
Puppy program. We cover responsible dog ownership, grooming
and handling, sit, down, come, separation. On graduation night
we take the STAR Puppy Test.
For more information about the program, visit:

 http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/training/akc-star-puppy/test-items-pledge/ 


PRE-CANINE GOOD CITIZEN® TEST BEHAVIORS:

1. Allows petting by a person other than the owner

2. Grooming-Allows owner handling (ears, feet)

3. Walks on a Loose Leash 15 steps)

4. Walks by other people 5ft away

5. Sits on command

6. Down on command

7. Comes to owner from 5-ft

8. Reaction to Distractions 15-ft away (scary noise)

9. Separation-Left with another person &
owner walks away 10 steps
 
 
 

Manners Class

6 weeks/ $120

 Basic obedience class for STAR grads, adolescent and adult dogs.
This class is for dogs that haven’t yet been through a group class.
It can also be taken as continued practice after Puppy Preschool or
STAR Puppy graduates.
 
Manners Class Curriculum:
 

Name Recognition and Attention
Sit, Down, and Stand
Loose Leash Walking
Leave, Take It, Drop It
Stay, Go to Bed, Door Manners
Coming When Called
Four on the Floor (No Jumping)
Self Control Exercises





Canine Good Citizen
Preparation Course

6 weeks/ $120
*includes the cost of the test on graduation night

 
This course focuses  on expanding on what your dog  has already learned in the Manners classes. Dogs and puppies practice their new manners and skills around a variety of distractions and in  new circumstances in preparation  for the Canine Good Citizen test.


Why Should my dog be a Canine Good Citizen?
The CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible dog ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs, including both purebred and mixed breed dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC's Canine Good Citizen Program. Upon completion of passing the test, your dog will recieve a certificate/title from the American Kennel Club. 
The test includes:

Test 1: Accepting a Friendly Stranger
Test 2: Sitting Politely for Petting
Test 3: Appearance and Grooming
Test 4: Out for a Walk (walking on a loose lead)
Test 5: Walking through a crowd
Test 6: Sit and Down on Command, Staying in Place
Test 7: Coming When Called
Test 8: Reaction to another Dog
Test 9: Reaction to Distraction
Test 10: Supervised Separation

 
 
Class Policies
Class schedules subject to be changed or rescheduled due to less than 3 dogs in a class,
severe weather conflicts or due to illness. Your instructor will notify you of any schedule changes.
 
 
First Class: You Should Arrive Early to pay and fill out paperwork,
if you haven't already.


Required vaccinations:
To attend a class at Pampered Pets Bed and Biscuit,
proof of necessary vaccinations are DHLPP, Bordatella and Rabies (for puppies old enough).
You will not be allowed to attend class until we have these records.

Family & Visitors: Family members are welcome to come.
Children must be properly supervised and non-distracting to others in class.

Dogs on Leash: All dogs must remain on leash when on the premises unless instructed otherwise.
Dogs should not be allowed to greet other dogs on leash. Please bring dog on a regular nylon or leather leash. Please no retractable leads, prong or choke collars.

Clean Up: All handlers must clean up after their dogs when on the premises. 
Please bring bags and other supplies.

Females in Heat: Female dogs in heat should be brought to class wearing a doggy diaper.  
 
Absences: If you know you will miss a class, please let me know, so that you can be given your homework via email or the week before. We encourage you to attend even if your dog cannot.
 
Inappropriate or Dangerous Dogs: Any dog with in the opinion of the trainer, Tasha Grieser, is reactive, uncontrollable, unpredictable, or aggressive and in any way a danger to people or dogs will not be allowed in regular group classes. The trainer at her discretion mayrefuse entry to a dog which is not healthy, aggressive, or does not seem suitable for group class environment.  If you have any questions
about your dog's eligibility, please contact the trainer. There are other more appropriate options that the trainer may offer you.