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The Proper Paws Program

New Puppies - Ideally, new puppies should enroll in 3-4 weeks of Puppy Play and Train before they are 16 weeks old, followed by Levels 1, 2 and 3 respectively.  This provides your new puppy will both early socialization and training thru early adolescents. 

If your dog is between 10 weeks and 6 months of age, they are welcome to do Level 1 - Puppy Kindergarten whether they have been able to attend Play and Train or not.


Those that want to go further, prepare their dogs for Therapy work, competition or just to keep their pups engaged can then enjoy selection of Electives like Rally, Tricks, CGC, CGCA and Adventure Class!   

For older Puppies and Adult dogs - we have our Level 1 - Beginner Obedience program, which covers all the behaviors that your older puppy or newly rescued dog needs, AND takes into consideration the fact that they may already have some of those skills.




Group classes are available Monday - Thursday's between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm.  All classes are 6 weeks for $250, unless otherwise noted.



PUPPY TRAINING PACKAGE I  -  Sign up for up to 4 Play and Train classes AND Level 1 - Puppy Kindergarten for a total cost of $330

PUPPY TRAINING PACKAGE II - Sign up for up to 4 Play and Train classes, Level 1 - Puppy Kindergarten and Level 2 - Obedience at the same time, for a total cost of $550.


PUPPY TRAINING PACKAGE III - Sign up for up to 4 Play and Train classes, Level 1 - Puppy Kindergarten, Level 2 - Obedience at the same time, AND Level 3 - Obedience for a total cost of $775.

What's included with  your class:

       - 6 one hour weekly in person classes where we practice and problem solve your training issues.

       - On line written training manual, including sections on crate training, house training, tricks and more.

       - On line video tutorials showing the exercises/game you will do in classes.

       - On line Weekly Homework and Assessments.

       - On line handouts on typicaly puppy behaviors and what to do about them.

       - Videos of any class you have to miss so you don't fall behind.

Please Note: All dogs/puppies attending classes must show proof of Kennel Cough vaccine and up to date vaccination records  prior to attending their first class. 


Makeups are not available due to the nature or our enrollment, we do offer previously recorded classes for those classes you can not attend. 


Cancellations/refunds will be accepted up to one week prior to the start of class, no refunds or credits will be issued after that date.

Group classes are not appropriate for all dogs, if your dog is aggressive or uncomfortable around other dogs, people or new things please contact me and I will be happy to assist you in finding a qualified professional in your area!

Group Class Offerings

Puppy Play and Train - Socialization class  - This is a drop off weekly socialization class for puppies between 8-16 weeks of age.  

Level 1 Puppy Kindergarten - For puppies 10 weeks to 6 months,


Level 1 - Beginner Obedience  - same class as above for Puppies/Dog's OVER 6 months of age. 

Level 2 Obedience - we work on new behaviors as well as making the Level 1 behavior better.  Pre-Req: Level 1 or equivalent

Level 3 Obedience - we work on all the behaviors taught in Level 1 and 2 with increased distractions and more difficult situations.  Pre-Req: Level 1&2  or equivalent

Level 4 Obedience aka Canine Good Citizen -This is a preparation course for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.  Pre-Req: Leve 1&2, 3 recommended


Tricks - This class is for anyone that has finished their Level 1 class or above,  (Level 2 is recommended) .

Rally - Is for new and returning Rally enthusiasts, or anyone who is looking to make their loose leash walking better in a fun way!  Pre-Req: Level 1&2

Therapy Dog Training - This class will prepare you to take for Therapy dog Certification tests.   Pre-Req: Level 1, 2, 3 & 4

Adventure Class-  This is an off leash group class.  Pre-Req: Level 1,2,3 or review with Judy

60 Minute Workshops


I do have a limited number of private appointments available for current and past clients to help with specific issues or to help with material covered in the group classes.

If you need a Behavior Consultant or want private lessons, please contact me for a referral to a qualified professional in your area.

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