DeLand: beginners (PuppyLove, Basic Manners, orientation; Tues. evenings), private aggression counseling (Tues. afternoons).
In your home: beginners, behavior, competition obedience, rally, show/conformation for friendly dogs.
Nervous, extremely shy, bossy or aggressive dogs are usually handled only in Osteen. Private classes, series & workshops in Osteen specifically designed for those dogs.
Open enrollment means start right away with orientation for PuppyLove or Basic Manners beginner levels.
Orientation is Week 1 in PuppyLove or Basic Manners.
Required for all new PuppyLove & Basic Manners dogs and their families.
Different time and/or day from regular open-enrollment series times.
By appointment. Osteen or DeLand.
PuppyLove or Basic Manners - $185
Bring your pup 8-18 weeks old to PuppyLove or older pup/adults dog to Basic Manners to begin a lifetime of love.
Must take orientation first with your dog
10 week series in Osteen
7 week series in DeLand (discounts for Spring Oaks Animal Care Center clients at that location)
Includes optional weekly free agility introduction in Osteen.
Approved class for AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Test for dogs under 1 year old at time of testing, after completion of class series.
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What is the best class for my new dog right now, or if we are new to dog training?
Register online today for orientation (Week 1) for a small-group PuppyLove or Basic Manners program with experienced trained professionals & volunteers. Private sessions also available - see potential times on Class Schedule page.
PuppyLove & Basic Manners are parallel programs with mostly the same material covered in each. Extra material and off-leash work included in PuppyLove. PuppyLove is limited to pups 8-18 weeks old at orientation.
Start as soon as you get your next puppy, as we do with our own pups at 8 weeks of age. There is no need to wait for final puppy shots since studies show that improvements in the shots our pups receive make it safe to come to class young.
Studies also point out the importance of early group sessions for mental and social development, with the fastest, strongest benefits for contact before the pup is 16 weeks old. World-renowned lecturer, trainer, researcher Ian Dunbar DVM, recommends pups meet 100 people before they are 8 weeks old, and that they meet another 100 people before they are 16 weeks old.