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Puppy Junior High - see class description below schedule
This is a Series class, which means all students start and end at the same time. If you need flexibile dates, rather than structure, please sign up for one of our Ongoing classes.
Age: 5-9 months (all sizes) or 5-12 months (small breed class). Prerequisite is completion of Puppy Training & Socialization or permission of instructor. Class is limited to 8 dogs. The class includes a free dog training clicker and an instant download of 100+ page dog training manual. You can also purchase a hard copy of that book at your class in Ballard.
This six-week class is for dogs that have already taken Puppy Elementary School.
The goal of Puppy Jr. High is to get you and your dog working toward off leash reliability. In this class, the dogs will either be dragging leashes or you will be holding the leash while your dog works, unless your dog is ready to be off leash.
This fabulous, fun, challenging class will teach you how to broaden your dog's understanding of sit, down, stay, come, leave it, and walking politely, in the face of bigger and bigger distractions. We will also teach some tricks and begin teaching the dogs to go to a rug and stay there. You will need to bring a rug to your class.
You will need to make sure your dog is interested in your treats or toys in this class, and we'll be using a LOT of treats, so bring a variety of treats/food/toys and do not feed your dog the meal before class. It may also be helpful to get them a good amount of exercise before class.
This class has play time, so dogs who do not play well with others should take an on leash manners class or if there really is a problem, think about attending Bravery Boost or the 6-week Growly Dog Class. After Puppy Jr. High, we highly recommend that you take an All Levels or Advanced Manners class to continue your dog's training.
NOTE: If Puppy Jr. High will be your first class at Ahimsa, we require that you attend an Orientation to learn about the dog training methods used at Ahimsa. We prefer to have you attend the orientation before your Puppy Jr. High class, but if that's not possible, just attend the earliest one that you can.
Click here to see the Puppy Jr. High Final Exam.
This is a series class, meaning each Jr. High class has a fixed start and end date like all classes at most other dog training facilities. Jr. High classes have great structure, but they have less flexibility than our ongoing classes: you can't swap in and out of class dates. Current Jr. High students can drop into ongoing classes, like Intermediate Dog Manners, Advanced Dog Manners, and Backyard Sports & Games, on a space-available basis. If your dog is going to have surgery or you will be absent during this class, you might consider signing up for an ongoing class, instead, like All Levels Manners. You can also just miss the one class or send a family member without your dog.
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