This is the first class we're teaching at this location. If it's well-attended, perhaps we'll schedule more classes or workshops here in the future.
For puppies under 5 months old. Prerequisite: Proof of first round of vaccines
This is where it all begins! Forget about “sit, down, stay” – our Puppy Starter Program digs deeper and the results last a lifetime. If you want your puppy to become a well-socialized dog that succeeds in our human world, and learn human words/commands, you must first learn to speak some dog. Your puppy will better understand all you have to teach him/her if you begin by communicating in a manner that he/she already understands.
We’ll teach YOU how to:
Our program focuses on basic foundation behaviors, handling skills, and will help you boost your effectiveness as a trainer.
This class is the prerequisite for ALL future training you’d do with us at OpBarks. Everything we’ll teach will have a natural flow of progress once you and your dog have mastered these foundations of dog training.
Examples of what we will teach you to teach your puppy:
This program meets for 5 weeks but the first class is humans only since most of the work this first week will be for you. Then for classes 2-5, we'll work with you and your puppy to build skills, confidence and set you up with a game plan for a great journey together. Solid work here in these early weeks will pay off more than you know throughout your lives together.
Length: (5) 1-hour classes
Class size: Limited to 6 puppies to allow for a good teacher-to-student ratio
Includes: Digital handbook and support via email for duration of the class
Next Step: B-Dog 1: Focus & Control Fundamentals
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Dog Training & Behavior Problem Solving in the Greater Philadelphia Area
Training & Behavior Consults: Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery Counties and select NJ locations
Classes: Held in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia and at our headquarters in Quakertown, PA
Owner & Training Director: Leigh Siegfried, CPDT-KA Photo credits: April Ziegler
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