Group classes are a super fun and positive way to work with your dog as a team while you both learn new skills. One of our top goals is that students take what they're learning in class and apply it in everyday life with their dogs & puppies. We'll help you develop training and problem solving skills so that you feel confident helping your dog succeed, even outside of the classroom. Our classes are kept small to give each student one-on-one help from the instructor and class assistants. We are looking forward to having you join us for a class!

 

Puppy Class Napa Valley, CA

PUPPY SOCIALS: LEARN + PLAY

Give your puppy the opportunity to build essential social skills through play in a positive and safe environment.  Puppies who learn how to socialize with other animals and new people at an early age are more likely to develop into well rounded adult dogs.  Our trainers will monitor play and give parents a basic foundation for identifying and interpreting their puppy’s body language. Puppy Socials are a great way to supplement our private puppy training package, but are open to non-students as well.  Puppy Socials are held on a drop in basis, but we ask that you pre-register before your first visit.

What to Expect:

Puppy personalities run the gamut from Tarzan to Church Mouse! You’ll see some puppies tearing around the room interacting with everyone, while others might hide under a chair and observe the action…and that’s OK! Normal puppy play includes chasing, biting, yips of excitement or fear, wrestling, growling, hiding, pawing, and barking.  We support the shy pups and help them build confidence at their own pace, while we guide more exuberant puppies towards polite play.

  • Fee: $25 for non-students / $20 for Puppy Training Package students
  • When: Tuesday Evenings from 6 - 7pm 
  • Where: Tucker Farm Center, Calistoga CA

CLASS REQUIREMENTS

  • Registration is required
  • Puppies must have at least 2 DHLPP shots and at least 1 deworming prior to starting class
  • Your puppy must be in the care of a local veterinarian and had his/her first health check at least 7 days prior to their first social. 

Dog Training Napa Valley

VALLEY DOG 1

This semi-private group class introduces basic obedience skills and addresses common complaints like jumping up and pulling on leash. This is a foundation level course that prepares dogs for more challenging work in the next level classes. Valley Dog 1 is a great place to start for newly adopted dogs or dogs with little training experience. Human students will learn the secrets to good training mechanics and how to help their dogs be successful in real life situations. In this class we will discuss how dogs think & learn, prevention of common behavior problems, humane anti-pull gear, and introduce clicker training. Obedience behaviors include: Sit, Down, Wait, Leave-It, Coming When Called and Loose Leash Walking. 

  • 6-Week Class
  • Class Size Is Limited To 5 Dogs
  • Dates: TBA
  • Time: 6-7pm
  • Where: Tucker Farm Center, Calistoga CA
  • Class Fee: $225

Requirements: 

  • Dogs must be in the care of a veterinarian and up-to-date on vaccinations for rabies, parvo & distemper
  • Dogs must be friendly with people and other dogs 

Dog Training Napa Valley

VALLEY DOG 2

Take your dog’s obedience skills to the next level! This semi-private group class builds on Valley Dog 1, but increases the challenge by adding distractions. Human students will continue to improve their training skills and learn how to incorporate the foundation behaviors into polite greetings & leash skills outside of the classroom. Valley Dog 2 introduces new topics including Mat Targeting, Sit-Stay and Down-Stay. 

  • 6-Week Class
  • Class Size Is Limited To 5 Dogs
  • Dates: TBA
  • Time: 6-7pm
  • Where: Tucker Farm Center, Calistoga CA
  • Class Fee: $225

Requirements: 

  • Dogs must be in the care of a veterinarian and up-to-date on vaccinations for rabies, parvo & distemper
  • Dogs must be friendly with people and other dogs 
  • Completion of Valley Dog 1