group classes

Group classes are a great option for building your relationship with your SideKick and they provide opportunity to work on skills in a structured environment outside of your home. Before registering, please be sure to review COVID policies and precautions that make group classes possible!

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

This class is for puppies ages 8 to 16 weeks of age; it focuses on what is most important for a puppy of this age: socialization, enrichment, play with humans and other puppies, house training, puppy nipping / biting, etc.! The main goals of this class are to give your puppy the best head start to life as possible, learn that new things are not scary and weird, and, really, figure out how to start navigating this huge, confusing, human world!

 

Class Specifics:

  • Puppy Kindergarten is a 6 week class, meeting every week at the same time for approximately 50 minutes. (Puppies attend all 6 weeks of class).

  • Class size is limited to 6 puppies per class.

  • Each dog is required to be up-to-date on vaccinations (Rabies, DHPP and Bordetella).

  • This is a positive reinforcement-based training class. Prong collars, choke chains, and other shock/e-collars are not permitted in this class. 

  • Once class has begun, class fees are non-refundable.

Class cost is $180.00

Next Start Date:

Wednesday, June 15th, at 6:30 PM

CANINE FOUNDATIONS

This class covers the foundation behaviors we look for and want to teach our puppies and dogs for a happy household, happy dog, and happy human! We cover the basic dog manners cues like Sit, Down, Leave It, Drop It, leash walking skills, Recalls, and more! It's a class designed for puppies or dogs with little or no previous training, since it starts from scratch with most behaviors; however, if your dog already has some skills, it can be a great class to review the basics in a public and mildly distracting setting!

Class Specifics:

  • Canine Foundations is a 6 week class, meeting every week at the same time for approximately 50 minutes. (Dogs attend all 6 weeks of class).

  • Class size is limited to 6 dogs per class.

  • Each dog is required to be up-to-date on vaccinations (Rabies, DHPP and Bordetella).

  • This is a positive reinforcement-based training class. Prong collars, choke chains, and other shock/e-collars are not permitted in this class. 

  • Dogs must be okay on leash around other dogs and people (no growling, lunging, or excessive barking).

  • Once class has begun, class fees are non-refundable.

 
Class cost is $180.00

 

Next Start Dates:

Wednesday, June 15th, at 7:30 PM

Thursday, June 16th, at 6:30 PM

FOCUS & CONTROL

This is a great class for dogs who would have difficulty concentrating in a regular group dog class! We learn strategies and exercises from the series of Control Unleashed books written by Leslie McDevitt and the goal is to teach you and your dog how to relax, focus, and work together as a team in distracting situations!

Class Specifics:

  • Focus & Control is a 6 week class, meeting every week at the same time for approximately 60 minutes. (Dogs do NOT attend the first week of class)

  • Class size is limited to 4 dogs per class and each dog must be 6 months or older in age.

  • Each dog is required to be up-to-date on vaccinations (Rabies, DHPP and Bordetella).

  • This is a positive reinforcement-based training class. Prong collars, choke chains, and other shock/e-collars are not permitted in this class.

  • Once class has begun, class fees are non-refundable.

  • This class is NOT intended for dogs that have a bite history with other dogs or people (dogs who have bitten with the intent to cause severe injury or death). This class IS intended for dogs who tend to bark at and/or pull toward other dogs, people, or distractions or who may be too easily distracted in a traditional group class.

Class cost is $270.00

Next Start Date:

Thursday, June 16th, at 7:30 PM

CLASSES ARE HELD AT CENTRAL BARK WAUWATOSA

(6228 State St, Ste G)

Brought to you in collaboration with Central Bark Wauwatosa!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE CLASSES

(Note: The link will direct you to Central Bark's website to create a profile for online registration; this helps us gather contact info for you, info about your dog, and allow for review of facility policies. You are not required to utilize any daycare services if you're not interested in them.)