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Puppy 1 Classes

Our Puppy 1 program is designed for puppies of less than four and a half months of age (though we do make age exceptions for small breeds.)


It is split into three main areas . First, about fifty percent of the class is committed to puppy play and socializing, the leading preventor of future aggression in dogs. The other fifty percent is split evenly between trust and respect exercises that teach your pup to allow you to handle him or her without biting or rebelliousness as well as obedience exercises including sit, down, stand, stay (in each of these positions), come, off and at least one trick. Other issues that will be covered include puppy biting, object guarding, jumping up, appropriate toys, how to play games and a good deal more.

All of the curriculum for this class may be found in Mike’s Wombacher's book, There’s a Puppy in the House: Surviving the First Five Months, which is recommended as a companion to the class.

Cost: $295 for six one-hour classes. Location: Woodside Village Church.

For more information or to register you can call or email Mike (415-420-4768/

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