Puppy Enrichment Class

Finally, a class created specifically for the young adolescent dog (ages 4.5 months through 8 months)!  During this developmental stage most dogs will grow to close to adult size and yet are still working with the attention span of a youngster and are very easily distracted.  (Think of them as approximately 13 years old in human years!)  Many handlers can find this developmental stage frustrating as it relates to training.

This class is designed to continue your dog’s socialization, introduce your dog to new things that will help build confidence and also continue to build on the skills started in Puppy Preschool.  In addition, we will teach you exercises that will help your young dog learn self control. Learning self control will help your adolescent dog keep his or her arousal level down. Over-arousal contributes to an inability to focus and can be a precursor to aggressive behavior. Perhaps most importantly, this class will help build a foundation that will accelerate your dog’s continued learning as they mature.

Class Cost:$145 for six classes - receive a $10 discount for dogs adopted from any legitimate rescue organization including: Woods Humane Society, SLO Animal Services, Fund for Animals, Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation, Santa Maria Valley Humane Society, Central Coast SPCA or any other legitimate animal rescue organization.
Class Location:All classes are held at Gentle Touch Pet Training's training center located at 1886 Deer Canyon Road, Arroyo Grande, CA.
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Vaccines:Dogs must be current on parvo, distemper (or have protective titers) and rabies shots.
Registration:Class size is limited to 12 dogs to ensure personal attention. 

The first class is a 1-hour PEOPLE-ONLY (NO DOGS) orientation.

You may join this class up to week four if the class is not full. Please contact us to see if there is room in the class.

If you join mid-session, you may watch a class orientation video before attending class by clicking on Puppy Enrichment Class Orientation Video.

Click on the preferred date below to register. Full payment is necessary to reserve class space. 
Class Dates:
Thursdays
Apr 27 - Jun 1
5:30 - 6:30 PM
***CLASS FULL***
Instr: Ivy
Thursdays
Jun 22 - Jul 27
***CLASS FULL***
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Instr: Ivy
Thursdays
Jul 13 - Aug 17
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Instr: Ivy
Thursdays
Aug 24 - Sept 28
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Instr: Ivy