The best time to train a puppy is now. Don’t wait. Our puppy training program let’s you start right away!
Come join our puppy classes to give your puppy the best start in life! Each weekly class is independent of the previous week so you and your puppy can jump in at any time.
WHY WE ARE A DIFFERENT TYPE OF PUPPY CLASS:
You can start anytime with your puppy, no waiting
Puppies don’t miss out on crucial early socialization time
We help build skills for your dog that have real life application and problem solving outside of class
We teach concepts to prepare your puppy for the outside big world, not just behaviors
We have goal based curriculum to help create a better relationship between puppy and owner setting you both up for success upon graduation!
BEHAVIORS COVERED: Sit | Down | Stay | Come | Go to your mat | Leave it | Loose-leash walking
PREVENTION TOPICS COVERED: House training | Crate training | Socialization |Anti-Jumping | Bite inhibition | Handling | Food guarding Crying/ Whining | Confidence building
FOR: Puppies aged 9-16 weeks (at the time your session begins), under 20 lbs, with at least one set of vaccinations. Puppies must be in their new home for at least one week prior to start of class. COST: $350.00 (email us for our rescue discount code), includes in home puppy consult. PREREQUISITE: In home puppy consult required for orientation to get started with rolling admissions course. CAPACITY: 5 puppies at a time, for puppies starting at 8 weeks. You and your puppy benefit from small class ratios! COURSE INCLUDES: 6 Weekly Sessions, SPCA Certified Trainer lead classes, all support documents and new puppy parent handbook!
Two class locations:
Saturdays at 12:30 @ Jeffrey's Pet Store in the Castro 284 Noe St, San Francisco, CA 94114.
WEDNESDAYS AT 5:30PM @ Pawtrero Bathhouse and feed 199 Mississippi St, San Francisco, CA 94107
REAL WORLD APPLICATION LEARNING CONCEPTS FOR YOU AND YOUR PUPPY! The most important time for socialization is the first 3 months of life. Puppies need to be exposed to as many people, animals, stimuli and new environments as can be achieved safely without causing fear, withdrawal or avoidance behavior. See this link: (ASVBA Statement). Early socialization and positive training methods help prevent puppy behavior problems and builds a bond with you in a safe environment and minimized risk to illness.
Our open enrollment classes provide a safe and supervised environment for your puppy to meet and play with other puppies, new people and have new experiences each week. Through play they learn to be gentle with their mouth and learn the social skills needed to interact with other dogs. We introduce basic obedience skills that will help your dog to develop into the well-trained adult dog you’ve always wanted.
POLICIES: For puppies starting at 8 weeks. Puppies must finish classes within 10 weeks of start date. **Please note we generally skip the day or week of a holiday, please email us with any specific questions** Dress warm! We are outside and classes will be postponed if weather permits. Facility is not wheelchair accessible. Check our calendar for class dates and holiday closures. Puppy Class must be completed within 10 weeks of sign up date.Puppies REFUNDS At Top Dog SF we try to be as reasonable as possible with regards to refunds. We understand that things change. However when you sign up for a class you are reserving a spot; one that cannot be filled after class has started. Full refunds will be granted if you cancel 48 hours or more prior to the 1st class. We will offer a partial refund if you cancel after 1st class. MISSED CLASSES Clients assume full responsibility for attending classes for which they sign up, not including those cancelled by Top Dog SF. The availability of make-up classes is not guaranteed. You are not considered having dropped out of a class until and unless you contact Top Dog SF directly informing us that is your intent. CHILDREN No children under 6 years old allowed in class. An adult must accompany children under 18 years of age. Limit 2 people per class, per puppy.