- Puppy 1 is for puppies between 10 and 18 weeks old at the first class.
- Adolescent/Adult 1 classes are for dogs older than 18 weeks. Your dog should be people and dog friendly.
- A session of dog training classes consists of five weekly, one-hour classes on evenings or weekends at an indoor location.
- Puppy 2 and Adolescent 2 classes are available if you want to continue your training.
- A training manual is included in the enrollment fee.
- The entire family is encouraged to participate.
Goals for Puppy 1 classes
Ability to be comfortable around strangers
Ability to be calm and confident around other dogs
Ability to be relaxed in new surroundings
A soft mouth
Ability to control impulses
At ease with being handled
Sit, Lie down
Don’t jump up
Respond at a distance
Walk well on a leash
Greet a stranger
Goals for Adolescent/Adult 1 classes
Same as for Puppy 1, except more emphasis on undesirable habits common to older dogs. In addition to behaviors learned in Puppy 1, dogs learn to “go to” a requested place.
For more information and to register your dog in a class, please call us or register online.
Locations for Perfect Puppy Academy Classes
Education Center – Santa Barbara Humane Society
5399 Overpass Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA
From 101 Freeway, exit at Patterson Ave. Turn towards ocean. Take first right onto Overpass Rd. SB Humane Society will be a set of yellow buildings on the right. Take second entrance to Education Center.
Borchard Community Center
190 N Reino Rd
Newbury Park, CA
From the 101 Freeway, take Borchard Rd south. Borchard Community Park will be on your right after you pass Wendy Dr. Do not go all the way to Reino Rd, but turn into the parking lot off Borchard, at the edge of the baseball diamond. Park near the Community Center. Because of the basketball court, we cannot use the front entrance. Walk along the small service road to the right of the Center. When you reach the second fenced area, follow a ramp up to the open gate. (Coming from the west, exit 101 Freeway at Wendy Dr. Drive south to Borchard Rd and turn right.)
Sherman Oaks (No classes currently)
Sherman Oaks, CA
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