At Pup Scouts your puppy is a S.T.A.R.! Each class starts with an off-leash group playtime. We'll cover potty training, loose leash walking, games and other behavior as well as puppy obedience both off-leash and on. Included in your puppyís enrollment is the AKC S.T.A.R. puppy test. Once your puppy passes this test, youíll receive a certificate from the AKC acknowledging your puppy's good behavior. This is a rotating series of 6 classes that you and your puppy can start at any time!
Get your puppy off to a great start:
Socialization- Socialization is one of the most important aspects to raising a puppy. At Pup Scouts, your puppy will socialize with our many friendly daycare dogs, staff and visitors to help get him off to a great start.
Potty Training- A potty command is taught and reinforced throughout the day while your puppy is here. Every evening, when you pick your dog up, one of our trainers will let you know how your puppy did and exactly what you need to do that evening to reinforce good potty habits at home.
Crate Training- We'll use your puppy's time here to teach him to relax and enjoy his crate.
Puppy Obedience- Our training uses only positive training methods that are perfect for young puppies. During the two week accelerated training your puppy will learn to sit and down on command, keep a one minute sit stay and down stay, perform the four beginning heel exercises, do a distracted recall from 20Ē and know wait and leave it.
Behavior- We teach and reinforce good behavior at Pup Scouts. Youíre puppy will learn to relax in a crate, go through a door nicely, greet people without jumping and sit nicely for petting.
During this two week camp, your puppy will learn the potty command and proper potty behavior will be reinforced all day while you're at work. Every evening when you pick up your puppy, we'll tell you exactly what you need to do with your puppy that evening to reinforce proper potty behavior at home.
Classes are small, usually 3-6 dogs, and use positive reinforcement techniques through exercises developed to create success from the beginning. The classes cover attention exercises, calming, name recognition, sit, down, stay and loose leash walking. For puppies and dogs 6 months to adult or graduation from S.T.A.R. Puppy class.
A note about bringing your dog to class- Please donít feel embarrassed if your dog is imperfect. We understand that you are coming to class with your dog precisely because your dog is not trained. As such, we expect barking, lunging and other ďbadĒ or excited behaviors. We will gladly help you work through them because thatís our job. Itís all about progress, not perfection.
In home classes are perfect if you have a busy schedule, need help with a specific training area or have a dog that may need a little extra attention. Classes are held once a week so that you and your dog have the opportunity to work on each command before new ones are added. Behavioral issues can also be addressed within the context of training. All members of your family are encouraged to participate.
We never use fear or pain to train a dog but instead build a relationship between the dog and it's owner. Accelerated training quickens the process by having our trainers do the teaching and practice but the program requires the owners to attend 3-6 private sessions to learn how to continue to reinforce the training. These follow up appoints are vital to the training.
This two week course teaches your dog sit, down, stay, come, wait and leave it during daily sessions with one of our trainers. The course also includes three private classes with you and coupons for 4 free Master Classes.
This two week course focuses on perfecting the basic commands through proofing and molding and adds several new commands including front, left and right finish and heel work. The course also includes three private classes with you.
This class is based on the skills for Rally.
We practice and perfect the behaviors
learned in Basic and add new behaviors to
refine your dog's training. This is an ongoing
class and each month's classes feature
This class makes training a walk in the park! Practice basic obedience and loose leash walking in the real world. Classes start at The Boneyard in the Heights and include loose leash walking practice, table manners, greetings, work around distractions and more. Call for schedule- (713)468-7877.
This class teaches the basics of competition
for AKC and UKC Beginner Novice and Novice
obedience trials as it prepares you and your dog
for the ring. Even if you aren't interested in
competition, it's a wonderful way to practice
training with your dog and have competition level
control. Open to all dogs including mixed
breeds who have completed Basic Obedience.
These fun classes feature different ways to have fun with your dog. Check the schedule regularly so you don't miss out. Open to all dogs, not just dogs who have trained with Pup Scouts. Level of difficulty will be listed.
Kid's Club teaches children how to handle their dogs, care for them and prepares them for AKC Junior Showmanship competition. The kids and their dogs also learn some foundation agility and basic obedience through Rally obedience.