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  • "The quality of food and supplies is excellent at Especially for Pets and the staff is very friendly. I am always happy with a "pet store" that supports rescue group events. Bravo for that!" - Wendy R.
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Adolescent/Adult

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Classes are continuously being added to our schedule. Online updates are made as quickly as possible, however, we suggest checking directly with the individual store location for the most up-to-date information. Prerequisites serve as a guide for proper placement. For more information, please see the Placement Chart or speak to an Especially for Pets' sales associate or trainer.

 

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Beginner
This course is designed to help create a positive relationship between dogs and their families. Techniques will be used that compliment canine language and nature. This makes it easier for your dog to understand what you are trying to convey. We will address the most common behavioral issues as we establish a common language for training and control. You will learn how to effectively communicate with your dog and gain a better understanding of canine behavior. In Beginner Obedience, we provide the necessary tools to establish a secure and successful relationship. This is the first level class for dogs five months and over.

Prerequisite: None

Classes are continuously being added to our schedule. Online updates are made as quickly as possible, however, we suggest checking directly with the individual store location for the most up-to-date information including 'no class' dates.
Start Date Time/Duration Location Price Trainer
Sun 08/20/2017 Noon / 7 Weeks Newton $ 185.00 Jaye Ward
Sun 08/20/2017 11:30am / 7 Weeks Acton $ 185.00 Lisa Forbes
Wed 08/23/2017 3:00pm / 7 Weeks Newton $ 185.00 Breanna Leonard
Thu 09/14/2017 2:00pm / 6 Weeks / No Class 10/5 Sudbury $ 160.00 Angela Nickerson
Sat 09/16/2017 Noon / 7 Weeks / No Class 9/23 & 10/7 Sudbury $ 185.00 Breanna Leonard
Wed 09/27/2017 10:00am / 7 Weeks / No Class 10/4 Sudbury $ 185.00 Angela Nickerson

Continuing Education
If you have taken our Advanced class and want to to continue working your dog in a class setting, you may be interested in Continuing Education. You will build upon skills learned in prior classes, including high levels of distraction, attention and off-leash work. In addition, you will sample the basics of Rally, Agility, Canine Good Citizen, Therapy and Competition obedience.

Prerequisite: Advanced

Classes are continuously being added to our schedule. Online updates are made as quickly as possible, however, we suggest checking directly with the individual store location for the most up-to-date information including 'no class' dates.
Start Date Time/Duration Location Price Trainer
Sun 08/20/2017 2:00pm / 7 Weeks Newton $ 185.00 Jaye Ward

Graduate Puppy
As puppies mature and become more capable, they enter into a developmental period that may include some challenging behavior. This course is designed to build on the training and behavioral skills you learned in Puppy Kindergarten, while encouraging and defining your consistency and leadership abilities. Consistency, reliability and focus are some of the primary training attributes we will work on. In addition, we work off-lead so that puppies learn to practice appropriate social behavior and off-lead control. For dogs five months and over.

Prerequisite: Puppy Kindergarten or Beginner

Classes are continuously being added to our schedule. Online updates are made as quickly as possible, however, we suggest checking directly with the individual store location for the most up-to-date information including 'no class' dates.
Start Date Time/Duration Location Price Trainer
Sat 09/16/2017 2:00pm / 7 Weeks / No Class 9/23 & 10/7 Sudbury $ 185.00 Breanna Leonard

Graduate Puppy / Intermediate
As puppies mature and become more capable, they enter into a developmental period that may include some challenging behavior. This course is designed to build on the training and behavioral skills you learned in Puppy Kindergarten, while encouraging and defining consistency and leadership abilities. Consistency, reliability and focus are some of the primary training attributes we will work on. In addition, we will work off-lead so that puppies learn to practice appropriate social behavior and off-lead control. Through various exercises that mirror every day encounters and real life situations, your dog will be encouraged to rely more on your guidance while practicing confidence and control. With this higher level of distraction, we will address the practical aspects of owning a dog that is well mannered at home and in public. For dogs five months and over.

 

Prerequisite: Puppy Kindergarten or Beginner

Classes are continuously being added to our schedule. Online updates are made as quickly as possible, however, we suggest checking directly with the individual store location for the most up-to-date information including 'no class' dates.
Start Date Time/Duration Location Price Trainer
Sun 08/20/2017 12:30pm / 7 Weeks Acton $ 185.00 Lisa Forbes
Wed 08/23/2017 4:00pm / 7 Weeks Newton $ 185.00 Breanna Leonard
Thu 09/14/2017 11:00am / 6 Weeks / No Class 10/5 Sudbury $ 160.00 Angela Nickerson
Thu 09/14/2017 6:00pm / 6 Weeks / No Class 10/5 Sudbury $ 160.00 Angela Nickerson
Tue 09/19/2017 12:30pm / 4 Weeks / No Class 10/3 Sudbury $ 110.00 Angela Nickerson

Intermediate
If you already have a good working relationship with your dog and are ready for more challenges, this class is for you. Through various exercises that mirror every day encounters and real life situations, your dog will be encouraged to rely more on your guidance while practicing confidence and control. With this higher level of distraction, we address the practical aspects of owning a dog that is well mannered at home and in public.

Prerequisite: Graduate Puppy or Beginner

Classes are continuously being added to our schedule. Online updates are made as quickly as possible, however, we suggest checking directly with the individual store location for the most up-to-date information including 'no class' dates.
Start Date Time/Duration Location Price Trainer
Sat 09/16/2017 3:00pm / 7 Weeks / No Class 9/23 & 10/7 Sudbury $ 185.00 Breanna Leonard