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Dog Training Classes

Peninsula Pups is more than just a daycare! We also offer obedience classes led by our General Manager and Certified Dog Trainer, Colin Keith. Colin works in the daycare during the week and is an expert in dog behavior. He was schooled at Tarheel Canine Training in Sanford, NC and has over 25 years of dog training experience.  Colin is excellent at teaching you and your dog how to speak the same language. The commands learned are just a bonus though. The real reward is the special relationship that is built between you and your dog when you train together.

Prepaid Training Packages!

Undergrad – Freshman OR Sophomore AND Junior classes; $244 ($44 savings)

Graduate – Freshman OR Sophomore AND Junior AND Senior classes; $354 ($88 savings)

Private Tutor

One hour of one-on-one training with Colin at Peninsula Pups.  Training session can be for any issue(s) you would like to address with your dog, such as barking at the door, being territorial at the fence line, or even any of the issues below from the workshops.  This private session is NOT for aggression issues.  Every Saturday at 4:00pm; one household per session; $89.

Freshman Class

This class is for puppies under the age of six months.  Socialization and basic obedience are the main focus, such as sit, stay, come, leave it and walking on a leash.  Common puppy issues like potty training and nipping are addressed as well.  Begins Wed, Feb 7 at 7:00pm OR Sat, Feb 10 at 11:30am OR Thu, Feb 29 at 7:00pm; $144 for eight weeks.

Sophomore Class

This class is for dogs over the age of six months that have not had any formal training.  Basic obedience is the foundation for this class, learning commands such as sit, stay, come, leave it and walking on a leash.  Begins Tue, Feb 6 at 7:00pm OR Sat, Feb 10 at 10:00am OR Fri, March 1 at 7:00pm OR Sat, March 2 at 2:30pm; $144 for eight weeks.

Junior Class

Must have passed Freshman/Sophomore Class or equivalent.  This class takes basic obedience and applies it to real life situations, for example, teaching your dog to sit and stay with numerous distractions.  Higher level commands are also learned such as heel and finish. Begins Sat, Feb 10 at 1:00pm; $144 for eight weeks.

Senior Class

Must have passed Junior Class or equivalent.  This class focuses on fine-tuning learned commands from previous classes.  It also prepares you and your dog to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog tests.  The class size will be small for individual attention in this focused class. Begins TBD; $154 for eight weeks.

Training Health Requirements

Yearly

– Rabies

– DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)

– Bordetella (kennel cough)

– Negative fecal exam

Three year vaccines and titers are accepted. Puppies must have their second round of age appropriate shots.

Year-round flea and tick control is required; heartworm preventative is strongly advised.

Training Paperwork

In order to be added to the training schedule, we must receive the completed Training Enrollment Form, Service Agreement, updated vaccines and a negative fecal.

All paperwork must be submitted prior to first day of class via:

Email: [email protected]

Mail or drop off: 801 W. 12th St., Erie, PA 16501

A $25 non-refundable deposit is required for all classes.

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