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PUPPY CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND SCHEDULES

SOTC loves puppies! In addition to offering 2 different age groups of Puppy Training, we are proud to offer the new AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program! Before signing up for a Puppy Class, please make your choice based on the age of your puppy and don't forget to ask your instructor how YOUR puppy can be an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy!

Puppies are ideal candidates to teach and are eligible for class starting @ 9 weeks of age. In order to protect the health of your puppy as well as others in class SOTC requires at least 2 vaccinations from your vet before enrolling in class.

All of our trained and experienced instructors use the "lure and reward" method of training. No chokers, prong or shock collars. Classes are fun for students and their companions. Family members are invited to watch and learn, too.

New classes are continually being added. Please keep checking the website.

Pre-registration and payment is required ONE WEEK before the class start date. Registration forms submitted less than one week before the class start date will be returned. NO registration forms will be accepted the first night of class.

We look forward to meeting you and your canine companion!


Puppy Level A (9-15 weeks old)  Register Now!
Class Fee $95*
Classes are 50-60 minutes long and meet once a week for 6 weeks.

  • All motivational and positive methods are used in our puppy socialization class!
  • This class covers basic cues and problem prevention.
  • All training is done on a flat buckle collar.
  • Maximum class size is 8 dogs; minimum class size is 3 dogs.
  • Please see our Class Policies for more information.
  • Puppies attend all 6 weeks.
Start Date Class Time Instructor
Saturday, December 16 12:00 pm Mary Scott/ Suzette Wood
Tuesday, December 5 (no class 12/26 and 1/2) 6:30 pm Mary Lou Carafello
Saturday, February 17 12:00 pm Suzette Wood
Tuesday, February 6 7:45 pm Mary Lou Carafello
Saturday, April 14 (no class 4/28) 12:00 pm Suzette Wood
Tuesday, March 27 6:30 pm Mary Lou Carafello
Saturday, June 2 12:00 pm Suzette Wood
Tuesday, May 15 7:45 pm Mary Lou Carafello
Tuesday, July 10 6:30 pm Mary Lou Carafello

Puppy Level B (16-21 weeks old)  Register Now!
Class Fee $95*
Classes are 50-60 minutes long and meet once a week for 6 weeks.

Puppy B class is an AKC STAR (Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsibility) puppy class taught by certified STAR instructors. For a brochure of this special program click HERE.

  • All motivational and positive methods are used in our puppy socialization class!
  • This class covers basic cues and problem prevention.
  • All training is done on a flat buckle collar.
  • Maximum class size is 8 dogs; minimum class size is 3 dogs.
  • Please see our Class Policies for more information.
  • Puppies attend all 6 weeks.
Start Date Class Time Instructor
Saturday, December 16 1:30 pm Mary Scott/Suzette Wood
Tuesday, December 5 (no class 12/26 and 1/2) 7:45 pm Mary Lou Carafello
Saturday, February 17 1:30 pm Suzette Wood
Tuesday, February 6 6:30 pm Mary Lou Carafello
Saturday, April 14 (no class 4/28) 1:30 pm Suzette Wood
Tuesday, March 27 7:45 pm Mary Lou Carafello
Saturday, June 2 1:30 pm Suzette Wood
Tuesday, May 15 6:30 pm Mary Lou Carafello
Tuesday, July 10 7:45 pm Mary Lou Carafello

Advanced Puppy/Beginner 1 (6 months to 12 months old)  Register Now!
Class Fee $95*
Classes are 50-60 minutes long and meet once a week for 6 weeks.

  • Also known as "Family Pet" dog obedience
  • For dogs 6 to 12 months old.
  • Handlers learn to train their dogs using basic cues in a group situation.
  • Dogs are trained using a buckle collar, martingale collar or properly fitted head halter, and a four-six foot lead.
  • This class uses only positive training methods and positive reinforcement (no correction or punishment) and will include many training tips. You will attend WITH your dog all 6 class sessions.
  • Basic behaviors taught include Attention, Sit, Down, Come, Wait, Sit for Petting, Loose Leash Walking, Leave it, Stay, and more.
  • Maximum class size is 6 dogs; minimum class size is 4 dogs.
  • Please see our Class Policies for more information.
Start Date Class Time Instructor
Monday, October 9 (FULL) 6:30 pm Jewell Denham

*Effective July 1, 2007, all Active SOTC Members will receive a $10 discount on each class.

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