This eight week class is based on the book by Leslie McDevitt "Control Unleashed®, the Puppy Program" and is meant to be preventive "medicine" as many common behavior problems can be prevented or minimized by giving your puppy a solid foundation from the beginning. This class will teach the dog and handler skills to cope with stressful situations, giving the dogs the ability to stay calm when faced with the common triggers that cause inappropriate reactions. This class provides a solid foundation to teach puppies how to cope in a chaotic world in an effort to help prevent unwanted behaviors. Please bring your dog to class on a soft buckle collar or front clip harness, a six foot leather or nylon leash. No retractable or chain leashes allowed. No prong/pinch collars allowed. Bring 2-3 quart bags of soft, small, easily eaten treats such as hot dogs, cheese or chicken. Bring an inexpensive, portable mat.
Thursdays 7:45-8:30 p.m. Eight Weeks: 1/18-3/8
**Class taught by Maegan Payne**