Group Classes

We offer weekly training sessions hosted by Puptown Houston’s professional trainers in a group setting.

Group Classes are different from our Lodge and Learn Training because in this program you will actually be performing the training exercises under our supervision with your dog, and then practicing them at home! There are four levels of obedience starting with a free training session, and you can repeat classes. You’ll progress through the levels at your own pace with 4 months to complete them. We’ll take you and your dog from basic obedience through advanced off-leash training. If you can’t make it every week, classes are designed to allow you to miss when needed and not fall behind. Classes cost $30 a class.

New classes begin each week.

Level
Time
Duration
Level Testing
Level 1
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
30 minutes
Sit and sit/stay, the down and down/stay, and walking with a loose lead.

Level 1 Testing: Dogs must perform a sit/stay with handlers at the end of a 6ft. lead. Handlers must be able to walk all the way around the dog without breaking. Dogs must be able to perform a down/stay at the end of a 6ft. lead. Handlers must be able to walk all the way around the dog without breaking. Dogs must show the ability to walk with the handler without causing tension on the lead. Handler must change directions frequently.

Level
Time
Duration
Level Testing
Level 2
10:45 p.m. – 11:15 a.m
30 minutes
Sit and sit/stays with added distractions. Down and down/stays with added distractions. Begin recalls with sit fronts. Begin sit from a down.

Level 2 Testing: Sit and sit/stay while handler stands on lead. Down and down/stay while handler stands on the lead. Distractions on stays include clapping hands, stomping feet, running at the dog, etc. Recall at the end of a six foot lead with a sit front. Dog must come to a sit and down without guidance or correction.

Level
Time
Duration
Level Testing
Level 3
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
30 minutes
Begin heeling with pace changes, left turns, right turns, about turns, and halts. Begin long distance recalls with sit fronts. Longer sit stays and down stays. Begin stands and stay.

Level 3 Testing: Dogs must heel with a loose lead demonstrating a halt and an about turn. Dogs must also show a recall from across the room. Dogs must do a 30 second sit stay and down stay from across the room and a stand stay at the end of a six foot lead.

Level
Time
Duration
Level Testing
Level 4
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
30 minutes
Begin sit in motion and down in motion. Begin heeling with leash dragging. Faster pace changes quick halts and run-out about turns. Add distractions on recalls. All exercises in the Puptown Houston Test.
Level 4 Testing: Graduation testing given the last Saturday of each month.
Orientation/Training Seminar: 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Puptown Houston offers group classes dog training for those looking for a social environment to train their dog. We are currently offering a Introduction to Obedience class for dogs 6 months or older. We work on the following exercises in this class: Marker training, Name game, Sit and stay, Down and stay, Walking on a loose leash. In order to graduate from this class your dog must preform a sit/stay and down/stay at the end of 6ft leash while the handler walks all the way around the dog without the dog breaking stay. The handler must be able to walk in different directions without having a tight leash. Please be sure to bring a 6ft leash, plenty of treats, and a clicker with you to class.

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Our next round of group classes to be offered will be our Puppy Preschool Classes. Puppy Preschool classes meet once a week for 60 minutes. Puppy preschool is puppy training for puppies under 6 months old. Our puppy experts will help you and your puppy master several important skills and learn appropriate behavior. These skills include coming when called, sit stays, how to greet people, potty training and crate training. Other behaviors we will help you and your puppy work on will include jumping, walking on a loose leash, and avoiding trashcans. We also work on socializing and proper play behavior to ensure your puppy grows up productive and happy.

Give us a call today at 832-930-0073