Cost: $250 Length: 6 weeks
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Curbing Adolescence

Upcoming Sessions:
Sunday 11/5/2023 @ 1:30 PM
PAWSitively Obedient, Hanover – Janice Gifford CPDT-KA

Curbing Adolescence is a class designed for your dog in their teenage months. Dogs enter adolescence between 6 months – 2 years of age. Dogs in their teenage years can struggle with over the top excitement, short attention spans, and it is very common for new unwanted behaviors to arise. This is not your basic obedience class. This class focuses on attention or engagement games, building a relationship with your dog amongst distractions,, and how to create a thinking dog. We utilize Leslie McDevitt’s number of pattern games to help our teenage dogs get a handle on their big emotions and focus attention to us in the real world.

  • Dogs should have some basic training cues on board already such as – sit, down, come, stay (without distractions)
  • Dogs can join this class after a level I or level II class; it really depends on when they hit their adolescent development period.
  • If you have done trianing elsewhere and wish to join this class, you MUST do either a consultation for trianing or a private training session. Please email us at to set something up.





Upcoming Sessions:
Wednesday 11/1/2023 @ 7:15 PM
PAWSitively Obedient, Hanover – Janice Gifford CPDT-KA

Puppy Kindergarten II is a continued training group class offered to those who have completed puppy kindergarten level I. This class continues to work on duration of sit, down, building distance with stay, building distance and adding distractions with come when called,  continued leash walking practice, polite greeting practice, and introduction to leave it work. 





Upcoming Sessions:
Wednesday 11/29/2023 @ 6:30 PM
SouthPaws Doggie Daycare, Pembroke – Emily Ballard, and Maureen Dwyer KPA-CTP CNWI

Good Manners II is a continued training group class for those who have completed either Good Manners I , Puppy Kindergarten level II, or Cubring Adolescence. This advanced training class works on building fluency with training with added distractions, with a large emphasis on leash walking, leave it, come when called, polite greetings, and stay.