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Pet Karma Dog Training at Hunterdon Hills Animal Hospital

Puppy Group Classes Now Available! Register Today at or call 917-510-4818

Puppy Kindergarten: Ages 7-12 Weeks old for 5 Weeks - rolling enrollment. Every Tuesday 6:30- 7:30 pm

The earlier you start training, the easier it will be! Learn how to handle the most urgent puppy training issues, including safe socialization with people, puppy biting, house training, and chewing, all of which should be addressed during your puppy's first 3 months of life. Plus commands such as "Sit", "Down", "Stand", "Leave it", and "Settle". Puppies can attend with written proof of 1st round of vaccines.

Intro to K9 Nosework, Every Tuesday 7:30-8:30 pm

K9 Nosework harnesses the power of the canine nose and utilizes both the dogs' powerful olfactory skills and their desire to hunt. The sport of Nosework has now reached dogs of all ages, personalities, sizes, and has made scent detection skills available to companion dogs/ A new urban sport for dog enthusiasts has been born! Mentally stimulating and insanely  fun, dogs and people from all walks of life are welcome!

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and Obedience: Ages 12 Weeks to 1 Year. Course runs for 6 weeks , Every Wednesday 6:30-7:30 pm.

(This is a title class)

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is so much fun and hugely educational! It is the class before Canine Good Citizen. Classes focuses on socialization with other dogs and people, calming and handling, attention, basic obedience skills (come, sit, down, stand, stay, heel, and loose leash walking) and household manners. Expert instructors will teach you how to use food in training without it becoming a bribe so that your puppy responds reliably whether you have food or not. Learn how to improve your puppy's focus, speed of recall and length of off-leash stays, at a distance and when distracted.

Canine Good Citizen: 9 Months or older, Every Wednesday 7:30-8:30 pm.

Prerequisite: Puppy Kindergarten or AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy. (This is a title class)

Early puppy training is as easy as it is enjoyable. Much more challenging though, is to ensure that your puppy maintains bite inhibition, remains socialized and friendly to other dogs and people, and continues to pay heed to your instructions while working through adolescence, Training focuses on proofing verbal control without the need for food lures, rewards, or any other training tools. Exercises include distance sits in play, settles down, rock-solid stays, and both off-leash and on-leash walking and heeling. Canine Good Citizen will help you teach your adolescent pup to be calm, attentive, responsive, and to respond quickly, willingly and happily, especially when distracted, off-leash, and at a distance.

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