PUPPY Classes ! ! !


(Ages 9-18 weeks)


 Offering AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Certification!


These classes are for all puppies from 9 to 18 weeks of age at the time of  their first class.  Each class runs weekly for 3 weeks at Poochie's Pampered Pups.
A small registration fee* will cover basic costs of holding the class.


​Older puppies should take Puppy Catch-up/Manners (for young dogs relatively new to training) or Jr. High (for dogs who already know the basic commands such as sit, down, stay, leave it, loose leash walking, and come).


PUPPY Class Schedule:

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 26 - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 17 - Thursday, October 1, 2015

7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 8 - Thursday, October 22, 2015


Prerequisite:  None


Please direct all inquiries to Positively Simple Dog Training. 




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We offer AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

&

AKC Community Canine Certifications (CGCA)!
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Classes meet Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Poochie's Pampered Pups

SHY & FEARFUL DOGS Class Schedule

September 16 thru October 21, 2015
November 4 thru December 9, 2015

(Please contact us with inquiries)
Fee $129 
Prerequisite:  None

Please direct all 
inquiries to Positively Simple Dog Training.

SHY &  FEARFUL  DOGS  Class


This is a special class designed to teach owners how they can help their dogs overcome shyness & fearfulness, which is often exhibited through timidity or inappropriate responses to strangers, other dogs, unfamiliar surroundings or noises, etc.  You will learn to use skills such as targeting & luring to help your dog become the CALM, CONFIDENT dog he is meant to be!


Please direct all inquiries to Positively Simple Dog Training.


This class meets weekly for six weeks.  No prerequisite required.
Class size is limited to a min. of 3 and max. of 6 dogs. Please contact us for availability. More classes will be added as needed.


Please scroll down for more information about ongoing classes as well as additional classes we offer!

SHY & FEARFUL DOGS  class meets Wednesday evenings* & run for 6 weeks.  
See below for a description of the class, dates, & times.  
There is no prerequisite for this class other than an initial evaluation (at no additional cost).

PUPPY HEAD START classes meet Thursday evenings*.  
See below for a description of the class, dates, & times.  
Puppies must be 9-18 weeks old at time of first class.  (For your puppy's sake, the sooner the better!)

FOCUS! classes meet Tuesday evenings 
& run for 6 weeks.
See below for a description of the class, dates, & times.  
Prerequisite:  Basic manners or puppy class

THERAPY DOG TRAINING  classes are ongoing & meet Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
 See below for a description of the class, dates, & times.  
Prerequisite:  Any advanced training course such as our Focus/Manners 201 class 
(or, after evaluation, your dog is deemed ready to take this class without taking the prerequisite class)

Contact us to reserve a place in a class today!

* Date & location may change at any time, so please 
contact us to confirm the datesyou are interested in.

Start your puppy on the right paw!
Scroll down to learn more about our
Puppy Classes ! 

Now offering AKC Canine Good Citizen,  S.T.A.R. Puppy, & Community Canine Certifications!


Group classes are a fantastic way to socialize your dog while "boning" up on your training skills!  We use a "train & play" method that allows dogs to take off-leash breaks during class to lessen the pressure of learning & to allow plenty of much-needed play time.

group  classes  &  class  schedules

FOCUS !  Class** ​


This class is designed for dogs over the age of 5 months they needn't have knowledge of come, sit, stay, etc. This is an excellent class for those needing refining of these skills, however.  We will teach you to use positive basic obedience techniques to help your dog learn to behave better around distractions such as humans, other dogs, children, cats, etc.  We work heavily on Focus exercises with distractions!  You will also learn ways of intercepting & redirecting your dog’s attention when he acts inappropriately (jumps on people, barks excessively, chews, eliminates in the house, pulls on his leash, reacts to triggers such as people & dogs or other animals. The leadership & relationship building skills you will learn in the Manners/Focus class will help you become the kind & benevolent leader your dog needs in order to easily distinguish between appropriate & inappropriate behaviors. 


FOCUS !  Class Schedule:


Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Poochie's Pampered Pups in Sarasota
September 15 thru October 20, 2015
November 3 thru December 8, 2015


Please contact us to register for the class!
This class meets for one hour weekly for six weeks.
Class size is limited to a min. of 3 and max. of 6 dogs. Please contact us for availability.

Fee:  $109
Prerequisite:  None

Please direct all inquiries to Positively Simple Dog Training.

PUPPY CATCH-UP/MANNERS 101** 

(5 months & older) 

Socialization & basic training for those who missed out on taking a beginner puppy class. 
Prerequisite:  None


Please contact us to register for the class.
Class schedule:
Please inquire
 
This class meets weekly for six weeks.  No prerequisite required.  
Class size is limited to a min. of 3 and max. of 6 dogs. Please contact us for availability. More classes will be added as needed.

Fee:  $109


Prerequisite:  None

Please direct all inquiries to Positively Simple Dog Training.


**Dogs with fear or aggression issues should take the Shy & Fearful Dogs class or the Terrible Teens class.

Classes meet at 


​Poochie's Pampered Pups


7672 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fl 34231
(in the Famous Shoes building  - 1.5 miles south of Stickney Point Rd. & 0.5 miles north of Westfield Sarasota Square Mall)

Please direct ALL inquiries ONLY to Positively Simple Dog Training. 

THERAPY DOG TRAINING


This class helps prepare an already well-mannered dog to negotiate a wide variety of situations.  A therapy dog must have a calm & gentle temperament, excellent focus with their owner, is in control under all circumstances, has no aggressive tendencies toward dogs, children, or adults, & loves being petted in all situations at any time.

Your dog will need to be evaluated to determine if he is ready for therapy work in places such as hospitals & nursing homes, schools, churches, & private homes.

We will meet at the training center for a few sessions, then take it on the road.  We will practice meeting (and avoiding) strangers  & dogs, working around wheelchairs, walkers, canes, & anything else we can find!
 
Prerequisite:  Any advanced manners class such as our Focus/Manners 201 class, (unless temperament testing during initial evaluation determines that your dog does not need to have prior class experience).

Note:  This class prepares your dog for general therapy work & the initial evaluation to be conducted by the therapy dog program of your choice & is not affiliated with any specific therapy dog program.


Please contact us for more information


Classes are ongoing, so you may start at any time (by appointment only). You simply need to complete 6 classes to graduate.
Please 
contact us to register for the class.

This class meets weekly. Class size is limited to a min. of 3 and max. of 6 dogs. Please
contact us for availability. 
More classes will be added as needed.

Fee:  $129


Prerequisite:  Any advanced manners class such as our Focus/Manners 201 class, (unless temperament testing during initial evaluation determines that your dog does not need to have prior class experience)

Please direct all inquiries to Positively Simple Dog Training.

Junior High (4-9 months)


Advanced puppy training - Improve your dog's recall & response time to cues.  Prerequisite:  Beginner Puppy Class, Puppy Catch-up Class, or equivalent class from elsewhere.


Terrible Teens (9 months to 3 years)


Remedial socialization for adolescent dogs who don't know how to act around dogs who bark, lunge, or growl at them.  The teen years are also an age when dogs become defiant toward their owners.  (They are often seen talking on the phone constantly with their friends & staying up late playing video games...) 


Puppy Catch-up & Manners 101**  (5 months or older) 


Socialization & basic training for dogs who missed out on taking a beginner puppy class.  This class meets weekly for six weeks.  Prerequisite:  None 
 
**Dogs with fear or aggression issues should take the Shy & Fearful Dogs class or the Reactive Dogs class. 


Please contact us for all class schedules & availability!