The Dog Den

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3124 Syene Rd. | Madison, WI 53713 | 608-665-3375
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puppy training - the all star program

 

Our series of All Star Classes are designed to create a real-life environment to provide the opportunity for owners to work on socialization, bite inhibition, temperament training, common behavioral problems and off-leash verbal control. These classes are designed as a continuum.

Please note: In order to take any of these classes, you must begin with our All Star Puppy class before your puppy is over 16-weeks-old. 

Is your puppy over 4 months old, click here for our PHENOMENAL basic training class: Dream Team Junior!

The Dog Denthe benefits to the dog den's all star obedience program:

Dogs are off-leash 95 percent of the time that they are at home with you during their day-to-day living. So why would you want to train them any other way? Our All Star off-leash class program is taught in a real-life format with the goal of turning adorable, bouncing puppies into good-natured, well-mannered adult dogs.

Because our All Star classes are taught off-leash, puppies learn at a young age that they must listen to their owners even with high-level distractions surrounding them. At the same time, they are able to learn how to interact with many different breeds, are socialized to dozens of various people (men and children included), and are able to practice bite inhibition. Attending off-leash classes also provides owners the opportunity to learn how to control their dogs without relying on a leash to regain their attention.

Training should be as enjoyable for dogs as it is for owners, so we strive to bring innovative new ideas and games to our classes. Training should also involve quick, easy, and effective methods that are within the capabilities of all family members. We encourage all family members, no matter their age, to join us in all of the fun of training!

We offer the following classes:  

Puppy Class - All Star Level 1 • All Star Level 2 • All Star Focused • All Star Urban •

All Star Outdoor • Baby Sports


PUPPY CLASS - ALL STAR LEVEL 1

Congratulations on your new family member! In Puppy Class - All Star Level 1 we work on basic commands, proper socialization, and talk about puppy issues such as nipping, housetraining, chewing, and body-handling. Through the six-week class, we work to make sure your puppy is set up for the best success possible in their early puppyhood by implementing the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluation guidelines into our curriculum. Successfully complete Puppy Class - All Star Level 1 and your puppy could be recognized as an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy by one of our certified evaluators!  

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $115 Prerequisites: for puppies 16 weeks and younger *vaccines required first night of class

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Mondays Aug. 20 - Oct. 1 (skip Sept. 3)

6:30 - 7:15pm

FULL

     

Mondays Aug. 27 - Oct. 8 (skip Sept. 3)

6:45 - 7:30pm

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Wednesdays Sept. 5 - Oct. 10 

7:30 - 8:15pm

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Thursdays Sept. 13 - Oct. 18

6:30 - 7:15pm

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Wednesdays Sept. 26 - Oct. 31

7:45 - 8:30pm

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Mondays Oct. 15 - Nov. 19

7:30 - 8:15pm

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Wednesdays Oct. 24 -Dec. 5 (skip Nov. 21)

6:30 - 7:15pm

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Thursdays Nov. 1 - Dec. 13 (skip Nov. 22)

7:30 - 8:15pm

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Tuesdays Nov. 6 - Dec. 11

6:30 - 7:15pm

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Wednesdays Nov. 14 - Dec. 19

7:45 - 8:30pm

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ALL STAR LEVEL 2

This off-leash class is a continuation of our Puppy Class - All Star Level 1. In this class, we focus on maintaining bite inhibition and socialization, while continuing to work on reliable off-leash attention, additional basic obedience commands, removal of food lures for training, and verbal control, all while working through what we like to call the "teenager phase".

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $115 Prerequisites: All Star 1 or Exception made by Instructor *vaccines required first night of class

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Thursdays Jul. 26 - Aug. 30

7:30 - 8:15pm

FULL

   

Tuesdays Jul. 31 - Sep. 4

6:30 - 7:15pm

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Mondays Aug. 27 - Oct. 8 (skip Sept. 3)

7:45 - 8:30pm

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Wednesdays Sept. 5 - Oct. 10 

6:30 - 7:15pm

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Thursdays Sept. 13 - Oct. 18

7:30 - 8:15pm

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Mondays Oct. 15 - Nov. 19

6:30 - 7:15pm

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Wednesdays Oct. 24 -Dec. 5 (skip Nov. 21)

7:30 - 8:15pm

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Thursdays Nov. 1 - Dec. 13 (skip Nov. 22)

6:30 - 7:15pm

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Tuesdays Nov. 6 - Dec. 11

7:30 - 8:15pm

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Now that you have graduated from All Star 2, what’s next?  We have 2 great options! 

Is your cute little puppy, suddenly not listening as well as they used to? Try All Star Focused!

 Focus work isn’t the problem, but you are looking for more reliability with your cues so you can take your pup everywhere?  Try All Star Urban! 


ALL STAR FOCUSED

In All Star Focused, we will work on developing and harboring the attention of your pup, through the off-leash platform you have come to love from The Puppy Den. We will introduce fun attention-building games to gain off-leash listening and impulse control and we will practice ways to utilize them in real-life situations. 

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $115 Prerequisites: All Star 2 *vaccines required first night of class

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Wednesdays Jul. 18 - Aug. 22

6:30 - 7:15pm

FULL

   

Tuesdays Sept. 18 - Oct. 23

6:30 - 7:15pm

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Thursdays Nov. 8 - Dec. 20 (skip Nov. 22)

7:45 - 8:30pm

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All star Urban

In All Star Urban, we will work on developing the skills needed to take your pup with you anywhere. Extra attention will be placed on nice leash manners while refining and further developing skills you learned in previous levels of All Star. Expect to add real-life distractions and challenges to advance your pup's skills. Complete this class and you'll be ready to take the Canine Good Citizen test! 

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $115 Prerequisites: All Star 2 *vaccines required first night of class

The Puppy Den The Dog Den Fitchburg The Dog Den East 

Tuesdays Sept. 18 - Oct. 23

7:30 - 8:15pm

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Thursdays Nov. 8 - Dec. 20 (skip Nov. 22)

6:45 - 7:30pm

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ALL STAR OUTDOOR

All the fun of the All Star classes -- OUTDOORS!  We will take all the challenges to the new level with the distraction of the great outdoors.  You don't want to miss this class!

This 6 week class is for graduates of the All Star Level 2 or higher.  

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $115 Prerequisites: All Star 2 or higher *vaccines required first night of class

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Baby Sports

Interested in signing your puppy up for a dog sport class when they are old enough? Looking for a fun new way to train, socialize, and interact with your puppy as they grow older? Join us for a great (and fun!) way to safely introduce your puppy to the foundation skills needed in dog sports like agility, rally, freestyle, and treibball! We will work on building drive, attention skills, body awareness, and confidence by introducing various exercises they may experience if they move on to future dog sport classes! 

This 6 week class is for all puppies under 6-months-old.

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $120 Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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Mondays Jul. 9 - Aug. 13

6:45 - 7:30pm

FULL

   

Mondays Oct. 22 - Nov. 26

6:45 - 7:30pm

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 *PUPPY DEN Classes will be held at our location at 3120 Syene Road.

 *THE DOG DEN EAST Classes will be held at our location at 410 Atlas Ave.

 

Training Request:

Not sure which class is right for you and your pup? Simply complete this form and we'll contact you with class suggestions.