The Dog Den

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3124 Syene Rd. | Madison, WI 53713 | 608-665-3375
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Puppy Training

We have developed classes that not only combine the latest scientifically-proven, positive training techniques but also focus on making training simple and enjoyable for the entire family. With a heavy emphasis on socialization and off-leash training techniques, we use a combination of food, praise, games and other rewards to teach your puppy to be a courteous member of your family. We strive to work with you and your puppy as individuals to meet your training goals instead of focusing solely on a set class curriculum from week to week.

Our training team keeps up with the most recent positive training techniques to help your puppy grow into an exceptional pet who is the envy of all your friends! We love dogs and know the importance of a solid training foundation. We understand the ups and downs of training. We are here to celebrate your successes and help you through your rough spots. You and your puppy become part of our team as soon as you walk in the door.

Our Puppy Kindergarten and All Star Program are sure to get you and your new pup off to the right start, together.

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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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Congratulations on your new family member!

In All Star Level 1 we work on basic commands and proper socialization while discussing common 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 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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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. Discussions during this class include the developmental changes that occur during the "teenager phase".

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week

Cost: $115

Prerequisites: Graduation from All Star 1 within two months of start date or exception made by Instructor. Vaccines required first night of class

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In All Star Focused, we will use the off-leash platform you have come to love to work on developing the ability to gain the attention of your pup during distracting situations. We will introduce fun attention-building games to gain better off-leash listening and impulse control and will practice ways to utilize them in real-life situations.

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week

Cost: $115

Prerequisites: Graduation from All Star 2. Vaccines required first night of class

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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 on the final week of class!

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week

Cost: $115

Prerequisites: Graduation from All Star 2. Vaccines required first night of class

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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!

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week

Cost: $115

Prerequisites: Graduation from All Star 2 or higher. Vaccines required first night of class

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