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Citizen Canine Academy Level 1

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Our Level 1 Puppy Kindergarten is a 4 week training program in which we use only positive reward based training to help your puppy learn fundamentals, impulse control, basic pet obedience, leash skills, and social skills. Puppies are introduced to off-leash dog play, veterinary and grooming handling and social skills.

Level 1 consists of the following:

  • Four or five days per week attendance for four consecutive weeks. Off days and weekends are for puppy to practice skills at home and bond with their family.
  • One-on-one instruction with a trainer and socialized group play. Groups are closely monitored structured off-leash play. 
  • Detailed instructions including how to use the verbal cues and hand signals we teach so you can reinforce your puppy’s new skills at home.
  • Regular updates detailing your dog's progress. 
  • A Final Report Card to show off all your puppy’s new skills and behaviors.
  • Note that our Citizen Canine Academy can be tailored for a puppy’s specific needs, but is not intended to treat extreme anxiety, reactivity or aggression. 
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Sign Up Online for Citizen Canine Academy

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At Citizen Canine Academy we believe that the puppy and their parent must work in tandem. Continuing your pup’s training at home is imperative! We will give you information and detailed instructions including the verbal cues and hand signals we use so you can reinforce your puppy’s new skills at home. Consistency is important for your puppy to be able to translate the skills they learn in Puppy training to your home environment. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! We are here to help.

  • Puppies must be at least 16 weeks old.
  • Hours are 7:00am to 7:00pm. Your puppy should attend for at least 6-8 hours to receive the full benefit and truly make an impact on their behavior.

Let Us Help Your Puppy With

  • Polite Greetings
  • Recall
  • Nipping/Mouthing
  • Jumping
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Reinforce Potty training
  • Handling for for Grooming/Vet
  • Urban and Object Desentization
  • Crate Training
  • Playing Nicely with Other Dog
  • Leave it
  • Drop it
  • Wait
  • Our overall goal is to help your puppy learn good habits and develop into a confident adult dog.
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Citizen Canine Academy Manners Refresher Dog Training

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Our Manners Refresher Program is designed to help your puppy or adult dog brush-up on skills they may be a little “rusty” on. Take advantage of your dogs daycare or boarding stay to re-introduce manners, or basic obedience skills. Manners Refresher training can be added to any daycare or overnight dog boarding stay. Our training team will work privately with your dog and focus brushing up their skills.

While your dog is boarding or attending daycare our team will reinforce basic manners with repetition and lots of positive reinforcement. Daily lessons may include a variety of learned behaviors including sit, come, attention work, impulse control (no jumping), leash manners and more. The more often your pet participates in the Manners program, the further advanced they will become.