Our puppy classes are for purebred and mixed breed puppies that are 8 weeks up to one year in age. We focus on positive reinforcement techniques and puppy socialization at an early age. We believe that the more time you can spend socializing and training your dog at a young age, the more benefits you will see throughout the dog’s life. Also, check out the Puppy Agility classes on the Agility page when you’ve finished puppy class training! Pups age 8 months and younger must have at least 1 puppy class before registering for other classes at BKC.
Contact: Lynda Nelson, email@example.com (preferred for fastest reply) or 608-831-6261.
$110 non-members; $55 members
There is a $10.00 discount to non-members if the completed application (including payment and vaccinations) is received a week before class start. Coupon Code: EBD
Additional $10.00 discount to non-members with a continuing class coupon provided by previous instructor.
What age should I take my puppy to classes? What if my puppy doesn’t have all of his vaccinations? My vet/breeder says to wait until after age 16 weeks to join a puppy class? Please read Socialization and Vaccination Recommendations from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviorists. Then come join us.
Information on Potty Training from PerfectPaws.com: House Training a Puppy
We are very pleased to see that Ultimate Puppy has relaunched and now has a website available with many great resources, articles, socialization schedule, cute puppy pictures and more.
Drop-in Puppy Class
Location: Canine Sports Zone, 3036 Laura Lane, Middleton
Dates: Fridays July 10, 17, 24 (skip July 31), Aug 7, 14, 21
Cost: $10/30 minutes
Instructor: Lynda Nelson, CPDT-KA
- Any age/size between 8 weeks-up to the first birthday
- No off-leash playtimes
- Limit of 5 in any class.
- Mask must be worn by the handler and instructor, one person permitted per pup. We will maintain social distancing in a large indoor training ring space. Hand sanitizer is available.
- You’ll need a leash, flat buckle collar and good smelly treats.
We are offering an informational drop in session of puppy classes for all of you with new pups and no trainers available. We’ll adapt the class to the ages and needs of pups and owners present.
Possible topics and practice include socializing, leash skills, teething, potty training, nipping, jumping up, barking, sit/down, come and fun tricks.
To register for your spot in any class, complete the registration form and attach a scan of your pup’s proof of distemper/parvo, bordatella, (and rabies for pups over age 16 weeks). The vaccinations are mandatory to hold your spot in class. They may also be emailed. Payment may be online or in exact cash/check day of class.
Puppy Playtimes and Puppy Culture DVD Class
Fee: $20.00 per puppy/FREE to puppies currently enrolled in our Puppy Basics class (under 16 weeks of age)
Well worth your money and time! An excellent DVD series for breeders, prospective owners and owners alike. Run time is 4 1/2 hours total, separated into 4-5 class times. Participants can bring pups (16 weeks and under) with a crate. There will be play times (2-3 for 5-10 min each) and crate or lap time while we watch the show. Bring a good chew toy or bone for keeping pup busy.
Video information at PuppyCulture.com
Contact Lynda Nelson if you are interested in this class. firstname.lastname@example.org
While we are currently unable to offer classes, we are taking registrations for classes to be held when we are able to re-open.
If you register now, you will be placed on a list for the next available class session. Of course, if your plans change, we will gladly refund your class fee.
Beginning Puppy Basics
This 6 week class is geared towards puppies that are 8 to 16 weeks old when starting class. This course focuses on teaching socializing with unfamiliar puppies & humans as well as bite inhibition and ways to self-calm. Please be prepared for you and your family to get involved! You and your puppy will learn the basics commands, such as: come, sit, down, stay, off (feet on floor), and leave it (get away from that). There will be discussion on house training and other basic issues that might crop up during your puppy’s early months. If your puppy is a little older than 16 weeks, please look into the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Class.
AKC Star Puppy
This 6 week class is for puppies that are 4 to 6 month old when starting class. This course is the next step in your puppy training journey and for those pups who wish to earn their AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certificate. We will continue working on basic obedience at a higher level. Attendance at all 6 classes is mandatory to pass the evaluation in the last class (if you must miss a class, you will need to make arrangements with the instructor). Pups should be able to play well off leash with other pups to join this class. Please consider the Challenging Adolescent Canines class for pups who don’t play well. We will allow older puppies to take the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy evaluation (up to 1 year of age), please contact us for more information.
Adolescent Journey I
Ages 6 to 12 months– completion of Star Puppy or Instructor Permission
This class is set up for the adolescent dog that has moved from adorable puppy to the terrible teen. This class explores different areas of training. Areas that are explored are obedience, rally, agility, socialization and family dog skills. This class also incorporates puppy play time as tolerated. This class is available to be taken multiple times.
One class is spent in the community.
Adolescent Journey II
Completion of Adolescent Journey I or Instructor Permission up to 18 months
This class is set up for the adolescent dog that has moved from adorable puppy to the terrible teen. This class explores different areas of training. Areas that are explored are obedience, rally, agility, socialization and family dog skills. This class is available to be taken multiple times.
One class is spent in the community.
Puppy Tricks Class
This is is a basic tricks class for those that have taken or are taking Puppy Obedience class. We will have some off-leash play socialization interspersed with trick training. The tricks will build on skills the puppies know as well as new skills they will learn. Many of the tricks will be from the AKC Novice and Intermediate tricks list for the AKC Trick Dog title. The goal of the class is to have fun with your puppy and if you would like to get the AKC Trick Dog titles you will have the tricks to do so.
To sign up for this class the puppies must have completed at least a basic puppy class!