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4 convenient locations

at Pet Food Express

San Jose North

5148 Stevens Creek Boulevard

San Jose, CA 95129 

Mountain View

1768 Miramonte Avenue

Mountain View, CA 94040

San Jose South

1152 Blossom Hill Road

San Jose, CA 95118

Saratoga

12900 Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd

Saratoga, CA 95070 

 

Our PuppyGarten is specifically designed to provide your puppy the enrichment and socialization he/she requires with other puppies. Enrichment means exposure to novel objects, noises, textures, sounds, etc. in combination with healthy play and learning basic behaviors

 

PuppyGarten provides you and your puppy an introduction to the real world. The puppies will learn behaviors such as sit, down, stay, leave it, take it, recall, look and much more. We will discuss the challenging puppy behaviors such as mouthing, jumping up, potty training and body handling. We use the least invasive and force-free training methods available to us to help create a safe environment for your puppy and to make training a lot of fun. 

Behaviors we cover:

  • sit, down, stay, recall

  • manners: not jumping up, calming down, drop & leave it

  • specialty behaviors (veterinary handling, grooming, medical equipment, obstacles, house and crate training)

  • social skills (during play)

  • other typically puppy behaviors

  • for our shy dogs growing confidence in a new environment

Vaccination requirements:

Proof of one DHPP vaccine 

Classes are consecutive. There are no make-up classes. 

Class duration: 50 minutes

Puppies age: 8 - 24 weeks

Locations: Pet Food Express Blossom Hill & Mountain View and San Jose North

Monday: San Jose North: Nathalie

Monday: San Jose Blossom Hill: Kimberly

Tuesday: Mountain View: Nathalie

Thursday: San Jose Blossom Hill: Kimberly

ONGOING   

 

Enroll when you get your puppy. We will ensure everything is covered in 6 classes. Each class is an individual class focusing on basic obedience and preparing your puppy for life. Add additional classes for more fun, socialization and learning.

6 Classes:    $225 (minimum) - $37.50 each additional class

If our class is full please register and we will contact you asap and provide an estimated start date. Thank you!

No classes: September 16 - October 2 for the following locations: Mountain View and San Jose North.

Instructors: Nathalie & Kimberly

 

A well-mannered family dog is priceless. Family Dog is ideal for dogs that have attended our PuppyGarten, dogs that want to learn new manners or refresh their skills. The class is a wonderful preparation to work towards the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test.

Behaviors we will cover:

Bring to class:

  • Lots of small, moist treats your dog loves.

  • Favorite toy and food filled toy such as Kong.

  • Mat (such as a bathmat).

  • Flat collar, martingale or  harness. (no prong, choke or e-collars allowed)

  • 6ft leash (no retractable)

Locations: Pet Food Express Blossom Hill & Mountain View and San Jose North

Monday: San Jose North: Nathalie

Monday: San Jose Blossom Hill: Kimberly

Tuesday: Mountain View: Nathalie

Thursday: San Jose Blossom Hill: Kimberly

Vaccination requirements:

Proof of one DHPP vaccine 

There are no make-up classes.

For dogs 16 weeks or older

$225 per session (6 classes)

No classes: tbd

 

For graduates of the Family Dog 1 Class - Beginner, this class continues foundation skills and introduces tricks.
The last class offers the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing.

 

Prerequisites: Family Dog 1 - Beginning class, previous group training experience or approval of trainer

 

Behaviors we will cover:

  • impulse control behaviors such as sit stay and down stay

  • focusing on handler/owner and ignoring distractions

  • sitting politely for petting

  • loose leash walking through a crowd

  • recalls with more distractions

  • greeting a stranger

  • greeting another dog politely

  • supervised separation

  • reviewing CGC test requirements

  • tricks

 

Bring to class:

  • Lots of small, moist treats your dog loves.

  • Favorite toy and food filled toy such as Kong.

  • Mat (such as a bathmat).

  • Flat collar, martingale or  harness. (no prong, choke or e-collars allowed)

  • 6ft leash (no retractable)

Location: Pet Food Express San Jose Blossom Hill & Saratoga

Vaccination requirements:

Proof of one DHPP vaccine 

There are no make-up classes.

$225 per session (6 classes)

Instructor: Nathalie

 

For graduates of the Family Dog 2 Class - Intermediate, this class continues foundation skills and tricks. The last class offers the Advanced AKC Canine Good Citizen ACGC) testing.  

 

Prerequisites: Family Dog 2 - Intermediate class, previous training experience or approval

of trainer.

In this class we continue to focus on developing obedience behaviors. We incorporate more real life distractions, add more duration and focus on provide a good skill set for ACGC testing (Advanced CGC) and Therapy Dog (based on TDI).

 

Behaviors include:

• learning to relax while owner is doing something else

• sitting politely for petting with distractions

• meeting a friendly stranger with distractions

• meeting another dog

• loose-leash walking past distractions

• loose-leash walking through a crowd

• recall (20 ft +) with distractions

• sit and down stay with distractions and distance

• supervised separation

• enter/exit a doorway politely

• leave it with distractions

• supervised visitation

• reaction to situations including wheelchair, walker, children and more

• reviewing ACGC test requirements

• reviewing TDI test requirements

• tricks

Bring to class:

• lots of small, moist treats

• favorite toy and food filled toy such as Kong

• mat (such as bathmat)

• flat collar, martingale and harness (no prong, choke or e-collars allowed)

• 6 ft leash (no rectractable)

Locations: Pet Food Express San Jose Blossom Hill & Saratoga

Vaccination requirements:

Proof of one DHPP vaccine 

There are no make-up classes.

$225 per session (6 classes)

Instructor: Nathalie

 

Canine Good Citizen Testing

Costs: $25 (excluding costs paid to AKC)

Basic Obedience 101 - Level 1

Our Basic Obedience series has been introduced as an alternative to a 6 week course. We will offer this shorter course throughout the year on the various levels. The 4 week class has a similar curriculum as our Family Dog 1 class. 

Cost: $150

Basic Obedience 201 - Level 2

Our Basic Obedience series has been introduced as an alternative to a 6 week course. We will offer this shorter course throughout the year on the various levels. The 4 week class has a similar curriculum as our Family Dog 2 class.

Cost: $150

Basic Obedience 301 - Level 3

Our Basic Obedience series has been introduced as an alternative to a 6 week course. We will offer this shorter course throughout the year on the various levels. The 4 week class has a similar curriculum as our Family Dog 3 class.

Cost: $150

 

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