The Basics +

PUPPY

Training

In-Person Group Classes

Pup 1

Kindergarten/Elementary for
YOUNG PUPPIES (8-18 WEEKS)

Pup 2

Junior High for
RAPIDLY MATURING PUPPIES

Pup 3

High School for
BUDDING YOUNG ADULTS

Pup 1

Pup 1

In-Person Beginning Puppy Classes for Young Puppies 8-18 Weeks

Class Description

This is the class to begin your training! Using reward-based, modern methods, our skilled and highly educated instructors guide you in this Level 1 basic class to set the foundation for a lifetime of learning and understanding. We cover all things puppy!

We meet for 50 minutes, once a week for five weeks.  Each class builds upon the skills learned in the prior class. For young puppies between 8-18 weeks at the first class. If older, begin with our DOG1 class. 

Pup 1

In-Person Class
$ 250
00
Per Dog
  • Number of classes: 5
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Duration: 50 min
  • Multiple locations
Age: 8-18 Weeks

Pup 1

Kindergarten for
YOUNG PUPPIES
(8-18 weeks old)

Practical Training for Real Life

Our highly educated, skilled and friendly trainers will show you how to train your pup using positive techniques that make learning fast, fun and motivating. . . for all of you.

Your puppy will make new friends and develop self-confidence as she/he builds lifelong social skills. Watch your puppy demonstrate new behaviors and flourish in our stimulating classroom environment while having a whole lot of fun!

Details & Requirements
  • Nope. We agree with the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior’s (AVSAB) Position Statement on this topic: “In general, puppies can start puppy socialization classes as early as 7-8 weeks of age. Puppies should receive a minimum of one set of distemper/parvo vaccines at least 7 days prior to the first class and a first de-worming. They should be kept up to date throughout the class.”
  • Our training areas are sanitized for the health and safety of all our puppy students so you can Train!Play!Love! early on and in a safe environment.
  • Basic Obedience – sit, down, stay, come, leash skills.
  • Manners – jumping, don’t touch, drop it, calm down.
  • Social Skills – with other pups, with humans, build confidence in a variety of settings, prevent aggression.
  • Distraction Skills – learns to focus and work in a group setting.
  • All Things Puppy – nipping, chewing, house training, and how to deal with these issues in a positive way.
  • We want you to succeed! We provide detailed homework for you to practice your newly learned skills before the next class. The more you practice, the better for you and your pup! 
  • Puppies should receive a minimum of 1 set of distemper and parvo vaccines at least 7 days prior to the first class and a first de-worming. Our training areas are sanitized for the health and safety of all our puppy students so you can Train!Play!Love! early on and in a safe environment.
  • Proof of vaccinations are required, and should be kept up-to-date throughout the class.
  • Rabies is not required until the PUP2 series.
  • Puppies need to be in your home at least 10 days prior to attending class. This is for the health and safety of all our puppy students. If your puppy has been in your home less than 10 days, you can attend the first class without your pup and then practice at home with the detailed homework we provide. No need to delay training!
  • We recommend, but do not require, vaccination against Canine Flu for all dogs: Canine Influenza Virus H3N2/H3N8. Please consult your veterinarian.
  • Puppy must be between 9-18 weeks of age at the first class. If older than 18 weeks: enroll in a DOG1 class!
  • Please review our Refund Policy prior to registration.
  • Make-up classes: See our FAQ Section.
  • Our classes meet once a week for 5 weeks; these are not drop-in, as each class builds upon the skills learned the class before.
  • Enroll in our DOG 1 class! For older puppies and and a pre-requisite for our level 2 classes. 
  • Puppy MUST be between 9 to 18 weeks old at the first class. All the pups need to be within the same developmental time frame. After 18 weeks your puppy is entering their teenage years, with adult teeth, jaw strength and attitude.
  • Maximum two adults per class for our Pet Food Express locations.
  • All other locations allow more than two students, so bring the family! 
  • Current vaccination records.
  • Lots of bite size treats.
  • Stuffed Kong or Bully Stick for pup to chew on during calm time.
  • Standard flat collar or a front clipping harness, plus a 5 or 6 foot, standard leash (check our Resources page for ideas).

Dog training is currently an unregulated industry. Literally anyone can call themselves a dog trainer. Our credentials set up apart: All of Bravo!Pup’s trainers are graduates, or are current students of,  The Academy of Dog Trainers, the undisputed world leader in advanced education in dog training and behavior, commonly referred to as “The Harvard of Dog Training.”
You can rest assured we use only modern, science-based humane training methods for an unrivaled training experience. 

Schedule and Booking

Pup 2

Pup 2

Junior High School For Pups

Class Description

This action-packed Level 2 class is for pups that have graduated from PUP 1. We sharpen up the basic skills and tackle new ones! Higher level obedience skills are introduced.

We are experts at dealing with rowdy teenagers, so we highly recommend that you take this Level 2 class within several weeks of taking your Pup 1 class.

Pup 2

In-Person Class
$ 250
00
Per Dog
  • Number of classes: 5
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Duration: 50 min
  • COMPLETION of PUP 1

Pup 2

Junior High for
RAPIDLY MATURING PUPPIES

Practical Training for Real Life

Your cute little puppy will be growing rapidly and you’ll be encountering a whole new set of challenges together during this exciting “adolescent” period. We sharpen up the skills you learned in PUP1 and tackle new ones. Higher level obedience is introduced such as heeling, placement commands (“go to your mat and chill out”), stays with mild to extreme distractions, distance commands and more. 

Pup must be friendly with other dogs and people and not reactive on leash.

Coming Soon...

Details & Requirements
  • Heel – walk by my side.
  • Recall conditioning.
  • Extreme Distraction Skills – focus and stay with Extreme distractions.
  • Placement Work – go to a rug or mat and lie down.
  • Distance Commands – sit and down commands at a distance.
  • Detailed homework and training handouts provided after each class.
  • Completion of Bravo PUP1 class.
  • Up to date with current vaccinations, including rabies.
  • We recommend, but do not require, vaccination against Canine Flu for all dogs: Canine Influenza Virus H3N2/H3N8. Please consult your veterinarian.
  • Pups are on leash for the duration of the class. 
  • Pup must be friendly with dogs and people while on leash. 
  • If you are unsure about your dog’s behavior around other dogs or people, please email us your concerns: info@bravopup.com
  • Please review our Refund Policy prior to registration.
  • Make-up classes: See our FAQ Section.
  • Register for our PUP2/DOG2 as these classes are combined.
  • Maximum two adults per class for our Pet Food Express locations.
  • All other locations allow more than two students, so bring the family! 
  • Is your dog shy and fearful around people? Are you unsure if an in-person class will be too stimulating or stressful for your dog?
  • If yes, we suggest our live, online “Life Skills for Shy/Fearful Dogs.”   This popular, live, online class will help you slowly bring your dog out of their shell to begin enjoying time with other dogs, or happily accompany you on a walk.
  • If you are experiencing difficulty walking your dog due to these behaviors, our live, online “Leash Reactive ” class is the place to start.
  • A reactive dog is not appropriate for an in-person class until these issues are addressed.
  • We teach skillful handling of your leash-reactive dog, along with environmental awareness and management for a more relaxing experience while out on walks.
  • Learn to read your dog’s body language so you can respond BEFORE they react.
  • Current vaccination records.
  • Lots of bite size treats.
  • Stuffed Kong or Bully Stick for pup to chew on during calm time.
  • Standard flat collar or a front clipping harness, plus a 5 or 6 foot, standard leash (check our Resources page for ideas)
  • Our classes meet once a week for 5 weeks; these are not drop-in, as each class builds upon the skills learned the class before.
  • We want you to succeed! We provide detailed homework for you to practice your newly learned skills before the next class. The more you practice, the better for you and your pup! 

Dog training is currently an unregulated industry. Literally anyone can call themselves a dog trainer. Our credentials set up apart: All of Bravo!Pup’s trainers are graduates, or are current students of,  The Academy of Dog Trainers, the undisputed world leader in advanced education in dog training and behavior, commonly referred to as “The Harvard of Dog Training.”
You can rest assured we use only modern, science-based humane training methods for an unrivaled training experience. 

Schedule and Booking

Pup 3

Pup 3

In-Person High School for Your Young Adult Pup

Class Description

This Level 3 class is for dogs that have graduated from PUP1 and PUP2 and would like to continue developing even greater skills. We continue to work on our heel, stays, recalls, distance commands and impulse control, BUT, we raise the bar on difficulty.

Pup 3

In-Person Class
$ 250
00
Per Dog
  • Number of classes: 5
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Duration: 50 min
  • COMPLETION of PUP1 & PUP2

Pup 3

High School for
BUDDING YOUNG ADULTS

Practical Training for Real Life

You are inspired to continue training. . .BRAVO for you and your pup! Continuing your dog’s education will deepen your bond and give you even more ways to have fun together. 

This Level 3 class is for pups that have graduated from PUP1 and PUP2 and would like to continue developing even greater skills. We continue to work on our heel, stays, recalls, distance commands and impulse control, BUT, we raise the bar on difficulty level!

Pup must be friendly with other dogs and people and not reactive on leash.

Coming Soon...

Details & Requirements
  • Heel – on and off leash.
  • Recall – challenging exercises.
  • Extreme Distraction – your dog focuses on you NO MATTER WHAT.
  • Stays – really long ones with big distractions.
  • Verbal cue comprehension.
  • Detailed homework and training handouts provided after each class.
  • Completion of Bravo PUP1 and PUP2 classes.
  • Up to date with current vaccinations, including rabies.
  • We recommend, but do not require, vaccination against Canine Flu for all dogs: Canine Influenza Virus H3N2/H3N8. Please consult your veterinarian.
  • Pups are on leash for the duration of the class. 
  • Pup must be friendly with dogs and people while on leash. 
  • If you are unsure about your dog’s behavior around other dogs or people, please email us your concerns: info@bravopup.com
  • Please review our Refund Policy prior to registration.
  • Make-up classes: See our FAQ Section.
  • Register for PUP3/DOG3 as these are combined classes. 
  • Maximum two adults per class for our Pet Food Express locations.
  • All other locations allow more than two students, so bring the family!
  • Is your dog shy and fearful around people? Are you unsure if an in-person class will be too stimulating or stressful for your dog?
  • If yes, we suggest our live, online “Life Skills for Shy/Fearful Dogs.”   This popular, live, online class will help you slowly bring your dog out of their shell to begin enjoying time with other dogs, or happily accompany you on a walk.
  • If you are experiencing difficulty walking your dog due to these behaviors, our live, online “Leash Reactive ” class is the place to start.
  • A reactive dog is not appropriate for an in-person class until these issues are addressed.
  • We teach skillful handling of your leash-reactive dog, along with environmental awareness and management for a more relaxing experience while out on walks.
  • Learn to read your dog’s body language so you can respond BEFORE they react.
  • Current vaccination records.
  • Lots of bite size treats.
  • Stuffed Kong or Bully Stick for dog to chew on during calm time.
  • Standard flat collar or a front clipping harness, plus a 5 or 6 foot, standard leash (check our Resources page for ideas).
  • Our classes meet once a week for 5 weeks; these are not drop-in, as each class builds upon the skills learned the class before.
  • We want you to succeed! We provide detailed homework for you to practice your newly learned skills before the next class. The more you practice, the better for you and your pup! 

Dog training is currently an unregulated industry. Literally anyone can call themselves a dog trainer. Our credentials set up apart: All of Bravo!Pup’s trainers are graduates, or are current students of,  The Academy of Dog Trainers, the undisputed world leader in advanced education in dog training and behavior, commonly referred to as “The Harvard of Dog Training.”
You can rest assured we use only modern, science-based humane training methods for an unrivaled training experience. 

Schedule and Booking

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In-Person Instruction

Join us for our award-winning classes taught in-person. All PUP1 and specialty classes are taught indoors. Some locations for DOG1, PUP2/DOG2 are taught outdoors. 

Live Remote Instruction

Our Live Remote instruction uses the zoom platform to teach live, not pre-recorded, classes. This is the perfect way to benefit from group training for those dogs that are not yet ready for in-person classes. 

Your highly educated and experienced instructor Holden Svirsky, CTC, CSAT, is a graduate of ‘The Academy for Dog Trainers’ and has developed these classes specifically for remote learning. 

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Covid-19 Protocols

Safe, Effective Solutions During COVID-19

Covid-19 protocols are continually changing. We are aware that many industries are relaxing their mask wearing requirements. We are also aware that there are people who teach and attend our classes with compromised immune systems. For these reasons our instructors continue to wear masks and we ask our students to do so as well. We do our best to provide the best training experience possible and use speaker/microphones in the locations where the ability to hear is affected by the use of masks by the instructor. 

We are incredibly grateful for all of our clients, and are committed to keeping everyone safe and healthy as we navigate these ever changing times!