Puppy Class: Basic Manners, Obedience, and Socialization

Our group classes function a little differently than most, in that all classes run on a rotating schedule so that you can join in whenever you like! All of our classes are served “a-la-carte” style, at $30 per session, you are not required to purchase a certain amount of sessions in advance. Instead, each daily topic is listed on our monthly calendar so you can attend the topics that are important to you in any order you prefer, and repeat or skip lessons as you like. This puts you in full control of what your pup learns, and what is important to you, without hurting your pocketbook.

Our puppy class is appropriate for dogs up to 8 months of age, that introduces the foundational skills for general manners and obedience. Each class includes supervised play and socialization which is vital for healthy psychosocial development. Each session will cover a general skill topic with 6 topics in total. Session topics include:

Attention & Recall

Greeting People Politely

Mouth Manners

Loose Leash Walking

Stationing & Crate Training

Stay & Wait.

Sessions are held Mondays at 6:00pm, and Saturdays at 11:00am. Pre-enrollment is required to attend class, and enrollment closes 24 prior to the start time of each session.


View topics and enroll using the calendar below:

Sara Richter, CPDT-KA

Sara Richter, CPDT-KA Founder of Simply Animal Training LLC, began her professional training career in 2008 after 11 years as a student in the equestrian world. Sara began as an assistant horse trainer and horseback riding instructor for JGarvey Horsemanship. During the following 4 years she learned the ins and outs of positive reinforcement training, behaviorism, and operant conditioning. In 2013 Sara formed an equine training business known as Equestrianism. In 2014 Sara became a leader with the Local 4H where she taught children to use clicker training with numerous other animals including pigs, sheep, chickens, and even small animals. In 2014 Sara Joined forces with Root Dog Training LLC as a dog trainer, where she learned to translate her knowledge of learning theory and behaviorism, to the unique behaviors of canines. Sara is proud to continue offering Animal-friendly Force-Free services to pets and owners of all kinds. Sara is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed from the Certification Council For Professional Dog Trainers, and a Canine Life and Social Skills Evaluator with the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Sara is constantly advancing her education in animal training and behavior through continuing education, certification, and college courses.