​​​​​​​​What do you need for class?

  • Bring your dog on a flat collar or harness and a 4 to 6 foot leash (not a retractable leash). 
  • No correction collars (choke, prong or shock) allowed.   
  • Bring LOTS of soft training treats such as Zukes or Liver Treats. Real chicken or cheese sticks (yes, cheese) work well too.
  • If class is close to meal time, you may want to only feed your dog half the meal.
  • For Puppy Class, bring your vaccination records.  Puppies must have at least one Distemper Combo shot.  Worried about vaccination status?  Here is the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior  (AVSAB)  Position Statement on Puppy Socialization.



Donna's Classes 2019

 Donna's New Location is at

263 Washington St., Norwell



PUPPY CLASSES in Norwell 

Puppy Kindergarten (for dogs 8-20 weeks old)

Check out Donna's Puppy K Class on Channel 5's  "Chronicle"




Get your puppy off to a good start with Puppy Kindergarten. Your pup will learn basic obedience, such as sit, down, stay, recalls, leave-it and loose leash walking. More importantly, your new best friend will be able to socialize with other puppies the same age. We will discuss housebreaking, chewing, nipping and all the ups and downs of puppy parenthood.

At the end of each session, all pups are eligible to take the American Kennel Club's S.T.A.R. Puppy Exam. Your pup can earn his first title. For more information go to http://www.akc.org.

Puppy Class is  6 weeks, $175 

Start Date:  Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. FULL!

Start Date:  Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. FULL!

Start Date:  Monday, September 30, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.  OPEN!

​Start Date:  Tuesday, October 15,  2019 at 10:00 a.m. OPEN!

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Donna starts a Tuesday night class at Hingham Recreation starting 
September 10th. (sorry, class is full)

You must register and pay through Hingham Recreation.  









​Puppy 2: Curbing Adolescent Antics 
For dogs 5 to 18 months

Do you find yourself saying, "He used to be so cute" or "He just doesn't listen anymore."  Welcome to doggie adolescence!  During this period of time your dog is going through many physical, mental and emotional changes and you have signed up to take the ride as well.  This class will address all issues involving self control:  curbing jumping when greeting people, leave it, stay, recalls and walking on a loose leash.    6 weeks, $175

​​Location:  Donna's in Norwell

October 2019, TBD



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More Obedience 


Basic Manners

​Whether you and your dog are just starting out in life together or you need an old dog to learn new tricks, this class teaches the fundamentals of obedience. We concentrate on the basics: sit, down, stay, recall, walking on a loose leash and polite greetings.

Donna starts a Tuesday night class at Hingham Recreation starting 
September 10th. 
You must register and pay through Hingham Recreation.
  




 Advanced Obedience
Does your dog have Basic Skills but you are ready to take your training to theNext Level?  
We solidify the skills you learned in Basic Manners or Puppy 2.  We will work on solid greetings, loose leash walking with distractions, polite greetings, bomb proof stays and more! 

5 weeks, $150
Start Date:  Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.




Canine Good Citizen


The Canine Good Citizen Program  that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs.   It's a  5 week training program and  a 10-step test, showing they can be polite to strangers and other dogs, come when called,  stay, walk on leash and be left with a stranger.    All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.  

It is the  first step toward becoming a Therapy Dog and a  Competition Obedience career.   In addition, some homeowner owner insurance policies may require the certification.

  Click the link below for a link to see the complete tes
Start Date:  Fall 2019

5 weeks, $150.00








SPORTS & FUN!


​​​Agility for FUN! 

Want to have some fun with your dog? Agility is a great for exercise and building a partnership between you and your pooch. This course is not for those who want to compete professionally, but for those who want to have a good time! Your dog should be able to perform basic obedience and attention. 
4 weeks, $120
Start Date:  Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.






Little Champions!   **New Class**

Donna believes small dogs have big potential!  Sometimes the wee ones can be shy or feel stressed in class or with larger pups.  This class will combine aspects of basic obedience, socialization and agility to bring out the BEST in your Little Champion!   Open to all ages under 25 pounds.

Start Date: Sunday, September 8 , 2019 at 12:15 p.m.

Location:  Donna's in Norwell

5 weeks, $150



 


Clicker Tricks!

Whether you want to learn to teach your dog to ride a skateboard, play dead or just jump through a hoop, this class is full of new and fun things for dogs and handlers.  You can also earn your AKC Trick Dog Title!  Follow this link for details on the title:  http://images.akc.org/pdf/trick_dog_novice.pdf

Start Date:  Friday, September 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

5 weeks, $150 


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Intro to Nosework

Inspired by working detection dogs, K9 Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. This easy to learn activity and sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.

K9 Nose Work starts with getting your dog excited about using his nose to seek out a favorite toy or treat reward hidden in one of several boxes, expanding the game to entire rooms, exterior areas, and vehicles. As your dog grows more confident with his nose, target odors are introduced, and competition skills are taught.

·         No prior training is required and no obedience is needed
·         In classes, dogs work one at a time and be kept separate                     between searches so reactive dogs can enjoy the activity, too
·         Shy or fearful dogs build confidence and overactive dogs put                      their energy into fun searches
  ·        Stronger bond between dog & handler as handler learns to                           observe, understand, and rely upon his dog.


​​Location:  Donna's in Norwell

Start Date:  Fall 2019 4 weeks, $120.00

Nosework 2:  Intro to Odor

Now that your dog is proficient at searching for food in containers, we will pair the food with scent of Birch.   We will also expand our search areas away from containers.    4 weeks, $120




​​​Location:  Donna's in Norwell
Start Date:  September 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.






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Small Dog Play Groups! 

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