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Class Schedule

Due to Covid, we require everyone wear a mask to class and during private training sessions. We also must limit the number of people per dog to 2 in classes. 

Congratulations on taking the first step in establishing a training program for you and your canine companion. We are excited to help you understand the whats and whys of your dog's behaviour and how to establish a strong, long lasting relationship.

Click here for a class registration form. Please review our class policies before registering for a class.

Group classes are held at our training center in Montague, MA. 



Puppy Head Start I

No puppies the first class - Human Training Session Level I

This is the most important start you will make with your new puppy. Puppy I is for puppies ages 8-16 weeks. We introduce basic good manners and focus exercises as well as introducing puppies to new obstacles, substrates, people and other puppies during this critical period of socialization. It is an indispensible class for new puppy owners. Topics from housebreaking, chewing, mouthing, and a myriad of other important topics are covered.

This is a five week class. $175.00

Next Session begins:

  • September 7, 2022 - Wednesday at 6pm
  • October 20, 2022 - Thursdays at 5pm

Puppy Head Start II

Puppy II is for puppies who have completed PKI or are starting after ~16 weeks of age. In this class we build on the basics that puppies have learned in PKI, strengthening the puppies' understanding of the behaviours introduced in Puppy I and introducing some new behaviours such as polite greeting behaviour, good leash manners, and building duration with Sit & Down.

This is a five week class. $175.00

Next Session begins:

  • September 7, 2022 - Wednesdays at 5pm
  • October 19, 2022 - Wednesdays at 6pm

Advanced Puppy Head Start

Puppies who have completed Puppy Head Start I & II are eligible for the Advanced Puppy Head Start class. We expand our work on leash manners, polite greeting, building Stay and conditioning a broader concept of Leave It, among other things. The benefit of continuing in a Puppy level class is that play sessions are worked into the class schedule and the young dogs continue working on material appropriate for their age.

This is a five week class. $175.00

Next Session begins:

  • October 19, 2022 - Wednesdays at 5pm

Advanced Skills Classes


Companion Dog 

This is a class for refining skills learned in the puppy level classes. This class is appropriate for people who have the time and desire to achieve higher goals. 

This a five week class. $175.00

Next Session begins:

  • TBA


Canine Good Citizen 

The AKC developed the Canine Good Citizen test to certify and award those dogs who have demonstrated polite dog to dog and human interactive skills. Teach your dog good manners and the skills it needs to be a Canine Good Citizen. 

These are five week classes. $175.00

Next Sessions Begins:

  • August 4, 2022 - Thursdays at 6pm

"We loved every aspect of classes. Thank you for grouping smaller dogs together for play sessions. Elise is great...we are fortunate to be associated with Canine Head Start." 

Tracey & Joe Follansbee & Their Dogs, Tanner & Cloe - Corgi

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