Group Classes FAQ

Group Class FAQ

How many other dogs will be in class?

We keep all classes small and max out the number to 6 dogs.

What vaccinations are required?

All dogs must be up to date on all age appropriate vaccinations. This includes Bordetella, Rabies, Distemper and Parvo. Proof of vaccinations must be submitted. Puppies may begin class as soon as they receive their SECOND round of vaccinations (the initial and one booster).

What does “Dog Friendly” mean?

All participants must be dog-friendly which means they get along with other dogs and are not dog-aggressive. Even though group play is only allowed in the Power Puppy class, close contact with other dogs may not be the most appropriate setting for all dogs.

When can I start?

The Power Puppy class has open enrollment, so feel free to jump in at any week! The Canine Sidekick Class usually begins every 6 weeks (depending on holidays and other special events). Call (210)899-1688 for our next start date!

What do I need to bring to class?

All dogs must be wearing a snap-buckle collar and be leashed with a 4-6′ leash (no retractable or bungee leashes allowed). Parents are also asked to bring a treat pouch, high value treats, a long lasting chew (think bully stick or frozen Kong), and a toy.

Where are classes located?

Since we don’t have our own location (yet!), we partner up with other pet business to host our group classes. Ask for more details.

Why should I choose group classes?

Group classes are a great way to get a lot of learning done with a smaller price tag. Group classes are appropriate for dogs who are beginning training, as well as dogs who have already learned the behaviors but need to practice amidst distractions.

What if I have to miss a session?

If you are enrolled in the Power Puppy Class, you have eight weeks to complete your six weeks of training. For those enrolled in the Canine Sidekick Class, unfortunately, there are no opportunities to make up classes. We recommend making it to at least 5 of the 6 sessions.