Puppy School

Start your puppy off on the right paw! Our puppy classes focus on all of the  necessary foundation skills to raise a confident, well-rounded puppyOwners will gain a better understanding of canine behavior and how to properly communicate with their dog, all while strengthening the bond. 

Real Life Skills
Teach your dog real foundation skills that will carry on for the rest of your journey together. 

Build The Bond

Learn games and exercises that will help build your bond with your pup so he/she can listen better 

Have Fun!

Science has shown that the more fun you have, the better you and your dog learn!! 

S.T.A.R. Puppy Academy

Pre-School

Sundays at 11:00am / Tuesdays at 7:00pm
LOCATION: BEARDEN HILL - 6400 Kingston Pike 

For puppies under 16 weeks who are still going through their boosters shots. CLICK HERE to read the AVSAB position statement on the importance of early socialization! This class will:

  • Focus heavily on socialization through off-leash group play, handling exercises, enrichment, and exposure training.

  • Teach pups to respond to their names, come when called, off leash heeling, and other basic foundation behaviors.

  • Discuss canine body language, polite play behaviors, as well as common issues such as puppy biting and potty training.

  • Graduation to Kindergarten depending on age, and/or social development

Memberships

**Puppies must be under 16 weeks to register!

Includes:

  • Unlimited class attendance to Pre-school AND Kindergarten

  • Coupon for 15% off other Petsafe services

  • Digital Puppy Booklet

  • FREE Puppy Survival Kit, and Easy Walk Harness ($75 value)!

Includes:

  • Unlimited class attendance to Pre-school AND/OR Kindergarten

  • Coupon for 15% off other Petsafe services

  • Digital Puppy Booklet

Kindergarten

Sundays at 1:00pm / Thursdays at 6:30pm
LOCATION: FARRAGUT - 10424 Petsafe Way 

For pups between 4 & 8 months who have attended our Pre-School. This class will focus on:

  • Continuing your puppy's socialization with on-leash exposure training

  • Building on foundation behaviors such as walking on a leash, stay, leave it, drop it, and more.

  • Developing the bond between you and your puppy with tricks and games.

  • Discuss "problem" behaviors like jumping, chewing, barking and counter surfing.

  • Graduation determined by weeks remaining in membership

Week-by-Week Puppy Classes

Puppy Basics

For puppies 4 to 8 months of age, who have not been through our Pre-school program. This class meets once/week for 6 weeks and focuses on basic manners. You will learn the necessary skills to teach your puppy basic behaviors like "Leash walking," "leave it," "drop it," "stay,"  and more. Topics discussed: House Training, Puppy Biting, Chewing, Jumping and Puppy Enrichment. *This is strictly an on-leash class and does not include group play.*

"Taylor is a great trainer! Professional, patient, attentive to the needs of different pet and owner personalities, always happy to answer questions about training/ problems"

— Laura, Knoxville, TN