Classes will take place inside Central Dawgma located at 13402 Pennsylvania Ave, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Full-length Classes

 

7-week course

Class fee: $225 - returning students (Use code IMBACK.)

$279 - for new students - includes training kit

Prerequisite: none

Limit 6 dogs

Puppy Kindergarten

 

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The first 16 weeks of life are very important to a young dog's socialization. We're not just talking about meeting other dogs, though. They're figuring out what is safe or scary. New, happy experiences are key. This class will help you introduce your puppy to a lot of new things, as well as have adequate playtime and cover many basic manners.

 

Behaviors covered: Sit, down, come (recall), nose targeting, loose leash walking, polite greetings, and more! Class runs ~1 hr 15 mins.

 

Appropriate for: Puppies aged 8 to 20 weeks who have received their first set of parvo vaccinations and/or titer before attending class and rabies if old enough. Please allow at least one week between a vaccination and class attendance.

 

Please note, your first class is "How Dogs Learn" Seminar/orientation and mandatory for class attendance. It is held without dogs and may start at a different time than the rest of your classes. (Your dogs will begin their attendance the following week at the normal class time.) Please make note of this when checking your availability. If you cannot attend your orientation, you may attend another if one is being offered. Please notify us of this change before registering.

All class students will receive a graduation gift valued at $20-$45.

Upcoming puppy classes...

Mondays, October 4th, 5:30PM

Tuesdays, October 26th, 12:15PM

Should your puppy attend classes before they've

completed their vaccinations?

The first several months of a puppy's life are a critical period for learning about the world. The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior states that, "puppies can start socialization classes as early as 7-8 weeks of age,"

and that "...it should be the standard of care for puppies to receive socialization before they are fully vaccinated." 

 

We require that your puppy receive at least the first round of their parvo vaccine or a titer before their first class and that they receive their rabies vaccine/titer at the age recommended by their veterinarian. 

 

Read the AVSAB position statement below and discuss what's best

for your puppy with your veterinarian. 

 
Good Manners- Adult

7-week course

Class fee: $225 - returning students (Use code IMBACK.)

$279 - new students - includes training kit

Prerequisite: none

Limit 6 dogs

Upcoming adult classes...

Mondays, October 4th, 7:00PM*

Tuesdays, October 26th, 11:00AM

*Orientation at 5:30PM on October 4th

It’s not too late to teach your adolescent, adult, or senior dog new skills! Improve your relationship and communication skills while learning practical behaviors and fun tricks.

 

Behaviors covered: Sit, down, come (recall), nose targeting, loose leash walking, polite greetings, and more. Discussion topics include working to eat, appropriate play and exercise, and addressing behavior issues. Class runs ~1 hr 15 mins.

 

Appropriate for: Dogs aged 20 weeks or older who need to learn basic skills and owners who are new to clicker training. Dogs must be up-to-date on rabies and parvo vaccinations or titers before attending class.  Not appropriate for dogs who are fearful of or reactive towards other dogs or people.

 

Please note, your first class is a "How Dogs Learn" Seminar/orientation and mandatory for class attendance. It is held without dogs and may start at a different time than the rest of your classes. (Your dogs will begin their attendance the following week at the normal class time.) Please make note of this when checking your availability. If you cannot attend your orientation, you may attend another if one is being offered. Please notify us of this change before registering.

All class students will receive a graduation gift valued at $20-$45.

 
Zany to Zen

$225 for 6-week course

Prerequisite: Graduation from Beginner Good Manners or an equivalent with prior permission

Limit 6 dogs

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Is your dog great when it's just the two of you but a little cray-cray when he's around others? Have you ever uttered the words, "Oh, my gosh! You're so embarrassing!"? If so, this class is your dream! Zany to Zen is our most popular intermediate class. We cover all sorts of impulse control activities and games to help your pup gain some self-control and give you back a little sanity!

Behaviors covered: Relax, meditation, leave it,  advanced polite greetings and loose leash walking, and more! Class runs ~1 hr -1 hr 15min
 

Appropriate for: Dogs who have graduated from Beginner Good Manners or an equivalent with prior permission. Dogs show proof of rabies and parvo vaccinations or titers before attending class.  Not appropriate for dogs who are fearful of or reactive towards other dogs or people. There is no orientation for this class. Dogs will attend the first week.

Upcoming classes...

Wednesdays, October 6th, 5:30PM

 
It's Tricky!

$225 for 6-week course

Prerequisite: Graduation from Beginner Good Manners or an equivalent with prior permission

Limit 6 dogs

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Teaching your dog tricks is fun, rewarding, and surprisingly practical! Improve your bond an your training while teaching you dog fun, silly, and sometimes handy skills. 

Behaviors covered:

Tricks 1 - Spin, roll over, sit pretty, weave, shaping, and more!

Tricks 2 - Toy discrimination, how to file your own nails, put an item away, and more!

Class runs ~1 hr -1 hr 15min

 

Appropriate for: Tricks 1 - Dogs who have graduated from Beginner Good Manners or an equivalent with prior permission. Tricks 2 - Dogs who have graduated from Tricks 1 or SynchroPup.

Dogs must show proof of rabies and parvo vaccinations or titers before attending class.  Not appropriate for dogs who are fearful of or reactive towards other dogs or people. There is no orientation for this class. Dogs will attend the first week.

Upcoming classes...

Wednesdays, October 6th,7:00PM*

*This class is by vote for October 4th. When you register, please choose either SynchroPup or Tricks 1, not both.

 

The class with the highest vote wins.

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep

$225 for six week course

(testing and certificate application are optional and will be additional fees)

Prerequisites: Puppy or Adult Good Manners

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The Canine Good Citizen title is often prized among pet parents, breeders, and therapy dog handlers. Unfortunately, the test only requires a dog be judged in one situation, in one place, at one time. This class is a practical learning and application class. We'll cover every skill on the CGC test, but we'll be applying them to real situations. Weather permitting, we'll even be going on field trips! Note: This class does not include the CGC test or the AKC application fee. You may take this course and test in another location, if you desire.

Behaviors covered: For a list of the CGC requirements, click here.

 

Appropriate for: Dogs or puppies who have graduated from Beginner Good Manners or an equivalent with prior permission.

Upcoming Classes...
Thursdays, June 3rd, 5:30PM
SynchroPup

$225 for 6-week course

Prerequisites:

Adult or Puppy Good Manners

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What do you get when you combine manners, tricks, impulse control, and music? You get SynchroPup! This class is exclusive to Atta Pup and will work your dog's brain to the max. We take all of the above and work them into fun routines that challenge the dog and human brain alike!

Bonus! This class is a prerequisite for Tricks II and the Atta Pup Drill Team!

Topics covered: Basic manners, focus, tricks, shaping, etc. Class runs ~1 hr -1 hr 15min

 

Appropriate for: All ages. Dogs should be up-to-date on rabies and parvo vaccinations or titers before attending class.  Not appropriate for dogs who are fearful of or reactive towards other dogs or people. If your dog has severe impulse control issues, we suggest taking Zany to Zen first. There is no orientation for this class. Dogs will attend the first week.

Upcoming classes...

Wednesdays, October 4th, 7:00PM*

*This class is by vote for October 4th. When you register, please choose either SynchroPup or Tricks 1, not both.

 

The class with the highest vote wins.

Student's Choice

$335 for 6-week course

Prerequisites:

None

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"My puppy won't potty train!" "My dog jumps on the counter." "My puppy chews constantly." Sometimes a typical class doesn’t cover the same topics you want to work on. This small group class focuses on your concerns and goals. Before the class begins, you’ll be asked to fill out a questionnaire about your dog. The class will cover as many student goals as possible. We limit the class to three dogs to allow for more discussion and individual attention per dog and family.

Behaviors covered: Sit, down, zen/relax, polite greetings, and more! This class is will not cover aggression questions. Aggression concerns will be discussed in private sessions. Class runs ~1 hr -1 hr 15min

 

Appropriate for: All ages. Dogs must be up-to-date on rabies and parvo vaccinations or titers before attending class.  Not appropriate for dogs who are fearful of or reactive towards other dogs or people. There is no orientation for this class. Dogs will attend the first week.

Upcoming classes...

This class is by request only. Please send us an email - info@attapuptraining.com

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