Dog training is a constantly changing industry. Group classes help students not only learn from their instructors, but also to learn from one another. If one dog is having an attention or barking issue, students can observe the proper training techniques should they need them in the future.

Every dog and every owner is different. Most of our human and canine personalities will play out in a group class. While some may see these as distractions, we see them as training opportunities. In the same way that parents learn from other parents. Dog owners can learn from other dog owners.

In conclusion, group dog training classes are rich in learning opportunities for dogs and humans. It also encourages owners to make a commitment to training when they have a group of people cheering them on. Who knows, you might even make a few friends along the way!

Class Description

Class is for puppies starting age 9 – 20 weeks old and will teach you how to prevent many of the common behavioral problems seen in dogs, including Play Biting, Socialization with People and Dogs, Housetraining, Chewing, Home Alone, Acceptance of grooming, and Preventing Food Bowl and Object Guarding. Your puppy will also learn basic good manners, such as, attention, sit, down, come, place, and beginning leash manners.

At this age, puppies are still developing their canine social skills and learning how to interact appropriately with other dogs. Vital skills your pup will learn include:

  • Polite dog-to-dog greeting behavior;
  • Being gentle with their teeth during play;
  • Reading social cues to determine whether another puppy wants to play or be left alone.

It is important for these interactions to be with puppies their age as well as puppies or dogs from outside the family. The same result is not achieved with a doggy sibling. Without these skills, many pups grow up to be adults who have difficulty communicating with other dogs which unfortunately can put them at high risk for anxiety or aggression in social situations. This class will set your puppy up for socialization success!



Age Requirements

Class is for puppies starting ages of 9 – 20 weeks old. Puppies do NOT need to finish class before 20 weeks old.

Class Duration

Six sessions, each session is 60 minutes in duration

Class Size

6 Dogs


Precision K9 Training
411 W Main St
Ottawa, IL 61350



Required Vaccinations

  • First round of DHLPP combination shot
  • Negative Fecal exam
  • Rabies (if old enough)

Puppy Kindergarten classes are on the following days:

  • Sunday 4:00 – 5:00 pm | Madilyn
    Starting Date:
  • Tuesday 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Ashley
    Starting Date:
  • Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Madilyn
    Starting Date:
  • Thursday 10:00 – 11:00 am | Amanda
    Starting Date:
    11/16/2023 (No class on 11/23/2023 Thanksgiving Day)

Class Rules, Preparation, and Policy