29 Old Stagecoach Rd., Old Lyme, CT 06371, US

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Join Janice and I at the Perfect Pup in Deep River CT.   This is some of the classes that are offered at The Perfect Pup.  Please click on the link below to learn more.  

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Perfect Puppy 1


 This is an introductory class for puppies aged 8 weeks to 4 months at the start of class.
Puppies do not have to be fully vaccinated but should have a minimum of one set of vaccines (distemper and parovirus (DAPP) at least 7 days prior to the start of class and a first deworming.  They should be kept up to date on vaccines throughout the class. 

Perfect Puppy 2

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 As s Perfect Puppy I graduate we will take what you have learned to the next level.  We will begin to teach and reinforce behaviors and basic commands including:

drop and take-it (to help prevent resource guarding)
walking on leash
release word
polite greetings
go to place and more! 

Fun with Obstacles


 This class will help you build a great relationship with your dog.  He/She will bond with you through games using obstacles to gain confidence and trust as you guide them through this fun course.

This class will be one on one with the instructor for 1/2 hour.   

Canine Good Citizen


This is a 6 week course to prepare you for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test (CGC).
Your dog should know the basics as well as some advanced work with distance, duration and distractions. 

Loose Leash Walking


 In this class we will focus on Loose Leash Walking and Heel. Prerequisite for this class is Perfect Family Dog 2.

This is a 6 week course that will focus on teaching our dogs to walk on a loose leash regardless of what is going on in the environment and to focus on you!

Heel will be taught so when necessary your dog will walk right by your side in a tight situation like crossing the street or walking through a group of people. 

Perfect Family Dog 1


 It's never too late or too early to learn Basic Manners!

This is a basic skills class for dogs that have not taken Perfect Puppy I and II. This class will teach you how to get your dog focused on you by playing fun games!

 No prong collars, choke collars or retractable leashes PLEASE! 

All classes use positive reinforcement which rewards the desired behavior.

1st class is people only where you will learn about a marker word (which marks the desired behavior) and about precise timing of this marker, the reward and their importance.