Welcome to Loving Paws Puppy Classes!!
With Covid cases on the rise, we are putting some procedures in place to try to give instructors and students as safe of a training environment as we can. We will continue to follow the CDC recommendations of wearing a mask the entire time you are in the building, washing hands and keeping social distancing. The mask must cover your mouth and nose all ALL times. There is no exception to this.
Woofman’s Lodge has a ventilation system to bring fresh air into the room using their fan system. The fans will be turned on before class starts. The instructor will shut them off during class due to how loud they are. They will be turned on again at the end of the class. We will also be defusing an essential oil created by Dr. Shelton DMV for respiratory concerns. The oil is called Open Air and the ingredients are Essential Oils of Tangerine (Citrus reticulate), Cinnamon (Cinnomomum zeylanicum), Spruce (Picea mariana), Copaiba (Copaifera officinalis), Eucalyptus radiata, Clove (Eugenia caryolphyllata), Helichrysum (H. italicum), Frankincense (Boswellia carterii), Lemon (Citrus limon), Marjoram (Origanum majorana), Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis C). This will be defused before and possibly during class. We will continue to monitor this and make any changes to provide safety to all.
All classes will meet at Woofman’s Lodge, 5914-128th Ave Kenosha WI.
There is some great information on Ian Dunbar’s website at Dog Star Daily Website . Ian also has a free download of his book Before you Get Your Puppy which has some great information in it. Check out the site!
Puppies can start class after the second round of the parvo-distemper combo vaccine and the first bordetella vaccine is given. That is usually around 12 weeks of age.
Click on the name of the class below that you are interested and the link will take you to the details about the class.
Puppy 1 – The Foundation – This is the level I puppy class for puppies up to six months old. Older dogs under 20 pounds are also welcome to attend a puppy class.
Any Age 1 – The Foundation – This class combines the puppies and older dogs into the same class. This will give people the chance to register for a class that fits better into their schedule.
Building Skill Level 2 – Your puppy must have taken a puppy I class before attending a puppy II. A discount is available for return students.
Advanced Skills 3 Inside – Working toward bringing skills to a higher level. The class may go on a field trip to work in real life situations. CGC test may be given if the class is ready for it.
Advanced Skills 3 outside – This is a class that takes place outside at four different parks in the Kenosha area. This gives you a chance to work with your dog in a real world environment.
Elite Skills 4 outside – You must have attended a level III class to be able to be approved to attend this class. This is a four week class taking place in public locations.
Working Walk Class – These individual classes will be training while taking a walk. This is a group session that will work on socialization and some needed skills when in the outside environment.
Refresher Class – Do you and your dog need a refresher on certain skills? This four week class can help you get back in the swing of things.
Mini Refresher Class – this is a 3 week refresher class.
Dogs over 6 months of age must have proof of vaccines showing date last given for Rabies, Bordetella, Distemper-Parvo Combo (listed as DHLP……..).
Puppies are required to have the 1st of a series of 2 Bordetella vaccine and the 2nd of a series of 3 Distemper-Parvo (listed as DHLP……) I do accept titer test results for Distemper-Parvo for dogs over 1 year of age.
Classes take place at Woofman’s Lodge located at 5914-128th Ave in Kenosha. map Many people have issues finding the location when using their GPS. Woofman’s lodge is west of I94 and north of 60th Street (hwy K).
Return students get a $10 discount off of most Manners & Etiquette classes (and some others). At the end of the registration process there is a page that has “customer code” listed. Put Return in that spot, It should give you the discount. Only return students can use this code. If you use it as a new student, it will be removed during the confirmation process.
Class start date delay and cancellations
The start dates for the classes and ongoing classes can be postponed when bad weather forces us to cancel a class. I do not want anyone traveling in dangerous weather conditions so I will cancel a class if we have bad weather. I will first contact the class via an email approximately one hour or more before class. I ask that everyone respond back to the email so I know you received the cancellation notice.
Cancellations must be sent to us in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can transfer your payment to another class or event.
Refunds: Class deposits and payments are non-refundable unless authorized by Laura Yurchak