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Puppy Classes

Please read our group class policies here before registering.


Loving Paws will be going through some changes the end of June.  This is bitter sweet for me since I started Loving Paws in 1998 and now I'm handing the Puppy classes off to Melissa and Jennifer.

Melissa and Jennifer will be starting their own dog training businesses in which Loving Paws will be referring people to.  Their websites will be listed here.

Melissa Peterson-Ney Website

Jennifer Schretter's Website

I will still be instructing K9 Nose Work classes.

I want to send each and every person that attended a class at Loving Paws my deepest gratitude for choosing us.  It has been an honor to work with all of you.

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Welcome to Loving Paws
Puppy Classes!

The skills in our Puppy 1 class will help you build a strong foundation of skills with your puppy. The class will also help you learn how to communicate and understand your dog’s behavior. Socialization is so important for puppies from 10 weeks to 6 months. This must be done properly for your puppy to be able to enjoy being with people, dogs and different environments.

Classes meet at 4709 Green Bay Rd, Kenosha WI.  During the summer the Friday and Saturday classes may meet outside at Petrifying Springs Park.


There is some great information on Dr. Ian Dunbar’s website at Dog Star Daily Website. Ian shares videos and articles that can be very helpful with our puppies and adult dogs.

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.

Puppy Skills

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.

Holiday Refresher Class
Enjoy this three week class to refresh your dogs skills before the holidays!

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Advanced Skills

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.

Playing with Novice Competition Obedience

Prerequisite-Advanced Skills level 3 or 4. The class is based on exercises used in AKC Novice competition, which include heel on leash and off, figure eight, stand for exam, group sit-stay and down stay, and more! 


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.

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