KinderPuppy is about socialization with training as part of the fun! Puppies are exposed to everyday situations like vacuum cleaners, people of different ages, races, and genders. Free play time is interspersed with more formal activities, such as positive reinforcement training, scent games, and body awareness. Each session is one hour long. Puppies are grouped for play time based on size and age. Training curriculum covers basics like Sit, Down, and Loose Leash Walking, plus important life skills like Rewarding For Calm Behavior.

Every Saturday morning in the Duke Homestead neighborhood of Durham. Maximum of 5-6 puppies

$120/six classes. Curriculum repeats and puppy parents can start at any point in the six weeks and attend all classes.


Better Than Obedience 1 And 2:

This class is suitable for all dogs over 6 months, even those who cannot tolerate being around other dogs! The first session meets as a group without dogs to cover positive reinforcement training basics and other information essential for productive training sessions. For the other 5 classes, each student/dog team gets a private, customized 20 minute session with no other people or dogs in the room. You will be amazed at how much we can cover in that time, and how much easier it is to train your dog without the distractions of a group class!

BTO 1 covers basic skills like Sit, Down, Come and Loose Leash Walking, plus Rewarding For Calm Behavior and more.

BTO 2 increases reliability for all behaviors covered in Class 1, plus introduces students to more advanced skills for training their dogs. These skills help us teach our dogs to live more easily in the world with fewer behavior problems. Distractions are introduced and for dogs who are able, this may include group training time.

See calendar for dates and times or contact The Dog Lady at 919-864-0229.

$150/six classes. Fee includes a book and clicker.


The Right Dog For You:

A free, one hour workshop.

Learn how to choose a forever friend who is the best fit for you! Learn what to look for as you meet puppies and dogs, and what qualities will best complement your lifestyle, wishes and needs.

This is a No Dogs workshop!

Held at various locations in Durham. Please check the Calendar for the next date and place.