312 East Johnson Avenue Cheshire, CT


email us at Smartydog1@aol.com




Puppy Behavioral Obedience Classes
for pups under 5 1/2 months old
(Some shy small dogs breeds up to 9 months are also appropriate for this class)

Additional Course Information

Keeping everyone safe & healthy is our utmost concern.

1. Class activities readily allow for social distancing.

2. We have installed UV-C lighting in our HVAC system.  Circulating air is disinfected before returning to the room.

Puppy Behavior Course

January 2023

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Six Week Puppy Behavior Course


The first class meets
without your puppy

Register Online

This course is for puppies under 5 1/2 months,
some smaller breeds would benefit from the
puppy course up to the age of eleven months


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Course Information

Our Puppy Behavioral Obedience Course
is a Guidance Based training program.

All exercises are designed for the success of your puppy.
We will only ask them to do things that they can do.

You will give your puppy a command, guide them dog to the correct behavior and then praise them...
failure is not an option, punishment is not necessary.

All of our courses are built on our unique cross training method.
Exercises are divided into a variety of categories to help you build
a strong relationship with your dog
while they develop a broad base of useful life skills.

Puppy Behavioral Course, a guidance based cross training program


 Obedience Commands  Behavioral Commands

 Leadership exercises

 Directional Commands


 Confidence Building

  Controlled freedom





 Housebreaking techniques

*   Ending play biting behaviors

*   Preventing & eliminating chewing problems

*   Understanding attention getting behaviors

*   Body handling

*   Socialization with other dogs

*   Socialization with people

*   Coming when called

*    Learn how dogs think & learn

*   Supervision techniques & tips

*   Greeting company appropriately

*   Effective disciplining techniques

*    Constructive play training

*    Helpful puppy raising hints

*    Walking nicely on a leash

*    Sit & Down commands

*    Leave-it & Wait commands

*    Create a calmer, happier dog






Obedience Commands: sit, down, stand,
sit-stay, down-stay, stay-stay
come when called,
walk nicely on a leash

Advanced Obedience Commands: long distance stays
long duration stays
sit, down or stand on recall
moving stand

Leadership Exercises: body handling, leave-it, wait, move

 Behavioral Commands: off, wait, quiet, leave-it

Directional Commands: Over, under, around, walk-on, back

Confidence Building Exercises: Communication exercises designed to increase your dogs trust in you while improving their self confidence.

Controlled Freedom Exercises: Specific movement exercises designed to teach your dog to follow your directions and stay connected to you even when they are distracted, aroused or excited.



The Smartydog Center for Canine Enrichment
312 East Johnson Avenue Cheshire, CT 06410


Canine Behavior Specialist
Martha T. Bailey CKO CBS
40+ years of experience for you & your dog