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The Well-Mannered Dog, Inc.
165 Deer Hill Road
Southbury, CT 06488
tel: 203.264.2008
      631.300.5868
email: Toni
 
In Connecticut serving:
 
Litchfield, New Haven, and Fairfield counties Including:
 
Including:
Bethel, Bethlehem Bridgewater
Brookfield, Danbury
Greenwich, Riverside
Darien, Westport
Weston, New Canaan
Newtown, Norwalk Oxford
Ridgefield Roxbury
Sandy Hook Washington
Woodbury and surrounding areas
In New York serving: New York, Westchester
including Armonk, Bedford, Goldens Bridge
Mt. Kisco, Chappaqua
White Plains and surrounding areas
All classes will be taught by
Toni Kay-Wolff
Current Class Schedule
ClassDayTimeDateWeeksPriceStatus
The Well-Mannered Dog, Inc.
165 Deer Hill Road
Southbury, CT 06488
All classes are held in Southbury, CT.
Please dress appropriately... flat shoes, comfortable shirt, and jeans. Feel free to bring coffee or water for yourselves, we have water for your dogs.
Please note:
Dates are subject to change.
There will not be any make-ups available for these classes.
*Please do not bring bitches in heat or dogs that appear ill to class. This includes recent spays or neuters, diarrhea, vomiting, eye infections, sprains or structural problems. If there is a problem during the week, please call Toni to discuss bringing the dog to class.
Directions are included in the confirmation e-mail sent to you after you register.
Rates:
Payment in full is required to hold a place in class. As of July 1, 2011 the State of Connecticut has imposed a 6.35% tax on all dog-related services.
***There are no makeups or credits available for these classes due to our limits on the number of students I take. Please check all of your class dates to be sure you can attend.***
Vaccinations:
Shot records are required at least 7 days prior to class start date.
All Dogs: Please have your dog’s shot records with you on the first day of class or mail them to us prior to the start of class.
Puppies: Must have their second series of vaccines and if your vet agrees, we would prefer that your puppy has a Bordetella vaccine prior to class -- the Bordetella vaccine is optional and the decision is up to your vet. Some vets like to give the Bordatella vaccine to pups AFTER 16 weeks of age. If your puppy has not had the second series of shots, you may still come to class without your puppy. As soon as your puppy receives the second series of shots, you may bring your puppy to class.
Dogs over 5 months: Must have complete vaccination records at least 1 week prior to the first day of class.
Having current vaccinations for your dog will help protect your dog but does not guarantee immunity from all illnesses s/he may encounter.
Class Descriptions:

Well-Mannered Puppy Jumpstart
This is a one-day 2 hour Puppy Jumpstart Seminar.
Limited to 5 puppy teams -- 8 - 16 weeks of age, but bring your family members over 6 years of age!
Puppies need a great head-start to become great dogs! Socialization in a safe, controlled environment is crucial in helping your puppy acclimate to the world around him. Games for greeting politely, coming when called, appropriate play with other pups. We'll help you with housetraining and crate training, handling your puppy, staying calm and still for grooming and vet visits, and teach you both how to connect with one another. Learn how to set yourselves and your puppies up for a lifetime of success!
Pups must have at least 2 sets of vaccinations and have been in your home for at least 1 week.
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The Well-Mannered Puppy Kindergarten
Limited to 5 puppy teams -- 8 - 16 weeks of age, but bring your family members over 6 years of age!
Puppies need a great head-start to become great dogs! Socialization in a safe, controlled environment is crucial in helping your puppy acclimate to the world around him. Games for greeting politely, coming when called, sit, down, off, bite inhibition, and appropriate play with other pups.
Pups must have at least 2 sets of vaccinations and have been in your home for at least 1 week.
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The Well-Mannered Dog: Household Manners Level 1
(NOTE: 5 weeks)
Limited to 5 dog/handler teams 16 weeks and older.
Come and have fun teaching your dog how to stop putting pressure on your leash, Lie Down, Stay where you put him, Off (humans, counters and furniture), and Go To Your Bed to relax awhile. We'll work on focus, basics of not pulling on the leash, and taking your relationship to the next level. This foundation work will help you and your dog become a team you can be proud of. This is the work you'll need to easily incorporate your companion into the household.
*No aggressive dogs.
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The Well-Mannered Dog: Household Manners Level 2
(NOTE: 4 consecutive weeks.)
Limited to 6 dog/handler teams ** Must have completed Household Manners Level 1 **
This class is geared towards focus and attention, while working your Level 1 accomplishments amid life's distractions. If you want to have control and connection in real life, this is the next class for you.
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Walking Your Well-Mannered Puppy Level 1
This is a 4-week class.
Limited to 5 dog/handler teams.... but bring your family members over 8 years of age!
We will teach you to teach your puppy to LOVE walking with you on a loose, relaxed leash right from the start. Teaching your pup to turn to look at you when you say their name, to come back to you when they feel the leash tighten, to follow you when you start, stop, turn or just hang out to chat on the street, all lead to mental connection and lovely walks. No pulling, dragging, lagging, lunging, eating off the ground, these games and exercises will get you off to a great start!
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Walking Your Well-Mannered Dog Level 1
This is a 4-week, 1 hour class for walking skills only.
Limited to 4 dog/handler teams.... but bring your family members over 8 years of age!
We will teach you to teach your puppy to LOVE walking with you on a loose, relaxed leash right from the start. Teaching your pup to turn to look at you when you say their name, to come back to you when they feel the leash tighten, to follow you when you start, stop, turn or just hang out to chat on the street, all lead to mental connection and lovely walks. No pulling, dragging, lagging, lunging, eating off the ground, these games and exercises will get you off to a great start!
You will need to bring or purchase a 4' leash with a medium clip from us. Our preference is leather, as it gets nice and soft the more you use it. Handlers with nylon leads and heavy clips will be asked to change to a leash that is more comfortable for walking.
*No aggressive dogs, please.
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Walking Your Well-Mannered Dog Level 2
This is a 1-day, 3.5-hour class for walking skills only.
Limited to 6 dog/handler teams. Family members over 8 years of age are welcome.
Pre-requisite: Walking Level 1
We start by reviewing our Level 1 work, then take the show on the road!
By changing environments, criteria and adding distractions we start to see where the holes are in our training. The goal for this class is to upgrade your handling skills and give you what you need to be able to stay connected with your dog, even in very distracting circumstances.
*No aggressive dogs, please.
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