Puppy Class 2020 – Athens, GA

February 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – January 31, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Pet Supplies Plus
191 Alps Road
Athens, GA 30606
Tina Spring

COVID-19 Group Class & Private Lesson Update: Staff will be wearing masks. We will work to maintain social distancing and limit in the extreme interactions between people, teaching from a distance and modeling techniques. Class participants are not mandated to wear masks by may if it is their preference. We may limit class to one person per puppy/dog so that social space is easier to maintain. This will be handled on an as needed basis. We will do all we can to meet you where you are. Watch for future updates.

Until group classes open up again locally, and for those who are concerned about COVID-19 Risk, please consider joining the 90 Days to the Perfect Puppy program. This is a comprehensive puppy raising program that includes on demand video lessons, membership in a Facebook subscribers group with lots of interaction, a 90 day training plan, lots of support documents like activity sheets and tips. The basic program is $129 and you can choose to upgrade to group online coaching for 12 WEEKS for an additional $97 at any time. Of course, we are happy to help you privately as well either in person (with appropriate precautions) or via zoom.us. Regular private lesson rates apply.


How much does the class cost?The cost of this class is $100.00 for cash or check. If you prefer to pay with debit, credit or PayPal, the price is $110, please let us know ahead of time so we can invoice you and you can pay prior to class. 

Why does the ticket price above indicate that it’s free?

We’re leveraging many of the cool features of Eventbrite. But, not their fee collection one. Why? ‘Cause they charge for that. And, we’re trying to keep your costs down by keeping our costs down.

Embrace who they are and get them off to a bright start.

We are proud to be teaching the best puppy class in the area… The class is fun and entertaining and we are able to incorporate whatever we need to customize for each and every group. Handlers learn how to manage their puppy’s arousal and the end of each class is an open question time where staff sits down with each and every owner to see how progress is proceeding with each family and their puppy.

  • Open to the whole family
  • Socialization when it matters most
  • Quiet Holds
  • Bite Inhibition (soft mouth)
  • Eliminate Mouthing
  • Basic behaviors
  • Your puppy learns to work with you
  • Management of excitement
  • Operand methods are used to get behaviors
  • Get your puppy off to a bright start
  • Can be used with 90 Days to the Perfect Puppy – And participants qualify for the student special – 50% off

How often & when will we meet?

You can start as soon as your pup is 10 weeks old and has 4 rounds of vaccine. There is no beginning or end to this class… you take the individuals lessons in whatever order they happen on the calendar. Teams join each week… so some take the class following week 1,2,3,4 other do 2,3,4,1… we stay flexible so you don’t have to 🙂

We meet on Sundays from 1:00—2:00 pm at the Pet Supplies Plus in the Kroger Complex off Alps Road & Baxter Street. (EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE FOR HOLIDAY WEEKENDS. There will be no classes on 03/15/20, 3/22/20, 3/29/20, 04/05/20, 04/12/20, 05/10/20, 05/24/20, 06/21/20, 07/05/20, 09/06/20, 11/29/20, 12/27/20. All dates are subject to change. ) Inclement weather policy: If churches close then we will not have class that week. 

This year the schedule is a little odd so we wanted to publish which lessons will be held when so if you miss a lesson, you will be able to figure out when that lesson will be offered again. Sometimes, during 5 Sunday months, you will see the same lesson presented twice in one month… this happens when there’s a Sunday off during the following month and we don’t want you to go two whole months between that lesson.:

Coming When Called: 01/05/20, 02/02/20, 03/01/20, 03/29/20, 05/03/20, 06/07/20, 08/02/20, 08/30/20, 10/04/20, 11/01/20, 12/06/20.

Sit/Down/Rollover/Grooming & Handling: 01/12/20, 02/09/20, 03/08//20, 04/05/20, 06/14/20, 07/12/20, 08/09/20, 09/13/20, 10/11/20, 11/08/20, 12/13/20.

Explorer Puppy: 01/19/20, 02/16/20, 04/19/20, 05/17/20, 07/19/20, 08/16/20, 09/20/20, 10/18/20, 11/15/20, 12/20/20.

Polite Leash Walking: 01/26/20, 02/23/20, 03/22/20, 04/26/20,  05/31/20, 06/28/20, 07/26/20, 08/23/20, 09/27/20, 10/25/20, 11/22/20. 

 NOTE: Plan to stay until 2:30 pm the day of your first class for orientation.

Things to Bring:

  • Your dog’s vaccine records or you can email them to tina@sithappens.us or text them to 706-202-5419
  • The signed liability form. (We will have these available for you at class.)
  • A large volume of tiny, high value treats.
  • The registration form (unless you filled it out online)
  • A sense of humor


No one class builds on the skills of the previous class so puppies can be enrolled as soon as they are ten (10) weeks of age and have two rounds of vaccine.



No one class builds on the skills of the previous class so puppies can be enrolled as soon as they are ten (10) weeks of age and have two rounds of vaccine.