Beginner Academy

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Beginner Academy is a six week semi-private group training class designed for pups with little to no experience with following commands. This class has no prerequisites and is a great place to start with an adolescent to adult dog. As with all classes at Barx Parx, this is a positive reinforcement class. Your Barx Parx membership discount applies to this class. Graduates of Beginner Academy advance to Intermediate Academy.

The Beginner Academy classes are for puppies ages six months and up. These courses are designed to build upon the skills with training cues such as sit, stay, down, leave-it and an introduction to loose leash walking.

The curriculum consists of: safety pillars, leave-it, loose leash walking, down, leash fix-it, Beginner sit/down stays, wait, expanded sit/down stays, puppy push-ups and expanded leave-it specific to outdoor environments. In this course we also begin to add distractions, distance, and duration.



Here at Barx Parx, our Certified Positive Reinforcement trainers provide guidance and support, tailoring instruction to the unique needs of each puppy. This personalized approach ensures that your puppy not only graduates with improved obedience but also with increased confidence and a positive attitude towards learning. Join us in our Beginner Academy Classes where we begin to shape well-mannered, happy, and well-adjusted puppies.



The Beginner Academy Level One course for puppies, ages six months and up, is meticulously crafted to enhance the skills pet parents have initiated, achieving notable success. This comprehensive six-week course meets once a week for 60 minutes. Building upon fundamental cues like Sit, Stay, and Leave It. The curriculum emphasizes the Pillars of Public Safety; Focus, Recall, Leave-It, Sit/Stay, Down, Loose Leash Walking & Leash “Fix-It”. As we progress, we’ll introduce distractions, ensuring a well-rounded training experience for your puppy’s development.

These skills are not only crucial for your puppy’s behavior but also contribute to a harmonious relationship between you and your canine companion. Join us as we guide your pup through interactive sessions aimed at fostering a well-behaved and socially adept canine citizen. Together, we’ll build the foundation for a lifetime of positive and cooperative interactions with your beloved pet.

Length: 6 weeks – This is a group class of up to 3 that meets at the same day and time each week.

Duration: 60 Minutes



Beginner Academy, Level Two, is the natural progression for graduates from Level One. This comprehensive six-week course meets once a week for 60 minutes. This curriculum is structured to further sharpen your puppy’s skills. We continue to concentrate on reinforcing the pillars of public safety while introducing controlled distractions to elevate their responsiveness. Puppies will master new cues, including “Relaxation Protocol”, Wait, extending the “Sit/Down Stays”, Heel, Place, Middle and cultivating a higher level of obedience. Engaging in enjoyable activities like “Puppy Push-Ups” adds an element of playfulness while instilling the concept of behavior chains. Moreover, the course incorporates the delightful trick of “Rollover,” fostering a sense of joy and accomplishment for both puppies and their owners. It’s a comprehensive program designed to transform graduates into well-behaved and responsive canine companions.

Length: 6 weeks – This is a group class of up to 3 that meets at the same day and time each week.

Duration: 60 Minutes

Beginner Academy Features
Name Game
Eye Contact
Sit and Stay
Loose Leash Walking
Polite Greetings
Take It & Leave It
Wait at a Boundary
Many More!

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