Mary Mahnke

To see the new Honey Bear Cocker puppies, click here!

Thank you for your interest in P-U-P, training for people and dogs of all ages.

Courses are designed to teach families how to train their puppies to become happy, well-adjusted dogs prepared to face the future as life-long friends.

The ideal time to start your puppy’s training is at age 8-18 weeks. This critical socialization period determines how he will feel and react to the world around him throughout his entire life.


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Classes are offered from puppy kindergarten continuing through adolescence and adulthood. Training for older beginners is also available. Old dogs can learn new tricks! Classes are approximately 75 minutes long.

The emphasis is on motivational, positive reinforcement for desired responses and behavior. We learn instructive reprimands, where the puppy learns what it should do, not just what it is not to do.

Other advantages of P.U.P. are as follows:

1. Class Size is limited to allow for more individual attention
2. Enclosed indoor training area, safe for on- and off-leash training
3. Socialization with people and puppies of different breeds
4. Homework Sheets and educational hand-outs to review at home
5. The Entire Family, including children, is encouraged to attend and participate
6. Obedience training with practical application for the home
7. Temperament training - the most essential ingredient for a companion dog
8. Fun for one and all, even a puppy party

Family Members will learn to teach their pups the following:
  • Basic Manners and Behavior Modification
  • To Come When Called
  • To Walk Nicely on Leash
  • “Sit,” “Down,” “Stand," and “Stay” on Command
  • Polite Greeting Behavior (vs. Jumping Up)
  • To Give Up Objects from their Mouths
  • Not to be Possessive Around the Food Bowl
  • Playing is More Fun than Fighting with Other Dogs
  • To Develop Bite Inhibition
  • Social Confidence with All Types of People

Puppy Classes (ages 8 – 18 weeks)

Older Puppies (5 months – adult)

Advanced ObedienceBehavior ConsultationsIn-home Training


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New Puppies!

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