Pieper Olson is excited to offer a variety of puppy and dog obedience classes this fall.
Questions or to enroll call Pieper Olson at (860) 347-1122 x1129.
All dogs must have been vet check, vaccinated, and living in your home for at least one week prior to the start of classes. Proof of current Bordetella, Parvo & Distemper required for all classes. Rabies required for dogs 12 weeks and older.

For more information about each class read below. Download an Enrollment Form

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Puppy Kindergarten Training
Tuesday @ 6:00pm

START DATE:Feb 9th
AGES WELCOME: 10-20 weeks old (with some flexibility)
LOCATION: Pieper Olson Dog Training Center
730 Randolph Rd, Middletown, CT

INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Larson
COST: $120 plus tax for a 5 week course
ABOUT THIS CLASS: This is a five week, fun and informative group class using the most up-to-date, positive reinforcement based training methods. Did you know a puppy will learn more about the world between the ages of 8-20 weeks than in the rest of their lifetime? Take advantage of this critical socialization window and spend some real time bonding with your pup.

Level 1 – Basic Manners
Tuesdays @ 7:15pm

START DATE: Feb 9th
AGES WELCOME: 5 months and up
LOCATION: Pieper Olson Dog Training Center
730 Randolph Rd, Middletown, CT

INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Larson
COST: $160 plus tax for 7 weeks
THIS CLASS OFFERS: Your pup will learn “basics” in this class: Sit, down, stand, stay, walking on lead (nicely) and coming when called with be taught. This class trains pups to exhibit self-control, attention and focus around other people/dog.* LEVEL 1 – BASIC MANNERS class is encouraged after graduation from PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

Michelle Larson
Michelle Larson resides in East Hampton and is an avid dog obedience enthusiast. She is owner/operator of Paws-n-Heel Dog Training Center, now in its twenty-third year. She has also conducted dog training classes at Pieper-Olson Veterinary Hospital for twenty-two years. She has over 25 years judging, stewarding and conducting classes in all levels of obedience including: Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Manners, Agility, Rally-O, Nose Scent Work, Therapy Dog and behavioral therapy. She also offers private, in-home lessons and behavioral counseling. She has obtained many titles in competitive Obedience, Rally-O, Tracking, and Conformation. She has also earned titles in Canine Freestyle Dancing. She is a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator and will be offering classes and certification for purebred and mixed breeds as well. CGC is usually a primary step towards obtaining Therapy Dog status. She has a B.S. in Education from CCSU and is endorsed by and a member of the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (N.A.D.O.I.) Michelle regularly attends workshops, seminars and classes in many areas of dog training, keeping abreast of all the latest behavioral science and techniques. Michelle is a 4-H Leader and sponsor for the Middlesex County, “Bad To The Bone” Dog Club and enjoys working with youth groups.

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Family Dog 1
Mondays @ 7:30pm

START DATE: Feb 15th
AGES WELCOME: All Ages
LOCATION: Pieper Olson Dog Training Center
730 Randolph Rd, Middletown, CT

INSTRUCTOR: Jessica Briere Scarpa
COST: $195 for 8 weeks
THIS CLASS OFFERS:This introductory class is perfect for dogs of any age that are just beginning training. You will learn to teach your dog to pay attention when asked, greet politely, come when called, walk on a loose leash, lie down, stay, and more! Management skills, socialization and problem solving will also be addressed. Classes are limited to six.

Family Dog 1
Mondays @ 6:30pm

START DATE: Feb 15th
AGES WELCOME: All Ages
LOCATION: Pieper Olson Dog Training Center
730 Randolph Rd, Middletown, CT

INSTRUCTOR: Jessica Briere Scarpa
COST: $195 for 8 weeks
THIS CLASS OFFERS:This introductory class is perfect for dogs of any age that are just beginning training. You will learn to teach your dog to pay attention when asked, greet politely, come when called, walk on a loose leash, lie down, stay, and more! Management skills, socialization and problem solving will also be addressed. Classes are limited to six.

Jessica Briere Scarpa
Jessica started at our Marlborough Animal Hospital thirteen years ago working her way up from kennel assistant to veterinary assistant. During this time she enrolled her dog Quincy in puppy kindergarten at Tails-U-Win, a dog training center owned by Leslie Nelson. From there she became more involved at Tails-U-Win assisting in the Family Dog Program and also other dog sports such as dock diving, agility, and Rally Obedience. For the last four years she has co-taught three classes each week with Leslie. In the meantime, Jessica transferred from our Marlborough office to our Middletown office. She became the manager of Doggie Daycare at Pieper’s Sit, Stay, and Play around seven years ago. She will now be utilizing her knowledge and experience in dog behavior to help grow our dog training program here at Pieper-Olson. She will be offering Puppy Kindergarten and Family Dog classes. Outside of work she participates in a wide variety of dog activities with her German Shepherd Dog named Cole. Jessica and her husband Joe also share their home with their Pomeranian named Marilyn.