Puppy First Grade / Post Graduate (6 Classes)

  • Thu, March 08, 2018
  • 8:15 PM
  • Canine Learning Center 1526 Massachusetts Ave. (Rt. 111) Boxborough, MA


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This course continues the "manners and citizenship" education begun in Puppy Kindergarten.  These classes are for older Golden Retriever Puppies, Adult Dogs and Owners.  Classes are open to all breeds and mixed breeds as space is available. Classes are held once a week for six weeks.  Fee: $130. 

Enrollment Requirements: Your puppy must be on an age appropriate vaccination protocol in cooperation with your veterinarian.  Please bring a statement from your Veterinarian to the first class indicating your puppy is on a protocol. 

For additional information about Puppy First Grade / Post Graduate classes, please contact Doreene Marchesseault at 508-485-4919 or email: deacondoe1@verizon.net 


Give advice on correct socialization and training techniques

Offer help with puppy behavioral problems

Let you know about spaying, neutering, breeding, showing, etc

Describe grooming, healthcare, safety, etc 

Explain how to communicate effectively with your puppy 

Notify you about the Golden Retriever breed in general, Golden clubs and events

Show you how to train your puppy to be a retriever


This is a unique opportunity for you and your puppy/dog to meet, train, and interact with other Golden Retrievers and their owners, under supervision of experienced and knowledgeable Yankee Golden Retriever Club members. The class is open to all breeds and mixed breeds, with preference given to Golden Retrievers.


  • You need a buckle collar—3/8"-5/8" wide—leather or nylon webbing. The leash must be 6' in length—3/8" to 5/8" wide— either leather or nylon/cotton webbing. Please do not use a retractable leash or choke collar. Dogs must be on leash at all times.
  • They must be exercised in, and remain in, the grass area by the driveway. You must clean up after your dog, both inside and outside. Supplies are provided.
  • The floor is covered with rubber matting to prevent slipping, but low heeled shoes are a necessity. You may find yourself on or close to the floor a good part of the time. Washable, casual clothing is recommended.
  • We encourage all family members to attend. Your family and puppy/dog will benefit if all receive the same information and training instructions. Children who want to come are welcome, and are often the best trainers, but please don't make children come.
  • If your puppy/dog is not feeling up to par on class night, please leave him or her at home, but you should attend to keep up with class material.
  • If the weather is bad, training classes will not be held.  If you are unsure, call 774-249-1956 after 4:00PM on class day for information.  A makeup class will be scheduled.  

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