Puppy Obedience and Socialization

German Shepherd S.T.A.R puppy

Welcome to the GSDCMSP Puppy Class

Socialization, training, and owner education are important for every dog, but are even more critical in the development of a German Shepherd Dog. That is why the German Shepherd Dog Club of Minneapolis and St. Paul offers socialization & obedience training classes to teach you how to train your dog. A key benefit to this class is that the owners are surrounded by other GSD owners as we discuss GSD issues and solutions.

The puppy Socialization & Training class is designed for puppies between 2 and 6 months of age. Core components of this class are: controlled socialization, collar and clicker training, positive reinforcements/treats, learning about the different imprinting stages of a puppy/dog as it ages, preliminary obedience, and how to address housebreaking, nipping, chewing and barking problems. Each week the dogs are involved in structured socialization and are introduced to new and unique stimuli.

The Benefits of Training Your Puppy
Training classes teach you how to best communicate with your puppy. Organized training classes also provide an opportunity for your dog to socialize with other dogs. Training is the most effective way to teach practical skills.

How It Works
You attend this class with a German Shepherd puppy up to 6 months old for 8 weeks in duration. Sessions are 45 minutes long from 6:00 - 6:45PM.

Each Session – 8 classes: Members $125 / Non-members $150

Contact Training Director if you have questions: Terry Berg at training@gsdcmsp.org

The German Shepherd Dog Club Training classes are held at:
Animal Inn Training School
8633 34th St N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042
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Fill out the training application form and then send check payable to GSDCMSP to
Terry Berg, 6321 Concord Ave S, Edina MN 55424

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Puppy Class

Attention: PayPal is now available for training classes
Please check class availability before making any obedience class PayPal payments.

Follow these steps when paying online:

  1. 1st   Check class availability by emailing Terry Berg at training@gsdcmsp.org
  2. 2nd  Fill out application and save
  3. 3rd   Use the PayPal buttons and follow PayPal instructions
  4. 4th   Attach completed Application and PayPal receipt to one email and send to contact provided on application.
  5. Incomplete forms and missing attachments will not be processed

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