posted: by: Shirley Thompson, CPDT-KA, Puppy Class Instructor Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

Winter is slowly coming to an end and the threat of bad weather is all in the past.  It's time to celebrate the arrival of spring by signing up for our new session of our Next Steps Puppy Manner Class. Our "Looking Forward to Spring" session will start on Wednesday, March 6.  This 6 week session is open to dogs that are at least 4 months old and older.  Classes will meet for an hour once a week on Wednesday’s for 6 weeks.  We offer two different time slots you can attend, 1pm or our 8 pm session.


It is Animal Medical Center's goal to help make training a part of your everyday life with your dog.  We want dog owners to see how simple and fun training can be and how patience, consistency and a deeper understanding of a dog’s behavior can lead to a happier, healthier and harmonious household.  Our classes promote training methods that are kind, gentle and have an emphasis on building a relationship with your dog.  


The skills that will be taught in class are: sit, down, wait, stay, leave it, drop, come when called, walking on a loose leash, teaching focus exercises and learning self-control.  We will also address any concerns that owners bring to class regarding their dog’s behavior.


The registration for the 6 week session is $135 and all graduates of our First Step class receive a $10 discount. For questions or to register for class call the office (610-489-8982) or email Shirley at

Shirley Thompson, CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed)

 Class Instructor

Professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers

Member of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians