Say goodbye to the dog days of summer. It’s September and back-to-school season is in full swing. Make the transition to fall a fun one by enrolling your dog in an obedience class. As the days get shorter with less time for playing in the park, you’ll find obedience is a great way to bond with your dog indoors. Here’s a round-up of puppy kindergarten and obedience classes taking place in Brooklyn this fall.
Cheeky Dog Doggie Day Care in Dumbo
- Puppy Kindergarten on Tuesdays 7-8 pm for 6 weeks, starting September 28 and Sundays 10-11 am for 6 weeks, starting October 3
- General Obedience on Tuesdays 8-9 pm for 6 weeks, starting September 28 and Sundays 11am-noon for 6 weeks, starting October 3
Classes are led by Anthony Newman, Certified Pet Dog Trainer and Certified Canine Behavior Counselor of Calm Dog Energy Training.
Monster Mutt in Cobble Hill
- Puppy and Adult Classes on Sundays starting September 12 at 12pm and 1pm. Also on Mondays, starting September 27 at 8pm and 9pm. Lasts four weeks.
Sessions are led by Renee Payne, CPDT-KA owner of Walk this Way Canine Behavior Therapy.
Empire of the Dog with locations in Fort Greene and Williamsburg
- Basic Obedience on Sundays starting September 12 at 11:15 am at Unleash Greenpoint. Lasts 6 weeks
- Puppy Kindergarten on Sundays starting September 26 at 10:00 am at Unleash Greenpoint. Lasts 6 weeks
- Small Dogs RULE! on Sundays starting September 26 at 9:30 am at Kiki’s Dekalb-Fort Green. Lasts 6 weeks.
Denise Herman is the founder and head trainer for Empire of the Dog.