The Animal Clinic of Milford’s Basic Puppy Life Skills and Obedience classes are now available. We offer two days of training; Janis on Wednesdays and Jeff on Sundays. These classes are for puppies up to twelve months of age. Jeff Mastropetre trainer, behaviorist and problem solver will guide you and your pup through this essential six-week course. Jeff possesses the drive, skill, and commitment to work through the toughest training challenges. Our training classroom is specifically designed for canine education and exercise. Animal Clinic of Milford provides the highest quality of education and training for pets and owners. Please choose the class that works best with your schedule.

Sundays by Jeff Mastropetre

Tuition Cost: The six-week course is $250.

Registration: Space is limited. Please call us at 203-882-8311 or email to reserve your spot.

Six-week life skills and obedience training program curriculum:

  • Home management and life skills through the use of house rules, verbal commands, and corrections.
  • Training equipment recommendations.
  • House training handout with explanation.
  • Crate training handout with explanation.
  • Remedies for puppy curiosity barking and nuisance barking.
  • Mouthing, biting and begging solutions.
  • Uninvited jumping solutions, including doorway greetings.
  • Stealing and chewing solutions. Including drop it and leave it commands
  • Systematic socialization through confidence building exercises (Sight, sound, and touch stimulation).
  • Stress free Animal clinic and grooming visit preparation.
  • Safe and effective strategies for greeting friendly strangers and dogs in public.
  • Leash manners/loose leash walking and leash handling techniques.
  • Sit and stay under distraction in a real life situation with and without treats.
  • Go (give me space or go lay down please)./ Down stay introduction/ Realistic and reliable recall training

Wednesday Evenings by Janis Copes

Meet Your Trainer: Janis Copes, ABCDT
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Beginner I
Please join Janis Copes, ABCDT from Escape the Crate, LLC for this informative 6 week course designed to help you, the handler, learn how to get the behavior you want from your dog using force free positive reinforcement techniques. Lessons will include teaching sit, down, come, stay and walking on a loose lead. The goal is to teach your dog to be a polite family member.

Beginner II
Please join Janis Copes, ABCDT from Escape the Crate, LLC for this 6 week course designed to help you refine the skills you were taught in the Beginner I Class, or equivalent, using force free positive reinforcement techniques. Lessons will focus on walking on a loose lead, come, stay, polite greetings and working with distractions.

Contact Information:
Animal Clinic of Milford
100 Gulf Street
Milford CT 06460

Phone: 203-882-8311