That cute little puppy got you chasing your tail? Learn all you need to know to survive (and enjoy!) puppyhood, and watch your puppy grow into the well behaved adult companion you look forward to. We cover:

  • Basic Obedience to get your puppy focused and following your directions, and to confidently walk your puppy anywhere you need to go
  • Problem Solving to make short work of house training, to stop your puppy from using you– and your furniture– as a chew toy, and to make greeting new people a breeze
  • Problem Prevention to ensure your puppy grows into an adult dog you can truly enjoy– friendly, relaxed, well behaved, and fun.



Puppy Class Details

Requirements: Puppy Preschool is for puppies under 4 months of age at the start of their first class.  Puppies are not required to be fully vaccinated to attend this class.  They should receive a minimum of 1 set of vaccines at least 7 days prior to attending their first class and should be kept up to date on vaccines throughout class.  Puppy Kindergarten is the next stage of training for puppies under 7 months of age at the start of their first class.  If you are not a previous client, a virtual goal setting session will be requiered.

Missed Classes: We will certainly miss you if you are unable to attend a class. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds or discounts for missed classes.

What you learn: How to have your dog walk calmly anywhere, be polite when meeting new people, comfortable playing with other dogs, lie down while you watch TV or even while you eat dinner.  Lastly, puppies will learn how to be comfortable being examined at the vet office or groomed at the groomer.  All classes include basic obedeince cues and off-leash play time.




Barking Beauties Pet Salon
8247 La Mesa Blvd.
La Mesa, CA 91941
(619) 461-7200


Puppy Preschool: Wednesdays at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Open Enrollment

Puppy Kindergarten: Wednesdays at 7:45 – 8:30 p.m. Open Enrollment


Puppy Preschool: 5 consecutive weeks

Puppy Kindergarten: 4 weeks that can be completed in 6 weeks


Puppy Preschool: $150

Puppy Kindergarten: $125


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Class Options

Private Training

If the group class environment does not fit into your schedule, or your puppy is too old for the class, Out N’ About Dog Training offers private training in the comforts of your home that covers all the topics presented in the group class, but in a time frame that fits your schedule.

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We Make Puppyhood Easy!

Comments from graduates of the Puppy Class:

The instructor is great and has complete knowledge of all aspects of a dog.  Julie is Fantastic!  Her methods work and it’s all done with kindness.  There are no questions that Julie can’t answer; everything from training to nutrition, grooming and beyond.

– Sheryl and family

I liked the idea of clicker training because it really helped the training get started. The class helped Tank improve every week and I’ve noticed he is far more advanced than other puppies his age. The instructor worked very well with the pups! We had fun and Tank has improved greatly, than you!

-Priscilla and Tank

What was most beneficial about the class was socializing with other puppies. The class helped with distractions, meeting new friends and learning basic training skills. The instructor knew what she was talking about, was very organized, friendly and helpful.

– April and Leroy

Thank you very much for the class. My dog is well behaved and very responsive to commands. The instructor was knowledgeable and accessible. I would recommend this class to a friend.

-Joseph and Marley

(My dog) listens better and walks better. I loved that the instructor knows what she is talking about and knows information about different breeds. I sure would recommend this class to a friend.

-Andrea and Wonder Mutt

The homework assignments were helpful because they provided detailed information about training procedures. Puppy play time was very helpful because (my dog) doesn’t have lots of dogs nearby. I already recommended the class to a friend. The instructor is very approachable.

-Linda and Apple

I liked that the instructor used positive reinforcement and no punishing. The class was very helpful.

-Lisa and Bridget

I really enjoyed the class and would recommend it to a friend. Our dog has more focus. Thank you!

-Lileana and Indy

The instructor was excellent and it was a great class!

-Annie and Elvis

Thanks so much! I feel like I came in with an unruly puppy and came away with a sweet responsive “best friend!” Yes, yes! The instructor was very personable, not judgmental and made me feel like I could do this! She had an excellent disposition and good control.

-Chris, Don and Sarge

I feel prepared and knowledgeable as a dog owner and trainer. My dog has a longer attention span. She looks for direction and guidance from me – “what’s next Ma?” I really enjoyed coming to class and thought it was great. Julie is in complete control and so professional and friendly. She really impressed me from the start!

– Jenn and Tiki

My dog is much more calm and pays attention to commands more. The homework assignments gave me bonding time with my dog and were very informational. Thank you very much for all the great information! We’re going to miss you.

-Jessica and Luna

I’ve never trained a dog before. The class helped me to be a better owner. The instructor knew her stuff!

-Mark and Luke