Camp Dog Works
"Where Pets Become Partners"
(828) 697-2604
                                        CAMP DOG WORKS
Serving the Carolinas since 1992
(828) 697-2604
Puppy School
January 2019 Gila Monster Puppy class.  Maureen and new pup on left.

Puppy school emphasizes play and socialization with other puppies and people. It is critical for young pups to learn to play and communicate with other dogs. We offer a supervised environment for play with other similar pups. Your pup will be gently handled by other members of the class. We begin with basic training techniques, teaching you how to train sits, downs, and recalls, while providing general pet care lectures and answering your questions about puppy training: housebreaking, crate training, mouthing, biting, etc.
Class Dates
     All 6 lesson courses are $100.
Maureen's Next session: 
Email or call  to set up a  private lesson time.

A June session will be offered on June 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, & 25.

Puppy classes, for dogs 5 months and younger, will be offered at 2 PM as well as 7 PM on a Tuesday/Thursday schedule. The Pup class focuses on socialization and conquering puppy problems such as housebreaking, mouthing, and a good start to reliable recalls.   

 Level one pet obedience for dogs 5 months and up will be offered 6 PM. The focus is good stays, recalls and leash walking.  

 I am offering a fun class for dogs that have started obedience: Trick class at 1 PM.  The focus is on shaping behaviors with clickers. You can use a verbal marker in place of the clicker if you want.  You can pick a trick to train and I will also assign simple actions to shape to improve your behavior modification skills. Doing this kind of training in a group helps gain control of your pet in distracting situations, making you more important to your pet than the dog next to you, as well as the farm distractions of sheep, lambs, ponies, and chickens.
Privates  with Maureen are available year round. click here to contact Maureen. She will be happy to answer general questions about classes via email.

Class application download.  Do not forget to include your instructor as well as class dates and times.

Dog Works training policies

What will I need to bring to Puppy School?
      • A chair
      • Several kinds of soft food treats
      • Water bowl
      • 4-6 foot leash, flat buckle collar
      • Walking shoes that work in sand
      • Some classes will be taught outside on fenced field during good weather. Bring sun and/or bug spray if you need it in the summer.
      • BUILDING IS NOT HEATED. WEAR LOTS OF WARM CLOTHING.  Dog Works is closed when Henderson County schools are closed.

How do I sign up?

Class Application

To reserve a spot in any class
, you must download the class application  pdf, (printed registration form) fill out, send in along with your $100 class fee and shot record. Checks will be deposited after the first class has met.   Always include your class dates, times, and instructor on your application.  An additional $5 handling fee is charged for any class fee handed in during the first class. You will receive an email notification within a few days of us receiving your application .