ABC Obedience Training and Supplies
2458 Boston Post Road | Guilford, CT  06437 | 203-458-2223 (ABCD)
Office/retail hours: Mon 3-6 • Th 12-6 • Sun 11-1 | Training hours by appointment or class schedule.


Refunds/credits gladly given if class is full, so please feel free to register online.
Otherwise, classes are non-refundable, please check your schedule carefully 

We limit class size to give you more personal attention!

and 2018 START DATES
classes are held the same day each week consecutively unless holiday or skip week
Day of week 
Start Dates (for each 5 week class)
week 1 meets WITHOUT dogs
Sundays 4 pm

2018: 1/28, 3/25, 6/10, 8/5, 9/30, 11/18

Tuesdays 6:30 pm (wk 1 at 6 pm)

2018: 1/30, 3/13, 5/8, 7/10, 8/28, 10/16, 12/4

Thursdays 6:00 pm

2018:  1/25 (was 1/18), 3/8, 4/26, 6/14, 7/26, 9/13,   10/25, 12/13

in the event of weather cancellations or holiday/holiday weekends, class will be postponed
to following week until all weeks are completed

If class is "added" or start date is not listed on form for some reason,
please choose class time as "misc" and write in start date shown here


  • For puppies 12-18 weeks old
  • Critical developmental time when puppies temperaments are formed
  • Early learning AND socializing!
  • Positive reinforcement!
  • Entire family welcome! (adult must hold leash)
  • 5 week class/$129 + tax
  • Sign up for Beginner Puppy too and receive $20 merchandise certificate!


  • Don't miss this critical learning stage of puppyhood!
  • Combines socialization AND actual early learning of commands
  • Prevent problems before they happen!
  • Basics include: sit, down, loose leash walking, coming when called (its best to imprint a solid recall as early as possible to create a pup that ALWAYS comes when called, no matter what!)
  • Other skills: Attention, handling, targeting, "leave it", polite greetings, effective redirection to prevent housebreaking accidents and destructive chewing.
  • Prevent chewing, nipping, jumping up
  • Housebreaking tips
  • Handling and safety-issues (your veterinarian and groomer will thank you)
  • Puppy psychology, communication and timing
  • Supervised free-play for proper socialization (prevent potential frustration/aggression issues later)
  • Obstacles for fun and confidence
  • Entire family welcome to attend and work with pups
  • Not all Puppy Kindergartens are the same!  Trust your pup's education to the experts.

Please check your schedules carefully, class fees are non-refundable and not transferable to other services or merchandise. We are happy to send you the homework or make-up sessions may be purchased for weeks 2-6. If we have another class open available for the week missed, you may be able to attend that class instead.

Puppies should be on schedule with vaccinations in accordance with your veterinarian's recommendation.  Every veterinarian has different views, please be sure before you register.  Remember, puppies don't come to class until the second week.  Feel free to call us if you have any questions.

Combine with the next step, Beginner Puppy and get $20 merchandise certificate when you register at the same time or by week 2 of your class

To Register:

  • Click here or on secure online registration button and submit online

  • Click here to download a printable registration form. Once completed mail it (address above) or bring it in during our office hours ($169 + 6.35% CT sales tax = $179.73)

  • Call during store hours to register by phone

  • Visit us during our office/retail hours and complete form