Puppy Manners

Taught by Kristina Ackerman, your puppy will proceed to our Puppy Manners class designed for puppies 4 to 6 months of age after successful completion of Puppy Kindergarten.  Puppy Manners class consists of 2 separate classes – Impulse control I and Loose Leash Walking I.  Both classes are 1 hour long in duration (see schedule below). They can be taken together the same time or separately,  in the order of your choosing. 

Impulse Control  I

Where dogs start to take their first steps in learning self control, they will learn Sit-Stay, Down-Stay with added duration and distance, begin Go to Mat/Place training (which is a prerequisite for future near the door manners training in Puppy Jr. High), Leave it, Drop it, polite manners for feeding and continue to address and work with problem behaviors like jumping up, barking, nipping, etc.  

Loose Leash Walking I  

Where dogs learn the basics of Loose Leash Walking indoors. This class gives both Owner and dog the knowledge of how to work on both ends of the leash as a team. Leash manners is not about just what to do when your dog pulls but how to stay connected and teach the “relationship based” walk.     

Class Information:


Completion of Puppy Kindergarten (from Oscar’s Pet Resort or an equivalent program) DHPP, Rabies and Bordetella vaccinations (Proof from veterinarian required)


  • Impulse Control I $125 (cash price) Held for 1 hour weekly for 5 weeks
  •  Loose Leash I  $100 (cash price)  Held for 1 hour weekly for 4 weeks

ALL Vaccinations and Payment must be completed (1) one week prior to the start of class.  Please call credit card payment to 717-397-0726 or mail check and/or vaccinations to Oscar’s Pet Resort 521 Willow Road, Lancaster PA 17601.  Fax 717-397-0731.

Class Schedule:

**For classes marked “FULL”, please feel free to send your name and contact info to be placed on a Wait List to https://www.oscarspetresort.com/contact/ or call 717-397-0726. We make every attempt to open up more classes if we have the requests and need. **

Impulse Control  I

FULL April 17, 20241Wednesday4:15 – 5:15 PM
FULL April 24, 20242Wednesday4:15 – 5:15 PM
FULL May 01, 20243Wednesday4:15 – 5:15 PM
FULL May 08, 20244Wednesday4:15 – 5:15 PM
FULL May 15, 20245Wednesday4:15 – 5:15 PM
FULL April 23, 20241Tuesday7:45 – 8:45 PM
FULL April 30, 20242Tuesday7:45 – 8:45 PM
FULL May 07, 20243Tuesday7:45 – 8:45 PM
FULL May 14, 20244Tuesday7:45 – 8:45 PM
FULL May 21, 20245Tuesday7:45 – 8:45 PM
May 22, 20241Wednesday4:15 – 5:15 PM
May 29, 20242Wednesday4:15 – 5:15 PM
June 05, 20243Wednesday4:15 – 5:15 PM
June 12, 20244Wednesday4:15 – 5:15 PM
June 19, 20245Wednesday4:15 – 5:15 PM
May 28, 20241Tuesday7:45 – 8:45 PM
June 04, 20242Tuesday7:45 – 8:45 PM
June 11, 20243Tuesday7:45 – 8:45 PM
June 18, 20244Tuesday7:45 – 8:45 PM
June 25, 20245Tuesday7:45 – 8:45 PM

Loose Leash Walking I

April 10, 20241Wednesday7:30 – 8:30 PM
April 17, 20242Wednesday7:30 – 8:30 PM
April 24, 20243Wednesday7:30 – 8:30 PM
May 01, 20244Wednesday7:30 – 8:30 PM
April 11, 20241Thursday4:30 – 5:30 PM
April 18, 20242Thursday4:30 – 5:30 PM
April 25, 20243Thursday4:30 – 5:30 PM
May 02, 20244Thursday4:30 – 5:30 PM