NCAL North Country Animal League

Dog Training Program

Join North Country Animal League’s six-week dog training classes starting in February 2024!

Every Saturday, we offer two classes tailored to different age groups. At 9:30 AM, bring your puppies aged 6 months or younger (at the start of the class) to “Puppy Skills 101” for a fun and educational experience that builds a healthy behavioral foundation. At 11:00 AM, we have “Life-Skills 101” for adult dogs, 6 months and up, focused on real-life training applications, helping them be their best selves in their homes and out in the world.

Each class only has six spots available and runs for approximately 1 hour, conducted by the highly experienced Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Steph Du Preez, with over 15 years of expertise, particularly in shelter and adopted dogs.

North Country Animal League Central Vermont

Unleash the potential in your furry friend!

Puppy Skills 101

Is your pup 6 months or younger (at the start of class)? Bring them to Puppy Skills 101 and watch them thrive!

Join us on Saturday mornings at 9:30 AM as our Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and professional dog trainer, Steph Du Preez, guides you and your young pup through an engaging and educational program, establishing a solid behavioral foundation for a happy and healthy life.

Life-Skills 101 Class

For dogs 6 months and up, who need to work on real-life skills that help them succeed in their home and in public, our Life-Skills 101 Class at 11:00 AM is the perfect fit. Steph Du Preez brings over 15 years of dog wrangling expertise, specializing in shelter and adopted dogs.

This class is designed to help your canine companion be their best self, addressing foundational skills and enhancing their overall well-being.

Spaces are limited, with only six spots per class. If you are interested and classes have filled up, please contact us at


Classes run for approximately 1 hour each, ensuring an effective and enjoyable learning experience for both you and your dog.

Spaces are limited, so don’t miss out! Sign up now to secure your place in these exclusive classes. Invest in your dog’s well-being and strengthen the bond between you and your furry friend.

NOTE: First week of classes is for owners only- NO DOGS. We will use this time to set expectations, inform you on what to bring to class, and answer any questions.

These classes are not appropriate for aggressive or reactive dogs.