Puppy classes

Based on the book, Social, Civil and Savvy: Training and Socializing Puppies to Become the Best Possible Dogs by Laura VanArendonk Baugh. These small classes provide an opportunity to expose your puppy to new things in a safe environment, learn how to train effectively, and ask questions of an experienced breeder whose has raised many well-mannered puppies.

Central West End Animal Clinic
4131 Lindell, 63108
Tuesdays, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $125 for 5 weeks paid to Come Click! LLC
Register by calling the clinic at 314-329-0004

Introductory Programs

Bring your dog and learn how to get started with positive reinforcement clicker training. This program alternates between lecture and hands-on training with time for individual questions and discussion.

Ask the Trainer at Kingsbury Animal Hospital
420 Skinker Blvd N, 63120
One Thursday a month, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $25 paid to Kingsbury Animal Hospital
Register by calling the hospital at 314-721-6251

Meet the Trainer at Central West End Animal Clinic
4131 Lindell, 63108
One Thursday a month, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $25 paid to Come Click! LLC
Register by calling the clinic at 314-329-0004

Training Skills

These classes are designed to teach you the skills to train your dog to do anything it is capable of doing. The focus is on the trainer skills rather than on what the dog is learning. Classes are on a five week cycle, but admission is rolling, so you may start at any point in the cycle. The starting level is offered Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.

The skills practiced in these classes can be used in any type of training. Pet owners enjoy learning how to communicate more effectively with their dogs. People who participate in dog sports have an opportunity to fine-tune their training skills for even greater success. Handlers are required to use positive reinforcement although they may use a marker other than a clicker. Prong collars, slip collars and retractable leashes are prohibited.

Humane Society of Missouri Best Buddy Center
11660 Administration Drive 63146 (corner of Page and Schuetz)
Fee: $125 for 5 weeks paid to Come Click! LLC
Register by contacting Come Click! LLC
Prerequisite: Introductory program (See Ask the Trainer and Meet the Trainer above) or Private Lesson

In-Home Training

Lucy (and often an apprentice) will come to your home for private training.
Main area of service is within about five miles of Forest Park. For locations outside this area there may be a fee for additional travel time.
To initiate an appointment complete the Questionnaire at Come Click! Dog Training or call (314) 973-5191.

Fee: $100 per hour. Payment by check or cash is expected at the time of service.

Options include:

Behavior Solution Starter Conference

  • Learn how to communicate with your dog to get the behavior you want and manage your dog to prevent the behavior you do not want.
  • How would you like your dog to behave?

Individual Coaching

  • Support in teaching your dog whatever you need it to know.
  • How would you like your dog to behave?

Finding a New Companion

  • Bringing a new dog into your life is similar to getting married. Avoid the pitfalls of a mail-order bride and identify a companion who will be compatible to you and your lifestyle.
  • How would you like your dog to behave?

Preparing for a New Companion

  • Avoid confusing your new friend by setting up for success before the day of arrival.
  • Prevent unwanted behavior and reinforce desired behavior from the very first moment in your home.
  • How would you like your dog to behave?

Aptitude Testing (for 7-week old pups)

  • Breeders can learn about the individual characteristics of each puppy in a litter. This information can help place puppies in the home best-suited to each puppy and each new owner.