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Become a S.T.A.R. Puppy®

Get you and your new puppy off to a great start in the American Kennel Club S.T.A.R.® (Socialization, Training, Activity, Responsibility) program with professional dog trainer Linda Weniger. She will teach you and your pup basic commands, leash training, socialization skills, reacting to distractions and more. All breeds up to one year are welcome (please bring proof of current vaccinations). Your instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy® test at the end of the course. Upon passing, you will get an application to send to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy® Program. The registration fee is for one adult and one puppy.

Dog Grooming

Learn how to properly bathe and brush your dog's coat, clean ears, brush teeth and clip nails. Instructor Linda Weniger will also teach you about the different tools to use on different coats of hair. You will leave class knowing just what you need in order to have your pooch looking like he or she has been to the doggie spa. Take this chance to learn from a professional; you will be glad you did. Do not bring your dog to class.

Dog Manners 101

Are you having trouble getting Rover to stay off the furniture? Is Spot digging up your yard? Learn techniques to keep paws off of you as well as your new chair. Learn to avoid frustration with proven techniques that manage unwanted behaviors. You will be able to teach your pet manners in a safe, rewarding way. Linda Weniger has been working successfully with Rovers and Spots for over 40 years. Do not bring your dog to this class.

Dog Obedience, Basic

Do not be taken for a walk anymore! Come learn all the proper techniques for training your dog using positive reinforcement. A basic skill will be taught each week such as the heel, sit, stay, come and down commands. Learn the tricks to solving behavior problems. Dogs DO attend all sessions. Trainer Linda Weniger has over 40 years experience in all-breed training. Please bring proof of current dog vaccinations to first class. The registration fee is for one dog and adult.

Dog Obedience, Intermediate

This class follows up after Basic Obedience. Dogs learn more difficult commands, fine tune, tricks, distance, hand signals, distractions, duration, & following commands off leash. Proof of vaccinations are required at the 1st class.

Grooming with Electric Clippers

Learn to groom your dog at home with professional trainer Linda Weniger. She will teach you what tools to purchase (clipper blades, combs, brushes, etc.) and how to use them properly. Learn how to groom your dog safely from start to finish. Not only will it help your wallet but also your dog will feel less stress being groomed at home. Do not bring your dog to this class.


Imagine a game that is a cross between tennis, ping pong and badminton. Sound strange? It's pickleball, a cross generational sport you can enjoy with your entire family! Come learn basic fundamentals, strategy and much more. "Pickleball rocks" says instructor and pickleball ambassador Sandra Carrillo, a retired teacher who conducts clinics city wide. Wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. Do not buy a paddle for a class until you learn the importance of choosing the right paddle for you. A $5 ball fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.

What Was Here Before? Walking Tour

San Antonio is always changing, but sometimes it is enjoyable to learn what buildings and businesses once stood along our streets. We will see an impressive number of “before and after” photos from across San Antonio representing dramatic changes to the urban landscape. How many can you remember that are now gone? This is a new walking tour. Begin in front of San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza.

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