Puppy Training Classes
Start NOW to Prevent Behavior Issues Later
Current research shows that the most important time for puppy socialization is the first four months of life. It’s critical that your puppy is exposed to a lot of new experiences during this developmental phase, so enroll your pup as early as 8 weeks old.
- Potty Training
- Basic Manners
- Loose Leash Walking
- Play Biting
- And Much More….
Puppy Start Right Preschool is open enrollment, so you can begin right away and enroll your pup as early as 8 weeks old! This course will give you the knowledge and foundation necessary to help your puppy blossom into a wonderful adult dog companion. We will cover socialization, how to shape appropriate puppy behaviors, and how to prevent future behavior problems. This class is divided into 4 themes. Before each theme is covered in class, owners will watch an informative video to help get them ready for hands-on learning.
Puppy Start Right Weekly Themes include
- Health and Handling
- Wheels and Children’s Toys
- Obstacles and Sounds
- Costumes and Appearances
*Learn more about socialization from American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. Puppy Start Right is a program developed by Karen Pryor Academy with Veterinary Behaviorist Ken Martin and Debbie Martin.
Puppy K-1 is a class for puppies who have completed Puppy Start Right Preschool or for those who are starting after 16 weeks of age. This class covers basic manners, obedience, socialization, and play. Join us to keep your puppy on track!
*After completion of Puppy K-1, puppies are eligible to take the American Kennel Club S. T. A. R. Puppy Test at no additional cost. Read more from the AKC about this valuable program.
Puppy Drop-in & Play
Puppy play is a vital part of learning for young dogs. Play teaches them to be comfortable with other dogs, people, and new environments. In this class, enthusiastic puppies will learn to tone down their interactions when appropriate, and reserved pups will become more confident. Developing confidence and good social skills during puppyhood sets the foundation for a friendly and well-behaved adult dog.
We provide an environment where puppies feel safe, have fun, and get tired out! Our expert trainers will answer any puppy parenting questions that you might have, so come ready to play and learn too!
Puppy Enrichment Class
Is your puppy shy in new places?
Are they nervous meeting new people or new dogs?
In this class, we provide safe and fun exposure to a variety of things that sometimes worry young dogs. To build their confidence, each week we will slowly introduce things like skateboards, unusual scents, atypical surfaces, people wearing various clothing, children, noisemakers, food puzzles, pre-recorded sounds, and more!
No specific obedience behaviors, like sit or stay, are taught in this class. It’s all about encouraging your puppy to be brave & explore!