Puppy School

4-week program

Suitable for puppies aged 8 – 16 weeks

In our Puppy School program, we focus on how to handle common puppy challenges including puppy biting, house training, crate training, home alone time, as well as get started on basic manners such as leash walking, name recognition and greetings with people. We also focus on how to properly socialize your new dog and coach you on recognizing good dog play skills. Get off to a great start with your new family addition in this fun and positive puppy class!


Puppy Socialization and Vaccinations

The primary and most important time for puppy socialization is the first three months of life. This means attending well-run puppy classes is advisable before your puppy is fully immunized. Click on the link below to read the Positioning Statement on puppy socialization by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour.

Puppy Socialization Position Statement

All you need to know

What we’ll cover in this program:
  • Socialization; Why, What & How
  • Puppy Biting
  • Housetraining
  • Body Handling
  • Crate Training
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Puppy Zen
  • Home Alone Time
  • Attention & Focus Games
  • Puppies must be aged between 8 – 16 weeks
  • All puppies must have completed their first round of vaccinations prior to their first day of class
  • We require proof of vaccinations and health report from your vet
  • Maximum of 2 people per puppy can attend class
  • Mandatory for all attendees to wear a mask
You will need to bring the following items to class:
  • Your puppy wearing a harness and/or a nylon collar (no chain collars please) as well as a regular nylon leash (no retractable leashes please).
  • A portion of your puppy’s dinner (feed 1/2 regular dinner amount before coming to class) along with some yummy higher value food rewards that you know they like.
  • Treat pouch or fanny pack for hands-free training
  • Chew sticks (bully sticks) or frozen kong to keep your puppy occupied for portions of class where we are not working with them
  • Bed or mat for your puppy
  • Water bowl & water
Cancellation policy:

We require 48 hours notice to withdraw enrollment in a class. Class registrations are non-refundable. When appropriate, we can offer a credit transfer to one of our other services that must be used within 60 days of purchase.


Upcoming Classes

April Sessions // Whistler

When: April 7 | April 14 | April 21 | April 28

Where: Myrtle Phillips Community School, 6195 Lorimer Rd
Time: 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Instructor: Saundra


Still have more questions?

Schedule a FREE 15-minute Discovery Call to learn more about how we could tailor a package to suit you and your dogs needs.


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