Puppy School

4-week program

Suitable for puppies aged 8 – 16 weeks

In our Puppy School program we will focus on socialization with people and other dogs while learning proper play behaviour. We will also cover bite inhibition, house training, as well as get started on basic manners such as leash walking, name recognition and greetings with people. 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. 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
  • Bite Inhibition
  • Housetraining
  • Body Handling
  • Crate Training
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Puppy Zen
  • House Training
  • 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 1 person per puppy can attend class
  • Mandatory for all attendees to wear a mask
You will need to bring the following items to class:
  • Mask
  • 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).
  • Your puppy’s dinner (don’t feed dinner prior 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.


Alpine Dogs takes our responsibility of operating in a safe manner during COVID 19 very seriously. All attendees of in-person classes will need to follow and adhere to our policies:

  • Maximum of 1 person per dog allowed to attend class (due to rising Covid numbers locally)
  • Face masks are mandatory for all participants
  • You will be set up in a station that will be a minimum of 2 meters from other students
  • All contact areas and equipment will be sanitized prior to and between classes
  • If you may have been exposed or are not feeling well, please stay home

Upcoming Classes

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