Puppy Training

Get Your Puppy Off to a Great Start!

Puppy services are for puppies under 16 weeks old. You can sign up for a puppy class, take in-home private lessons, or choose both with our Puppy Combo Package!

Puppy Class

Start this socialization and learning experience as soon as your puppy has received the second round of puppy vaccines. No waiting with our flexible class schedule.

Private Puppy Training

We come to your home with expert solutions for all things puppy: house training, puppy biting, chewing, crate training, and more.

House Training Workshop

A one-hour workshop for successful house training, whether you have a new puppy or an older dog who needs extra help. This people-only event is offered monthly.

Get the help you need now with a private lesson in your home, then continue your pup’s training and socialization with our four week puppy training class.

Puppy Combo Package

$250 | In-Home Lesson & 4 Week Puppy Class!

Get help right away with a private lesson at your home, followed by attendance at puppy class. Receive expert guidance on house training, socialization, crate training, preventing separation anxiety, and managing puppy biting. Start training your puppy in your home, then move on to puppy class after the second distemper/parvo vaccination. Package Includes:

  • One Hour private lesson in your home
  • Four weeks of Puppy Class (see below)
  • House training booklet
  • Follow-up email support if problems arise

Cost: $250

Schedule your home visit and get started soon!

Puppy Class

$120 | 4 Weeks

Puppies will learn Come, Sit, Down, Attention and beginning Leash Manners. Get help with common puppy issues such as nipping, chewing, jumping and house training. Each class includes practice to help your pup enjoy handling for vet and groomer visits.  They will explore new surfaces, sounds, and objects, and get experience meeting new people and healthy pups in a safe, sanitary environment. Puppies are paired with compatible playmates for carefully supervised play breaks during class.  This class is ongoing with a rolling enrollment: you can start any week there’s an opening. Class size is limited to 6 puppies. Families are welcome. If you are bringing more than one child under 8, please bring another adult to supervise the kids. Remember to bring your shot records for admission to your first visit.

Please review Info & Policies before enrolling.

Classes meet weekly, start any week.
Cost:
 $120 for four weeks.  Additional week $30.

Puppy Class FAQ

WHEN CAN WE START?
  • When your pup has lived in your home for two weeks without illness
  • When your pup has received the second set of puppy shots (often listed as dhpp, dhlp or dapp), at least one administered by a veterinarian. Please provide written proof with dates.
  • We keep the studio sanitized for your pup’s health and safety.
WHO CAN ATTEND THIS CLASS?
  • The whole family is welcome.
  • Kids over 8 are encouraged to participate in training
  • Kids under 8 require an additional adult to help supervise, so you can focus on your puppy.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
  • Visit our scheduling page.
  • Choose the start day/time, and click Sign Up.
  • You will be enrolled in 4 classes.
  • You can pay online or call with a credit card.
  • You’ll receive an email confirming your registration, with reminders about what to bring.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU MEET?
  • You and your pup attend class once a week for four weeks
  • Each class is 50 minutes long
  • You select the day and time when you register for the class and attend the same class each week
WHAT IF I MISS A CLASS?
We hope you’ll make puppy class a priority for this first month of your puppy’s education. If you must miss a class:

  • Let us know and we’ll try to find an open spot for you in another class
  • Puppy classes generally stay full; please try to attend on your scheduled day
  • Please note, class fees are not refundable. (If your pup must drop out due to injury or illness, please let us know. With verification, we may apply a partial credit toward future training.)
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO CLASS?
  • A healthy, hungry puppy
  • Vaccination records are required for admission to your first class
  • Treats, a plain collar or harness and a 4′ or 6′ leash. Please, no retractable leashes. Chain, prong or electric collars are not permitted in class.
SHOULD WE WAIT UNTIL PUPPY HAS HAD ALL SHOTS?
Puppy Socialization is effective between 3 and 14-16 weeks of age, so don’t delay! For more info on the benefits of early socialization, please read the Puppy Socialization statement by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. If you’re still not sure, we can bring the training to you with in-home private puppy lessons.

Private Puppy Training

$100-150/hour

Puppy training at your home can be scheduled as soon as your puppy arrives, regardless of vaccinations.  We work on whatever is most important to you – house training, puppy “biting”, manners, coming when called, crate training – you set the priorities and we provide the information and how-to.  You’ll receive hands-on instruction, written lesson plans, and follow up email support as needed.

You can schedule as many sessions as you wish.  Many clients schedule weekly or every other week sessions as their puppy grows and changes.  Often just one lesson will get you off to a great start, and you can then enroll in group classes for additional training.

In-Home Training Cost: $150/hour (within 30 min drive from our location)

In-Studio Training Cost: $100/hour (must meet health requirements)

You’ll enjoy the convenience of flexible scheduling and your puppy will love our force-free methods.

House Training Workshop

$25 | 1 Hour | People Only

Frustrated that your puppy doesn’t let you know when she needs to “go”? This one-hour workshop covers all the techniques for achieving a reliably house-trained puppy.

Includes a free booklet on house training.

For humans only, no puppies attend this workshop.

My nine year old daugher and I lacked direction with our two new puppies. Marie worked well with both of us as well as was a wealth of helpful information to make us realize we could in fact mold our fabulous new puppies into our lifestyle. They are well on their way to being well mannered dogs.

–Eleanor W.

This was the best class I’ve ever attended with my dog. Marie is an excellent instructor, giving quick feedback and clear instructions. My dog has progressed beyond my expectations. Do the homework and you won’t be disappointed!

–Kerri F.

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