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Puppy Program I - Foundations

The puppy program is appropriate for new puppies ages 8 to 16 weeks! We focus on establishing a foundation to set your puppy up for long-term success. 

Many people don't know that the puppy socialization period occurs primarily before the puppy reaches 16 weeks. During the socialization phase, "puppies are primed for bonding to other animals and individuals, for learning that objects, people, and environments are safe, and for learning what the body cues and signals of others mean... Puppies who do not get adequate socialization during this period tend to be fearful of unfamiliar people, or dogs, or sounds, objects, and environments (Dr. Sophia Yin)." It is easy to accidentally reinforce unwanted behaviors, and that is why it is important to socialize your puppy and reinforce good behaviors as early as possible! Lessons will be held at your home and/or in outdoor settings.

All lessons are customized for you and your dog. 

4 (50 min) sessions

Topics covered:


Crate Training




Basic Puppy Manners

Mental Exercise vs Physical Exercise