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Puppy Training

Want to get your puppy started on the right paw? Our puppy training classes are a great way to prevent problems from starting, teach social skills, good manners, and a positive attitude about learning. We want to teach you how to teach your puppy so he wants to listen and earn praise!

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How It Works

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Each week, we cover different topics, practice around distractions, and work with you, wherever you and your puppy are at in your training. We'll do a warm up to get the puppies attention, then talk and cover some topics, then have the puppies practice.

 

Puppy class is for:

  • Introducing training

  • Socialization

  • Problem prevention & solving

  • Relationship building

  • Building your puppy's attention span

  • Teaching self control, patience, and acceptance

Some of the topics covered in puppy training classes include:

  • Using your Voice

  • Treats

  • Training tools

  • Teaching puppy their name

  • Watch me

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Stay

  • Housetraining

  • Leave It

  • Give & Tug

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Walk Nicely on Leash

  • Social Manners

  • Come

  • No Barking

  • Accepting Handling

  • No Bite

  • No Jump

  • Fear

  • Adolescence

  • Fun Games & Puzzles

  • Problem Solving

Class is a combination of talking and answering questions and plenty of time to practice with supervision. We want your puppy to get accustomed to working around distractions! We also want to make sure that you're practicing well, so that at home and on walks, you can get your puppy to do anything you ask.

Let's start raising the coolest dog ever---yours!

Class Information

Where:

760B Sycamore Ave, Vista 92083

Sessions:

1 hour a week for 6 weeks

Dog Age Requirement:

Puppy must be between 10 and 16 weeks of age to begin this course. Puppies older than 16 weeks are ready to enroll in a Basic obedience class.

Price:

$150

Class Rules:

  • A maximum of 5-6 puppies per class

  • A maximum of two people per dog​

  • Please bring training treats for your dog (small, like pencil eraser size)

Additional details:

  • Registration and payment must be completed prior to first class meeting.

  • Bring your puppy on leash and whatever collar you're currently using

  • No retractable or "flexi" leashes please

Requirements to attend:​

We recognize that puppy owners have to weigh the risks of socialization against their puppy’s vulnerability to disease.

  • Two sets of vaccinations and a first deworming are required prior to attending.  Please bring proof with you to the first class.  A vet receipt is fine.

  • We also ask that puppies be kept up-to-date on vaccines throughout the class.

  • If your puppy shows any signs of illness, please keep your puppy home and let us know how your puppy is feeling.

  • We maintain contacts with many veterinarians in the area to stay up to date about any local health concerns.

 

We have set the criteria for attendance in our puppy classes based on position statements from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association (JAHA), the American Kennel Club (AKC), and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB). All of these organizations encourage owners to attend group classes with their puppies to promote socialization behavior and help prevent behavioral problems.

 

"Puppies go through a sensitive period of socialization when they are uniquely prepared to benefit from exposure to social opportunities," said AVSAB president, Dr. E. Kathryn Meyer.

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