Puppy K

Puppy K – (age: 8 weeks to approx 16 or 20 weeks) 6 classes – first class without the dogs, remaining five classes are with the dogs.$180.00 for the 6 weeks.

Please do not wait until your pup is 6 months old or until they have the full series of 3 sets of shots. As long as they have their first set of shots (DHLPP), they can safely be around other dogs. If you wait until 6 months of age, you are missing out on critical early socialization and that time can never be regained. For the safety of others, if you’ve rescued your puppy or gotten the pup from a breeder, I require proof of a clean fecal before you sign up for class. (to rule out worms, coccidia and giardia – all highly contagious diseases).

The start of focus and eye contact, name response, sit, down, stand, the basics of stay, come, loose leash walking, handling for groomers and vets, and “sit for petting” (versus jump on strangers). Answers to those annoying puppy behaviors will be addressed and the last 10 minutes of each class is devoted to puppy playtime. Read the new position paper from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior on Puppy Socialization and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior on Humane Dog Training. Why you don’t need to wait for the full set of shots.

To see class schedules here.
Pre-registration is required, and follow the instructions to complete registration. Be sure to read all three pages and sign and initial where indicated in red.RegistrationForm

See below the video clips for more papers on the correct socialization of your pup.

“It’s easier to build up a puppy than try to repair a dog.” author unknown

$180.00 for 6 weeks. First week is without the dogs, remaining 5 weeks are with the dogs.


Socialization article from Gazette
social dvm article
importance of socializing
Good Start
Dr Yin social list
Becker socialization