Puppy Good Start Program

for puppies 8-16 weeks at start of class

Summer Schedule: Wednesday evenings from 7:15-8:15 
$25 per drop-in session or $140 for 6 class meetings
Full tuition includes a free harness- a $18-$32 value!

* Preregistration is required and ensures we have class materials ready for you on your first day.
* Puppies can start 10 days after their first round of DHLPP vaccinations.
* Classes do not need to be attended consecutively.
* All family members, including children, are welcome to come!

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Puppies are wonderful but overwhelming, endearing but challenging, easy to love but completely frustrating at times. Socialization and behavior guidance is essential to shape your pup into a well-behaved and confident adult dog.

Socialization helps your pup learn to feel safe around all the different people, places, dogs, sounds, and objects in our busy, urban world. Behavior guidance teaches your pup that calm, polite behavior is the key to getting access to all good things.

The trainers at Fuzzy Buddy’s have developed a thorough puppy training program to help you succeed in raising a dog who is well-socialized and fun to live with. Research on challenging behaviors in adult dogs has helped us design homework and class exercises that encourage good canine and human habits from the beginning.

Class exercises include:

  • Handling experiences: Different ways of being touched by different people to help your pup get comfortable with all the crazy, sometimes rude, things that vets, groomers, kids, visitors, and strangers will want to do to him in the coming years.
  • Calm behaviors: Behaviors like “Wait” and “Sit” will help your dog practice self control and frustration tolerance.
  • Polite greetings: Jumping up to say “Hi” is often reinforced by the happy humans who want to meet your cute puppy. We’ll practice four-on-the-floor greetings and work toward an automatic sit-to-greet.
  • Socialization: Exposure to new sights, sounds, people and dogs will expand your pup’s comfort in the world. Fearful pups will get special coaching as we increase their confidence.
  • Supervised puppy play times: Both humans and puppies will get feedback and coaching on good puppy play manners.
  • Basic manners: Skills such as leave it, drop it, and walking politely on leash will be practiced.
  • Help with common challenges: Guidance will be provided for handling puppy biting, house-training issues, and chewing

 
$25 per drop-in session or $140 for 6 class meetings
Full tuition includes a free harness- a $18-$32 value!

Preregistration is required and ensures we have class materials ready for you on your first day.

Enroll Online

See Full Class Schedule Here