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Taking puppy socialization classes is like “vaccinating” against serious behavior problems.  The primary focus of this class is socialization.  In addition, our experts will be there to answer your puppy-related questions and guide you through this important phase of puppy development.    

We have rolling admissions so you can start as soon as your puppy has been examined by a veterinarian and has at least one distemper-parvo vaccine.  Puppies must be up to date on all vaccinations based on their age when starting class and throughout the course.  Puppies can start class up until 14 weeks of age.

Experts agree, puppy socialization is THE most important thing you can do for your new puppy to give them the best start in life!

Click this link to see what veterinarians say about early socialization for puppies:

American Society Veterinary Animal Behaviorists Position on Socialization

What makes our Puppy Socialization Class different?

Our puppy classes are led by a team of highly trained experts consisting of our Certified Professional Dog Behavior Consultant and Trainer, Jennifer Pennington, CDBC, CPDT.  In addition to being experts in all things puppy, including socialization, training and behavior, Jennifer Pennington is Silver Certified in Stress- Free Handling.   We believe puppy class should be led by the most experienced and educated professionals, given what’s at stake during this critical period of development that sets the stage for your puppy’s entire life.  If you are looking for experts, who will be there for you, every step of the way, who maintain the highest level of professional standards and ethics, are committed to using only the most up-to-date, scientifically sound methods of training, information and advice, then sign up today!

Basic Manners and Adolescent Skills

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Students who complete all 6 classes will:

  • Play fun games in class
  • Full easy to follow training plans
  • Get access to Intermediate/ CGC class


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Got kids AND a dog?  You need FAMILY TRAINING!

Ready to turn your dream picture of the perfect family dog into a reality?  

We have ALL the tools and support you’ll need to make it happen.  

Check out the video to find out about our specialized fun, effective and 100% positive family training package.

Puppy Primer 1

For Healthy Puppies ages 9-14 Weeks in age at start date.

Saturdays @ 9:15 AM - Rolling Admission

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Thursdays @ 6:45 PM - Rolling Admission

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Skills - Adolescent

Puppy II

7 Weeks (First Class no dog)

Saturday 3/14/2020 @ 10:30 AM
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Basic Manners 

7 Weeks (First Class no dog)

Saturday 3/14/2020 @ 11:45 AM
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Canine Cognition

Can your dog read, copy you, see colors? Find out with your dog in this fun-filled science class!


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CCC Level 1

Connection Cooperation Control


6 Weeks

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6 Weeks


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LEAD WITH FUN Dog Training

In-Home Training Registration

 Consultation (Required for New Clients) 90 minutes $190
 Private Training - We coach you in your own home.

 Family Dog Training - 6 sessions for the entire family! $595
 Day Training - Let us train your dog while you are at work. 


Puppy Primer 1 Classes for puppies start age 14 weeks and younger Rolling Admission ($195 for 5 Weeks) 

Puppy 2 Adolescent Class For puppies older than 15 weeks of age to a year ($215 for 7 Weeks)

Basic Manners for dogs of any age ($215 for 7 Weeks)

Intermediate - Dogs who passed Basic or Puppy II ($190 for 6 Weeks)