Live Puppy Class via ZOOM

Our seven-week open enrollment Puppy Class is an important tool in helping your puppy grow to be the best dog he can be. Beyond just basic commands (those are covered too!) we focus on manners and behaviors to strengthen your bond and set your puppy up for a lifetime of success. Along with the training, we mix in the hows and whys of the socialization process, which I believe to be the single most important thing you can do as a puppy parent. 

This open enrollment model the total number of skills and concepts are the same as in a traditional class, except rather than building week by week, all parts of each skill are taught in a single unit (class). You can start your seven classes on any week and participate in the seven units no matter what unit is being taught live that week.

Starting Off on the Right Paw Video (prerequisite) and Remote Puppy Class

Saturdays at 11AM - $150

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Starting Off on the Right Paw video alone $50

Starting Off on the Right Paw - An Introduction to Puppy Training

Prerequisite video for open enrollment Puppy Class.
  • Socialization. What is it and why is it so important?

  • Puppy Body Handling. 

  • Intro to Marker Training

  • Reinforcers

  • Life With Puppy

  • Puppy Chewing

  • Stop your puppy from doing things you don't want them to do? Teach them what to do instead!

Unit 1:  Greetings

Puppy Meeting People

Skills​

  • Puppy Zen

  • Prompted and Unprompted Attention

  • Sit

  • Develop People as a Cue to Sit

Socialization: Ways to greet puppy and for puppy to greet people.

  • Greetings and Exploration

Puppy Play: Using their Noses

  • Find It Games

Unit 2:  Guests

How to handle your puppy with visitors

Skills​

  • Puppy Zen

  • Prompted and Unprompted Attention

  • Down

Socialization:  Household noises

  • How to help acclimate our pups to vacuums, etc.

Puppy Play

  • Follow Game

Unit 3:  Kitchen

Cooking and eating with your pup

Skills​

  • Puppy Zen

  • Prompted and Unprompted Attention

  • "Come" using the Get It Game

Puppy Play

  • Tug

Unit 4:  Grooming

Toes and ears, coated and non-coated husbandry

Body handling:  One body part each day

 

Skills​

  • Puppy Zen

  • Prompted and Unprompted Attention

  • Teaching Touch

Socialization:  Grooming tools and noises

  • clippers, grinders, blow driers

Puppy Play

  • Tug and the Off Switch game

Unit 5:  The Vet

Creating positive veterinary visits

Skills​

  • Puppy Zen

  • Prompted and Unprompted Attention

  • Down/Settle

  • Eye Contact

Puppy Play: 

  • Teaching Touch

Unit 6:  The Walk

Management, teaching, and options

Skills​

  • Prompted and Unprompted Attention

  • Name Game

  • Loose Leash Walking

  • Stop and Go Game

  • Stealing and Object Exchange

Puppy Play: Using their Noses

  • Find It Games