Puppy Class Registration
Our Class Schedule
We welcome new puppies to join us where space is available.
Each class is a separate lesson and the price is pro-rated for the number of classes remaining in a set.
New classes starting in January.
Wednesdays -6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Jan. 15, 22, 29. Feb. 5, 12, 19.
Wednesdays -10 to 11 am
with Melanie and Emily
Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18, 30, Jan. 8. Full.
Tuesdays -6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Dec. 17, Dec. 22 (Sunday) at 4:40 pm., Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28. Full.
Thursdays -6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Dec. 5, 12, 19, Jan. 2, 9, 16. Full.
Wednesdays -6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18, Jan. 8. Full.
“ Thank you for your patience and understanding during our puppy class. We learned a lot from your class and I appreciate your intuitive sense and knowledge of dogs. We will tell everyone of our wonderful experience in your class and hopefully they can benefit also.
Thank you again Bonnie.”
Jane and Taka
"I wanted to sincerely thank you for all the classes and help with Willow. She responds so quickly to positive reinforcement. I’m so glad we found your classes - the only other experience I had with training a dog was 30+ years ago when my family rescued a border collie mix - our trainer at the time had us snapping the choke chain to correct him. I’m so sad to think how wonderfully he would have learned and how much better our relationship would have been, had we known the techniques that you teach."
Carla and Willow
Course dates are staggered, with openings every few weeks to better accommodate each puppy's precious socialization period.
For puppies under 16 weeks of age at the start of classes.
Classes are held at #101 2430 King George Blvd. Surrey.
6 x 1 hour sessions - $240 includes GST. ($228.59 + $11.43 GST)
Small class size - 6 puppies maximum in a class.
Generous support - 2 to 1 ratio with instructor and assistant trainers.
Time for all your puppy questions to be answered.
Puppies must have a veterinarian health check and first puppy vaccinations, before coming to the first class. Records must be shown on arrival to first class.
1) Socialization to people, dogs, sounds, objects, body handling. (including play)
2) Problem prevention and early solutions (housetraining, puppy biting, jumping up etc.)
3) Basic foundational obedience (sit, down, stay, come, go to your mat, leave it )
Weekly real-life socialization challenges, such as the living room, kitchen, grooming studio, veterinarian visit, cafe, etc.
Contact us for more information or to register for puppy classes.
For puppies over 16 weeks, we have private training and teen classes.
Raising Puppy Right
What is Socialization?
Socialization is the process through which your puppy becomes comfortable with his environment.
Up until 3 to 4 months of age, your puppy's brain is open to everything he comes across, the so-called socialization window. After that, he's genetically pre-programmed to become wary of new things, making it much harder to shape him into an easygoing, friendly adult dog.
That's Why Early Socialization is So Important
Early socialization is like a behavioural vaccination for your puppy. When successfully carried out it significantly decreases the chances of your puppy fear or aggression.
But Is It Safe?
Better vaccinations have dramatically reduced the risk of your puppy contracting a disease from another puppy. We don't recommend taking him to the dog park before he is fully vaccinated, but it is much safer than it used to be for your puppy to play with healthy, partially vaccinated puppies.
In fact, the risk of a dog being relinquished to a shelter or even euthanized because of a behaviour problem is far greater than the risk of him contracting a serious disease from another puppy.
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