Puppy Training Classes

Guelph's Training Program for Raising Happy Social Puppies

A place to socialize and train your puppy in a safe and controlled environment. Start classes any week!

In addition to training a foundation of behaviours that your puppy will rely on throughout their life, this program also focuses on fostering a strong bond between you and your dog. 

Healthy socialization before 16 weeks of age is vital in preventing future behaviour problems in adult dogs. American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior puppy socialization statement says: “Incomplete or improper socialization during this important time can increase the risk of behavioural problems later in life including fear, avoidance, and/or aggression. Behavioural problems are the greatest threat to the owner-dog bond. In fact, behavioural problems are the number one cause of relinquishment to shelters. Behavioural issues, not infectious diseases, are the number one cause of death for dogs under three years of age.” 

Learning Outcomes

  • Healthy socialization with sounds, objects, people, other dogs  
  • Managing and preventing puppy chewing and nipping
  • Responding to name
  • Polite leash walking
  • Nose targeting and recall (coming when called)
  • Mat/crate training
  • Healthy play behaviours
  • Leave-it and Drop-it
  • Dog body language and understanding how dogs communicate
  • Accepting necessary handling
  • Polite greetings with people and dogs

Who is this program for?

Puppies between 8 and 16 weeks of age.

Socialization is the most important thing you can offer your puppy at this young age, do not miss out on the opportunity to help them gain confidence and trust in their surroundings.

Your puppy learns every second that they are awake, regardless of if you are actively training them. This specialized puppy program is an opportunity to introduce polite manners before less-desired habits take over.

Help your puppy to enjoy offering polite behaviours, and set them up to become happy family companions.

For extra convenience and flexibility, you can begin classes ANY WEEK:

  • With our classes you can start any week (depending on registration levels), no need to wait for weeks for the next course to start.
  • Register online (below) and you will receive a link to start with our FREE online orientation webinar.
  • Our class sizes are small, the maximum is 4-5 puppies per class, which ensures INDIVIDUALIZED ATTENTION. 
  • If you miss one class, we will schedule a makeup class at the end of your program.

Schedule

Take a look at our calendar for the days and times that these classes run. These classes take place at our training school, located at 52 Victoria Road South in Guelph

Pricing and Registration

Six-session program: $215 + HST

Please read our Training Philosophy and Group Class Policies before registering.

How to get started

Simply complete your REGISTRATION FORM. You will be notified once your registration has been accepted.

Discover the difference in your dog, get started today!