Puppy Training

A safe place for your puppy to learn and grow!

We offer unique puppy programs unlike any other that can include our Puppy Discovery Socials, and Puppy Group Classes. You can choose to enroll your puppy in any or all of these! 

Our Puppy Best Beginnings Level 1 class is our foundation group puppy class. It is a 6 week class and we will work on teaching puppies basic manners and obedience training.  Our Puppy Discovery, Enrichment and Social exposes puppy to a wide variety of items to ensure early confidence building and problem solving. We strongly encourage people to do both our Best Beginnings puppy classes as well as our Puppy Discovery, Enrichment and Social classes. In fact, if you are waiting for your puppy class to start, the Puppy Discovery Class will kick start your training.

If you would prefer to have a trainer come to your home, email Martha@dodgersPaws.com

$195, 6 weeks (60 min)

For puppies 9 weeks to 1 year at the start of class. 

 

This is more than just a positive reinforcement puppy class - this is a quality program that will give you and your puppy a great start together!  This program is designed to provide you and your puppy with an introduction to the basics, begin to develop important socialization skills, and provide necessary enrichment experiences, all in a positive and safe environment. Puppies will learn behaviors such as sit, down, stay, leave it, come and more. In addition, challenging puppy behaviors such as mouthing, handling, jumping up, potty training, and grooming will be discussed.

Don't forget to sign your puppy up for our specially designed Drop off Discovery Socials for their best possible start!

 

Proof of one DHPP vaccine given one week prior to the start of class and puppy must have been in their home for a minimum of 10 days.   Vaccine records must be emailed to Martha@DodgersPaws.com

There are no make ups for missed classes. 

All classes are following our COVID-19 guidelines, you can see the most recent edition here.

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$315, 6 weeks (60 min)

For puppies 9 weeks to 20 weeks at the start of class 

This is a semi private class and will only have 2 puppies in the class.  This option is great for best friends who just got puppies and want them to grow up together & people who want a more intimate (yet socially distanced) class setting.  This class is not ideal for families who have adopted litter mates.  We suggest that each puppy attend separate classes when you have litter mates.

This is much more than a puppy class - this is a quality program that will give you and your puppy a great start together!  This program is designed to provide you and your puppy with a personal introduction to the basics.  

We begin to develop important socialization skills, and provide necessary enrichment experiences, all in a positive and safe environment. Puppies will learn behaviors such as sit, down, stay, leave it, come and more. In addition, challenging puppy behaviors such as mouthing, handling, jumping up, potty training, and grooming will be discussed. 

There is POTENTIAL for play in this class due to the limited number of puppies in the class.  The play will depend on if the puppies are comfortable with each other and that may change week to week.

Proof of 1 DHPP vaccine, given at least 7 days prior to the start of class is required. Please email a copy to Martha@dodgerspaws.com

You puppy must have been in your home for 10 days prior to coming to class.

There are no make ups or refunds for classes once registered. 

Class will follow our Covid -19 rules. You can find the latest edition of them here

PLEASE NOTE: If the timing of the offered semi private classes does not fit your schedule needs, please contact us and we can see if a more convenient time is available.
 

$195, 5 weeks (60 min)

For puppies 5-10 months at start of class, who have already completed a level 1 class or with instructor approval. This class is designed to be taken after Best Beginnings level 1, and is designed for our older puppies heading into adolescence. We will build on behaviors learned in your level 1 class as well introduce some new skills. Focus will be on building reliability, impulse control exercises, controlled greetings with people and other dogs, and more. 

**Dogs must be dog and people friendly. This class is not appropriate for dogs that bark or lunge at other dogs**

If your dog has not completed a level 1 class, please email Martha@DodgersPaws.com to see if this is an appropriate class for you and your dog.

Proof of DHPP & Rabies vaccines required. 

There are no make ups for missed days for these classes.

Classes may be postponed due to heat or smoke. 

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Puppy Discovery Class - Enrichment Social - DROP OFF EDITION!

$25, 1 session (45 min)

For puppies 9-16 weeks 

Your puppy deserves the very Best Beginning in life!


Our enrichment and socialization sessions are specially designed to provide your puppy a safe place to explore, have essential enrichment opportunities and socialize with other young puppies.
Enrichment, through exposure to novel objects, sounds, textures, noises etc. is critical in the first 8-16 weeks of a puppy’s life. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

For puppies 9-16 weeks of age only. 

**Please note that some puppies will not have an appropriate play style for this social.**

 

There are no make up sessions for this class and no refunds without 48 hour notice


Proof of one DHPP vaccine given one week prior to the start of class and puppy must have been in their home for a minimum of 10 days. 

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Tween Puppy Skills Class 17-22 weeks

$25, one session (45 min)

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

For puppies 17-22 weeks of age (or with instructor approval)

Your puppy is now a pre-adolescent! They are growing fast, their play style is changing and they are showing more independence and confidence. 

Now that they have graduated from a play class, this class will focus on providing you and your puppy with polite social skills, including on leash greetings, and the ability to ignore other dogs and people and focus on YOU. The class will include some reactivity prevention exercises as well. 
This is the time to create good social habits and a strong bond with your puppy. 

Puppy must have been in your home for at least 10 days and proof of DHPP vaccine given at least 7 days prior to class is required. 

45 minutes

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