All group classes meet for one hour each week on the same day/time from when they start.
Puppy Beginner Training
6 week course $215
This six week course is an introduction to most things puppy. The puppy training classes cover the basics of potty training, puppy handling, socialization, and introduces foundational life skills such as sit, down, come, etc. Classes meet for one hour each week on the same day/time from when they start.
Class Requirements: Puppies ages 8 weeks up to 18 weeks with proof of up to date vaccinations (email a copy before you attend), sign and send waivers of liability. Class spots are limited to 3 puppies and one person per puppy (for two handlers wanting to attend), and please read our client commitment and refund policy!
Pssst for those puppy planners. . .you can enroll in Puppy Intermediate as well. Just be sure the Puppy Intermediate class start date is after you have completed your Puppy Beginner class!
6 week course $215
This six week course is a continuation of the puppy skills introduced in Puppy Beginner. The classes focus on puppies' growing bodies, the "teenage years," and getting continued focus and follow through in an ever distracting world. Classes meet for one hour each week on the same day/time from when they start.
New Behaviors: Recall from "squirrel" distractions, Wait, down/stay, leave it, on leash manners while dealing with strangers.
Class Requirements: Attendance to Puppy Beginner (or permission from trainer), up to date vaccinations for your dog (email before your first class), must be 14 to 18 weeks old to begin class*, sign and send waivers of liability.
*If your dog is older but finishing up our Puppy Beginner classes they can join! If you are not sure, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Puppy Playgroup
psst, it's free!
Enjoy 30 minutes of puppy socialization for free here at You and Your Dog Training & Services and once a month at Milford Veterinary Hospital. During puppy playgroup your dog learns the vital skills of healthy play etiquette, visual communication, bite inhibition, and for an added bonus, they go home tired!
Prerequisites: Read the Rules of Free Puppy Playgroup, Puppies ages 8 weeks up to 5 months, with proof of up to date vaccinations (email a copy before you attend), sign and send waivers of liability. Playgroups are limited to 4 puppies and one person per puppy (for two handlers wanting to attend)
Registration required for both locations so please sign up to reserve your spot. The first calendar below is for You and Your dog. The second calendar below is for Milford Veterinary Hospital.
If you are still unsure of the benefits, following are the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior's position statement and studies showing the benefits:
- AVSAB Position Statement on Puppy Socialization.
- Frequency of CPV infection in vaccinated puppies that attended puppy socialization classes.
- Evaluation of association between retention in the home and attendance at puppy socialization classes.
Thank you to all who donated to keep our puppy playgroups free for 2020! If you appreciate this service and want to pay it forward to future puppies here is the link to do so.
Now hosting free playgroups at Milford Veterinary Hospital!
Space is limited and registration is required.
While we cannot guarantee the outcome of our work with you and your dog, the good news is that many behaviors are very responsive to behavior modification. Dogs are animals and each is an individual with their own personality, genetics, socialization, and history. Being animals, we cannot guarantee the final outcome, only that we will do our absolute best to ensure a good outcome for all parties involved. We pride ourselves on being open and honest and we will always do what is best for you and your dog.