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Give your puppy its best start.  Although your young puppy has a short attention span, its capacity to learn is huge….greater than at any time in its life.  Your puppy will be learning 24 / 7.   By beginning training early, you can help your puppy learn what YOU want.  PREVENT problems rather than trying to fix them later.

Article on puppy socialization

Puppy Start Right is FUN (video)

 Puppy Start Right (8 - 16 weeks old)   Start ANYTIME

Improper or incomplete socialization between 3 and 18 weeks can increase the risk of behaviour problems later.  And yet, your puppy is NOT safe to go out and socialize just 'anywhere' until its second vaccinations at 12 or 13 weeks.

We all know about the importance of "socialization"--but what is meant is NOT exposure to dogs but rather successful, happy experiences with a variety of sounds, surfaces, sizes of people, other animals....basically everything the dog will experience later in its life.

We offer SAFE indoor puppy classes for puppies age 8 - 16 weeks who are healthy and have had their first set of vaccinations and have a health certificate signed by your vet.   Everything possible is done to minimize the risk of disease while puppies benefit from exposure to:

  • different people
  • new experiences, surfaces, sounds objects
  • strategies for making vet visits stress free

(Video of puppies learning to remain in crates and come out of crates to owners, even when there are other puppies around.)

Owners will learn about

  • house training, chewing, nipping, crates, socialization, preventing problems before they start

We will work with you and your new pup on:

  • name recognition, crate games if you want, leash training, jumping up, playing, sit for everything, handling for the vet and more.
This class gives you and your puppy a great start to a life together before starting more formal training in obedience start right.

What students have said about this class:

"Yesterday we did a meet and greet with a new vet.  I wanted to share with you an amazing compliment I received from her.  She wanted to send a wonderful Thank You! to you for the amazing training you provide puppies.  My puppy was just a gem for her.  She was much more relaxed [than she had been before].  She allowed the vet to check her ears, feet, pretty much touched her everywhere and B. did not even flinch.  She kept her chin resting in my hand.  This is your warm fuzzy for today"


Cost is $110 including tax for 4 weeks; ongoing class, start anytime. 

Pre-registration is mandatory.                      Contact us for more details

If you prefer, Love 2 Play also offers IN HOME training for young puppies (8 – 14 weeks).

Contact us for more details.