Your Pet’s Home Away from Home
Every Saturday at 11:00 am.
Classes run continuously and new pups can start whenever they're ready.
Beginning in June 10, 2023 Puppy Class time will change to 8:00am
They can start classes up to 8 weeks old. Must have first set of vaccines.
8 weeks or older: $175 for 6 classes
Classes after the first 6 are $30/class
They may also move onto basic obedience classes.
Want to Learn More About Dog Behavior?
There are two great books by Ian Dunbar, a founder of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and animal behaviorist. They are:
Also check out the Dog Star Daily for more information on dogs.
What do Puppy Classes En-tail?
Puppy classes are geared towards socialization more than obedience training. We get them used to different people, dogs, situations, and strange objects. They will get to work on bite inhibition, house training, and other puppy issues. We work on some obedience along with different grooming issues and building trust for you and others to handle them in different positions.
These classes will help your puppy with vital learning stages in their development. Helping your puppy grow into development stages makes a huge difference in their life and well-being.
Your puppy needs to be exposed to a wide variety of people before they are 13 weeks old. Well-socialized puppies grow up to be wonderful companions, whereas antisocial dogs are difficult, time-consuming, and potentially dangerous. Your puppy needs to learn to enjoy the company of all people and to enjoy being handled by all people, especially children and strangers. As a general rule of thumb, your puppy needs to meet at least a hundred people before he is three months old.
Puppies need to learn bite inhibition by 18 weeks. Puppy class and doggy daycare are good places to learn that. When they bite other puppies too hard and no one wants to play with them, they catch on fast! Dog jaws are very powerful and if they don't learn to moderate their jaws, they can be dangerous as adults.
Before they come to class they need their first distemper combo vaccination, a bordetella vaccination, Canine Influenza and a fecal.
Please call 540-439-PAWS (7297) or go to Forms page to get a registration form for your dog.
Mail or bring in the form with a check for $150.00 for the class and a copy of your dog’s vaccination record.