FREE Puppy Socialization Classes
Raising a confident, well-adjusted puppy isn’t all ‘sit,’ ‘stay,’ ‘roll over.’ There are two sides to it: puppy socialization and puppy training.
Socialization is much more than just letting your pup play with other dogs. It means introducing them to new sights, sounds, and experiences so they build positive associations with the world around them. Puppy socialization is the key to raising a happy, adaptable dog.
Then, there’s the training side of things. Just like human children, puppies are eager to learn! Teaching them manners and skills from a young age can build a foundation for a lifetime of learning.
Two Options for Empowering Your Puppy
Puppy Socialization Classes
Take advantage of our FREE Puppy Socialization Classes for any puppy younger than 16 weeks old. Taught by our training team, this Saturday morning drop-in class can help your puppy learn new things, develop good communication skills, and burn off some energy. Plus, our trainers are happy to offer their advice for any of the hurtles you might be dealing with at home.
WE ARE UNFORTUNATELY NOT OFFERING PUPPY SOCIALIZATION CLASSES RIGHT NOW.
WE WILL OFFER THEM AGAIN WHEN THE THREAT OF COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) HAS PASSED.
Puppy Obedience Training
Schedule a FREE one-hour training evaluation with one of our trainers! They’ll get to know you and your pup, develop some goals for a training program, and help you get started.
Day Training Programs
Let your puppy train and play while you’re at work! Our puppy day training programs include play during the day with several breaks for training. They’ll learn manners and skills with our training team and proper play and socialization skills during daycare.
Our doggy daycare includes an all-seasons play pavilion, so pups get time outside all year round. During the warmer months, daycare dogs also get to play in Canine Cove, our one-of-a-kind dogs-only water park. We also offer valet services and extended hours for all training clients.
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Manners and Skills Training
At Petropolis, we don’t just teach ‘obedience.’ Instead, we teach manners and skills your dog needs to be a polite, happy members of your family. Our trainers can work with your to decide what’s most important for your dog to learn - from basics to more advanced life-saving skills – and develop a program to help you reach your goals.
Socializing your puppy at a young age is vital to their growth and development. When you introduce a puppy to new sights, sounds, and experiences and help create positive associations with these things, you set your puppy up for a lifetime of confidence. Plus, early socialization helps prevent unwanted behaviors later in life like reactivity, anxiety, fear of loud noises, and attention seeking behaviors such as excessive barking or jumping.
Puppy Potty Training
As a new puppy parent, your first priority is probably potty training your puppy. Our training team is here to offer support and advice as you tackle house training at home. We’ll advise you on a good schedule for your puppy’s potty breaks and how to reward them for doing their business outside. Plus, we’ll keep your pup on a potty training schedule while they’re here with us.
Whether or not you plan on crating your dog while you’re out of the house or at bedtime, we suggest crate training your puppy at an early age. Crate training is useful for car rides, when guests come over, and in emergency situations. We’ll help teach your puppy that their crate is a safe, relaxing place so they’ll feel comfortable with it for the rest of their life.
Stop Puppy Biting
While it may seem cute at first, puppies biting during play can quickly become frustrating. If you have kids at home, it can even be dangerous. Our training team can help stop puppy biting and teach pups to play gently with both people and other dogs.