Puppy Training

The foundation built during puppyhood will help shape your adult dog’s personality and temperament, improve your bond, and prevent behavioral issues before they ever begin. We developed Houston’s first, extensive, puppy-focused training programs in 2010 under the guidance of our mentor, Dr. Ian Dunbar, who revolutionized dog training when he designed the world's very first off-leash puppy class. It is our mission to educate new puppy owners and local veterinarians on the importance of early puppy training.

When should you begin socializing and training your puppy?

“The Primary and most important time for puppy socialization is the first three months of life. During this time puppies should be exposed to as many new people, animals, stimuli and environments as can be achieved safely and without causing over-stimulation manifested as excessive fear, withdrawal or avoidance behavior. For this reason, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior believes that it should be the standard of care for puppies to receive such socialization before they are fully vaccinated.”

Read the AVSAB position statement on puppy socialization in its entirety HERE.


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Puppy Training Package

Training a new puppy is a wonderful adventure, but can also be quite a challenge.  It requires time, consistency, and education. We can help guide you through The Puppy Challenge with our comprehensive Puppy Training Package.

For $395 this package includes:

- 1 Private Lesson: A private lesson can help you prepare before you get your puppy, or address specific needs such as potty training and nipping after you get your puppy.

Puppy Class Part One: 6-week group class

- 1 Puppy Social  

Please note: Private lessons that are purchased in conjunction with the Puppy Package must be scheduled before the puppy turns 6 months old!


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Puppy Class Part One

As Houston’s Original Puppy Experts, we offer a truly unique puppy group class that you won’t find anywhere else. For pups from 8-20 weeks, this very popular class is taught utilizing multiple off-leash training & socialization sessions, resulting in practical, real-life training. Puppy Class Part One will undoubtedly be one of the most useful and fun dog training classes you will ever take!

Upcoming Class Dates:

August 18th - September 29th @ 1:15 pm

September 15th - October 20th @ 10:45 am


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Puppy Class Part Two

Early puppy training is as easy as it is enjoyable. Much more challenging though, is to ensure that your puppy maintains bite inhibition, remains socialized and friendly to other dogs and people, and continues to pay heed to you instructions while working through adolescence. Puppy Class Part Two re-introduces everything you learned in Puppy Class Part One and takes it all to the next level. 

Upcoming Class Dates:

September 15th - October 20th @ 12:00 pm

October 27th - December 8th @ 12:00 pm


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Puppy Socials

For pups 8-20 weeks, our Puppy Social playtime is guaranteed to be the cutest highlight of your week! Owners will work with a skilled trainer to mediate the puppies by giving constant feedback, encouraging appropriate play that builds confidence, and redirecting undesired behaviors.