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.
Puppy Training Package
This option is recommended for puppies who are not enrolling in a Puppy Day School Package and prefer to purchase Single Puppy Day School Passes.
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 at Our Center: 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. (For in-home, add $25)
- Puppy Class Part One: 6-week group class
- Single Puppy Day School Pass
Please note: Private lessons that are purchased in conjunction with the Puppy Package must be scheduled before the puppy turns 6 months old!