Raising a healthy happy puppy is not always easy but we can help you to navigate through the challenges. For puppy training in Kelowna, our puppy training class is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to set your puppy up for success and provide a strong foundation for a lifetime of happiness with your new canine family member.
Puppy training classes are designed for puppies 10 – 20 weeks of age, having had their second set of shots. Please register early as puppy training classes fill very quickly. Your puppy must be no older than 14 weeks in order to attend puppy training classes. Play styles and physical size of puppies change dramatically as they grow up so we want to ensure that pups graduate by the time that they are 20 weeks of age.
There is a small window of time where socialization and experiences for your puppy can be maximized. This is in the first 3 months of life. "Veterinarians specializing in behaviour recommend that owners take advantage of every safe opportunity to expose young puppies to the great variety of stimuli that they will experience in their lives. Enrolling in puppy classes prior to three months of age can be an excellent means of improving training, strengthening the human-animal bond, and socializing puppies in an environment where risk of illness can be minimized" American Veterinary Association.
For more information on this please review the documents below from the Veterinary Association.
The main focus is on appropriate socialization as well as building a positive relationship with your dog. Work with your pup will be both on and off leash and we look at the foundation skills for focus, attention, canine manners, the recall as well as potty training, mouthing, chewing, play and puppies with children which includes DogGoneSafe’s Be a Tree Bite Prevention Program. This puppy training class runs for 6 weeks, 45 minutes every week.
Classes will be a maximum of 4 pups and two people per puppy. We will have hand sanitizer at the door for when you enter and we will have designated spots clearly marked 6 feet apart. Physical distancing will be strictly maintained. Fee for in person classes is $185.00
Kelowna Puppies is open and classes are running. We are using strict physical distancing, mandatory mask wearing will still be required at this time, sanitizing before and after every class, use of hand sanitizer.
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*******Please note that wearing masks will still be mandatory in all classes and you will be required to show proof of vaccine until April 8th******
Payment can be made by E-transfer to email@example.com or you can call us at 250-864-9629 to pay by credit card. Payment must be received within 24 hours of your receiving the confirmation email from us in order to secure your spot. Thank you for your understanding.
Paws to Connect is an on demand puppy class. There are 6 recorded classes and downloads as well as weekly homework summaries for each class. You will have immediate access to all 6 classes and downloads however the class is designed to be taken weekly so that you have time to practice with your puppy in between classes. Cost for this class is $99.00.
Check out this great video from ThatDogGeek. This video provides excellent tips on socialization. It is not about exposure but about positive associations.
This is a great resource for helping families work with puppy biting. More often than not there are other things at play when biting happens. Full credit to What A Great Dog Training Centre for preparing this document. For more downloads on everything pupppy go to our Puppy Training Downloads page.