Puppy Training Classes
Setting You And Your Puppy Up For Success
At Highland Canine Training, our trainers offer puppy training classes to help build fundamental behaviors that will last a lifetime. We have extensive experience of working with puppies of varying breeds and temperaments, enabling you to start a healthy, mutually beneficial relationship with your new pup.
When you bring a new puppy into your home, it is natural to be excited – you have selected a dog who will grow into a valued family member in next to no time! Along with other factors, your puppy’s early experiences will have a significant impact on their development.
Your puppy will undergo some critical developmental milestones in their first year. Working with your puppy during this time is vital. For example, making sure they are enjoying positive socialization outings, and teaching them basic obedience commands, will truly set your puppy up for success for the rest of their life. It will also improve your own quality of life. These building blocks for your dog’s behavior at an early stage will reduce the likelihood of future behavioral problems, and will consequently reduce your own stress and frustration.
Our experienced and knowledgeable team of professional dog trainers can help you to get the results you need with your new puppy! We truly understand the importance of puppy development and building confidence. We will not only teach you essentials like obedience commands, but we’ll also explain the value of often overlooked topics like socialization and mental stimulation. This information will help you to continue strengthening your relationship with your puppy – even after you have completed our training program.
Puppy Group Class Training
Effective, affordable training for your puppy
Our puppy group classes are a fun, effective and affordable way to introduce your puppy to the world of dog training!
Led by our professional dog trainers, our puppy class curriculum will teach your puppy all the basic obedience commands, including Sit, Stay, Heel, Recall, Place and Leave It. We’ll also explain how dogs actually learn new behaviors, and tips on how to ensure your puppy behaves consistently in a variety of different settings.
Our puppy training classes take place in a controlled, relaxed and welcoming environment. All puppy classes are on-leash. For your puppy, these positive experiences around others will help to establish environmental stability. They will also give you the confidence to control your pup in a variety of situations.
Choose an option below to learn more about our puppy group classes:
Basic Obedience Puppy Class ($159)
Explore the curriculum for our most popular puppy class
Lasting for six weeks, in our basic obedience puppy class, your puppy will learn the following commands:
- Leave It
Your puppy will also have the opportunity to socialize in a controlled setting, under the supervision of a professional dog trainer. There may also be the opportunity to introduce your dogs to other forms of training, including trick training or clicker training.
Our trainer will also explain the following concepts as part of this program:
- Introduction to how puppies learn
- How to generalize dog behavior in different settings
- The importance of mental stimulation
- How to properly socialize your dog
NOTE: The exact nature of the curriculum may be subject to slight variations, depending on location.
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program ($159)
Start your puppy towards their Canine Good Citizen title
The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program runs for seven weeks and is based on four core principles:
These classes provide valuable information and essential training tips. The S.T.A.R. Puppy Program teaches dog owners about responsible ownership and the importance of regular activity and socialization.
A puppy can be enrolled in the S.T.A.R. Puppy Program at any point prior to their first birthday. This program is a good stepping stone if you intend to pursue the AKC Canine Good Citizen title.