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Puppy training starts with owner preparation. You should be ready before you bring your puppy home. But life doesn't always work that way so there are flexible options to help you catch up or get started right away.


The age (4-14 weeks) is a critical period of development where your puppy learns to communicate and relate to other dogs, humans and the environment. It is the most influential learning period of a dog's life, forming the foundation for all future learning.  Lack of regular and gentle handling and positive exposure to a variety of people, animals, sounds, walking over different surfaces, to name a few, at least twice a day will prevent your puppy from maturing to its full potential. Even though learning is continuous, the learning ability of an 8 week old puppy is equal to that of an adult dog. 

There are two critical deadlines; the social development period of 4 - 14 weeks and the brain development period that decreases after 4.5 months. If you've missed the window of these critical deadlines, it's not too late to get started but your approach will need to be adapted according to your dogs' temperament and previous learning experiences.

You want to develop as many good connections in the puppy brain to help smooth out the chaos that is often experienced in adolescence age (5 months to 1.5 yr+).  A dogs ability to adapt to new situations can be more difficult if you've missed this window of helping your puppy make good associations during this socialization period.


Like gardening, you want to prune the weeds and plant good seeds!

Click here to begin your PupStart program at home or go to Private Training for further options. The PupStart training document is included in the Group Puppy Class registration and  Private Training. 


Your puppy can be 10-16 weeks old at the start of this class!

Behaviour modification, socialization and bite inhibition training MUST be accomplished during puppyhood. Plus, the window when it is easiest to resolve temperament problems is before 4.5 months (18 weeks)

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour believes that puppies need  socialization before they are fully vaccinated. AVSAB Puppy Socialization

Required before your first class:

A Vaccination record that declares your puppy has started Vaccinations or tither test and is in Good Health is required before Class. Please text or email a copy after registration and BEFORE your class begins. 

Vaccinations do not need to be completed. Veterinarians may have different protocols on what is required for your puppy and may vary depending on your puppy's exposure. 


Read the links highlighted in white for further insight.

Dr Dodds Vaccination Protocol for Dogs

Why Puppies Need So Many Vaccines. 


The day care requires all of their dogs to be in good health, up to date vaccinations, kennel cough and flea and lice treatment. The facility is cleaned daily with professional and safe products and is a safer environment than being outside where dogs with unknown history have been until your puppy has completed full vaccinations. Yes, it's ok to attend before your puppy's 4 month vaccination. Read the links above. 

Outline for the Group Puppy Class.

Guidelines for Puppy Class

Puppy Class Dates

GROUP PUPPY CLASSES - 10 weeks to 3.5 months at start of class:


6 Sundays starting Jun 16 - Jul 28 * NO CLASS June 30th* FULL

From 1 - 2 pm 

Location: Dogg About Boarding at 101-2689 Kyle Road. WK

6 Wednesdays starting Jul 7 - Aug 14th FULL

From 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Location: K9 Connection at 1590 West Kelowna Road. WK

5 Saturdays starting Sept 7th - Oct 5th

From 11 - Noon

Location: Dogg About Boarding at 101-2689 Kyle Road. WK

4 puppies per class (5-6 with student helper) 

Includes the PupStart Foundation Training and Puppy Class Booklet.  After payment, you will receive an email confirmation that includes two codes to download both of these files. These files can be found under MORE.


The PupStart document includes a video to help you navigate how to start at home right away so you don't miss out on critical deadlines before class begins. 

The Puppy Class Booklet will give you details on how to be prepared for Class and the Training Homework and some other insightful reading. 

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Puppies will receive a certification of completion after attending min. of 4 Group Classes.

Go to BOOK NOW to register and e-transfer payment to:

Your spot is confirmed upon payment and required within 24 hours of booking. 
There is a $40 admin fee for cancellations and no refund within 48 hours of class. 
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Boy with Pug Puppy

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Complete the entire program at home. For full details, click on Puppy Package link.

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