We highly recommend booking Puppy class when you are planning your puppy to avoid disappointment or 'aging out' as some classes and preferred times can fill very far in advance. Please see information below about early socialization and its impact on your new puppy.
Wednesday September 28 at 2:30pm (Sep 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 & Nov 2) - Spaces still available in this class
Wednesday October 12 at 7:00pm (Oct 12. 19, 26, Nov 2, 9 &16) - Spaces still available in this class
Wednesday October 26 at 1:00pm (Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30) - Spaces still available in this class
Wednesday November 2 at 5:30pm (Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Dec 7) - Spaces still available in this class
Wednesday November 9 at 4:00pm (Nov 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec 7 & 14) - Spaces still available in this class
Puppy classes are structured for puppies who have received their first set of vaccinations (7 days after vaccination and home for at least 7 days) up to 16 weeks.
Classes are 1 hour for 6 weeks and are $150+HST ($169.50 including taxes). To register, click on the Registration button below or email us today, space is very limited and classes fill quickly!
Quinte Canine follows the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour Guidelines for puppy socialization (read this position statement by clicking here). We feel it is critical to begin proper, safe and appropriate socialization of puppies as soon as possible (7 days after their first vaccination). The critical period of socialization for puppies is within the first 3 months of life and this time is very important to your puppy's overall mental health. If you have a new puppy or are planning a new puppy, contact us today to begin planning your puppy's socialization journey.
Do you want a well-socialized, confident puppy who responds to you? Group classes are the perfect environment for you and your puppy to learn to strengthen your bond to become the dynamic duo you want to be!
Puppy classes are structured and themed so that you work on relevant behaviours each class and can start applying your new skills in the real world right away. We focus on how to communicate with your dog in the way that he/she learns through a positive approach. Together, we will find what motivates your puppy, from treats and toys to praise and play, learn to bond in his/her way!
Along with basic manners and cues (sit, down, come, loose leash walking), we cover many very important topics such as house training, bite inhibition (nipping), crate training, name recognition and much more. Classes will teach you how to recognize healthy play through supervised play sessions and will teach you to recognize signs of stress in dogs which will allow you to intervene before problems begin such as bullying or fights.
We will also work on important environmental socialization to help your puppy grow into a well mannered dog. This class will help you learn how to deal with your puppies fear periods as well as help you build his/her confidence so your puppy will continue to grow into a well mannered and enjoyable friend.
Classes are small enough so that your puppy will get to meet new friends and you will get the individual time and attention from the trainer you deserve.
Need Help NOW? Try our 'New Puppy Start-Up Class', this is a private in home program for anyone looking to get through the difficult first weeks or months.
We have created and implemented strict health and safety protocols for classes including social distancing guidelines, regular disinfection, mandatory masks and more. With uncertainty in the future we want to keep you and your family healthy. Should the government of Ontario increase restrictions once again and force us to close, our in-person group classes switching to a virtual classroom. We use a virtual classroom to 'meet' in a safe way. The class is run live and you are able to see, communicate and see demonstrations in real time. You still receive all the class handouts and we are here to support you even outside of class! Classes are fun, interactive and enjoyable; and the best part, your dog can be highly successful with dedicated attention on you. It is also important to understand that if vaccine passports are required by the government in the future during dog training classes, all students will need to show valid proof of vaccination. Those unable to provide proof of vaccination will need to be transferred to virtual classroom.
Because the critical period of socialization for puppies is so very important, if we are to close and puppy classes switch to a virtual format, additional services will be put in place to ensure your puppy gets the most social experience possible. One of these measures may be curbside play dates where you drop your puppy off to our team of qualified trainers for a short period of time to have the chance to play with some other puppies of similar size and temperament!