Puppy Pre-K

 

Off Leash Play
Socialization
Education
All of your puppy questions: answered.
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Canine Lifestyle Academy Classes are ON HOLD until the Spring!

We will be starting up all of our group classes in late March – early April. If you would like to be notified when registration is opened, please click here.

If you have a puppy, or would like to get started with group classes right away, please get in touch with one of our trusted colleages:

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Canine Character
in Frederick

FitHound
in Frederick

My K9 Buddy
in Westminster

Oscar Winning Behavior
in Randallstown

Congratulations! You’ve added a puppy to the family – now what?

Step 1: Sign Up for Puppy Class

No, really. Schedule your vet appointment, and schedule your first puppy class. It’s that important!

Puppies under 16 weeks are sponges for new experiences. They are constantly learning about the world, and in most basic terms, what is safe vs. not safe.

It is our job to teach them that, while the world may be weird, make strange noises, look funny, be super big, or move unpredictably, it is ultimately a safe place to be.

Around 16 weeks, they start to grow more naturally suspicious of the unknown, and our job gets much more difficult!

Meghan and Bethany know their stuff. Whether it’s reactive dogs or puppy socializing, they help dog parents do the right thing for their canine companions.

Beth T.

When?

Class is run on rolling enrollment –
as soon as you’re ready to start, we’re ready to have you.

Where?

Union Bridge, MD

Approximately 25 minutes from Frederick, Westminster, and Eldersburg, MD.

Cost?

$30/class
or
$160 for 6 classes

What’s this “socialization” stuff about, anyways?

Ultimately, we socialize our puppies so that we have dogs who are able to join us in society in an appropriate and acceptable manner. A well socialized puppy, ideally, is one who will be able to confidently walk in to any situation we would like them to as an adult!

To get to that well adjusted adult dog, we need a puppy who isn’t afraid of novelty. We also need to teach our puppies how to interact with the world around them.

Socialization is a double pronged process: positive exposure to a variety of stimuli, plus education on how we’d like them to interact with that stimulus!

(Can you tell we love all this puppy business?)

 

 

 

 

When should you start?

It’s a no-brainer to take your new puppy to the vet for a check up and to get started on all of their vaccines when they arrive home, but are you taking care of their behavioral and mental health, too?

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior recommends starting puppy class with a positive reinforcement trainer at 7-8 weeks – as soon as your puppy has received their first vaccine, not waiting until they’ve finished the series. “Behavioral issues, not infectious diseases, are the number one cause of death for dogs under three years of age.”

Let’s booster your dog’s behavioral health.

Join us for Puppy Pre-K.

Don’t wait.

 

 

Sign up now.

  1. Select “Puppy Pre-K”
  2. Select the first class you would like to attend.
  3. Click “Choose recurring times.”
  4. Select the classes that fit your schedule.
  5. Click “continue” to check out!

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Positive Reinforcement Training for Central Maryland: serving Frederick, New Market, Union Bridge, Mt. Airy, Libertytown, Sykesville, Eldersburg, and Westminster.