We Are Your Puppy Specialists!
Please Note: Due to Covid-19, we are not currently offering puppy classes.
We are seeing private training clients following Covid-19 precautions. However, our private training calendar is currently full. I’m sorry I can’t help at this time! Feel free to contact me if you would like a referral to other great trainers in our area!
Why Puppy Head Start?
Starting early with puppies can help prevent problems later in life. Plus, it can help make the puppy in front of your easier to live with right now!
Early training and socialization can help puppies:
- Learn how to get along with other dogs and become comfortable with people
- Get accustomed to handling and restraint—a skill that can help with grooming, vet visits and more
- Learn to handle a little bit of excitement and stress without falling apart
- Become well-adjusted canine members of our community
- Get a jump-start on basic life skills such as sit, down, wait, come and more
- Prevent fearful and aggressive behaviors that sometimes result from lack of early socialization
Puppy Head Start Training at Your Home
Private puppy training at your home can help you navigate the important first weeks and months with your new pup. At home training is customized to meet your needs but may include how to socialize your pup before he or she has all of his vaccines, puppy biting, chew training, house and potty training, crate training, handling for grooming and vet visits, jumping prevention, and more. We will also get you started on several basic behaviors such as sit, down, and come. Perfect for puppies from 8 to 20 weeks. All family members can be included in at home training, including children.
Private training at your home is $650 for 6 weeks of at home puppy training (a $100 savings from our base rate).
This program includes:
- 6 one-on-one sessions scheduled approximately one week apart
- Written handouts and homework
- Supportive videos
- Questions answered via email between sessions.
Join with one or two of your friends for Private Puppy Head Start at Your Home.
Two dog/handler teams: $360 each ($720 total–a $180 savings off our base rate)
Three dog/handler teams: $240 each ($720 total–a $180 savings off our base rate)
Base Rate for single appointments: $125 per hour
Base Rate for semi-private appointments: $150 per hour
Call or email today to get started.
Puppy Head Start Class
This class is currently on hold due to Covid-19.
This is an open enrollment class and new puppies can join each week (or as soon as there is an opening in the class–sign up ahead as puppy class is often filled)!
You can start after your pup’s second set of vaccines or when your vet says your pup is ready. Once you join the class you will continue for 6 consecutive weeks.
Days and Times: Saturday mornings at 9 am
Location: Puppy class meet outside on a paved surface. We meet in Scotts Valley.
Instructor: Saturday classes are taught by Mardi
Cost: $165 for 6 weeks of puppy classes
For puppies 12 to 18 weeks old when starting the class; all family members welcome
Class includes socialization with people and other pups, handling exercises, guarding prevention exercises, and basic training such as sit, name response and more. We do include carefully supervised puppy-to-puppy interactions but we do not do off leash play in this class. The last 10 minutes, when the pups are tired, we will have a Q&A on puppy challenges.
At Home plus Puppy Class Package—Save $50!
This package is currently on hold due to Covid-19.
Three at home puppy training sessions plus six week puppy class for $490 (a $50 savings).
Call or email today to get started.