Dogs in the Park
Where Dogs and their People Build Better Relationships!
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Puppies

Puppy class is perhaps the most important program we offer!  We have a free program for young pups and then a full service program for older puppies.

 
 

Every puppy deserves puppy class

 

 
Kalli Deserves Puppy Class!  So does your puppy!

Kalli Deserves Puppy Class!  So does your puppy!

 
 

Perhaps the most important time in a dog's life occurs between 8 and 16 weeks.  During this time, puppies come home, meet their new families, learn about their neighbourhood and the world they will live and most importantly learn about what is safe and what is dangerous in their lives.  This important time in your dog's life is important to us, and this is why we have developed our world class puppy program.  Learn here about what we have to offer at the different stages of your puppy's life!

 

 

 
 
 

Every puppy deserves puppy class!

At Dogs in the Park, we believe that everyone deserves puppy class and we do what we can to make that available to you and your younger puppy.  This class is intended to be taken up to one week before your puppy comes home or as late as the first two weeks your puppy is in your care.  Designed to meet the developmental needs of younger puppies who may need shorter training periods, who may not have a very long attention span for learning and social play, you can rest assured that your young puppy will be safe and well understood in this short three week class.  

In EPDPC, you can expect to learn about puppy proofing your home, S.E.E.ing your puppy (our unique socialization protocol), toilet training, sleeping through the night, playing with other puppies, preparing for the veterinarian, meeting people politely as well as sit.  We have lots of information to share in your weekly class that will help you and your puppy settle into your first few weeks at home!

Program fee:  FREE!

PRE-REQUISITE:  This program is designed with puppies of a certain age in mind.  Send us your pup's date of birth to find out if your puppy is the right age.  Our age requirement is measured in days, so we need your puppy's date of birth to determine which class he is eligible to attend.

 

Puppy play group

In addition to Every Puppy Deserves Puppy Class, we offer a free play group for puppies up to 15 weeks by the calendar date.  If you have a puppy who has aged out of the younger puppy class, you may still be eligible for play group.  We have two play groups per week and if you are eligible, you can come to both of them!

In our twice weekly play group we focus on puppy play, teaching puppies to like being caught by the collar (an important safety skill that will ensure that your puppy can be caught if he ever gets loose!), meeting new people and other dogs, and learning about the environment.

Program fee:  FREE!

PRE-REQUISITE:  This program is designed with puppies of a certain age in mind.  Send us your pup's date of birth to find out if your puppy is the right age.  Our age requirement is measured in days, so we need your puppy's date of birth to determine which class he is eligible to attend.

 

eVERY puppy's eDUCATION

Have you had your puppy for a few weeks?  Are you looking to extend your puppy's education?  In EPE we teach you to teach your puppy skills such as sit, down and come when called in a fun kindergarten style program that is developmentally appropriate for your young dog!  Our classes are busy, fun and full of information and best of all, you get to start on our formal training program where you choose the behaviours important to you!  If you don't want to teach your puppy to do something on the menu, you don't ever have to teach him to do that.  We also teach you about dog body language, how to prevent resource guarding, how to teach your puppy to stay alone at home, and how to get your puppy ready to visit the vet.  Classes are drop in, and you can attend as many classes as you like for the duration of your enrolment!
Puppies stay in EPE until they are developmentally ready to move up to our regular obedience program and when they are ready, we transfer you right away.  

Program fee:  $379.99 for and 8 week enrolment

PRE-REQUISITE:  This program is an ideal follow up to our EPDPC program, however you can join even if you did not attend our free class.

 

Puppy Walk

This weekly off leash walk is designed to help puppies who have passed a minimum set of behaviours to learn how to hike with their people off leash!  We meet weekly with an instructor to take a short off leash walk that focuses on connection and control all while your puppy gets to play with his doggy friends!  

Program fee:  Included in your epe enrolment!  Some conditions apply.

PRE-REQUISITE:  This program is open to any puppy who has passed all the pink behaviours in the EPE program, and who is behaviourally prepared for the activity.  We take great care with the puppies on our walks: we will advise you if we feel there is a reason your puppy should not participate on our walk.

 

 
 
 

Introduce us to your puppy!

Name *
Name
If you have not yet decided on a name, give us a temporary name for our files.
Puppy's Date of Birth *
Puppy's Date of Birth
Please tell us what breed or mix your puppy is. If your dog is of completely unknown heritage, please indicate if you have a toy, medium, large or giant mixed breed dog. If you are in doubt please add in your pup's current weight.
Date Your Puppy Arrived Home *
Date Your Puppy Arrived Home