Puppy Classes in Sacramento
Don’t wait until it’s too late to….
- socialize your puppy
- start basic training foundations
- prevent behavior problems
The Complete Puppy Program – Puppy Classes in Sacramento
Puppies go through some remarkable mental and physical changes – birth to adolescent/adult in the first year. In hindsight it feels like warp speed!
You don’t have time to learn how to raise your puppy by trial and error.
Our Complete Puppy Program is 12 weeks, and includes three classes designed to be taken sequentially. Each class is a building block – the first class lays the groundwork, then subsequent classes build momentum as you and your puppy master skills, and gain confidence, with age-appropriate learning.
Level 1 – Puppy Beginner
Mondays @ 5:00 PM
4 weeks, $200
For puppies ages 10-18 weeks on the first day of class.*
This foundation class teaches you how to safely socialize your puppy while introducing basic training skills for a lifetime of good manners.
Our lively discussions in class cover important topics such as house training, puppy biting, chew-toy training to prevent household destruction, alone time training to prevent separation anxiety, exercises to help your puppy feel comfortable when visiting the vet and groomer, and more. Plus, you’ll have fun with your puppy!
*If your puppy is already older than 18 wks, please contact us for class recommendations.
Level 2 – Puppy Intermediate
Mondays @ 6:00 PM
4 weeks, $200
Prerequisite: Puppy Beginner
Building on your foundations from the first level class, we’ll start teaching your puppy to focus on you and pay attention to cues for reliability in a world of distractions.
You’ll learn how and when to fade out the food lures for newly acquired skills such as sit, down and stand.
We’ll also introduce valuable real world skills like leash manners and recall (come when called).
Level 3 – Puppy Advanced
Mondays @ 7:00 PM
4 weeks, $200
Prerequisite: Puppy Intermediate
Furthering your skills from the second level class, we’ll focus on carefully adding more complex work at an appropriate level for your now young adolescent, while reducing the use of food rewards.
We’ll explore alternative ways to reward your dog and grow their off leash reliability. We’ll get super recalls and focus with added distractions to get them ready for their life of adventures with you!
The benefits of Canefida puppy classes
The Socialization Period begins a couple of weeks after birth, when their eyes and ears start to open and ends at about 3 months of age. This is the period when they develop social attachments and learn what is “normal” and safe. After that time they start to become wary of novelty and of what they perceive are dangers.
Early positive experiences (or a lack of them) can influence your puppy for their entire life.
The time to start safely and thoughtfully exposing your puppy to a variety of things that he is likely to encounter in his lifetime is before he has completed the puppy vaccination series.
In our 12 weeks series we prioritize your puppy’s early experiences to help them feel comfortable with new people, dogs, and their future veterinary and groomer visits.
Well get them started with fun and simple training games so they learn to enjoy the training process and build their focus on you.
We’ll only use gentle, reward based methods that will help them learn to trust you and the training process.
Puppy classes are held at Pet Food Express in Land Park next to Raley’s.
4710 Freeport Blvd Suite 110, Sacramento, CA 95822
Frequently Asked Questions
What Our Clients Say…
“Her classes are a lot of fun!”
Best trainer I’ve found by far. Heidi has helped me as a veterinarian understand how a pet’s behavior develops, which has improved my ability to treat other’s pets and also to help me train my own pets.
For seven years she has been helping me increase my enjoyment of my pets and my client’s pets. Plus her classes are a lot of fun!