Lay the foundation for a lifetime of good manners!
Beginning Older Puppy Training is the perfect first training class for your new older puppy (4 ½ months – 8 months old). Our goal is to provide a safe, fun learning environment that will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to successfully work with your older puppy to get the kind of behavior you like, both at home and out in the world!
At Humane Society Silicon Valley, we know that socialization is the single most important part of raising a puppy. Socialization is the process of introducing pups to all kinds of things, experiences, locations, noises, etc. in a positive context while they’re young so that they’ll be comfortable, well-adjusted adult dogs. Most of the aggression, fear, shyness, and other serious behavior problems we see in adult dogs stem from under-socialization during puppy hood.
We’ll also help you work through the basics of bringing your new puppy home. We’ll talk about housetraining issues and “naughty” behaviors like chewing and mouthing. We’ll help you learn how to teach your pup to be comfortable when left alone and how to handle your puppy's body so they are comfortable when seeing the vet or the groomer.
Beginning Older Puppy Training is 6 consecutive weeks long, each session lasts 50 minutes. The first class session is for humans only; pups attend sessions 2-6 with you and/or your entire family. This class is designed specifically to meet the training needs of pups that are 4 ½ months-8 months old when class begins. Your puppy must be at least 10 days past their initial vaccination for DHPP on the first day of class. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Click here to review all our group dog class rules and policies.
The one-time class fee covers all 6 classes and is an investment in your puppy's future! You and your pup can feel great knowing that a portion of your training class fees benefit the homeless animals in our community!
PLEASE NOTE: This class will not meet Saturday, March 2nd. The last session in this six session will meet Saturday, March 16th.
$150 General Registration
$125 for Adopters (click here to find out if you qualify for our adopter fee)
$130 for HSSV Dog Park Members (click here to learn about membership)
This class is taught by Cecilia Sternzon CPDT MBA.