Lay the foundation for a lifetime of good manners!
Beginning Puppy Training is the perfect first training class for your new puppy (8 weeks - 18 weeks 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 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 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 and socialization needs of pups that are 8-18 weeks old when class begins. Your puppy must be 10 days past their initial vaccination for DHPP on the first day of class. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination.**The Canine Influenza Virus has recently reached the Bay Area. Please read through our Vaccinations and Behavioral & Health Appropriateness sections of our Group Dog Class Rules and Policies for more information! 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 shelter.
Beginning Puppy Training Class Pricing:
$150 for 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)
Did you adopt from HSSV and have training included in your adoption? Email us at DogTraining@hssv.org to get enrolled!
This class is taught by Melissa Dallier-CPDT.