Puppy Social

This class is on temporary hiatus for the holidays.

The Primary and most important time for puppy socialization is the first three months of life.”

“Because the first three months are the period when sociability outweighs fear, this is the primary window of opportunity for puppies to adapt to new people, animals, and experiences. Incomplete or improper socialization during this important time can increase the risk of behavioral problems later in life including fear, avoidance, and/or aggression.” American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

Puppy Social is a 4-week class designed to give families with a brand new puppy the tools and support they need while providing puppies with a solid foundation. 

Puppies will:

  • Gain confidence through exploration and play
  • Learn to focus on their handlers

Handlers will learn: 

  • Basic training skills
  • How to facilitate positive social interactions
  • Potty training techniques
  • How to structure a comprehensive puppy socialization program
  • Management techniques for dealing with play biting and other problem behaviors

On Saturdays, we will meet for 20 minutes of exploration, confidence building, and puppy play in an outdoor enclosed space with a mat floor. On Wednesdays, the class will meet online for 30 minutes at 6:00 pm to discuss puppy topics such as management, socialization, potty training, and body handling. This will also be a time for participants to ask questions and get help with any undesirable behavior. 

Trainer: Angie Madden, CPDT-KA, CCUI

The process of socialization has been shown to increase learning capability, memory, and cognitive flexibility while also decreasing excitability and reactivity.  In other words, your puppy will be smarter and less fearful.

Give your puppy all the benefits of Puppy Social and sign up today!


9-13 weeks at the FIRST Saturday class

Cost:              Start Date:


Day & Time

Saturdays at 9 or 9:30
Wednesdays at 6:00 pm