Get your new puppy friend started right!  Puppies need to be socialized with other dogs and lots of different humans.  Early socialization helps prevent many future behavior problems from occurring and gets your puppy started on the path to being an enjoyable companion that is welcome anywhere.

This four week session focuses on socialization of your puppy.  The sessions consist of controlled social interactions, exposure to new situations, basic puppy manners and problem prevention techniques.

Puppies can join the class at any time.  There will be a socialization exercise, exposure to different locations (grooming shop, veterinary clinic) or exposure to challenging situations (wheeled vehicles, obstacles, and scent work), handling or training exercise each week.

PrerequisitesPuppies must be between 8 to 18 weeks of age and have started their vaccination series by a veterinarian at least 7 days prior to starting classes.  Vaccination records are required at first class meeting.

Classes are held at Specialty Pet Supply, 8135 Morro Road, Atascadero.  To register for class, please click the “Class Registration” button.

Please contact Eileen at 466-0200 with any questions.

Click here for class handouts.