Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our in-person group classes are currently on hold. But we’re still here for you – don’t miss your puppy’s prime socialization period due to social distancing! We have a new open-enrollment puppy classClick here to learn about virtual training advantages so you can socialize, prevent aggression, and raise a well-rounded dog regardless. Stay safe, healthy and sane!

Is your dog over nine (9) months? Or, do you live in Lewis or Grays Harbor County?

Is your new puppy using you as a chew toy or peeing all over your house? Is your adolescent dog playing keep away or has decided to stop listening to you 99% of the time? Or perhaps they’re an angel but you’ve heard how important early socialization and training is.

Besides helping you maintain your sanity, early training and socialization is essential to helping your puppy grow into an enjoyable, well-rounded dog. And it can prevent common behavior problems like fear-based aggression and anxiety later in life.

If your puppy is:
Under 20 weeks, sign up for our open-enrollment online Puppy Raising During a Pandemic to get help NOW during COVID-19. Click here to learn about virtual training.
Over 20 weeks, you can:
1. Sign up for our Stuck at Home Online Manners class, or
2. sign up for our Puppy 2: Surviving Your Dog’s Adolescence class once they resume (hopefully late Spring/early Summer – contact us for details), or
3. Check out our Private Training page for one-on-one help.

If you want a free preview of our online classes for help making a decision, contact us.
See below for class details and package options.

“A good dog is one of the best things of all to be.” -Dean Koontz

We aren’t holding in-person puppy classes right now, but you can still sign up for Puppy 1 online to get help NOW! Click here to learn about the advantages of online classes, and click here to register for this class.

NEW! Puppy Raising During a Pandemic Online Class
Open-Enrollment – join anytime!

Four Online Classes Per Week + 15 Minutes of Individual Support Per Month + Video Orientation & Demos + Live Q&A + Facebook Support Group

$165

Who: Puppies under 20 weeks old can join our online puppy class anytime. Sign up for class now so you can get started NOW and don’t miss their socialization period.

When:
Mondays at 6:30pm

Where: Online via Zoom. You don’t need to be a techno whiz, you just need a computer or tablet with a camera and an internet connection. Join a group class from your living room! Click here to learn more about virtual training.

Why: Your puppy is learning things at lightning speed, both good and bad. And that means this is the best and most important time to lay a strong foundation that will stay with him for the rest of his life – even when you’re stuck at home!

How it’s structured: Each week, we’ll work on a manner and a socialization topic, as well as have a Q&A session. Watch orientation videos before joining class so you’re up to speed, including a tutorial on how to join your class, addressing play biting and house training. Then, join us from your living room and get live feedback and support with this program.

Click here to learn more about virtual training, and then join us – anytime! Class is “open-enrollment” which means you can join anytime.

What you get: We’re offering an online open-enrollment puppy class which means you’ll get regular help, soon. Weekly themes include: Living Room & Anti-Jumping; Kitchen Manners & Recall; Going for a Walk & Leash Walking; Visiting the Vet & Groomer & Settling on the mat. You’ll get weekly videos and PDF homework, as well as a socialization trusty checklist, 15 minutes of individual support and access to a private Facebook Group.

Curious about how online classes work and what they look like? See below for some samples.

We aren’t holding in-person puppy classes right now, but you can still sign up for Puppy 1 online to get help NOW! Click here to learn about the advantages of online classes, and click here to register for this class.

Manners & Socialization Online Class

Six Weeks + Online Video Orientation, Open-Enrollment

$165
Save money with purchase of a Puppy Package

Who: Puppies under 16 weeks old can join our online puppy class anytime. Puppies need to have two rounds of shots in order to join our in-person Puppy 1 class. Sign up for class now so you can get started NOW and don’t miss their socialization period.

Dogs must be under six months old at their graduation date. Is your dog too old for Puppy 1? Check out our Puppy 2 class! 👉🏽

Vaccination information: to attend our in-person puppy classes, we require the first TWO rounds of DHLPP or DHPP (specifically Distemper and Parvo), administered AFTER 8 weeks of age, and at least 5 days prior to the first session of class.

It is essential that your dog stay up to date on vaccinations throughout class so they remain protected. Please do not take your puppy to the dog park until they are fully vaccinated.

When:
In-person: Mondays at 4pm and 5pm
Online: Mondays at 6:30pm
**Because our classes have limited space and fill up quickly, we recommend signing up as soon as you know your puppy’s start date**

Where: Fluffy & Floyd’s Pet Supplies in Tumwater, Washington.

Why: Your puppy is learning things at lightning speed, both good and bad. And that means this is the best and most important time to lay a strong foundation that will stay with him for the rest of his life.

What: This class gives you everything you need to get your puppy off to a great start, including:

  • A half-hour online video orientation to prepare for your class.
  • Online materials in PDF format, including a trusty Socialization Checklist to guide you through the first year with your pup.
  • Six weeks of group classes, either online or in-person
  • Ongoing support and help with common puppy issues like: chewing, biting, house training; crate and confinement area training; basic manners including walking on a leash, appropriate people greetings, settling nicely on their bed, sitting, laying down, stays, recall.
  • Narrated and supervised off-leash playtime and exploration with other puppies their age. If attending an online Puppy 1 class, we’ll review lots of playtime video and you’ll be able to get your puppies together for playtime outside of class.
  • Did we mention socialization? We’re not just talking about getting around other dogs here. We’re talking about socialization around adults and children, noises, different floor surfaces – the list goes on.Additional notes: We encourage families to join, not only so everyone is on the same page but so they can help socialize other people’s dogs! (Please note that kids must be at least 5 years old and always supervised by an adult to attend our classes.)

Get the Puppy Class FAQs by clicking here.

This class may also be purchased as part of a package. Click below to learn more.
Need more help with house training? Click here to read about our House Training Behavior Package.

We aren’t holding in-person classes right now, but you can still get help NOW! Click here to learn about the advantages of online classes, and click here to email us. We do have some Puppy 2 classes scheduled to start in June that have some room, as well.

Surviving Your Dog’s Adolescence

Six Weeks + Online Video Orientation

$165
Save money with purchase of a Puppy Package

Who: Dogs between four (4) and nine (9) months old. Too old for Puppy 2? Click here to learn about our Fun Foundation class.

When: Schedule varies, click here for current offerings.

Where: Fluffy & Floyd’s Pet Supplies in Tumwater, Washington,
Grays Harbor Veterinary Services in Montesano, Washington &
River Bend Pet Center in Chehalis, Washington.

Why: This class is the perfect “bridge” for your adolescent dog to keep training going between Puppy 1 and his first grown-up class, Fun Foundation. Or, if you missed Puppy 1, take Puppy 2 to teach your dog to listen better and survive the “terrible teens”!

What: Is your dog behaving like a teenager? Ignoring you? Suddenly you’re not so cool anymore? Want to work on your training relationship, teach your dog to listen better, and have some fun with them in the process? Maybe they’re not QUITE ready for a super serious “obedience” class, but you still need better obedience. We hear you! In this class, you’ll:

  • Learn how to get better, reliable behaviors by using clicker or marker training
  • Work on manners and skills like Stay, Leave It, Come when Called and Loose Leash Walking
  • Pre-agility fun! Work with agility obstacles, new surfaces and fun games
  • Learn new and effective ways to wear out your dog
  • Introduce additional reinforcers besides treats!
  • Get continued support with other common behavior problems during your dog’s adolescence

What You Get:

  • Access to PDF materials online for class
  • A customized Happy Dog Institute clicker
  • A fun toy for graduation!

Prerequisite: Your puppy must be under nine (9) months old at the start of class.

Get the Puppy Class FAQs by clicking here.

This class may also be purchased as part of a package. Click below to learn more.
Need more help with house training? Click here to read about our House Training Behavior Package.

Puppy Packages

Keeping your puppy in classes throughout his first year will have a huge impact on your training success, socialization, and the prevention of behavior problems in the future. And purchasing them in packages will save you money, too!

We aren’t holding in-person classes right now, but you can still purchase a Puppy Package. Puppy 1 will be held online and Puppy 2 can be taken in-person when we are able to resume in-person classes.

Puppy Silver Package: Puppy 1 + Puppy 2

Twelve Weeks of Class + Two Video Orientations

$315

Taking both the Puppy 1 and Puppy 2 classes will help ensure your puppy grows up to be a fun, loving, and well-mannered dog. Save money by purchasing both classes together.

What’s included:

Please note: Once you purchase this package, you can either register for classes yourself via our online system, or we can do it for you manually. We’ll email you!

We aren’t holding in-person classes right now, but you can still purchase a Puppy Package. Puppy 1 will be held online and Puppy 2 can be taken in-person when we are able to resume in-person classes.

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Fun Foundation Plus Package: Puppy 2 + Fun Foundation
Twelve Weeks

$315

By popular demand, we’re now offering a package that includes Puppy 2 and Fun Foundation. If you have a puppy over sixteen weeks and are looking to save some money by purchasing two classes at once, this package will get you through the “terrible teens” and into our basic obedience class, Fun Foundation.

What’s included:

Puppy 2: Surviving Your Dog’s Adolescence (need we say more?)
Fun Foundation: Learn how to teach your dog basic manners and build problem-solving skills.
-Access to PDF homework materials
-A customized Happy Dog Institute clicker

More questions? Visit our FAQs page or click here to contact us.

We aren’t holding in-person classes right now, but you can still purchase a Puppy Package. Puppy 1 will be held online and Puppy 2 can be taken in-person when we are able to resume in-person classes.

Puppy Gold Package:
Puppy 1 + Puppy 2 + Fun Foundation + Four Week Topics Class + HDI Tote Bag

$575

Take your pooch from puppydom to adolescence to adulthood with our most comprehensive package, and save! The Gold Package helps you to stay on track with your pup for his or her first whole year, and lays a solid foundation for many, many more years of enjoyment and fun with your best friend.

What’s included:

Please note: Once you purchase a Puppy Package, we’ll send you an email with class time and date option. You have one year from purchasing this package to use your Fun Foundation & About Town credits. Please note that About Town is offered in the Spring and Summer only.

House Training Package: Initial Consultation + Three Hours of Follow-up Support

$325

What: If you’re struggling to teach your puppy or adult dog to eliminate in the right places (i.e. NOT inside your house!), the last thing you want to think about is how to go about fixing it. You just need it fixed! That’s where we come in. We’ve put together this four-hour House Training Package to take the guesswork out of it all. You’ll get:

  • An initial, one-hour consultation
  • Three hours of follow-up support to get your pup on track
  • Video review or video chat sessions as part of your support package, if necessary
  • Written materials in PDF format for easy printing and tracking

Where: The initial consultation is typically held via phone, with some video review as needed. Although it’s not required to come to us for a consultation, you’re welcome to if you’d prefer it. After the initial consultation, we’ll schedule your remaining three hours of support in a way that gets you the help you need – fast.

More questions? Visit our FAQs page or click here to contact us.

“I have put two pups through the first set of their classes and am in love with the way Emma trains owners and dogs. Hope to be doing some more classes soon!”

—Angie, Max & Bailey