Zen Dog's Strathcona Puppy Training

Turn Chaos into Puppy Perfection - in Strathcona.

Embarking on the first year with your new furry friend in Strathcona, you might find yourself navigating through a whirlwind of puppy antics. Picture this: you’re not just dealing with a cuddly companion but a baby shark on land, a backyard excavator in disguise, or perhaps a Tasmanian devil strutting on-leash. Then again, your little buddy might just be a shy newcomer, hesitant to dive into the bustling urban life. Those initial months are a treasure trove of discovery, revealing what your puppy craves for growth and the wisdom you need to unfurl for your budding sidekick.

Who would have guessed puppies could be such riddles wrapped in wagging tails?

Here’s the beacon of hope: you can sculpt that whirlwind of puppy chaos into a masterpiece of canine finesse. By embracing life’s essential skills and soaking up expert guidance, you and your puppy can gracefully glide through that pivotal first year.

Strathcona Puppy Training Classes

Enter stage right: that’s where we make our grand entrance! With our rich selection of both private and group puppy training classes, you’ll find comfort and clarity in a training journey that blossoms right alongside your puppy. It’s all about relishing this enchanting chapter together.

Understanding your puppy begins with a mutual language—and it kicks off with you getting a grip on puppy linguistics!

Think of early puppy training as the golden ticket to your future dream dog. The lessons puppies absorb first not only stick but often set the stage for a lifetime. Through our Strathcona Puppy Class series, we’re here to back you up from the tender age of 8 weeks up to the 12-month mark with an array of puppy development group classes, alongside bespoke private courses. Our Strathcona clientele often finds a sweet spot in blending tailored home sessions with the dynamic learning a group setting offers.

Zen Dog Canine Training unfurls an expansive menu of Puppy Training Classes, in both one-on-one coaching flavors and the communal zest of group classes. Whatever your needs, be it constraints of time, experience, or geography, we’ve got a tailor-made solution for every puppy and every owner. Whether you’re crossing our threshold or we’re stepping into your world, assistance is but a bark away!

Zen Dog Puppy Socialization Classes

Our Puppy Socialization Classes take shape as a seven-lesson Puppy Kindergarten Class, spanning six action-packed weeks with two virtual gatherings and five in-store group adventures. We delve into the puppy essentials, covering everything from marker training to early socialization, health and wellness, tackling biting, crate quandaries, chewing dilemmas, potty training, toy play, gear and gizmos, body awareness, grooming, early training exercises – and the secret to a peaceful night’s sleep!

As your puppy bids adieu to their socialization phase (usually around the 16-week mark), we’re here to shepherd you through the thrilling yet challenging adolescent chapter. This is where the learning leaps outdoors! Our Zen Puppy Grade One and Zen Puppy Grade Two courses are the sequels to Kindergarten, elevating your pup’s education to the senior level, where confidence and real-world skills flourish.

Continued Early Puppy Development Classes

Puppy Grade One hones in on early leash manners, navigating outdoor distractions, mastering polite street meet-and-greets, perfecting that crucial recall for future off-leash escapades, impulse control (squirrels and unattended sandwiches beware), and fortifying the bond ensuring you remain your pup’s hero. This course is the prelude to your puppy’s adolescence.

Puppy Grade Two zooms in on the adolescent stage with a dynamic, game-based approach tailored to your growing pup’s needs. We delve into choice-based training – a must-have for your Teenage Tyrant – and strategize on sailing through the transition period that typically hits between 6 to 8 months, breed-dependent. This level focuses on play and attention games, encouraging your puppy to work at a distance and explore a dash of safely managed independence.

In-home Private Puppy Training Classes

For Strathcona residents desiring a more personal touch, our Zen Puppy Jump Start offers a condensed taste of our Strathcona Puppy Kindergarten Class right in your living room. Jump Start zeroes in on the essential drills for flourishing social, leash, and off-leash skills, coupled with deep dives into all things puppy that permeate daily life.

If Strathcona puppy training is on your radar, look no further! We tailor our schedule and teaching style to fit yours, committed to walking with you every step of the way. With over two decades of nurturing puppy potential under our belts, we’re eager to share our treasure trove of knowledge with you!

Turn Chaos into Puppy Perfection.

The first year comes with many challenges as you take on the task of raising your puppy into a confident and well-socialized adult dog. You might feel like you are dealing with a baby shark; a backyard excavator; or a Tasmanian devil on-leash.

You can turn that chaos into perfection through learning essential life skills that support both you and your puppy through the first critical year. You will gain perspective and reassurance through a training plan that evolves alongside your puppy so you can enjoy this magical time together.

What puppies learn first they learn best. We give you support from 8 weeks through to 12 months with our line-up of puppy development group classes as well as private course options.
We work with your schedule and learning style, and are with you for the long haul. With more than two decades of baby dog experience behind us, we've got your puppy pains covered!