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ABWC Puppy Training & Socialization

Learn to manage, train, and give your puppy chances to socialize to people, puppies and things!

  • 1 h
  • Animal Behavior Wellness Center - Richmond

Service Description

Our Puppy Training and Socialization Class helps you get off to a great start with your new furry family member! Starting from the premise that our goal is for your dog to have freedom and agency, we will discuss setting limits while your dog is getting used to her new home, keeping a close eye on her, and starting as you want to have things go. This class offers rolling admission. You can start when you see an open slot and then take the five consecutive classes. This is a five session package. Each session is 45 minutes long. Also included, a virtual session where we can put together a personalized Management Plan. Be prepared to walk around your home! If you want to schedule a private session to create a more detailed management Session 1: * Managing your Puppy: Learning the Stop Signal, The Sit/ Stand Game/ Luring the Sit/ Body Language of Play/ Potty Training Basics and Q&A Session 2: * Consent and Care: Getting consent for basic grooming and handling, Getting comfortable with the tools of the trade, Food toys and puzzle games DIY and suggestions, Hierarchy of Food Preferences for treats, Pushing Buttons, Body Language of Stress. Session 3: * Exercise and Rest: Beginning Fetch, Drop it!, Mat Training 101, Feeding treats, bite inhibition, Beginning Safe Leash Handling, Body Language: Relaxed vs. Flooded. Session 4: * Impulse Control: Leave It 1- No Mugging, Intro to Foot Targeting, Basic Stay on the foot target, Wait versus Leave It, polite greetings 1. Session 5: * Puppy and Dog life stages, Overcoming Fears, Socialization Bingo, Introducing new things demo and making your own list, Graduation, Long Playtime with new things! Now you are ready for Foundations! See you there!

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule, please contact us 24 hours before your training session is scheduled to start.

Contact Details

  • 1130 Wilkinson Road, Richmond, VA, USA


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