Puppy Training

Early obedience, socialization & behavior


All classes and group activities, in-home programs and dog walking sessions are postponed through Michigan's Stay At Home order. We are continuing to help existing clients and accept new clients through video-chat training sessions until we can safely resume our services. Our Puppy Jumpstart session below is also currently available as a video-chat session. Like us on Facebook for updates!

Because early learning and socialization is so highly important, we've provided some essential early training and behavior tips on our Canine Resources page. We also have a few training options to help get your puppy started off on the right paw.

Puppy Jumpstart

In-home, ages 2-6 months.

We can help teach you and your family the basics of puppy raising, how to properly manage and prevent behavior issues from developing, and how to begin early training techniques to help you communicate with your puppy. We'll spend two hours covering information and showing you how to begin teaching basic commands. When your puppy is mature enough to begin in-home training, we'll apply your Puppy Jumpstart tuition towards your next in-home Dog Training for Life or Basic training programs.

  • Two-hour in-home session
  • Tuition is applied toward a future in-home training program
  • Continued phone and email support
  • For puppies 8 weeks to 5 months old

Puppy Pre K-9

6-week class, ages 3-6 months.

We highly encourage you to attend a puppy class for early learning, and most importantly socialization. Our 6-week classes in Livonia, Canton, Ann Arbor & Westland include a Behavior Seminar for new clients to attend before class begins to cover everything you should be addressing at home to strengthen the bond with your puppy, as well as the theories and methods to understand, solve and prevent behavior problems. Class focus will consist of early learning of obedience commands, proper handling, behavior advice, and socialization exercises. Classes feature two trainers per 6-dog class.

Complete details and registration on our Group Classes page.

  • 6-week class
  • Behavior Seminar for new clients
  • Available in Livonia, Canton, Ann Arbor & Westland
  • Proof of current vaccinations & negative fecal required
  • For dogs 3-6 months old

Puppy Socials

Drop-in sessions, ages 3-6 months.

1-hour supervised confidence-boosting interactions and play time with other puppies. Learn what's appropriate play, and how to work on better interactions. Held the hour before Puppy Pre K-9 class at each location.

More info on our Group Classes page.

  • FREE with Puppy Pre K-9 class, or $5 to drop-in anytime
  • Available in Livonia, Canton, Ann Arbor & Westland
  • Proof of current vaccinations & negative fecal required
  • For dogs 3-6 months old