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Puppies are adorable! They’re also the beginning of a lifelong relationship that you’ll have with your newest family member, and they require help and guidance from you, their trusted owner.

For all-things-puppy, our expert trainers are here to help you and your pup learn how to communicate with one another while growing stronger together from the very beginning.

“Tonia is an amazing trainer, and thanks to her we now have the perfect dog.

Very quickly after getting our Weimeraner puppy, Cloe, we realized we’d need more than just love and understanding to enjoy her. After only a few weeks, Tonia helped us better understand the best way to communicate and work with our puppy. More importantly, she did it with positive reinforcement and love. Cloe is not only a pupil, she also attends Dog Daycare at Houston Dog Ranch and absolutely loves it. What a wonderful place!”

Joan N. & Cloe

Pre-Puppy Planning

Need help deciding what kind of puppy will be a great fit for your family's lifestyle? What do you need to do to get ready to welcome a new pup into your home?  Have one of our trainers consult with you to help get you ready for your new arrival.

Puppy Starter Lesson

Meet with one of our professional dog trainers to help get you and your puppy started off on the right foot! Learn about:

Proper feeding and care

Scheduling

Appropriate use of toys

Potty training

Mouthing/chewing

Setting boundaries for your newest family member

Grow together in puppy classes

Puppy Prep I

This class is a MUST for new puppy owners! You’ll learn valuable information about raising and living with your furry friend, and your puppy will learn foundational skills needed for success in training and in life.

Building good manners and communication is emphasized, along with:

Attention and focusing

Self-control

Handling

Socialization

Off-leash concepts and also short, directed play sessions designed to teach owners appropriate play behaviors, stress signals, body language, and communication in dogs.

Requirements: Puppies must be between 8-14 weeks and must have received their second round of vaccinations given by a licensed veterinarian a minimum of five days prior to starting the class. Required Second Round vaccinations are DHLPP/DA2PP (Distemper/Parvovirus Combo), Third Round vaccinations are DHLPP/DA2PP (Distemper/Parvovirus Combo), and Bordetella.

Puppy Prep II

Puppy Prep I graduates continue to build on the basic foundation skills. Training can become a bit more difficult at this stage, but is even more critical to ensure that your puppy will continue to pay attention to your instructions while working through adolescence.

Designed to help you teach your growing puppy to be calm, responsive, and attentive to you, as well as to respond quickly when distracted and/or at a distance, Puppy Prep II focuses on:

Proofing behaviors without the need for food lures

Teaching your puppy to enjoy all types of rewards (toys, praise, affection, etc.) rather than focusing solely on food rewards

Exercises including distance sits, settle down, stay, recall, and both on-leash and off-leash walking and heeling

Requirements: Completion of Puppy Prep I. Puppies must be between 14-20 weeks. The last round of Distemper/Parvovirus, Bordetella, and Rabies vaccinations is required by 16 weeks.