Puppy Training & Programs
Here at Dog’s Day Out we believe the beginning stages of a dog’s life are extremely important and if you’re lucky enough to be able to have your dog at a young age, we are excited to be able to help you start him off right!
We offer a variety of Ballard and West Seattle puppy training classes and programs designed specifically for young dogs.
PUPPY POUNCE: A 4-week class for dogs 8 to 16 weeks old
Pup must have had their initial Distemper/Parvo vaccine no less than 10 days prior to the start of class.
We offer this class in both our Ballard and West Seattle locations. This puppy training course will cover age specific issues such as potty training, desensitization to sights, sounds & handling, mouthing, bite inhibition and jumping up as well as beginning work on commands including “sit”, “down” and “come”. We will discuss what to expect in different stages of canine development and allow pups to socialize with others during supervised “recess” periods. Positive reinforcement only; no leash corrections will be used. INSTRUCTOR: Danette Johnston, CPDT
If you have health concerns about your young pup socializing with others please read this statement from Purdue University.
PUPPY PLAY GROUP: 45-minute play sessions for puppies 8-20 weeks
Pup must have had their initial Distemper/Parvo vaccine no less than 10 days prior to session.
At our puppy play group sessions, you can socialize your puppy in a safe and monitored environment. A trainer will be on hand while your pup learns crucial socialization, play and bite inhibition skills from his fellow pups. Sessions are $10 each. Contact us by phone 206-706-4875 or email Danette at firstname.lastname@example.org for pre-registration which is required at least 24 hours before play group.
DOG WALKING PUPPY PROGRAM: In-home services for puppies 7-20 weeks
For those of you who are working all day, we have a special dog walking program to handle the specific needs of a puppy. With this program, we provide appropriate in-home services for puppies 7-20 weeks of age. We will spend one hour with the puppy working on housebreaking, controlled socialization, desensitization, game playing and beginning leash walking as well as simple puppy training commands such as sit, down and wait.
PUPPY 101: A special human-only seminar
Whether you have a new puppy, are thinking of getting one, or just missed getting into a puppy training class, this seminar will get you started on the basics of what you need to know to raise a great pup! We will discuss the best methods of management, house breaking, desensitization, socialization and stages of canine development.
We also offer specialized private dog training sessions for puppies either at Dog’s Day Out in Ballard or at Tails of the City in West Seattle, as well as in your home (in select areas only).
How much are the classes? Please see our rates and services page for class, daycare and seminar costs.
How do I sign up? For more information, please contact us by phone 206-706-4875 or email at email@example.com.