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Puppy Training

Puppy Socialization and Manners Class

Puppy training, puppy class

During the first 3 months of life, your puppy is going through a socialization period that will influence his responses to varied stimuli for the rest of his life.  This first socialization period is a critical time for exposing your puppy to new sights, sounds and experiences in a way that creates a positive association.  A well-planned, reward based puppy class is a MUST to help facilitate these experiences and lay the ground work for a resilient and well-rounded dog in the future.  Start your puppy off on the right paw by joining us for puppy class right here at Freeport Vet! 

We cannot stress enough the importance of puppy classes. These are opportunities for puppies to socialize with different puppies their age as well as new people. They also get a chance to learn new skills in a busy environment. The American Kennel Club has a great article on why puppy classes are so important. During the five weeks of puppy class at Freeport Vet, your puppy will learn foundation behaviors such as sit, down, focus and leash walking.  In addition to this, part of every class will be devoted to important life skills such as emotional control, acceptance of gentle handling and socialization to environmental and social stimuli.  

Classes are taught by our fabulous technician and Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Mary Bernier. Mary has been a Certified Professional Dog Trainer since 2013.  She is passionate about Fear Free handling both in and out of the veterinary hospital.  

We are happy to offer a class for puppies ages 8-16 weeks here at the clinic on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 pm.    We offer rolling admission so you can start at any time.  Please call the office at 207-865-3673 or click the link below to sign up.  The cost is $150 for 5 classes.

In order to maintain adequate social distancing for COVID19, classes are held outdoors in our backyard.  Please limit your attendance to 2 humans per puppy and no children under the age of 12.  Thank you!!

You can sign up using our form here.


Puppy Classes July 2020

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