Puppy Classes:

*Coming FALL 2023. Online or Private Lessons*

Positive Reinforcement, Clicker Training, Puppy Socialization & Training

Puppy Preschool: Puppies 8 weeks – 16 weeks (as of start date)

Puppy Start Right Preschool is an accredited program designed by Dr. Kenneth Martin, DVM, Dipl. ACVB, a board certified veterinarian behaviorist and his wife Debbie Martin, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, LVT, VTS (Behavior). I am a certified Puppy Start Right Instructor.

This program is unique to other puppy socialization programs because it focuses on creating positive, pro-active experiences for puppies during the critical socialization period. I will teach you how to safely expose your puppy to new and novel stimuli (objects), including sights, sounds, surfaces, people and other puppies in a safe and pro-active way. Taking care to keep things positive for the emotional well being of the puppy.

While the primary focus is on socialization we will also dive into managing and solving common puppy issues like potty training, puppy mouthing (playful biting), crate training, chewing, and jumping. We also introduce foundation training skills including: Attention, Loose Leash Walking, Sit, Touch (hand target), Recall, Drop It, Leave it.

A free digital copy of Puppy Start Right, video access and a clicker is included in enrollment.

Puppies should have had their first vaccination in the puppy series. (unless attending online)

Puppy Private Lessons and Online class will be available.

Puppy Essentials: Puppies over 16 weeks

Puppy Essentials is perfect for Puppy Preschool graduates or Puppy’s first class. We will continue to discuss how to best manage and solve common puppy issues such as potty training, puppy mouthing, chewing, crate training, etc. We will introduce the foundational skills every puppy/dog should know. This includes but is not limited to Attention, Reflex to Name, Positive Interrupter, Sit, Down, Recall, Touch, Drop it, Leave it, Place (go to mat), Loose Leash Walking.

Puppies should have their full series of vaccinations. (unless attending online)

A free clicker is included in enrollment.

Puppy Private Lessons and Online class will be available.

Adolescent Refresher Sessions:

Foundation Refresher:

Loose Leash Walking:

Reliable Recall:


All students will need to provide there own training treats. Treat bags are optional but highly recommended.


I am available to consult with breeders, shelters and fosters on the importance of early Puppy Socialization and how to implement it with their puppies/litters.

I am available to consult with breeders on puppy development, and how to start and implement puppy socialization and training before puppy goes home.

*Sit n Stay Positive is designed to introduce training foundations, address normal puppy behavior, and prevent the development of behavior problems. Sit n Stay Positive is not designed to treat serious behavior problems (such as reactivity, aggression, anxiety, or extreme fear). Please consult with your veterinarian or a licensed behaviorist if your puppy is displaying extreme behavior issues. Your puppy’s success depends on you doing your homework and working with your puppy at least twice a day.

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