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Basic Obedience Training & Socialization for Puppies and Small Dogs

WHY should you take training classes with your puppy?

Before your eyes, that adorable little puppy you added to your family will grow into a larger adult dog! If you let those cute only slightly annoying habits continue, they will become the bad habits of a bigger, stronger adult dog. Adolescent begins in most dogs at SIX MONTHS! Sooner for small dogs, later for bigger dogs. 


The best thing you can do for your pup and your family is establish a solid foundation of basic obedience and socialization which will build a stronger bond with your dog. After all, this is a lifelong commitment!


All BBDT workshops teach all the basics commands and manners and are designed with the focus on your needs and training goals! Do other trainers offer tips and training advice for the life of your dog? 

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Why is training so important?!

Training is the essential foundation to peaceful coexistence! Best Buddies will show you how to spend a few minutes each day 'communicating' with your dog and strengthening the bond. We'll show you how bad behaviors can be replaced with good behaviors.


Lack of training and the inability to correct unwanted behaviors is most often what lands a potentially great dog at an overcrowded shelter.

Teaching a dog and giving the owner the tools needed to succeed will make for a long, happy relationship with your ‘best buddy’!

What happens in puppy training?

In the BBDT Basic Obedience Puppy Training workshop participants will gain a solid foundation of the important core commands, and enjoy fun games! Everything we do in class strengthens the bond between you and your pup, which makes for a much better learning experience!

Some may wish to continue on with additional classes.

We recommend Obedience and Socialization for Adolescents & Older Dogs which will cement the foundation established in Basic Obedience Puppy Training. You can go all the way through and attend Best Manners as well!

How old does my dog have to be to attend puppy class?

Puppies from 8 weeks up to six months can attend the basic obedience and socialization puppy training workshop. You can never start too early socializing your pup or establishing a solid training foundation with your new family member! 


For your dog's safety, please be certain your pup is properly vaccinated and your vet clears him/her to attend a group class. The easiest way to do this is by talking with your veterinarian to make sure your puppy has had the vaccinations needed to support his/her immune system.

Professional, insured carers make sure your dog has a vacation as great as yours!

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How many weeks & what is taught in class?

This workshop is 4 consecutive weeks of 90-minute classes. 

  • How to properly socialize with dogs/people

  • Core basic obedience commands (Come, Sit, Stay, Down, Leave it)

  • Useful commands to deal with 

    • Jumping​

    • Biting

    • Barking

    • Potty Training

    • Crating 

    • Leash Pulling

    • Importance of body language (yours and your dogs!)

    • Focus and bonding techniques

How many students in each class?

Classes are kept small to give owners/dogs hands-on focused, training and a rewarding experience.  Workshops have a MAX attendance of 10 dogs per class.

Additional training tools or classes may be recommended for ultimate training success.

COST? $165 total! This includes all of the above, graduation diplomas and pictures, training advice for the life of your dog and the special treats used in some of the sessions.

Convinced this is the best training for you and your best buddy? Contact BBDT today and reserve your spot in the next class!

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