Basic Obedience Training & Socialization for Puppies

WHY should you take training classes with your puppy?

Before your eyes, that adorable little puppy you added to your family will grow into an adult dog! If you let those cute slightly annoying habits continue, they will become the bad habits of a bigger, adult dog.


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


BBDT workshops are designed with your needs in mind but all the basics are taught.


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 is 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 for Adolescents & Older Dogs which will cement the foundation established in Basic Obedience Puppy Training.

What age are dogs in this workshop?

Puppies 8 weeks and older 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 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.

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

How many weeks & what is taught in class?

This workshop is 5 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 

    • 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. (Due to Covid the class attendance has been reduced to allow for social distancing).

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

COST? $165 total for ALL 5 Weeks of 90 minute training sessions. 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.


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