Puppy Training Classes and Dog Training Classes Hudson Valley

Mar 5, 2018

Puppy Training and Socialization classes are available now at First Friend Canine Consulting. Young puppies have a critical window of socialization during which they are open and eager to learn about the human world they live in. Once the socialization window closes around 14 weeks of age (depending on the pup) puppies become more cautious and less open to new experiences. This means if they haven’t had a positive experience with something they are less likely to be comfortable and confident. They may react with fear and bark or growl. In order to give your pup the best chance to grow into a confident dog who you will be happy take anywhere with you join First Friend’s Puppy Training and Socialization class where you’ll learn all about socialization and how to train your puppy in a fun and supportive way.

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First Friend Canine Consulting can still help

If your pup is beyond the critical socialization window, First Friend Canine Consulting can still help. Join our Life Skills for the Well-Mannered Dog, dog training class. This class is great for newly adopted dogs as well or if you just want to brush up on your dog’s skills. What things will you learn in our basic dog training class? We’ll cover important things like: polite leash walking, recall, sit, down, settle, mine and take it. We’ll also cover common behavior issues like counter surfing, stealing and jumping on people.

For those who have competed the basic dog training class, Life Skills for the Well-Mannered Dog, the next step is the Canine Good Citizens class. This class culminates with the Canine Good Citizen’s test for a chance to earn the American Kennel Club’s (AKC’s) Canine Good Citizen’s Title (CGC). The CGC title is a prerequisite for many therapy dog groups. Some homeowner’s insurance companies are encouraging CGC testing, and an increasing number of apartments and condos require that resident dogs pass the CGC test.

Both the puppy training class and dog training class are small in size to insure individual success. All classes use positive reinforcement and motivation to keep your dog happily learning their lessons. Classes are held in Wappingers Falls, NY easily accessed from throughout the Hudson Valley. These are open enrollment classes providing you with the opportunity to start when you and your dog are ready. No need to wait for the next session to begin in order to enroll.

Join us now to get started on training a well-mannered dog who everyone will enjoy. Find out more about our Dog Training Classes.