Puppy Start Right - Socialization & Manners

Puppy Start Right - Socialization & Manners


Puppy Start Right, for puppies 8-14 weeks old, integrates crucial socialization with introductory manners training. Your puppy will learn the beginnings of fundamental manners - sit/stay, coming when called. leave/it, polite leash walking and more, while gaining exposure to new people, veterinary and grooming care procedures, novel objects and sounds. Puppies will also have off-leash playtime - all in a fun and positive learning environment. Topics covered in this series include: crate and potty training, chewing, nipping and mouthing, digging, jumping and more!

NOTE: If your puppy is 15 weeks or older now or will be at the start of class, please enroll in Canine Manners




  • Socialization

    • Wheels and Children's Toys

    • Health & Handling

    • Costumes & Appearances

    • Obstacles & Sounds

  • Puppy Playtime

  • Pass the Puppy

  • Introductory manners training & topics of discussion

    • Digging

    • Polite Greetings

    • Hand Targeting

    • Sit

    • Leash Manners

    • Recall (i.e. coming when called)

    • Nipping/Mouthing Prevention & Redirection

    • Canine Body Language

    • Housetraining

    • Crate/Confinement Training



  • 5, one-hour classes: 1 humans-only orientation, followed by 4 consecutive (unless otherwise noted on the schedule) weekly sessions with your puppy.

  • Classes are limited to 4 dog/owner teams, to ensure more focus on individual teams. (Note: A minimum of 3 puppy/owner enrolled teams are required to hold a puppy class)

  • Free jewel clicker and wrist coil provided

  • Unlimited email support throughout the series. 

  • Weekly homework assignments

  • Full access to our password-protected online resource library of educational publications and links on a verity of training and behavior topics

  • Customized training plans for goals not addressed in class provided when appropriate

  • Product discounts through our online store 



  • Proof of wellness exam from current veterinarian, first set of puppy vaccinations, including: distemper, parainfluenza, parvo and bordetella, along with a negative fecal test.

*Note: Your puppy must be started on the vaccination series (listed above), but the entire series does NOT need to be completed before the start of class. The position of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior is that puppies should receive socialization before they are fully vaccinated. Click here to read full statement.


Questions? Please contact us.


·       For puppies 8-14 weeks old. 

NOTE: If your puppy is 15 weeks or older now or will be at the start of class, please enroll in Canine Manners instead. 



Puppy classes are currently offered: 

Wednesdays at 6:30 PM 

Orientations:  Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. 

Class enrollment is on a rolling basis, which means you can start anytime, space permitting.  

A humans-only orientation is required for new teams, one week prior to your first class with your puppy. Orientations are offered every Tuesday (Unless otherwise noted). 

Note: If you are unable to attend a Tuesday orientation due to an ongoing scheduling conflict, please send us an email



Classes are offered in Waukesha, next to Kuenzi Family Pet Hospital, above Family Pet Boarding - just off HWY 164

S52 W24084 Glendale Road
Waukesha, WI 53189