Puppy Training

If you want a happy, confident, and well-behaved puppy you have come to the right place!
Get your puppy started off on the right track at an early age to set you up for success in the future. Our puppy training will give you the skills to raise a well behaved dog, and your puppy the skills needed to become a good canine citizen!

You don’t need to wait any longer to start training and socializing your puppy! It is proven that the benefit of early socialization is crucial in the development of well balanced puppies. Click here to read the position statement on socialization from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.

Puppy Privates

Our Puppy Privates program is far more than your typical puppy class. Training is conducted in the convenience of your home and on your schedule with a focus on helping you raise your puppy with as little stress as possible! We teach you how to address typical puppy issues like crate training, house breaking, mouthing, and jumping. How to avoid having your puppy develop unwanted behaviours such as excessive barking, digging and chewing.  We will also introduce your puppy to basic commands like sit, down, and come. Your puppy will learn to accept general handling for vet visits and grooming, and we provide you with a comprehensive plan for successful socialization. With our Puppy Privates you get access to our Puppy Social & Enrichment class which will play a key role in socializing your new family member!

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This program includes:

– 6 one-hour sessions over the course of 6 weeks

– Training leash

– Socialization Checklist

– Detailed training program to implement at home including handouts and videos

– Unlimited support throughout the course to ensure you have success between each session

– Unlimited access to our Puppy Social & Enrichment class (attend as many as you like until your puppy is 5 months old)

– Discounted rate on all future group classes

– Access to our monthly group drop in classes (Social Club)

– Access to our exclusive client only Facebook group for further support

– 10% off all purchases on our online pet store www.thecrunchycaninestore.ca

– Nutrition and diet advice from a Certified Raw Food Specialist

Investment: $1175 plus HST

Requirements: Puppies 8 weeks and older

Contact us today to sign up for Puppy Privates!

Puppy Preschool

Our Puppy Preschool program is unlike any of the group puppy training classes out there. We focus on helping dog owners build a strong relationship with their new dog, addressing and preventing unwanted behaviours like jumping and mouthing, teaching puppies how to be calm, obedience commands including sit, down, and come, and general life skills that every puppy should have! Classes are 45 minutes in length and are held at the Stoney Creek United Church on King St W, downtown Stoney Creek. With our Puppy Preschool you get access to our Puppy Social & Enrichment classes held on Tuesdays at 6pm.

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This program includes:

– Six 45 minute group classes

– Socialization Checklist

– Detailed training program to implement at home with handouts and videos

– Unlimited support throughout the course to ensure you have success between each class

– Unlimited access to our Puppy Social & Enrichment class (attend as many as you like until your puppy is 5 months old)

– Discounted rate on all future group classes

– Access to our monthly group drop in classes (Social Club)

– Access to our exclusive client only Facebook group for further support

– 10% off all purchases on our online pet store www.thecrunchycaninestore.ca

– Nutrition and diet advice from a Certified Raw Food Specialist

Investment: $375 plus HST

Requirements: Puppies 10-20 weeks with age appropriate vaccinations

Contact us today to sign up for Puppy Preschool!

 

Online Puppy Training

Our Online Puppy Training was developed to meet the demand of online training during COVD-19 and can be done in the comfort and safety of your own home. While we still prefer in person training, our online puppy training is a great alternative to those who cannot attend group classes or do private in home training. We have compiled videos and handouts that cover everything you need for raising a well-behaved dog.

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This program includes:

– House training, Crate training, puppy mouthing, teaching your puppy to be calm, grooming, socialization, sit, down, stay, place, come when called, proper play, drop command, leave it command and more!

– 13 comprehensive yet easy to follow videos

– Over 20 PDF handouts

– Socialization Checklist

– Unlimited support throughout the course to ensure you have success between each class

– Discounted rate on all future group classes

– Access to our exclusive client only Facebook group for further support

– 10% off all purchases on our online pet store www.thecrunchycaninestore.ca

– Nutrition and diet advice from a Certified Raw Food Specialist

Investment: $45 plus HST

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Puppy Socialization & Enrichment

Our Puppy Socialization & Enrichment Class is a fun, fast paced class that focuses on confidence building, socialization, proper play, relationship development, and general life skills that every puppy should have! This is a drop in style class held every week on Tuesdays at 6pm at the Stoney Creek United Church. At this time we are only able to accept puppies who are currently enrolled in training with us for Puppy Socialization & Enrichment.

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This program includes:

– 45 minute drop-in class (at this time classes are split into two groups so attendance is every other week for COVID-19 safety purposes)

– Our comprehensive Socialization Checklist

– Unlimited support throughout the course to ensure you have success between each session

– Access to our exclusive client only Facebook group for further support

– 10% off all purchases on our online pet store www.thecrunchycaninestore.ca

– Nutrition and diet advice from a Certified Raw Food Specialist

Registration Fee: $75 plus HST

Requirements: Puppies 10-20 weeks and age appropriate vaccinations

 

What our Puppy Training clients are saying:

We met Katherine when we got a new puppy and needed help with training, the one on one was amazing. She is very knowledgeable and caring. Now we have an amazing Dog with a wonderful disposition!
Thank you Katherine

Tara with Roo

I can’t say enough about The Crunchy Canine. I initially contacted Katherine to help me train my 5 month old puppy. I’ve had previous dogs and they were always badly behaved, so I wanted to know the tricks to fix these behaviours. I learned so much that that I kept her on a little longer to help me with my 5 year old dog. All her ideas worked. I can proudly say I don’t have bad dogs. I truly recommend them!

Judy with Pippa

Katherine is an excellent trainer. We are first time puppy owners and she has been a great person to work with and helping us to train our dog to be obedient and a great family pet

Joe with River