Puppy Teen Class

Our Puppy Teen Classes are a “play-n-train” style of class that is great for older puppies to work on obedience and other life skills, while adding in more fun training games and challenges for you and your dog!

There are two different levels of Puppy Teen Class: 
  • Puppy Teen 1
    • For Puppies who have not completed a set of Puppy classes before.
    • For dogs between 5-12 months
  • Puppy Teen 2
    • For Puppies who completed our DogWorks Positive Puppy Class! (or another similar Puppy class program)
    • We build on the foundation behaviours taught in Positive Puppy and Puppy Teen 1. 
    • For dogs between 5-12 months

Not all puppy classes are the same, so if you took a Puppy classes with another dog training company, please e-mail us so we can let you know which Puppy Teen class would be most appropriate! 

Puppy Teen 1

$230 + gst
  • For dogs 5-12 months old who have not completed our Positive Puppy Class
  • Please note: The first class is a human only foundation knowledge and skills session - please leave your dogs at home for the first class
  • New classes start every 6 weeks.
  • Classes are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
  • If you are interested in classes, please click the "Get Notified of Upcoming Classes" button.

Puppy Teen 2

$230 + gst
  • For dogs 5-12 months old who have already completed our Positive Puppy Class (or comparable puppy class)
  • New classes start every 6 weeks.
  • Classes are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
  • If you are interested in classes, please click the "Get Notified of Upcoming Classes" button.
  • Dogs must have completed an in-person group puppy class before registering.
  • Skills required for Puppy Teen 2:
    Go to Mat (or bed) and lay down
    Stay
    Sit, Down, and Stand
    Leave it
    Basic loose leash walking using positive reinforcement (no leash pops etc)
    Recall
    Successfully able to focus/work in a group environment

Additional Class Information:

Class sets are: 6 x 1 hour classes

Location: 3133 Sumner Ave, Burnaby (indoors)

Open to dogs over 6 months of age

For Puppy Teen 1: The FIRST class is a foundation skills and orientation class just for the humans, so please leave dogs at home for that first class!

Core vaccines required:
8 weeks: distemper, parvo, adenovirus (hepatitis) & parainfluenza
12 weeks: 2nd set: distemper, parvo, adenovirus (hepatitis) & parainfluenza 
16 weeks: 3rd set or titre results
over 24 weeks: rabies
Bordetella & Leptospirosis: recommended but not required. Please consult your vet regarding these optional vaccines.
 

If you have imported a dog/puppy from outside Canada or the US, please DO NOT attend classes until you’ve had the dog for over 2 weeks with no signs of illness.

This is to allow for an initial bonding period and health guarantee before attending class. You must have has the dog home and with no signs of illness for at least 2 weeks before the 1st class. If you signed up for a class, but your dog shows signs of illness please do not attend class the next class, and contact us right away.

If your dog is reactive (i.e. lunges, barks etc towards other dogs and/or people), and requires a personal bubble of space from other dogs or people, we will accommodate your dog as long as you have previously or are currently working with a positive reinforcement trainer on your dog’s reactivity, so that you are skilled at managing your dog in a group setting.

Need a trainer for this? Let us know! We are happy to help!

If your dog barks excessively around other dogs (and cannot easily be stopped with a toy or food) we ask that you please contact us to schedule a private session before joining a group class, so that we can work on the barking before joining a more exciting group class. While we understand your dog may just be excited or nervous around the other dogs, if the dogs are constantly barking it is unfair to the students who cannot hear the instructor, and the instructor who has to try to talk over barking dogs.

Need help with this? Let us know, we’re happy to help!

Instructors:

Tara Tower

If you need some puppy guidance immediately, we recommend checking out “Project Puppy” which is an online resource! Use the discount code “DOGWORKS30” to get 30% off the yearly membership. Excellent puppy information available 24 hrs a day! project-puppy.com While this won’t replace puppy classes needed for socialization; it will give you many helpful tips on surviving puppyhood!

DogWorks Training Inc. 2020