**UPDATE Oct 1, 2020**
Our Puppy Teen classes have been extremely popular and at this time, we will only be contacting the people who have been patiently waiting on our email notification waitlist to register for the October classes. We have temporarily closed the Puppy Teen waitlist until Nov 1, 2020. On Nov 1st, we will reopen the Puppy Teen class email notification list and there will be a link to sign up on this page.
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! https://project-puppy.com While this won’t replace puppy classes needed for socialization; it will give you many helpful tips on surviving puppyhood!
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!
- 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)
- 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!
Additional Class Information:
Please note: Due to Covid only 2 humans(max) per dog will be allowed to attend class.
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!
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!