Private Puppy Lessons in the Park

Mary is a professional dog trainer with certifications from CATCH Canine Trainers Academy (CCDT) and from Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA). She is a member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers, an Evaluator for American Kennel Club (AKC) Pet Programs and a supporting member of IAABC. Mary is committed to positive reinforcement dog training and providing the most effective training methods to meet her clients’ dog training needs. She will help you build a lifetime bond with your dog through informative and fun classes. 

3 - Pack of One Hour Private Lessons - Customized Training
May Include Some of the Following Training Topics
  • Socialization

  • Handling & Manners

  • House Training

  • Sit, Down, Stand, Drop It, Etc.

  • Targeting

  • Loose Leash Walking

Puppies must be fully vaccinated to participate in this program.


Just like a human infant your puppy's brain and body are in an accelerated period of growth during this early stage of their life. Training at this time will set them up to be amazing adult dogs. At about 8 to 18 weeks of age, puppies are primed for bonding to animals and individuals, for learning that objects, people, and environments are safe, and for learning what the body cues and signals of others mean. Besides socialization, at this age, your puppy is mature enough to begin basic training. This not only teaches them basic obedience and manners but also how to learn. Introducing Positive Reinforcement Methods to your puppy will help them experience learning in this paradigm as second nature, which will serve them well throughout their lifetime.