We provide FREE Puppy Class/Socialization through 2 areas:

1. Drop-in Class on Wednesdays & Saturdays @ 12:30 pm at Salida HWY 50 Location. Free for puppies 8 - 16 weeks. Supervised by our professional training Staff, we orchestrate simple training & socialization of your young puppy. All of the humans take turns petting and holding your young puppy. It truly does take a community to help raise a well socialized puppy! Your puppy must receive their first booster shot before attending.  We play fun games to build key skills:  leash walking, name recognition, passive recalls, bite inhibition and focusing skills. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

2. Attend the Free Community Dog Walks  in Buena Vista & Salida.  And you can also come into our locations any time. Our staff will always take time to visit with you and your puppy. We usually have friendly, healthy dogs around to for a little impromptu doggy socialization. Of course, our customers are always thrilled to hold & pet a new puppy… sharing the love! Work on walking your puppy in on a leash and make sure you practice bite inhibition when others are handling your puppy. “Ouch!”

FOR PUPPIES – 8 weeks – 16 weeks (must have at least first vaccination) Once your puppy has obtained 2 rounds of puppy shots, you are invited to enroll in our Obedience & Manners Levels Classes. In the meantime check out Master Puppy Training in Record Time, a FREE E-Book by Laura Bussing, CPDT-KA, CCFT, FP-MT

ASVAB Position Statement on Puppy Socialization 
AVMA Position Statement on Puppy Socialization

Laura Bussing, CPDT-KA, CCFT, FP-MT

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235 W. Hwy. 50, Salida, CO 81201
(719) 539-4220
300 E. Main Street, Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 966-5445
STORE HOURS: Open 7 days a week
Salida Hwy 50      9 AM - 6 PM*
Buena Vista         10 AM - 6 PM*

*Sundays close at 4pm