Puppy Training

Getting a new puppy and welcoming your new family member is an exciting experience! It can also be very overwhelming! Puppies require consistent care and proper training to ensure they grow into a well-balanced, well-adjusted, and well-behaved dogs. What your puppy learns in their first weeks and months lays the foundation for the rest of their lives.

What programs do you have for puppies?

For puppies 12 weeks and older, we have two great programs! For people who can drop off and pick up their puppy every day M-F, we have a one month, 20 day, puppy day school program. For those who cannot drop off and pick up, we have a full two week board and train program.

What will my puppy learn?

Our puppy foundations program teaches puppies critical developmental skills such including:

Not sure what that means? Ask us!

In addition to the developmental skills, we also introduce puppies to basic obedience skills including:

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Video: Unedited clips of one of our former puppy students

Is training done after the program?

Your puppy will be far ahead in understanding good behaviors, obedience commands, and all the skills listed above. However, training is never really done. Anything trained can be untrained. 


For a more detailed explanation please see our article on “How long does it take to train a puppy?

Should I wait until my puppy grows up to start training?

Definitely not! Whether you know it or not, you are training your puppy the minute you bring her home. Mistakes made in early training and socialization are far more difficult to correct in the future when the dogs are older. Dogs who have great training foundation as puppies are far less likely to develop undesirable behaviors that have to be discouraged and retrained later.


An additional benefit to seeking training early, is we can train YOU to be the best pet parent you can be! 

What else comes with the program?

In addition to the training you and your puppy will receive in our program, once you complete our puppy program, you are part of the Cosmic Canine family! For the rest of your dog’s life you are welcome to come to our FREE pack walks and community events. You also get discounts on advanced training should you wish to pursue it.


We want our training alumni to continue maintaining their training and be successful! We are here to help!

Do you do potty training?

Potty training is a process that must be completed in your home and unfortunately there is no “easy button.”  However crate training is an essential part of that process. During our puppy program, your puppy is taken out on a schedule and learns to go on those breaks. This will make the process far easier to continue at home. Our day school program is excellent to help you in your potty training process as your puppy will both be crate trained and taken out frequently while you are busy!

For detailed information regarding potty training and crate training, please check out our blog articles on the subject: 

How long does it train to potty train a puppy?

Teaching your puppy to potty outside

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Video: More puppy skills and example owner instructions