Serving Fairfield County, CT, NY Metro and the Surrounding Areas
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Here's What Dog Gone Smart Offers for Puppies
Getting a puppy but not sure what to do next? Fill this out and a member of our puppy team will help answer your questions!
Pre-Puppy Private In Home Lesson
Not sure how to puppy proof your house? Confused by all the harnesses offered at the pet store? We can come to your house to answer all of your questions prior to your puppy joining your family. Things we can cover include: proper crate training, housebreaking tips, where your pup's crate should be, what a normal puppy's schedule should be, how to deal with nipping, and much, much more!
We are constantly working to create upcoming schedules, check here often for the latest class offerings. Our group puppy class is 4-weeks and will give your pup plenty of time for socialization, which is critical at this young age. Basic commands will be integrated with playtime. Puppies will learn to come, sit, down and stand. They will be exposed to many people, different things in the environment and different sounds and sights. They’ll grow up to be confident and well-adjusted adult dogs.
For puppies 8-16 weeks old. Socialization is vital for a puppy, so take advantage of imprint time. Puppies will learn appropriate play, bite inhibition, canine etiquette and how to socialize with other people and puppies in a controlled environment. Sessions will be supervised by one of our trainers. The trainer can also answer whatever puppy questions you may have.
Socialization is vital for puppies during their imprint period. Don't put their learning on pause while you're away - bring them to board at Dog Gone Smart, where our puppy trainers will continue to properly socialize them.