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Coming January 2022: KPA Puppy Start Right Group Class

Puppy Social, Basic Obedience, and Problem Prevention

Course Summary

For puppies 7-12 weeks old at time of enrollment. Socialize your puppy with people, other pups, sights, sounds, and a variety of objects under the supervision of a trained instructor (Shannon Morrow, CCDT and KPA Puppy Start Right Instructor) who will ensure positive interactions and set you and your puppy up for success and confidence as he or she grows. Using positive reinforcement, we'll cover the basics of basic obedience cues such as sit, stay, and recall, crate and potty training, and will discuss strategies to avoid future behavior problems like jumping and puppy biting.
This class includes 4 sessions and is open to enrollment on a rolling basis.  Once you are enrolled, you'll start with the class we are currently on, and cycle through until you have completed all 4 sessions.  This is ideal since you'll want to start socializing your puppy as soon as possible during his or her critical socialization period (7-12 weeks of age) when puppies are most open to new experiences.

Class sizes are small to keep everyone safe, and because they are offered in my home!  Maximum 4 puppies per class will ensure that everyone receives plenty of attention and focus, and will leave ample time for questions, socializing, and practice.

Yes, you'll have homework each week, and it will be FUN for you and your pup.

This class covers:
Basic Cues:
Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Drop, Leave-It, and a short introduction to loose-leash walking.
Positive introduction to crate training, managing house training, and setting up your home to ensure safety for your pup.
Problem Prevention:
Puppy Biting, Chewing, Counter Surfing, Jumping, Separation Anxiety, Safe and Positive Socialization Strategies.

Puppies must have their initial recommended vaccinations to attend, but may start before the final boosters are administered.

 Contact me to learn more about these safety requirements and complete your enrollment.

Happy Training!

Shannon Morrow

Shannon Morrow is co-owner and certified dog trainer at Surf Sitters Pet Care and Up With Pups Dog Training in Surf City, N.C. Shannon has worked with hundreds of dogs of all ages, sizes, breeds, energy levels, and abilities. Starting her career as a dog walker and pet sitter gave her insight into the behavioral challenges many pet parents face with their furry best friends, and fueled her desire to learn more in order to help dogs and their people live together in harmony.  After completing her training certification through the Pet Care Institute In Wilmington, N.C., Shannon joined the Empowered Dog community in order to take her knowledge to a higher level.  Empowered Dog is a group of trainers committed to providing trainers from around the world with the best positive training materials available.  Shannon uses Empowered Dog methods, materials, and curricula to guide herself and her clients towards success and a loving bond with their canine friends.

John Smith


Highly Recommended Course. Easy to Understand, Informative, Very Well Organized. The Course is Full of Practical and Valuable for Anyone who wants to Enhance their Skills. Really Enjoyed it. Thank you!!

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