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Raising your new best friend is an adventure and it’s incredibly important to start the journey off on the right foot.

That is why Unleashed! offers the very best start in training & socialization for your puppy!

Our EM-BARK Puppy classes are carefully designed to be the perfect foundation for your puppies’ crucial early learning.

Let’s face it, we all want a social, well-trained and well-rounded canine family member. We all want a dog that we can take out & about and will be polite and friendly to people, kids and other dogs. How do we help our dogs achieve that? 

The key to that is…. start early!

 

Most of the behavior problems we see in adult dogs could have been easily prevented by appropriate socialization, exposure,

and training when the dog was a puppy.

Part of our entire mission and vision at Unleashed! is to help properly train and socialize more “generations” of puppies to become social, patient

and well-behaved k9 citizens as well as helping their people know who their dog is as an individual, understand their limitations and appreciate

and nurture their capabilities.

Obedience Training 
The key to a well-trained dog is to get them to care about you and be happy and (ideally) excited to do what you ask them to do in any situation or environment. A good relationship based on trust & understanding is a must for good obedience. 

 

Patience and Impulse Control 
Two of the most helpful things a puppy can learn and will be very useful once your dog reaches adolescence and adulthood. This will help your puppy learn a variety of skills like taking treats gently or not jumping up when greeting new friends as well as remaining calm and collected when big distractions ( like dogs walking by) appear.

 

Core Skills
We will guide you through the basics of teaching your puppy to sit, wait, stay, down, settle, come, and start you on your way to walking nicely on leash, which requires patience on both ends of the leash. Imagine nice leisure walks with your dog or enjoying a beautiful day sitting outside a coffee shop, playing at the park or out on an off-leash beach and being confident that your dog will come back to you when you call his name. These are skills you will likely use every single day of your lives together, so let’s get them right at the very beginning!

 

The Em-Bark curriculum helps build self-control, patience, general manners, and basic commands. Puppies in our class also learn self-confidence, body awareness, how to interact with other dogs and people, learn to be more comfortable with things such as vet/grooming handling, and LOTS more.

 

You will learn about exercise ideas,  how to spot signs of stress and read your dog’s body language as well as the importance of gradual exposure and proper socialization/habituation to new people, places, animals things, and much more. 

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 Em-Bark Puppy Class

 

Unleashed! Puppy classes are carefully designed to be the perfect foundation for your puppies’ crucial early learning.

Let’s face it, we all want a social, well-trained and well-rounded canine

family member.

How do we help our dogs achieve that?

The key to that is…. start early!

Class Details

Em-Bark puppy classes are a open enrollment format so you can start anytime! 

Classes are 50 minutes.
For Pups 9 weeks up to 4 months (16 weeks) of age 

(If your pup is older then 16 weeks and has missed out on socialization check out Charm School)

Class Requirements
Current Vaccine record for age (at least one DHPP) and negative fecal 
Start classes at least 5 days after the First vaccine. 
Pups must be in their home for at least 7 days before starting classes.

Rabies vaccine is NOT required for puppies under 5 months. 

Puppy classes are green on calendar

You can also check out our Puppy fun classes below

 

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There's a whole lot of sniffing going on!


Introduce your puppy to the amazing world

of Scent work.

Scent work can help develop confidence even in the most timid dog,

 The mental and physical exercise of searching and problem-solving

is great for calming the energetic, highly aroused, or even reactive dogs.

Another benefit is the positive relationship that develops between you and your dog when you are out "hunting" together

Puppy Tricks

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Our Puppy Tricks clinic is a blast!

Puppy Tricks is the perfect way to have fun with your pup while teaching them some cool new moves.

In this fun and interactive class, you and your pup will learn the foundation on how to teach tricks like, Crawl, Bow, Roll Over, Jump through a hoop, Etc...

Pups Out & About

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It’s a big world, is your pup ready for it?

Pups Out and About will help your pup learn to navigate through real life situations.


Help your pup develop the skills to be a good k9 citizen when out and about.

 Would you like your pup to be able to hang at Brewster’s while you enjoy a pint?

 Pups Out and About class is designed just for that goal!

Each session will include an outdoor adventure. Pups Out & About classes will include visits to puppy-friendly stores (banks, hardware stores, coffee shops, and more), different neighborhoods or local vet offices.

Baby O & Bodhi

This is a topic near and dear to our heart here at Unleashed, sometimes, life happens and your puppy gets a rough start in life, missing crucial socialization opportunities, or finding themselves in tough situations where they may have learned some naughty behaviors in order to cope.

 

 We see this all too often in our work with dogs, so we designed these one-on-one training and socialization sessions where your pup can safely learn to interact with our carefully selected and appropriate adult dogs, monitored by professional trainers.

These sessions are great whether your pup is a bruiser, a wallflower or if you missed out on our Em-Bark classes.  


Our puppy-savvy adult dogs will help teach your pup manners, or they will draw your wallflower out of his shell and encourage him to play. 

All the while you will be getting instruction on what is, and what is not, appropriate dog play in a controlled and friendly environment, your dog will develop important social skills to help him better communicate in the dog world, while having a great time and burning off some energy!

We will also teach you to read your dog’s body language and how to spot signs of stress which will help you avoid trouble when out & about in everyday situations.    


These hour-long one-on-one sessions are for pups’ 10-weeks - 6 months of age.     

Price $90.00 for first session (then purchases a 4 pack for 320.00)

 

For current unleashed clients that are enrolled in Embark classes or doing private training 

$80.00 for first session 4 pack of Charm School sessions are $300.00

Call 707-763-9882 or email us today to schedule a Charm School Session

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Puppy Crèche 
The Ulti-Mutt Training For Puppies

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“Let us partner with you in raising your pup and teaching them the skills

that will benefit them and your family for life”

 

Congratulations on your new puppy! When a family acquires a new puppy, it is an exciting and busy time. Puppies are so much fun and a lot of work too!

 

Just like an infant, puppies require constant supervision, so they won’t get themselves into mischief. It can be hard to adjust your daily routine to meet your puppy’s needs.  With busy schedules pet parents do not always have the time or skills it takes to stay on top their new puppy housebreaking habits, and to teach proper socialization skills and train good manners. However, these habits are critical to helping your puppy grow into a well-adjusted, happy dog and a good K9 citizen.

 

Unleashed! understands the limitations of a busy daily life. We also know how fun & rewarding a new pup can be. Therefore, we developed Pup Crèche* an exclusive training program for puppies 9 weeks to 6 months of age.

            

Training/Exploration

Included in Pup Crèche will be a minimum of 2 private training sessions per week with your puppy and one of our professional trainers. Sessions will include working on basic puppy manners as well as sit, down, settle go to bed and the beginning of coming when called & walking on a leash. We will enforce polite greetings and appropriate human-dog & pup-dog interactions. You will receive our training handbook, one 60-minute training session each week with you, your pup and one of our trainers to go over what your pup has learned as well as a 6 pack of classes.

 

House-training

We set up your pups’ day so that we keep to your potty-training schedule. We will also give you a handout on house training (with training log) and answer any questions or concerns that you have.

 

The length of time it takes to house-train a young puppy varies depending on the individual pup and your compliance, so they may not be fully house-trained within these 2 - 4 weeks but you will be way ahead of the game! Most pups are not fully house-trained till they are about 5-6 months old.

 

Socialization

During the day, pups will spend time with our qualified "Muttassori Dogs"— appropriate adult dogs we have specifically chosen for this work. Our team of trainers and the Muttassori crew will help shape appropriate behavior, teach pups how to self-regulate, how to read each other’s body language/cues, and to play and have fun.

As well as interacting and playing with other puppies they will learn to focus on us and work through behaviors with distractions.

 

 

Nap Time

All pups will have nap time throughout the day. These breaks are especially important! It gives the pups the opportunity to relax and learn how to settle on their own.

 

Pup Crèche does not excuse pet parents and families from following through at home, but it will serve to make it easier for pups to learn how to learn and make life at home more enjoyable.

Puppy Socialization: A Risk/Reward Analysis
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Robert K. Anderson, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, DACVB, was a charter diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, as well as professor emeritus and Director of the Center to Study Human Animal Relationships and Environments, and the Animal Behavior Service and Veterinary Public Health Programs at the University of Minnesota. He received the Lifetime Achievement Awards from the ASPCA, American Humane Association, the Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine.​

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Anytime you are with

your puppy,

one of you is training the other.

Lets hope it's you
doing the training.

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Your puppy is the best puppy he knows how to be,

 

It's your job to help him become the best dog he can be.

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