Update March 23rd 2020
Thank you again for being a part of Unleashed ‘s Muttly Crew!
We value your trust and consider you all part of our extended family.
I hope this message finds you as well as possible during this trying time.
We wanted to send out a quick update regarding our dog training services…
We are making an effort to maintain a balance between safety and service to our clients, especially our puppy people. Please know that we are committed to providing you and your pups/dogs support even if it’s in a remote capacity.
Our main concern now is for the young puppies that are in their critical socialization and training period. We have personally seen how the lack of proper training and socialization during this time can have long lasting effects. That is why I made the decision to keep running our Embark puppy classes and to offer Charm School sessions to our puppy clientele.
Our classes are already small, but we will be limiting them to only 4 dog/handler teams and we will be practicing social distance so we will work at a distance to coach you through exercises and supervise play time. All puppy parents will be able to maintain a social distance of a minimum of 6 feet.
We will be offering our Charm School sessions at a discounted rate and if you would like to set up a CS session or would like more info please call us at 707-763-9882 or email us
Start a course of action, especially one that is important
Raising your new best friend is and 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 program 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 anywhere 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 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. Listed below are some of the areas we can help you with:
Believe it or not, obedience training is the easiest way to attain a well-trained dog. The key to an obedient 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 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.
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 curriculum helps build self-control, patience, general manners, and basic commands. Puppies in this class also learn self-confidence, body awareness, how to interact with other dogs and people, learn to tolerate things such as vet/grooming handling, and LOTS more.
You will learn about exercise ideas, canine nutrition, 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.
This class is for puppies from 9 to 17 weeks of age at start date (If your pup is older then 17 weeks and has missed out on socialzition check out our Charm School option or contact us)
What you need to bring/know to class:
Your puppy's current shots record showing (at least) the first vaccination of parvo and distemper (or an antibody titer laboratory report parvo and distemper).
REGISTRATION FORM, completed. You can register on line by clicking on the calendar below or click here to download registration form.
Pups must live in their new home for at least one week before their first class
How To Register for Em-Bark Puppy classes:
You can start as soon as you wish, there is no waiting period! (Pups must live in their home for at least one week before their first class)
Click Calendar below to register and for upcoming classes days and times
To register via telephone call us at 707-763-9882 or email us before attending your first class.
No pre-payment is necessary. If you have any questions, please contact us and we’ll be glad to help you.
Link to class registration & current calendar
Without both the vaccination record and the registration form (or pre-regiaster on line), you will not be able to attend class!
Em-Bark Puppy Classes
For puppies 9 – 17 weeks of age.
If your puppy is not able to start the course until between 14-16 weeks of age, they can stay in until 19 weeks of age with instructor’s approval.
You do not need to attend orientation before starting puppy classes, but please attend one of our people-only orientations as soon as you can!
Em-Bark Puppy Package includes:
11 (Em-Bark and/or Elements classes)
1 90 minuite consulation
1 puppy fun class
1 People Only Orientation
6 Pack of Em-Bark classes
You may attend our Em-Bark puppy classes on a drop-in basis. The cost is $30.00 per class and is cash only. You will still need to register
Our Trainers and Our Values
Here at Unleashed, all our classes are taught by instructors who will not only teach you how to train your dog, but are also specialized in canine behavior. We pride ourselves in what we do for dogs and their people because we love it and we work hard to make it a fun and positive learning experience for all. We keep our classes small, so we can provide attention and dedication to each dog family.
Student to instructor ratio is a maximum of 4:1
The Canine Breakfast Club
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 dog 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 our Social Savvy 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 out in everyday situations.
Charm School sessions are held Tuesday - Friday by appointment only.
These 45 minute-long one-on-one sessions are for pups 10-weeks - 6 months of age.
Price $75.00 for first session (then 60.00 if you purches a 4 pack)
Call 707-763-9882 or email us today to schedule a Charm School Session
Puppy Socialization: A Risk/Reward Analysis
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.
Anytime you are with
one of you is training the other.
Lets hope it's you
doing the training.
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.