Puppy Walk and Train Adventures
Meeting the socialization and training needs of your puppy is fun but can be exhausting. Let us do the training for you! The Walk and Train Adventures are for puppies from 3 to 18 months of age that are current on their vaccines. Our trainers will pick up your puppy midday for their adventure which will include:
20-30 Minute Training Session in Public
We will take your puppy into a public setting and work on:
- Traffic leash walking skills
- Attention on handler
- General socialization
- Greeting people and dogs on cue without jumping
- Skills such as name response, sit, down, and wait
- Mat work (down stay on a mat)
45-60 Minute Decompression Walk
Next, we will head out to a local park for a long line nature walk where we will work on:
- Environmental acclimation- sniffing all the things!
- Recall for off-leash training
- Age-appropriate exercise
- Trail manners such as sit wait while people, dogs, and bicyclists pass, directional cues, and wait to leash up at trailheads
Changing environments is an important aspect of socialization and training. We have selected locations all over town for both the public training portion and decompression walks to build your pup’s fluency with their new skills. Some locations that your puppy will visit are:
- Home Depot
- Village Books
- Village Green
- Boulevard Park
- Sierra Trading Co.
- Home Goods
- Lake Padden
- Fairhaven Park
- Squalicum Beach
- PetStop & Sehome Village
- Whatcom Community College
- Bellingham Technical College
- Western Washington University
- and much more!
Body Awareness & Handling
A confident dog is one that is aware of its body and its spatial relation as it navigates the world around it. In new environments, we will encourage your puppy to explore new textures and surfaces to strengthen their body awareness. The more we introduce your puppy to novel stimuli the more they will be able to normalize the odd and unexpected when visiting new places. We will also do a snout-to-tail body check routinely during our adventure so they are comfortable being handled anywhere.
You can train along at home!
Get exclusive access to our Walk & Train Puppy Adventures online lesson plan complete with videos! Continuing your puppy’s training at home will only help solidify their new behaviors and skills. During your initial consultation, we will get to know your puppy, go over pick up and drop off instructions, and provide you with your access code for your online lesson plan.
Pricing & Packages
Initial Consultation (30 minutes in-home) $20
1 Adventure $50
5 Adventures $240
10 Adventures $450
Available to puppies living within Bellingham City Limits only
Currently, we are not taking on any new Walk & Train puppy clients, if you would like to be placed on our waitlist click here. When availability for this program opens up we will be contacting the waitlist on a first-come basis before posting it publicly.