Puppy Life Skills

Set your puppy up for success!

Ensure your puppy grows into the best dog he can be with our 6 week Puppy Life Skills group program, designed to prepare your puppy for life in the REAL WORLD.

Our unique force-free, positive reinforcement online program allows you to get started with virtual classes as soon as your pup arrives without having to wait for vaccines.

Why take a puppy socialization class?

Puppies who have had the benefit of safe and effective early socialization are less likely to have fear, anxiety and/or aggression problems as adults. According to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB), early socialization of puppies before they are fully vaccinated should be the standard of care.

How am I going to socialize my puppy in an online class?

Our online program lets you get started right away with the tools you will need to build a confident dog who can handle anything life throws at him. Learn how to create a wide variety of positive novel experiences:

What else can I expect to learn?

We don’t stop at socialization! We’ll also work on problem prevention:
You will also learn the building blocks for lifelong good manners, using rewards and fun games you can play together:

You’ll also learn how to speak dog with and what good play looks like and know when to intervene!

What makes us puppy experts

Staying on top of the latest research on how puppies learn
20 years of experience addressing behaviour problems
A program specifically aimed to prevent the most common problems people experience down the road. Think of it as a Behaviour Vaccine for your puppy!

Raising Rover was the first qualified, credentialed and truly positive reinforcement based trainer in Toronto and has earned a professional reputation based on trust and dedication to dogs and their humans. It’s why we are the #1 recommended trainer by VCA Canada Toronto-based hospitals.

We offer online training and virtual consultations for behaviour issues!