Polished Puppies Kindergarten

Socialization for Confidence and Good Manners 

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Avoid the Most Common Pitfalls of Puppy Training and Raising

Did you know that too much encouragement to visit with other people and other dogs create the very training problems you're trying to avoid -  such as pulling on the leash, not coming when called, over excitement around new people and other dogs, and in worst case scenarios, reactivity and aggression?

Here at Metropawlitan Dog Training Inc., my puppy training program is designed to set you and your puppy up for success as he matures into adulthood.  Let's look at a few ways I can help you accomplish this.

A Glimpse of Socialization the Metropawlitan Way


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Developing Automatic Focus

Your puppy can and should believe that you are the most exciting person in the world to him.  And this attitude should be consistent no matter where you are or who you are with.  Developing this attitude is the cornerstone for all of our training.  After all, if he prefers your attention over anyone else's, loose leash walking and a reliable come are a breeze to teach.

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Combining Obedience With Socialization

For a well behaved puppy, manners like Sit or Down are taught on their own first. Once these skills are built in, I teach you how to integrate these exercises to real life skills.  For example, your puppy will learn to associate sitting automatically as a part of greeting new people or lying down automatically as a part of nail trims.  Done this way, I believe shyer puppies learn confidence because they believe they have some control of their environment, even when things seem super scary to them.  And excitable puppies learn that the path to visit with others is to settle down and focus first.       

The Mind Blowing Magic of Play

One of the best ways to exercise your puppy is play.  Just like with children, the opportunity to play is important for your puppy's mental and physical development.  Play helps to develop physical coordination and fitness.  Properly done, it also helps to teach your puppy to develop focus and concentration with you, learn excitability and impulse control, and improve his responsiveness in working distances away from you.  It's also a great way to tire him out.  

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Your Complete Socialization Guide

It's not all about exposure to people and dogs.  Check out the other exercises we cover:

Potty Training & House Training

Minimize accidents and speed up your training results.

Separation Anxiety Prevention

Teach your puppy to learn to love his alone time away from you.

New Situations

Learn how to prepare your puppy for vet visits, grooming visits, and time at the boarding kennel or pet sitter.

"I wanted to personally reach out and say thank you. This social isolation thing has been hard on everyone and on so many businesses. Thank you for finding a way to make it work with social distancing.

I’ve worked with many trainers over the past 14 years in the veterinary community. They all had a huge variety of techniques and approaches. I wanted to let you know that I truly appreciate your method of training and find that it works well not only for me, but for my dog as well."

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Membership Details

Start Date: March 2, 2022.  Doors to Registration open February 23, 2022.  (Please note we schedule around all statutory holidays.)

Cost: $327 + GST every 2 months

Class Location: Especially 4 Pets 436 16th Ave NE, Calgary, AB 

What It Includes Each Month: 

  • 8 hours of in person group training sessions
  • flexible training schedule
  • weekly video coaching calls
  • unlimited access to our online learning platform to supplement your learning
  • online community to connect with your classmates. 
  • Cancel anytime

Pre-Requisites: Second set of puppy vaccinations

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