Puppy Programs

Please read class requirements prior to registration

Mindful Munchkins  Puppy Start Right

The Puppy Start Right program is basically puppy gym class! It's fun, positive, educational and tiring for both pawrents and puppy! From about 3 weeks to about 16 weeks of age, puppies are primed for bonding to other animals and individuals, for learning that objects, people, and environments are safe, and for learning what the body cues and signals of others mean. It is their sensitive period for socialization and it is the most important socialization period in a dog’s life. Puppies who do not get adequate socialization during this period tend to be fearful of unfamiliar people, or dogs, or sounds, objects and environments.

Curriculum: Pass the puppy, grooming, handling, clicker training, find the treat, intro to place, discussions on appropriate play, body language and socialization, intro to canine fitness, intro to canine enrichment, intro to tug, confidence building, body and object awareness, ball pit, and most importantly, PUPPY PLAY SESSIONS!

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Group 

4 lessons, 60 minutes

$160.00 + hst

Mindful Munchkins  Preschool

(9 weeks-24 weeks)

Looking to set your puppy up for success? We know that puppy raising is serious business, which is why we created our Puppy Series programs for new puppy owners to help them through various stages of their lives and development, so that they confidently grow into the most well-rounded dog possible. Everything that you do with your puppy now is crucial and will shape their future. Preschool will set your puppy up to go straight into level one upon completion.

Curriculum: Name game, happy handling, collar and harness conditioning, crate training, biting and chewing, sound desensitization, clicker training introduction, potty training, ring the bell, toy switching, following, check ins, corner game, drop it, sit, check ins with distractions, polite greetings, ping pong game, lie down, happy walking, gator mouth, safe socialization.

In-Home

4 lessons, 45 minutes

$360.00 + hst

Private 

4 lessons, 45 minutes

$280.00 + hst

Group 

4 lessons, 60 minutes

$160.00 + hst

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In-Home

6 lessons, 45 minutes

$540.00 + hst

Private 

6 lessons, 45 minutes

$420.00 + hst

Group 

6 lessons, 60 minutes

$240.00 + hst

Mindful Munchkins Puppy: Level One

(Up to 12 months)

Your puppy is older now and you are onto the next step in their development. Those naughty behaviours they once did while they were smaller aren't so cute anymore. Now that they have graduated preschool and learned some foundation skills, it's time to teach them about real life obedience and proper manners.

 

Curriculum: Drop it, hand target, automatic sit, food bowl, check it out game, leave it, look at that game, come when called, retrieve foundation, play on/off, place, lie down on a bed, loose leash walking, chin, counter surfing and food stealing, impulse control, sit stay, appropriate door greetings, unwanted jumping up, door dashing, auto sits at street crossings, go sniff, and more!

 

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Mindful Munchkins Puppy: Level Two

Now your puppy is moving into adulthood and you would like to continue their training to proof those foundation behaviours and keep their mind busy. Puppy Level One is a recommended prerequisite. 

 

Curriculum: Sends to bed from longer distance and staying until being released, advanced counter surfing, down stay, sit stay with duration, distraction, distance, watch me, paws up on an object, hand target, stand, recalls with distraction, formal recall, get close, auto sits at street crossings, down stay with duration, distraction, distance, introduction to agility.

 

In-Home

6 lessons, 45 minutes

$540.00 + hst

Private 

6 lessons, 45 minutes

$420.00 + hst

Group 

6 lessons, 60 minutes

$240.00 + hst

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Mindful Munchkins Puppy: Level Three

 

Puppy level three consists of formal obedience training for those who want to go further with their training. This class prepares your puppy for different dog sports such as rally obedience and agility.

 

Curriculum: Stand stay, retrieve to hand, spin, mark, back up, group behaviours, off leash heeling, wrap around an object, call front, off leash leave it, left finish, drop on recall/sphinx drop, off leash heeling patterns, invisible barriers, left about finish, stand for exam, introduction to scent work

 

In-Home

6 lessons, 45 minutes

$540.00 + hst

Private 

6 lessons, 45 minutes

$420.00 + hst

Group 

6 lessons, 60 minutes

$240.00 + hst

Camp Paws

Looking to get a break from your puppy during the lockdown? Are you wanting to get a head start on preventing separation anxiety in your covid puppy? This is the perfect program. Camp Paws is a structured group program for puppies 12 months and under based on socializing your puppy during these challenging times. We provide your puppy with a properly structured day to ensure that they come home mentally and physically tired and happy. The groups are kept small and intimate up to 6 puppies and run from Tuesday-Saturday.

 

Our Typical Daily Schedule

9:00am-10:00: Drop off

9:00am-10:30am: Morning social and play time

10:30am-11:30am: Rest time and individual training sessions

11:30am-12:00pm: Afternoon social and play time

12:00-1:00pm: Rest time and pickup

CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION

Individual

$45.00 + hst

Hourly

$15.00 + hst

Package of 4

$140.00 + hst

Puppy Parties

Puppy Club Socialization Group

(Up to 12 months old)


It is recommended that puppies attend a puppy socialization class and practice regularly, but what types of interactions should puppies have? What if there aren't any in your area? While some owners focus just on exposing puppies to many people and situations, it’s important to actually make sure that the puppy is having a positive experience and learning something good. A lot of people ultimately find themselves taking their puppy to a dog park. This is not a good place for any puppy. They become completely overwhelmed when they get swarmed by the dogs already there waiting for them at the gate. Dog parks are complete with germs, unknown dogs, and dogs that display inappropriate behaviours while their owners are off socializing with other humans. It takes only a second for one of those dogs to give your puppy a bad experience, making your puppy fearful and possibly reactive to other dogs as they age, for the rest of their life.

Puppy Club was created for puppies to come together for safe structured free play and socialization activities. Puppy Club is held at Wizard of Paws supervised by a certified trainer to teach the puppies about appropriate socialization. Contact us if you are not sure which your puppy would qualify for. 
Drop off your energetic pup while you walk the Farmer's Market and pick up a tired one! A tired puppy is a happy puppy. 

By starting early and being consistent you will provide the best chance that your pup will grow into a happy confident dog.

Puppies are required to have ONE set of age appropriate vaccines. Wondering about bringing your young puppy to come and play? Check out this position statement from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour, and here for the Post Pandemic Socialization Guide.

We limit spaces to 5 puppies max per play room.

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Puppy Party

60 minutes

$20.00 + hst

 

Puppy Prep Consultations

You’ll have your bundle of joy for 12-15 years. Let us help get you ready for their arrival and start them off on the right paw. Pre-adoption consultations for adult dogs/shelter dogs also available. Puppy prep consults are 1 hour in length.

 

At Facility

60 minutes

$40.00 + hst

In-Home

60 minutes

$60.00 + hst

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Day Training

We will train your dog for you

 

Our day training is the perfect option if you have specific behaviour challenges that you would like to have worked on, but maybe you are too busy to take the time out for an evening training class or don't want to leave your puppy home while you run errands. No problem, we will do the training for you! You will receive a daily plan upon pickup to show you what your puppy did that day. Typically for best results we recommend one hour sessions twice per week.

Option 1

Package of four

$180 + hst

Option 3

Package of eight

$280 + hst

Option 2

Package of six

$240 + hst

One Hour

$50.00 plus tax

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"Not sure where we would be without her!"

"We got our new puppy, Henry, when he was almost 16 weeks old and knew we needed to start with training quickly, but didn't know where to start.  We were referred to Wizard of Paws by a friend and we immediately started 1 hour personal training sessions with Maddisen in our home on a weekly basis.

 

She guided us through the training each week with great patience, provided us with homework to work on each week and got us to graduation within 6 weeks for his Puppy Level 1 program. We continue to work with her monthly to work in new areas of focus. I feel confident when I am out with Henry that he will not bite other dogs or children, and he will come when he is called. He gladly engages in training with Maddisen anytime she is here, and is so excited to see her. Not sure where we would be without her! Thank you Maddisen and Wizard of Paws for all of your assistance and look forward to working together with you moving forward with our Henry."

-- Kim A.

We can't wait to begin working with you.