Puppy Socialization Program

Puppy Socialization Class at Scratch and Sniff Canine Services combines important manners and obedience skills with socialization and problem prevention in order to prepare your puppy for daily life and a smooth transition into adulthood.

We’ll address puppy play, nipping, counter surfing, greeting people politely, and more! The program manual offers guidance when you go home, with additional information on common puppy projects, including house training.

Enrol at 8 weeks of age, don’t miss out on critical weeks of socialization!

Program Details

6 Class Package: $229+HST
9 Class Package: $275+HST * 25% discount per class!
Monday 6pm | Wednesday 6pm | Saturday 10am
Mix’n’match your class days to fit your schedule!

  • Maximum FIVE puppies per class
  • Find out more about our flexible and unique enrolment
    • Attend your classes whenever works for you
    • Start class any time
    • Information on class age restrictions in the above document
  • Instructed by a certified dog trainer and behaviour consultant (CPDT-KA CDBC)

Find out more about class structure at Group Training FAQs
See what past students have to say about the Puppy Program.


  • Vaccination Letter Click here to save/print the letter for your veterinarian. (or send the link to your vet)
    • This policy protects your puppy, no exceptions can be granted
  • All puppies are welcome, so long as your pup finishes the program by the following age:
    • XL Breeds: 22wks
    • M/L Breeds: 23wks
    • XS/S Breeds: 24wks
  • Must be in current home/received the first set of shots at least one week prior to class
  • Submitting registration/payment indicates acceptance of the group class policy


You are eligible for discounted private training for the duration of your group program. Purchase a Puppy Problem Solving Add-On along with your program below.

Puppy Grads receive 10% off Life Skills if you register within one month of graduating Puppy Socialization Class.

Puppy Class Safety

We take precautions to ensure the safest possible experience for your puppy – physically, mentally and emotionally.

Click here for the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour’s Position Statement on Puppy Socialization

  • Disinfecting Floors is a top priority!
  • Letter from Attending Veterinarian means you can be assured that all puppies are healthy and safe to play with.
  • Dog-Appropriate Rubber Flooring to prevent slipping and injury during play.
  • Age Limit so your puppy will play with size- and developmentally-appropriate playmates.
  • Monitored and Narrated play keeps your pup safe and having fun, while teaching you about healthy play.
  • Wait Period Before Class means that incubating diseases aren’t appearing after starting class. This is another safeguard in keeping your pup healthy and safe.


  1. Watch the Orientation Webinar
  2. Review the following:
  3. Purchase your program!
  4. Book your classes below after program purchase (help?)