Puppy 101 – First Steps

Getting a puppy off on the right foot with the proper training is not only good for your puppy, but also the relationship you’re developing with your little one. At Adventure Pet we know that exercise is a very important key to creating a happy and content dog. We also know that the right kind of training can make all the difference in the world in how well your new puppy integrates into your family and the surrounding community. That’s why we’ve created Puppy 101, to help you get to know what your puppy needs, how to communicate with your puppy and create a platform where you continually set this new member of your family up for success. Our six-week class covers drive and motivation, crate training, potty training, socialization and shapes your puppy for future obedience training.

Topics to be covered:

  • Drive and motivation
  • Crate Training
  • Potty Training
  • Socialization
  • Obedience shaping
  • Mouthing
  • Games to play
  • Leash pressure
  • Eye contact and impulse control
  • Handling
  • Avoiding negative emotional responses


  • Six weeks
  • One hour-long class
  • August 11 – September 22
  • No class on September 1

What is included

  • Certificate of completion
  • Access to next level class (Puppy 201)
  • Approved evaluation at BaseCamp
  • Informational handouts that include topics covered in class


  • Age: 8-16 weeks old
  • Vaccines: Be established with a vet and have started the puppy vaccination series.
  • Do not feed puppy before class (or do not feed a full meal)
  • Bring kibble and a few high value treats
  • One adult per puppy
  • Flat collar and standard six-foot (or less) leash. NO FLEXI LEADS


Puppy 101  – First Steps

Six Class Series on Saturdays

August 11 – September 22

Two Class Times To Choose From

9:30 am and 11:30 am

Class is one hour

Cost is $210 for the six classes

Questions can be directed to

Paige McElroy

Paige McElroy

Lead Trainer

Paige’s passion for training began with and remains in rescue. Although she grew up with dogs and loving animals, her real journey with dogs began when she started volunteering at a German Shepherd rescue. This rescue is where she was first able to see the difference a little bit of time and dedication to training and exercise could make on a dog. The organization cared for 50 plus dogs at any one given time. It was here that she began to wonder, perhaps these dogs would not have been given up if they’d had a little bit of training Read More