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Spring Training Camp for Performance Puppies

Are you ready to unleash the full potential of your furry athlete? Look no further than our Performance Puppy Spring Training Camp - the ultimate destination for puppy spring training designed specifically for sports and performance dogs.
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Spring Training Camp for Performance Puppies


Are you ready to unleash the full potential of your furry athlete? Look no further than our Spring Training Camp for Performance Puppies - the ultimate destination for puppy spring training designed specifically for sports and performance dogs.

We believe that every dog has the ability to become a champion, and our comprehensive puppy training program is tailored to help them reach their full potential. Whether your pup is destined for the agility course, ring sports, dock diving, disc, field trials, the obedience ring, scent detection, lure coursing, barn hunt or any other competitive arena, this puppy training is designed to lay a positive foundation to "learning how to learn" new skills and sports.

What to expect:

Our highly skilled trainers are here to make performance puppy raising easier for you and your family. This program is divided into two 3-week sessions where you will drop-off  your puppy for half days, three days a week. Your puppy will experience a safe and structured environment where they will get the training, socialization, enrichment and other valuable skills they need in order to become a confident, well-rounded companion for your family and ready to learn sports. We use positive, reward-based training methods making training a FUN experience for your puppy.  Our program is curated specifically with the performance dog in mind.  The class size is limited to only 8 dogs.  Your puppy will attend camp for four hours on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  In addition, you will receive homework assignments for Tuesdays and Thursdays to continue and reinforce what your puppy has learned.  Here’s what you can expect:

Foundation Building

  • Positions: Tuck sit, kick back to stand, folding down/stand

  • Recall and Restraint recalls

  • Luring

  • Focus | Engagement 

  • Out

  • Leave it

  • Play

  • Place / mat work

  • Targeting (front paws and hind feet)

  • Pivots

  • Play retrieve

  • "pre-heeling" drills

  • Stay

  • Wait

  • Crate Training

  • Potty Training

  • Polite people greetings

In our puppy training camp, we teach your pup key skills needed for success in life and participating in sports.

Socialization, Body Awareness, Exposure and Handling

  • Crutches

  • Household items

  • Things with wheels

  • Strange hats and masks

  • Puppets

  • Novel items

  • People with weird clothing

  • Shiny surfaces

  • Strange textures

  • Sounds: loud | strange 

  • Prepping for competition/class

Our camp is designed to assist puppies in their critical period of their lives where they start to develop their feelings about and confidence within their world.  Our trainers will expose your dog to many different sounds, textures, sights, people and dogs. Our goal is to help develop a confident puppy where discovering or encountering new things is no big deal.  The following is an example list:

  • Water (swimming)

  • Unsteady surfaces like FitBones, wobble boards)

  • Tunnels

  • Flirt Poll

  • Planks

  • Ramps

  • Shiny surfaces

  • Dog wash

  • Grooming tables

  • Prepping your pup for nail trims, brushings and vet visits

Monitored Socialization and Fun

  • We will team your pup with other puppies with a similar play style and energy level so play time is a fun experience for your puppy. This socialization time will help your dog to learn how to play with other dogs, how to listen, and read their body language and how to take breaks and how to come back to you during play sessions.

What's else is included: 

  • Part 1:

    • Orientation session: Puppy management

    • Group swim session

    • One 40 minute private lesson to help you with areas that you need help with your puppy.

  • Part 2:​

    • Kick-off: Puppy management for the K9 athlete

    • Group swim session

    • One 40 minute private lesson 

    • Graduation session

  • Part 1 & Part 2:

    • Verbal updates & daily photos of your pup's progress at pick up as well as weekly report cards

    • Homework assignments and feedback

Enrollment Information

  • Puppies must be 16 weeks or younger at the start of the program.

  • There are two 3 week sessions which must be taken in order.

  • Program rate for each 3 week session: $1,997 due at time of enrollment for each session. 

  • Puppies must have their age appropriate vaccinations & the bordetella vaccine prior  to training camp starting, a negative fecal within one week of starting and a clean bill of health.

  • Puppy Spring Training Camp for Performance puppies important dates:

    • Orientation: Sunday, March  24, 2024 at 3pm ​

    • Spring Training Camp start date:  Monday, March 25,2024

    • Held on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays

    • Homework assignments on Tuesdays and Thursdays

    • Drop-off from 8:00 - 8:30am; Pick up from 12:30 - 1pm.

  • Space is limited to 8 students.


Who this program is for:

Performance puppies who are between 8 - 16 weeks old at the start of the program.

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Spring Puppy Training Camp

Spring Training Puppy Camp


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