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3119 Vicente Street
San Francisco, CA, 94116

415 730 5149

SmartyPup! is a puppy training school located in San Francisco, California

Pre Puppy School

SmartyPup! PreSchool.
Life-skills for puppies and for people.

Because You Can't GOOGLE A Puppy

Our 90 minute Puppy Workshop uses demonstrations, practicum and trouble shooting to prevent and resolve  behavior, temperament and training issues before they become problems. Here you ask questions we give answers.

Puppies - 8 weeks and Puppies 8-16 weeks (puppies must be 16 weeks or under at start of first class). Also, puppies less than 8 weeks old, or those who haven’t had their first set of shots yet, are still very welcome!

People considering getting a puppy… or who are about to get one: This is the class you and family members will especially appreciate. Children are welocme and we encourage you to bring your friends children if you dont have them yourselves!

 


Prepare your home and your family to live with a puppy
Get your pup ready for the fast lane of city life
Recognize normal puppy behavior from not-so-normal
Create a safe and comfortable environment for your dog (and you!)
Practice safe socialization and learn ways to build confidence.


Prevent painful biting habits
Housebreak in record-breaking time
Ensure your puppy loves his place in the house
Prevent aggression, guarding a biting through handling, object sharing and exchange practice.

LifeSkills 1 – House Manners and and Relaxed Pup


— Hey, Don't touch, eat, or pee on that!

  • Potty Training
  • Crate Training and playpen - home alone training; sleeping through the night, extinguishing distress vocalization.
  • Furniture Rules-are you ON or are you OFF? Tethering - Safety first, I can't catch my puppy!
  • Chewing - toy training (entertaining self/settling down).
  • The Blink Factor – never let your pup run free in the house.

— I can settle on my own and don't mind being on my own

  • Food puzzle toys
  • Games
  • Chewies
  • Mental & Physical Challenges for a smart, happy tired puppy
  • I can entertain myself and am ok being alone

House  Manners— Hey, Don't touch, eat, or pee on that.

  • Potty Training 
  • Crate Training and playpen - home alone training; sleeping through the night, extinguishing distress vocalization) 
  • Furniture Rules-are you ON or are you OFF? 
  • Tethering - Safety first 
  • I can't catch my puppy! Leash dragging 
  • Chew toy training (entertaining self/settling down) 
  • The Blink Factor – never let your pup run free in the house. 

Relaxed Puppy— I can settle on my own and dont mind being on my own

  • Food puzzle toys
  • Games
  • Chewies
  • Mental & Physical Challenges  for a smart, happy tired puppy
  • I can entertain myself and am ok being alone

 
 

 

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LifeSkills 2 - BITING, HANDLING and SHARING 

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LifeSkills 3 – Socialization and Impulse Control

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