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Puppy socialization classes in durango, co
Have a puppy between the ages of 7 and 16 weeks? Come get their behavioral "vaccinations". A steady dose of early socialization can prevent fear and aggression issues down the line.
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5:30 - 6:30

PLAY . explore . GROW

Creature Comforts' Training Room
305 S. Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301
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When & Where
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Start anytime

There are no start or end dates. If your puppy is between the age of 7 and 16 weeks you are welcome to come to any class.
How it Works

How to sign up

Each 1-hour class is $30 per puppy and limited to 8 puppies. Use the button below to reserve your spot.
What's Covered

What's Covered

Socialization is more then just playtime. Young puppies are in a special period of development. They are little sponges for new experiences. Socialization shapes how they'll feel about things as adults, good and bad. In our Puppy Socials we create positive experiences for your puppy and coach you on how to socialize them outside of class.


Now is the time to help your puppy learn how to play and interact with other dogs. Every class will offer puppy playtime. We structure playtime to ensure that all puppies are safe and happy. We'll also coach you around the ends-and-out of play and body language so you can confidently navigate your dog's play style as they grow.
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We'll have lots of opportunities for interactions with people as well. We don't cover traditional manners/obedience, but we'll guide you on how to navigate having your puppy greet people. Kids are welcome in class and will have a special role to play with puppies!


Every class we'll introduce a novel sound to your puppy. Getting your puppy used to different noises can help prevent common noise phobias later on. 

Class Topics

We'll have 4 topics that we will rotate through each week! Complete all 4 topics and you'll graduate. You can repeat topics as many times as you like while your puppy is within the age range of the class. 
Vet & Grooming
  • Teeth
  • Nails
  • Brushing
  • Baths
  • Exams
  • Common Veterinarian Restraints
costumes & Appearances
  • Masks
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Canes and Hiking Sticks
  • Shovels
  • Umbrellas
  • Brooms
  • Walking over, under, and through
  • Dangling objects
  • Surface textures
  • Chairs & Tables
  • Wobbly Surface
  • Water
Wheels & Toys
  • Skateboards
  • Scooters
  • Bikes
  • Stroller
  • Noisy Toys
  • Moving Toys
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what to bring

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required at each class

  • Your puppy's most recent vaccine records.
  • Standard 6' to 8' leash (no flexi or chain leashes).
  • Regular flat collar, martingale collar, or harness (no choke, pinch, shock or e-collars).
  • LOTS! of small tasty treats.
  • A pottied puppy between the age of 7 to 16 weeks.

Nice to haves

  • A long lasting chew or stuffed kong for your puppy to chew on during down time.
  • A treat pouch to help keep your hands free.
  • A dog bed, towel, or blanket for your puppy to rest on.
  • A favorite toy or two.
  • Your family! Kids are welcome! When bringing younger children please bring an extra adult so you can tag-team who wrangles the puppy and who wrangles the kiddo.
  • Personal water bowl and water for your pup.
What to Bring

your instructors

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Heather Corbin, DVM

Heather is a licensed veterinarian with 5 years of experience. She practices general veterinary medicine at Ponderosa Pet Mobile Vet and focuses on behavioral medicine in her private practice, Best Behavior Vet.
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sam haeussner, cpdt-ka, kpa-ctp

Sam is a certified professional dog trainer with over 16 years of experience. She owns Pawsitive Marks, a dog training company that helps busy people by training their dogs and puppies for them.


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