Puppy Training in Ellensburg, WA

Making the best use of your puppy’s most critical periods of life

Puppyhood can have lasting impacts on your dog’s development and behavior, but it goes by so quickly!

Puppy 1

Group Class for Young Puppies (8-16 weeks)

Waggin Tails Ranch Boarding and Daycare - Dachsunds

Jumpstart your puppy’s journey to being the best furry friend ever! We’re not just about “sit” and “stay”; we focus on socialization, confidence building and essential good manners to help your puppy develop into a well-adjusted and confident companion.

We’ll show you how to channel your puppy’s energy in positive ways and teach you how to gently deal with all things puppy: biting, barking, chewing, house and crate training and more!

Our certified, expert trainers provide valuable insights and solutions to common puppy issues using only reward-based, modern methods. Our classes are held in a safe and controlled environment for the well-being of all participants.

Don’t miss the opportunity to give your puppy the best start in life. Enroll in Puppy 1 today and watch your furry friend flourish!

Class is Open Enrollment – Pick your start date and jump right in!

(For puppies 8 to 16 weeks at start of class)

Investment $230

Vaccination Requirements:

(Must be administered at least a week prior to your first puppy class) : Distemper/Parvo – at least first round of puppy series, and at least one deworming.

Puppy 2

For graduates of Puppy 1

Waggin Tails Ranch Boarding and Daycare - Dachsunds

Continue your training journey with your pup!  Build on good manners for home, and out and about.

For graduates of Puppy 1, up to 6 months of age. 

Class meets Mondays at 5:30PM

Start Dates: June 24, Aug 5

Investment $230

Is it safe to bring my puppy before they've had all their shots?

The disease risk to puppies in class is minimal, and the benefits of attending are huge and important. Under-socialized puppies are at much greater risk for becoming fearful or aggressive as adults. The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior recommends puppies begin socialization before they are fully vaccinated and “In general, puppies can start puppy socialization classes as early as 7-8 weeks of age. Enrolling in puppy classes prior to three months of age can be an excellent means of improving training, strengthening the human-animal bond, and socializing puppies in an environment where risk of illness can be minimized.”

If I miss a class, can I do a make-up session?

Due to the limited class size, and the different schedules for classes, it’s not always possible to offer a make-up session. If there is room in another class, we’ll do our best to accommodate you. If you miss a class, you’ll still have access to the homework videos and handouts for the class you missed so you can practice at home.

Can I bring my kids to class?

Having children in class can be a great socialization opportunity for puppies, and many kids love the chance to train. Young children have short attention spans (much like puppies!) and easily become bored. There are times in class when children will need to sit quietly while the instructor is talking and you’re working with the puppy. Please consider the difficulties your child may have in class, as well as your ability to concentrate on training your puppy.

I have two puppies. Can I bring them both to class?

While we welcome multiple puppies from the same household in class, there must be a separate handler for each puppy.

Why Choose Waggin' Tails?

Dog training is an unregulated industry. Literally anyone can call themselves a dog trainer, and do anything they want to your dog in the name of training. In addition to certifications as professional dog trainers (CCPDT-KA), our trainers are graduates of, or current students of the prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers, the world leader in advanced education for dog training and behavior, commonly referred to as the “Harvard of Dog Training”.  We’re committed to continuing education for ourselves, and will only use modern, science-based training methods. We believe learning should be fun, not scary or painful.

Waggin Tails Ranch Training Credentials