Puppy Zone


  1. Expose your puppy to as much as he will experience in his adult life.  This includes indoor appliances, different floor surfaces inside and outside, all ages of children, novel items and places, many different people (from different ethnic backgrounds, wearing backpacks, sunglasses, hats, carrying bags, with beards, people that may walk with a limp, and more!), anything with wheels, foot bridges/docks, joggers. Dogs are very good at spotting differences and anything that is different can be scary.

  2. Practise handling your puppy in every part of his body; paws, nails, ears, mouth, tail area, belly.  Each part you handle, look for signs of stress, pulling away or nipping.  If you see this, call a trainer for help!  When handling, make each part you touch, predict a yummy treat!!!

  3. Make vet visits are part of your puppy's weekly or bi-weekly socialization adventures!!  Help him learn that this is a great place to go to meet new people, step on this weird thing called a scale (and get a treat for doing it!), and do some tricks in the waiting room.  Teach him it doesn't mean scary stuff every time you go.  For all exams with the vet, bring treats and use them in every part of the exam that you can.

  4. Resource guarding is a common issue that many dogs present with.  Dogs are very hard wired to guard things that they consider high value to them.  This could be food, space, people, or objects.  Prevention is key.  When your puppy is eating, walk past, drop a couple treats in or near his bowl, and keep walking.  Teach him that someone coming near his bowl makes his meal get even better!  You can do this with any chew/kong etc he may have too.  We learn many more exercises in class but this is a very simple way to begin!

August 23, 2016

How long can my puppy hold it at night?

Every puppy is different for how long they can hold it overnight.  Crates are the very best for helping them overnight.  It helps keep your puppy from moving around to much, which helps their bladder still too!  Many puppies can hold it the very first night they come home. 

However, many puppies can't.  The smaller the puppy, the smaller the bladder and the harder it is for...

August 23, 2016

Well yes, of course I will go for walks I'm sure you say!!!

Here's the part that a lot of people don't know!  Walks are important but if you continue to walk the same path around the neighbourhood everyday, your pup is not getting the socialization that he should be!  They need new sights, sounds and smells!!  Take your pups to new places, new parks, new neighbourhoods!!  This is socialization!!  A great place to go is outside...

August 23, 2016

What does this mean exactly?!!

A lot of people think “oh ya, this means socialize my dog with other dogs at the dog park, I do that, I'm good!”.  But socialization means sooooo much more than this!!!  It is a crucial part of having a puppy, more crucial than any other part of your puppy's life!!

When your puppy is young, approximately 7 weeks -7 months, they are going through a very important part of their life, a period of...

August 23, 2016

Well, you've picked your puppy and now the waiting until he comes home...begins!!

So, here is a list of suggestions of important puppy items to have on hand!!

  • Kongs! At least 2, whatever size you think, it's probably one size bigger!! Kongs are one of the greatest dog inventions of the dog world! They are rubber, washable (even in the dishwasher) and can be used not just for puppies but for adults and seniors too!! Your pupp...

August 23, 2016

So.....you've decided you are adopting a puppy!!  Now What?!!  Where do you look?  Well.....there are many places you can get a puppy and many different opinions on what temperament to look for.  I am just going to keep this to a minimum!

  1. Rescues. Believe it or not, there are lots of puppies at rescues! There are also more than just SPCA and city shelters, there are many privately run shelters....having said...

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Pawsitive Puppy

Education & Training for Life

FOR ANY PUPPY 9 WEEKS - 5.5 MONTHS (with second set of vaccinations)


6 Weeks Long - One Hour Group Classes


This is truly a must for every puppy owner!  We focus on confidence building, socialization, impulse control and learning the basics.....in a positive human and dog friendly environment.  

Some cues and tasks we will teach you:


  • Body Handling and Preparing for Veterinary Visits

  • Leave It

  • Recall

  • Loose Leash Walking

  • Drop It

  • Sit/Down/Stand (Puppy Pushups!!)

  • Socialization (various different tasks to practise this both with people and puppies, including off leash play)

  • Puppy Biting

  • Appropriate Play

  • Housetraining

  • Polite Greetings (dog to dog and dog to human)


Starts March 8th @ 6:30pm

Pawsitively Canine | Coldstream

Price: $184 plus gst

No Class Easter Sunday

We use Wufoo for registration. Payments are secure through PayPal. You do not require a PayPal account to use your credit card to pay through PayPal.

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  • Virtual Consultations

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  • Group Classes

  • Puppy In Home Training

  • In-House Day Training



Email:  soggydog@telus.net

Tel:    604-836-5948  




Metro Vancouver: Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, New Westminster, Langley, Surrey


Vernon: including Lumby, Lavington, Armstrong, Coldstream, Enderby, Kelowna

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