Puppy Training Programs

If you are a first time puppy owner and don’t know what to do or where to turn or if you have had puppies before, but can’t remember what it is like to have a new family member with 4 paws, then ‘Puppy Enrichment Training” programs at Ruff ‘n Tumble Playcare is the program for you. When you combine an enrichment program with our puppy playcare program you get the best of both worlds! A puppy that knows how to play and socialize appropriately with other puppies and dogs, as well as one that learns how to be happy in the world around them. The Puppy training programs are specifically designed for puppies 10-20 weeks old and their owners.

The ‘Puppy Training’ Programs have been specifically designed to introduce puppies to learning at a young age. It has been proven that while a puppy is in this critical socialization period of their life, it is important to their development to teach them about life experiences in a fun and positive way. Socialization and enrichment is more than just introducing puppies to other dogs. While dog to dog interactions are one aspect of socialization, a puppy needs to get socialized to everything else in the world too! Cars, bikes, other people, children, men with hats, people carrying bags, pushing carts, household sounds, different flooring textures, buses, among others all provide the young puppy unique challenges. This is where we can come in to help. Whether it is enrolling in a Puppy Training group class program, enrichment session while in playcare or just puppy daycare we are here to help!


Puppy  Group Training & Enrichment  Programs

The Puppy Training programs, when paired with our standard Puppy Playcare program, is the perfect way to start your puppy off on the right paw. In all of our puppy programs your puppy is engaged in supervised play with other puppies so that they learn the appropriate skills to play with other dogs. In the group training programs we’ll give you the tools to help you navigate the puppy stages of development and our trainers will work with you and your puppy  on the specifics. The world can be scary for a puppy and we’ll be happy to  help everyone learn to navigate through the development process. If you’re interested in additional training you can add a “customized enrichment sessions” to our standard puppy playcare. These enrichment sessions will help your pup experience play, socialization, rest and enrichment training sessions with our in house trainer. We have two different programs to choose from:

The Puppy Enrichment Training program is designed as a private training lesson to help reinforce what you are learning in puppy classes. This program utilizes one on one enrichment training sessions with our trainer for your puppy. These enrichment sessions are 30 minutes in duration and can be designed to your specifications. These enrichment training lessons are an option while in daycare. This means you can choose as many socialization and/or training opportunities as you want. You can sign your pup up for days of puppy playcare with or without enrichment training too.  Our second training option for your puppy is the Group Puppy Training classes that will include confidence building exercises, games for them and you to learn the basic cues needed. In addition we will even have playtime with the other puppies in the class so you can see and learn how dogs should play appropriately and safely!

During the first few months of your puppies’ life they are growing and changing rapidly. All of our group classes and enrichment session programs can help you and your pup navigate the minefields of growing up. Choose the program that works best for you!  The programs will give you access to our puppy training materials, photos and one on one knowledge session with our trainers.  No matter what program you choose, your puppy can participate in training sessions each day on top of playing with friends. Plus, after your puppy has completed the program you have the option to go on to further training. (see training for 6 months or older)

Puppy Training: The Purpose

The purpose of any Puppy Training is to provide you with the best process for helping puppies during their most critical period of development. If a puppy is under 5 months of age, attending daycare is not always enough to help that puppy become better adjusted. Our programs provides the additional ways that will help your puppy learn. Your puppy will benefit from supervised play with other puppies, plus the option of multiple sessions during the day with our trainer. They can learn about basic cues for  training, distractions sounds and an introduction to basic manners.



This a 6 week group class for Puppy Training. This class is open to current puppy clients under 5 months of age and the public!

If you’ve been looking for a class that will help you with training and socializing your new puppy, we’ve got you covered. Our puppy programs will give you the tools to help you and your pup navigate the minefields of growing up. There will be confidence building exercises, games for them and you to learn cues. We will even have playtime with the other puppies so you can see and learn how dogs should play appropriately and safely. You’ll even get the opportunity to meet and work with other puppy parents to share experiences.


The program is designed for puppies between 10 to 24 weeks old. A puppy must be enrolled as a member of our puppy playcare program and is expected to attend at least once a week for 4-6 weeks. This allows you full benefit of this critical socialization period. The days are completely flexible. The puppy can still come for playcare (without enrichment training) 5 days in a row, twice a week, or whatever schedule best suits you. However, the enrichment training program for a puppy is designed to compliment  the 6 week group class program. If you think your puppy needs extra time reinforing what they learned in class we are here to help. All you need to do is purchase enrichment sessions for your puppy while in playcare.

***All training classes are non-refundable, non transferable and must be redeemed within 45 days of the purchase date.


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  • 6 week program
  • Group play sessions
  • Training materials, hand outs and practice guides
  • Confidence building exercises & games
  • Learn about proper socialization

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