Shape your dog into a true Noble Beast with the following training services:

Puppy Pre-K : Offered at Pine Woods Animal Hospital

  • This class is designed for puppies ages 8 – 15 weeks of age
  • Puppies must finish class by 20 weeks of age
Socialization: The socialization period in puppies is between 3-16 weeks of age. Within this time frame, a dog will most likely learn more than in the remaining course of its lifetime. Between 6-12 weeks our puppies are learning to adapt to the human domestic environment. Any negative experiences during this time can be long lasting. In turn, lack of exposure to novel experiences can be just as detrimental. It is vital that we socialize puppies properly during this sensitive period of time to prevent behavior problems related to fear and anxiety. Consider Pine Woods Puppy Class to socialize your new puppy in a controlled and safe environment.
Basic Manners: Each class will include new topics in basic obedience and manners. Puppies and owners will be instructed on how to introduce new behaviors using reward based training. Problem prevention topics such as puppy play biting, house breaking, and crate training can be discussed. Please note this is not a formal obedience class.
Desensitization: We hope that your puppy will never have to visit the vet hospital for more than their annual examinations. But even then we may have to perform routine procedures such as vaccinations or blood collection. When your puppy comes to Pine Woods Puppy Class, they will soon associate the hospital with positive experiences and we hope they will begin to enjoy their regular trips to the vet. During class, we will also work to desensitize pups to routine handling procedures such as ear cleaning and nail trimming.
  • Distemper/Parvo vaccination (at least one vaccine on board or pup is as current as possible)
  • Bordatella vaccination
  • A negative stool sample or prophylactic deworming as recommended by your veterinarian
  • A recent exam by a veterinarian where puppy was deemed healthy

House Dog Obedience Class : Offered at Pine Woods Animal Hospital

  • This class is designed for dogs of all ages (20 weeks and older)

This class focuses on teaching our dogs the manners and skills essential to building a positive relationship and living day to day with our four legged companions. Classes are held (typically) Saturday evenings for six consecutive weeks. Class is held at Pine Woods Animal Hospital in North Tonawanda. You do not need to be a client of the hospital to attend training classes. Dogs attending this class should not display extreme anxiety, fear or aggression around other dogs or people. If your dog struggles with any of these problem behaviors, we can address them with private lessons!


  • Must be current on all vaccinations including Distemper/Parvovirus and Rabies
  • A recent exam by a veterinarian where dog was deemed healthy

Canine Good Citizen Class

CGC is a ten-skill training program that’s open to all dogs–purebred and mixed breed–that focuses on teaching the basics of good manners and obedience, instilling the values of responsible ownership, and strengthening the bond between you and your dog at home and out in the community.

After mastering the ten skills, passing the CGC test together, and taking the Responsible Dog Ownership pledge, you and your pup will join the proud ranks of over 1 million dogs who have earned their Canine Good Citizen award– accomplishment that’s definitely worthy of extra belly rubs!

Private Instruction

  • Private instruction is conveniently offered in your home or via Zoom
  • Includes services ranging from basic obedience skills to managing and troubleshooting problem behaviors
  • Rates vary based on client location – please contact the trainer for more information!

Board and Train

  • Consider board and train for your new puppy! We will start your puppy off on the right paw in shaping a true Noble Beast! Get a jump start on:
    • Housebreaking
    • Crate Training
    • Basic Obedience & House Dog Manners
    • Loose Leash Walking
    • Socialization
  • Adult dogs considered for board and train on a case by case basis. Contact the trainer for more information!