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Puppy Essentials: Socialization Foundations Workshop

$ 9.00 USD

Get everything you need to:

Understand what puppy socialization is and why it's so important – it's more than just meeting other dogs and people!

Learn important socialization exercises with helpful video examples

Start socialization before puppy vaccinations are finished

Choose the right in-person puppy class

Find help if your dog has missed out on early socialization

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Socialization – a "must-have" for every puppy.

Socializing your puppy and proactively exposing them to the big wide world is important. Worried about properly socializing your puppy? Is your puppy stuck inside waiting for their vaccinations?

Your puppy NEEDS socialization during their critical imprint period (between 7 and 16 weeks of age).

Taught by certified dog trainer and behavior consultant Cathy Madson, our Puppy Essentials: Socialization Foundations workshop gives you the ideas and tools you need to excel at your puppy's socialization, even in difficult times.

You get lifetime access to instructional videos and resources. Plus, students receive a discount code for live virtual sessions for additional support.

Our Essentials Workshops cover topics often missed in group classes, making them a perfect supplement to your dog's training program.

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Puppy Essentials: Socialization Foundations Workshop

$ 9.00 USD

What People Are Saying

What People Are Saying

"Cathy provided several tips to recognize 'threshold' signals so I know WHEN to counter potential negative responses with positive reinforcement - which is immediately after my puppy 'observes' their potential trigger. And by walking & working with [each of my dogs] independently, I'll create a stronger bond while working to improve or prevent each puppy's negative response." — Jennifer

"I learned so much, and the instructor truly cares.

— Jenny

Meet Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant Cathy Madson MA, FDM, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, FFCP

Dog Trainer Cathy Madson and Sookie her Welsh Cardigan Corgi

Cathy offers expert guidance for dog owners through virtual courses, one-on-one virtual coaching, and in-person dog training and behavior consultations in the Seattle, Washington area. She teaches group dog training classes at Seattle Humane in Bellevue, Washington.

With over 15 years of experience working with dogs in shelters, dog daycares, grooming salons, group classes, and private dog training, she has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of dogs and on a wide variety of behavioral challenges. She believes that preventive and proactive training is key to helping dogs live a happy, well-adjusted life with their family.

She has appeared on a variety of local media, such as Q13, King5, Evening, and New Day NW, and frequently interviewed for print magazines and online content as a dog behavior expert.

Cathy is certified through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, earning both the CPDT-KA and CBCC-KA designations. Cathy is a Family Dog Mediator (FDM), Fear Free Certified Certified Professional (FFCP), a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Pet Professional Guild, and Dog Writer's Association of America.

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