Training Services

Puppy Training on Long Island, NY

Our Puppy Training program sets the foundation for building a strong bond between you and your puppy.

Puppy Training

Congratulations on your new puppy! Puppy training at Maximum Canine builds lots of value for your puppy when engaging and playing with you in order to build a relationship where working together as a team is a reward in and of itself. We've perfected the system to training puppies with our uncomplicated marker system that understands puppy behavior and helps create a clear line of communication with your dog. We place a strong emphasis on discovering what your puppy naturally finds valuable and enjoyable and use that information to help you give your dog the best life possible. Our expert puppy obedience trainers strive to never suppress your dog’s innate intelligence or drive, but instead look to use that drive to your advantage. All puppy training packages are for puppies that are 9 to 16 weeks old. Meet our experienced puppy trainers near you on Long Island, NY and start today!

About Our Puppy Training Classes

All of our puppy training packages are for puppies between 9 weeks old and 16 weeks old.

Maximum Canine’s puppy obedience curriculum will teach your puppy a foundation to a balanced lifestyle and teach you how to build a foundation for proper communication, while building a strong bond between you and your puppy. You will be introduced to basic commands while learning about the best way to care for your puppy. 

There is also Q&A time during our classes to discuss all of your puppy raising questions (nipping, house training a puppy, manners, crate training puppy, etc.). We will show you the proper way to socialize your puppy while making learning fun for both of you.

Maximum Canine’s puppy training class is the AKC STAR puppy program. STAR stands for Socialization, Training, Activity, and a Responsible owner. The AKC STAR puppy program is designed to give you and your puppy a great start to your new partnership.

This is a great way to introduce your puppy to a proper training regimen to lay the foundation for a well-mannered member of your family. We will help you communicate with your puppy clearly and answer any puppy-raising questions that may arise. We keep our classes small in order to provide plenty of individual attention.

Owner Behaviors

1. Maintains puppy’s health
2. Receives and signs Responsible Dog Owners Pledge
3. Describes adequate daily play and exercise plan
4. Attend at least 6 classes by an AKC approved CGC evaluator
5. Brings bags to EVERY class for cleaning up after them
6. Have some form of ID for your puppy (collar, tags, etc.)

Puppy Behaviors

7. Free of aggression towards people
8. Free of aggression towards other puppies
9. Tolerates collar or body harness of owner’s choice
10. Owner can hug or hold puppy (depending on size)
11. Puppy allows owner to take away a treat or toy

Pre-Canine Good Citizen Behaviors

12. Allows (in any position) petting by a person other than the owner
13. Grooming: allows owner handling and brief exam of ears and feet
14. Walks on a leash: follows owner 15 steps in a straight line
15. Walks by other people at least 5 feet away
16. Sits on command (food lure allowed)
17. Down on command (food lure allowed)
18. Comes to owner from 5 feet when name is called
19. Reaction to distractions presented 15 feet away
20. Stay on leash with another person while the owner walks 10 steps away and returns.

Trainer: Jim Burns

If you’re interested in working one-on-one with your puppy trainer, we have private training packages available.

Private Sessions at Maximum Canine’s Deer Park Facility

If you’re looking to start your puppy’s obedience program with fewer distractions and more one-on-one time, our private package is a great way to go! This package allows you and your puppy to learn about communication in a quieter environment where they can focus on you and learning. 

Just like our group puppy class, we will spend time helping you with any puppy-raising questions that you might have so we can help your puppy become a well-behaved member of the family.

Puppies must be 3 months or younger at the start of the sessions.

In-home Private Sessions 

The Maximum Canine in-home private puppy sessions package is a great way to introduce your puppy to an obedience curriculum in the privacy and comfort of your own home. This package helps you address any issues you may be having at the source instead of trying to replicate situations in the facility. We will also help you with any puppy-raising questions that arise along the way.

Pricing for Maximum Canine's Puppy Training Packages

Training is an on-going process! Puppy training classes are the best place to start.

Includes six 55-minute group classes at Maximum Canine Dog Facility.

Includes a puppy training schedule of six PRIVATE 30-minute classes at Maximum Canine's Dog Facility.

Includes six 60-minute IN-HOME puppy training sessions (prices may increase depending on distance from our Deer Park, Long Island training facility.

This Training is Great For:

Basic to Advanced Obedience

Expedited Results

Repetition & Change in Environment

Confidence Building