house-training • chew training • socialization • handling • aggression prevention
puppy manners • impulse control • crate training • bite inhibition (soft mouth)
recall foundation • leash-walking
Does Your Puppy…
Have potty accidents? Chew on everything, including your sleeves? Jump up on you? We offer a full range of puppy services.
✓ Our trainers are highly educated and experienced.
✓ We use only humane, reward–based training methods.
✓ Private lessons, day school, and classes.
Don’t see your puppy's problem here? Whatever it is, we can help.
The Right Start Puppy Program
In this innovative premium program, Tail Lights Dogs trains and socializes your puppy for you during a 6 week program scheduled for your convenience.
Puppy attends Day School 3 days per week for the first 3 weeks, then 2 days per week for the second 3 weeks of the program. During this time, you may attend as many puppy group classes as you can fit into your busy schedule. The program includes three bathing experiences, by our gentle, positive trainers to help your puppy learn to like baths, nail trims, and handling.
At the conclusion of the first week, you will have a private lesson with a Tail Lights trainer to help you get started with the appropriate training equipment and good on-leash behavior. At the end of the 6 week program, another private lesson helps you integrate your puppy's new skills into real-life situations, and gets you ready for the next step. A relaxation mat and harness are included in the program.
Boarding stays, with a reduced overnight rate on training days, may be combined with The Right Start.
What are the benefits?
Lasting changes in your puppy's behavior, proper imprinting and socialization while puppy is in his prime learning stage. You save time, money and effort when your puppy is trained by a professional.
Who’s it for?
Busy families and professionals. Anyone who lacks the time or desire to train and wants to ensure their puppy has the best start in life.
What type of dog benefits from The Right Start Puppy Program?
Puppies must be between 8 and 14 weeks at the start of the program, the earlier the better! All puppies will benefit from the progressive Tail Lights curriculum taught by our experienced professionals. Puppies with high energy need the structure and professional guidance Tail Lights Dogs can provide. Owners with puppies from working dog lines or puppies who are candidates for competitive or therapy work will find the program invaluable.
We also offer Open Enrollment puppy training classes.
How Do I Get Started?
- Email us or call 864.284.1024 during office hours to get scheduled. Or, fill out our Client Application, and we'll get right back to you.
- To ensure that we help you make the right training choice, we may recommend a free orientation for you and your dog.
It's that easy.