Puppy Class

Socialization and training of any pet begins on the day you bring your new companion home. Exposure to a variety of people, situations, and environments—including other animals—helps your pet to become confident and comfortable, cementing the human–animal bond.

Bringing your pet to Billings Animal Family Hospital is only the first step. Regular handling, grooming, and daily play will help your pet learn about the world around us. Consistent guidance in household rules and personal space helps your new youngster learn what is expected and allows for the development of a positive, enjoyable relationship.


Billings Animal Family Hospital offers support in the area of training through a variety of resources: classes, informational articles, and referrals to experts. To begin, visit our Pet Information Library for a variety of articles on the subject of training and behavior.

Puppy Socialization & Positive Training Class

Start off on the right paw with your new puppy! Early socialization and training can prevent many problems later on. Classes are 7 weeks long and open to puppies from 10 weeks to 6 months. The classes are a combination of basic obedience training and socialization with other puppies and people. And they always end with “puppy playtime”!

To inquire about puppy classes, please email trailheadpetservices@gmail.com.

More Help With Training

Puppy Class

Enjoy this article about new puppies from the experts at Sirius Dog Training. For more excellent articles about obedience and behavioral training, visit the Sirius Dog Training website.

Puppy Class

Billings Animal Family Hospital recommends Marty Golden of Big Sky Dog Training, especially for owners of hunting dogs. Marty is a certified canine trainer behavior specialist who has worked one-on-one with some of the top trainers in the world, including Jessy Gabriel, Rob Dunn, and Rody Best. He works rigorously with owners and their dogs to modify behavior and improve communication. Visit the Big Sky Dog Training website.

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