Dog and Puppy Training

Welcome to Boise’s premier choice in puppy training! Our classes are structured to teach desired behaviors in a kind and non-forceful way. Our curriculum is science based and has been built upon using positive reinforcement techniques. We believe establishing trust and friendship will result in a strong bond and a lifetime of learning. Come train with us!



Why Downtown Hound?

Small Class Sizes
Research has shown that learning is heightened when students are in a low stress environment and given individual attention.

Pet Parent Support
We provide pet parent support by keeping classes small, providing a comfortably heated facility, and utilizing positive, fun training methods to set you and your dog up for success.

Training Partners
Your training partners are well educated and have formal accredited animal behavior training. Continuing education is important to us. Training Partners are required to participate in continuing education courses every year.

Puppy Playskool

This is a great way for puppies and pet parents to learn about canine body language, how dogs communicate and play styles. An Instructor provides off leash play sessions while educating parents on appropriate play and management techniques. Designed to shape healthy play skills and socialization in a clean and safe play environment. Duration of this class is one hour.

4 Instructional Play Sessions


Puppy Preschool and Kindergarten

The goal of the Puppy Preschool and Kindergarten is to have a well-socialized, friendly dog and to promote a positive learning experience. We will teach puppy parents how to use positive, proactive exploration techniques to help puppies build confidence in their environment.

Puppy Preschool and Kindergarten class is an ideal way to help puppies learn how to communicate with other puppies, humans and the environment in a safe, positive and proactive manner. Socialization is not just about exposure; it’s about creating positive experiences during the critical socialization period.

Puppy Start Right Book
4 Classroom sessions
5 On Demand sessions
Email & Phone Support

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