Free Puppy Training Class on January 27th | Essentials PetCare

Put Best Behavior at the top of your New Year’s Resolutions List with a FREE Puppy Training Class!

If you’re looking for help treating your dog’s behavior issue, or just interested in a bonding activity for you and your best friend, a dog training class is something to consider. On January 27th, Essentials PetCare will host a free dog training class taught by certified dog trainer, Christen Cupler from Smarty Paws K9 University. The class will focus on common behavior issues, such as incessant barking, separation anxiety, and destructive chewing, and will discuss how to curb these behaviors.

“Since behavior problems and human-canine bond issues are major factors leading to the surrender of dogs to shelters,” says Cupler, owner and founder of Smarty Paws K9 University, “dog training is something every dog owner should consider.”

The program is free and open to dogs who are 19 weeks of age or older and fully vaccinated (at least 3 weeks after the dog received the last vaccine series)*; the program is best for young dogs (less than one year). All participants must register in advance and provide proof of vaccination status.  

 “One of our founding principles is to educate pet parents about responsible pet care,” says Dr. Douglas Spiker, President and co-founder of Essentials PetCare, “we are proud to partner up with Smarty Paws K9 University for this special event.”


Class Details

Where: Essentials PetCare Walk-in Veterinary Clinic, located on the west side of the Port Richey Walmart (8701 US-19, Port Richey, FL 34668)

When: Sunday, January 27th from 10-11am

How to Participate:

  • One dog per adult is welcome for class participation, however, pet owners without dogs are also welcome to attend as spectators.
  • Dogs must be at least 19 weeks old and have received their final vaccine series, including distemper/parvo, bordetella, and rabies vaccines, at least 3 weeks prior to the event.*
  • Email your name, your dog’s name, and a medical record including your dog’s most recent vaccinations and age to info@essentialspetcare.com by January 26th.

*To be fully vaccinated, puppies must have received 3 doses of distemper/parvo vaccines on time, with the final dose and rabies and bordetella vaccines administered no earlier than 16 weeks of age. Adult dogs must have proof of current distemper/parvo, rabies, and bordetella vaccines.

Adult dogs must have proof of current distemper/parvo, rabies, and bordetella vaccines, and must have received their most recent vaccination no later than 3 weeks prior to the event.