A Puppy Playing with a Toy


Using fun, positive, science-based training methods designed by a veterinary behaviorist.

Michelle Wieser is a Certified Puppy Start Right Preschool Instructor.


The Wise Canine Puppy Start Right Preschool Program was developed by Veterinary Behavior Consultants to prevent behavior problems.

Peeing & Pooping Inside

Biting Hands & Clothes

Destroying Things


Stealing Objects

Stealing Food

Is this your PUPPY?

Pottying Outside

Dropping Objects 

Loving Crate Time

Friendly with People

Friendly with Dogs


want this PUPPY? 

You Will Learn

  • How to provide positive proactive socialization opportunities

  • Potty training tips 

  • Crate training tips

  • How to prevent separation anxiety

  • How to prevent biting and destroying

  • How to train basic, puppy appropriate training behaviors

  • How to build a bond based on trust and positive reinforcement

your PUPPY will learn

  • To potty outside 

  • To sit for greetings

  • Confidence around new people

  • Confidence around other dogs

  • Confidence around new objects and situations

  • To enjoy handling and husbandry

  • To drop and trade objects

  • To love crate time

  • Basic behaviors: focus, targeting, sit, down, leash walking, leave-it and more



A socialization and training course for puppies under 16 weeks of age presented through video. Everything you need to know about raising a young puppy.


I can make dog training easy, by doing the work for you. I'll come to your home to train your dog. We’ll have transfer the results through private lessons.


Join a small group class. Receive the attention you need to create a well-mannered dog. Enjoy a supportive environment using positive training.

Upcoming Classes

  • Puppy Preschool
  • TBD
    Puppy Classes - Family Tails
  • TBD
    Puppy Start Right Online Course

What to expect

Need help determining the best training solution for you and your dog? Contact me describing your training goals and challenges. I like details! 

Interested in Classes? You can register and pay online. Because we only take 4 dogs per class, they fill up quickly. Contact me to be put on a waitlist. I'll email you as soon as new classes are available. 

Considering Day Training or Private Training? Schedule a 30 minute phone or virtual consultation to identify training goals and length of the program (cost $45). These are popular services and it may take a number of weeks to start working with me. 

I train using only positive, science-based approaches using the latest modern research. This means that we will use things your dog enjoys (treats, toys, and games) to train your dog. Stressful or painful corrections are not included in my training strategies. 

Need more details? Get in Touch.


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Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner
Puppy Start Right Preschool Certification