The developmental period between 3-16 weeks is called the socialization period. It’s critical that your puppy is properly exposed to people, dogs, animals, various environments, sounds, and new things during this time.

Proper socialization is the best way to prevent issues such as fear and aggression in adulthood (although genetics and other factors play a part, too).

Socialization is critically important. let me help you get started.


our program includes   4   sessions during which we will cover:

Give your puppy a head start with our Puppy Socialization Program

Build positive associations with places, sounds, people, household items, grooming tools, and more. Learn what socialization is and how to do it


Choose the puppy training program that works best for you!

Learn to interpret dog body language, and what to do when a dog is showing signs of stress or fear. Did you know yawning can be a sign of stress?

Dog body language

Professional help with potty training, puppy biting, barking, puppy-proofing, food or object guarding and any other puppy issues.

Troubleshooting Behavior

May start training foundational skills and behaviors such as sit, down, your puppy’s name, or hand-targeting (“touch” or “boop”).

Beginning Basics

busy bee track

Who is it for?

Best for busy professionals or families interested in training done-for-you.


What does it include?

60-90 Minute Goal Setting Session

2 Private Training Sessions

1 Training Together Session

How much does it cost?

The investment for this package is $540.

Google Drive with notes, handouts & videos

Email support (during program & 30 days after)

Hands-On Track

Who is it for?

Best for guardians wanting to do most of the training & can attend all sessions.


What does it include?

60-90 Minute Goal Setting Session

3 Training Together Sessions

How much does it cost?

The investment for this package is $540.

Google Drive with notes, handouts & videos

Email support (during program & 30 days after)

client reviews

"Lauren helped us integrate our puppy into our multi-dog household. She was knowledgeable about behaviors to look for and helped us feel completely at ease with training them together. We plan to use her again when we have dog training needs in the future!"

- missy & joe h.

"Lauren was instrumental in training my new puppy. Her program designed specifically for puppies was great and the carryover has been exciting to see. She tailored the training to us and was an amazing resource for all of my questions as a new dog mom. Jack and I can’t thank Lauren enough for her help!"

- Elie n.

My fiance and I got our first puppy and had no idea where to start. Lauren provided us with great resources and guidance for us to navigate the first few months of having a puppy. She was easily accessible so I can ask all of my questions and always gave thoughtful and impactful responses. She completely took away all my fears about getting a new puppy and made the adjustment so much easier!! Would recommend Lauren to anyone!!

- Paige n.

frequently asked questions

What is the difference between the Busy bee track and the hands on track?

The Busy Bee Track offers private training sessions where I do most of the training and work for you. While you’re at work, running errands or taking a rest I will come to your home and train your puppy one-on-one. After 2 private training sessions we will schedule 1 training together session where you will learn how to use the skills your puppy learned.  

The Hands-On Track is for those who want to be involved in the training process the entire time. You’re required to be present at each session. I’ll demo how to train behaviors and will coach you so that you can practice on your own. You’ll be expected to complete activities between sessions so that your puppy’s skills progress. We’ll schedule 3 training together sessions at your home or in a public setting.

Each track includes 1 Goal Setting Session, which is to be completed before training begins.

Why is socialization important?

Because Denver and Colorado can vary between bustling city, sleepy suburbs, and mountain life, it’s extremely important to prioritize puppy socialization.

Do you plan on taking your adult dog to breweries? Then socializing and training at a place like Improper City might be smart. Do you plan on taking your dog camping in the Rocky Mountains? Slowly introducing your puppy to equipment, tents, and a campfire might be on your socialization checklist.

Prioritizing puppy socialization in Denver and the surrounding areas would be my first recommendation. Then, training basic obedience and good manners would be my second. 

I can help with puppy socialization and obedience training in Denver and start you and your puppy off on the right foot. Contact me if you would like to learn more.

If your puppy, or adolescent dog is experiencing fear, reactivity, or aggression please reach out immediately. Training is of the utmost importance, and timing is imperative.

I have a Puppy Socialization Program (puppies 8 to 16 weeks old) that will expose your puppy to the city of Denver, people, sounds, and more in a safe way. I also include socialization in my Wildflower Puppy Program (1 year or younger) for puppies still in that developmental stage.

Teaching foundational skills to start building good manners is important to begin with puppies. Simple tasks such as sitting instead of jumping, chewing toys instead of furniture, peeing outside instead of on the carpet, are all things that you should start working on.

My Wildflower Puppy Program can help you jumpstart the training for foundational skills. The program is great for working professionals or busy families that would like a certified trainer to do most of the work. I’ll come to your home while you’re at work, or busy with family tasks, and train your puppy one-on-one. You’ll not only get a jumpstart on training, but you’ll be left with a more fulfilled puppy.

What is a goal setting session?

A goal setting session is a 60-90 minute consultation at your home. It’s the first opportunity for me to meet your puppy, yourself and anyone else in your family who intends to help with training.

We’ll use the goal setting form you completed to guide our conversation. We’ll state your training goals, troubleshoot any behavioral issues and provide management strategies to help relieve any common pain points (like puppy biting, chewing and accidents).

After the session I’ll put together a customized training plan that we’ll follow to help us reach your training goals. You’ll receive an email outlining your plan as well as gain access to a Google Drive which will house relevant handouts, videos, and activities.

What is a private training session?

While you’re at work, running errands or taking a rest I will come to your home and train your puppy one-on-one. These sessions are designed for me to do what I do best: train! I love them because I can train uninterrupted and can concentrate on building the skills you want most.

The Busy Bee Track includes 2 Private Sessions.

The Hands-On Track includes 0 private training sessions since all sessions are training together sessions, meaning you are required to be present for all training sessions.

What is a TRAINING TOGETHER session?

Training Together Sessions are training sessions where YOU are the focus. During these sessions I will demo how to train behaviors and coach you on how to do them. These sessions are fun because you get to be the trainer and learn how to use your puppy’s skills in real life.

The Busy Bee Track includes 1 Training Together Session, which is scheduled at the end of the package.

The Hands-On Track includes 3 Training Together Sessions.

What is a FOLLOW UP session?

Follow up sessions are scheduled 1-2 weeks after the initial program has ended. I’ll coach you on any skills that might need some refinement or extra practice. We might go on a field trip or I might set up a scenario in your home so we can practice your dog’s skills in a real setting. And I may help you troubleshoot any issues that have popped up since training has ended.

The Socialization Program offers follow up sessions to be purchased once the package is completed, but isn't mandatory. 

How can you support us after we have completed the program?

You can email me with any questions 30 days past our last scheduled training session. Depending on the issue you may need to schedule additional sessions, which we will discuss and decide together.

You can also follow me on Instagram, where I will have training tips that may be helpful.

How do I get started?

Fill out my Goal Setting Form, which is my version of an intake form. I will then contact you by email to discuss next steps.

Can I schedule one session to start?

No. I’ve found that results are poor when we only schedule one session or random sessions here and there. I need clients to be committed to a training program and don’t offer one-offs.

The only exception is if you have completed a program and you need to brush up on a skill or need some help in something we had previously worked on. In that case we will discuss what’s needed and will come up with a plan to schedule one or more sessions.

Do you guarantee results?

No. Results in dog training can never be guaranteed, and it’s unethical for any trainer to do so. There are many factors that affect results like a dog’s motivation, guardian's commitment and consistency in training, amount of time dedicated to training, what management strategies are in place along with many other factors.

What I can guarantee is that I will always have you and your dog’s best interest at heart. I will use humane-based training methods and will always let the science behind behavior speak for itself instead of guessing why something is happening.

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