Pet Counseling

Obedience Training

VCA Fitzgerald Animal Hospital is offering group classes with certified trainer, Sam Keras. Join our Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Obedience classes to learn valuable skills, while also having a fun with your dog! Small class sizes allow for personalized instruction and adjustable training plans tailored to you. 

Sam is certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, as well as Fear Free Professionals, ensuring use of only ethical and science-backed methods.  

Vaccinations must be current. For more information or to sign up, contact us at 802-654-6800. 

Puppy Kindergarten

Socialize your puppy to new experiences during early developmental months. Get help with common puppy issues such as nipping and house-training. Teach them appropriate dog-dog interactions with off-leash play sessions. Prepare them for future body handling by the vet and groomer. Build confidence and strengthen your bond through basic obedience cues.  

View our Puppy Kindergarten Class flyer

Basic Obedience

Teach manners and useful skills while having fun with your dog. Learn basic obedience cues, leash walking and recall. Build impulse control and communication using positive reinforcement and force-free methods. No prior training experience necessary! 

View our Basic Obedience Class flyer

Puppy Social Daycare Program 

A properly socialized puppy is well adjusted and makes a great companion. Socialization introduces and familiarizes your puppy to new experiences-including people, places, objects and other animals. Safe and structured playtime is not only fun, but also teaches your puppy valuable social skills. Early prevention of behavioral problems starts with appropriate socialization! 

Our socialization sessions are held Fridays from 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.  
Your puppy will be supervised during play, walked regularly and fed a midday meal. Some treats will be used during socialization. Our facility is clean and temperature controlled. Vaccinations must be current. 

This service is for puppies up to 6 months old.