Puppy Essentials: Socialization Foundations Workshop

Socialization — a must-have for every puppy.

Socialization is much more than meeting other dogs-blueIt is important to socialize your puppy and proactively expose them to the big wide world. Are you worried about properly socializing your puppy? Is your puppy stuck inside waiting for their vaccinations?

Your puppy NEEDS socialization during their critical imprint period (between 7 and 16 weeks of age).

Taught by certified dog trainer and behavior consultant Cathy Madson, our Puppy Essentials: Socialization Foundations workshop gives you the ideas and tools you need to excel at your puppy's socialization, even before all their vaccinations are finished.

You get lifetime access to instructional videos and resources. Plus, students receive a discount code for live virtual coaching sessions for extra support.

Our Essentials Workshops focus on topics often missed in group classes, making them a perfect supplement to your dog's training program.

Dog Trainer Cathy Madson and Sookie her Welsh Cardigan Corgi About

Meet Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant Cathy Madson MA, FDM, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, FFCP

With over 15 years of experience as a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant Cathy offers expert, compassionate, and actionable guidance.

Specializing in complex dog behavior, such as aggression, leash reactivity, and anxiety, Cathy is passionate about proactive training and helps dogs live happy, well-adjusted lives with their families.

Learn more about Cathy.

Get everything you need to:

  • Understand what puppy socialization is and why it's so important – it's more than just meeting other dogs and people
  • Learn important socialization exercises with helpful video examples
  • Start socialization before puppy vaccinations are finished
  • Choose the right in-person puppy class
  • Find help if your dog has missed out on early socialization
Client testimonial - Socialization Workshop

Meet Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant Cathy Madson MA, FDM, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, FFCP

Certified fear-free dog trainer and behavior expert Cathy Madson with her dog SookieCathy offers expert guidance for dog owners through virtual courses, one-on-one virtual coaching, and in-person dog training and behavior consultations in the Seattle, Washington area. She teaches group dog training classes at Seattle Humane in Bellevue, Washington.

With over 15 years of experience working with dogs in shelters, dog daycares, grooming salons, group classes, and private dog training, she has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of dogs and on a wide variety of behavioral challenges.

She believes that preventive and proactive training is key to helping dogs live a happy, well-adjusted life with their family.

She has appeared on a variety of local media, such as Q13, King5, Evening, and New Day NW, and frequently interviewed for print magazines and online content as a dog behavior expert.

Cathy is certified through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, earning both the CPDT-KA and CBCC-KA designations. Cathy is a Family Dog Mediator (FDM), Fear Free Certified Certified Professional (FFCP), a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Pet Professional Guild, and Dog Writer's Association of America.

CPDT-KA Certified
FF Certified Professional
Family Dog Mediation Certified
Association of Professional Dog Trainers Certified
Aggression in Dogs Certificate of Completion