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The Polite Puppy®

The Polite Puppy® at Friendship Hospital for Animals 

Primary Care veterinarian Dr. Greg Matheson helps start your puppy off on the right paw with The Polite Puppy® training class!

The Polite Puppy® is a six-week, hour-long class held on Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm.  It is open to puppies under six months of age.

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) agrees that as your puppy develops, the most sensitive time for socialization is 6-12 weeks. In our class, your puppy will have the opportunity to engage with other dogs of a similar age, vaccination status, and training level. We will discuss comprehensive training and wellness care recommendations. These classes aim to help you sort through the important life-long habits necessary to ensure that you are raising a well-behaved, happy, and healthy dog. The class is held at our hospital so that your puppy will develop a strong positive association with hospital visits, making all future trips an enjoyable and stress-free experience.

If you would like to enroll or have any questions, please email

2020 Sessions:

Session 1: January 7th – February 11th
Session 2: February 25th – March 31st

All start dates are tentative and subject to change.  To ensure the best experience for you and your puppy, space is limited.

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