Our Puppy Services

Puppyhood does not last long, and it’s the most important development period in a dog’s life. While behavior issues can absolutely be corrected in adulthood, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! 

Throughout a dog’s life they will constantly encounter new things, situations, and people. Our goal is to teach your puppy how to interact with their world by positively and safely introducing them to as many new things and people as you can while they are still in their puppyhood stage of development. You want to teach them that “new” doesn’t have to be scary. This way, when they do encounter that oddball experience, they are prepared, confident, and react positively.

Patrick's Pet Care is here to help you set your puppy up for a thriving adulthood with our fear-free, force-free puppy services. 

Puppy Services We OFFER:

Private Dog Training Lessons

Puppy Training & Consultations

We offer private puppy training and consultations as well as small group classes.

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Drop and Train

Puppy Socialization Visits/Walks

For puppies 8 weeks to 4 months who can't get through a full day without relief.

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Group Dog Training Classes

Puppy Head Start School

Focused on socialization, puppy manners, how to learn and play, potty training, and more. Class begins at age 8 weeks.

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Dog Training Walks

Puppy Grooming

Fear-free grooming services specifically tailored for puppies.

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Puppy Training & Consultations

We offer one-on-one training and consultations with a force-free certified puppy specialist. We also offer small group classes for puppies and their people.



Puppy Socialization Walks/Visits

Your puppy deserves the very best. Our Puppy Socialization Walks/Visits are for puppies 8 weeks to 4 months who may not be fully vaccinated and can't get through a full day without relief.

Our Puppy Socialization Walks/Visits cover more than just the basics—we will safely socialize your puppy to all things "new" in the world using our fear- and force-free practices.

  • 25-35 minutes long
  • 1 hour service window between 10-11am and 3-4pm
  • Staff who are certified in fear- and force-free puppy socialization
  • Customizable to focus on your puppy’s particular needs and living situation
  • We can perform tasks such as hand feeding, changing puppy pads, swapping out treats, refreshing their water, and cleaning up any accidents
  • Enrichment games and activities
  • We work on name recognition, harness desensitization, and leash manners, and practice coming and going to avoid separation anxiety

All of our Puppy Socialization Walks/Visits include direct & real time communication through our app and detailed reports with photos and/or videos.


Puppy Head Start School

Puppy Head Start is all about teaching dogs how to learn, play with others, be independent, and recognize that new things are good. We do this in a way that is purely positive and force free for each puppy.

Our Puppy Head Start classes are extremely small, based on individual attention, and focus on the mental, physical, and emotional needs of each puppy. We also set goals and create lesson plans for each puppy based on your lifestyle and future with the puppy.

We support you, the puppy parent(s). Getting a new puppy and integrating them successfully into your household is an enormous commitment and a lot of work. We’ll help you, support you, and serve as a resource throughout your journey.

What We Focus On:

  • Socialization
  • Puppy Manners
  • How to Play with Others
  • How to Learn
  • Choice, Consent, and Motivation
  • How to Share Toys
  • How to be Independent and Rest
  • Potty Training


Puppy Grooming

Patrick’s Pet Care is the only fear-free certified grooming team in Washington, DC.  Our grooming team uses fear-free concepts to ensure that the grooming experience is as enjoyable as possible for every pet, every time. We take our time to meet the individual in front of us where she is to teach our guests to love the grooming table, clippers, the bathtub, the blow dryer, grooming shears, the groomer’s loop, and more.

With our fear-free puppy grooming services, it's our job to make sure your puppy has a positive, fear-free first grooming experience. Our fear-free certified groomers will slowly introduce your puppy to each stage of the grooming process and pair everything with praise and treats. The best part about working with young puppies is that we can make a positive association with each step of the grooming process and all of the grooming equipment from the very beginning!

  • Relaxed, positive experience
  • Certified fear-free groomers
  • Staff trained to recognize and avoid stress
  • Rest, potty time, and treats included
  • Watch it all on HD webcam or Facetime
  • No forced restraints
  • No harsh chemicals
  • No hot or burning equipment

What Makes Us Special?

No Shock, No Prong, No Choke

All of our groomers and trainers are Pet Professional Guild members and adhere to its guiding principles: respect, do no harm, do good, act fairly.

Fear, Force &
Pain Free

Our code of ethics is based on a least intrusive, minimally aversive effective behavior intervention policy.


The knowledge and skill of our trainers is independently certified by the leading certification programs in the industry.


Easily combine with our other services for a comprehensive approach to care for your puppy.

Simple Flat Rate Pricing

Clear, easy-to-understand pricing.