Leave the heavy lifting of socialization and puppy foundations in the hands of experienced, accredited trainers to give your puppy the best head start!

Upcoming Start Dates:

Thursday,  May 16 at 1-3pm

(Once a Week for 4 Weeks)

Socialize your puppy in Victoria, BC | AuthenticCanine


Overwhelmed by the daunting task of raising your new puppy? Want to give your puppy the best start to grow into a manageable, confident and happy dog?  Drop your puppy off with our experienced, accredited trainers to take on the heavy lifting with socialization, introduction to foundational training and proactive management of common puppy challenges.

During the early stages of their lives, puppies have a short window where they are highly impressionable. They have a remarkable ability to absorb and learn from various situations and experiences at a much faster rate than they would in later stages of life. Once this critical period ends, it becomes more challenging. Socialization done in a safe & controlled manner can help to ensure that your puppy builds a positive association with novelty and experiences in their day to day lives. Combine this with foundational training at this young age and you can set your puppy up for a lasting love of learning and exploring!


Puppies remain in a sensitive socialization period up until about 18 weeks of age. Start your puppy off on the right paw during those impressionable early weeks in our day camp option that includes a variety of socialization, prevention of common puppy problems and an introduction to basic life skills to help your puppy grow up to be a manageable, confident and happy dog. In Puppy Training Camp our trainers will start a positive foundation for your puppy to continue to build on as they grow! We strive to create a safe atmosphere where puppies are allowed to warm up at their own pace to help them become happy, confident dogs!

 Puppy socialization must be done in a safe & controlled manner to ensure that each puppy is building a long-lasting positive association.


Early Foundation into Basic Life Skills

Supervised Puppy Play & Social Skills

Recall Training Foundations 

Sharing (Resource Guarding Prevention)

Grooming, Vet and Body Handling Skills

Field Trips

Weekly email resources for owners

Graduation Photo & Certificate

Exploration and Socialization with:

– Novel Sounds

– Novel Sights

– Novel Environments

– Novel Surfaces

– Two 30-Minute Owner Transfer of Skills Sessions 

We strive to create a safe atmosphere where puppies are allowed to warm up at their own pace to help them become happy, confident dogs!


The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour (AVSAB) recommends socializing puppies before their second set of vaccinations. They suggest that the benefits of early socialization strongly outweigh the risks of contracting an illness before their second set of shots. Read the full AVSAB position statement on puppy socialization.


  • Age 8 weeks to 17 weeks

  • Puppy has been home with you at least 7 days (to allow time to acclimate to their new family)

  • On track with puppy vaccination schedule. Records must be provided prior to attendance.

  • Puppies must be comfortable away from their owner for 2 hours (we will help with this transition!)

  • Pre-registration required

~Please Note:

These camps are DROP OFF day-training style sessions. Homework, Report Cards, and Daily Updates will be provided.

Located at K9HQ Doggy Daycare Plus
102-721 Station Ave, Langford

8 hours of one to one trainer to puppy ratio

(Camp consists of four 2-hour sessions)

(Must be available to attend

all sessions within a camp)

$600 + GST

Want to maximize your puppy’s camp experience?

Enroll for a second round of camp and receive a

$100 discount

(Discount code will be provided after initial sign-up)

Upcoming Start Dates:

Thursday, May 16 at 1-3pm

(Once a Week for 4 Weeks)


The vet today said “Whatever you are doing, it’s working. What a well-behaved puppy.” Thank you for all your work. What a fantastic program. I’ll be recommending it to anyone I know who has a puppy!


Our pup enjoyed and greatly benefited from a round of puppy summer camp!!



All puppy camps are non-refundable. Camps may be cancelled or rescheduled up to 1 week prior to the session date. If less than 1 week prior, cancelling or rescheduling will be possible only if we are able to fill your spot (exceptions will be made for emergencies). For cancellations within the allotted time frame, a credit will be issued for the full amount.