NET's Puppy Training – Honolulu, Hawaii

Puppy Pre-School and Private Puppy Training

Start Early, Start Smart

Focus on prevention not correction

nancy and pups

NET's Puppy Training

offers compassionate quality care for Hawaii’s dog families. We strongly believe that providing an abundance of early training opportunities for our clients allows them to prevent or manage the most common behavioral problems such as house soiling, excessive barking, biting, chewing, and separation anxiety during the imprinting months.

I offer:

  1. Extensive private in-home training starting from as early as 8 weeks
  2. A combination of private in-home training classes and group classes
  3. A six week group class.
  4. Pick-up and drop-off services for private home or class training if you are unable to attend classes

Much like pre-school keikis, puppies go through developmental stages and windows of optimum learning opportunities. These stages happen very early in a pup’s life and so we begin training at 8 to 12 weeks of age. The science of dog behavior has proven that early training will optimize and influence your pup’s overall development and help to shape its temperament, especially when you begin training during a pup’s first 24 weeks.

Because NET's Puppy Training takes place individually and privately, you will be making the most of your time and your puppy’s learning potential. By working at home, there are no group training restrictions usually imposed by monthly vaccination and veterinarian's scheduling. And by starting early and safely with me, you are given the tools and knowledge and an ongoing “helping hand” with your puppy raising duties. This makes your pup’s overall experience better with family, strangers, vets, and groomers.

At NET's Puppy Training I understand the importance of creating a warm, inviting, and playful setting for your puppy in its first learning environment, your home. This allows them to focus on learning the basics of living with their human family and ensures that learning becomes a positive experience for the whole family.

If you are thinking of getting a puppy, make your first call to NET's Puppy Training!

Seven week-old Labradoodle puppies, Hachiko and Teddy, obey commands on their first week of puppy pre-school! See more videos on our video page.

NET"s is certified by CPDT and APDT

nancy with a puppy



"Many BIG Mahalos for your expert guidance with Mele. You are kind and patient and very knowledgeable. I couldn't have done it without you. I am so happy/relieved whenever everyone says, "Mele is so well behaved." Thank you!" –Natalie, Carl and Mele

“Nancy, We Just can't say enough! Thank you…for training Jake to perfection while showing and teaching him about love and caring. We will endeavor to continue the same type of care, understanding and love he has received while with you...” –Gordon

"...Nancy Tapia, owner of NET's Puppy Training, did an outstanding job as a puppy raiser for Hawaii Fi-Do Service DJake, a labradoodle,  the service dogogs and brought out the best in this little dog that has a big job to do. I would highly recommend Nancy as a trainer especially for young pups in their early training as well as obedience for any dog.” – Susan Luehrs, Executive Director, Hawaii Fi-Do Service and Therapy Dogs, Accredited ADI Program


nancy with a puppy