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While you’re working on training your puppy, it’s important to train your dog to respond to you in a wide variety of locations. Because dogs perceive new situations as entirely different environments—potentially with a different set of rules—exposure to a multitude of locations, humans, and other dogs is vital. Today we are sharing recommendations for where to take your dog to practice your puppy training – Boise Dog-Friendly locations are numerous, and the city caters to canines more with each passing year! Here are our top picks for cafes and shops to break up afternoons spent at local dog parks.

Please note that your dog must remain on-leash at each of the following locations.

Half Price Books
53677 E Fairview Ave

This large Boise bookstore is famous for carrying both new and used books, but did you know they’re also great with dogs? Teach your dog to walk quietly down aisles without jumping up on others, interact politely with other dogs, and wait in the “down” position next to your chair while you kick back and read in this very friendly shop. Employees will stop by and say hi, providing extra opportunities for positive socialization.

Most Coffee Shops

While it never hurts to ask first, most Boise Coffee Shops are fine with dogs hanging out on the patio, and some allow them inside as long as they’re leashed and calm. Depending on space constraints, it might not be feasible for energetic large dogs to bound about, so if you’re working with a Great Dane puppy—all paws and enthusiasm—you will want to wear out your furry friend before you head over to pick up your caffeine.

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Hardware Stores

With their concrete floors, wide aisles, and friendly employees, hardware stores are often great places to bring your puppy along. While rules for chains like Lowe’s and Home Depot have changed over the years and vary by location—so check first—almost all local hardware spots are delighted to help socialize adorable puppies.

Open spaces like these can also be excellent locations to walk puppies indoors; most young dogs can only walk for short distances, but practicing leash training and commands like “with me” is vital at every age and stage.

The Hyde House
1607 N. 13th St

The Hyde House is a gem unique to Boise! This café is all about the dogs. This café also features a public patio where all are welcome. Hyde House is a great opportunity to socialize with a huge number of dogs and dog-lovers, and your dog will be able to practice obeying commands despite a bevy of distractions.

10 Barrel Brewing
830 W Bannock St.

Boise is home to 10 Barrell Brewing, they will give you space to work your dog and even have a brew named Good Sit. It’s a great combination of a love for dogs and outdoor sports.

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In these settings, you’ll be able to work with your puppy on restraint; we’ve never met a pup who wouldn’t be tempted by the delicious aromas wafting through these eateries!

Remember, practicing puppy training should be fun, no matter where you go, in Boise or around the country if you’re into travel. Keep your tone positive and upbeat, give your pup immediate feedback on behavior both negative and positive, and practice commands for brief periods of time in order to keep their attention sharply focused on the task at hand (paw).

It’s always a good idea to bring your puppy’s favorite toy, treats, or a clicker to reinforce positive behavior, especially when visiting new places. Keep in mind that even those commands your puppy has mastered – either at puppy obedience school or in your own backyard – will be more challenging for him outside of these predictable environments. Keep working on socialization, recall, and commands like “watch me,” “down,” and “leave it” to prepare your puppy to be the best he can be when out and about in Boise.

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There is more to being a puppy parent than snuggles and love. You have to put in the hard work of raising your puppy to be a member of your family and a functioning member of society. If you are looking for puppy training in Boise, look no further than All Dogs Unleashed.

Just as you wouldn’t sign a baby up for kindergarten, you also should not start a puppy in obedience school until they are developmentally ready. Generally, a puppy can start obedience school at 6 months of age, but don’t worry… there is plenty you can do to start your pup on the training path before then.

Start with simple commands

You can expect your puppy to be able to learn simple tasks such as ‘stay,’ ‘sit,’ and ‘down’ as young as 2 months old. Starting early helps your dog get prepared for his official puppy training. Your at home training will create a foundation for the animal’s behavior that he will be able to build on during obedience training.

Puppy Day Care

Take advantage of the puppy day care program offered by All Dogs Unleashed, especially if you have to leave your puppy alone for long periods of time during the day. Our day care offering allows your pup to meet and socialize with other dogs and people, while getting to know the facility where they will potentially begin their training in a few short weeks or months. Allowing them to become acclimated to the location before their training begins sets your dog up for success in the training program. Your dog will learn behavioral expectations by interacting with people and other dogs that have already been through the training.

The benefits of puppy day care are wide-ranging. Along with socialization, your dog will get abundant exercise, playtime and walks in both our indoor and outdoor areas. Doggy day care is a great way to treat your dog while you’re training him at the same time.


Taking your puppy for regular grooming early on helps get him used to being handled by someone other than you. It also becomes just another trip to All Dogs Unleashed and your dog will look forward to the trip. Plus you will get the bonus of having a soft, clean, huggable puppy without having to put in all the work involved in grooming.


If you’re planning a getaway to a location that doesn’t allow you to bring your furry friend along, don’t risk leaving him with people he’s not used to. By taking advantage of our affordable boarding program you will get the added bonus of helping to teach your dog how he is expected to behave when you’re away for more than a few hours.

Keep up with vaccinations and spaying/neutering

After 7 months of age, dogs will not be accepted at our facility (and most others) without these credentials, so be sure to take your dog for regular checkups and keep up with the veterinarian’s prescribed vaccination schedule.

By following all of these practices, you will help prepare your pooch for his eventual enrollment in the All Dogs Unleashed obedience school. If you choose to take advantage of our Board and Train offering, you can rest assured that your puppy will be well taken care of during the two-week program. Everything you could wish for in an obedience school will be covered including house training, chewing, jumping, digging, biting, barking, and much more! Best of all is our follow-through; when it comes time to take your puppy home, we will spend ample quality time teaching you how to successfully continue with the training methods at home.

It may be difficult to know when your puppy is ready to leave the nest for obedience school, but with a little help along the way you can make sure that when the time comes, he’s a star pupil.