Gifting pet owners may be as simple as choosing presents that help care for companion animals. New puppy owners often find that the first several months to a year of having the pooch can be a whirlwind.

Training is an effective way to raise a healthy, safe and happy pet, but there are bound to be some trials and tribulations along the way.

New dog owners may not know where to start in their training.

A gift of puppy kindergarten classes at a nearby pet store or training center can help puppy parents learn the basics.

Another idea is to offer a present of personalized training with a one-on-one instructor.

Many trainers make house calls to work with puppies on important skills, such as sitting, staying, house training, and walking on a leash.