Puppies can be a challenge, but we are here to help you enjoy your puppy and teach him to be the friendly, well behaved pet that you have always wanted. This class is designed for puppies under 16 weeks of age at the start of class.
Socialization: Puppies will learn about the world in a safe, fun environment during their critical socialization window. They learn to feel safe and confident around a wide variety of people (and fun costumes!). Puppies learn to confidently navigate a variety of obstacles and surfaces setting them up to be a great, go anywhere pet or the next dog sport star!
Problem Prevention: Learn the best way to prevent (or fix) the most common issues such as: housetraining, mouthing/biting, jumping and chewing. If your puppy is displaying aggression towards other dogs or people, resource guarding, fear, or anxiety private lessons are the appropriate place to start. Puppy Preschool is designed for developmentally normal puppies.
Obedience Skills: Teach you puppy HOW to learn, and get a jump start on all those important life skills that will make your dog welcome anywhere. You will learn how to use the quick to learn puppy brain to teach the things you WANT your puppy to learn such as sit, down, coming when called,focus with other dogs around and self control around food. Puppy Preschool is mainly a socialization class, more obedience skills are covered in Manners 101
Get the attention you want: Puppies are our specialty and we want every student to feel like they get the time they need for questions, as such, our puppy classes have a small student to instructor ratio.
Safety: Until puppies are 16wks old and fully vaccinated, they don't have the immune systems to protect them from many diseases. Thus, safety is of utmost concern to us and we have developed the following safety protocol:
-Any puppies showing signs of illness are requested to stay home.
-All puppies are at least 7 days past their first vaccinations and are current on their series.
-Puppy areas are cleaned with disinfectants effective against all the major puppy infectious diseases (including parvovirus)
-Mats used in puppy classes are specific for puppies and cleaned after each class.
-Class is held on soft rubber matting for the safety of the puppies.
This class is a great way to help ensure your puppy grows up into a confident, stable, and behaviorally sound adult dog. It will also provide the future dog sport athlete with one of the best sets of foundation skills available!
Class is $120 for six consecutive weeks
Puppies must be up to date on all age appropriate vaccines. They must have at least one round of vaccinations that are given by a licensed veterinarian along with an exam at least one week prior to coming to class. Puppies need to be in their current home for at least 7 days before attending class. For the safety of all dogs attending our facility, vaccinations given by the breeder or owner will not be accepted. Contact us for more information.
If you'd like to sign up for class, please visit our registration page.
Have a puppy older than 16 weeks? Puppy Manners or Manners 101 will be the place to start.