Our puppy classes are uniquely designed to take advantage of your puppy’s developmental periods. These classes use our open registration format that allows you to start as soon as there’s an opening in class. Then you can continue for as long as you need to meet your training goals. Both classes allow off leash socialization opportunities with other puppies so your puppy can learn or build on good social play skills.
Puppy Kindergarten (for puppies 8-14 weeks on first day of class)
$125 for 5 week training pass – uses open registration format
Book Recommendations: Perfect Puppy in 7 Days. Social, Civil, and Savvy: Training & Socializing Puppies.
- Attendance at the Just For You Behavior and Training 101 seminar.
- First vaccination for DHPP (Distemper & Parvo) at least 10 days prior to start date. Bordetella required beginning January 1, 2020. Vaccination must be administered by a veterinarian or puppy must have a well-puppy exam by a veterinarian prior to start date.
- Age 8 to 14 weeks on the first day of class
- The Foundation of Basic Training
Contact the office if the date you wish to start is not available upon clicking the Sign-Up button within the class registration link. It’s so important to get young puppies into Puppy Kindergarten class before the optimal socialization window closes, that we’ll work to get your puppy in class as soon as possible.
$125 for 5 week training pass
Book Recommendation: Perfect Puppy in 7 Days. Perfect Puppy in 7 Days. Social, Civil, and Savvy: Training & Socializing Puppies.
- Puppies transfer from Puppy Kindergarten into Puppy Elementary at 15 weeks
- Only puppies who have attended our Puppy Kindergarten class are eligible for Puppy Elementary class. Puppies who have not completed Puppy Kindergarten should enroll in Foundation Manners.
- Vaccinations for DHPP (Distemper & Parvo), Rabies, and Bordetella
- Appropriate play with other puppies
We proudly offer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Award system in Puppy Elementary! In this class, puppies not only continue their socialization to new dogs and people, but begin the AKC S.T.A.R Puppy curriculum as well. They learn to be comfortable with handling and grooming and with brief separation from their owners. We also introduce more advanced training such as Walking on a Leash, Sit and Down, and Come When Called. At the end of 5 classes, all puppies have the opportunity to earn the S.T.A.R. Puppy Award provided by the American Kennel Club (AKC). Click here for more information on the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Certification.
Students are automatically enrolled in this class once graduating from Puppy Kindergarten. Contact the office if you have questions about enrollment in this class.