For Your Puppy

Puppy settlingOur 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. Both classes allow off leash socialization opportunities with other puppies so your puppy can learn or build on good social play skills.

$150 for a 5 consecutive week training pass split between Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy Elementary class depending on the age of your puppy.

After this 5 session puppy experience, you may continue training in our Foundation Manners class when your puppy turns 4 months.

Registering for class? Behavior and Training 101 (available online) is a prerequisite


Puppy Kindergarten (for puppies 8-14 weeks on first day of class)

Book Recommendations: Perfect Puppy in 7 Days. Social, Civil, and Savvy: Training & Socializing Puppies.

Class Requirements:

  • Completion of Behavior and Training (BAT) 101 seminar
  • Bordetella plus first vaccination for DHPP (Distemper & Parvo) at least 10 days prior to start date.
    • Vaccinations must be administered by a veterinarian or puppy must have a well-puppy exam by a veterinarian prior to start date.
  • Vaccinations must remain current, with a maximum of 3 week intervals. Mail confirmation to
  • Age 8 to 14 weeks on the first day of class

Puppies older than 14 weeks are not eligible for any GSLTC puppy classes but are eligible for Foundation Manners.

Minimum class size is 3. For the best puppy experience, class sessions will be cancelled if we have fewer than 3 puppies enrolled any given week. Your training pass will be extended if low enrolled causes a cancelled session.

Puppy Kindergarten is the most important class your dog will ever attend!  Don’t take our word for it, visit the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior to read more. This class is focused on the most vital aspects of puppy development – socialization and dog-to-dog interaction.  Our Puppy classes are unique because they provide structured playtime, so puppies can learn social cues from each other, while also socializing puppies to new sights, sounds, people, and playmates in a fun and positive way.  In puppy class, we play and work hard!  In addition, we cover common puppy issues such as:

  • Chewing
  • Nipping
  • House-Soiling
  • 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.

Puppy Elementary (Only available for current Puppy Kindergarten students)

As puppies in Puppy Kindergarten class age, they become elementary students and move up to the age appropriate Puppy Elementary class. If your puppy is too old to start Puppy Kindergarten, please enroll directly in Foundation Manners.

Book Recommendation: Perfect Puppy in 7 Days. Perfect Puppy in 7 Days. Social, Civil, and Savvy: Training & Socializing Puppies.

Class Requirements:

  • Minimum of two weeks in Puppy Kindergarten
  • Puppies transfer from Puppy Kindergarten into Puppy Elementary at 15 – 16 weeks. Only puppies who have attended our Puppy Kindergarten class are eligible for Puppy Elementary class.
  • Vaccinations for DHPP (Distemper & Parvo), Rabies, and Bordetella
  • Appropriate play with other puppies

Puppies older than 14 weeks are not eligible for any GSLTC puppy classes and will be referred to Foundation Manners.


Missed Class Policy: unfortunately, we  are unable to accommodate make-up sessions if you miss a class.