Puppies 2-4 ½ mos
6 Week sessions
Studies have shown that between the ages of two months and four and a half months (the socialization period), your puppy should be exposed to as many positive experiences as possible. We focus on providing opportunities for puppies to develop social skills and manners with both dogs and people. This class will teach you and your puppy basic commands such as sit, down, stand, stay, come, off, leave-it, take-it, and leash etiquette. Other common management issues also covered include: housebreaking, jumping, chewing, and mouthing & handling. The AKC S.T.A.R. certificate is included. For more information visit: S.T.A.R.
We welcome small breed puppies to Puppy Kindergarten and our sensitive to their needs. We keep them separated from larger breed puppies during playtime. We consider dogs that will be under 25 pounds when full grown to be small breed.
Please skip your pup’s meal before class. Bring it with you along with some soft yummy treats and a six foot leash.
NO choke, pinch or electronic collars and no retractable leashes.
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) says about puppy socialization that “The primary and most important time for puppy socialization is the first three months of life. During this time puppies should be exposed to as many new people, animals, stimuli and environments as can be achieved safely and without causing over-stimulation manifested as excessive fear, withdrawal or avoidance behavior….” You can read the entire statement below.