About the Class

Your puppy will make new friends and learn good play behavior while developing confidence and engagement skills. All classes in this series are live.

This class provides you and your puppy with vital early training skills to develop basic manners and learn boundaries.  The instructor will address early training and behavior issues that all puppies exhibit. Get tips for socialization activities during pandemic restrictions. Puppy Kindergarten is recommended by The American Veterinary Medical Association and by the American Society of Veterinary Behaviorists. Learn about the AVSAB Position Statement on Puppy Socialization https://avsab.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Puppy_Socialization_Position_Statement_Download_-_10-3-14.pdf

The class will cover crates and pens, housetraining, chew training, mouth gentling, handling for everyday as well as for medical treatments and all the requirements for bringing up a puppy to live in our world with you and become a pleasant and safe companion.

Class Requirements

This class is  recommended for puppies 8-16 weeks old.   Be ready with a flat collar or front or back attaching harness,  a 4 to 6 foot leash and lots of small, moist, digestible treats.  Clickers are optional but welcome.

Puppies should have 2 doses of basic vaccinations to participate.

COVID: Rules for live sessions

  1.  Please wait outside until the classroom is open
  2. Allow spacing as you enter
  3.  Please do not come if you are feeling sick.  We will do our best to find a make up class (not guaranteed) if you miss due to illness.
  4. Allow spacing as you exit.  Please be considerate of others in the class.
  • 2498 Puppy Start Up: Friday, February 19-March 12 , 4:30 PM
    February 19, 2021
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 2480 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, February 2-February 23 , 6:00 PM
    February 2, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 2499 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, March 2-March 23 , 6:00 PM
    March 2, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 2514 Puppy Start Up: Friday April 2-April 23 , 4:30 PM PM
    April 2, 2021
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 2526 Puppy Start Up: Wed., April 21-May 12 , 6 PM
    April 21, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 2527 Puppy Start Up: Friday, May 7~May 28 , 4:30 PM
    May 7, 2021
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 2542 Puppy Start Up: Monday, June14~July 5 4:30 PM
    June 14, 2021
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 2543 Puppy Start Up: Monday, June14~July 5 6:00 PM
    June 14, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 2555 Puppy Start Up: Thursday, July 1~July 22 6:00 PM
    July 1, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 2566 Puppy Start Up: Saturday, July 17~August 7 4:30 PM
    July 17, 2021
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 2573 Puppy Start Up: Monday, August 9~August 30 4:30 PM
    August 9, 2021
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 2574 Puppy Start Up: Monday, August 9~August 30 6:00 PM
    August 9, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 2594 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, Sept. 14~Oct. 5 4:30 PM
    September 14, 2021
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 2595 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, Sept. 14~Oct. 5 6:00 PM
    September 14, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 2618 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, October 19~Nov. 9 4:30 PM
    October 19, 2021
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 2636 Puppy Start Up: Monday, November 22~December 13 4:30 PM
    November 22, 2021
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 2637 Puppy Start Up: Monday, November 22~December 13 6:00 PM
    November 22, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 2651 Puppy Start Up: Wednesday, December 22~January 19, 6:00 PM, skips 12/29
    December 22, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 2653 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, January 4~January 25, 5:30 PM
    January 4, 2022
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • 2654 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, January 18~Feb. 8, 6:45 PM
    January 18, 2022
    6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
  • 2675 Puppy Start Up: Thursday, February 3~ March 10, 6:00 PM
    February 3, 2022
    6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
  • 2693 Puppy Start Up: Wednesday, March 9~ March 30, 5:00 PM
    March 9, 2022
    5:00 pm - 7:10 pm
  • 2684 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, March 22~ April 12, 4:30 PM
    March 22, 2022
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 2685 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, March 22~ April 12, 6:00 PM
    March 22, 2022
    6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
  • 2708 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, April 19~ May 10, 4:30 PM
    April 19, 2022
    4:30 pm - 5:20 pm
  • 2709 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, April 19~ May 10, 6:00 PM
    April 19, 2022
    6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
  • 2726 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, May 17~ June 14, skips 5/31, 4:30 PM
    May 17, 2022
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 2727 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, May 17~ June 14, skips 5/31, 6:00 PMho
    May 17, 2022
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 2740 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, June 21~ July 12, 4:30 PM
    June 21, 2022
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 2741 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, June 21~ July 12, 6:00 PM
    June 21, 2022
    6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
  • 2763 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, July 26~ August 16, 4:30 PM
    June 2, 2022
    4:30 pm - 5:20 pm
  • 2764 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, July 26~ August 16, 6:00 PM
    July 26, 2022
    6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
  • 2788 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, August 23~September 13 4:30 PM
    August 23, 2022
    4:30 pm - 5:20 pm
  • 2789 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, August 23~September 13 6:00 PM
    August 23, 2022
    6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
  • 2819 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, September 20~October 11 4:30 PM
    September 20, 2022
    4:30 pm - 5:20 pm
  • 2820 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, September 20~October 11 6:00 PM
    September 20, 2022
    6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
  • 2811 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, October 18~November 15 4:30 PM
    October 18, 2022
    4:30 pm - 5:20 pm
  • 2821 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, October 18~November 15 6:00 PM
    October 18, 2022
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 2849 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, November 29~December 20, 4:30 PM
    November 29, 2022
    4:30 pm - 5:20 pm
  • 2850 Puppy Start Up: Tuesday, November 29~December 20, 6:00 PM
    November 29, 2022
    6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
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