If you recently added a new puppy to your family, you're in the right place! Puppy Kindergarten is the perfect place to start for puppies between 8 weeks and 16 weeks. We'll cover everything from crate games and potty training to foundation behaviors like name, touch, sit, and more! We'll also address unwanted behaviors like chewing, jumping, and pulling on the leash. Last but not least, we'll help you socialize your puppy to strange noises, objects, and surfaces!
Dogs must be between 8 weeks and 16 weeks old
$160 for a four-week class that meets for 50 minutes, once a week + a Puppy Starter Kit, which includes everything you'll need to start class
While most of our sports classes are geared at adult dogs, we think puppies should get to have fun too! Puppy sports classes are a great way to engage your dog's brain, build confidence, and strengthen your relationship while introducing dog sports at an age-appropriate level! We offer the following puppy sports classes:
- Puppy Tricks (4 weeks, $110)
- Work on tricks that are both adorable and useful, like paws up, chin rests, spin, peek-a-boo, and more!
- Performance Puppy (4 weeks, $110)
- Performance Puppy includes introduction to agility equipment, toy skills for training, and foundation skills for rally & obedience
- Puppy Nosework (4 weeks, $110)
- Introduce your pup to the building blocks of searching hides and imprinting odor!
Dogs must be under 8 months and must attend orientation before the first class
The Puppy Package
Our most popular option for new puppy parents, the Puppy Package includes everything you need to start off on the right paw! You'll get the three basics classes (Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Manners, and Advanced Manners) as well as a 30 minute private. This one-on-one session is for any questions you might have or problems that pop up. We recommend waiting until after you've finished Puppy Kindergarten to schedule this private since the most frequently asked questions are addressed in class.
$480 for three group classes, one 30-minute private, and the Puppy Starter Kit (a $530 value.) Please note that the Puppy Package will be $500 if your Kindergarten starts after March 1st- see below for more details on this change!
*Attention: Puppy Kindergarten is changing!*
In an effort to continue bringing you the best start for your new pup, our Puppy Kindergarten class is shifting to a 5-week program with a humans-only first class. This change will affect all Kindergartens starting after March 1st! If you've already enrolled in Puppy Kindergarten, your class will continue as scheduled.
$180 for a five-week class that meets for 50 minutes, once a week + a Puppy Starter Kit, which includes everything you'll need to start class!
The price of the Puppy Package will be raised to $500 accordingly. Please call to register for these new classes!
Before enrolling in a Puppy Kindergarten class, you will need to purchase either the Puppy Package or Puppy Kindergarten (Click on one of the buttons below). Once purchased, return here to enroll.
Puppy Sports classes can be paid for through the enroll button.
Frequently Asked Questions:
I'm having trouble registering online. Why can't I enroll?
Should I take Puppy Kindergarten or Basic Manners?
If your puppy is 4 months or younger on the class start date, you should enroll into a puppy class first. If your puppy is over 4 months old when the class begins, you should start with Basic Manners.
Can more than one person come?
Of course! If you bring children under the age of 12, we recommend bringing something to keep them occupied.
What do I need to start class?
Your puppy needs a minimum of 2 sets of vaccinations before you can attend a group class.
Do I need to enroll online or can I sign up and pay when the class starts?
Please sign up ahead of time to reserve your spot. If you prefer not to pay online, you can also register over the phone or in person during our regular business hours. Our classes typically fill up and we can not guarantee that there will be space available on the day the class starts.
What do I need to bring to class?
Please bring your pup's vaccination records to your first class. Your puppy should have on a flat collar or a harness with a 6′ leash. You will also need a bag of small treats, a clicker, and a treat pouch- all of these are provided as part of the Puppy Starter Kit that you'll receive at your first class! We recommend bringing doggy bags in case your dog needs to do his business. If you forget them, we do keep those handy at our doggy station near the grass area.
I have two puppies! Can they both come to class? Do you have multi-dog discounts?
We require dogs from the same household to be in separate classes- just like kids, they get easily distracted by what their sibling is doing across the room! There are enough distractions in a puppy class without the added difficulty of other four-legged family members. We do not offer multi-dog discounts.