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 teaching your puppy his name to the manners he'll need to be a great member of your household. 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.
$150 for a four-week class that meets for 50 minutes, once a week + a "Puppy Starter Kit"
Puppy Kindergarten is the best start you can give your puppy, but he'll still need help before moving on to bigger and better things! Puppy Grade School is the stepping stone between kindergarten and Advanced Manners, agility, and beyond. We build on your puppy's foundation with new skills like leave it, place, and wait at the door. We also introduce more formal sit-to-greets and continue working on your puppy's leash manners and basic behaviors with added distractions!
Dogs must have completed Puppy Kindergarten.
$100 for a four-week class that meets for 50 minutes, once a week
Is your new pup a champion in the making? Performance Puppy is the first step on your road to victory! We work on things like body awareness, shaping and luring skills, and building drive. We also learn some of the foundation skills for both rally-obedience and agility! New and experienced handlers alike will love this competition-focused puppy class.
Completion of Puppy Grade School, Basic Manners, or evaluation with instructor approval. Dogs must be less than 1 year old.
$150 for a six-week class that meets for 50 minutes, once a week
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, Puppy Grade School, and Advanced Manners) as well as a 60 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.
$450 for three group classes, one 60-minute private, and the Puppy Starter Kit (a $500 value)
Please note: All Puppy Kindergarten classes starting before March 12th are 6 weeks long. Students in these classes should take Basic Manners next. Learn more about our class changes here!
To enroll in Puppy Kindergarten, please purchase either the Puppy Package or Puppy Kindergarten. Once purchased, return here to enroll. Puppy Grade School and Performance Puppy can be paid for through the enrollment widget.
Frequently Asked Questions:
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. If your puppy is over 4 months old when the class begins, you should take a Basic Manners class.
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 sign up online or can I sign up and pay when I get there?
Please sign up online to reserve your spot. 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.