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. This 5 week class will 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 and have at least the first two rounds of vaccines
$225 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!
Week one of Puppy Kindergarten is a humans-only class. Please leave your pups at home!
Set your puppy up for a lifetime of success with the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program! This class will help to create a well-socialized puppy with a solid foundation of skills for all other learning. We'll focus on Socialization, Training, Activity, and Responsibility for puppies and their handlers. While this program will greatly benefit your puppy, it is also geared towards cultivating responsible puppy owners.
The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test will be administered on the last day of class for a chance to earn your certificate and the official AKC S.T.A.R. puppy medal, all of which is included in the cost of class. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy provides a good lead-in to earning the Canine Good Citizen title.
More information on the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program can be found here.
Dogs must be under 1 year old and fully vaccinated. Orientation is required before starting class.
$250 for a six-week class that meets for 50 minutes, once a week + a Puppy Starter Kit, which includes everything you'll need to start class!
Please purchase the AKC STAR Puppy course here, then return to this page to enroll.
While most of our sports classes are geared toward 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! Performance Puppy includes an introduction to foundational skills which will translate to sports such as agility and rally.
Dogs must be under 8 months and must attend orientation before the first class.
$135 for a four-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, 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.
$625 for one 5 week group class and two 6 week group classes, plus one 30-minute private, and the Puppy Starter Kit (a $685 value)
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?
What do I need to start class?
Your puppy needs a minimum of 2 sets of vaccinations before you can attend a group class. Please bring your pup's vaccination records to your first class or send them ahead of time. Puppies must have at least 2 rounds of Distemper/Parvo and Bordetella.
Vaccination records can be sent to our email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or text to 817-741-3647.
What do I need to bring to class?
Week 1 is humans-only, be sure to leave your pup at home but please bring their vaccination records or send them ahead of time. From week 2 forward, 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.
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.
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.
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.
I missed a class, what should I do to make it up?
Classes are cumulative, so if you are absent we strongly suggest you schedule a makeup lesson. Makeup lessons are 30-minute private sessions to get you caught up with the rest of class and are discounted at $40. Please contact us to schedule a makeup lesson.
What's your return/cancellation/refund policy?
Group classes are non-refundable and non-transferable 7 days prior to the start of class. Absolutely no refunds or transfers will be allowed less than one week before the start date. All of our policies are outlined on our Terms, Conditions, and Policies page. Cancellation policies are also included in the confirmation email you receive when booking a class or appointment.