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Puppy Kindergarten

Puppy Kindergarten is the first step in training your new puppy. Open to dogs under 18 weeks old, this class will teach your puppy new skills and help him develop confidence in new situations. After four weeks of Puppy Kindergarten, you will be eligible to start our obedience courses.


Before enrolling please watch our Introduction to Dog Training video, where you'll learn more about our program.

All puppies must have proof of current vaccinations. We require distemper/parvo for all dogs. If your dog is three months or older, we also need rabies and bordetella. If you are unsure about your dog's vaccinations, please call us at 763-489-2217.

Course schedule

Purchase a Training School pass

After completing four weeks of Puppy Kindergarten or turning 18 weeks old, puppies can advance the obedience training courses we offer. Most dogs are able to pass an obedience course after attending the course for three to five weeks. We recommend a four-month pass to see notable changes in behavior. If you can't commit to four months, you can renew your two-month pass anytime.

Two-month obedience training pass — $165

Four-month obedience training pass — $285

Class fees are due at time of registration and are nonrefundable. There is $20 discount for Animal Humane Society adopters who register within three months of adoption.


Review our Training School FAQ, call us at 763-489-2217, or send an email.