Puppy training classes

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Puppy Kindergarten is an important part of socialization and helping your new family member gain confidence and learn new skills. Training your dog early, and including everyone in the family, is a key component in bringing out the best in your best friend.

We offer a number of puppy training classes, plus a new virtual seminar for new or soon-to-be puppy parents.

Children are allowed to attend Puppy Kindergarten, as long they're accompanied by an adult. 

Looking for Puppy Playgroups?

Puppy playgroups give your puppy the chance to socialize and play with other puppies in their size and age category. They take place each week at our Golden Valley location. 

Virtual All About Puppies Seminar

This free, live webinar takes new or soon-to-be puppy parents through puppy development, explaining what to expect at each stage. Topics include puppy play, enrichment, and preventing unwanted behaviors, like mouthing and jumping.

The content of the webinar complements information in our in-person group puppy classes and provides a great start for anyone who has recently brought a puppy home or is considering doing so.

We recommend attending this free seminar prior to Puppy Kindergarten or Puppy Playgroups.

Register for a seminar

Puppy Kindergarten

Puppy Kindergarten is the first step in training your new puppy. Open to dogs 18 weeks old and younger, this class will introduce your puppy to new people and new situations. We also can help with common roadblocks, such as house training, crate training, puppy biting or mouthing, and more.

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Prerequsities

Before enrolling, please watch our Introduction to Dog Training video, where you'll learn more about our program. We also recommend attending the free Virtual All About Puppies Seminar.

Vaccinations

All pets should be kept current on vaccinations in accordance with their pet's licensed veterinarian's recommendations.

At minimum, puppies attending training should have started their distemper/parvo series, and puppies age four months old or older should be current on their rabies and bordetella vaccinations as well.

 

All About Adolescence Seminar

What do we do when our sweet puppies become teenagers? Adolescence has arrived! 

This free, live webinar takes you through the next stage of your young dog's life and helps get you on the right track to survive the teenage stage and into adulthood.

Register for a seminar

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