Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy Playgroups are 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 Kindergarten classes in three different locations. Puppy Playgroups take place in Golden Valley only.
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.
After four weeks of Puppy Kindergarten, you will be eligible to start our Obedience Courses Levels 1-5.
Before enrolling please watch our Introduction to Dog Training video, where you'll learn more about our program.
Puppy Playgroups take place Saturday mornings at our Golden Valley location. Space is limited! To expedite your check-in time, we ask that you please preregister by clicking the link below. Online registration opens on Friday. When you arrive, please park at the rear of the building and enter through the Boarding and Training entrance.
- General public: $10/session
- Training School students: $7/session
All pets should be kept current on vaccinations in accordance with their pet's licensed veterinarian's recommendations. At minimum, puppies attending kindergarten or playgroups should have started their distemper/parvo series, and puppies age three months old or older should be current on their rabies and bordetella vaccinations as well.