Puppy and Middle School Classes

Puppy Programs and Middle School Register for Class

Our Class Times

Puppy Kindergarten
Monday: 7:30 pm (all sizes)
Tuesday: 6:30 pm (all sizes)
Wednesday: 6:00 pm (all sizes)
Thursday: 6:30 pm (all sizes)
Saturday: 9:30 am, (all sizes)
Sunday: 9:00 am  (Small Breed)

Puppy Day Camp
Monday – Thursday Series: 7:30 am – 11:30 am
Friday – Single Day: 7:30 – 11:30 am

Puppy Social
50 minutes
Monday 6:30 – 7:20 pm (No Social until further notice)

Puppy Middle School
Thursday: April 2, 7:45 – 8:45 pm
Wednesday: April 8, 7:15 – 8:15 pm
Saturday: April 11, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Puppy Kindergarten Classes (ages 8 – 20 weeks)

Give your puppy the knowledge needed to grow into a smart, confident, and loving family member by starting with the core foundation of training in puppy kindergarten classes! This class includes beginning training and socialization for puppies as young as 8 weeks of age.

During puppy kindergarten classes, we provide a safe environment in which your puppy can work on:

Socialization: The most important time for puppy socialization is the first 3 months of life. Our open enrollment classes provide a safe and supervised environment for your puppy to meet other puppies and new people. And, gain from new experiences each week. Through play, they learn to be gentle with their mouths and learn the social skills needed to interact with other dogs in a healthy way. Early socialization and positive training methods help prevent puppy behavior problems like fear, withdrawal, or avoidance. And, help to build a bond with you in a safe environment with minimized risk to illness.

Obedience Training: We introduce basic obedience skills to assist your puppy in developing into the well-mannered adult dog you’ve always wanted. And, help you to gain new knowledge on how to continue this training after puppy kindergarten and in the home. With puppy obedience training, your puppy will learn basic skills like leash walking and potty training. Plus, work on commands like “sit, stay, come, and leave it”.

Handling: Make your puppy’s visits to the vet and groomer more pleasant for both you and your furry friend. During puppy kindergarten open enrollment classes, you’ll practice handling exercises for nail trimming, grooming, and medical exams. This way, both you and your puppy have more confidence in taking on social experiences.

 

Puppy Kindergarten Class Availability and Pricing

Once a week: Six one-hour sessions – $195
Twice a week: Twelve one-hour sessions $289

Puppy Day Camp (ages 8 – 20 weeks)

While puppy kindergarten classes allow you and your puppy to train together, puppy day camp allows for training with our certified dog trainer one-on-one. We recommend that those enrolled in our puppy kindergarten classes combine their training with the puppy day camp. This way, puppies get a good amount of time socializing with other dogs their own age to encourage positive behaviors and receive professional obedience training. And, owners can still learn about training skills during the puppy kindergarten classes to take this education home.

Benefits of enrolling your puppy into puppy day camp with Paws 4 Training include:

Socialization: Our day camp for puppies allows for further socialization with puppies around your dog’s same age. Of course, these interactions are guided and overseen by our certified dog trainer to ensure safety and positive play. Plus, puppies each get their own designated nap break to allow for a time out from socialization and to wind down.

Obedience Training: During day camp, puppies will work with our trainers to gain basic obedience skills like sit, down, come, walking on a leash, going to a set place, leave it, stay and wait, impulse control, crate training, and potty training.

Scheduling: Puppy day camp is a great option for puppy owners who can’t work on training throughout the day due to work or other obligations. We understand that puppies are a lot of work and responsibility. But, they grow up so fast! So, puppy day camp gives them the opportunity to have fun throughout the day, give you a break from training, and incorporate helpful training every week.

Reporting and Transportation: Each week, we provide progress reports on your puppy’s achievements or concerns. This way, you can get a full scope of your puppy’s progress. Furthermore, we offer transportation from puppy daycare for those who would otherwise not be able to take them home for an extra fee.

Puppy Day Camp Availability and Pricing

Weekly: Monday – Thursday 7:30 – 11:30 am
Price: $285  Weekly

Single Day: Friday 7:30 -11:30 am (No day camp on
Price: $71.25

Puppy Socials (12 Puppy Limit)

Want to give your puppy more socialization with other puppies their own age to encourage healthy and positive interactions? Our 50-minute puppy social play events are a great option for supervised playtime guided by our certified dog trainers at Paws 4 Training.

Puppy Social Play Availability and Pricing

Weekly: Monday 50 minutes 6:30 – 7:20 pm ( No Socials until further notice)
Price: $14

Puppy Middle School (ages 20 weeks – 16 months)

Puppy Middle School Availability and Pricing

Weekly: 6 sessions – same day/time each week
Price: $175

These puppy training classes aim to help adolescent dogs and their owners. Typically, puppies enrolled in this course have already received beginner obedience training. The transition from puppyhood to an adult can be challenging for dog owners. Basic manners and off-leash reliability can disappear overnight. Destructive chewing, barking, house soiling, and temperament issues like fear and aggression can develop. These can be prevented when training continues after puppy class. Knowing what to expect and learning how to train your dog at home and out in the real world is the key to a smoother transition.

Important Information About Puppy Training Classes, Day Camp, and Socials

Before enrolling in puppy kindergarten, daycare, social play, or middle school, please review the terms and conditions below regarding enrollment, what to bring, and health and safety!

Open Enrollment: Our open enrollment allows you to choose the first available day and time on the online registration form for whichever training class you wish to register for.

No Dog Park/Health Policy: To ensure a risk-free and safe environment puppies in our Puppy Kindergarten classes and Puppy Camp should not go to high-risk areas where they may contact germs or parasites that can be spread to the other puppies. This means dog parks or dog daycare (even if your puppy has completed all their vaccines). To learn more, please read the statement from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior regarding puppy classes and vaccines: AVSAB Position Statement On Puppy Socialization.

Vaccines: Puppies are able to start kindergarten, daycare, and social play at 8 weeks of age, after the first round of vaccines (must be administered at least 7 days before the start of classes). Please bring your vaccine records with you on your first day of training or social play.

Age: Puppies enrolled in either/both puppy kindergarten and puppy daycare training classes must complete these training classes before they reach 20 weeks of age.

Size: Your puppy must be under 35 lbs to attend puppy kindergarten, socials, and day camp.

Children: Children over 6 years old are allowed in class. For their safety, they must remain seated at specified times stated by the trainers. An adult must accompany children under 18 years of age.

What to Bring: Prices of puppy kindergarten classes include a Wonder Walk Harness for more precise leash training. Don’t want the price of the harness included with the class? We can refund the discount cost of the harness. If you opt-out of the harness, please bring a NON-retractable leash, vaccine records, crate, bed, and training treats to class.

Missed Classes: Clients assume full responsibility for attending classes for which they sign up. If you must miss class due to a medical issue with your puppy we allow one make up session. Otherwise, makeup classes are not guaranteed and must be completed before your sixth week (when puppy kindergarten should be completed).

Refunds: Full refunds are grantable if you cancel 48 hours or more prior to the 1st class. No refunds issued after the first class. You are not considered having dropped out of a class until and unless you contact Paws 4 Training directly informing us that is your intent.