Puppy Kindergarten Class
Monday: 5:00 pm (all sizes)
Monday: 6:15 pm (all sizes)
Tuesday: 5:15 pm (all sizes)
Tuesday: 6:30 pm (all sizes)
Wednesday: 6:00 pm (all sizes)
Saturday: 8:15 am (all sizes)
Saturday: 9:30 am (all sizes)
Sunday: 9:00 am (small breed only – for puppies under 20 lbs as adults)
Monday & Wednesday: 11:45 am
Requirement: (Ages 9 up to 20 weeks old & under 30 lbs by the end of the session)
Duration: One hour x 6 consecutive weeks (rolling enrollment), (This is NOT a single class drop-in format)
Format:Indoors ( max puppies 10)
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 9 weeks of age.
During puppy kindergarten classes, we provide a safe environment for puppies to work on training and build confidence.
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, new people, and experiences each week( Puppies should meet 100 people by 16 weeks). 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.
Foundation Skills: We introduce basic 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. Plus, work on commands like “sit, stay, come, and leave it, wait, touch.
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.
Requirement: (ages 9 up to 20 weeks & under 30 lbs by end of session)
Duration: Monday – Thursday 7:30 – 11:30 am – Cost:$385 /4 days
Friday Single Day – 7:30-11:30 – Cost:$96.25
Format: Indoors: (2 trainers plus an assistant) for a maximum of 6 puppies.
While puppy kindergarten classes allow you and your puppy to train together, puppy day camp allows for training with our certified dog trainers 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 customized 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 Paws4Training 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 trainers 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.
Foundation Skills Training: During day camp, puppies will work with our trainers to gain basic skills like sit, down, come, walking on a leash, going to a set place, leave it, stay and wait. This is an individualized program. You choose the 3 behaviors you would like us to work on.
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: Each week, we provide Custom Progress Reports on your puppy’s achievements or concerns. This way, you can get a full scope of your puppy’s progress. We also provide written handouts and YouTube training videos for your reference and viewing at home.
Interested in dog sports, or even just having a rock solid hiking partner/off leash buddy? Check out Sports Foundation Camp! Geared toward letting puppies learn the aspects of shaping behaviors, proper handler play, toy and food drive building, trick training, and body awareness.
Puppies will play on play equipment, have exposure to new textures and movement under their feet, and have a constant stream of new noises coming them over the speaker. They will get multiple sessions working on behaviors including back up, spins, left and right directional cues, place mat work, toy retrieval and trading, recall, and many more fun tricks and advanced behaviors.
Teaching tricks can lead to huge and long-lasting benefits for your relationship with your puppy. Far from being silly and inconsequential, tricks can be the building blocks for more advanced work. Trick training helps you form a strong and mutually enjoyable working relationship with your dog. Teaching tricks gives your puppy valuable training experience by allowing them to practice a variety of techniques (shaping, luring, etc.) And most importantly, trick training is just plain fun!
The tricks we will focus on in this class will have application to more advanced behaviors like leash walking, emergency recalls and stay work. Left and right spins, hand touches, backing up, weaving between your legs, sitting up, paw touches, chin rest, take a nap, go to bed, and roll over are some of the tricks we will work on. In addition to teaching these tricks, we will talk about in weekly reports how they can help improve your dog’s focus, lower his stress level, and make teaching advanced behaviors.
Instructor: Olivia Ripley
Requirement: 16 weeks and up
Duration: Friday 12 pm 60 min
Limit 4 dogs
Puppies need exercise too!
Introduction to Fit Paws Fitness & Agility Equipment. Your puppy will build focus, core strength, balance, and body awareness while strengthening your bond through interactive positive training!
Duration: 45 minutes: Monday, Wednesday 11:45 am ( Masks required)
Want to give your puppy more socialization with other puppies their own age to encourage healthy and positive interactions? Our 60-minute puppy social play events are a great option for supervised playtime guided by our certified dog trainers at Paws 4 Training.
Masks are optional in classes and puppy socials with proof of Covid vaccinations.
Two people are allowed per dog in classes.
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!
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 be exposed to viral diseases 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: Required vaccines: Distemper/Parvo Combo, Bordetella recommended. Puppies can start kindergarten, daycare, and social play at 9 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.
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. (Due to Covid-19 restrictions only one person can attend class with their puppy).
What to Bring: Please bring a NON-retractable leash, vaccine records, training treats, and training pouch.
Puppy Kindergarten Classes:
Full refunds are available if you cancel 48 hours or more prior to your 1st class. Partial refund after the 1st class. You are not considered having dropped out of a class until and unless you contact Paws4Training directly informing us that is your intent.
You must contact us regarding switching classes 24 hours in advance or arrange at the time of registration. If you don’t cancel and request another session you forfeit your class.
Full Refunds for cancellation 48 hours before the scheduled session. (Monday sessions – Friday night by midnight). Cancellations morning of 50% refunds.
Puppies enrolled in Puppy Camp must be picked up by 11:3o – 11:40 am. If you are late, there will be a $15 charge billed in fifteen-minute increments.