Puppy Kindergarten Class
Monday: 5:00 pm (all sizes)Not scheduled
Monday: 6:15 pm (all sizes) No Class on December 25 & January 1
Monday: 7:30-8:30 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 ages/sizes) No Class December 23
Saturday: 9:30 am (all ages/Sizes)No Class December 23
Sunday: 9:00 am (Small Breed only – for puppies under 20 lbs as adults) No Class December 24
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 Paws 4 Training puppy kindergarten classes! This class includes beginning training and socialization for puppies as young as 9 weeks of age.
Puppy kindergarten classes play a crucial role in shaping a well-behaved and socially adept canine companion. These classes serve as the cornerstone for a puppy’s early education, focusing on fundamental training techniques and vital socialization experiences that lay the groundwork for a lifetime of positive behavior.
Enrolling your companion in a reputable puppy kindergarten class can yield a ton of benefits that extend far beyond the basic commands taught. During these classes, puppies not only learn essential obedience commands but also develop critical social skills by interacting with other puppies and people in a controlled and supervised environment. This early socialization can help prevent the development of behavioral issues, such as aggression or anxiety, later in life.
Our classes provide a safe environment for puppies to work on training and build confidence using force-free, positive reinforcement training methods. Owners can benefit from expert guidance on understanding their puppy’s body language, needs, and appropriate play behavior. Understanding these can facilitate effective communication between the owner and the puppy, strengthening the bond and trust between them.
Ages 9 up to 20 weeks old
Under 30 lbs by the end of the session
Duration: 6 consecutive weeks
Frequency: 1-hour sessions once per week
Enrollment: Rolling (participants can join at any point within the 6 weeks)
Note: This is NOT a drop-in class; consistent attendance is required.
Format: Indoors (max puppies 10)
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. 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 and fear-free for you and your puppy. 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.
Investing time and effort in a puppy kindergarten class sets the stage for a fulfilling and harmonious relationship with your pet. Not only does it equip your puppy with the necessary skills for a well-rounded life, but it also instills a sense of confidence and adaptability that will serve them well as they continue to grow and mature. As a result, your puppy will be better prepared to navigate various environments, interact with other dogs, and become a cherished and well-mannered member of your family and community.
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.
What to Bring: Please bring a NON-retractable leash, vaccine records, training treats, and training pouch.
Full refunds are available if you cancel 7 days 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 48 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 5 days before the scheduled session for full refunds. (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.
Contact us at 206-601-0516
Located at 319 NE 45th St, Seattle 98105