“Our Puppy Classes are built with you and your puppy in mind, using science-based methods and inspired by the latest research on puppy training.”
We are proud and excited to offer you a brand positively spanking new Puppy Kindergarten curriculum. You spoke, we listened! and now, our puppy classes boast a thoroughly redone format and updated content.
When we first started offering puppy kindergarten classes, over a decade ago, the course itself was about 4 weeks long and it was for all dogs 6 months or less. Fast forward to today, and our puppy classes have been extended to a 6 week course and, inspired by a seminar given by Dr. Ian Dunbar highlighting the importance of separating the younger puppies from the older puppies, a Puppy Kindergarten I and a Puppy Kindergarten II were created . What a difference that made! The puppy who has done 12 weeks of classes had become a pro at learning and had impressively advanced skills.
In the last 6 months or so, we noticed that it was time for another big change. After researching the newest literature, exploring articles and webinars offered by the PPG (Pet Professional Guild) and reading various positive reinforcement training articles, it seems that puppy training is moving towards more relationship, trust and confidence building, enrichment, and prevention of fear/anxiety.
We have been collecting your feedback, conferred with the trainers and rewrote the entire curriculum for Puppy Kindergarten 1, Puppy Kindergarten 2 AND we created a Puppy Kindergarten 3. Our brand new Puppy Kindergarten III class promotes confidence building. Dog sports and brain games are introduced. Your puppy will be introduced to tricks, fitness, agility, nose work, clicker training, and Puppy Manners 3. Discover your dog’s hidden talent! All activities are adjusted for puppies so they are safe and positive.
Our Puppy Kindergarten III program includes off-leash playtime to allow your puppy to further develop his or her social skills. In fact, all of our puppy classes include off leash play.
Also, as a bonus participating in any of Puppy Kindergarten classes you get access to our private Puppy Playdates! What a great way to promote healthy play! We have puppy playdates for all age groups, from the junior to the teenage puppy.
Allow me to take a moment to thank Dr. Angie Yong, the trainer whose dedication and bright mind contributed greatly to these newly redesigned curricula. She is not only a brilliant trainer, but she has a Ph.D in psychology. Our Puppy Classes are built with you and your puppy in mind, using science-based methods and inspired by the latest research on puppy training.