Puppy Start Right Preschool
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Puppy Preschool is designed to facilitate socialization, address normal puppy behaviors, and prevent the development of behavior problems. The primary focus of Puppy Preschool is exposure to people, novelty, and working around other dogs. This class is designed to set you and your puppy up for success with housetraining, enrichment activities, communication with one another, and life skills such as leash walking, coming when called, etc. This class includes an online classroom with an extensive video tutorial library and written handouts to supplement your in-person classroom experience.
While Puppy Preschool addresses typical puppy behavior and introduces some manners, the follow-up course Puppy Kindergarten is focused on manners and life skills. We strongly encourage our Preschool graduates to enroll in a Puppy Beginner Kindergarten class to get the most extensive and well-rounded puppy education.
Social time for Puppy Preschool may not include play. Our focus is for your puppy is to be calm and easily able to focus back with you in the presence of other puppies so playtime may not be part of your puppy’s classroom experience. We carefully make social interaction decisions based on the puppies we have in class.
Make sure your puppy has received its first vaccine at least 10 days prior to the class start date and has a negative fecal test result. Please schedule your fecal test ASAP after bringing your puppy home. A positive fecal test is a very common reason puppies are unable to attend preschool, missing out on an important developmental experience.
Class Instructor: Kim Silver
Class Length: Four classroom sessions.
What to Bring to Class:
- A mat that your puppy can comfortably lay on during downtimes, such as a bath rug or yoga mat.
- Your dog is required to wear either a harness or flat collar and a 4-6 ft. leash to class. We would like to note that we do not allow choke, prong, electronic collars or retractable leashes in class.
- Please bring lots of tasty treats.
Semi-Private Puppy Lessons are also available by request. Semi-private puppy lessons are customized lessons for you and up to two other puppies. Please contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org to request semi-private lessons.
Requirements: Preschool is available to puppies that are 8-16 weeks of age who are not yet fully vaccinated. If your puppy is at least 16 weeks of age and fully vaccinated we suggest you enroll in puppy kindergarten (age range for puppy kindergarten is 4-7months). Your puppy can start preschool at least 10 days after his/her first vaccine and must have a negative fecal test result from your veterinarian. NOTE: Vet records MUST BE SUBMITTED 24 hours prior to your class day/time to attend puppy class. You may upload them at registration, scan and email them, take a photo and email them or ask your veterinarian to email the records for you. Vaccine records including negative fecal test results are required and must be submitted in advance.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Make sure to check out the video below to see a sneak peak of what we do in this course!
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