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PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

For puppies 8 to 18 weeks old.
Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

Instructor: Dee Pigman
503-807-1212
EMAIL DEE
$112 for 5 weeks, then $25 for each additional week.

Puppy classes are an indispensable foundation for the rest of your dog's life. All training is gentle and fun, and you will learn how to help your puppy blend into your family. Puuppies will have playtime interrupted by focusing on you.

Topics include:

  • Name recognition.
  • Socialization and handling by people.
  • House training tips.
  • Biting/Mouthiness
  • Polite socialization with other dogs
  • New sights, sounds and experiences
  • How to play with your puppy
  • Handling exercises
  • Basic training - be attentive, "sit", "down", "come", "stay", "leave it", "give", and walking on a leash.
  • How to build a structure in your puppy's life to help him become a happy and well-adjusted adult.

You don't have to wait to start! Your puppy may join class any week as young as 8 weeks of age! Sign up and attend 4 weeks of Puppy Kindergarten. Then decide whether to do a few more weeks of Puppy Kindergarten, move on to Companion Dog 1, or something else!

Once your puppy is older than 18 weeks, you must move on to another class, as they are no longer eligible for "Kindergarten".

Puppies should be vaccinated according to your veterinarian and the AVMA guidelines for his age. Please print this health form for your vet to sign and send or bring it with your registration form: FORM.

Info on puppy socialization from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

Are you worried about bringing your puppy out around other puppies at such a young age? Read what R.K. Anderson, DVM Diplomate ACVB and ACVPM, and inventor of the Gentle Leader, recommends to vets HERE.

Looking for help with housetraining? We like this book: "The Super Simple Guide to Housetraining"