In light of the current rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, Puppy Kindergarten Classes will be postponed. Please stay tuned to Dogspaw’s website and Face Book Page for updates.
Classes run on Mondays at 6:15 pm, resuming January 6, 2020 and Thursdays on January 16 at 6:15 pm. Be sure to call ahead to reserve your spot!
$15 + GST
A new puppy? Lucky you! But, now what? How do you ensure your pup gets off to a good start to grow into a polite, well adjusted member of your family and the canine community? Let Dogspaw’s experienced puppy trainers help! Puppy Kindergarten Classes to learn focus and safe socialization practices are a drop-in class, enabling your 8 – 16 week old pup to join us at any point and attend as many classes as you wish. Pups are allowed to attend until 20 weeks, depending on their size and social needs.
How will Classes Benefit my Puppy?
Think your pup is too young to learn? On the contrary, it is best to begin training immediately, as the window for optimum social learning is already closing by the age of 6 months. It is critical to expose your puppy to many safe social situations and meet as many humans and dogs as possible, all in the safety of a supervised environment. In Puppy Kindergarten Class, your pup will be introduced to a number of stimulating environmental scenarios, a variety of humans and dogs, and have the opportunity for segments of supervised play, and learn how to focus on you. During the puppy classes, our trainers will answer questions and provide information to help you steer your dog in the right direction.
Please phone by 2:00 pm on or before the day you wish to attend, to register your pup for EACH class, leaving a call back number just in case we need to contact you prior to class. Should there be only 1 or 2 puppies registered, the class will be cancelled that evening. If you have already registered, but find you will not be attending, please call by 2:00 pm on the day of class as there often is a waiting list. Bring along records of vaccines done to date (at least one set of shots are required to attend, then appropriately updated as your pup ages). Plan to arrive a few minutes early to fill in paper work on your first night. For safety and optimum learning opportunities, we aim for 3 to 6 puppies per class.
Rescue puppies with foster families are welcome to attend any of our classes for free. Please provide vaccine records and documents demonstrating which Rescue Group the puppy is with.
Registration: $15 per class or $60 for a 5 class pass. Please remember, even if you have purchased a pass, you must call in to reserve your spot for the day you wish to attend class.