PUPPY ESSENTIALS!

Announcing a great new program for puppies 8-16 weeks of age!
"Puppy Essentials"
Pre-school and Socialization Class.


Puppy Essentials for puppies 8-16 weeks is just the thing to get your puppy started off right! Have a new puppy? Start now! No waiting! Each class includes information to help you and your puppy get through puppyhood, avoid pitfalls and build a solid foundation that will help your puppy grow up to be the best dog possible! Sessions cover a variety of behaviors, training, puppy and people interaction and loads of helpful information. Class includes a fun approach to socialization for lifelong happiness, and so much more! See our Class & Event Schedule for information on class times.


Puppy Essentials is a revolving class of 4 distinct lessons for puppies 8 to 16 weeks of age. Each class will include a variety of subjects. Topics covered over the course of the four week program include:

Rearing Strategies

  • Housetraining
  • Crate training
  • Chewing & mouthing
  • Puppy-proofing your home
  • Management strategies

Hands-on Lessons

  • Sit
  • Come when called
  • Respond to puppy's name
  • Handling/husbandry (accustoming your puppy to grooming and handling)
  • "Leave it"
  • Playing with your puppy
  • Learning to "read" your puppy

Socialization & Acclimation

  • Puppy play and interaction
  • Meeting people and puppies
  • Proper greeting and making friends with your puppy
  • Acclimating your puppy to loads of new things
  • A "Socialization Scavenger Hunt" for fun and experiences
  • Body language to maximize your puppy's enjoyment

And much, much more!!

Registration, Age Limits and Enrollment Options

  • For puppies13 weeks and younger:  Sign up and register for all 4 classes ($95)
    • Available for puppies 8 to 13 weeks of age.  
  • For puppies 14 to 16 weeks of age:  Register for individual weeks ($30/week)
    • If your puppy is 14, 15 or 16 weeks of age, sign up for 3, 2, or just 1 class.   Puppies "age-out" of Puppy Essentials at 16 weeks. 
  • If your puppy is older than 16 weeks, sign up for our Level 1, Basic Manners class.

Pre-registration is required.  Sign up in advance to ensure your space.  Class size is limited to 8 puppies.  Once the class is filled, If you're on the Waiting List, you'll be contacted if there is an opening.