Our Puppy Kindergarten Program is an exciting program to get your puppy off to a great start. It’s the perfect place to start the learning process with your new puppy.

Our 7-week interactive puppy class focuses on social skills and introducing your puppy to other puppies and people, as well as new surfaces, noises, objects, and obstacles in a positive way. An introduction to basic obedience commands such as watch me, sit, wait, down, stay, come when called, leave it, walk nicely on a leash and door manners.

We cover important puppy topics during class such as house training, crate training, nipping chewing, jumping, barking, guarding and more..

Age requirements:  For puppies 10 weeks to 5 months of age.

Class size: 8 puppies

Prerequisite: All puppies must be up to date on the required vaccinations, as per a veterinarian. Proof of vaccinations or titers must be brought to orientation.  

Our Puppy Kindergarten Curriculum is a dynamic and educational class designed to introduce the world of positive training to you in a way that will keep you challenged and excited about working with your puppy.

Positive reinforcement training will give your puppy a head start on important household manners, social skills and obedience commands thus, creating life long good habits and preventing bad habits.

Classes are designed to strengthen the bond between you and your puppy as well as provide a fun learning and socialization experience for your new puppy.

Puppy Classes help owners understand and acclimate to having a puppy in the house as well as giving you the knowledge and tools to help get you through the “puppy stage.” This also helps to prevent larger behavior problems down the road.

The first few months are so important. Puppies are most responsive to new experiences during this stage of life. Much of what puppies learn about their behavior and their environment is lasting and creates the foundation for adult behavior and problems. It is essential for puppies to have safe and positive experiences as they encounter life in a human’s world and this process occur without compromising the health and safety of your puppy.

February Puppy Kindergarten Class

Puppy Kindergarten  focuses on getting solid basic dog training started in a fun, result driven way.

We incorporate fun games and  introduce your  puppy to agility obstacle course as a way to build confidence, have fun,  motivate your puppy to learn while at the same time we are working with you on handling and training skills.

Puppy Kindergarten Curriculum

Obedience skills taught in course: watch me, sit, wait, down, come, leave it, drop it, settle, sit/ stay/ distance, place, door manners, sit for meal, target training

Behaviors covered in Class:
1. Jumping
2. Nipping
3. Mouthing
4. Destructive Chewing
5. Barking
6. Impulse control
7. Puppy Developmental Stages
8. Potty training
9. Crate training

Life skills: handling skills, leash training, proper harness & leash, healthy boundaries, exercise & playtime, proper toys, introduction to obstacle course, training games and more.

What To Bring To Orientation:
Proof of vaccination is required at orientation. For Puppy Kindergarten we require the first DHLPP or DHPP vaccine (specifically Distemper and Parvo) and negative fecal test.
What To Bring To Class:
4 ft. Nylon leash
Harness ( no collars)
treat pouch or apron
small size soft treats
Your pup’s kibble to class in a ziploc bag for use as lures and rewards while training and for training sit for meal
potty bags
Don’t feed your puppy right before class.
Please feed your puppy half of what your normally feed one to 2 hours before class. We want your puppy to be a little hungry and accepting treats/ food for reward
We provide fresh bowls of water and break time in between training session for water and bathroom breaks.

Up Coming Classes:

Thursday, February 13

Class Time: 7 pm to 8 pm

Location: Dog Gone Happy

7041 Old Wake Forest rd. – across the street from

BJ”S and Big Lots

Cost for 7 week class session: $175