Each Monday at puppy class our instructors help puppies up to 18 weeks build their confidence, develop their canine social skills, and work on beginning commands and recall in a fun, controlled environment. Play groups are kept small and nap times often to ensure that puppies aren't overwhelmed.
Why do we think puppy play is so important?
We teach puppies how to be a part of our society, but if they're going to learn how to be effective canine communicators, they need to learn it from other dogs. We give puppies a safe, "error-proof" space to practice being a dog.
Socialization as a puppy can improve a dog’s temperament, bite inhibition, and prevent fear and aggression as an adult. A dog who’s learned to communicate without force as a puppy will grow into a safer, more self-assured dog.
A Day at Camp
7 am-9 am | Drop-off time.
9 am | Group play.
Puppies play in smaller groups with toys, tugs, and their fellow pups!
11 am | Show & tell.
A focus on fun introductions to unfamiliar things! Puppies may be given dog-safe plants to smell, or they may be given treats by teachers in funny hats.
12 pm | Lunch & group play.
Pups bring lunch from home, and can eat their meal from a bowl or puzzle feeder.
1 pm | Nap time.
Pups are settled in and lights turned off.
2 pm | Physical education.
Group games, obstacle courses, and light agility work.
3 pm | Optional nap time or quiet play.
4 pm - 5 pm | Pick-up time.
First round of the DHPP Vaccine. (distemper, hepatitis and kennel cough, parainfluenza, and parvovirus)
Make sure your puppy is healthy and fed for their first day of camp!
Steps to Enroll
Sign up with us below on Gingr—tell us a little about yourself and your puppy!
Book your Complimentary Puppy Pre-Assessment Day.
Bring your pup to their first day of camp, where they'll be introduced to their instructor. Your pup may be ready to stay for the full day, or they may be ready to head home after an exciting morning—an instructor will discuss your puppy's best options with you.
Once your pup has been through their assessment day, you can book puppy classes each Monday until your pup is ready to graduate to dog camp.