Puppies are in their prime to learn important skills, including comfort with handling, appropriate play behavior, good manners, and more! This class is designed to build a solid foundation for your pup!
How important is socialization? Experts say that a puppy should meet at least 100 different people and a wide variety of friendly dogs before 4 months of age. Puppy Preschool is a great place to get started.
Location: Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic
Class Length: 5-week series (About 1 hour lessons)
Class Size: 8 dog maximum
What’s the schedule for this class?
We offer many Puppy Preschool series throughout the year.
2022-2023 Start Dates:
|Start Date||Class Time||Notes|
|Thursday, November 17, 2022||5:45 - 6:45 pm||FULL, skip Thanksgiving|
|Thursday, November 17, 2022||7:15 - 8:15 pm||FULL|
|Wednesday, December 14, 2022||6:30 - 7:30 pm||FULL|
|Monday, January 9, 2023||5:00 - 6:00 pm||FULL|
|Wednesday, February 1, 2023||6:30 - 7:30 pm||FULL|
|Sunday, March 5, 2023||1:30 - 2:30 pm||FULL|
|Sunday, March 5, 2023||3:00 - 4:00 pm||FULL|
|Monday, March 20, 2023||5:00 - 6:00 pm||FULL|
|Thursday, April 13, 2023||5:30 - 6:30 pm||FULL|
|Sunday, May 7, 2023||1:30 - 2:30 pm||FULL, skip Mother's Day|
|Sunday, May 7, 2023||3:00 - 4:00 pm||FULL, skip Mother's Day|
|Monday, June 5, 2023||5:00 - 6:00 pm||7 spots available|
|Wednesday, June 28, 2023||6:30 - 7:30 pm||7 spots available|
|Sunday, July 16, 2023||1:30 - 2:30 pm||7 spots available|
|Monday, August 7, 2023||5:00 - 6:00 pm||7 spots available, skip Labor Day|
|Thursday, August 31, 2023||5:30 - 6:30 pm||8 spots available|
|Sunday, September 24, 2023||1:30 - 2:30 pm||8 spots available|
|Monday, October 16, 2023||5:00 - 6:00 pm||8 spots available|
|Wednesday, November 8, 2023||6:30 - 7:30 pm||8 spots available|
What will you and your dog learn in this class?
In Puppy Preschool, we discuss house manners, address common problems like chewing inappropriate objects (like the couch), potty training, and learn the following basic cues:
- Come when called
- Leash walking
- Drop it
- Leave it
- Watch me
- And more!
What kind of dog is this class for?
Puppy Preschool is for puppies ages 8 weeks to 4 months of age.
Does your dog miss the cut-off? Check out our Family Dog Manners class, perfect for any dog at the beginning of their training journey!
Are there any prerequisites for this class?
There are no prerequisite training classes for Puppy Preschool!
How much does this class cost?
The price of Puppy Preschool is $135, which includes lessons, a class handbook, weekly take-home handouts, and graduation materials. Additionally, our instructors are also more than willing to stay after class and address any individual questions you may have.
Who teaches this class?
Our behavioral trainers, Alli, Mittsy, and Emily teach Puppy Preschool. You can learn more about their certifications, experience, and more on our Meet the Trainers page!