Puppy Classes

Adolescent Fundamentals

Adolescent Fundamentals is designed to further your puppy’s
education as they transition into the teenage phase. This class focuses on furthering obedience skills and manners, providing socialization and building impulse control through training
exercises and games. Training includes platform work, teaching leave-its, loose leash walking, and much more. Puppies will have opportunities to socialize with their classmates during supervised play sessions. This class is best suited for puppies 5 months-1 year of age.

Dogs that are reactive to people or other dogs will not be eligible for class without trainer approval.

Is your puppy not quite five months old? Consider taking Surviving Puppyhood instead.

Session Details:
Cost: $100.00
Length: (6) 1-hour lessons

Upcoming Sessions (2 classes):
Sunday 4/7/2019 @ 12:30 PM
Tuesday 4/16/2019 @ 6:30 PM

Surviving Puppyhood

This six-week class introduces puppies to important training games and life skills in a fun and enriching atmosphere.
Curriculum in Surviving Puppyhood include:

The importance of early socialization, basic training skills such as sit, down and drop it, introduction to leash walking skills, potty training, mouthing, chewing and jumping

Puppies should be no older than 20 weeks at the start of class. If your puppy is older than the recommended age, please join Adolescent Fundamentals (for puppies 5 months to 1 year of age) instead.

Session Details:
Cost: $100.00
Length: (6) 1-hour lessons

Upcoming Sessions:
Thursday 4/18/2019 @ 6:00 PM

Small Dog Play Group (20 pounds and under)

Little dogs want to have fun too! This one-hour indoor playgroup allows your pint-sized pooch to meet and interact with other little dogs in a controlled environment. This course is not designed to reduce reactivity or aggression in any dog. Dogs that react fearfully or aggressively towards other dogs are not eligible for this class and will be dismissed from the playgroup.

Session Details:
Cost: $10.00
Length: 45 minutes

Upcoming Sessions:
Tuesday 4/9/2019 @ 6:00 PM

Puppy Socialization: Preschool

Proper socialization is vital for dogs to grow to be confident and friendly adults. This play class is for puppies up to four months old or small breed puppies, reserved/shy puppies. Proof of at least three administered vaccines is required to

Cost: $5, free to SafeHaven Adopted Puppies
Length: 45 minutes
Start Date: Every Sunday @ 10:00 AM

Puppy Socialization: Kindergarten

This fun-filled socialization class is focused on continuing and maintaining your puppy’s play and social skills. The class continues to focus on teaching your dog to have appropriate play behavior. The class also provides some time for owners to ask questions about puppy behaviors as they transition into adolescence. Puppies 4 to 6 months of age may attend. All puppies must show proof of at least 3 vaccinations.

Cost: $5, free to SafeHaven Adopted Puppies
Length: 45 minutes
Start Date: Every Sunday @ 11:00 AM

Puppy Socialization 3: Recess!
(Moved to Fridays!)

This fun-filled socialization class helps your young dog maintain important social skills as they transition into young adulthood. Dogs alternate between off-leash play with other dogs and short bursts of training. This 45-minute class also
provides time for owners to ask helpful questions about teenage dog behaviors. Any dog-friendly dog may attend, as well as large breed puppies older than 16 weeks, that may be suited to larger play partners.

*Dogs under six months of age are better suited to the Sunday morning Socialization classes. Dogs under 20 pounds can attend Small Dog Play Group.

Cost: $15, free to SafeHaven Adopted Puppies
Length: 45 minutes
Start Date: Every Friday @ 10:00 AM