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We strongly recommend puppy kindergarten class for puppies
because in addition to starting basic obedience, this class will allow your puppy to meet and interact with a number of other people and dogs, and explore a variety
of equipment. We also discuss topics like housetraining (see Health & Training Tips),
nipping and how to get your puppy to settle down when excited.

Lore Haug, DVM, Veterinary Behaviorist at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University articles:
Early Puppy training, Link
Puppy socialization, Link

Why should you enroll in puppy kindergarten. To see the Position Statement on Puppy Socialization from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, click here.

Great video clips showing the learning ability of 20 day old to 7
week old puppies training to be service dogs, Link

In puppy kindergarten, puppies work on the behaviors in modules 1/2.

MODULE 1 includes:

coming when called
greeting people politely
walking on a loose leash
asking politely for things
leave it

MODULE 2 adds:

coming when called with distractions added
handling exercises- including stand, dead dog
(nail trim position) and teeth counting--your vet will love you!
go to place/settle down exercises


Instructor: Jane Masterson
Fee: $100 for 4 sessions or $160 lets puppy attend until he/she is 6 months old
Tuesdays at 7:45- 8:45 younger puppies, 8:15-9:15 older puppies
Saturdays at 2:15
St Paul and the Redeemer
4945 S Dorchester, Chicago


Click on picture to view Puppy Kindergarten Gallery