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Dog Days Dog Training

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

For puppies 8 to 20 weeks old.

Lots of options!

Sundays 9:00 a.m.

  • FULL: July 19 - Aug 16
  • Aug 23 - Sept 27

Wednesdays 4:00 p.m.

  • FULL: July 15 - Aug 19
  • Sep 26 - Sep 30
  • Oct 7 - Nov 4

Wednesdays 5:15 p.m.

  • FULL: July 15 - Aug 12
  • Aug 26 - Sep 23
  • Sep 30 - Oct 28

Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.

  • July 22 - Aug 19
  • Sep 9 - Oct 7
  • Oct 14 - Nov 11

Instructors: Dee Pigman (lead), Cheree Roberts and Lee Goertz

Please contact Dee if you would like to join a class to make sure there's room and reserve your spot:
deepigman@comcast.net
503-807-1212 (phone or text)

Registration:
Tuition is $135 for a 5-week class session.
Please make checks out to "Dog Training with Dee". She also takes PayPal, please arrange that with her if you'd like that option.

Registration Form (printable PDF)
Registration Form (Word Document which you can save, fill out, and email back to Dee)
Health form for your vet to sign (printable Web Page)


Dog Days' Puppy Kindergarten classes are hands-down the best in the area! We're dedicated to helping you train and socialize your puppy so that she or he grows up to be a well-adjusted, well-behaved, enjoyable and trustworthy adult dog.

You and your puppy will enjoy learning on-leash obedience skills training and appropriate social interaction with other puppies. We will help teach you and your puppy the best ways to play together and the best ways to address play with other dogs. Puppies learn the skills they need to meet your expectations. You learn early aggression prevention techniques and positive, effective training skills that will last a lifetime. You also gain access to our library of easy-to-read, educational handouts on all topics related to puppy raising and training. Class topics include:

  • Socialization and handling by people
  • More socialization: new sights, sounds, objects & experiences
  • House training guidelines
  • Biting, mouthing, jumping, chewing
  • Safe, polite, controlled socialization with other puppies
  • Puppy games that both exercise and train
  • Puppy-level obedience skills like pay attention, come when called, sit, down, settle and leash manners.
Our classes are a 5-week session with 5 teams per class to allow for social distancing. (We are no longer able to do drop ins, sorry.)

Once your puppy is older than 20 weeks, they are done with Kindergarten and ready for new classes and more learning. We recommend Companion 1 as the next class.

Puppies should be vaccinated according to your veterinarian and the AVMA guidelines for his age.

Are you worried about bringing your puppy out around other puppies at such a young age? Read what R.K. Anderson, DVM Diplomate ACVB and ACVPM, and inventor of the Gentle Leader, recommends to vets HERE.

Looking for help with housetraining? We like this book: "The Super Simple Guide to Housetraining"

Study: Do Puppy Classes Have an Effect on Later Dog Behavior?