Puppy Start Right

cooper-puppy-grad-pic*June 15th Update* We have moved back to in person classes with reduced numbers of dogs/people per class.* 

Puppies are at a very sensitive stage between 3 weeks-16 weeks of age.  So it is important to focus on controlled positive exposure to different environments, people, sounds, textures and more. We are here to help you focus on positive socialization and foundation training during this time of social distancing. Our weekly classes are now back to small in person classes. We are currently limiting classes to 5/6 dogs per class and a max of 2 people per dog. Please reach out with any questions info@fmdowndog.com.*

Congratulations on your Puppy! They sure are cute but they can be challenging. Let us take the frustration out of puppy training. Our Puppy Kindergarten class will help you get your pup started off on the right paw.

Early puppyhood is a critical time for socialization and learning. Puppy class is the single most important thing you can do to help your puppy reach his/her full potential! This is a fun and interactive class where you and your pup will enjoy puppy social time, learn new training topics, explore new objects and obstacles, get information on how to be a proactive puppy parent, and learn problem solving skills.

This class is geared for puppies 8 weeks to 16 weeks. Ideally puppies start this class between the ages of 8-12 weeks. 6 week Class fee $125 :  includes 1 human only class orientation session, 5 group class sessions, the Puppy Start Right Book (value $25) and a clicker.

Class topics: socialization, exploration, crate training, house training, stop jumping up, walking nicely on leash, play biting, sit, come when called, leave-it, feeling comfortable at Veterinary visits and much more!

Class times are: Tuesday nights  6:15pm-7:15 pm, Wednesday night 6:15-7:15pm or Saturdays 10 am - 11 am. 

**There is a human only (no dogs)orientation process that needs to be set up before your pup can join the group class. Orientations are Tuesday at 4:45pm or we can set up a Zoom session at a designated time or there is an on-line option.**

Click on the Class Day/Time you want to enroll in. The link will take you to the next open class spot for that specific class day/time. 

Click here to register for Tuesday night Puppy Start Right class

Click here to register for Wednesday night 6:15 pm Puppy Start Right class 

Click here to register for Saturday 10 am Puppy Start Right class

This class is "Open Enrollment". You and your pup can start class whenever there is a class vacancy. The first step after registration is to set up the human only orientation session. Then you and your pup can start your 5 group class sessions. Orientation  is  scheduled outside of regular group class time and should be attended/completed 4-7 days prior to joining group class. After orientation there are 5 "puppy & people" classes.

There is also an on-line pre recorded orientation option if your schedule does not allow for the Tuesday 4:45pm or Zoom orientation/class #1 of 6 option. If on-line pre-recorded orientation is chosen the class fee is $107 .

To enroll in class click on of the above links, email or call us to schedule class #1/orientation. Please contact us at 701-367-8217 or info@fmdowndog.com .

Vaccine requirements: All puppies must be current on vaccines that are age appropriate. An 8 week old puppy must have their Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccine and have had their first Distemper/Parvo vaccine.

A 12 week old puppy must have had 2 distemper/parvo vaccines (one at 8 weeks and one at 12 weeks) and their Bordetella vaccine.

A 16 week old puppy must have completed the series of 3 distemper/parvo Vaccine (one at approximately 8, 12 and 16 weeks) and their Bordetella vaccine. At 16 weeks dogs are old enough to have had their Rabies vaccine. This is a requirement for any dog 16 weeks and older.

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