Is your puppy wearing you out? We can help.

Puppies require a lot of attention.  It can be overwhelming to deal with potty training, jumping up, and mouthing.  You’re also trying to teach your puppy to stop chewing everyone’s shoes, come when called, and quit dragging you down the street.  And don’t forget to find time to exercise your energetic pup and to socialize to new people, dogs and experiences.

Puppy Day School is the solution for busy puppy parents.

Our innovative drop-off program provides an immersive training and socialization experience for puppies up to six months old and up to 45 pounds, and toy breed puppies up to one year old.

What You Get

Before school starts, we come to your home to meet you and your pup.   Our one hour in-home lesson will make your life easier from day one.

During the school session, you get regular reports and video highlights, written handouts, and The Puppy Primer book by Patricia McConnell, PhD.

Our puppy parent-teacher conference provides in-person coaching to ensure that training transfers to you at home.

Your puppy will come home tired, well-behaved and happy!

Each school day includes play time for exercise and social skills, good manners training, potty training, crate training, and socialization experiences for a confident and well-adjusted pup.

Your pup will benefit from:

  • Individual training sessions on good manners skills
  • Supervised small group play time with puppies and puppy-friendly adult dogs
  • Handling and socialization experiences to build confidence and make groomer/vet visits easier
  • Outings to safe, pet-friendly locations for socialization and real world training practice
  • Potty breaks to develop good housetraining habits
  • Chill sessions to teach your pup to relax in a crate

Your puppy is taught by professional dog trainers, using only gentle, reward-based methods, to ensure that your puppy learns effectively while forming positive associations with training and socialization experiences.

Tuition

Tuition is $650 for four weeks of school.  Tuition includes the in-home pre-enrollment consultation, four weeks of school (two days per week from 10 am-3 pm), mid-session parent-teacher conference, all puppy handouts, and The Puppy Primer book by Patricia McConnell, PhD.  That’s less than $16 an hour for over 40 hours of professional training for your pup!  Please review our policies including payment and vaccination requirements.  Professional discount available; please contact us for details.

Where

School is held at our training building at Oak Ridge Feed in Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo area students in need of pet taxi service can contact Sarah at the Tail Waggin’ at 269.929.8708.  South Haven area students can utilize our free shuttle service; please contact us for details.