Kindergarten Puppy Training, also known as KPT, is for all breeds of puppies... be it mixed breed or purebred. This class is geared for eight week old, through sixteen week old puppies. Current studies have shown that the primary time of a puppy's development is prior to sixteen weeks. Early socialization and extensive "world experience" is essential to having a well adjusted adult dog. Kindergarten Puppy Training will help you achieve this landmark!
One of the things that makes our class stand out, is that we include the whole family. KPT is a family event for so many. We welcome and encourage all family members interested in working with the puppy to attend. Group participation is important for the consistency within the training process. The instructors at The Right Paw are family oriented and enjoy this atmosphere. We do ask that children in attendance please be capable of absorbing directions and have expressed an interest in participating in the class.
Kindergarten Puppy Training ~ KPT is a seven week course, one hour per week. Classes are limited to eight pups per class. Our Kindergarten Puppy Training has been created for you the student to be able to achieve the AKC S.T.A.R. status with your puppy.
No correction collars (choke collars) are used in KPT class. Supplies/Tools that are used in KPT are buckle style collars, gentle leaders, food, toys, treats, petting, play and a good word. Dogs learn through association. It is our job to teach you to teach the dog through positive association and reinforcement.
KPT gives you a huge head start with your new puppy. Puppy issues addressed during class:
Check the page for up and coming classes. Go to the Registration page. Registration forms can be filled out and sent to the Right Paw on line, along with the class fee of $210.00 and the option to send a copy of puppies vaccinations.
Refund policy:Refunds are only given with at least a 24-hour notice of drop out prior to the first class. If you paid with a credit card there will be a $15.00 processing fee included in refund.
Tired puppy After 'Play time'
( Belhavens Saint PAULI Girl )
KPT also discusses dog behavior during socialization (playtime). Observing the pups at play is not only entertaining but is also educational. Playtime is the perfect time for the instructor to share their knowledge on how to 'talk dog'.
As with all of our classes, KPT can fill three weeks prior to the starting date. Pre-Registration along with current vaccination proof is required. All puppies must be appropriately vaccinated for their current age in order to participate in class. In other words, a nine week old puppy will have had fewer vaccines than a sixteen week old puppy. We recommend a Kennel Cough vaccine for this class, but it is not required.