Primary School

For puppies 8 - 16 weeks

Between 6 and 16 weeks (approximately), puppies go through a critical period where learning is optimal. We're often told by well-meaning people to keep our puppies inside or away from other dogs or the public until they've had all their shots? Does that sound familiar? Unfortunately this is very outdated advice, and frankly, it's quite dangerous. The current standard in the industry is to get our healthy puppies into a well-run and reputable puppy school as early as possible so that we can start creating fantastic associations in their world and teaching them appropriate behaviours before they develop bad habits. 

We offer Toronto's best puppy socialization classes, with a balance of socialization, training, and monitored off-leash play. We focus on problem prevention and puppy-specific challenges. There is a max of 5 puppies per class so there is plenty of individualized attention. The best part? These classes run like a yoga pass so that you have the flexibility to choose the classes/days that work for you each week, even attend twice weekly to really fast-track during this critical period. Another bonus with this type of flexible program is that your puppy won't see the exact same group of puppies in each class - they'll be socialized with so many different puppies that they'll have even more positive experiences in their bank! 

We're proud to be Veterinarian-recommended especially since we have two Fear Free Certified Professionals on staff, whose focus is to prepare dogs for fear free vet visits for the rest of their lives. 

See the various packages below and get started today! Primary School is what we consider your puppy's "behavioural vaccine" - the work we do at this level is what will help prevent behaviour challenges later on. Don't delay!  Starting classes between 8-12 weeks of age is ideal for all sizes of dogs, however we will accept extra-small / small breeds past 12 weeks. Medium, large, and extra large breeds must start before 12 weeks of age. Not sure? Ask us!

Requirements: NEW students must complete an online Orientation (link will be emailed upon registration) and submit the 3 secret words via email. Puppy must be in your home for 7 days, have at least one set of shots (Distemper / Parvovirus) and a fecal test from your local veterinarian, and to avoid dog parks until completion of this program. Click here to print the letter we require your Veterinarian to sign as we do not accept breeder passports! See age restrictions above ^



Classes are 50 minutes in length unless otherwise noted - this is to prevent fatigue and overfeeding. We always have the best interest of your dog at heart! 

Click here to read about our Group Class Policies.


Primary School

 

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Tuition includes:

  • 5 group classes to complete within 4 weeks
  • Detailed handouts ($35 value)
  • Puppy Handbook ($35 value)
  • A discount on private lessons during your series (discounted from $150 to $100)
  • Certificate of completion
 

Primary + Secondary School COMBO

Tuition includes:

  • 5 Primary School classes to complete within 4 weeks
  • Detailed handouts ($35 value)
  • Puppy Handbook ($35 value)
  • A discount on private lessons during your Primary School series (discounted from $150 to $100)
  • Certificate of completion
  • 6 Secondary School classes to complete within 8 weeks
  • Detailed handouts ($35 value)
  • A discount on private lessons during your Secondary School series (discounted from $150 to $125)
  • Certificate of completion

$25 DISCOUNT!