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Puppy Kindergarten (In-Person)

$300 for 5 weekly 50 minute sessions.

Puppy Kindergarten is for puppies between 8-12 weeks (56-84 days) old on the first day of class.

For the best possible education for your puppy, you should enroll in a Puppy Kindergarten Class that begins when your pup is 8-12 weeks of age, and also enroll in a Puppy Training I Class that begins before your pup reaches 18 weeks of age.


A. Household Training: Potty Training, Chew Toy Training, Crate Training, Barking, and Resource Guarding.

B. Puppy Biting and Handling: Catch, Cuddle, Examine, and Restrain your Puppy. Teach Bite Inhibition, Frustration Tolerance, Calming, and Gentling.

C. Manners & Safety Training: Puppy Obedience Training, Manners, Impulse Control, Boundary Training, Settling Down, and Training Games. 

D. Safe Socialization: Socialization to People, Introducing New Environments, Developing a Calm and Confident Attitude, and How to Throw a Puppy Party.

E. Basic Training Foundations: Introduction to Basic Skills, Lure/Reward Training, Marker Words, Sit, Down, Stand, Touch, and Eye Contact.


Age: 8-12 weeks (56-84 days) old on the first day of class.

Vaccination: For Puppy Kindergarten we require the first DHLPP or DHPP vaccine (specifically Distemper and Parvo) given at least 7 days prior to the first session. Proof of vaccination is required at the first class.

Covid Protocols: Some of our locations require proof of vaccinations and/or masking. We respectfully request that you come to class prepared to comply with facility protocols for the comfort and safety of all.

Handlers: We require at least one adult per enrolled puppy. We encourage the whole family to attend the class together but if children are three years or younger, a second adult must be present.

Pups must be carried into class: As a reminder, young puppies are not fully vaccinated yet. Therefore, as a precaution, we ask that you carry your puppy to class in your arms or in a carrier and avoid walking through parks or on public walkways. We ask that you DO NOT allow your puppies to greet other pups or dogs, fellow students or otherwise, outside of the classroom. This is the protocol for all In-Person Puppy Kindergarten classes.

In Person


Select your preferred day and location.

Recommended for Berkeley (Live Oak Park)

Class Day Time
[D] Safe Socialization Thursday
May 26
6:00pm (PST)
[E] Basic Training Foundations Thursday
Jun 2
6:00pm (PST)
[A] Household Training Thursday
Jun 9
6:00pm (PST)
[B] Puppy Biting & Handling Thursday
Jun 16
6:00pm (PST)
[C] Safety, Manners, & Play Thursday
Jun 23
6:00pm (PST)

Puppy Kindergarten Schedule

Berkeley (Live Oak Park): Thursdays at 6:00pm (PST)
Berkeley (Live Oak Park): Saturdays at 9:00am (PST)
Corte Madera: Wednesdays at 6:30pm (PST)
Oakland Montclair: Saturdays at 9:30am (PST)
Palo Alto (Cubberley): Saturdays at 9:00am (PST)
Palo Alto (Cubberley): Tuesdays at 6:00pm (PST)
San Jose (Orion): Wednesdays at 6:00pm (PST)
San Jose (Orion): Saturdays at 9:00am (PST)