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Your pup will love learning through playing!

Dogtopia Puppy PreschoolA puppy’s first year is critical in developing their behavior and personality, that’s why safe socialization is needed right from the start. Happy, healthy puppies need plenty of playtime in a safe setting for learning and growing with friends.

That’s where we come in; we’re the Puppy Love Experts!

A weekend Puppy Preschool* includes:

  • Open and structured play in a clean and safe environment
  • Crate training
  • Learning new cues like sit, down and off
  • Education to discourage jumping, nipping and other unwanted behaviors
  • Exposure to new sights, smells and sounds
  • Breaks and nap time
  • A certified Canine Coach to manage and educate all puppies
  • Meeting their BFFFs (Best Furry Friends Forever)
  • A graduation ceremony picture once 4 weekends are completed

Repetition is key to learning! Our Puppy Love Experts recommend puppies attend preschool consistently, so we have designed a  program that includes a weekend curriculum to help them grow into a well-balanced dog.

*Puppies must be at least 12 weeks old and fully vaccinated. All puppies 7 months or older must be spayed or neutered. All candidates must pass an evaluation to ensure your puppy’s safety and comfort in open-play environment. 

Sample Videos of Puppy Preschool

Sample 1: Lucy At Preschool Showing What She Learned

Sample 2: Koal learning vacuums/force dryers are nothing to fear!

Sample 3: Ava first day at Puppy Preschool

Sample 4:  Puppies learning come/recall

A Day In The Life of Puppy Preschool

10am-11am Drop Off/Open Play: Normal playroom management. Practice door control. Mitigate jumping, barking, nipping and escalated play.

11am-11:30am Break Time: All puppies are crated.  Turn on classical music or “read aloud” children’s book. CC could also read to the puppies. Reinforce quiet behavior by walking up to the crate and calmly praising. Ignore all attention barking. If barking is excessive, put an empty crate between each puppy. Remove puppies one at a time and practice “care” for 2 minutes.

11:30am-12pm Structured Play: Enrichment Activity. Activities should rotate daily.

12pm-2pm Nap Time: Play classical music. Each puppy should have lunch or a PB Kong. Rearrange the agility equipment.

2pm-2:30pm Open Play: Normal playroom management. Practice door control. Mitigate jumping, barking, nipping and escalated play.

2:30pm-4:30pm Structured Play: New activity every 30 minutes. One activity must be an Enrichment Activity. The afternoon activities should be different then the morning activities. Each puppy should have a 15-minute crate break during this time.

4:30pm-5pm Pick Up/Open Play: Normal playroom management. Practice door control. Mitigate jumping, barking and nipping and escalated play.

Play Activity Examples:

  • Bubbles
  • Follow the Leader
  • Agility
  • Slip Lead Desensitization
  • Collar Desensitization
  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Toys
  • Playtime in kiddy pool or sprinkler in outside play yard

Enrichment Activity Examples:

  • Sight
    • Wear a large hat and sunglasses
    • Wear a wig
    • Put on large rubber boots
    • Wear clown glasses
    • Open, close and carry an umbrella
      • Once every 5 minutes. Allow the puppies to sniff and touch the bag after it is opened
    • Open a garbage bag
        • Once every 5 minutes. Allow the puppies to sniff and touch the bag after it is opened
    • Spin and snap a towel
          • Once every 5 minutes. Allow the puppies to sniff and touch the towel after it spun
  • Sound
    • Bang books together
      • 5 times every 5 minutes
    • Blow a whistle
      • 5 times every 5 minutes
    • Clap hands
      • 5 times every 5 minutes
    • Ring a bell
      • 5 times every 5 minutes
    • Play different sounds in the playroom. Examples are thunder, fireworks, laughing children, traffic (all available in the Apple and Droid store)
  • Smell – Scent-Spray scent on the agility equipment or in different corners of the room. Dilute scents in water bottle
    • Lavender
    • Cedar
    • Anise
    • Orange
    • Frankincense
    • Lemon
    • Chamomile

Pricing

  • $75 a weekend for Non-Members and Non-Pass Holders
  • For members and pass holders $25 on top of daycare pass usage
  • Buy 3 weekends and get the 4th free!

Enroll in Puppy Preschool

First class begins July 11th 2020! Space is limited! Please call 281-213-5780 to reserve your spot today.