Puppy Parent Orientation

This highly informative 1-hour session is essential for anyone who is a puppy parent or is thinking about adding a puppy to their life. No pre-registration is required for this class. You may just show up as we have plenty of space available.

Discussion topics include: 

  • New puppy management in the home
  • Setting up for success in housetraining
  • Crate training: Your most valuable tool
  • Puppy playdates–the importance of early socialization
  • Controlling biting and mouthing, and more!

Please Note: This class provides a brief introduction to many topics important to the new puppy parent. For a more thorough overview of concepts, problem-solving tips, and socialization time with your puppy, register for our in-depth Puppy Manners classes!

Frequency & Duration: 1 hour

Class includes: Lecture only; relevant handouts provided upon request. Please leave your dog at home.

Fees: FREE, although donations are always greatly appreciated

Class capacity: 50

Location: 243 Alabama Street

Upcoming classes:

  • Monday, April 7, 6:15-7:15 p.m. (Instructor: Brenda, Multipurpose Room)
  • Wednesday, April 30, 6:15-7:15 p.m. (Instructor: Shoshi, Multipurpose Room)
  • Sunday, May 11, 2:45-3:45 p.m. (Instructor: Jeff, Training Annex)
  • Saturday, May 31, 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Instructor: Erika, MPR)

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