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Puppy Classes

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Congratulations on your new puppy!

When a family acquires a new puppy, it is an exciting and busy time. Puppies are fun and a bit of work too! Just like an infant, puppies require constant supervision so they won’t get themselves into mischief. It can be hard to adjust the your daily routine to meet the puppy’s needs.  Often owners do not have the time or skills it takes to teach their puppy proper housebreaking habits, socialization and training boundaries. However, these habits are critical to helping your puppy grow into a well-adjusted, happy dog.

Dog-Gone Fun understands the limitations of a busy daily life. We also know how much fun owning a puppy can be.

Our puppy training options include:

  • AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Group Class

  • Puppy Head Start

A.K.C. S.T.A.R. Puppy Class

The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an exciting program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. The six week class covers house training, handling exercises, socialization, basic commands and more. Class also includes 2 days of daycare to socialize puppies with other puppies in a controlled/supervised environment.

 

At the end of the course your instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test. Upon passing the test you will receive an application to send to AKC for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.

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Class Details:

  • Cost: $220 includes 2 days of daycare*

  • Class Size: 5 puppies, max

  • Class Length: 6, 45-minute classes (meets weekly unless stated otherwise)

  • Prerequisite: puppies must be 8-20 weeks on the first day of class. Puppies are also required to have at least one round of vaccinations at least 7 days before the first class.

  • *2 days of daycare must be used within the 6 week period of class

Upcoming Classes

Starting Sunday, September 10 

  • Class Time: 3:00-3:45 pm

  • Instructor: Cheri Moore

Starting Friday, October 13 

  • Class Time: 6:00-6:45 pm

  • Instructor: Caroline Currie

Puppy Head Start

Puppy Head Start combines daycare and dog training to help your puppy get a jumpstart on training and socialization.

Simply drop off your puppy off between 7-9am and pick them up between 4-6pm for a predetermined number of days. We give you, the owner, the educational material, and the encouragement that you need to continue the same routine at home.

 

Any questions and concerns that you have are resolved on a daily basis.

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Puppy Day School Details

  • Cost:

    • $600.00 for puppies 12 weeks to 6 months

  • Pricing includes:

    • 5 days of day care and training (Monday – Friday)

    • 2 Puppy-Trainer private sessions

    • 6 week membership to the next Level Obedience class

What does Puppy Head Start include?

 

Training

Included in the Puppy Head Start program is five days of one-on-one training with one of our trainers while your puppy is at day care.  These training days are spread out over a 2-week period. 

At the end of each week, you will receive a puppy-trainer lesson to offer you guidance with your puppy and show you what your puppy has learned.

Lessons will include sit, down, coming when called and walking on a leash. We will enforce polite greetings and appropriate human-dog interactions.

Once your puppy has been through five days of training, you will be entered into the next group Level Obedience class for additional training in a group environment. 

Socialization

During the day, puppies will receive plenty of dog to dog interactions and play with other puppies as well as appropriate adult dogs. As with any preschool, structured naptimes and a regular feeding schedule will be provided. Crate training will also be provided.​

Space is limited—Spots available!

Alternatively, you can call us at (336) 993-2178 to register

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