Open Enrollment Group Class (5 Classes, $250)
Prepare your 8-16 week old puppy for a lifetime of interacting with people and dogs by taking our Puppy Socialization Class!
In our puppy socialization classes, we help new dog owners introduce their puppies to all they’ll need to know in their lives as four-legged New Yorkers. In addition to teaching basic skills like attention, sit, come and how to walk on a leash, we address common issues that affect all puppy owners such as house soiling, barking, leash greetings and jumping. A maximum of four puppies per class means that we offer ample personalized attention and ensure that no dog becomes too overwhelmed during playtime. Curriculum details available here.
• For puppies 8-16 weeks old
• First round of shots must have been completed at least 7 days prior to first class vaccine information
• Prerequisite: Dog Training Essentials or a Private Training Session
• Open enrollment – start anytime! Unlike linear classes that have rigid start dates you’ll have to wait for, complete the prerequisite (above) and you can enroll!
• Come to one class per week or two, depending on your schedule! Details about scheduling here
Saturdays: 12:00-1:00 PM
Tuesdays: 7:30-8:30 PM
Register for a class now!
Five classes for $250 (to be used within six weeks of the first class)
Classes must be used before your puppy turns 16 weeks. Additional classes, or makeup classes, may be purchased for $50.
DETAILS ABOUT SCHEDULING
Once you have completed the prerequisite and purchased the class you can register for the 5 classes you’d like to attend here.
If you’d like to book a spot in a class that is taking place in the next 24-hours, or if at anytime you’d like to amend a previously made reservation, please email or call 212-353-3647. We cannot process cancellations through the website. If you cancel with fewer than 24-hours’ notice, or do not show up, the class will be forfeited.
We ask that you arrive no more than five minutes before class begins, as we may be in session with another dog. Unfortunately, due to the size of our space and class set up, we cannot accommodate students who arrive more than ten minutes late to class, unless the instructor has been previously notified about a late arrival time.
Because the focus of our classes is socialization, we will notify you the day of your class if your puppy is the only dog signed up, and you may choose to reschedule without penalty.
If more than two people are waitlisted for a class, we usually will try to add another one later that day in order to accommodate everyone.
Make up classes, or additional sessions, may be purchased one at a time after the series of five is completed.
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Each class contains:
A socialization exercise where we introduce your puppy to things like weird objects, different looking people, grooming, body handling and other new things.
A basic puppy topic where we discuss and troubleshoot house-training, barking, leash greetings etc.
Two basic behaviors like attention, sit, down, come and how to start getting used to walking on a leash.
Supervised playtime which helps you learn about appropriate play and body language and teaches your puppy about how to use his teeth!
Settle/relaxation time which allows time to ask your instructor about any issues you may need assistance with.
Classes may be taken in any order or repeated. After you’ve enrolled in class, you may select the dates/classes you want on our calendar.
Topic: Work-To-Eat toys
Socialization Exercise: Collar touches/Pass The Puppy
Behaviors: Attention + Targeting/Recall
Topic: Crate Training + Housebreaking
Socialization Exercise: Body Language
Behaviors: Sit + Attention
Topic: Leash Greetings
Socialization Exercise: Weird Objects
Behaviors: Leash Walking + Take it/Drop it/Leave it
Class: RIN TIN TIN/ORANGE
Topic: Sharing + Resource Guarding
Socialization Exercise: Unusual People
Behaviors: Down + Targeting/Recall
Class: SCOOBY DOO/PURPLE
Socialization Exercise: Grooming + Medical Tools
Behaviors: Sit + Tricks
We follow the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior’s recommendations on socializing puppies before their vaccine series is complete.
We require that a pup have one round of shots and proof of deworming before attending puppy classes and that shots have been completed at least seven days prior to first class. Puppies should not attend if they show signs of illness, and should be kept up-to-date on vaccines throughout class.
Our studio is cleaned daily and disinfected with Odoban before each puppy class to ensure the space is clean.