- Puppies must be at least 8 weeks of age
- Lived in your home for at least 7 days
- Have had their first round of vaccinations including Bordetella
- Our Puppy Pre-School classes are open enrollment so just fill out the form below.
The perfect gift for your new puppy, Puppy Preschool is an ideal opportunity for your puppy to socialize with other dogs his own age and begin learning some basic manners.
Each class begins with puppy playtime, where the puppies are allowed to run and play and tumble all over one another – supervised, of course. We’ll also tackle housebreaking, crate training, and puppy nipping.
You and your puppy will be introduced to clicker training, and we'll begin teaching early behaviors such as name recognition, sit, and walking nicely on a leash. And we’ll discuss important topics such as creating a good relationship with your puppy, how and where to properly socialize your puppy, and building a solid foundation for a happy, well-adjusted dog you can take anywhere.
At the end of each class, “pass the puppy” gives everyone a chance to visit with all the other puppies and, more importantly, each puppy an opportunity to come in contact with several other people.
This is a six-week, revolving class. You may enroll at any time, as soon as your puppy has met the requirements listed. There is no need to pre-register. Just come to class at the scheduled start time. Be sure to bring your puppy’s vaccination records.
Proof of vaccinations
Clicker (if you have one)
A very wise therapy dog evaluator once told us, "If someone ever tries to charge you for ‘therapy dog classes', run! Because the training for a therapy dog is obedience training!" And, yes, we do obedience training…LOTS of obedience training. Assuming your dog has the right temperament to become a therapy dog, we can absolutely help you achieve that goal.
Yes we can! We have three AKC-certified CGC evaluators on staff.
No. There are so very many different types of service dogs who provide so very many types of services. But that is not a "service" we offer here at The Canine Connection.
Yes. For more information, see the Day Training tab at the top of the page or give us a call at 479.444.0300.
No. We can advise you on how to housebreak your dog, but housebreaking training does not transfer. In other words, if we teach your dog not to urinate/defecate in our facility, that's what it learns – not to urinate/defecate in our facility. It has not learned not to do those things at your house.