Puppy Power!

Your puppy’s head start for doggie daycare, training classes and other social settings.

Puppy Power! is an entry program designed just for young puppies, beginning at 8-12 weeks of age. It is offered in four parts, with a total 22 hours of training and socialization.

What are the benefits of Puppy Power? The early puppy stages are important for cognitive and physical development as well as socialization. But it’s also prudent to avoid exposing your puppy to the whole wide world before he or she is fully vaccinated. We can provide critical learning opportunities while carefully exercising sensible precautions. We also have put together an array of resources that can be difficult for families to gather on their own. Working in both the home and classroom setting helps broaden your puppy’s skills in different environments.

What does the course include? The classroom sessions focus primarily on encountering a wide variety of sensory stimuli, building skills through directed play, and developing confidence and trust. The socialization sessions focus primarily on appropriate conduct with other dogs, and teaching parents more about how to guide their own dogs’ play.

What is required to enroll?

  • Your puppy must be between 8 weeks and 12 weeks of age when starting the course. This is the optimal age range for your puppy to benefit from the course content.
  • Vaccination records must be provided to verify at least one round of puppy shots.
  • Course payment of $599.00 is due prior to the first session. Course fees are non-refundable.
  • The course is open-entry and open-exit, with four learning modules that can be completed in any order. If you miss a session when it is offered, you still have one opportunity to make up the session the next time it is held.

Who are my puppy’s teachers? This course is taught by Kari Campbell, CPACO; Peg Banks, CPACM; and Katy Malone, CPACP. All are independently certified by the Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC). We also hold multiple certifications from the International Boarding and Pet Services Association. Assistant teachers are also either PACCC or IBPSA certified, or both.

When are classes held? There are four weekly modules, which can be completed in any order. Each module includes a Wednesday morning session for puppies only, and a Saturday morning session for pups and parents.                  

Puppy Skill-Building: Wednesdays, Drop off by 9am, pick up by 1pm
Socialization and Parent Skill-Building: Saturdays, 1:00 to 1:45 pm