Puppy Class - All about Socialization

Just got a puppy? or Getting a puppy soon? Start with our 4-week Puppy Class!

We all know early socialization is super important for puppies. But what a lot of people don't know is the QUALITY of socialization is way more important than the quantity! During our 4-week class, you and your pup will learn about proper socialization beyond just puppy play dates. The topics in this class include 'what's a good play and what's too much', 'are play dates all they need?', 'puppy training priorities' etc. 

In order to create the best class environment, we start with an application form and a quick chat on the phone. Please follow the link below to start the application process. For other questions, email Sunghee at placidpaws.dt@gmail.com. The class admission is first-come, first-serve.

Class Details

🐶Dates

Start in the week of July 18th* (Wednesday class & Saturday class)

*please fill out the application form and choose the preferred schedule

🐶Location

A Place 4 Pups in Logan Square New Hope​*

*there is no size limit for this puppy class

🐶Age limit

7 - 16 weeks at the start of the class

(older puppy? please email Sunghee for eligibility)  

🐶Health requirements

Vaccines*: at least 1 round of core vaccines - Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo, (Parainfluenza) completed 7 days prior to the first class and a first deworming

Other: cleared in a good healthy by a vet with a clean fecal exam results (no parasites, i.e. Giardia)

 

Proof of vaccine and clean fecal exam need to be submitted via email prior to the clas

🐶Class Capacity

5 puppies per class

1 puppy per person


 

🐶Commitments

4 weeks commitment - $110 (paid in full before the first class)


 

🐶Class Syllabus (might change).

Each Week = 25min class + 25min play time

  • Week 1 : Puppy development periods, Socialization check-list

  • Week 2 : Train with food part 1 & Dog Play behaviors (what’s good & bad)

  • Week 3 : Train with food part 2 & Calming touch

  • Week 4 : Socialization check-list review and puppy training priorities


 

🐶Other notes and things to bring

Food/treats will be used during class

Standard 4 - 6 ft long leash (no retractable leash is allowed)

Flat collar or harness

Children under 14 years old need to be accompanied with adults

🐶FAQs

❔Shouldn't I wait until my puppy is fully vaccinated?

- Here is the direct quote from 'American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB)' - "The primary and most important time for puppy socialization is the first three months of life... In general, puppies can start puppy socialization classes as early as 7-8 weeks of age. Puppies should receive a minimum of one set of vaccines at least 7 days prior to the first class and a first deworming. They should be kept up-to-date on vaccines throughout the class" (see the full statement). As a trainer, I know that lots of behavioral problems that are associated with fear and aggression stem from improper socialization during this early stage of the dog's life. I strongly believe that the benefits of early & proper socilaization greatly outweighs the potential health risks. Also, that's why a proof of good health from all students is required in order to make this class as safe as possible for everyone.

❔My dog is little too old to join this class, can I still apply?

- Yes, please! Although this particular class is only for the really young puppies, there is a great chance that we could open a new class with a bit older puppies if there is enough requests. So please contact us, if you'd like to get your puppy trained and socialized!

In order to create the best class environment, we start with an application form and a quick chat on the phone. Please follow the link below to start the application process. For other questions, email me at placidpaws.dt@gmail.com. The class admission is first-come, first-serve.