Just got a new puppy? Congratulations!
Don't wait to start training!
Your puppy is already learning, so start building good habits right away. The eight-week obedience class teaches everything you need to raise a wonderful companion. Even before Puppy Class starts, I hope you'll attend our Puppy Romp and Puppy S.O.S. on Sundays to make the most of
your puppy's critical first weeks.
- Socialization during “puppy recess" and “pass the puppy”
- Commands include: sit, down, heel, come here, wait,
leave it and go to your rug.
- Address common puppy issues like jumping up, biting, housebreaking.
- Cost is $200 for 8 weeks
- Class size islimited to six puppies
under 5 months of age and are current on the vaccination series. Class Schedule
Get help with the challenges of raising a puppy.
30-minute workshops immediately following Puppy Romp, so you don't have to wait for a class to cover the most urgent topics:
Biting & Jumping
Each workshop costs $10. Attendance is available only to puppies that attend Puppy Romp that week (any owner may attend without their dog). See Class Schedule for dates.
No registration required.
The safest way to socialize your puppy.
1:00-2:00 pm on Sundays
at Schroeder's Den in Hillsboro.
$10 per visit, or $50 for a "6-pack"
(This is not a class, no advance registration needed).
Why is socialization so important? Puppies need to have positive
interactions with new dogs and people (outside the home) starting during
the critical socialization period of 8-16 weeks of age. American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior statement on early socialization.
window has closed by the time puppies have completed their immunization
series. Until now it has been difficult for owners to socialize their
puppies while minimizing their exposure to disease. As a result, many inadequately
socialized puppies grow into fearful and aggressive dogs. In fact, more
dogs are euthanized each year due to behavioral problems than die from all
the contagious diseases combined. We hope that by providing a safe opportunity
to socialize puppies, Schroeder’s Puppy Romp can help alleviate this