Puppies


PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

Puppy Kindergarten is a relationship building class to get you and your new pup off to a great start. We have designed this class to give puppies an opportunity to learn basic skills that will develop them into happy, confident companions. We will be focusing on:

  • Reinforcing calm behavior
  • Solutions to challenging puppy behaviors
  • Building a common language to help build your relationship with your puppy.

Additionally, you will learn to use enrichment items to help your pup use their brain, and games that are fun and will help keep your dog engaged with you out in the big world.  

Puppies will also learn how to interact appropriately with other dogs during play time, which offers a gentle, friendly, active environment in which puppies and their companions can have fun learning.

An introduction to basic but important skills such as leave it, come when called and learning to be handled will also be covered.

NEW: PUPPY POWER

A Facebook group to support our puppy community. FREE for 6 weeks with puppy class. The FNT Puppy Power Facebook Page has lots of info, videos and handouts to support you while raising a good canine companion. Ask questions, and post pictures of your pup. Any dog needing foundations will benefit from this group.

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN 1
for 8-24 week old puppies

DAYTIMESTART DATESTATUSLOCATION
Saturday9:00 AM February 27Full108 Newburyport Turnpike
Saturday12:30 PM February 27Full108 Newburyport Turnpike
Monday10:15 AM108 Newburyport Turnpike
  • Puppy Kindergarten meets 1 hour per week for 6 weeks.
  • Cost: $170 | Class limit: 6

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN 1
for 8-16 week old puppies

DAYTIMESTART DATESTATUSLOCATION
Tuesday6:00 PM March 2Full108 Newburyport Turnpike
Thursday6:00 PMMarch 4Register108 Newburyport Turnpike
Saturday9:00 AMApril 17Register108 Newburyport Turnpike
Tuesday6:00 PMApril 20Register108 Newburyport Turnpike
  • Puppy Kindergarten meets 1 hour per week for 6 weeks.
  • Cost: $170 | Class limit: 6

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN 1
for 17-24 week old puppies*

(*For puppies older than 24 weeks we offer Basic Manners.)

DAYTIMESTART DATESTATUSLOCATION
Tuesday7:00 PM March 2Full108 Newburyport Turnpike
Saturday12:30 PMApril 17Register108 Newburyport Turnpike
Tuesday7:00 PMApril 20Register108 Newburyport Turnpike
  • Puppy Kindergarten meets 1 hour per week for 6 weeks.
  • Cost: $170 | Class limit: 6

PUPPY JUMPSTART (Puppy Pre-School)
for 8-12 week old puppies

A 3 week pre-Kindergarten course focusing on getting you and your young (8-12 week old) puppy off on the right foot.  This is not a replacement for Puppy Kindergarten.

Instead of focusing on obedience, we work on building their confidence and bond with you, while also helping with common puppy behaviors such as nipping, crate games and house training. Solutions (and prevention of challenging puppy behaviors) will be presented through puppy playtime and enrichment, while also working on building their confidence

Additionally, you will learn to use enrichment items to help your pup use their brain, learn games that are fun and will help keep your dog be engaged with you out in the big world. Puppies will also learn how to interact appropriately with other dogs during play time, which offers a gentle, friendly, active environment in which puppies and their companions can have fun learning. 

DAYTIMESTART DATESTATUSLOCATION
Friday4:45 PMFebruary 19Register108 Newburyport Turnpike
Saturday8:00 AM February 27Register108 Newburyport Turnpike
  • Puppy needs to have their first vaccination shot (their distemper) to attend.
  • Puppy JumpStart meets 1 hour per week for 3 weeks.
  • Cost: $90 | Class limit: 5 | Ages 8-12 weeks

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN 2 / INTERMEDIATE MANNERS

Puppy 2 continues to focus on building a positive relationship between dog and handler and on the basic obedience commands that every puppy needs. It also adds distractions to ensure that your pup is reliable in real-life situations. Some agility obstacles are also introduced to add variety and interest.

DAYTIMESTART DATESTATUSLOCATION
Tuesday5:00 PMMarch 2Register108 Newburyport Turnpike
Saturday11:30 AMFebruary 27Full108 Newburyport Turnpike
Thursday5:00 PMMarch 4Register108 Newburyport Turnpike
Saturday11:30 AMApril 17Register108 Newburyport Turnpike
  • Puppy 2 / Intermediate Manners meets 1 hour per week for 6 weeks.
  • Cost: $170 | Class limit: 6
  • Prerequisite: an entry level class (Puppy Kindergarten or Basic Manners) or permission of the instructor is required for this class.