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Minneapolis: Pawsome Puppy School

Welcome to Wag & Train’s Minnetonka Pawsome Puppy Class, which is geared towards puppies 8 weeks to 6 months old.  Puppies can start at 8 weeks, or after their first set of vaccinations.

There is a critical socialization period for puppies that ends at 16 weeks of age, so it is imperative that you try to create a positive learning environment as your puppy grows. Merely exposing your puppy to a lot of things may not be enough- It’s HOW you do it that’s the most important. If your puppy is fearful, flooding him or her could lead to more behavior problems. This class focuses on how to create positive associations, increase bite inhibition, and build confidence without causing your puppy stress or fear.

Bite inhibition is a key component to teach while puppies are little, and puppies only effectively learn bite inhibition from other puppies (that’s why their teeth are so sharp!). We also focus on potty training, crate training, chewtoy training, basis commands, and other common behaviors. Class will cover the following components:

~ Puppy playtime
~ Potty training/Crate training info
~ Learning about bite inhibition
~ Proper socialization
~ Chewtoy training
~ Off
~ Come
~ Sit & Down
~ Stay
~ Mat training
~ Beginning leash walking skills

Pawsome Puppy will be taught by Kari Bastyr, MS, CDBC, VSPDT, who has 30 years of experience teaching puppies and pet parents.

Wednesdays at 6:30pm  |  $150
5 consecutive weeks

Gerhman Animal Hospital
12800 Wayzata Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN 55305

  • Puppies must begin puppy classes at or before 16 weeks of age, but can continue through class up until 6 months.
  • Puppies can repeat the class to continue socialization and learning at a reduce cost. If your puppy starts at 8 weeks, he/she can keep coming for the entire duration of puppyhood.
  • Wag & Train does not use or condone any force-based or fear-based methods: No choke, prong, or shock collars are allowed.

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