START ANY THURSDAY

These classes are rolling admission.  No more waiting for a new six week session to start .  Our modular format allows new students to join at any time (as space allows - reservations are required).


Topics Covered:

  • Socialization: puppy playtime, people/children, handling, sounds, surfaces...
  • Puppy Topics: nipping, house/crate training, grooming, excitability... 
  • Problem Prevention: jumping, counter-surfing, chewing...
  • Foundation Skills: attention, come, loose leash walking... 

Our goal is to help you raise a

Well Socialized, Friendly Adult Dog!


Handler/pup teams come to us with individual needs and experiences.  This would be no different even if everyone in a class starts on the same day.  We will build upon your skills, no matter how much or how little your pup already knows.


​Enrollment is limited to 10 puppies.  Please see Head Start Registration to verify openings.

​FIRST STEP:

Choose a date to take the Introduction

  • Held most Thursdays @ 8:30 p.m. 
  • ​One night only.  
  • Must attend before starting Head Start Puppy.
  • Pick Two Dates on Registration Form:
    • Date to take Introduction.
    • Date to start Head Start Puppy.

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  • Puppies stay home
  • ​Cost is included with Head Start Puppy Class

Designed specifically to meet the needs of the youngest puppies by taking advantage of the short-lived "Sensitive Socialization Period."  Each week we focus on different training topics that cover socialization, puppy issues, problem prevention and foundation skills.  

These classes are rolling admission.  No more waiting for a new six week session to start .  Our modular format allows new students to join at any time (as space allows - reservations are required), 


Start any Thursday Night. (Enrollment limited to 10 puppies)

     Please See Head Start Registration to verify openings.​​


There is NO CLASS on the following dates:

  • November 22nd
  • December 27th
  • January 3rd
  • ​January 24th

Head Start Puppy

Puppies 8 to 16 Weeks Old

Add a Home Visit with Any Class

We will meet in your home for a one hour session addressing your specific concerns.  

Class Fee plus $90.00.
Contact us to schedule.

Puppies 8 to 16 weeks of age on their First Night of Class

   Pup may be older than 16 weeks when he/she completes the class.

Certified Professional Dog Trainer

     - Knowledge & Skills Assessed

Group Class Location:

Wag'n Woofs Daycare

​​7071 Shady Oak Road

Eden Prairie, MN 55344

OTHER SERVICES

Kinder Puppy

     Pups between 17 weeks and 8 months

Real Life Manners

     Dogs over 7 months of age

Canine Good Citizens

     For graduates of Real Life Manners


Private Consultations:

     Training in your home

Head Start Puppy

Puppies 8 to 16 Weeks Old

Sensitive Socialization Period

Puppies between 3-16 weeks of age are in the most important socialization period in a dog’s life. Puppies who do not get adequate socialization during this period tend to be fearful of unfamiliar people, or dogs, or sounds, objects and environments


Questions about vaccinations?

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviorists​

​​Susan Ward, CPDT-KSA

MISSED CLASS POLICY

We limit our enrollment to 10 puppies (with two trainers) for each class.  This ensures that the participants receive appropriate attention and help from the trainers.  


Your registration fee guarantees you a spot in class for six weeks.  If you miss one of those weeks, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to make up the missed class.  That decision is made based on enrollment.  If there is an available spot after your six weeks, you are more than welcome to make up the missed class the week following your original graduation date.  But if our enrollment is full, that will not be possible.  We will be able to tell you if you can make up a missed class on your last scheduled night.  


This policy is needed to provide the best training experience for our clients while also addressing the needs of our business.

SECOND STEP:  

Choose a date to begin Head Start Puppy.

  • Start any Thursday @ 7:15 p.m 
  • Pre-requisite:  Puppy Introduction


​​Enrollment is limited to 10 puppies.

  • Your Paid Registration guarantees your enrollment for a block of Six Consecutive Weeks with your Choice of Start Dates. 
    • ​​See policy for missed classes​


Topics Covered:

  • Socialization: puppy playtime, people/children, handling, sounds, surfaces...
  • Puppy Issues: nipping, house/crate training, grooming, excitability... 
  • Problem Prevention: jumping, counter-surfing, chewing...
  • Foundation Skills: attention, come, loose leash walking... 


​​$120  ..... includes:

  • Puppy Introduction
  • 6 one-hour classes
  • 40 Page Handbook
  • Clicker