190 Costello Dr., Winchester, VA 22602
16 S. Loudoun St., Winchester, VA 22601
Winchester's Premium Professional Pet Training
What is Puppy Jump Start? A unique program offered nowhere else!
Who needs Puppy Jump Start? EVERYONE!
PJS is a two class program was designed specifically to meet the needs of 8 week to 12 week old puppies.
This age is prime time to get puppy comfortable with grooming and veterinary experiences, to avoid fearing these things later in life.
But what about vaccines?
PJS is a handling and conditioning class, not an obedience class. The goal is fun, pleasant experiences in two locations that often cause dogs distress: the vet, and the groomer.
This class is SAFE for puppies who have had one set of vaccines, as the puppies do NOT interact.
Class 1 is held at a vet clinic, where puppies have pretend exams with introductions to vet personnel. Handling is done on a sanitary surface. Puppies do not walk on the ground, or meet other puppies.
Class 2 is at a grooming shop. Puppies are acclimated to bathing tools and routines. Puppies do not walk on the ground, and surfaces are sanitized between dogs. Owners learn to condition puppies to possible stressors.
Make future vet and grooming visits scare-free by joining our veterinarian approved Puppy Jump Start!
Your Puppy Kindergarten Class Program Consists of:
The cost for the class program is $150, (a $35 deposit for access to the video orientation and recorded lessons before attending and $115 at the first class. (You may pay all at once when signing up)
Click here to purchase your Puppy Kindergarten Class Program to start now!
Puppy classes must be used before your pup is 20 weeks of age, or transfer in to Polite Pooch at 20 weeks
Your puppy grows up fast, take advantage of a class that will get your puppy settled in with your family the right way. Check out the the calendar page for current class dates.
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior recommends socialization during the prime socialization period: by 12 weeks of age, as a preventative to fear and anxiety later in life. The standard of care as recommended by the AVSAB is that socialization classes begin before the puppy receives all 4 "puppy" vaccinations in the series. See the AVSAB position statement on socialization
Get your puppy started off on the right "paw" with puppy kindergarten class!
Your puppy learns how to interact with other puppies in a healthy environment, before he or she has time to develop naughty behaviors. Give your puppy the skills he or she needs to be happy, healthy and calm for the rest of his or her life!
The Puppy Kindergarten Curriculum can be taught in private lessons also.