New Puppy?

Are you preparing to bring a new puppy home soon? 8-12 weeks is a crucial socialization window. Our Puppy Preschool is the perfect option to help get your new family member off on the right foot.

It’s important to start socializing and introducing your puppy to new situations, people and other dogs as soon as you bring him or her home. One of our trainers is supervising and leading the class and is available to answer any questions.

Puppy Preschool is a 1 hour group class for puppies 8-12 weeks. We focus on socialization, confidence building and puppy skills! Call us today at 314-300-4660 get get more info on the closest class to you!

In the meantime, take a look at our Puppy Checklist. We’ve compiled a list of what we think is essential to have when bringing home a new puppy.

  • Bed or Mat: Getting your dog their own bed or mat to lay on isn’t a necessity but most dogs like to have a soft place to lay.
  • Collar: A basic buckle collar with your dog’s identification on it can be a lifesaver should your dog ever get away from you. There are even many different styles and designs of collars for you to choose from.
  • Crate or Kennel: A crate or kennel is a must! A kennel helps tremendously with potty training and for keeping your dog out of trouble when you can’t be supervising him.
  • Food & Water Bowls: There’s a wide variety of bowls in different styles and patterns to choose from. Metal and plastic are both easy to clean and sanitize.
  • Leash: We recommend a 4-6 ft. leash. Leather leashes are easiest on your hands, but they make a wide variety of different styles and designs. We also recommend avoiding flexi leashes. They make training more difficult and if your dog is too far away from you, you’ll have a harder time keeping him safe from cars, other dogs, etc.
  • Long Line: A long line is useful for safely giving your dog some more room to run and play with you, and also for training!
  • Puppy Food: With so many brands of food currently on the market, do your research and choose a food with quality ingredients. Consult your veterinarian with any questions regarding diet and nutrition.
  • Toys: There’s so many to choose from, ropes, stuffed toys, chew bones, balls, etc. Try different toys to find the ones that really get your puppy excited.
  • Treats: Just as an everyday treat, anything with quality ingredients will do! For training purposes, we recommend small, soft treats that can be quickly and easily eaten to get right back to training. You can also break up larger treats into smaller pieces. Experiment with different treats to find ones your dog really loves A treat pouch can also be useful for keeping treats on you and keeping your hands free.


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