Puppy Kindergarten


Do you want a pup that doesn't jump on people, nip the kids or go to the bathroom in your home? Come to Happy Dog Training!

Our Puppy Kindergarten program teaches good manners and prevents behavior problems BEFORE they start. Our classes are fun, informative and get fantastic results - see for yourself in our Puppy Kindergarten Video!

Puppy Kindergarten gets your pup started on basic dog training skills such as:

  • Come
  • Polite Greetings (no jumping!)
  • No-Pull Walking
  • Wait at all doorways
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Wait politely when fed
  • Settle
  • Appropriate Play

The course also includes everything you need to know to prevent problems with: 

  • Housebreaking
  • Nipping/playbiting
  • Destructive chewing
  • Stealing food and other "stuff" 
  • Digging
  • Barking

During Puppy Playtime your pup will have fun playing and learn to interact appropriately with other dogs! We also teach proper brushing, nail clipping, handling and restraint techniques so your dog can EASILY be examined, medicated, vaccinated, treated, and cared for by you, the vet or the groomer - for life!

Puppy Kindergarten is a family dog training class, so kids age 5 and up are welcome to attend AND take part! If you do have children, this is a great way to get them involved in training, and if you don't, it's a fantastic way to get your pup some early, positive socialization to kids.

Don't wait to register! The American Veterinary Medical Association AND the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior recommend that puppies start Puppy kindergarten as young as 8 weeks of age - specifically BEFORE they are fully vaccinated! Click here and here (scroll down to "Puppy Socialization Position Statement") to find out why!

8 week course, 1 hour per week. LIMIT 6 PUPS PER CLASS.  This course is open to pups from approximately 8-18 weeks of age (call for specifics) at start of course.

Family Dog 1

Family Dog 2

Family Dog 3

Tricks Class

Happy Dog Training & Behavior, Inc.           (631) 424-DOGS               Long Island, New York                

Happy Dog Training     (631) 424-DOGS/3647     Long Island, New York 

1st Place Winner, "Best Dog Trainer", Best of Long Island Contest 2012, 2013, AND 2014!