Puppy Preschool

Ages: as young as 8 weeks and as old as 22 weeks.  This is the perfect foundation for Pavlov’s obedience programs, which start at 6 months of age.

$200 enrollment

Preschool runs for four weeks and new curriculum is presented each weekend – once on Saturday and again that same Sunday.  Attend all eight classes for socialization purposes.  Or, if you plan to come one weekend day, we suggest you commit to Saturdays or Sundays for the sake of getting to know your dog trainer and classmates.  
Upcoming Classes:
February @ 12pm
Saturdays: 3,10, 17, 24
Sundays: 4, 11, 18, 25
February/March @ 1:15pm
Saturdays February 17, 24, March 2, 9
Sundays 18, 25, March 3, 10
March @ 12pm
Saturdays: 2, 9, 16, 23
Sundays: 3, 10, 17, 24
March/April @ 1:15pm
Saturdays March 16, 23, 30, 6
Sundays March 17, 24, 31, April 7
April @ 12pm
Saturdays: 6, 13, 20, 27
Sundays: 7, 14, 21, 28
April/May @ 1:15pm
Saturdays April 20, 27, May 4, 11
Sundays April 21, 28, May 5, 12
May @ 12pm
Saturdays: 4, 11, 18, 25
Sundays: 5, 12, 19, 26
May/June @ 1:15pm
Saturdays May 18, 25, June 1, 8
Sundays May 29, 26, June 2, 9
June @ 12pm
Saturdays: 1, 8, 15, 22
Sundays: 2, 9, 16, 23
June/July @ 1:15pm
Saturdays June 15, 22, 29, July 6
Sundays June 16, 23, 30, July 7
July @ 12pm
Saturdays 6, 13, 20, 27
Sundays 7, 14, 21, 28
July/August @ 1:15pm
Saturdays July 20, 27, August 3, 10
Sundays July 21, 28, August 4, 11

What is included?  Firstly, Puppy Preschool will lay down a foundation of appropriate socialization. There is a right and a wrong way to socialize your puppy. After attending many puppy socials throughout Denver, it is our impression that puppy socials often OVER socialize. Or they inappropriately socialize. At Pavlov, we embrace the European approach to puppy socialization.  Together we will guide you and your puppy in this process.

Class lessons include:

  • Pass-the-puppy
  • Name game
  • Crate training
  • House training
  • Puppy mouthing + puppy chewing
  • European-style Socialization
  • How to avoid common puppy-rearing mistakes


Additional perks.  Alumni appreciate access to private training, which is not open to the public, and boarding privileges after a 4-day camp called Manners Camp.


Common Questions

  1. How often does curriculum change?  Each weekend presents new content.
  2. What happens if I miss a class?  Can I make it up?  If you plan to attend on Saturdays and you miss a Saturday class, attend that same weekend on Sunday.  Likewise, if you plan to attend on Sundays and you miss a Sunday class, attend that same weekend on Saturday.
  3. What if I show up and there are no other puppies present?  Occasionally, you may find your pup is the only pup present.  When that happens, you will have your dog trainer all to yourself.  Take advantage of it, and pick his or her brain for a private lesson!  (This is most common during inclement weather, or the holiday season.)
  4. I am struggling to find a socialization class in Denver with skilled balanced dog trainers.  Have I finally found the right place?  Yes.  Puppies are rewarded.  Puppies are corrected.  Pups are set up for success.
  5. Which vaccinations are required?  Email proof of one distemper/parvo vaccination to corin@pavlovdogtraining.com by the start of your first class.
  6. What comes after preschool?   Obedience 1 may be attended through board-and-train or private training. Private training is only available to preschool grads.
  7. How many humans may attend per puppy?  Two.  If you wish to bring an extra person, seek permission from your trainer in advance.
  8. Is my child welcome?  Children with the ability to sit quietly for one hour, and follow instructions are welcome.  One child per puppy.
  9. How do I prepare for class?  Anticipate an automated email upon registration.
  10. Where may I direct additional questions?  Email corin@pavlovdogtraining.com.

WHEN: Saturdays + Sundays
WHERE: 1295 South Jason Street in Denver
WHO: Pups as young as 8 weeks as old as 22 weeks