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 a new curriculum is presented each weekend—once on Saturday which repeats the next day on Sunday. Attend all eight classes for socialization purposes. Or, if you plan to attend just one weekend day, we suggest you commit to Saturdays or Sundays to get to know your dog trainer and classmates.  
Upcoming Classes:
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? First, 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 they often oversocialize or inappropriately socialize. At Pavlov, we embrace the European approach to puppy socialization. Together, we will guide you and your puppy through 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 (waitlisted), and boarding privileges after a 4-day camp called Manners Camp.  You may also consider Puppy board-and-train, which includes preschool enrollment.


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.  Please do not feel you need to tell us the specific days you plan to attend.
  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 megan@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 who can 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 megan@pavlovdogtraining.com.

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