Puppy Kindergarten

What is puppy kindergarten, and why is it so important?

Socialization and exposure to new people, places and other dogs is the most important part of a young dog’s life. The idea is that the more situations they are exposed to at a young age, the more accepting they will be of different people and experiences later in life. In addition they will learn how to act appropriately in those situations.


In classes we focus heavily on socialization with people and have free playtime with the other dogs in class.


Obedience training is another focus of puppy kindergarten, all the basic commands are taught. Training provides mental stimulation which helps to keep your dog happy both mentally and physically.


Behavior modification is also a large part of puppy kindergarten and training dogs of any age. It is a systematic approach to changing unwanted behavior or reactions to situations, people, other animals etc. In class we will work through the common problems of jumping, barking, and nipping, as well as teach leash manners.

Who is eligible for puppy kindergarten?

Puppies and young adult dogs are both welcome in puppy kindergarten. They must have age appropriate vaccines, and be over 10 weeks of age. Older dogs are considered on a case by case basis.

When are classes held and where?

Classes are held right at Gentle Healer Tuesday nights from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Sessions run for 4 weeks and are held monthly. To enroll call Julie at Gentle Healer (920)206-7779 and fill out the form below or print it out detach and return the enrollment form.

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    Please bring proof of vaccines if not Gentle Healer client/patient:

    This agreement releases The Gentle Healer Pet Clinic, their officers, owners, employees, agents and associates from all liability relating to injuries that may occur during canine training. By signing this agreement, I agree to hold The Gentle Healer Pet Clinic entirely free from any liability, including financial responsibility for injuries incurred, regardless of whether injuries are caused by negligence.

    *I also acknowledge the risks involved in canine training. I swear that I am participating voluntarily.
    By signing below, I forfeit all right to bring a suit against The Gentle Healer Pet Clinic, their officers, owners, employees, agents and associates for any reason. In return, I will receive participation in activity. I will also make every effort to obey safety precautions.

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    Class fees are due 7 days prior to session start date. Puppy K $65
    The following payment types accepted: Cash and Check
    All checks should be made out to Julie Lohman.