Puppy Preschool is a socialization & learning program for puppies 12 weeks old & older to ensure they get off to the right start & give new puppy parents some flexibility and complete peace of mind!

We know the first few months of a puppy’s life are the most critical time for shaping their temperament, character and future behavioral patterns. Did you know that 90% of a puppy’s attitude about the world around them is developed in this important time period?

Puppy Preschool will help you get your puppy off to the right start!

Puppy Preschool is a full day program for puppies 12 weeks old and older, where pet parents drop their puppy off for a day of positive learning, socialization and fun!

When: Mon, Wed, Fri
Where: Paradigm Dog School
3225 132nd Ave., Holland 49424

Certified Staff! Vet recommended!
Trainer Endorsed!

Our Puppy Preschool is going to consist of a core curriculum in 5 developmental areas.

Yappy Hour which will consist of supervised puppy play time where puppies will learn appropriate greeting rituals, practice play postures. learn some playground rules and learn to be a good fur friend over all.
 
New Adventures will be a time of exploring new things in a positive and fun environment. The Adventure Box, walking on new surfaces, dress up games and things on wheels are just a few of the things the puppies will learn about in a safe environment that encourages exploration and self confidence.
 
We will be teaching puppies that Manners Matter. They will learn to sit politely, that four feet on the floor gets positive attention and to “drop it” when they have something they aren’t supposed to. We will also introduce them to a simulated vet exam and grooming experience as we condition them that being on an exam or grooming table is tons of fun!
 
Breed All About It is where we play breed specific games and activities with the puppies to give them an outlet for their instinctual needs. We play herding games, retrieving games, working games, chasing games and nosework games…just to name a few!
 
Sound Proof Puppy, where we will use a phone app specifically designed to condition puppies to different sounds with reward based responses…so puppies learn that storms, crying babies and vacuum cleaners mean fun and games!!
 
Puppies brains are developing very quickly! Studies show that Puppy Enrichment greatly enhances a puppies total potential for achievement.
 
As puppies grow, learn and mature, we will begin transitioning them into Regular Daycare, slowly and at their own pace, so playing in large groups with adult dogs is a positive experience for them. When puppies are ready, we will graduate them into our regular daycare program with a party, some pics and of course a graduation diploma!
 

Puppy Preschool is available Mon-Fri

Full Day Preschool: Drop off 7-9 am. Pick up: Anytime before 6 pm.

Price: 25/full day

Enrollment

You will be choosing which days/times you would like to enroll your puppy in Preschool and your chosen schedule will be a set schedule week-to-week until your puppy graduates. Need some flexibility in scheduling? No problem, we have a drop-in system via our Parent Facebook Page.
See our Q&A below section for more details. Click Here to Enroll!
 
Full day Preschool:  Mon, Wed, & Fri 7 am-6 pm 
 
Price: $25/day
What are the vaccine requirements?
We require completed Distemper series, Bordatella (canine cough) and a negative fecal test. Please Note: There is a 7 day waiting period after acquiring the bordatella vaccine to give puppy’s little immune systems time to build immunity.
 
I see this program operates on a set schedule. What if I cannot commit to a set schedule? Are there options for me?
Of course! We will have a drop-in system via our Preschool Parent Facebook Page. Preschool teachers will post daily around 7 am, any slots that are available that day.  The first clients to comment will be allotted the space, based on availability. For example if we post we have 3 morning slots available, the first 3 people to comment will be allotted the space by a reply to confirm.
 
What if I don’t have a Facebook Page?
We encourage you to set one up even if you keep it private and only use it to access the Parent Facebook Page. Or you can try calling the office or emailing (preferred) in the morning to see if there is availability, but the team is busy checking dogs in and can’t always get to the phone.
 
 Can I meet the person who cares for my puppy?
Absolutely!  The Preschool teachers never leave the puppies unsupervised, but you can make arrangements to set up an appointment after hours to meet the head Preschool teachers.
 
I have more questions, who do I contact?
We are happy to answer questions!!  Send us an email to dogsbaynorth@gmail.com

Space is limited to ensure quality of care so register today!