Puppy Pre-School

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Puppy Preschool

Start your puppy off on the right paw! Your puppy will get the chance to socialize with other puppies and learn basic puppy manners. A different Puppy-Parenting issue will be covered each week. Sign up today!

Puppies have developmental stages during which time it is critical to teach good habits and prevent undesirable behaviors. Exposure to other dogs and people during these stages will help your puppy develop into a calm, well-adjusted adult dog. Don’t delay—this class is only for puppies 8 to 16 weeks old.

The 4-week course is $100 for puppies adopted from the shelter and $120 for all other puppies.

Enrolling is easy:
1. Fill out the registration form, release form, and your check.
2. Bring completed forms and check (payable to Humane Society of Broward County) with you to class.
3. Class on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

For more information please call our Behavior and Training Department at 954.266.6819. Classes are held at the Humane Society, 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.

Click Here to Download/Print Registration form

Puppy-Parenting issues to be covered:

  • How puppies learn – communicating with your dog
  • House Training/Crate Training
  • Mouthing/Chewing
  • Jumping
  • Exercise and Appropriate Play
  • Grooming/Handling
  • Laying the Groundwork for Obedience Training

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Check out some of our Puppy Preschool Materials

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Puppy Preschool: Socialization

Welcome to Day 5 of Puppy Preschool (Don’t know what we’re talking about? Click here.) Today we’ll cover socialization. Depending on if you have chosen a new dog or a new cat to join your family, or if you’re making friends

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Puppy Preschool: Exercise

Welcome to Day 4 of Puppy Preschool (Don’t know what we’re talking about? Click here.) Today we’ll cover exercise and appropriate play. Exercise As a nation we are becoming more and more sedentary in our daily routines. Movies, video games or

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Puppy Preschool: Play Biting

Welcome to Day 3 of Puppy Preschool (Don’t know what we’re talking about? Click here.) Today we’ll cover play biting and chewing. Most mouthing and playbiting in puppies and juvenile dogs is normal play behavior. Completely eliminating this type of behavior is

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Puppy Preschool: Potty/Crate Training

Welcome to Day 2 of Puppy Preschool! (Don’t know what we’re talking about? Click here.) Today we’ll cover house training and crate training. About House Training House training (or, as most puppy parents call it, “potty training”) your pet may be one of

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Puppy Preschool: Positive Reinforcement Training

Welcome to Day 1 of Puppy Preschool! (Don’t know what we’re talking about? Click here.) Today we’ll cover the topic of “Positive Reinforcement Training.” What is Positive Reinforcement Training? In its simplest form, positive reinforcement training involves short commands that are

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Puppy Preschool

It’s puppy season here at the shelter, and many South Florida families are adding little wiggly bunches of joy to their homes. Adopting a puppy is a completely different experience from adopting an adult dog. Not only do you have

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