The ultimate in preventative behavioral medicine!

Wednesdays 6pm - 7pm

5 weeks

@ Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital


Next sessions available in 2022!

For puppies ages 7-12 weeks on week 1 of the class. 

Taught by a Puppy Start Right Certified Instructor, this class follows the Puppy Start Right curriculum - designed and developed by a veterinary behaviorist and veterinary behavior technician duo and one of the most well-respected curricula in the field.  This class provides all the basics for getting your little one started off on the right four feet.  The first class is a people-only orientation.  Please bring your pupper, their favorite treats and the whole family to the other four classes.  With a low ratio of students:instructors know that you and your pup will get the attention you deserve.  Limited enrollment.


  • Foundation skills

  • House and crate training

  • Socialization

  • Prep for medical and hygiene handling

  • Problem prevention

  • the Puppy Start Right Foundation Training for the Companion Dog textbook

Health requirements - All puppies must have: 

  • A physical exam completed by a veterinarian within the past 21 days

  • At least one distemper/parvovirus vaccine at least 10 days prior to week 2 of class

  • Have had a negative fecal

  • Have been dewormed

  • Initiation of appropriate parasite prevention as directed by a veterinarian

  • A bordetella vaccine a minimum of 7 days prior to week 2 of class (unless excused by veterinarian).

  • And be showing no signs of illness for each class.

*Until further notice, all clients and staff are required to wear a mask in the building.  If you or a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19 at any point during class or you are experiencing a cough, fever, respiratory issues or any other clinical sign consistent with COVID-19 please do not come to class until you receive a negative test and let us know.  The room we have class in does allow families to stay > 6 feet away from each other.