Health requirements for all puppy programming:
All puppies must have the following by the first class they attend:
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.
The ultimate in preventative behavioral medicine!
Mondays 6:30pm - 7:30pm
@ Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital
Monday April 25th - May 23rd
June 13th - July 18th (skipping July 4th)
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.
House and crate training
Prep for medical and hygiene handling
the Puppy Start Right Foundation Training for the Companion Dog textbook
Cafe Puppy Play
What a better way to start the day than puppies at play?
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
8:15am - 8:45am
@ our Boulder location
Includes coffee and tea for the grown ups and tons of silly fun for the pups!
The Veterinary Behavior Center’s unique interior provides nooks and crannies for puppy to explore, while allowing for pups to experience a veterinary environment in a positive way! Your puppy will experience new sights, sounds, and smells with each week of this 4-week program slightly different from the others so that your puppy develops comfort and confidence interacting with silly statues, background noise, interactive toys and puzzles, and meeting new people. And, because of our small class size, your puppy, along with three others, will swarm as a group and develop predictable, safe friendships that might last a lifetime!
Our skilled puppy “lifeguards” will supervise play and exploration, ensuring that your puppy has a happy, productive experience. Pet parents will interact with each other’s puppies with a goal of all puppies achieving comfort interacting with new human friends. Tummy tickles, tasty treats, and sweet interactions will help your puppy develop trust and optimism about their strange new world! We are honored to be part of your puppy’s social circle, and you will enjoy the late morning nap the comes after each session.
For puppies 8-16 weeks of age on week 1.
All puppies must be fully vaccinated and healthy to attend class.
All humans must be COVID symptom free to attend class. Masks are required in the building when not actively drinking or eating. Weather permitting, we will open our garage door and include a contained outdoor space (for better air flow too!)
Cost: $99 for 4 sessions.
Monday April 4th
Wednesday April 6th
Friday April 8th.
Monday May 2nd
Wednesday May 4th
Friday May 6th
We promise! You won’t fall asleep! But your dog might... and in this case, we call that a victory! Learning to self-regulate is critical for everyone, including our canine companions, and the ability to relax is a skill that takes time to develop. Relaxing on cue, and for an extended period of time, lowers heart and respiratory rates, and soothes a stressed-out mind. This group class is designed for 4 dogs and their families to gather in a safe, supportive environment and learn or practice our 6 D’s relaxation protocol designed by Dr. Fagen. When a dog learns to relax on cue, the possibilities are endless! When a learner relaxes, tandem therapies can be employed to maximize successful outcomes - learning is enhanced when emotions are stable. Whether you are hoping for a relaxed athlete on the sideline at a sporting event, a consistent signal to inform your enthusiastic dog that it’s time to chill, or a reliable way to help your dog decompress, this class is for you!
TVBC’s Relaxation Class is open to the public. Five-week class with 45-minute sessions.
In person, at our Boulder location, group session with up to 4 dogs:
Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Virtually, group session with up to 4 dogs:
Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Upcoming start dates:
Tuesdays 12:15pm - 1:00pm virtually April 19th - May 17th
Tuesdays 12:15pm - 1:00pm virtually May 24th - June 21st
Thursdays 5:30pm - 6:15pm @ Boulder April 21st - May 19th
Thursdays 5:30pm - 6:15pm @ Boulder May 26th - June 23rd