Jump start on all of the important early developmental & learning skills with professional dog trainers guiding your puppy through every step.

What to Expect from Great Puppy! Day School

Our highly skilled, professional trainers are here to make puppy raising easier for you and your family. This 4-week drop-off program provides a safe and structured environment where your puppy gets the training, socialization, enrichment and other valuable life skills they need in order to become a confident, well-rounded companion for your family. We use positive, reward-based training methods making training a FUN experience for your puppy. Here’s what you can expect:

Great Manners

In Great Puppy! Day School, we teach your pup all the behaviors from all four Puppy Preschool topics, many of the behaviors from Manners 1 and MORE!

  • Clicker Intro
  • Touch
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Mat Work
  • Come when Called
  • Leave It
  • Polite People Greetings
  • Non-Greetings with People
  • Managed Walking
  • Focus & Attention
  • Crate Training
  • Potty Training

Socialization, Exposure and Handling

Puppies are in a critical period of their lives where they will start to develop their feelings about the world. Our trainers will expose your pup to many different sights, sounds, textures, people, dogs, and more. We want your pup to have a positive outlook on life and think new sights and sounds are no big deal! Here’s a sample list of things your pup will be exposed to:

  • Medical Equipment
  • Household Items
  • Things with Wheels
  • People with Weird Clothing
  • Novel Items
  • Unsteady Surfaces
  • Shiny Surfaces
  • Loud surfaces
  • Items hanging from above
  • Stairs
  • Ramps
  • Ball Bit
  • Flirt Poll
  • Tunnels

  • Farm Animal Sounds
  • Bird Sounds
  • Wildlife Sounds
  • Car Sounds
  • Siren Sounds
  • City Sounds
  • Playground Sounds
  • Construction Sounds
  • Train Sounds
  • Firework Sounds
  • Doorbell Sounds
  • Storm Sounds
  • Household Sounds
  • Smoke Detector Sounds

We’ll also get your pup ready for happy vet and grooming visits. This includes prepping your pup for nail trims, brushing, vaccinations, and more.

Monitored Group Play With Other Puppies

Our professional trainers are experts in doggie body language and play. Your pup will be specifically placed with other puppies that match your dog’s play style and energy level so that this is a fun experience for your puppy. We want your pup to learn how to play well with other dogs, how to listen and read their body language and how to take breaks and come back to you when appropriate. 

You'll Also Receive:

  • Two 40-Minute Private Lessons to help you with all things puppy! This lesson can include transferring the Manners 1 behaviors to you, or other problems you might be having at home with your pup.
  • Daily verbal updates on your puppy’s progress at pick up as well as weekly report cards, and emails updating you on everything your pup learned that week and how you can continue that training at home.
  •  Access to our Great Puppy! Day School Facebook Support Group – Once enrolled in our Great Puppy! Day School program, you’ll get expert, timely assistance from our trainers about any puppy problems that may pop up. You’re welcome to ask questions, share successes, and even connect with your pup’s school friends. We will also share updates on the puppies play groups, training sessions and socialization experiences. 

Enrollment Information

  • Puppies must be 16 weeks or younger at the start of the program.
  • Puppies must have their second set of vaccinations at least five days prior to school starting, a negative fecal within one week of school starting, and a clean bill of health.
  • Great Puppy! Day School will run Monday – Thursday for 4 weeks
    (16 consecutive days unless modified holiday schedule or weather related closure). Drop-off from 7:30am – 8am / Pick-up from 12:30pm – 1pm. 
  • Our Great Puppy! Day School is just $120 per day.  The full amount of the 16- day program is $1,920 and is due at time of enrollment. Space is limited.

To enroll, or for further information give us a call at 214-297-3000.  Our GPDS coordinator, Stephanie, will be happy to answer all your questions.