Starting Your Pup Off on the Right Paw!
Dogs between the ages of 3 and 6 months old have the opportunity to learn basic manners and social skills in a fun-filled, safe environment. Our program is dedicated to reinforcing important life skills, such as housebreaking, problem-solving, and puppy etiquette. Your pup is sure to make tons of friends in a fun and safe environment during social playgroup sessions designed to build confidence in your canine and teach them how to interact with other dogs.
*Not offered at Lodo location
Socialization is a key part of setting your pup up for success and is more effective the earlier it is done. By having your dog attend Puppy Preschool, they will be more comfortable when meeting new friends.
It takes time for new pups to feel confident and understand their surroundings. Our crate training and potty walks are the perfect tools to allow you to feel comfortable leaving your dog home alone.
Problem Solving Skills
Puppies are very curious and their minds need constant stimulation to keep them on top of their game. Puppy Preschool challenges your dog through interactive games and toys so their minds keep developing.
Sessions with other puppies of all sizes to practice gentle play and socialization.
Crate training and potty walks spread throughout the day to help with housebreaking and leash skills.
Outside breaks at least 6 times a day for fresh air and comfort with new surroundings.
Interactive games and toys to develop problem-solving skills.
Consistent use of simple commands to reinforce good manners.
The Puppy Preschool program is available 7 days a week from open to close.
Puppy Preschool Daily Schedule:
At opening: Social or Individual Potty Walk
10am: Social Play Session (20-30 min)
12:30pm: Social Play Session (20-30 min)
3pm: Social Play Session (20-30 min)
5:30pm: Social Potty Walk
At closing: Social or Individual Potty Walk
We do not use the commands “Heel”, “Down”, or “Come” during preschool. Those commands take longer training sessions with owner and puppy. Instead, we focus on commands that reinforce puppy manners.
Here's what some of your neighbors are saying about their dog boarding experiences at City Bark!
"I took my 12 week old puppy here for puppy preschool and he had a GREAT experience! I was able to watch everything going on from the doc cam which was really cool. Also, the staff there made sure to keep the play area clean, filled waters, and pet the dogs while they were socializing."
"My puppy was so excited to come back that she practically dragged me through the doors."