The best start for your pup
Your puppy's formative first months at home with you are so important. Starting socialization/training as early as possible is advised. Our Puppy Day School Program is carefully curated for puppies between 8-18 weeks of age at the start date. Solid foundation behaviors and/or robust socialization programs are planned and executed by our expert trainers.
We have two (2) packages to choose from to meet your needs: ULTIMATE PUPPY | SOCIAL PUPPY
All programs run Monday – Thursday with the exception of modified holiday schedules.
A bit more about each package and their weekly options:
THE ULTIMATE PUPPYProgram Details
Basic manners training, puppy socialization +
two (2) private sessions
- 4 week program includes two (2) private training session
- Add-on training options also available to extend your program
Your pup will learn all of their foundational manners skills, receive appropriate and robust daily socialization, and you'll receive weekly videos to keep you on track at home to maintain those new behaviors. Plus you get two (2) private training sessions at RMDT with your puppy's instructor to transfer the skills they learn at school and answer any questions you may have. We're on your team to get their exercise, training and enrichment needs met through the very important formative first months.
THE SOCIAL PUPPYProgram Details
Full spectrum puppy socialization for busy households
- Available in 1 and 2 week options
Puppy Socialization is where we set the stage for a dog's emotions about the world for their entire life. In this short window of brain development, we work to reduce and/or prevent instances of fear and stress, build your puppy's confidence and optimism about the world at large and increase resiliency or bounce-back ability. Activities run on a rotation with each day's activities focusing on varied aspects of socialization.
This is a great alternative option to having a daily dog-walker come and visit your puppy every day and an investment in your puppy's future.
Puppy Day School at a Glance
Watch our informative and adorable Program Overview.
Choose An Option From Our Packages
Please review the Puppy Day School Program overview page before making your selection.
Our Training Style
We use humane, positive reinforcement style training that aligns with most current scientific research on animal learning and best ethical practices. Our well-vetted training plans are intended to optimize speed in learning and retention for the dog using rewards-based training. Families are busy, our job is to make this process as efficient and fun as possible. We are strongly against punitive methods in training. To learn more about our guiding principles, check out the LIMA position statement from the APDT here.
Our training team is committed to staying up on the best practices in dog behavior & learning through participation in continuing education programs, scientific publications, books, seminar DVDs, and of course through participating in ongoing discussion groups with our respected colleagues across the front range.
Ultimate Puppy Day School is the absolute best!!! I can't say enough great things about Val and the other trainers at day school. Our puppy not only learned so many invaluable socialization skills, but her obedience skills are awesome! Such a great investment for your puppy and for your family!!
This was worth every penny. The attention to detail and consideration that the trainers show is second to none. In the Ultimate Puppy Day School program, I got daily pictures and videos of my dog learning and playing, she went on four different field trips with the trainers, I received a detailed report card at the end of each week, had two private hour long training sessions, and was given a ton of training material to keep her on track at home.
We did the 4-week Ultimate Puppy Day School program and even added on some additional time. Luna has learned so much under their watch and is amazing walking on leash and hiking. She is great with other dogs she meets and gained a ton of confidence. Luna absolutely loved coming to school and didn't want to leave! I highly recommend taking a puppy here!
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