Puppy Kindergarten

Puppy classes are suspended until University regulations change. If you’d like information about classes we recommend, or if you have other questions, please contact the Behavioral Medicine service. 

Resources for families with a new puppy:

Finding a Qualified Trainer or Behavior Consultant

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) Position Statements

Fear Free Happy Homes Puppies 101

Transparency in Dog Training video from Jean Donaldson

Books:

  • Perfect Puppy in 7 Days: How to Start Your Puppy Off Right by Sophia Yin
  • Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog by Kenneth and Debbie Martin
  • Before and After You Get Your Puppy by Ian Dunbar

Video:

  • Puppy Culture - The Powerful First 12 weeks a DVD by Jane Killion

Additional resources for families with children:

dog bite prevention video for families everywhere telling the story of a dog’s experiences from the child’s perspective, followed by the same story told through the dog’s eyes, which clearly shows the tragic effects of misunderstanding our family dogs: https://youtu.be/ABDrhNBwdpk

Books:

  • Doggy Do's & Don'ts by Emily D. Levine DVM DACVB, Sarah Rachel Glazer (Illustrator)
  • Tell Your Dog You're Pregnant by Lewis Kirkham
  • Tell Your Cat You're Pregnant by Lewis Kirkham
  • Living with Kids and Dogs…Without Losing Your Mind by Colleen Pelar

Videos:

  • Every Picture Tells a Story, An Educational Aid for Children (25-Minute Video) by Ian Dunbar

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