Puppy Kindergarten (6 Classes)

  • Thu, March 01, 2018
  • 7:00 PM
  • Thu, April 05, 2018
  • Canine Learning Center 1526 Massachusetts Ave. (Rt. 111) Boxborough, MA


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The brain of a puppy is fully developed at seven weeks of age.  They are capable of learning, but must be handled carefully and instructed properly.  Puppy Kindergarten is the answer to teaching your puppy correctly from the beginning.   Classes are held once a week for six weeks for puppies between 8 weeks and 5 months of age. Fee: $130. 

Enrollment Requirements: Your puppy must be on an age appropriate vaccination protocol in cooperation with your veterinarian.  Please bring a statement from your Veterinarian to the first class indicating your puppy is on a protocol.  

For additional information about Puppy Kindergarten, please contact Doreene Marchesseault at 508-485-4919 or email: deacondoe1@verizon.net   

Give advice on correct socialization and training techniques

Offer help with puppy behavioral problems

Let you know about spaying, neutering, breeding, showing, etc

Describe grooming, healthcare, safety, etc 

Explain how to communicate effectively with your puppy 

Notify you about the Golden Retriever breed in general, Golden clubs  and events

Show you how to train your puppy to be a retriever


  • This is a unique opportunity for you and your puppy to meet, train, and interact with other Golden Retriever puppies and their owners, under supervision of experienced and knowledgeable Yankee Golden Retriever Club members. All breeds and mixed breeds are welcome, with preference given to Golden Retrievers.


  • The first class is a lecture/demonstration. Do not bring your puppy. Notebook and pen will be helpful.
  • You need a buckle collar—3/8"-5/8" wide—leather or nylon webbing. The leash must be 6' in length—3/8" to 5/8" wide— with small snap—either leather or nylon/cotton webbing. Please do not use a retractable leash or choke collar.
  • Dogs must be exercised in the grassy area across the driveway from the training center. You must clean up after your puppy, both inside and outside. Supplies are provided.
  • The floor is covered with rubber matting to prevent slipping, but low heeled shoes are a necessity. Because you will be working with a small puppy, you will find yourself on or close to the floor a good part of the time. Washable, casual clothing is recommended.
  • We encourage all family members to attend. Your family and puppy will benefit if all receive the same information and training instructions. Children who want to come are welcome, and are often the best trainers, but please don't make children come.
  • If your puppy is not feeling up to par on class night, please leave him or her at home, but you should attend to keep up with class material.
  • If the weather is bad, training classes will not be held. If you are unsure, call 774-249-1956 after 4:00PM on class day for information.  A makeup class will be scheduled.       

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