Puppy Preschool

Puppy Preschool is a great way to help boost your puppy's confidence, while also getting a head start on training before attending a Puppy Kindergarten! 

PUPPY PRESCHOOL is for puppies between 8 weeks and 15 weeks of age. This class gets puppies off on the right paw using positive reinforcement techniques, while also giving them some some time to spend with their peers. Come once, or come to as many as you'd like! This class is great for those who would like a jump start prior to a Puppy Kindergarten class!

Topics to be covered will include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding canine behavior and communication.
  • House Training
  • Biting/Mouthing
  • Socialization
  • How positive reinforcement works and why we use it.
  • Problem solving.
  • Problem prevention.
Items Needed

Standard flat collar and a 6 ft standard leash. Correctly fitted body-harnesses are also allowed. Pinch collars, head halters, electronic collars, or retractable leashes are not permitted. Small, bite-sized, treats in a pouch or bag.


There are no prerequisites to attend Puppy Preschool.


This class is $25. Fees for classes are subject to change and are non-refundable. For more information about our refund policy, visit our Training Class FAQ page.

Does your dog consistently react strongly to humans or other dogs?

Reactive dogs have a hard time focusing on their owner during the class making it hard for them to learn and retain the information they are being taught. If you are unsure if your dog will be successful in a group training class, a Drop-In training class is a great way to see if your dog is able to learn in the busy environment our training center provides.

If you have any concerns about the behaviors your dog displays, please email dogtraining@arl-iowa.org or call (515) 473-9131.


Click on the button below and scroll to find the class date you would like to attend. You will be walked through the online registration process. Payment will be through the online registration system. No registration will be considered confirmed without payment.