Please Use the Calendar Below to Reserve Your Pet’s Spot!

About Puppy Kindergarten
Mount Laurel Animal Hospital offers classes for puppies under 14 weeks of age (and their owners). During early stages of development, it is very important that puppies get lots of positive learning opportunities. One of the most important things you can do for your new canine family member is to teach them as puppies to accept and be comfortable with a variety of people, places, sights and sounds.

Our goal is to help you set your new canine family member up for long-term success in your home, by providing them with these essential learning opportunities. Puppy kindergarten serves to help puppies learn to handle stress and new situations well as an adult. Additionally, the class will provide owner education in all aspects of canine development and behavior problem prevention and resolution. Owners can utilize this early experience to create a confident, comfortable, and loving member of their household and community.

The series includes five, 50-minute puppy kindergarten classes held at Mount Laurel Animal Hospital.

Who Can Attend
All puppies under 14 weeks of age (at the beginning of class) are encouraged to join puppy kindergarten. Owners may bring family members, including children (as long as they are 3 years of age or older) to class. If bringing a child to class, a second (supervising) adult should attend to ensure safety for the child and the puppies attending class.

These learning opportunities for puppies are critical but should not be done at the expense of their physical well-being and health, therefore, to ensure that all puppies are healthy and protected from infectious disease, each puppy must be properly vaccinated (for their age) and examined by a veterinarian at least 7 days before the start of class. A veterinary health form for proof of exam and vaccination, to be filled out by a veterinarian, can be obtained by downloading the form online. Bring this form with you to the first day of class.

Registration and Fees
The cost for the entire 5-week course is $250. Payments can be made by credit card over the phone. You will be contacted by phone or e-mail to confirm registration.
A final confirmation of your puppy's enrollment will be sent no later than one week prior to the start of class.

Payments are non-refundable unless the class you request is full. Space is limited – owners are encouraged to sign up early!

Questions?
Please email [email protected] with questions concerning the class or registration.

Remember
Have your veterinarian complete the veterinary health form and bring it to the first day of class.

About Basic Manners $300
Mount Laurel Animal Hospital is now offering basic manners dog training classes for dogs over the age of 14 weeks (and their owners). Basic Manners will help dogs learn essential skills for living in their homes.  Skills covered will include: sit, down, touch, coming when called, leave it, look, loose leash walking skills, and stay.  If your dog already knows some of these skills our instruction staff can give you tips & tricks to improve your dog’s skill set and add fun challenges.

The series includes five, 50-minute basic manners classes held at Mount Laurel Animal Hospital.

Who Can Attend
All dogs over the age of 14 weeks can attend.  Dogs that are younger may be a better fit for Puppy Kindergarten.  Puppy Kindergarten graduates can attend basic manners classes.

Learning basic manners is important, but should not be done at the expense of their physical well-being and health, therefore, to ensure that all dogs are healthy and protected from infectious disease, each dog must be properly vaccinated (for their age. A veterinary health form for proof of exam and vaccination, to be filled out by a veterinarian, can be obtained by downloading the form online. Bring this form with you to the first day of class.

Registration and Fees
The cost for the entire 5-week course is $300. Payments can be made by credit card over the phone. You will be contacted by phone or e-mail to confirm registration. A final confirmation of your dog’s enrollment will be sent no later than one week prior to the start of class. Payments are non-refundable unless the class you request is full. Space is limited – owners are encouraged to sign up early!

Questions?
Please email [email protected] with questions concerning the class or registration.

Remember
Have your veterinarian complete the veterinary health form and bring it to the first day of class.

Puppy Socials • $25 Per Session
Do you have a new puppy between the ages of 8 and 22 weeks? Join us for Puppy Socials to provide your puppy with valuable socialization to set them up for success in your home!

What is a Puppy Social? This is a half-hour session with certified trainer Jen Bragan, CPDT-KA, is designed to set your new puppy up for success as an adult. Our behavioral medicine staff will review how to socialize your puppy safely and effectively to new people, animals and the environment. Socialization is critical to ensure your puppy grows up to be a confident, well acclimated adult. Staff will answer your questions about puppy behaviors and help facilitate positive interactions between your puppy and the other puppies and puppy parents attending class.

Puppy socials are designed to help you and your family receive basic guidance on puppy challenges you are having without making a commitment to the 6-week puppy kindergarten class. Ask behavioral medicine staff about house training, chewing, mouthing, jumping or other behaviors that you need help with and give your new canine family member the chance to play and interact with other dogs and unfamiliar people. Come to a single session or come to each session until your puppy it too old to attend any longer (22 weeks of age). Puppy socials will give you and your new puppy the tools to have a long, successful relationship.

Puppy socials are subject to change and cancellation due to inclement weather. Please call the hospital to confirm your social prior to arriving for your session.

Typical Class Schedules

Puppy Socials Up to 16 weeks - Every Monday at 11:30pm & 5:30pm
Puppy Socials 16-22 weeks - Every Monday at 12pm & 5pm (this is the new time)
Puppy Kindergarten - Select Mondays at 6pm (please fill out the form for more information on start days)
Basic Manners - Select Mondays at 7pm (please fill out the form for more information on start days)