Puppy Preschool: Life Skills for Good Dogs


Fall is a great time for you and your pup to learn together. 

Puppy preschool aims to give your young puppy it's best start. One of the most important aspects of puppy raising is positive, safe socialization. By exposing a puppy to different sights, sounds, textures, people and animals, you help to prevent bad behaviours in the future. 

We recognize that young puppies have short attention spans. However, the learning they are capable of at this age is immense! We will touch on short, FUN games to play with your puppy on a daily basis. They will emphasize focus on the human, recall, and name recognition. Puppy preschool offers a great start to your life together before starting more formal training in Puppygarten.

Each class will start inside Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital. We will make use of the local parks, cafés and other urban learning environments.

Classes are limited to 6 puppies. There are 5 weeks of 30 minute sessions.


Your puppy must be between 3-6 months old (3-7 months for giant breeds,) and up to date on their DAPP vaccinations. Have an older puppy? Register for Puppygarten instead!


Our fearless leader is Shona Gagnon, dog sport lover and mom to two fox terriers and one Plott Hound. We are so lucky to have her back for this semester! Shona is a very experienced puppy trainer, and has even trained Pacific Assistance Dog pups. Shona is committed to positive training, with fun, praise and treats motivating a dog to make good choices. Her warm, enthusiastic, detailed teaching style creates the perfect learning environment for pets and their people.


Classes start soon: September 27 to October 25, 2018! Please register for September 27 date only. There are two times available, 6:45pm and 7:30pm. 


Powered by Eventbrite
**IMPORTANT** Please register your puppy for classes ONLY on the September 27, 2018 start date. Full refunds are available up to 7 days before class starts. After that time, no refund is available, sorry, due to our limited class size and availability. If the class is full, you are welcome to purchase a free “waiting list” ticket, and we will contact you if space becomes available, and when future classes are announced.

Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital

Our integrative neighbourhood vet clinic offers holistic care for your pets, such as herbal medicine, nutritional consultations, vaccinations and titre testing, and chiropractic care, as well as conventional medicine, spay/neuter surgeries and dentistry. Our Pounce & Hound Fine Pet Goods store stocks high quality food, nutritional supplements, gear and toys.

We invite you to peek inside our hospital, get a sense of What we are all about, and give us a call 778-478-7088 to book a consultation for your best friend.