Classes & Other Fun & Educational Activities

We believe in adopting through shelters & rescues!   See our special rates for recently rescued dogs!

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Special Fun Classes for Pups & Their People!

Offered Year-Round

We offer a variety of special small group classes throughout the year including fun games to play with your pup that will help your pup develop new skills.  These classes are limited to those who have taken at least one other class with The Puppy School.  You and your pup will learn many new things and have a blast doing it!

$35/class (Classes last 1 hour and 10 minutes)

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Learning about Dogs for Kids

Offered Year-Round

Temporarily Suspended during COVID.  

The Puppy School offers special activities for children (ages 4 to 9) to teach them about dogs.  Whether you have a dog or not, this is a great opportunity for all children to learn appreciation for animals, especially dogs.   We'll learn about caring for, and communicating with, our canine companions, and we'll learn how to play some fun games with them too! 😊  All family members are welcome to join!  Contact us for more information.


Puppy Kindergarten & Other Group Classes (for Puppies only) 

Spring - Fall 

Classes are ongoing!  New classes start twice monthly.    

Puppy Kindergarten is a series of 3 one hour classes offered over a two week period.  A great foundational class that every pup and their person should take and a great opportunity for your pup to socialize with other pups!  $75  

Level 1 Small Group classes  are a series of 3 classes offered over a 2 week period that build on what puppies learned in Kindergarten and go beyond the basics to help you further build a positive relationship with your pup.    $105  


Email or call for class schedules.  We offer both weekend and weekday classes.  All classes are outdoors and are limited to a maximum of 4 pups/class to ensure all receive individual attention.   All puppies older than 16 weeks must take a private class before enrolling in group classes to ensure proper placement.  See our "Policies" page for more information.

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Puppy Hikes!

Offered Year-Round

If you are currently enrolled (i.e., you have taken at least one class or joined on a Puppy Playdate in the past 30 days with The Puppy School), please join us for fun easy hikes with your pup!  We have lots of fun, get exercise, and learn some helpful hiking etiquette.  This is also a great opportunity for puppies to socialize.  Pups must be fully vaccinated & have permission to participate from The Puppy School.  

No charge for current enrolees! 


Private Classes

(for Puppies & Adult Dogs)

Offered Year-Round

Private individualized one hour classes for puppies and adult dogs are tailored to your needs. Schedule at your convenience.


Puppies as young as 9 weeks can benefit from private classes. And, recently-rescued adult dogs of whatever age can also benefit greatly from private individualized classes.  Classes include everything from basic to advanced training for you and your canine companion.  Everything that makes for a good and happy relationship!   All classes are outdoors.

$79/One hour class 

We offer a special discount of $45/one hour class for recently adopted --within 1 month -- pups and adult dogs adopted through official shelters and non-breed-specific 501c3 rescue organizations.  Please share the adoption papers if you wish to qualify for this special rate. 

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Puppy PlayDates at The Puppy School

Offered Year-Round

Drop-Off Puppy Playdates are held at the beautiful fully-fenced one acre campus of The Puppy School in Fort Collins.  Wonderful opportunity for pups to socialize with other pups in a safe environment.  All pups must be fully vaccinated and must have taken at least one class with The Puppy School.  Puppy Playdates are by invitation only.   Cost of the 2 hour drop-off Puppy Playdate is $30.


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 "Stay Safe" Outdoor Classes in Fort Collins


We ask that only one member of the family accompany your pup/dog to class.  Properly worn masks are required for those who are not fully vaccinated against COVID 19 until such precautions are no longer necessary.  We practice social distancing  during class.  This pertains to both private and small group classes.  Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer immediately before class begins.  Thank you for your kind cooperation.  We look forward to working with you!