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  • Body Handling & Collar Handling

  • Posessiveness over food/toys Prevention - Trade!

  • Grooming and/or Vet Prep

  • Conditioning to Nail Trims

  • Name Recognition

  • Impulse Control Games

  • Focus and Attention Games

  • Good Manners Reinforced

  • Recall/Coming When Called

  • Off-leash Connection

  • Play with other puppies

  • Settle on a Bed/Place

  • Self Control Around Food

What can be covered in Jumpstart:


  • Housetraining

  • Crate Training

  • Socialization with People

  • Exposure to Sounds (thunder, fireworks, etc.

  • Exposure to different environments

  • Socialization to different surfaces

  • Group Class Participation

  • Platform Work

  • Introduction to Shaping/Problem Solving

  • Retrieve & Tug

  • Body Awareness for Injury Prevention

  • Time with a mentor dog for good behavior

How it Works: 

1) New Students: click here to purchase your 5-day package. 
New student package includes 1-hour Right Start lesson with an instructor on your puppy's first day. 
Price: $525
plus tax

Current Students Enrolled in a Puppy Class: click here to purchase your 5-day package. 
Price: $475
plus tax

2) Contact our office at 860-646-5033 to set up your puppy's training days



A Glimpse at Jumpstart

  • What are the age requirements for a puppy to attend Jumpstart Kindergarten, "Puppy Day School"?"
    Puppies between the ages of 8-16 weeks old are able to attend our Jumpstart Kindergarten program.
  • What are the vaccination requirements for puppies attending Jumpstart?
    We do require that they have received their first set of shots at least 7 days prior to attending our program and encourage that all puppies continue their Veterinarian's recommended vaccination protocol as the puppy continues to attend the program.
  • What are the hours for Jumpstart Kindergarten?
    Currently our hours are Monday - Friday: Drop-off occurs at 9:00 AM. Pick-up is scheduled at drop-off and is between 3:00 PM and 5:30 PM. We have early drop off between 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM and that must be scheduled in advance.
  • What does a typical day in the life of a Jumpstart puppy look like while in the program?
    Your puppy will be checked in and will then settle in a comfortable crate while other dogs are checked in. We have low dog to trainer ratio, average 3 dogs to 1 trainer daily. After all dogs are checked in, the trainer will begin getting the dogs out for their sessions. They will be given an opportunity to potty, are worked, provided fresh water throughout the day, and then are given time to rest between sessions. Intermittently, they may also play with other appropriate puppies and/or dogs that are attending school, as well. Play is always supervised and structured, and puppies are never set up to feel overwhelmed or overstimulated. We keep sessions short and sweet to provide optimal learning and experiences. At the end of the day, you will receive a detailed report card covering your puppy's adventures. If you have any questions, you are encouraged to reach out to the office at and we will provide ample support throughout the program.
  • My puppy is super confident, almost too much so. Would my puppy benefit from this program?"
    Absolutely. We build impulse control into every session with your puppy, introducing environmental cues that will enable your puppy to learn to practice control and good manners without you constantly having to say "Off" or "Leave It". Puppies with a lot of confidence can be over-exuberant and passionate in their approach to all things in life. We definitely to do not curb or suppress that enthusiasm, but channel into it more appropriate and healthier behavior.
  • Do I feed my puppy before I bring him to Jumpstart?
    Please do not feed your puppy. Bring his breakfast and lunch with him, and we will work on using it during his enrichment sessions, as well as during his training sessions.
  • How many times a week should my puppy attend?
    We do encourage a minimum of twice a week, but may reccommend 3-5 times a week once we have spent the day with your puppy. Puppies that are shy, demonstrating fear behaviors, that are growling or snapping when meeting new dogs or new people, are encouraged to take a more immersive approach, with an expectation of 4-5 days per week for 3-4 weeks. Due to the critical socialization window (between 8-16 weeks), it is very important that they get this structured exposure to help prevent unwanted behavior from sticking around as they mature.
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