Tiny & Lil Tykes (0-25 lbs)


This class is taught by:

Kira Moyer, CPDT-KA

Wonder Trainer 
Kira joined the Wonder Puppy team in 2016. Her passions include working with the herding, sporting, and working breeds, and she has experience in competition obedience and agility with her own dogs. Kira has been working with dogs since her teenage years when her pups, Opus, a senior Beagle, and Brody, an Australian Cattle Dog, inspired her to learn more about canine body language and effective interspecies communication. More recently, she enjoyed working with goats on commercial farms before moving back home to Portland and building a career working with dogs. Kira now lives in SE Portland with her partner, a school of fish, and their two canine companions - a sweet Pointer mix, Dax and an eager Miniature American Shepherd, Bear.
 
Specialties Include: Bringing Puppy Home, Socialization, Basic Skills, Common Puppy Issues, Appropriate Play, Introducing New Family Members, Good Puppy Course, Great Puppy Course, Leash Reactivity
Social Puppy is the most important first class you will ever take with your dog - for puppies 9-20 weeks of age! This class includes a combination of appropriate play training and bite prevention exercises. Social Puppy references the 5 stages of play to assess your dog's sociability and uses WoGo® Techniques to encourage good habits. WoGo-based play is not just about being socially confident, it's also about being socially appropriate. It's about balancing the "go-go-go" with the "whoa!" so your puppy learns how to self-regulate when nervous or over-excited. Each session includes two trainers who will help you navigate playtime, breaks, connection with you around other puppies, and worldly socialization exercises. It will help teach your puppy how to soften her mouth and teach you both how to speak dog!

When should you start? ASAP after 9 weeks of age! You only get one puppyhood and the first 20 weeks the most critical time! It's kind of like getting puppy vaccines for preventing fearfulness and aggression. Classes are by size: Tiny Tykes (up to 12lbs), Little Tykes (12-25lbs), & Big Tykes (25-55lbs)

Level: Beginner
Ages: 9 weeks to 5 months
Length: 1 hour
Cost: $25 per Session, or 5-Session Package for $115
Cancelation Policy: 24 hours notice to receive credit or refund. To cancel: log in, go to the day you have scheduled, and click "cancel".
Vaccination Requirement: First set of puppy shots + 7 days. Click here for Veterinarian Recommendation.
*If your puppy has had ANY sneezing, coughing, vomiting, or diarrhea, or lethargy within 24 hours, you MAY NOT attend class.
*This class is not for every puppy. Some puppies don't enjoy being enclosed in a small space with other youngsters. Some will prefer less stimulating environments, nature and/or older dogs. We let the puppies tell us what will help them best, and sometimes that's a good referral out. We will recommend whatever will help them thrive the best!:)
Pre-Requisite: Sorry, but for physical safety, puppies go to dog parks or non-puppy-specific daycares are NOT ALLOWED to attend Social Puppy Class.

WP Recommendations:
-Dogs need a minimum of 20 positive play experiences by 20 weeks of age with 20 different pups - at least 2 times per week during their critical brain development.
-For best results, take the Good Puppy Course for basic training, and read "Calming Signals" by Turid Rugaas.

 


Upcoming classes:

  • Class Full
    Wed Jan 23 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kira Moyer, CPDT-KA
  • Class Full
    Wed Jan 30 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kira Moyer, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Feb 06 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kira Moyer, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Feb 13 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kira Moyer, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Feb 20 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kira Moyer, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Feb 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kira Moyer, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Mar 06 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kira Moyer, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Mar 13 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kira Moyer, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Mar 20 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kira Moyer, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Mar 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kira Moyer, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Apr 03 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kira Moyer, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Apr 10 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kira Moyer, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Apr 17 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kira Moyer, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Apr 24 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kira Moyer, CPDT-KA
  • Wed May 01 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kira Moyer, CPDT-KA
  • Wed May 08 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kira Moyer, CPDT-KA
  • Wed May 15 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kira Moyer, CPDT-KA