The group class environment adds an important dimension to your dog’s socialization skills as he learns self-control and focus in the presence of other dogs and people.  All classes are held at our indoor, climate-controlled facility in Hamburg (get Directions) unless otherwise indicated.  Groups are small and intimate, allowing us to provide you and your dog with the personal service and attention you both deserve.   See FAQs for more information.  Please register early to ensure your spot!

Contact us about Northern NJ Dog Training

(for puppies up to 5 months old)
Puppy Preschool
Preppy Puppy
Puppy Combo Program
Puppy Ph.D


Our Puppy Preschool Program emphasizes socialization (learning about the world we live in) and handling (learning to accept touch), and addresses common puppy problems, such as bite inhibition (learning to use mouth appropriately), destructive chewing and potty training, all in a safe and nurturing environment.  Learn remedial exercises designed to prevent unwanted behaviors and to prepare your pup for the next step of his education.  A different topic of interest is offered each week and off-leash puppy playtime is everyone’s favorite part of class!  Preschool is for puppies up to 20 weeks of age, at which time they are eligible to transfer into our Basic I – Family Manners class.  The “revolving enrollment” format allows new puppies to enter the program at any time, thereby enriching your puppy’s overall social experience.  Please see position statement by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior on the benefits of early socialization and learning. See also Ranger’s testimonial.

For Puppies up to 20 weeks of age (enroll by 17 weeks of age*)
Puppy must have completed first 2 rounds of puppy vaccinations OR one (1) round plus written vet permission to attend.

  • Meet Sundays at 1:15 pm for 6 consecutive 1-hour sessions
  • Class tuition includes access to our online library

*Pups 18 weeks or older, please register for Basic 1 – Family Manners (Adult Dog)

$180.00 for 6 sessions


Give your puppy a head start in Puppy Preschool and keep his studies going in Basic 1 – Family Manners (12 sessions total).  Enjoy a partial scholarship on us!

  • Puppy Preschool meets Sundays at 1:15pm for 6 consecutive sessions (up to 20 weeks of age)
  • Your puppy begins Basic 1 – Family Manners at 20 weeks of age x6 sessions.  See Class Schedule

$270.00 (Save 50% on Puppy Preschool!)



PUPPY COMBO PROGRAMcustomer-favorite[1]

2 Privates + Puppy Preschool Class – $470.00 (Save $30)

Save $30 on private training rates. Includes Initial Consult, 1 Follow-up Session and Puppy Preschool Class (6-weeks).



 Your puppy’s entire education (22 sessions) with a partial scholarship on us!  

$550.00 (Save 50% on Puppy Preschool + $40 off Basic 1-3!)


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