Jumpstart® for Young Puppies

8 Weeks to 5 Months

"Play is the Work of Puppies, so Training Should be Fun"

Jumpstart for Young Puppies

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Our Jumpstart Curriculum for Young Puppies begins with potty training, teaching good social skills, building your puppy’s confidence (and yours), and teaching your puppy how to communicate with us. It all begins on Day 1.

Our Daily Curriculum Includes;

  • Daylong Potty Training (plus ringing bells to potty outside),
  • Daily training outside and in our temperature-controlled Nursery,
  • Sit, Down, Go to Bed, Recall (Come!), Walk nicely on a leash, Greet new dogs politely,
  • Safe Socialization (Social Skills) via carefully moderated play with an emphasis on good manners and impulse control.

Jumpstart is an All-Inclusive Program offering private time when you need it plus Saturday morning class for you and your family (children are welcome).

Your puppy can begin as early as 8 weeks old, or as soon as you’ve had a Well Puppy Exam with your vet.

The best way to get started is to bring your puppy for a visit to the Jumpstart Nursery. It’s a great way to socialize your puppy and learn about our program.

To get started, schedule a visit with your puppy.

If you are in a hurry or have questions, please call us at 415-453-4515. We would love to hear from you.

Puppy Socialization - When to Start?



Answer: Immediately.

Things have changed. Years ago we waited till puppies had all their shots before taking them outdoors. Today we get them to classes and into programs at 8 weeks old.

What’s Changed?

Recent studies reveal puppies have protective antibodies from their mothers which provide considerable protection.

The Good News

Puppies that are socialized as early as 8 weeks old develop better social skills and confidence than puppies that are held back.

The Imperative of Early Socialization

How important is it? You may be surprised.

Check out this great source.

How to Socialize your Puppy?

Learn more here: Socializing Your Puppy Safely.