Jumpstart® Curriculum

Jumpstart® Curriculum

What Your Puppy Will Learn in the Jumpstart Program

Welcome to Jumpstart®
Meet a Few of our Puppies

The Jumpstart Puppy Program is a 4-week, daylong school for puppies 8 weeks to 6 months old.

Welcome to the Jumpstart Program

Our Jumpstart Nursery is an optimal learning environment where puppies learn to; race back when you call outdoors, heel in leash walks, go lay down on their bed, stay, greet other dogs politely, Go Say Hi! (sit to greet new people instead of jumping), and ring the potty bells to go outside.

For you and your family we offer Saturday classes, weekly training guides, and videos of your puppy in training. These personalized videos help you understand what your puppy is learning and how to practice at home.

Our team is also available daily to answer your questions, practice new skills, and solve challenges as they arise.

Jumpstart® Curriculum

“Play is the Work of Puppies”

– Hillary Alexander

Training and play are woven into each activity as puppies learn one-one-one and in small groups. We also supervise and moderate play to instill a sense of impulse control.

What Your Puppy Will Learn.
  • Daylong Potty Training plus learning to ring the potty bells to go out,
  • Laser focus – We develop this vital skill in our puppies to prepare them for rapid, effortless learning. This ultra-focused state of mind translates to more attentive puppies with better impulse control. 
  • Proximity Imperative – Our puppies learn how to stay close and come back quickly, anytime, anywhere.
  • Lightning-fast Recall – wherever, whenever you call, your puppy will race back at top speed. We train this critical skill daily in multiple outdoor locations.
  • Go to Bed and lay down
  • Stay till released.
  • Heel in on-leash walks
  • Go Say Hi!®  Say Goodbye to jumping, lunging, and barking when your puppy walks over and sits to greet new people.


To Get Started, Bring Your Puppy for a Visit!

Visits to the Nursery are great for getting acquainted and learning about our Program.

We look forward to seeing you and your puppy in the Nursery!

Jumpstart® Puppy Program
Jumpstart® for young puppies

“You truly saved my life. Knowing he was in such good hands each day was a relief. Our family learned so much from you and your videos were all so helpful as well as the Saturday classes.”

Lisa and Paul Levin

A Puppy’s First Day in the Jumpstart® Program

Meet Goji, a 5 month old Australian Shepherd puppy on Day 1 in the Jumpstart Program.

A Puppy’s First Day in the Jumpstart® Program

Meet Goji, a 5 month old Australian Shepherd puppy on Day 1 in the Jumpstart Program.

Jumpstart® Daily Schedule

Monday – Thursday
8:30 am – 3:00 pm

8:30 to 9:30 am Puppy drop-off
9:30 to Noon Outdoor Training and Play
Noon to 1:00 pm Lunch and Naptime
1:30 to 2:30 pm One-on-one Training, Small Group Play
2:30 to 3:00 pm Puppy Pick-up
3:00 pm Close