Puppy University

A wonderful option to start your puppy on the right track

Starting Between 8-14 Weeks of Age

Puppies join us for a semester where they are dropped off at school in the morning for a full day of training, proper exposure, and fun!

This is a specialized puppy program where your puppy will learn proper crate training, exposure to new things, basic obedience, and introductions to basic things like vet visits, new people, and groomers.

The program runs Monday through Friday, allowing you can customize how many times per week you come.

3 days a week
4 days a week
5 days a week

You will enroll in an 8 or 16-week program.
(Enrollment into the 8-week program will not guarantee extension space into the 16-week program)

Drop off is between 7 and 8:30AM
Pickup between 5 and 7 PM

Pricing: $35/Day

*Unexcused absences can lead to dismissal from the program*


Eligible puppies must be between the ages of 8 weeks and 14 weeks. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to these enrollment ages.

Before setting up the consultation, puppies must be up-to-date with their vaccinations and pass a fecal exam indicating no parasites. We require a minimum of 2 rounds of DHPP and 1 round of Bordetella to begin the program.

*All puppies will need to have a puppy check-up at the Vet before attending, even if they come from a place that gave puppy vaccinations*

We require all parents to take a Puppy 101 class and Puppy Preschool.

How To Enroll

If your puppy meets the requirements and you wish to register them, please email the required vaccinations and fecal test to training@pawspetresort.com We require proof of vaccinations and clear fecal testing prior to setting up a consultation. Please allow up to a week before a consultation appointment. (Puppies still need to start before 14 weeks old)

Enrollment Fee -$275 (Includes items listed below)

  • Slip Leash (you pick out color)
  • 2 Puppy Pre-School Sessions
  • Elevated Place Bed
  • Nail Trim Every Week
  • 15% off Puppy 101 Class
  • 1-3 baths
  • Treats throughout the program (unless known allergies)

Things to Know:

This program was intended for the puppy's best interest long term. We have some requirements the owners must be able to commit to, such as crate training, scheduled feeding, time commitments, and signing up for continued training. Puppy University is just the start of a long-term commitment to training with your dog.

What The Puppies Learn

  • Intro to Obedience Commands like Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Heel, Place, Leave It
  • Potty and Crate Training
  • Leash and Walking Training
  • Nipping and Bite Inhibition Training
  • Socialization
  • Calm Threshold Training
  • Recall Training
  • Feeding Schedule To Stick To
  • Desensitization and Familiarization Training with loud noises and common household appliances
  • Grooming, Handling, and Teeth Brushing Training
  • Rules and Boundaries Training
  • Generalization Training (working around distractions)

What the Owners Learn

  • How to properly crate train and potty train
  • How to handle the leash and work through pulling
  • How to follow through with the commands your puppy knows
  • Proper Instruction on rewards, timing, and consistency
  • How to motivate your dog to work with you
  • How to deal with problem behaviors
  • How to work around distractions


Every puppy university student is required to sign up for Puppy 101 and 2 sessions of Puppy Preschool. We can train your puppy to be the best, but we need to train the owners too.

Puppy 101

Puppy 101 is our introductory obedience group class. They run for 7 consecutive weeks for 50 minutes. We teach all the puppies and owners the basic commands like place, sit, down, stay, etc.

Puppy Preschool

These sessions are the prerequisite for Puppy 101 and teach owners how to build good habits before bad ones can begin. We go over the basics of luring, crate, and potty training, tips and tricks, and the first puppy commands. These run the first 3 Saturdays of the month at 10 AM. Each enrollment fee covers the 2 required sessions with the option to join more based on the trainer's advice.

Private Lessons

We offer private lessons for any more education owners or puppies may need. We have a special rate of $50/hour or $25/half hour.

"So grateful for Paws Pet Resort Puppy University! The trainers and staff are fantastic and we learned so much right along with our pup! So worth the investment and time if you want a well behaved dog" - Lucy's Owner, Shauna.

"We could talk about Paws Pet Resort all day and will never stop recommending them. The staff and trainers are some of the most amazing people you will ever meet and we knew that our puppy, Finn, was in the best of hands when it came to his training and care. At 8 weeks old, we decided to enroll Finn in Puppy University, which was the best decision we ever made and completely worth it! He not only learned basic commands but was also crate and potty trained and was desensitized to a wide arrange of new environments, including other dogs, people, grooming, and loud noises. We are just so happy and privileged to be a part of this wonderful community!" -Finn's Owners, Shanya and Nick.

"Puppy University changed our lives!! Taz attended Puppy University and the Master's class through Paws and is SO SO well trained. We were extremely impressed with the expertise knowledge of staff and genuine care and love for our puppy. Taz received world class training and all the love and attention. I adore the employees and made several long-lasting connections. Thank you so much PAWS PUPPY UNIVERSITY. We would recommend Puppy U over and over again. Our only wish was to continue sending Taz to Puppy U forever" - Taz's Owner, Brandy.