Puppy Kindergarten

Training for Golden Retriever Puppies

The brain of a puppy is fully developed at seven weeks of age. Pups are capable of learning, but must be handled carefully and instructed properly. Puppy Kindergarten is the answer to teaching your puppy correctly from the beginning.

Classes are designed for the very young puppy and are taught by Jan Bramhall, with other experienced instructors and assistants. Puppy kindergarten will help you to successfully socialize, raise, and train your new Golden Retriever puppy.

Yankee Golden Retriever Club Puppy Kindergarten will:

All This and More!

This is a unique opportunity for you and your puppy to meet, train, and interact with other puppies and their owners, under supervision of experienced and knowledgeable Yankee Golden Retriever Club members. Golden Retriever puppies have preference, but other breeds are accepted if there is space in the class.

Puppy Training - Information and Registration


Post-Grad Classes Available too!

Yankee also offers a Post-Grad class for puppies and older dogs who have completed this or another puppy kindergarten or who already know the basics of a kindergarten training class. Golden Retrievers have preference, but other breeds are accepted on a space-available basis.

These classes also are taught by Jan Bramhall, with experienced club member trainers assisting. The focus of the classes is the AKC Canine Good Citizen exercises, and the CGC test may be administered at the final class. The training program is geared to individual dog-handler teams, and each enrollee can progress at his/her own rate. Discussion, demonstration, and a simple introduction to agility and competitive obedience equipment is also included at the discretion of the teaching staff.

Post-Grad Training - Information and Registration

Class Information and Location

Please note: pre-registration is mandatory to attend these classes!

General Information