We offer Puppy Kindergarten taught by Dr. Michelle Posage, Director of Behavior Services.
Kindergarten for children is about learning how to respect your teacher, learning how to learn, and playing well with others. Puppies in Dr. Posage’s kindergarten class follow the same agenda!
The 6-week course is designed for puppies ages 3-6 months. The class will introduce your puppy to basic obedience commands and provide critical human and canine socialization in a fun, relaxed atmosphere appropriate for families.
Classes are kept small for personal attention.
- Obedience Commands: Sit, down, stay, come, leave it, loose leash, walk
- Problem Solving: Nipping, jumping up, house training, pulling on leash, stealing
- Socialization: People, dogs, noises, handing, and more
- Useful Information: Training skills and methods, early puppy development, communicating with dogs
Dr. Michelle Posage, DVM
Dr. Michelle Posage holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology with concentrations in neurobiology and animal behavior, also from MSU.
As a veterinarian with a practice exclusive to animal behavior, Dr. Posage accepts referrals from other veterinarians and animal professionals to treat serious behavior issues in dogs and cats. Dr. Posage has published her research on animal shelter adoptions in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and is a contributing author for the books, Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff and Mental Health and Well-being in Animals.
Dr. Posage is an adjunct instructor at the University of New Hampshire, Thompson School of Applied Science in Durham, NH and subscribers of the Nashua Telegraph newspaper enjoy her monthly pet column.
Dr. Posage is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).