A drop-off socialization and life skills program for your puppy.

  • Prerequisites: No training experience needed, but puppies must be under 25 weeks old to attend Puppy Day School. Your puppy also needs to be reasonably comfortable being confined for short periods of time in a crate or playpen (we can help you with this too!) and be up to date on their vaccinations, having received their first round of shots at least one week prior to their first day of school, and a clear fecal test. Please feel free to call us at 818-832-9906 if you have questions.

Let us help your puppy learn positive lifelong habits in a fun and safe environment! Designed for dogs between 8 and 24 weeks old, J9’s K9s Puppy Day School is an elite, comprehensive private experience, created to take advantage of their most crucial imprinting and learning period. Your puppy will spend 4 hours with our expert trainers each day, learning, socializing, and playing. This is NOT a doggy daycare, but rather a very structured environment where we’ll implement a custom curriculum created especially for your youngster.

Here’s how it works:

  • J9’s K9s Puppy Day School is currently open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, excluding holidays. You can enroll your puppy in 6, 9, or 15 session Puppy Day School Packages.

  • Your first step is to schedule a Puppy Day School Consultation with you and your puppy in your home. A Certified J9’s K9s Trainer will meet and evaluate your puppy, answer all your pressing questions about raising your new family member and check their vaccination records.

  • If you and your J9’s K9s trainer decide that your little one would be a good fit for Puppy Day School, they’ll help you schedule school days that work best for your schedule and make sure you’re all set up to be consistent at home with the things your pup will be learning in school. When you enroll your puppy in the Puppy Day School Package of your choice, 100% of the cost of your Consultation will be applied to their tuition!

  • You can pick different days each week or the same days. We recommend bringing your puppy to school at least twice a week to get the most out of your Puppy Day School Package. (Please note that due to limited availability, after you pick your school days scheduling changes must be made at least 48 hours in advance.)

What’s next:

  • Drop your puppy off on your scheduled days at our Indoor Training Facility in Canoga Park between 9:00am and 10:00am. Your puppy will be getting plenty of healthy snacks during the day as part of their training, including high-quality kibble, plain yogurt, peanut butter, fruits and veggies etc. (If your pup has food sensitivities or allergies, we’ll ask you to bring appropriate snacks for them.)

  • Enjoy 4 hours of peaceful puppy-free time! You can also check in on what’s happening in the classroom any time by logging into our live Zoom portal.

  • Pick your puppy up from school between 2:00pm and 2:30pm. You’ll get a report card about their daily activities and pictures of the fun they had, plus handouts each week about the new behaviors and concepts they’re learning.

Here are examples of things we’ll be working on with your puppy (depending on the length of your Puppy Day School Package):

  • Foundation obedience skills like sit, down, coming when called, on your spot, etc.

  • Basic manners like polite greetings, etc.

  • Confidence building with dog fitness and agility equipment, and lots of other things they’ll encounter as they grow up in our human world

  • Focus around distractions like other dogs, etc.

  • Positive exposure to basic handling and grooming procedures

  • Naps in their crate with enrichment activities

  • Recess play time with other puppies*

  • And much, much more!

* We do our best to match puppies with appropriate playmates. In some cases an individual pup may benefit more from parallel play and training games than off-leash play with other youngsters.

Payment plans are available – please call us at 818-832-9906 for more information.

At J9’s J9s Puppy Day School we’re dedicated to creating an individualized, effective program for each puppy. However in a few rare cases, it may be determined that your puppy cannot benefit from attending. If this turns out to be the case, you’ll be able to apply your unused credit towards our Private Training Services or receive a prorated refund. We’re looking forward to meeting your puppy!