Puppy Socialization Classes

ONLY for puppies 8 to 14 weeks of age


Did You Know?...

  • Puppies should be positively and safely introduced to lots of new people, other puppies and novel stimuli within the first few months of life
  • Proper socialization during this time can decrease the risk of behavioral problems, like fear and aggression
  • Early socialization - and training! - can improve the bond between puppies and owners (Going to puppy class together is FUN!)
  • Puppies learn appropriate play styles and social behavior for adulthood from other puppies
  • Puppies can accomplish these things starting with a well-run puppy socialization class!

Let's Get Your Puppy Socialized!

The Persuaded Pooch is excited to be offering group puppy socialization classes at the Webster Groves Recreation Complex, every Thursday evening at 6pm!



4-Week Puppy Prep Socialization Class | $149


st louis mo puppy socialization

Starts Every Thursday at 6pm  (beginning 4/4/24)

  • Only for puppies 8 weeks to 14 weeks at the start of class
  • Rolling enrollment - Puppy classes are "always on" so your new pup can jump right in (pending available openings)
  • Once enrolled, puppies come to class for four consecutive weeks. No class on 7/4, 10/31 and 11/28.
  • Taught by Karen Pryor Academy certified trainers and Puppy Start Right graduates, Sarah Hoth and Nicole Berthold
  • Registration includes a copy of the Puppy Start Right book by Ken and Debbie Martin (an $18 value)
  • Fun and positive methods to puppy socialization and puppy obedience!
  • Safe exposure to other puppies, new people, sights, sounds and surfaces
  • Prepare your puppy for the veterinary experience via Fear Free methods
  • Puppy obedience training, like getting puppy's attention, polite greetings and more!
  • Addresses problem prevention topics, like mouthing, jumping, barking and potty training
  • Required Vaccinations: Up-to-date DHPP administered at least 1 week prior to the start of puppy class, and updated vaccinations throughout class duration. Owners will need to provide proof of vaccinations prior to the first class.
  • BONUS! Receive a one-time 10% off discount at any Treats Unleashed pet store, curbside, online or via in-home delivery. Treats Unleashed is your Puppy Prep headquarters! They carry (almost) everything you need for puppy class... and SO MUCH MORE!
Register now for class starting EVERY Thursday at 6pm!

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The recreation complex is right off the highway at I-44 at Elm Avenue, and is very easily accessible by St. Louis City, St. Louis County and IL residents via I-270/255, I-55 and I-64/40.

Webster Groves Recreation Complex
E. 33 Glendale, Webster Groves, MO 63119
(314) 963-5600, Directions


What veterinarians are saying about early puppy socialization...




Additional Information:
  • There is a maximum of two (2) attendees per dog
  • A mask is NOT currently required in the Webster Groves Recreation Complex. However, we encourage you to wear one if you wish. We will follow the facility's guidelines, should they change in the future.
  • Classes are limited to six (6) dogs to maintain comfortable distancing and a promote a safe learning environment.
  • In the effort to maintain a comfortable learning environment, we are currently not able to accommodate class audits for interested potential students at this time. Please Contact Us with any questions you might have about our classes.
    • Please do not participate in training if you are sick or have symptoms. If you have knowingly been in contact with an infected person or persons within the last 10 days, please follow CDC guidelines.
    • In accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the City of Webster Groves will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services and activities. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid service or service for effective communication, or modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity of Webster Groves, should contact the office of the Coordinator of Inclusive Services at (314) 290-8507 as soon as possible, but no later than seven days before the scheduled event. We will meet any reasonable request to make accommodations for program participants.


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